Tia Pope

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

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When Your Field of Expertise Is Hard to Explain - Or, the Curse of Undefinable Talents

As those of you who have read my previous posts may know, I'm an architect. Well, according to my degree I'm an architect... but if you ask my …

Eat That, Apple: Study Says Google Is Now the World's Most Valuable Brand

Google and Apple have been fighting for the title of the world's most valuable brand for years now, but last year Apple has been dominating the lists …

It's strange, but true — this is a praying mantis wearing 3-D glasses

Among insects, the praying mantis is believed to be the only one that sees in three dimensions, with depth, as humans do. And that gave scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom an idea.<p>If they could fit the insects with miniature 3-D glasses, mini versions of what you might wear to …

Meaningful Activities Protect the Brain From Depression

A new study of adolescents found that those who derive joy from selfless deeds were less likely to be depressed over time.<p>Our entire lives, when you think about it, are built around rewards—the pursuit of money, fun, love, and tacos.<p>How we seek and respond to those rewards is part of what …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

<b>(Ociacia, MaraZe via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Andrew Leonard<p>December 6, 2013 7:45pm (UTC)<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

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The Startling Surge of the Siberian HIV Strain

In public health, epidemiologists could be best regarded as microbial detectives. They are tasked with the unenviable position of having to examine an outbreak to determine not only the cause but also the potential consequences if the culprit is not controlled. At one time, the tools were limited …

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Economic, Political Volatility Cloud Housing Recovery

Housing has been one of the bright spots in the economy this year. This week, a report showed that home prices in the top 20 cities continued their robust upward march in August. There are also far fewer foreclosure sales and other signs of distress in the market.<p>But the Federal Reserve expressed …

One in 10 girls has a child before the age of 15 in these six countries

Child pregnancy is serious global problem, and in some developing countries it’s only getting worse, according to a new report released by the United Nations on Wednesday (Oct. 30).<p>The UN’s annual State of the World Population for 2013, titled Motherhood in Childhood (pdf), highlights a number of …

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'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

5 Exciting Tech Companies You've Probably Never Heard Of

One of the most interesting aspects of digital technology is its ability to disrupt. These days, scale is no match for innovation and speed.<p>Still, the new technologies that we usually hear about are from tech giants like Apple and Amazon, Facebook and Google, Microsoft, IBM and the like. On any …

Hashtag creator leaves Google to join a 6-person startup

Google developer advocate Chris Messina is leaving the search giant to join a tiny startup.<p>During his 1300 days at Google, Messina spearheaded a number of community-focused initiatives, including the Google Developers site. He also developed the “hashtag,” which flourished on Twitter and Facebook. …

Harvard Innovation Lab’s youngest team launches recommendation engine Side

Many spend their freshman year of college sleeping through Psych 101 and drinking cheap beer at parties. Nithin Tumma, James Ruben, and Neel Patel, however, dedicated their first year to building a startup.<p>Side also connects with Facebook in order to pose questions about your friends, like “which …

57 startup lessons

There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I …

Chip makers are now targeting silicon for wearable devices

As wearable computing takes off, chip makers are starting to target their silicon designs so they can be used in the smallest devices.<p>Imagination Technologies announced today that it has teamed up with Ineda Systems to create chips for wearable computing gadgets, from smart watches to health and …

Drivewise.ly raises $1.3M to score your driving with smartphones

Drivewisel.y can tell you how good of a driver you are.<p>The startup has raised $1.3 million for its mobile app that collects data on your driving habits. Every time you take a trip, Drivewise.ly uses smartphone sensors to learn gather information about speed, distance, acceleration, and so on. The …

Google Has Created A Programming Language That Thumbs Its Nose At Oracle

Ellison thinks Android copies a programming language owned by Oracle called Java.<p>Google is working on the ultimate come-back: It has created a programming language called Golang, or Go, that some people say can replace Java altogether.<p>Java was developed 20 years ago at Sun Microsystems and has …

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iTunes Radio launch in Canada imminent as Apple seeks programmers

Apple’s popular, free music streaming service iTunes Radio looks set for an imminent launch in Canada. Since launching last month in tandem with iOS 7, iTunes Radio has been exclusive to the United States. However, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue has noted that he would like the service to …

Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?

For decades the golden rule in robotics has been that the more lifelike a creation, the more likely it crosses the line from cute to creepy. But questions are being raised as to whether this is really true.<p>Mick Walters opens a door in his lab and points his computer’s camera towards the small, …

Latest Raspbmc update brings speed boost, bug fixes and more (video)

Two months have passed since we last saw an update to the Raspberry Pi port of XBMC, but the tail end of September finally delivered some fresh code. Chief among the changes is a speed boost that makes browsing media libraries on Raspbmc much smoother and snappier. With the new software onboard, …

This is the Fitbit Force, a smarter fitness tracking watch

Fitbit is set to release a new fitness tracking band called the Force. The new device will be positioned above the company's current fitness band, the Flex, and will feature a built-in altimeter that measures your present altitude. It'll use this information to give you more detailed statistics on …

Tivli Rebrands As Philo. Is It Harvard’s Next Facebook?

At Harvard’s iLab incubator, a small team of Harvard graduates are preparing to disrupt live TV by working with traditional industry players.<p>The tale sounds like it’s straight out of <i>The Social Network</i>. It was 2011 and two kids from Harvard, Nicholas Krasney and Tuan Ho, were finally ready to unveil …

Cube 3D printer goes on sale at Currys & PC World

Currys and PC World have announced that the Cube 3D printer is now available to buy online for £1,195.<p>The Cube works by enabling the user to design a three-dimensional product, and then send that design's instruction to the printer, either via Wi-Fi from their computer or by plugging in a USB stick.<p>…

31 Delicious Things To Cook In October

Roasted vegetables, welcome back to the regular dinner rotation.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>This will vary depending on time of the month and where you live:<p>Apples<p>Beets<p>Blackberries<p>Broccoli<p>Brussels sprouts<p>Cabbage<p>Cauliflower<p>Chicory<p>Cranberries<p>Dates<p>Figs<p>Grapes<p>Leeks<p>Lettuce<p>Okra<p>Oranges<p>Parsnips<p>Pears (late …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

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New programming language could code DNA to deliver drugs and detect diseases

The University of Washington envisions a future where our bodies will be tuned to heal us just as easily as software is built to entertain us — and it's come up with a method that could eventually turn this idea into a reality. University researchers have developed a programming language that …