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Yet another way our smartphones are hurting us

By on February 4, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Yet another way our smartphones are hurting us

More and more studies are looking into the potentially hazardous side effects of screen use on youngsters, from young children — who shouldn’t be given a tablet or smartphone for distraction purposes — to teenagers, who might develop certain sleeping disorders from too much smartphone, tablet, TV or console access.

A new study published in the BMJ Open journal now reveals that scientists have found out that the more hours teenagers spend looking at a device during the day, the less they sleep, and the longer it takes them to fall asleep. More →

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Why you shouldn’t share your iPhone or iPad with your young child

By on February 3, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

Why you shouldn’t share your iPhone or iPad with your young child

While smartphones and tablets might be helpful when it comes to keeping your kids entertained or teaching them various skills, you may want to hold off on letting your kids use them until they’re at least 30 months old. The Guardian, citing Boston University School of Medicine researchers who talked to the Pediatrics journal, says that use of smartphones and tablets at that age might have significant adverse effects. More →

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Indiegogo Luna Smart Mattress Cover

Meet Luna, the smart bed that’ll talk your coffee machine into making a fresh pot

By on January 30, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

Meet Luna, the smart bed that’ll talk your coffee machine into making a fresh pot

Luna is the name of a brand new crowd-funding project that has taken Indiegogo by storm, as it promises to revolutionize sleep and bring it to the Internet-of-Things future. The device is a mattress cover packed with sensors that monitors your sleep patterns and talks to a variety of connected devices, such as smart coffee machines, which it can instruct to automatically make a fresh pot as you wake up each morning. More →

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Weight Loss Workout Plan

I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me

I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me

By on January 29, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

America has never been as fat as it is right now. And I had never been as fat as I was seven months ago.

I don’t usually discuss personal matters here on the site, but weight is a serious issue that hundreds of millions of people around the world struggle with constantly. According to a report released earlier this month by the World Health Organization, more than 600 million adults across the globe were obese in 2014, and almost 2 billion were categorized as overweight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that more than one-third of all adults in America — 78.6 million people — are obese.

In early July, I was one of those 78.6 million obese Americans. At 6 feet tall and 235 pounds, my Body Mass Index (BMI) was 31.9, just north of the CDC’s obesity threshold of 30.

Today, at 172 pounds, my BMI is 23.3, which falls within the CDC’s “normal” range of 18.5-24.9.

I worked hard to get where I am right now, and I still have work left to do. It took a lot of exercise and discipline, but technology also played a big role in my efforts, and in this post I’ll explain how I did it. More →

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Indiegogo Coolbox Smart Toolbox

Meet Coolbox, the smart toolbox you deserve

By on January 28, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Meet Coolbox, the smart toolbox you deserve

People who regularly contribute to crowdfunding projects might remember the Coolest, a smart cooler that managed to become the most funded campaign of all time with almost $13.3 million in pledges. Along similar lines we now have the Coolbox, a different kind of smart toolbox that packs lots of smart features. Listed on Indiegogo, this advanced toolbox  has already smashed through its initial $50,000 goal in just a day, with plenty of time left to raise even more money until the March 12th deadline. More →

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Boston New York Blizzard Alcohol Sales

New data reveals how trashed Boston and New York got last night ahead of the blizzard

By on January 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

New data reveals how trashed Boston and New York got last night ahead of the blizzard

Over the last day, those of us who live in Boston and New York have had to deal with the prospect that we wouldn’t be able to leave our homes for the next two days due to this week’s massive blizzard. The Daily Dot directs our attention to some new data from booze home delivery app Drizly that shows people in both cities loaded up on alcohol in anticipation of the big storm. More →

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Blizzard Snow-Shoveling Robots

You’ll want one of these toys for your next terrifying blizzard experience

By on January 26, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

You’ll want one of these toys for your next terrifying blizzard experience

The Northeast is preparing to be hit by what may become one of the worst blizzards in the history of the region, with warnings already issued for New England, New York and New Jersey. Heavy snow is expected and dealing with all that snow may become a daunting task in the following days. However, instead of shoveling snow some people are actually thinking of a better way of clearing driveways that involves robots. More →

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Guide to the 2015 Blizzard

Everything you’ll need to get you through 2015’s first massive blizzard

Everything you’ll need to get you through 2015’s first massive blizzard

By on January 26, 2015 at 10:49 AM.

If you live in the northeast region of the United States, you’re probably beginning to see the first snowfall of what could be an unprecedented blizzard. But don’t panic! In this article, we’re going to help you make it through this storm alive, without losing your mind in the process.

Below, we’ve collected some of the gadgets you’ll absolutely want to have on hand before the blizzard sweeps in on Monday night, as well as a few precautions worth taking in case the power goes out. More →

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Taking LSD with Steve Jobs

Revealed: The untold story of what it was like dropping acid with Steve Jobs

By on January 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Revealed: The untold story of what it was like dropping acid with Steve Jobs

One of the most fascinating aspects of Steve Jobs life outside of technology was his interest in psychedelic drugs. This month, CNN took the time to sit down with Daniel Kottke, a friend of Jobs’ at Reed College and a fellow hallucinogen enthusiast. He didn’t want to discuss these trips when Jobs was still around, but he feels more comfortable talking about them now. More →

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25 Most Expensive Mansions

25 most expensive mega-mansions on the market right now

By on January 20, 2015 at 2:01 PM.

25 most expensive mega-mansions on the market right now

We hope you’re sitting down. Can you believe that the 13,532 square-foot mansion pictured at the top of this post is on the market for $29.5 million… and it’s only the twenty-fifth most expensive home that’s currently available for sale in the United States? We recently shared a list with you covering the 25 biggest mansions for sale in America right now, but size never correlates directly with price, of course.

So today, we’re sharing a new list with you that covers the 25 most expensive homes that are currently on the market. More →

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Do It for Denmark Sex Promotion

How one country has made having sex the ultimate badge of patriotism

By on January 16, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

How one country has made having sex the ultimate badge of patriotism

Dying for the country might not be the ultimate patriotism test anymore, but having more sex, particularly the kind that leads to having more children, could do it. At least that’s what the Danish government is asking its citizens. And that’s not only because Denmark has the lowest birthrate in Europe, but also because it’s pleasurable. More →

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes

Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explode on impact

By on January 16, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explode on impact

Is it just me, or have we had a whole lot of space-related disasters recently? Last Saturday, SpaceX contributed to the growing list when its Falcon 9 rocket ran out of hydraulic fluid shortly before landing on a barge in the middle of the ocean. The rocket proceeded to smash into the barge at a 45-degree angle, at which point the residual fuel and oxygen combined, causing an enormous explosion. More →

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