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The 33 Best Burgers in the Country

It's been about a year since our first 33 Best Burgers in the country piece came out. And in that year, many things have happened: Our photography has gotten bigger and SO MUCH better, our reach has expanded into more cities, and I've eaten a little more than infinity more burgers. I've also come …

“This is not a disaster. It is Hell”

THE field is filled with bodies. One has on jeans, but no shoes. A second is in a polo shirt and grey socks, one of which is charred. A third wears …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

Google Prepares To Launch Android TV (Report)

Google has plans for another smart TV product, according to a report in The Verge.<p>Apparently this set top box will be less ambitious and easier to use than one of the company’s previous initiatives, Google TV. In the words of Google documents that The Verge said it has obtained, “Android TV is an …

New cholesterol guidelines could change how statins are prescribed

New guidelines on who should take powerful cholesterol- lowering drugs will stress treating the sickest and those at the highest risk of a heart attack or stroke, as opposed to the current, more general emphasis on lowering cholesterol numbers. The changes may mean some people can skip taking the …

Top 10 Apps and Services That Are More Than Meets the Eye

Some apps do one thing, and they do it well. Others have a host of clever, hidden uses that you might have never thought of on your own. Here are our …

16 Best Free Mac Apps

1. Adium<p>2. Kindle for Mac<p>3. Caffeine<p>4. CheatSheet<p>5. CloudApp<p>6. Dropbox<p>7. Found<p>8. OnyX<p>9. SelfControl<p>10. Skitch<p>11. Sublime Text<p>12. SuperDuper<p>13. The …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

What Do Your Dreams Mean? Here’s How You Can Decode Them

Scientists may still debate the meaning and purpose of dreams, but we ordinary dreamers seem to have an insatiable desire to parse the who, what and …

12 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Story

<i>Which Oscar-winning star wanted to play Ralphie's dad? Which actor went on to a seedy career in the adult film industry? Can you really get your</i> …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

12 Small Clues You Can't Ignore When Interviewing

Yesterday at a department store, I heard an employee telling a co-worker about an upcoming job interview. “They want me to shave my beard, but I don’t want to.”<p>“Hmm,” I thought. “Maybe he should cancel the interview altogether.”<p>Sure, refusing to shave a beard seems like a trivial – or even childish …

Have a Chromecast? And HBO GO? Well, Do a Happy Dance

Google's Chromecast dongle just got another streaming service. Hold on to your dragons: HBO GO support is available starting today.<p>The …

Exactly What is the New Sweetener Erythritol?

If you look at the ingredients of VitaminWater 10 (owned by Coca Cola), you might be pleased to see that it contains the natural sweetener stevia. …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Why One Woman Studies Physics

In this short animated video, Xiangjun Shi (who goes by "Shixie") explains why she studies Physics. Of course, it helps that she also studied …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Index Fund vs. ETFs: Get The Facts

You probably already hear a lot about investing using an index fund vs. ETFs. Both are cheap, and both can be used to own whole markets.<p>Beyond that, things can get fuzzy. There are some very detailed breakdowns of the differences, largely on tax matters. And you can catch up on the specific …

How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, …

Information Systems

10 Ways To Make Evernote Rock Harder

I used to keep notes and information in various places around the Web and on my devices: Google Drive, the Notes app on my iPhone, to-do list apps, notes scribbled on Post-It’s and notepads, notes and sketches digitally scrawled into iPad apps like Paper and Penultimate. You get the picture. My …

This Database of Android ROMs Helps You Choose the Best One For You

If you're interested in giving your phone a new operating system, or you want to breathe new life into an old device, installing a new ROM is a great …

Apps

Bento Showcases the Best Resources for Learning to Code

Want to learn web development and programming? Bento will start you off on the right foot by showing which courses or tutorials to take and then the …

The New Way to Order Coffee

Just like the Aussies<p>The next time you walk into your local<p>nerd hangoutcoffee shop, order yourself a flat white. What you'll get is a caramel-colored drink with a pretty white design on top. (We're partial to hearts.) "OK, that just looks like a fancy cappuccino," you'll say to yourself. Now take a …

Coffee

A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

Everything We Know About Nutrition May Be Wrong

For 40 years, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion has been ask­ing people what they eat in an at­tempt to un­der­stand the …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

But Google is facing a series of challenges that could upset that dominance. The challenge comes with a new type of search, called "latent," "abstract," or "conversational" search.<p>Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type …

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