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Meteor season ahead!

Mount Rainier, the Milky Way and a Perseid meteor! Plus a look forward to April’s Lyrid meteor shower.<p>There’s always a lull in major meteor showers …

India to surpass China in economic growth

India could outpace China as the world's fastest growing economy as soon as this year, according to International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde.<p>Lagarde, who was visiting India last week, said the country's economy is expected to grow 7.5% in the upcoming 2015-2016 fiscal year, which …

Economics

What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is familiar to most as the http:// at the beginning of a web address. It governs the connections between a …

Web Development

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly20 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

6 things you didn't know about America's most generous donors

Say all want you about the super rich, but some of them donate <i>a lot</i> of money.<p>The 50 most generous donors in the U.S. gave away $9.8 billion in 2014, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. That figure was up 28% from the year before, driven largely by a rise in the number of tech entrepreneurs …

Conscience

Bitcoin: will 2015 be a make-or-break year?

It is barely understood by the general public, its value is in freefall and it has a serious image problem. Daniel Roberts asks can the currency survive 2015?<p>Last year was an annus horribilis for bitcoin. Its price, once up above $1,200, sunk below $250. The second-largest bitcoin exchange had to …

Bitcoin

The 88 movies we're most excited about in 2015

Think 2014 was a good year for film? Think again. This year is shaping up to be one of the classics. Here’s what’s on our radar. (Why 88? Here’s why)<p>• What to watch this spring in the UK • Nine key Aussie releases • Week in geek on the year ahead in superhero movies • Are previews redundant?<p>Here, …

Mad Max

5 Photo Apps Every iPhone Photographer Will Want to Try

With the arrival of new iPhone models and the improvements (however marginal) to the built-in camera, there is always a renewed interest in …

Internship alert: SXSW is hiring 50 interns

Most people are pretty jealous I go to school in sunny California, but right now I’m wishing I was a Texas student — for now until March 2015, at least.<p>That’s because SXSW is holding its annual music, film and interactive media conference (the eponymous South by Southwest Music Conference and …

10 crazy questions tech companies ask job candidates

What would you say if — right this second — you had to “describe Google as a person.”<p>What about if you had to answer this — on the spot — in a job …

Employment

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

These high-tech gym clothes look inside your muscles to analyze your workout

Expensive technology long confined to the doctor's office is making its way into affordable fitness gear<p>When Dhananja Jayalath and Christopher Wiebe were students at the University of Waterloo, working towards degrees in electrical engineering, they were also gym buddies who liked to pump iron …

MacTrast Deals: The Icon Bluetooth Speaker

Thursday’s MacTrast Deal is especially for those music lovers out there – You know who you are.<p>SOUND YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT<p>Now you can wirelessly …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Employment

How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the …

9 Easy Tips For Finding Exactly What You Want On Google

Although everyone knows how to search for something, there are a few quick tips that can help you get the exact results you're looking for, faster.<p>Google offers a "Power Searching" class and we took it so you don't have to.<p>In the class, Dr. Dan Russell, a research scientist at Google guides you …

AdWords

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

Apps

Will the smart, connected automobile be the next big thing in mobile?

As I write this, Apple is currently showing off Carplay integration at the New York International Auto Show using partners Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai. All three companies will be releasing cars equipped with CarPlay latter this year, bringing us the next generation of ‘smart’ connected …

Car Tech

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

7 Ways To Totally Blow A Tech Company Turnaround

BlackBerry has been in the middle of a turnaround for the past two years and just ousted a bunch of executives earlier this week. They aren't the only ones that have failed to find ways to turn around a floundering tech giant.<p>Remember BlackBerry?<p>Beginning in January 2012 when CEO Thorsten Heins …