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Sure I'll clean my room: Apps to motivate children

If you’ve ever had a stubborn child refuse to do his or her chores, this Tech Minute is for you. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on two websites that can help motivate children to complete their tasks by offering various rewards as incentive.

By May 8, 2014


Symantec: Politically motivated DOS attacks detected in Vietnam

Security firms and Google reported DOS attacks on Web sites of Vietnamese activists.

By January 14, 2014


Basis Science Basis B1 Band

The $199 Basis Band offers a powerful mix of sensors and motivational tools, but pass if you'd rather spend less on a fitness tracker or aren't partial to big, watch-style designs.

June 11, 2013

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Fit Radio streams up-tempo tunes to motivate your workout

Available for Android, iOS, and the Web, this amazing app helps you reach the finish line with fun, high-energy music streamed free of charge.

By May 14, 2013


Study: What motivates people to exercise? Money

A new study finds that a group of obese people chose to exercise regularly rather than pay 20 percent more for health insurance, even if they found the program "coercive."

By May 9, 2013


Google motivates users with New Year's resolutions map

People around the world can now share their goals for 2013 in an interactive map, whether it's to make more money, spend time with their families, or travel to new places.

By January 2, 2013


'Dark' motive: FBI seeks signs of carrier roadblocks to surveillance

The agency wants tougher wiretap laws, and in its "Going Dark" campaign it's enlisted Homeland Security for examples of how companies like Comcast, Cricket, and T-Mobile are standing in the way.

By November 5, 2012


Stay motivated with free, fast-paced GetWorkDoneMusic

If you use music to help motivate you toward the finish line of your daily tasks, you're truly missing out if you haven't checked out this Web site.

By August 3, 2012


Get motivated by challenging your friends on Leap

Getting motivated is a huge challenge for most of us. With new iPhone app Leap, you can challenge friends to complete random tasks with you, hopefully providing some motivation in the end.

By February 29, 2012


Electric scooters go cheap with e-motive's bike scrappage scheme

Electric scooter vendor e-motive has a new bike scrappage scheme that gives bikers a cheap means of swapping their petrol-slurping two-wheelers for spangly new electric ones.

By February 3, 2011