A Health-Tracking App Analyzed My Blood and Told Me I'm 31 Going on 54


It sounds like a pretty damn good deal: Pay a hundred bucks for a blood test and get five simple personalized nutrition tips that promise to add years to your life. Sold! I tried it. And I found, as with any data-based health app, its claims need to be taken with a hulking heap of salt. » 1/19/15 11:20am 1/19/15 11:20am

Get a new iPhone? Camera? Tips to Master Your Brand New Gadget

There are a couple things that can go through your head upon unwrapping a shiny new electronic device: hell yesss is closely followed by: uhhh, so how do I use this thing? You could read the instructional manual cover to cover, but c'mon F that. So, we've compiled some tips for how to master your newly gifted gadget.… » 12/26/14 3:30pm 12/26/14 3:30pm

The NSA Dumped Its Spying Violations While You Were Waiting on Santa

The U.S. government has released proof that it repeatedly spied on American citizens without being allowed to... and you probably missed it. The National Security Administration finally dumped a heap of redacted documents revealing the surveillance violations made over the last decade. Hooray for transparency! Of… » 12/26/14 11:15am 12/26/14 11:15am

Nothing Is Better Than These 80s Internet Depictions of Technology

Ever spend time imagining what the world was like the year you popped into it? I love it. Because man, 1983 was ridiculous. And terrible. And awesome. Michael Jackson did his first moonwalk. AOL, Microsoft Word and My Little Pony came into existence. The first consumer Camcorder came out (Sony!) and weighed 7353009… » 12/24/14 2:30pm 12/24/14 2:30pm

A Pen That Is Also a Charger Because Your Phone Is Dead Again

It should be simple: Charge phone overnight, wake up with enough battery to last the day; repeat. Nope. Try more like: Get home way too late, pass out, press snooze 748 times the next morning and get to work at 9:02 either with no phone at all or one whose battery now has about 20 precarious minutes of juice left… » 12/23/14 5:00pm 12/23/14 5:00pm