10,000 steps a day? Largest fitness app study reveals why the US is fatter than Mexico

You must walk at least 10,000 steps a day to be in good health. Ever heard of that mantra? It might not be the most accurate way to measure activity, but the “10,000 steps” theory is built into the vast majority of fitness apps that use our smartphones as pedometers. Various researchers are now looking into the statement, and coming up with numbers smaller or larger, yet their overarching conclusion is that actually we have never had the ability to gain so much insight into people’s moving habits as with the proliferation of iOS and Android phones, or wearables that have activity …


Smartphones and accessories were among the top Amazon Prime Day sellers

For 30 hours starting last Monday at 9pm EDT, Amazon’s Prime Day was in effect with plenty of sales offering great deals on tech items. For example, Amazon sold the original smart speaker, the Amazon Echo, for 50% off during the sale. The top selling product over the 30-hour period was the smaller, hockey puck-esque Amazon Echo Dot. After a $15 discount, the smart speaker was reduced to $34.99 for a 30% haircut. Overall, Echo sales tripled year-over-year compared to last year’s Prime Day event.

Some of the best selling items during the sale were smartphones and accessories for them. The …

Best Amazon Prime Day 2017 deals on phones, tablets and accessories

Wakey, wakey, eggs and Prime Day deals! Well, that’s not exactly the way you would be awoken this morning, or maybe you never slept waiting for Amazon to post its third Prime Day deals edition, but still, it’s sure a nice way to start the day. Last year, Prime Day was a raging success, even bigger than staples of the promo sales like Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

As the name suggests, in order to qualify for the deals, you have to be an Amazon Prime member, but if you don’t want the membership fee and all the perks that come with it, you could just cancel …

Amazon announces its 2017 Prime Day shopping event – 30 hours of deals in 13 countries

The previous two Prime Days have been a runaway success for Amazon, so the e-tail juggernaut just announced the third. Prime Day is quickly becoming one of the biggest shopping events of the year, and the upcoming one will be very soon, on Tuesday, July 11, with hundreds of thousands of deals exclusively for members of Amazon’s Prime club, wherever they might reside.

What’s cracking? Well, for the first time those with a Prime account will be able to access no less than 30 hours of deal shopping, starting at 6pm PT/9pm ET on Monday, July 10. The deals will …

7 wedding apps that will make planning your big day a whole lot easier

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Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but actually planning it can make you want to pull your hair out. 

Lucky for us, we live in a time of smart phones and we all know there’s an app for just about anything. So if you are having trouble organizing your big day, we’ve compiled a list of the best weddings apps to make the process as painless as possible. 

1. WeddingHappy 

OK, so where do you even start? This free iOS app is great if you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing. Just put in your anticipated wedding date, and WeddingHappy will design a schedule complete with a checklist and suggested due dates.  Read more…

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The super-shiny Silver edition of the Xiaomi Mi 6 will… never see the light of day

Xiaomi — the little-known company with big aspirations, familiar to smartphone fans for its bargain-priced, premium-looking handsets. Well, we’d like to note that when we say “little-known” we mean for the Western markets — Xiaomi is a giant in its home country of China and very popular in neighboring India. It still has troubles with entering US and EU markets, but plenty of fans worldwide have managed to order Xiaomi phones via 3rd party retailers from China.

The company’s top-dog devices come from the Xiaomi Mi series, with the Xiaomi Mi 6 being the latest entry. …

Elon Musk's Father's Day was all sci-fi and tech, of course

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Like many dads around the world, Elon Musk is spending his Father’s Day making bad dad jokes and receiving the gift wrapped fruits of being a good parent. 

First, Musk took to Twitter to let his kids (who must be sci-fi fans, too) know that he’s not just a space and electric car mogul, he’s also on the dark side of the Force. 

It’s time they knew … pic.twitter.com/wt7XfXqTM6

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2017

Later, Musk seemed a little giddy when he posted a photo of a gift he received for Father’s Day: a luxurious, personalized iPhone case.  Read more…

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LeBron's Father's Day message is all about loving and dunking on his son

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LeBron James may have just lost the NBA Finals, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying Father’s Day in the best way possible — by celebrating one of his sons. 

Posting a well-edited video on Instagram on Sunday, James showed off the lavish celebration held for his son’s 10th birthday on Saturday.  

Aside from the telltale signs of a rich kid’s party (there were personalized football and soccer fields with his son’s name on them) we also get to see James dunking on his son’s friends and even chasing them around with water balloons.  Read more…

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Beyoncé's dad tweeted about the twins and is probably having a great Father's Day

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Matthew Knowles is the first member of the Carter-Knowles dynasty to speak out on the birth of the twins. 

Beyoncé‘s dad tweeted (and Instagrammed) a happy birthday card to the twins on this very special Father’s Day for him. “They’re here,” he wrote, but kept all other details private. He will presumably make soldiers out of the twins. 

They’re here!#beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday pic.twitter.com/woFRKoL7eO

— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) June 18, 2017

Knowles was a longtime manager of Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé, but their relationship has had some rough patches and he’s no longer working for her behind the scenes. Her dad is featured in Lemonade, though, and it seems like this family can get through anything.  Read more…

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Check out the best tech deals for Father's Day here!

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday! The day in which we show our gratitude to our fathers is traditionally accompanied by sales and discounts from various different retail stores in the US. Naturally, this means that it’s a pretty good time of the year to gear up on some tech, regardless if you’re buying it for dad or yourself (we won’t judge). 
Over the last several days, we’ve informed you on some of the better bargains that we managed to locate online, but we realize that keeping track of every separate article might not be …