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How Shelly Palmer Lost 50 Pounds Using His iPhone

How Shelly Palmer Lost 50 Pounds Using His iPhone

Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the CDC. Weight-related problems are now the number one cause of death in the U.S. and the weight loss industry took in a reported $60 billion last year. Shelly Palmer, a tech reporter and author, was told by his doctor that if he didn't lose weight he ...

Students Use Facebook to Spread Random Anonymous Compliments

Students Use Facebook to Spread Random Anonymous Compliments

A Facebook profile dedicated to making students feel good about themselves has gone viral, spreading kindness to colleges across the U.S. and Canada. “Queens U Compliments,” the brainchild of four students attending Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, publishes anonymous compliments, and tags the objects of ...

The Pope’s Twitter accounts go live in English and another six languages

The Pope’s Twitter accounts go live in English and another six languages

Well, we all knew it was coming but the Pope’s Twitter account is finally live, and will be using the @pontifex handle. While the account has yet to broadcast its first Papal tweet, from the accounts that it’s following, we can see that there will be an additional six language-specific accounts for the Pope, for German, ...

OMG, the Text Message Turns 20

OMG, the Text Message Turns 20

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of when the first text message was sent. Neil Papworth used a PC to send an early Christmas greeting to the cellphone of Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. Since then there have been trillions of texts shuttled around the globe, each delivering their messages in 160 characters or less. But, as the ...

DOE wants 5X battery power boost in 5 years

DOE wants 5X battery power boost in 5 years

The U.S. Dept. of Energy has set a goal to develop battery and energy storage technologies that are five times more powerful and five times cheaper than today's within five years. To accomplish this, U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu is taking some lesson from U.S. history. The DOE is creating a new Joint Center for Energy ...

Dude, Where’s My Flying Car?

Dude, Where’s My Flying Car?

When we think about the future, we’re inspired by a combination of movies, books and other pop culture references. Among all the fanciful gizmos and gadgets, the flying car is one of the most classic futuristic concepts in sci-fi. For my entire life, I’ve been tantalized with the idea that, one day, I could access news ...

Yahoo Ordered to Pay $2.7 Billion (Yes, Billion) by Mexican Court

Yahoo Ordered to Pay $2.7 Billion (Yes, Billion) by Mexican Court

It’s hard to say how serious this is right now, but Yahoo was ordered to pay $2.7 billion in a lawsuit related to a breach of contract and lost profits of a yellow pages listing service by Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas. In a statement and a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Silicon ...

Samsung smartphones with flexible displays may launch as soon as next year

Samsung smartphones with flexible displays may launch as soon as next year

Samsung and other companies have had plans to release smartphones with flexible displays for a while now, but according to BBC News, such devices could hit the shelves as soon as next year. Specifically, BBC News says there are “rumors abound” that Samsung’s production capabilities for the flexible displays are now ...

Why I Was Wrong About Hating E-Books

Why I Was Wrong About Hating E-Books

I railed against e-books about a month ago. My biggest issues were their cost and use of DRM. In the interest of doing my best to see the other side of things, I committed to reading only e-books for the rest of the month. And you know what? I loved it. I used the the Kindle and Stanza apps on my iPad to read e-books from ...

The 7 Best Tablets for Kids

The 7 Best Tablets for Kids

If you’ve been spending way too little time with your tablet because it’s usually in the hands of your kids, it may be time to think about getting them one of their own. Plus, like it or not, a portable tablet is a great way to keep kids entertained on a plane or a long car trip if you’re travelling this holiday ...