11 Signs You’re Actually the Grinch
When you were a kid, The Grinch was the story of a scary green villain who’s only redeemed at the very end.
As an adult, it becomes increasingly easier to relate to Whoville’s resident shut-in. The poor guy just wants to stay home with his dog without having to deal with noisy neighbors! What’s so wrong with that?
Maybe the Grinch wasn’t evil, after all. He was probably just sick of the holiday crowds and pressure to buy the…
Animated Google Doodle Honors Computer Pioneer Grace Hopper
Today’s Google Doodle is an animated tribute to computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who was born on Dec. 9, 1906 in New York City
Hopper is best known for being one of the designers of COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages, which was created in 1959 during the Conference on Data Systems Languages
COBOL is still in use today, especially by government and military agencies as well as banks
Treadmill Runner’s Funny Karaoke Session Revs Up Grammy Season
Music has the power to make our bodies do things: dance spontaneously, cry unexpectedly and even sing along intensely. These emotional reactions to songs are the premise to the Recording Academy’s new advertising campaign for the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Dubbed “Music Unleashes Us,” the ad campaign got into full swing Monday with the launch of four commercials — one of which the academy shared first exclusively with Mashable.
A treadmill runner in the video, above, can’t resist singing along…
5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014
2013 was a big year for consumer health technology. According to mobile tech consultancy Research2Guidance, there are now close to 100,000 mobile health apps in 62 app stores, with the top 10 apps generating over 4 million free downloads every day
This year also saw increased adoption of wearable tech, such as the Nike+ FuelBand and Fitbit — a market that is expected to grow to 100 million units by the end of 2014
So if 2013 was the year of wearables and health apps, what’s on tap for next…
AskMD Is a Health Dashboard For Your iPhone
The concept of a symptom checker is familiar — we’ve been self-diagnosing on WebMD for more than a decade, and the plethora of Q&A sites and blogs puts more health information at our fingertips than we could ever need. Meanwhile, the medical industry is characterized as being slow to innovate
That’s changing with startup accelerators focused on health that include Rock Health, Healthbox and Blueprint Health.
The 10 Biggest Food Crazes of 2013
Hybrid foods, novelty burgers, borderline-insane juice cleanses: 2013 had it all
This year we saw the rise of the Cronut — likely the biggest pastry to hit America since chocolate chip cookies. We also chowed down on the noodle-y Ramen Burger (and even tried our hand at cooking our own.) And we all probably know someone who suffered through three days of juicing and lived to write a blog post about it.
Look back at these trends and…
Eye Publishing: Google Glass Gets WordPress Plugin
The articles you read in the future could be published through voice command or even a pair of eyes.
Google Glass users will now have access to a plugin app that works with the WordPress publishing platform, giving media organizations and bloggers a way to post and update stories, photos and videos directly through the high-tech eyewear.
The wpForGlass app — developed by public relations agency Weber Shandwick and not officially launched from…
RIP Google Reader and Winamp: 10 Tech Products We Lost in 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, it’s important not only to look back at what we gained this year, but what we lost as well.
From the death of Google Reader to the failure of the HTC First to the discontinuation of the iPhone 5, we saw lots of high profile products disappear.
The past year also saw the end of many legacy products and services. From the classic search engine AltaVista to the generation-defining MP3 player Winamp to the hideous blinking layouts of classic…
The Year in Microsoft: 10 Defining Milestones
Did Microsoft have a good year or a bad year? For a company with products as sprawling as the creator of Windows, Office and the Xbox, it can be hard to tell. Microsoft grabbed plenty of headlines in 2013, but for many different reasons. To figure out whether or not the company is on the right track, it helps to look at its recent past.
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, 2012 was a huge year for Microsoft. But it was also a rebuilding year, when it completely revamped…
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