Two of the biggest obstacles to exercising for many is finding a time and place to work out.
Tao Wellness unveiled a tiny fitness device on Sunday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas called the WellShell that aims to help people get some exercise where ever they happen to be, whether on an airplane, on the couch, or in the office. The pocket-size device uses isometric exercising -- the application of pressure -- to improve strength, muscle tone, and circulation, the company said Sunday.
"Most people are so busy that despite wanting to be more fit, they … Read more
For the first time, Apple is offering a 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro model with Intel-only graphics silicon. So what is Intel's best graphics chip yet, and how good is it?
That $1,999 MacBook Pro is powered by a quad-core Haswell Core i7 processor with Intel's Iris Pro 5200 graphics. (The high-end $2,599 MacBook Pro adds a standalone Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics processing unit to the 5200.)
Apple describes the 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro's Iris Pro as "128MB of embedded memory to accelerate processor- and graphics-intensive tasks by acting as an ultrafast … Read more
When Dr. Teresa Myers took a call from a woman who thought she'd gotten strep throat right smack in the middle of an important business trip, the Akron, Ohio-based family medicine physician who loves telemedicine so much she actually does it in her spare time didn't mean to scream.
But when the patient -- hoping a doc could diagnose her problem via her iPhone camera so that she could get a prescription without going to an ER -- pointed her phone's flashlight toward the back of her throat, Myers couldn't restrain herself.… Read more
With a number of useful features for keeping track of your cash flow, accounts, income, and expenses, MoneyWell for Mac takes the traditional envelope budgeting method to a whole new level. The program comes with a fully-functional, free trial version limited to 200 transactions.
After downloading, MoneyWell for Mac starts up with an initial menu that features good graphics and well-labeled buttons. Users can immediately use the program on their accounts or play with it using a sample document. This is helpful so users avoid making mistakes on their actual account files. The program, itself, lists the current account balance … Read more
Wells Fargo was the target of another distributed denial-of-service attack.
The bank's Web site was slowed down by the attack yesterday, affecting a certain number of customers, according to Fox Business News.
"Yesterday we saw an unusually high volume of Web site traffic which we believe was a denial of service attack," a Wells Fargo spokeswoman told CNET today. "The vast majority of customers were not impacted and customer information is safe. For customers who had difficulty accessing the site, we encouraged them to call us by phone, use ATMs or try logging on again as … Read more
New research out of North Carolina State University suggests a link between seniors who play video games and a healthier sense of well-being.
As reported this week in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, researchers surveyed 140 people ages 63 and older (the group's average age was 77) and placed them into one of three categories: regular gamers (at least once a week), occasional gamers (less than once a week), and non-gamers.
It turns out that those who were regular or occasional gamers reported higher levels of well-being and social functioning, while non-gamers reported higher levels of depression and … Read more
Whenever I attend a professional sporting event, two things seem certain: high prices and T-shirt cannons.
This basketball season, the chances of catching a flying T-shirt improved greatly for Philadelphia 76ers fans, with the debut of the world's largest T-shirt cannon.
The weapon of mass comfort, officially known as "Big Bella," weighs 600 pounds and can fire up to 100 shirts per minute. Judging by the startling straight-down-the-double-barrel picture supplied by the Sixers, the device appears somewhat similar to a jumbo Gatling gun. … Read more
Wells Fargo is the most recent mega-bank to be hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack. According to the Wall Street Journal, roughly 220 customers filed complaints of outages on its Web site today saying they had problems logging on.
"The amount of bandwidth that is flooding the websites is very large, much larger than in other attacks, and in a sense unprecedented," chief executive of private security firm CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch told the Wall Street Journal.
Places like McDonald's, Cracker Barrel, IHOP, and Denny's are just a few of the restaurants you normally see when traveling the roads of the USA. While many of these places say they offer healthier choices, you probably know there are better options than chain restaurants. So if you're seeking some local cuisine, or you have special dietary needs, why not reference a guide made for just that?