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Google wants to get rid of password logins for Android apps by 2017

At a developer’s conference Friday during Google I/O, Daniel Kaufman announced that it was Google’s intent to make password identifications outmoded by the end of the year, at least on Android devices. The system would rely on a new set of technologies being developed by Google’s Advanced …

APIs

Korea will pay to move your startup to Seoul — and why you should let them

<i>This sponsored post is produced by K-Startup Grand Challenge.</i><p>At the start of 2015, I did something that would have seemed insane ten years earlier: I launched a startup in Seoul, Korea, as a Brit.<p>When I arrived in Korea in 2004, the nation was developing very rapidly, but it wasn’t seen as the …

North Korea

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important Technology In The World Right Now

In 1882, Thomas Edison built the Pearl Street Station, the world’s first steam powered electrical distribution plant. In the years that followed, intense competition broke out between he and George Westinghouse, which became known as the War of the Currents, and the technology improved markedly in …

Clean Energy

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

Nutrition

California has too much solar power. It needs another grid to share with.

The US has no national electricity grid. Instead, it has a patchwork of grids, operated as closed-off regional and local fiefdoms with little trade among them.<p>One of the most important steps America can take to integrate more wind and solar power is to connect and expand those grids.<p>California is …

10 best RSS reader apps for Android

It’s true that RSS isn’t as popular as it once was. Even so, it’s a great way to stay up to date on the latest news and pull together a ton of news stories from various websites and sources. There are still plenty of people who use it and it’s one of the best power user tools available for those …

Why Baby Boomers Are Not Retiring

You have your eye on that corner office, because, sure, the Baby Boomer occupant will soon retire, won’t he?<p>Don’t hold your breath on that. …

Tablets Are Dead

In 2010, tablets were supposed to be the new hot thing. Apple released the first iPad, Samsung was working on the Galaxy Tab and countless others were about to flood the market with Android tablets. Six years later, there weren’t any tablets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Companies and …

4 Signs a Property Is Worth Buying and Renting Out

Do you have fantasies of becoming a landlord? That is, do you dream that one day, you'll purchase a promising piece of property, move in some reliable tenants, then kick back and collect rent well into retirement?<p>If you've got the cash and ambition to follow through, there are plenty of condos, …

Real Estate

5 things you should never buy at the grocery store

Not going to lie: After a long day of work, I’ve definitely gone the hummus-for-dinner route. What can I say? Those supermarket stacks of brightly-colored hummus tubs sometimes get the better of me.<p>But not anymore. Not since I realized how much cheaper it is to make hummus myself.<p>The same goes for …

Recipes

Protein diets, intensive workouts or grapes? The weight loss methods scientists say really work

The figures are staggering. Not only is Britain the 'fat man' of Europe but it’s predicted half of men and a staggering 60 per cent of women will be obese by 2050.<p>Yet, each day delivers a new nugget of weight loss advice – whether it is eating grapes (the flavonoids in them can stave off middle …

Holistic Medicine

The Best Gluten-Free Comfort Food Recipes Ever

Even better than the original.<p>Some days demand comfort food. On those days when the cravings should strike, we think it's important to be sure that everyone should be able to partake, even those who are gluten intolerant. Given that so many comfort food recipes are carb heavy, that can be a …

New Computers to Watch for in 2016

If you’re hoping for a groundbreaking personal computing product in the year ahead, you may be disappointed. But that doesn’t mean you won’t see some …

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

Workplace Wellness

The Nutella Popcorn Snack You've Been Waiting For

<i>Nutella popcorn is coated with chocolate and Nutella candy coating, then dried in the oven for a nice, crunchy popcorn that will keep you coming back for more! There's nothing like a big bowl of popcorn while watching movies or the big game.</i><p>So I've been on a total Nutella kick the last couple of …

Signs You're Withdrawing Too Much Money From Your Retirement Accounts

Nobody wants to run out of money in retirement, so many people go out of their way to ensure that doesn’t happen. Others, however, exhibit certain types of behaviors, which over time have proven detrimental to their long-term retirement plans.<p>Regularly tapping into savings can happen for a number …

Retirement

5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world, since its official release was only six months ago. If your computer is one of those gadgets, you've probably found Windows 10 has its share of sheer winning features and, unfortunately, …

Build Developer Conference

New Development Could Help Solve Fusion Reactors' Most Mysterious Problem

This tidy little video from MIT explains the tech's biggest challenge, and the latest step toward solving it.<p>The reason we don't have more nuclear fission power may be in large part thanks to politics and economics, but the reason we don't have fusion yet is that it's hard. Very hard. But …

Physics

Are Cosmologists Fooling Themselves About The Big Bang, Dark Matter And More?

Richard Feynman once said of the scientific process, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.” The idea that scientists might be fooling themselves (whether out of ignorance or in order to preserve their jobs) is a common accusation made by …

Dark Matter

Caffeinated flour will revolutionize the way you wake up in the morning

According to Eater, by cooking par-baked green coffee beans for a short period of time at a low temperature, Professor Daniel Perlman was able to create a flour filled with chlorogenic acid (CGA), an antioxidant that slows down the release of glucose in the body. The benefits of consuming green …

Coffee

5 countries dump more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world combined

The planet’s seas are choking on our junk: Soda bottles, plastic bags and tons of cigarette butts. Distant spots in the ocean — called garbage gyres — have become vortexes where humanity’s trash bobs atop the water for miles on end.<p>Worse yet, the filth floating on the surface accounts for only 5 …

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropocene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

Earth Science

This Startup Wants to Kill Off the Center of the Supermarket

A new brand is poised to enter the organic and natural food world, but this one won’t grace the shelves of the likes of Whole Foods (WFM)—the mecca …

Don't Fall for Vitamin D

Taking a high dose of vitamin D makes older people more likely to fall, says a study published today by the American Medical Association. As I wrote here three months ago, taking vitamin D can do amazing things for people who need it, while it's a growing problem for those who overuse it.<p>This …

Italy confirms higher cancer, death rates from mob dumping

ROME (AP) — An Italian parliament-mandated health survey has confirmed higher-than-normal incidents of death and cancer among residents in and around Naples, thanks to decades of toxic waste dumping by the local Camorra mob.<p>The report by the National Institute of Health said it was "critical" to …

Chuwi Hi12 is a promising budget Surface-like tablet running Windows 10 and Android

Chuwi might not be a name that you're particularly familiar with (or have even heard of at all), but the Chinese company has some interesting …

What's Next for Bitcoin in 2016

Some of the characters attracted to the digital currency bitcoin continue to be the biggest rivals to its success.<p>Earlier this month, the SEC charged …

Food for Thought: Tasting Color -- Losing Weight

Our eyes are indeed bigger than our stomachs. That is, vision can trump taste when it comes to food. In fact the entire conception of the senses is being turned upside down. Recent research on flavor perception may provide a novel and more palatable way of cutting calories, consuming less alcohol …