Daily Archives: July 3, 2012

What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain

For all of its wild popularity, caffeine is one seriously misunderstood substance. It’s not a simple upper, and it works differently on different people with different tolerances—even in different menstrual cycles. But you can make it work better for you. … Continue reading

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Small, Regular Doses of Caffeine Offer the Biggest Mental Boost

It’s not often that a neuroscientist comments on the topic of caffeine consumption and how to optimize it, but Chris Chatham, author of Caffeine: A User’s Guide to Getting Optimally Wired, shared some of his tips for those of us who like … Continue reading

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Red Cross First Aid Puts a Wealth of Emergency Information in Your Pocket

Android and iOS: Whether you’re preparing for an emergency or in the midst of one, the Red Cross First Aid app overs plenty of knowledge. It’ll help you get ready for a potential earthquake, handle a broken bone, survive a … Continue reading

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Practice Recall, Not Repeating to Memorize Large Blocks of Text

Memorizing a large block of text is incredibly hard, but the folks over on Productivity 501 show a simple method to practice recalling information instead of repeating it, by reducing large chunks of text to just a few letters. You … Continue reading

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Syre | Uncrate

Despite our obvious affinity for Apple gear, we’ll be the first to admit that Apple’s wrist-friendly iPod nano is lacking a key feature: Bluetooth. The Syre ($50) is the most sensible way we’ve seen to add this functionality yet. By … Continue reading

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The computing platform in phone’s clothing | iMore

When Apple introduced the iPhone back in January of 2007, it was clearly aimed not at geeks but at mainstream consumers. Even though it lacked many of the basic functions offered by competing smartphones of the time, its multitouch interface … Continue reading

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iPad mini price rumor: Specs revealed, priced between $249-$299

Apple’s “iPad mini,” a smaller version of the company’s popular iPad tablet, will soon launch at a price point that may send shockwaves through the industry. In line with multiple earlier reports, Chinese-language MyDrivers on Monday reported a number of details surrounding Apple’s rumored iPad … Continue reading

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