How much energy is generated in the gym?

150 years ago everything in our homes was manually powered. Households relied on human power to operate their pedal-operated washing machines, sewing machines or bicycles. Nowadays, we use electricity to power almost everything. But with so many of us going to the gym regularly, what if we could use the …

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When is it okay to borrow against your 401 (k)?

Ideally, never… or at least rarely. Looting our retirement piggy banks can be tempting when a financial emergency arises or perhaps when we are looking for money to finance the purchase of a home or to pay off some high interest credit cards. Even if IRS Rules Authorize Retirement Plan …

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New iPhone iMessage GIF search brings up adult images

One of the most important new features in iOS 10 is that the iMessage app now supports extensions. In other words, you can add additional features including the ability to find and add GIFs. The problem is, the content filter doesn’t seem to work very well, leading to decidedly NSFW …

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Dear America, we invented the worst candy. Love, Boston

Earlier this week my esteemed colleague Alistair Birrell wrote an article detailing the many candies invented in Massachusetts, going so far as to say that “When it comes to candy, Hershey, PA has nothing on Boston.” While I’m sure the people of Chocolatetown, USA take attacks on their candy references …

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broadband for gamers | High gaming speed

The most obvious online feature is multiplayer to connect with your friends, but even single-player games benefit from being online – downloadable quests and in-game patches for example. What is the best broadband for gaming? Your broadband doesn’t have to be particularly fast to play games. But you need decent …

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