Vic Dinh

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Stay fit: Jawbone Up24 and Nike+ FuelBand SE review

There was a time in my life when I recorded every piece of food I ate and every step I took. I kept a meal and exercise journal — an actual journal — before I had one on my computer. Once online tools like LoseIt! and MyFitnessPal became popular, I tried a slew of those. I’ve had too many …

Surreal shot of African migrants looking for a cell signal wins World Press Photo of the Year

World Press Photo has awarded its illustrious Photo of the Year award to American photographer John Stanmeyer for his surreal image of African migrants in Djibouti searching for cell signals from neighboring Somalia. It's a scene that quite literally couldn't have happened just a few years ago; a …

Predicting Love And Breakups With Facebook Data

Does it matter that the love of your life doesn’t like your friends? If you hit the one-year anniversary mark, are you more likely to get married? Smitten worry warts are often obsessed with comparing their partners’ behavior to other couples to see if a dreaded breakup is headed their way. Now, …

Why PlayStation 4 Was the Best-Selling Console in January 2014

The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling next-gen console in the US last month, according to the latest estimates released by NPD. Although the exact numbers weren’t published, Sony says it sold nearly double the amount of its closest competitor, which NPD has confirmed as the Xbox One.<p>Although the …

Finally: Taco Bell Plans To Let You Order With An App

We have some good news to report for Taco Bell fans. The purveyors of thoughtful late-night fourth meals for the, er, “college” crowd, plan on introducing a new mobile ordering system to expedite the process of shuttling Doritos Locos Tacos into your mouth.<p>The new mobile app is expected to roll out …

You Could Buy Four Private Islands for the Same Price as Kanye West’s Air Yeezy Sneakers

In a <i>Beyoncé</i>-like surprise release, Kanye West dropped his Air Yeezy 2 sneaker on the world over the weekend without any sort of promotion or marketing campaign. A single tweet heralded the arrival of the all-red sneaker, which he has named “Red October.” And in just 10 minutes, the entire line sold …

Al Capone's Miami Beach Mansion for Sale: $8.5 Million

He killed people but he had charisma, and a talent for publicity. Now, it’s Al Capone’s former mansion in Miami Beach that is stirring up …

Cooking Channel Host Darryl Robinson Found Dead In His Brooklyn Apartment

Cooking Channel host and famed mixologist Darryl Robinson was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment. He was 50 years old.<p>Robinson, the former host of "Drink Up," was found unconscious and unresponsive Wednesday (Feb. 5) in a bedroom on the second floor of his home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant …

Justin Bieber Goes By Bizzle Now (UPDATE)

Beliebers, say hello to your new master: Bizzle.<p>Justin Bieber seems to have changed his name, at least on Instagram, and has acknowledged the change on Twitter -- where he retweeted a couple of fans who've announced it. The Daily Mail notes that the switch took place Saturday (Feb. 8), following a …

Bruno Mars Slams Super Bowl Critics As 'Disgusting'

Bruno Mars stopped by Ellen DeGeneres' talk show this week, returning to the platform where he made his first television appearance. A vocal supporter of Mars' work, DeGeneres expressed her acclaim for the singer's recent performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, before asking him how he felt …

Sex is not just for younger women, new scientific study shows

New research suggests middle-aged women who are sexually active are likely to carry on having sex for decades after, suggesting many women do not lose interest in sex as they get older<p>Middle-aged woman who are sexually active are likely to keep on having sex as they grow older, even if they were …

Bird lovers, space buffs square off over proposed Florida launch pad | Reuters

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Florida’s plan to build a commercial space launch complex in a federal wildlife refuge surrounding the Kennedy Space Center drew sharp words from environmentalists and strong support from business boosters during the project’s first public hearing on Tuesday.<p>A …

Fake Audi ad pokes fun at Sochi Olympic ring mishap

Four rings*<p>Social media users haven't held much back when criticizing the Sochi Olympics, but while many were some sort of funny picture or tweet, all eyes were on that fifth Olympic ring as it failed to deploy during the opening ceremony. There were five mechanical snowflakes that were supposed to …

Koenigsegg confirms ludicrous One:1 specs

Nobody asked for this car, but we'll certainly take it.<p>The announcement of a new Koenigsegg model is an exceptional occurrence, and one that's okay to get excited about. We chatted with a rep from the boutique Swedish automaker this morning to get some preliminary details on its upcoming One:1 …

2014 World, Luxury And Performance Car Of The Year Finalists Announced

From an original field of several dozen cars, jurors in the 2014 World Car of the Year awards have whittled the list of contenders down to just a …

BMW Is First With Laser Lights As The 2015 i8 Enters Production

BMW’s cars already have a distinctive look in your rear-view mirror with their angel-eye headlights and that view will soon start to look even more …

Couple survives 50-foot fall from overpass in Toyota

It doesn't matter the make or model - modern vehicles are technological miracles when it comes to occupant protection. Take this story out of New York City, which involved two people going for a very wild ride in a Toyota Matrix.<p>Carlos and Raquel Broadbelt were on the Cross Bronx Expressway …

Setting the Tracks on Fire Keeps Cold Trains Running on Time

When winter storms bring every form of transportation to a halt, you can usually count on trains to keep chugging. This winter's polar vortex, …

V.I.S.I.T.: DIY Hypermiler Shames Craig Vetter

While driving across Kansas in the summer of 2012, we passed this eco-streamliner of questionable construction, wearing “Vetter Fuel Challenger” and …

Titanfall beta starts Friday

The titan wars are upon us.<p>Microsoft, publisher Electronic Arts, and developer Respawn are working together to launch a beta test of the hotly anticipated shooter Titanfall. The testing version of the game will go live this Friday, and players can take it for a spin while Respawn checks to make …

PS4 to receive more than 100 games this year

PlayStation 4 owners can expect the launch of more than 100 games this year, Sony announced during a recent press event.<p>"Virtually all" of these titles will run natively in 1080p, said Sony Computer Entertainment vice president of marketing John Koller, including games such as <i>Thief, Minecraft,</i> …

Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Swedish automaker Volvo just announced that it’s working on a wireless inductive charger for electric vehicles. The charging pad is able to wireless …

Audi Quattro Hybrid System, Aero-Efficient Wheels Revealed In Patents

Audi is launching a technological offensive over the next few years, and among its innovations are a new hybrid powertrain and a wheel design …

Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.<p><i>Mashable</i> assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted …

The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway

This embed is invalid<p>We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones that also offer up performance tracking via in-built health and body sensors. With …

Sony in talks to supply more camera sensors to Apple: Nikkei | Reuters

(Reuters) - Sony Corp is in talks with Apple Inc to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, the Nikkei reported.<p>The gold colored version of the new iPhone 5S is seen after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013. …

Google Explains Why It Won't Add a "Mute Tab" Option to Chrome

In Chrome 32, Google added tab indicators showing a speaker icon to show which tab is making noise, as well as icons on tabs currently using your webcam or are being cast to your TV. The feature grew out of audio indicators added to Chromium back in February 2013, but despite the fact there are …

Pebble engineer explains why its Android app isn't ready yet

iOS users have been enjoying the new Pebble app store for the past week, but the Android version of the app is still MIA. Sure, you can download the beta if you sign up to be a developer, but if you'd rather wait for the final product, it's still in the works. What gives? Pebble engineer Kean Wong …

The extinction of 'Flappy Bird': the rise and fall of a frustratingly simple mobile game

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> The extinction of 'Flappy Bird': the rise and fall of a frustratingly simple mobile game<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Created in 2013, this deceptively straightforward mobile game frustrated players with its difficulty in guiding a pixellated bird …