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Whether you're diabetic, have high blood pressure, another health condition or just want to keep an eye on what you eat, sometimes it's necessary to count calories and keep a careful eye on the food you put in your body. The SITU Smart Food Nutrition Scale, nearing the end of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2014 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Veil, by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, is the latest creative installation at Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. For ten minutes every hour, the iconic structure disappears behind a big billowing fog until the mist dissipates and whaddya know—there it is again! Read more... Source: Related Topics:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff strategy guide: Help Peter and all your favorite characters rebuild Quahog faster and better than ever! In Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, you're tasked with rebuilding Quahog after Peter and his chicken nemesis, Ernie, have destroyed it. In order to do so you'll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
We all wish the United States had better trains. (If you don't, you should.) That's why this subway-style map of every U.S. Highway and Interstate in the country is so much fun. You can almost imagine heading down to your local stop for a quick jaunt up the East Coast.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Skala, Bjango's next generation interface design tool for Mac, is still under development but a component of it, Skala Color, has just launched — and it's free for everyone. Skala Color is pretty much everything you want in a color picker. From Bjango: Skala Color is a compact and feature-rich... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Need to brush up on your cooking skills, but only have your iPhone close at hand? Don't panic: Google has quietly brought its Helpouts service to iOS. Much like the existing Android software, the iPhone-sized app (sorry, no iPad version) lets you... Source: Related Topics: game of thrones Fort... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
The Olympus SH-1 seems at first like any other compact point and shoot camera with a long zoom. But it includes a signature feature usually found in the company's interchangable-lens bodies: 5-axis on-sensor image stabilization. Read more... Source: Related Topics: Golden Tate chuck norris Space Jam 2 Bode Miller... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Dual-layer, foldable protection for your Nexus 5 that stores everything your wallet can. It's been a little over a week since I've had any kind of real protection around my Nexus 5, that is until I got my hands on this new Intelligent Wallet. These foldable cases are a new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Welcome to our coverage of all the best Black Friday deals. Deals are continuing to pour in, and this post will be constantly updated right up to the point when our Cyber Monday guide goes live. These deals are all subject to change and subject to price-matches (especially online price... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
November 15, 2013 06:00 PST | 09:00 EST | 14:00 UTC Not a TechBrief subscriber? Sign up for a free subscription. >> ESCAPE VELOCITY: New FCC chairman tells wireless carriers to unlock cell phones, by Jon Brodkin: "[New FCC Chairman Tom] Wheeler formalized his view today in a letter to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
The Architect's Journal reports that Zaha Hadid will be the architect of Iraq's future parliament building, confirming rumors that have swirled for months. The supremely expensive building is the London-based architect's third planned project in the country where she was born. Read more... Source: Tags: Breeders Cup 2013 Andre... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Making CyanogenMod the third major mobile ecosystem is a lofty goal, but the minds behind the custom Android ROM have just made it easier for smartphone users to join their ranks. Rather than installing the operating system by hand, folks can now rely on the freshly-released CyanogenMod Installer ... Source:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry abandoned its sale process on Monday, and announced it will replace its chief executive. Fairfax, BlackBerry's largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said it won't buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private but said it and other investors will inject $1 billion as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
After being sidelined for more than two years because of knee injuries, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will finally fight again at UFC 169 Feb. 1 against interim belt-holder Renan Barao. Cruz last fought and won with a unanimous decision over now flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in October of 2011. After... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the leaders of the intelligence committee in Congress are rejecting National Security Agency-contractor Edward Snowden's plea for clemency. "Mr. Snowden violated U.S. law," White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday about the former systems-analyst-turned-fugitive who has temporary asylum in Russia. "He should return... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
According to a recent article on, the notion that poison candy is routinely distributed to unsuspecting children on Halloween is a myth perpetrated by advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers in the 1980s and ’90s. But historically, candy meant for young consumers has sported poisonous-sounding, WTF wrappers and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Supporters of women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas Capitol on July 1, 2013. Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images Austin-based U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel handed down a major decision this afternoon in a hotly contested abortion battle. Assessing two controversial provisions of the restrictive new abortion law... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Don Mischer NBC has acquired the American Comedy Awards and will broadcast the ceremony in May 2014. The network has tapped Emmy winner Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare to serve as executive producers on the awards show honoring those who have achieved new heights... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
October 22, 2013 06:00 PDT | 09:00 EDT | 13:00 UTC Not a TechBrief subscriber? Sign up for a free subscription. >> HAPPENING TODAY: In case you don't realize how fast Apple's iPad business has gone down the tubes, by Henry Blodget: "On October 22nd, Apple is finally launching new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
By Dominic Lau TOKYO (Reuters) - Australian shares climbed to a five-year peak on Monday, taking cues from the U.S. S&P 500's <.spx> record high as investors bet the Federal Reserve will not start winding back its cheap money policies until next year. The change in expectations followed a 16-day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - Four months after President Hassan Rouhani's election, Iran is reviewing the house arrest of two opposition leaders, but conservatives may fear the consequences of freeing men who remain heroes to many Iranians. Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, candidates who led the "Green Movement" that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet in the Oval Office at 3:15 p.m. ET (1915 GMT) on Tuesday with Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, and other House Democratic leaders, the White House said in a statement. The meeting comes as Congress struggles to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Carefully keeping her baby out of view of the pesky shutterbugs, Kim Kardashian left Casa Vega after lunch with her pal Jonathan Cheban on Saturday (October 12). The 32-year-old reality star wore a short-sleeved white top, blue jeans, and knee-high brown boots as she put North West into the car.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
No, tell us how you really feel, Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder has been making himself scarce as he enjoys political asylum at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, but in a recently released letter that he penned to actor Benedict Cumberbatch back in January, Assange definitely pulls no punches. "Dear... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Bennettexxhal89's blog
Demonstrators react Thursday to the Supreme Court decision (Evan Vucci/AP) The?Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold the individual mandate in the president's health care law solidified health care as the cornerstone for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign. But it remains a tricky issue for Democrats running for Senate in conservative... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Bennettexxhal89's blog