Ramesh Prabhu

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Apple's iPhone XS Has A Great Secret Feature

Apple’s new iPhone XS (details) and iPhone XS Max (details) are now on sale and, while logic suggests users would be wise to wait for the iPhone XR (details), perhaps the best reason to upgrade has now been revealed…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating</i> …

Apple

Yubico launches new lineup of multifactor FIDO2 security keys

It’s an open secret that passwords aren’t the most effective way to protect online accounts. Alarmingly, three out of four people use duplicate passwords, and 21 percent of people use codes that are over 10 years old. (In 2014, among the five most popular passwords were “password,” “123456,” and …

Authentication

LinkedIn's CEO Just Identified the Single Biggest Email Mistake You Can Make (and We're All Guilty)

In a recent interview with CNBC's Adam Bryant, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner shared his thoughts on a variety of business topics, including what he's learned about email over the years.<p>In doing so, he called out the practice that stands out as the single biggest mistake people make in email:<p>Writing too …

Messaging Apps

6 Bottles of Irish Whiskey You Need to Know

Blends, single malts, and more excellent bottles from the Emerald Isle.<p>If you’re a whiskey drinker, chances are you’ve given Irish whiskey a shot …

Emerald Isle

The Simple 10-Minute Salad I Make 3 Times a Week (It’s Delicious, I Swear)

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Bread

How To Try Linux Without Making Any Changes To Your PC

Linux succeeds at many things, including offering its users nearly limitless choice. But choice <i>can</i> be overwhelming. When it comes to choosing a distribution or “flavor” of Linux, there’s a lot to consider. Do you want the look and behavior of a desktop environment you’re familiar with? Do you need …

Linux Mint

A life insurance giant is asking customers to wear health trackers

Insurance giant John Hancock is trying to track its customers’ health more intimately than ever before. The firm will now only sell life insurance plans where customers have the option of paying less on premiums by exercising regularly and having that activity tracked via wearables.<p>Promoting …

Customers

Astronomers Spot Unprecedented Glow Around Neutron Star, and Whatever It Is, It’s Important

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have glimpsed a neutron star unlike any seen before.<p>Neutron stars, which contain more mass than the Sun …

University of Toronto

Federer Is Bringing Up Baby

There are no guarantees in tennis.<p>Roger Federer is all too aware of that after just losing in a puddle of his own sweat to John Millman in the fourth round of the United States Open.<p>But Federer wants to do all he can to ensure that his tennis baby, the Laver Cup, grows up to be a pillar of the game.<p>…

Laver Cup

Icefields Parkway Itinerary Best Photo Stops for Lakes Waterfalls Hikes •

Looking for a scenic drive in the Alberta Rocky Mountains? This Icefields Parkway itinerary will get you the best photo ops at the most stunning …

Knowledge Management

What Algorithms Know About You Based on Your Grocery Cart

Anyone who has ever visited Jones Beach on Long Island, New York, will have driven under a series of bridges on their way to the ocean. These …

Inventions

This orange puck keeps you online in any country, with one hidden catch

Previous Next<p>1 of 7<p>Staying online when you travel is more important than ever before. Whether you want to jump into Google Maps to get directions to …

Solis

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

YouTube

The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

YouTube

14 Top Attractions and Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

The magical golden sandstone city of Jaisalmer, situated in Rajasthan's Thar desert, conjures up images of an Arabian Nights fable. Be inspired by …

This $15 Device Is Perfect For People Who Hate Putting On Their Own Contacts

<b>* Makes insertion and removal of contact lenses simple</b><b><br>* No more lens drops or eye pokes</b><b><br>* Protects your contacts too</b><p>We all love the aesthetic benefits …

7 easy ways to rev up your metabolism after you turn 40

“Your metabolism may start to decline when you hit 40,” says certified nutritionist, <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of <i>Radical Beauty,</i> and …

Digestion

Why Is Printer Ink So Expensive?

There's no joy in shopping for printer ink. It's expensive to buy, little fun to use, and before you know it—it's time to purchase it again.<p>And …

IHS Markit

10 Photo Editing Apps That You Should Have On Your Phone

Mobile phone cameras are becoming more and more impressive nowadays, which means they are often used instead of compact cameras and DSLRs. Hey, they …

Apps

The best free photo-editing software

There’s no argument — Adobe Photoshop remains the best photo-editing application on the market. But it’s a difficult program to master without formal …

Photoshop

I Found a Notebook Like No Other Notebook

I’ve tasted the fine wine, and I can’t go back.<p>In one of her novels George Eliot has a passage about how comforting it is to hang out with people who …

George Eliot

I Consumed Fresh Ginger Every Day For 1 Week, and These Were the Results

I've always loved the flavor of ginger. Spicy and pungent, it is delicious in tea form and almost completely cuts the bitterness of vegetables in fresh juices and smoothies (adding ginger is basically the <i>only</i> way I can stomach beets in my juices). And while I've always known it's frequently used to …

Workouts

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

10 great apps for travelers to Europe

From finding the culinary hotspots loved by locals to mapping the perfect stroll down Instagram-worthy streets, use these tools to help create the …

Apps

Apple iOS 12: 14 Awesome Features You Should Know About And How To Use Them

At the iPhone event on September 12th, Apple said that iOS 12 will be released on September 17th. iOS 12 is primarily focused on performance improvements and the fine-tuning of existing features. But there are a few brand new features in iOS 12 that you should know about. Here are some of the best …

iOS

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2018

What do lab-grown meat, a holographic museum guide and a supercharged version of Amazon’s Alexa have in common?<p>They’re all breakthrough technologies …

Top 10

Iceland Travel Guide

It’s been about a year since my wife and I voyaged on our first international trip together. Since then I have been yearning to go back across the …

Travel Guides

10 insanely affordable vacations for fall 2018

Fall means shoulder season, and there’s no shortage of deals this year. Check out these 10 cheap fall vacations, both domestic and international.<p>Warm weather (it can reach up to 80 degrees in September) continues well into fall in this Catalonian city. Flight prices are down compared to the rest of …

Flying

Carlos Ramos was correct—and a consummate professional at the US Open

<b>WATCH—Court Report from Day 11 at the US Open:</b><p>NEW YORK—“I usually come in only to shake hands,” Serena Williams joked after her 66-minute, 6-3, 6-0 …

Tennis

When MSNBC or Fox News airs in public places, how do people react?

<b>(Shutterstock/Fox News/Salon)</b><p>If you disagree with the political slant of the network, it might color your views of others in the room<p>Frank Waddell<p>September 13, 2018 10:30am (UTC)<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>Have you been traveling and noticed that all the televisions in an …

Televisions