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New research suggests smartphones might actually be making you dumber

Though our phones are getting smarter, new research suggests they're actually making us dumber.<p>A team of researchers at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin set out to test the "brain drain" hypothesis: the theory that simply having your smartphone near you could …

The Brain

There’s an easy way to make your iPhone photos look so much better

Apple made a big deal out of the new cameras on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and for good reason. They’re some of the best cameras ever put on a phone, …

Tesla's Former Chief Engineer Has a New Luxury Electric Car

One of the key engineering minds behind Tesla’s groundbreaking electric Model S sedan has a daring new luxury electric car he and his team will …

Tesla

Obama’s Farewell Tour Begins in Greece: Pictures

GDP

Prediction: The Internet Will Get Shut Down Many More Times in 2017

<i>The staff of Fortune is assembling its predictions for 2017 in our annual feature, the Fortune Crystal Ball, now on newsstands in the December 1</i> …

Internet of Things

Secret settings that make any Android phone feel twice as fast

The annual Mobile World Congress trade show is less than a week away, which means we’re about to be introduced to some of the most exciting new …

LG G5 leaked out in the wild ahead of official announcement

Not that it should be surprising anymore, but another flagship has found its way in front of a camera before it can be officially announced by the …

Google backs Apple on encryption debate as things heat up

Finally, something that Google and Apple can agree on: your right to privacy via encryption should not be infringed upon by your government. Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook published an open letter regarding a recent court order that demands Apple assist the FBI with breaking the encryption on one of …

Privacy

Google and Apple, once enemies, unite thanks to the FBI

The fault lines dividing Silicon Valley's two most powerful technology companies shifted this week, however briefly, as Google was compelled to stand …

Privacy

13 of Hollywood's Most Iconic Blondes

Hollywood locks that stand the test of time. Who is the fairest of them all? You decide.<p><b>Marilyn Monroe</b><p>Marilyn Monroe's spun-sugar platinum tresses were like Marilyn herself -- somewhere between easy and elegant. But did you know the aspiring model and actress actually dyed her naturally brown locks …

Hairstyling

Airbus is building 900 satellites to beam internet from space

Airbus is set to design and build 900 satellites for satellite company OneWeb, which will aim to give internet access to billions of people worldwide, Reuters reports.<p>The $2 billion project is partially bankrolled by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and chipmaker Qualcomm.<p>The plan is to launch 700 of …

Johnny Depp pays tribute to 'noble and wise' Christopher Lee

‘A consummate gentleman and an inspiration in life and art’ … After sharing the big screen with him five times, Depp joins list of stars praising the late actor<p>Christopher Lee was “hynoptic”, “commanding”, “noble”, “gallant” and “wise”, according to his former co-star Johnny Depp.<p>The actor, who …

Christopher Lee

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

Why You Should Cook An Egg Into Your Oatmeal

When it comes to breakfast, eggs and oatmeal tend to be two different menu items -- the foods are rarely seen together on the same plate. But combining them can increase the happiness of your tastebuds <i>and</i> better your health. It's time we see them as one.<p>The additional protein from the egg will keep …

How a 10-Minute Spot on QVC Turned This Woman Into a $100 Million Cosmetics Mogul

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talk about a make-or-break moment. Upon learning that QVC had finally offered her a 10-minute spot on its airwaves following a tenuous, two-year courtship, the cosmetics entrepreneur Jamie Kern Lima instantly dissolved into an ecstatic …

Makeup

Fitness tracker sales will triple by 2018, then smartwatches take over (report)

Three Billion People Are On The Internet Now

But 90 percent of the 4.3 billion who aren't live in the developing world.<p>By the end of the year, nearly 3 billion people in the world will have Internet access, according to the latest annual Measuring the Information Society (MIS) Report from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). …

Dropbox’s Mobile Apps Are Now Integrated With Microsoft Office

Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership that would see Dropbox offer better support for Microsoft’s Office Suite, including the ability to edit Office docs from the Dropbox mobile app among other things. Today, those integrations have gone live for users of both the …

8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

<i>kokorowashinjin / Flickr</i><p>Traveling alone may seem daunting, but its appeal is undeniable. Suddenly your schedule is just that -- yours. Feel free to take as long as you want in the markets. Splurge (or don't) on shopping excursions or fancy restaurants. Breeze through museums, or spend hours …

Travel

iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4 Review: 2014's Biggest Phone Fight

Welcome to the biggest heavyweight clash in mobile phone history. For the first time Apple is moving in on the phablet sector Samsung has dominated (and arguably created) for the last four years. Two mega-corporates, two opposing ideologies and two massive handsets competing for our affections, …

The Most Dangerous Islands In The World

Sweet summer has passed, and now, fall is leaving us as well. The temperature drops, and the snowy storms are getting ready to freeze our toes and our hearts as we long for the summer heat.<p>Thankfully, holiday season is just the time to get out and explore, go to a relaxing and rejuvenating island …

Travel

‘I Got This Horrified Phone Call’ And Other Things Christopher Nolan Has Revealed About One Of Heath Ledger’s Final Roles

It might be safe to say that with this current age of multi-character, CGI laden superhero films, we may never get another performance in a DC or Marvel film that was as kinetic and exciting as Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker in <i>The Dark Knight</i>. As his captain in that film, Christopher Nolan …

Travel Nirvana: 22 Tips to Bring the Joy Back to Air Travel

<i>Can you really get to heaven in economy class? Photo: LatinFlyer.com</i><p>Yeah, I know. Air travel isn't fun. And nearly every traveler loves to complain about it. I already did so with my earlier post, "The 7 Most Annoying Things that Airlines & Airports Do in Latin America," for which I got a lot of …

Mexico City

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

Apps

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Receives Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4.4 is not a very big update, but it bring a number of security fixes and enhancements for the operating system. The update has made its …

Android News

The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won’t Let It

The telecom industry is putting many cities in a double bind: They won’t improve Internet service and are doing their very best to block a city’s right to do it themselves.<p>With Hollywood credits to its name such as <i>Black Swan</i> and <i>Captain America</i>, the film visual effects firm Exodus FX is an unlikely …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From August 2014

From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in August.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Photo Sphere Camera (Google)<p>Google introduced a dedicated Photo Sphere Camera …

How to Save 6 Hours a Week on Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You know the feeling. You’re sitting there, staring at your hands, at the keyboard, at the screen, at the ceiling. You’re supposed to post something on Twitter, but you have no idea what to post.<p>I’ve been there before. I think we’ve all been there. …