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Adidas gets a huge 'Boost' at New York City Marathon - Portland Business Journal

By Matthew Kish <br>– Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal<p>Nov 3, 2014, 11:21am PST<p>Adidas Boost technology is designed to give runners more energy. …

The Fast Workout to Become a Faster Runner

No matter how much you love running, the ol' daily out-and-back can start to feel stale after a while. On the hunt for the quick fix for the running …

Beginner

May 8, 2018<p>Got a friend who’s ready to give running a try? Here’s how to get them off to a good start.<p>May 8, 2018<p>Know these essential guidelines first before you get out the door for a run.<p>Nov 28, 2017<p>If you are feeling blah now that it’s colder and darker, use these tips to stay motivated.<p>Nov 14, …

Roads

£743 untraceable gun 3D-printer sells out in 36 hours

Americans want guns without serial numbers. And apparently, they want to make them at home.<p>On Wednesday, Cody Wilson's libertarian non-profit Defense …

Ex-Tesla and NASA Engineers Make a Light Bulb That's Smarter Than You

Sometime in early 2013, one of the delivery operations engineers at Tesla leaned back in his chair and took a look around the Silicon Valley office. “It was a sunny day, and I looked up and I thought, ‘Why are these lights on with full power, when full sunlight is coming through the window?’” says …

Home Automation

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

And Motorola certainly needs a love-at-first-touch reaction: the first-generation Moto X, as terrific as it was, failed to make much of a dent in developed markets. (When the 75 million unit-per-quarter Samsung machine is the market you’re trying to dent, the challenge looms undeniably large.)<p>The …

Protect your privacy online with 70% off the VPN Unlimited Premium Plan

Whether you’re working, shopping or socializing online, your Web activity should always be private, secure and safe from hackers and identity thieves. With VPN Unlimited, you can count on total security online, across your devices, and with no compromise on speed or bandwidth.<p>VPN Unlimited lets you …

This browser extension turns Amazon into a pirated ebook search engine

Here’s something Amazon definitely won’t like: A new extension for Google’s Chrome web browser released earlier this month can turn the giant online retail site into a search engine for pirating ebooks.<p>The extension, called LibGen, pulls data from the Library Genesis search engine, which contains …

15 Things Every Couple MUST Discuss Before Getting Married

I've been writing an advice column in some shape or form for close to 10 years now, and I can say with confidence that at least 75 percent of the letters I receive from married people are about issues that could have been avoided if the couples had better communicated their expectations about …

With Qi wireless charging, you'll soon be able to charge your device from a small distance

It's becoming more and more common to find mobile devices with wireless charging capability, either as a built-in feature or integrated into third-party cases. Progress has been somewhat hampered, however, by the fact that no universally adopted standard is available. Of the three major groups …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Chromecast mirroring now runs on nearly any device, via root app

Earlier this week Google officially rolled out support for Chromecast mirroring, at least on select Nexus, HTC, Samsung and LG devices. For most folks, the experience has been pretty solid on officially supported devices, though some of us (especially Android L users) have ran into issues with …

​Honda Just Announced The Best First Motorcycle Ever

Shopping for your very first motorcycle? Start here. The 2015 Honda CB300F promises to be fun to ride, affordable and incredibly cheap to run. It's …

Forget.me Simplifies Your 'Right to be Forgotten' on Google

In the wake of the landmark EU ruling last month stipulating that individuals should have the right to be forgotten by removing outdated information about themselves from search engine results, Google was soon inundated with takedown requests.<p>While Google eventually launched a takedown form of its …

Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor

EFF recently kicked off its second Tor Challenge, an initiative to strengthen the Tor network for online anonymity and improve one of the best free …

Alibaba Unveils U.S. Online Shopping to Compete with Amazon, eBay

Look out Amazon and eBay, here comes Alibaba.<p>The Chinese e-commerce company has unveiled its first direct-to-consumer online shop in the United States, looking to take on Amazon.com and eBay on their home turf.<p>Sign up for top Business news delivered direct to your inbox.<p>The website, 11main.com, …

eCommerce

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

North Brother Is The Abandoned NYC Island You Didn't Know Existed

<i>An island and its medical facilities abandoned after forced drug rehabilitation becomes wrought with corruption, and its residents never to return again...</i><p>If you think we're describing the plot one of Hollywood's latest horror films, you'd be wrong. What we're talking about is a very spooky island …

Forget training wheels: This bike balances itself

Training wheels are great for getting kids rolling, but they don't really develop the balance required for real riding. Jyrobike takes a different approach to the learning process, providing a more authentic cycling experience while still offering the stability new starters need. That's because …

DJing gets even easier thanks to djay’s sync up with Spotify

Dolls

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

From Former Amazon Execs, Pro.com Tells You How Much That Home Project Will Cost

Pro.com promises it can calculate how much a job will cost before you even commit to talking to a service provider.<p>There are many websites that try to connect people to service providers who will come fix up their homes: Thumbtack, Handybook, Redbeacon (bought by Home Depot), Porch.com, …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

Google launches standalone Camera app in Play Store

Google has just launched its own Camera app in the Play Store. Simply called Google Camera, the app looks a bit different from the camera software currently shipping in Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has made a number of improvements and refinements here, introducing a much cleaner interface "that gets …

Samsung and Amazon give away free ebooks with Kindle for Samsung

Samsung and Amazon are getting together for a new chapter for ebook fans: they're co-authors of a new ebook service called Kindle for Samsung.<p>Kindle for Samsung is described as a "custom-built ebook service" for Samsung devices, working on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and any phone or tablet running …

Beyond basic TV settings

When we talk about TV setup, most of the time we're just discussing the basics. The first page of the TV settings menu. But most TVs have many more pages of settings. Some of these have a pretty obvious effect on the picture, others are more subtle.<p>So what are the correct settings, or at the very …

There'll be no escape from the FBI's new facial recognition system

If you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI's new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of the US population, will be ready to launch this summer. Codenamed NGI, the system combines the …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …