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December 13, 2019

Inventor's Kit for Arduino Uno - No Prior Experience Needed

Media -- PowerPulse.net - The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) for Arduino Uno is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with...

December 13, 2019 08:01 PM

December 11, 2019

What Will You Need to Retire with Safety and Security?

Think -- Knowledge@Wharton - Wade Pfau, author of 'Safety-First Retirement Planning,' suggests focusing on four Ls -- lifestyle, longevity, legacy and...

December 11, 2019 07:51 PM

Alzheimer's drug candidates reverse broader aging

Life -- Neuroscience News - CMS121 and J147, two drug candidates that improve memory and slow neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease,...

December 11, 2019 07:43 PM

Earth's Changing Ice

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland's Petermann Glacier.

December 11, 2019 07:40 PM

Scientist to lead upcoming NASA field study of East Coast snowstorms

Life -- Phys.org - Snowstorms can wreak havoc across the United States, but especially on the East Coast. Snow is the least-understood form of precipitation,...

December 11, 2019 07:40 PM

The essential guide to Colorado's best ski towns

Life -- Curbed - Morgan Rachel Levy - Whether you want to bask in luxury or care only about the powder, there's an alpine town for you What makes...

December 11, 2019 07:32 PM

Larry Page's secret war on the flu

Tech -- TechCrunch - Now that Larry Page has stepped down as CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, he could be following in Bill Gates's footsteps...

December 11, 2019 07:12 PM

Thanks to AI, medical treatments are becoming more personalized

Media -- The Next Web - Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since it was in its blooming stages in the 1940s. It was a time when the direct interaction...

December 11, 2019 06:59 PM

Google Assistant gets a customized alarm, based on weather and time

Tech -- TechCrunch - Alarm clocks were one of the most obvious implementations since the introduction of the smart screen. Devices like Lenovo's Smart...

December 11, 2019 05:40 PM

Apple's most expensive Mac Pro costs $52,599

Tech -- The Verge - Apple's new Mac Pro is available to order today: it starts at $5,999, but if you want the most powerful Mac money can buy, it'll...

December 11, 2019 05:39 PM

Apple just released the final version of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to the public

Tech -- BGR - It's been a little over a month since the last major software updates for the iPhone and iPad rolled out, but following another round of...

December 11, 2019 05:39 PM

These popular security and shopping extensions aren't as safe as you might think

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Browser extensions can be awesome tools to enhance productivity, security and even online shopping but the unfortunate reality...

December 11, 2019 05:38 PM

How to use Google Maps on Wear OS: Get directions and traffic info on your wrist

Tech -- Wareable - Getting directions is one of the simplest and most effective uses of your smartwatch, and the experience is especially strong on Google's...

December 11, 2019 05:36 PM

Bill Gates reflects on what he read in 2019 and offers up 5 books for your holiday wish list

Tech -- GeekWire - In the recent Netflix documentary "Inside Bill's Brain," books are a constant for the Microsoft co-founder and...

December 11, 2019 05:35 PM

I want to meet the person who buys the $53k Mac Pro

Media -- The Next Web - Apple's Mac Pro is available for purchase today, and several people have noticed something curious about it. Namely that, if you...

December 11, 2019 05:19 PM

Bringing Up Baby (With Organic Food On Demand)

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Baby food, for the uninitiated, does not seem very exciting. Babies don't have teeth, their digestive tracts are still works in...

December 11, 2019 05:16 PM

Nike now holds patent for blockchain-based sneakers called 'CryptoKicks'

Media -- The Next Web - The US Patent Office has today issued sportswear brand Nike's patent for its blockchain-compatible sneakers dubbed "CrpytoKicks."...

December 11, 2019 04:38 PM

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Discovery Education Launch Speak Truth to Power Educator Master Class Series

Justmeans -- New video series encourages educators to bring human rights content into their classrooms

December 11, 2019 04:37 PM

December 10, 2019

6 Top T. Rowe Price Funds for Retirement

U.S. News -- T. Rowe Price funds can add diversification to a retirement portfolio.

December 10, 2019 08:08 PM

An Executive Guide to the Winter 2020 Issue

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - At the 30,000-foot level of the corporate suite, plotting digital...

December 10, 2019 08:05 PM

For a Happy Retirement, Be Like Bill Gates

Life -- Kiplinger - Microsoft's founder has found fulfillment in semi-retirement after leaving his career, and you can, too, if you follow his lead.

December 10, 2019 08:04 PM

Is It Time to Retire Global Unemployment?

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Unemployment doesn't tell us much about a country's prosperity or economic growth. At best, the current metric gives us an...

December 10, 2019 08:04 PM

10 Scientific Ways to Improve Your Long Term Memory

Life -- Lifehack - Wouldn't it make sense to invent a device that could help you improve your long-term memory?



Unfortunately, it may not be realistic...

December 10, 2019 08:02 PM

Preemies face higher risk of diabetes as children and young adults

Media -- Reuters - Health - Babies who are born too early may be more likely to develop diabetes as children and young adults than...

December 10, 2019 07:48 PM

Eating more ketones may fight against Alzheimer's disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - Increasing SIRT3 levels with a ketone rich diet may help protect GABAergic interneurons and delay the onset of Alzheimer's...

December 10, 2019 07:39 PM

The Antarctic: Study provides data about the structure of the icy continent

Life -- Phys.org - The Antarctic is one of the parts of Earth that we know the least about. Due to the massive ice shield, the collection of geophysical...

December 10, 2019 07:37 PM

Progress 73 Cargo Craft Departs the Station

Life -- NASA Image of the day - To make room for the latest cargo craft on Nov. 29, Progress 73 departed the station after undocking from the Pirs docking...

December 10, 2019 07:36 PM

Moderate Drinking May Increase Cancer Risk

Life -- WebMD - A new study from Japan found that compared to nondrinkers, people who had two drinks a day for 40 years had a 54% higher risk of cancer.

December 10, 2019 07:35 PM

Don't Wait for Microsoft to Reset Your Account's Password

Life -- Lifehacker - Microsoft's decision to reset the passwords of 44 million accounts, is actually a good thing. If your account is affected, thank...

December 10, 2019 07:34 PM

7 Steps to Take When You're Feeling Stuck in Life

Life -- Lifehack - Life can throw curve balls your way and challenge you even when the best of conditions have manifested in your movement through it....

December 10, 2019 07:30 PM

Parents Who Pay for Everything Shortchange Their Kids

Life -- Kiplinger - We've gone from being Helicopter Parents to Bulldozer Parents, who annihilate all obstacles in our kids' paths. And what do kids...

December 10, 2019 07:30 PM

Grow your own blood vessel model in a dish

Life -- Phys.org - Personalised blood vessel testing kit could unravel causes and treatments for heart attack, stroke and vascular dementia, find scientists.

December 10, 2019 07:29 PM

Google Photos getting the ability to add blur to any photo on Pixel first

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google has announced today that over and above the standard monthly security updates, Pixel users can now expect to receive...

December 10, 2019 07:12 PM

Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online

Tech -- TechCrunch - An online company that allows users to obtain a copy of their birth and death certificates from U.S. state governments has exposed...

December 10, 2019 07:09 PM

Chrome OS 80 adding a tab strip tablet-optimized interface to Chromebooks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - A new finger-friendly tab strip user interface will make it easier to navigate tabs on Chrome OS tablets and 2-in-1 Chromebooks....

December 10, 2019 07:06 PM

Google adds robocall screening and more to the Pixel 4 in first 'feature drop'

Tech -- The Verge - Google plans to start regularly releasing "feature drops" for its Pixel phones, bringing a number...

December 10, 2019 07:06 PM

Pixel feature drops to bring new tricks to Google's smartphones

Tech -- Liliputing - There are a few key selling points for Google's Pixel smartphones. They tend to have great cameras. They get security and software...

December 10, 2019 07:05 PM

Apple Device Buyback Company Second Life Mac Adds Second West Coast Procurement Director

Globe Newswire -- Second Life Mac, the most experienced Apple device buyback partner, announced it has added a second Apple expert to manage device buybacks on...

December 10, 2019 07:04 PM

15 browser extension essentials you need to go online

Tech -- Mashable - Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better.

The right side of my browser window...

December 10, 2019 06:30 PM

December 09, 2019

What are the top 100 freelance skills at the end of 2019?

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - The end of the year is fast-approaching and many companies are putting forward their insights, whether they're reflecting...

December 09, 2019 06:30 PM

10 leadership books to strengthen your skills in 2020

Enterprise -- The Enterprisers Project - Check out these books for wisdom to help you lead with courage, compassion, and emotional intelligence in the year...

December 09, 2019 06:29 PM

Baseball Star Ortiz Makes First Appearance Since Being Shot

U.S. News -- Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic nearly six months after he was shot in what...

December 09, 2019 06:08 PM

Goldman Plans To Launch Robo Adviser Next Year

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Goldman Sachs is planning to launch digital wealth management services to customers with as little as $5,000 in 2020.

The company...

December 09, 2019 06:00 PM

More Americans Delaying Medical Treatment Due to Cost

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Putting off treatment for a medical condition because of the cost is at a high ebb in the U.S.

December 09, 2019 05:57 PM

Machine learning can help us understand conversations about death

Life -- EurekAlert - Researchers at the University of Vermont's Vermont Conversation Lab have used machine learning and natural language processing to...

December 09, 2019 05:41 PM

Prescribing anticoagulants in the ED for atrial fibrillation increases long-term use by 30%

Life -- EurekAlert - Patients prescribed anticoagulants after a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation in the emergency department are more likely to continue...

December 09, 2019 05:40 PM

Even light alcohol consumption linked to higher cancer risk in Japan

Life -- EurekAlert - In a new Cancer study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks.

December 09, 2019 05:39 PM

A Scientist Grapples with Parkinson's Disease

Life -- Psychology Today - Parkinson's Disease: Facts and Feelings

December 09, 2019 05:23 PM

Follicular lymphoma remission for 2+ years indicates disease-free status could be lifelong

Life -- EurekAlert - People with follicular lymphoma, a slow-growing lymphatic-system cancer, who have been treated and are in remission for at least...

December 09, 2019 05:22 PM

Sleepless in your 60s?

Life -- Psychology Today - Not as nightmarish as you think

December 09, 2019 05:21 PM