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How to make any Android phone feel as fast as an iPhone

In its early days, Android was a slow and buggy mobile platform. Even the most powerful smartphones that were released each year would experience …

Android Phones

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

Mobile Photography

Forget Blade Runner or Justice League — these were the best films of 2017

In 2017, Hollywood soldiered on in the determined belief that big budget blockbusters can drag audiences away from the prestige television …

Blade Runner

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Why apples and oranges should go in the fridge, plus all the other foods you're storing wrong

New guidance has been issued this month advising consumers that apples, oranges and other fruit should be kept in the fridge to prolong shelf life.<p>The advice from waste charity WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Food and Rural Affairs has been issued in a bid to cut household …

Food

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

In Case You Were Wondering: A Sex Therapist Shares the 7 Most Asked Questions

Sex is hardly as taboo as it once was, but for many couples, talking about their wants and needs can still be awkward or uncomfortable. "If you can't …

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids

You've likely heard that eating protein can fill you up faster than eating simple carbs like bread and pasta. Now, researchers at the University of …

Nutrition

Why You Shouldn't Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Don’t …

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

University of California

Exercising in your forties could stop brain shrinking

A new study has suggested that exercising in your 40s could stop the brain shrinking, adding years to life expectancy<p>Exercising when aged between 40 and 50 could help prevent the brain shrinking, potentially adding years to life expectancy, a new study has revealed.<p>The research suggests that people …

The Brain

Cruise ships aren't a spectacle to celebrate, they are polluters

Estimates from publicly available data republished in <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> show the amount of pollutants coming from the five cruise ships dancing …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

Coffee helps you live longer, say twitchy, sweaty scientists

Not only does coffee produce euphoric effects in large doses, help keep you regular, and provide endless hilarious jokes about people leaving you …

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact’s 23-megapixel camera is Sony’s best yet.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/1e50c60c460b39f0cb7047c90f3046c5f6f5afd4/0_0_2099_1260/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>Thin, light and fast: Samsung’s Galaxy …

Phones

15 best Android emulators for PC and Mac of 2018

There are a lot of valid reasons why someone would want to run Android emulators on their PC. App developers may be trying to test their application before shipping it out. Gamers may want to use a mouse and keyboard on their games. Maybe you just want it there to have it. In any case, Android …

Gameplay

What coffee does to your body

It's best to have your brew between 10am and midday or between 2pm and 5pm in sync with the body's rhythms. Having it before 9am can wreak havoc on …

Wellness

Did Tony Abbott stop the boats? New analysis casts doubt on claims

Under a controversial policy instigated by Labor, asylum seekers who arrive by boat are held and processed offshore at Manus Island and Nauru, and …

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The Android paradox: lots of smartphones, little money

Smartphones are big business, but it doesn’t necessarily mean OEMs are making money off this massive platform. In fact, most companies are actually coming up short, with the exception of one major player. It was recently asserted that Apple is consuming around 93 percent of the smartphone …

The casual consumer's misunderstanding of Android

Google designed Android to be a simple experience, but if you were new to the platform, you probably wouldn’t know that. When most manufacturers produce a new Android-based smartphone, it’s typically Google’s software buried under a layer of homegrown gunk. This includes pre-loaded applications and …

Best unlocked Android phones of 2018 you can get right now

Now that an increasing amount of smartphone manufacturers are selling their phones at cheaper price points, it’s <i>much</i> easier for consumers to afford an off-contract device rather than purchasing one with a two-year contract. At least in the United States, the way that the best unlocked Android …

How to Install Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Your garage stores thousands of dollars in vehicles, tools, and who knows what else. Give it some love by installing a protective epoxy floor coating …

Frugal Opal Card users 'beat the system' for cheaper fares

Here are the main rules to score yourself the coveted Weekly Travel Reward (hat tip to Reddit for the summary):<p>• <b>Trip</b> - A trip is travel between a tap …

Tronsmart Draco AW80 review

At A Glance<p>Bottom Line<p>The Tronsmart Draco AW80 turns your TV into a powerful octa-core Android smart TV. Access YouTube, Netflix, the Google Play store, and so much more.<p>8.5<p>Android is making big in-roads into our lounges and Google is leading the way. Media streaming devices like the Chromecast are …