Researchers create a headset to turn your jaw into a tiny power plant

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We’re no strangers to projects that try to capture the power of the human body, but here’s one with a peculiar twist. A pair of researchers from Montreal’s École de Technologie Supérieure have cooked up a headset that, while extremely…

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22Sep

EE scoops up 58 Phones4u stores

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When Phones4u entered administration, it immediately shut all of its doors and put thousands of employees on notice. It didn’t take long for Dixons Carphone to secure 800 positions, with Vodafone sweeping in shortly after to buy 140 Phones4u stores…

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22Sep

HTC will mark its return to tablets with Google's Nexus 9

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Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus device have swirled for some time, but only recently have details of a possible next-generation tablet started to become apparent. Not long after NVIDIA inadvertently leaked that the Taiwanese company is linking up with…

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22Sep

Watch a tiny robot fly an aircraft nearly as well as a real pilot

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Autonomous aircraft are likely to be the future of air travel, but we’re not quite there yet; even with autopilot systems in place, most airplanes are designed with human pilots in mind. South Korean researchers may have a clever robotic stopgap,…

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22Sep

Almost all the sci-fi spaceships you know are on this massive chart

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If you regularly follow geek culture, you’ve probably seen early versions of Dirk Loechel’s spaceship comparison chart, which shows the relative sizes of vehicles from science fiction games, movies and TV shows. Well, it’s finished — and it’s even…

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22Sep

How would you change ASUS' Transformer Book TX300?

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Dana Wollman is so well known as Engadget’s in-house laptop expert that, during Q&A sessions on the Engadget Podcast, people would call her “Laptop Lady.” Points off for not learning her name, but the honorific still stands to this day, and her…

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22Sep

13 DIY Tricks for Fashion Emergencies at Work

By , September 21st, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

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Even the biggest hot shot in the office can’t always be prepared for an unexpected fashion emergency when you’re at work.

Scuffed shoes and loose buttons happen to everyone, and you don’t always have the tools to fix those little problems when they arise. Nobody carries around a shoe-shining kit in their back pocket, after all.

See also: 16 DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Boring Basics

But if you’re ever caught in an emergency, Dr. Ngozi Etufugh, a fashion expert and blogger for IHENAEWU.com has some tips and tricks help you out of a scrape, just in time for that big meeting.

Don’t panic, DIY is coming to your rescue. Read more…

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21Sep

White House Intruder Wielding Knife Prompts More Security

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WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following an embarrassing security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him.

Increased surveillance and more officer patrols are among the measures that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has ordered, as the elite agency strives to ensure such an incident can’t happen again. Pierson has also launched a full investigation into what went wrong.

See also: White House Fence-Jumper Made It Inside Before Getting Caught Read more…

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21Sep

6 Expert Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media

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Today’s kids are more social media savvy than ever. A whopping 80% of teens online use some form of social media, and they’re sharing more information about themselves on social networks than they have in the past.

While growing up online has its benefits, it poses new risks. Between cyberbullying, oversharing and giving into peer pressure, a child’s misuse of a social network can turn into a serious problem.

See also: 10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

For many parents, navigating their child’s social media presence is not only worrisome, but also challenging. But with the right approach, parents can set positive examples for their kids and teach them how to use social media responsibly and respectfully Read more…

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21Sep

3 Things to Know Before Embarking on an International Job Assignment

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As corporations expand across borders and move into new markets, the business world is truly becoming a global marketplace. So why limit yourself to working your entire career in just one country? Leaving home in search of new career experiences can position you as a sought-after player in the global economy, and potentially lead to a big leap forward in your career, either abroad or back at home. But fair warning: International assignments are not necessarily for the faint-hearted or unadventurous.

See also: What Are the Best-Kept Secrets for Career Success?

We spoke to three women leaders about why they signed up for international roles, what it did for their careers and what they wish they had known before they went. Each responded with similar, yet unique, experiences, offering up three distinct pieces of advice for those seeking international assignments. Read more…

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21Sep

Weird Sennheiser Ad Says Urbanite Headphones Were 'Born to Pamper' Ears

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Are your ears longing for some pampering? A nice, hot bath perhaps? Sennheiser’s quirky new ad claims its Urbanite headphones will help them “feel oh so good.”

Launched at this year’s IFA consumer-electronics show in Berlin, the Urbanite is best described as Sennheiser’s answer to Beats: stylish, bass-heavy, on-ear headphones that cost $199

See also: 3 Smart Headphones That Rival Beats

But Sennheiser seems to know that all those offerings — plus its pedigree as a maker of great headphones — might not be enough to draw attention. So in its new ad, the company showcases a man with a heavy German accent (Sennheiser is a German company) who is wearing an Urbanite headphones costume, while seducing a giant ear. Yes, you read that correctly Read more…

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21Sep