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A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

How to turn the Honda Cub into an electric motorcycle

With a population of 1.4 billion, China should be a goldmine for bike builders. But it’s not: motorcycles are banned in many of the biggest cities. In Shanghai you can still get a license plate for a bike, <i>if</i> you have 450,000 Renminbi (Yuan) to hand. Which is about US$67,500.<p>On the other hand, you …

Electric Vehicles

The Ozone Hole Was Super Scary, So What Happened To It?

It was the void that changed public perception of the environment forever—a growing spot so scary, it mobilized a generation of scientists and …

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone, eReader with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those …

Turn your tablet into an external monitor for more on-the-go workspace

One problem that we photographers (and other creative pros) run into a lot is the need for additional screen real estate. For those on the go and …

Apps

How The First Bite Of Food Sets The Body's Clock

Researchers are starting to learn why, when we cross time zones or pull an all-nighter, our bodies get out of sync. <i>This story first aired March 10 on</i> Morning Edition.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Oh, sorry, just nodded off for a moment there. You know (laughter) boy, you should see the director's …

Sleep

This Diet Could Cut Your Risk Of Alzheimer's By Up To 50 Percent

What if there was a preventative measure that could slash your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to half?<p>Some nutritionists may have found it, in the form of a Mediterranean-based diet that's high in nutrients and low in sugar and unhealthy fats.<p>The brain-healthy (and fittingly named) …

The Future for the Naturally Aspirated Engine Is Grim – Feature

Over the past 45 years or so, BMW was responsible for some of the very best naturally aspirated engines the world has ever seen. Thumb through its back catalog of powertrains and you’ll find a sublime gathering of sweet-spinning, exquisitely balanced, wonderfully soulful expressions of engineering …

Engines

Find the IMEI number for a lost or stolen Android device

​Losing your phone is awful, but if you're working with your carrier and law enforcement to recover it, they may need your IMEI number.<p>Once you realize your device is gone, you'll probably think about what sort of personal information is accessible via the device, what photos you had saved on it, …

Android News

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

Remote Controls

How To Protect Your Android Phone If It's Ever Lost Or Stolen

Losing your phone or having someone steal it is a nightmare. Fortunately, Google has baked some tools into your Android that could help you find it. Or, at the very least, it'll help you wipe all your data and content so that whoever took it can't wreak further havoc.<p>Here's how to set it up:<p>First, …

Android News

Where to store all your iPhone photos when you run out of space

Photos & Videos routinely show up in the top two to three apps when it comes to how much storage space is being used on my iPhone. If you happen to …

Mobile Photography

Photos of Retired Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Atlantic Ocean

Ever wonder what happens to subway cars after they’re decommissioned? For cars owned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, they’re dropped into the …

Atlantic Ocean

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With $6M in funding, Emotient enables Google Glass to “see” emotions

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>San Diego startup Emotient added $6 million in Series B funding and announced the private beta of a new Google Glass app that …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …

B4494, Chieveley, UK

14 Oct<p>Great Roads<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>If Britain were like France, the B4494 would be flagged as an itinéraire bis, an alternative route, as it parallels a …

How to drive Castle Combe

22 Aug<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>Track days provide any driving enthusiast with an affordable way of getting onto a circuit. However, taking to the track for …

The Beauty Of Cinemagraph GIFs

Developed in 2011 by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, cinemagraphs are GIF images that combine still photography and video to produce a stunning effect. …

GIF Animations

Cars in Cuba

Houston-based editorial photographer Daniel Kramer had the opportunity to visit Cuba multiple times and created an extensive body of work including …

Guardian Camera Club: Matt Hill's portfolio

A review of Matt Hill's portfolio. '43' is otherworldly, the coloration and simple form impart an odd sense of place, this landscape is both ordinary and yet alien. 'Dreamscape', with the topology marked by mist, is low key perfect; 'Snowdonia National Park' seems more literal, but still has that …

Beautiful Concept Photos by NYC Fine Art Photographer Ben Zank

Benjamin Zank is a young fine art photographer based in New York City. He caught the photography bug a few years ago, at the age of 18, after picking …

Black White

Black and White Landscapes: Weekly Photography Challenge

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been running ‘Landscapes’ challenges to celebrate the launch of our new Landscape Photography eBook – this week …

A Serengeti Safari From The Safety Of Your Desk

We don't often write about multimedia presentations — but if you haven't already seen it, you really should check out <i>National Geographic</i>'s immersive project about the Serengeti lions.<p>Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson spent more than two years gathering footage …

Midtown: A Stunning New York City Timelapse Photography Project

Many of us complain that we don’t have enough time to do the things that we want. With a heavy workload of taking photos for clients, communicating …

My family heirloom project

Photographer Joakim Blockstrom collects other people's treasures. He invites people to write about a treasured inherited object and then takes a picture of it. The record is added to a growing online archive<p>Two years ago, Joakim Blockstrom began to think about heirlooms. "Not about my own …

Family Portrait Ideas

Every family needs a portrait, and not everyone wants the same traditional group photo. These days, people are after a more human touch. And many …

Then-and-Now Photos of New York City

NYC Grid is a website run by Paul Sahner that explores and documents New York neighborhoods, “street by street and block by block.” One of the …