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A Personal Wind Turbine To Pack Up And Take Anywhere

Available in a range of sizes, the Trinity wind turbine can charge your phone while camping or provide electricity for your entire home.<p>When we think about energy efficiency on the go, solar-powered gadgets are typically the first to jump to mind. Solar-powered lamps, digital cameras and phone …

Low-Cost Luxe: 9 Pea Gravel Patio Ideas to Steal

At a cost of about $5 a square foot, a pea gravel patio is easy on the budget (especially if you open the 50-pound bags and rake the gravel …

UC San Diego Turning Back the Clock on Parkinson’s

Like many young people, David Higgins was initially in denial about the possibility of having a serious, lifelong disease.

UC San Diego

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Fortune.com

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A Fast Track to Treatment for Stroke Patients

Video-conferencing, mobile robots and virtual neurologists help limit damage<p>After a stroke, timing is everything in the race to save the brain, yet many patients aren't diagnosed and treated quickly enough to prevent permanent disability or death.<p>Now many hospitals are adopting new strategies to …

Video Conferencing

19 Portable Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

All muffins, all the time. That's our new rallying cry, especially now that we’ve discovered muffins can be healthy. But did you know that your …

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Wi-Fi

The Best Jobs of 2015, Ranked by Salary and How Likely You Are to Get the Gig

Better brush up on your math.<p>We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a <i>little</i> more…realistic.<p>Here to steer you gently away from the …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

17 Thanksgiving Soups We Love

Gallery17 Thanksgiving Soups We Love<p>The aroma of my grandmother's Thanksgiving feast wasn't turkey, it was soup. Her salty, rich beef broth would permeate the house. Year in and year out, the soup remained the same: <i>acini di pepe in brodo</i>, or tiny, chewy Israeli couscous-like pasta in thick, …

11 Nonalcoholic Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

If the past is any indication, I am going to drink way too much this Thanksgiving. During a long day of cooking, eating, and hanging out with relatives, it's easy to lose track of what glass of wine you're on. Every year I tell myself I'll be more responsible, but this year I'm going to made it …

Silicon Valley's hottest startup is scaring insurance brokers and fighting regulators

Two decades ago, the only way to book a flight was to call a travel agent, a middleman whose job was to connect you with vendors. That job is now …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Wireless chip cures your staph infection then dissolves away

As bacteria get more resistant to antibiotics, researchers need to get more creative to clear them out. Researchers from the Tufts University and UIUC have definitely done that with a chip implant that can kill a localized staph infection with heat, then dissolve away. It consists of a silk …

Typegenius Online App Shows Designers the Best Font Match

Most designers pride themselves on their ability to choose the font combinations they use in their projects, thank you — except for when they need a little help in deciding which fonts look best together.<p>Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to get some extra visual input. Typegenius is a Website …

What Happens When A Professional Photographer Is Given A ‘Cheap Camera’

<b>Photography show</b> DigitalRev ropes in AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle for its latest video in the series ‘Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge’.<p><b>The</b> …

Photography

Food Photography Tip: Don’t Ignore the Background

When I photograph food, I’m very particular about everything in the frame. The tabletop, textiles, colors, and dishes all play a role to bring a the …

Fire TV Stick Is Amazon's $39 Chromecast Competitor

Big losses and a ton of unsold smartphones aren't slowing down Amazon. The company just launched a $39 Amazon Fire TV Stick streaming media …

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

Equations

MindTickle's newest platform wants to add fun to the training of sales reps

Appropriately named training startup MindTickle is making a game out of bringing new sales reps up to speed.<p>The Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced today at Dreamforce ’14 that it has rebuilt its generalized, cloud-based training platform into one designed for “sales readiness.”<p>Integrated …

Wikipedia for Android Reveals Articles Based on Your Location

In May last year, Wikipedia’s mobile website received a rather interesting new feature, as it started surfacing Wikipedia articles based on your location. As of today, this has been added to its native Android app too.<p>You’ll now see a new ‘Nearby’ feature in the main menu, which takes you to …

6 Ways An Empathy Map Can Help Craft Winning Headlines

<i>Demian Farnworth is the Chief Copywriter for Copyblogger Media. This article originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>We all have our pet formulas. The go-to sources we love for great headline ideas.<p>For some it’s a swipe file full of head-turning advertising headlines. For others it’s scanning the …

The Future of Civilization Is a Battle Between Google and Wikileaks

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Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free …

Camera51 App Automatically Helps You Compose Better Photos with Your Smartphone

Now that practically every phone on the market has a camera, it’s easy for anyone to become a ‘photographer.’ What isn’t nearly as easy is …