Jorge Reparaz

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How Brad Pitt In 'Fight Club' Changed Hollywood's Male Action Movie Body Type

Now, Hollywood action movies prefer their male leads to have more chiseled stomachs and well-defined features. Why the change? Well, apparently Brad Pitt had a whole lot to do with it.<p>It sounds counterintuitive, but instead of gaining weight to play the muscular <i>Fight Club</i> star Tyler Durden, he …

Defining American Cool From Walt Whitman to Tina Fey and Johnny Depp

Defining who’s ‘cool’ is a slippery enterprise, but that’s never stopped anyone from trying. Bogart? Hendrix? Anita O’Day? Of course. Madonna? …

Apple adds rising star with background in FDA approvals & product testing to medical team

Apple has added Divya Nag, a rising star in the medical device community, to its in-house medical technology team, according to sources with knowledge of the hire. Nag made her entry into the medical technology world earlier this decade by co-founding Stem Cell Theranostics, a company that focuses …

The best writing of the week, April 13

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy Ferriss<p><b>The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.</b><p>Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every …

IPhone Keyboard Tips that You Will Love!

iPad Tips: Using Smart Mailboxes on iOS 7

One of the killer additions to the Mail app in iOS 7 are Smart Mailboxes, which help organize all sent messages, messages with attachments, and more. The VIP mailbox is displayed by default, but you’ll want to tap on the Edit button on the top-right corner of the Mail app to reveal the other Smart …

How to Use Evernote with Everything

Tech that lets you read at twice your normal speed coming soon to Android apps

Spritz, the speed reading technology, will soon be available to Android app developers. Spritz Inc just announced it started shipping its free SDK to developers who’ve signed up for it over the past months.<p>Spritz breaks down text into single words, which it displays in a rectangle called “redicle” …

Manhattan Sunday

“The city takes a while to wake up, and the first people you see at the break of day are the night-clubbers, street cleaners, and prostitutes,” Richard Renaldi told me recently. We were talking about his current project, “Manhattan Sunday,” a series of early-morning photographs that he has been …

Microsoft makes Office for iPhone and Android completely free

Microsoft's Office Mobile apps for Android and iPhone are now completely free for all home users. The company has done away with the need for an Office 365 subscription, opening up the full document viewing and editing capabilities of each app. It's a clever move that will quickly make Office an …

Using Office for iPad: getting to work

Microsoft Office has long been the productivity suite juggernaut on the desktop, and today it's trying to claim some new territory: the iPad. Launched this afternoon, Office for iPad translates Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into touch-friendly mobile apps, finally giving the many, many Office users …

Have Siri Play Secretary For You [iOS Tips]

Sure, you can ask Siri to call one of your contacts; it’s one of the ways I make calls handsfree in the car. Simply say, “Call Kim” (or the name of the contact you’d like to call–you may not know Kim), and Siri will place a voice call to that Contact.<p>Did you know, however, that Siri can handle even …

Turn Your iBooks Into Audiobooks (Of A Sort) [iOS Tips]

I personally can’t stand audiobooks except under one specific condition. I like them when I drive long distances. There’s something about listening to a book being read to me that puts me to sleep if I’m anywhere else, but for some reason, I’m able to listen in the car.<p>Now, I purchase a lot of …

Microsoft Office Goes Free On Android & iPhone

After finally bringing its Office suite to the iPad on Thursday, Microsoft rolled out an update to its existing Android and iPhone apps that makes …