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Enriching Your Music Through Wireless Earbuds

Wearing headphones while doing any kind of physical exercise can be a nuisance. Those earbuds never seem to stay put in my ears — regardless of the size. And I finally found a completely wireless pair I loved several months ago, before losing them.<p>But then I discovered two of the latest Bluetooth …

Consumer Tech

11 Life Lessons From Buddha That Will Soothe Your Soul

Guatam Buddha is at the center of Buddhist teachings, and his words of wisdom have been passed down over the millennia through oral teachings and …

The best music-making gear of 2016

We're going to split our selection into three sections. The first is for gear that was released this year, the second wave is reserved for gear …

Gartner's Top 10 Tech Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore in 2017

Steadfast robots replace hotel desk clerks and retail workers, autonomous cars and drones transport robots that deliver packages more efficiently, shopping sprees take place in virtual reality – these are just a few of the innovations Gartner, Inc. predicted during a webcast entitled, “The Gartner …

Machine Learning

19 Best Bluetooth Speakers for Blasting Tunes Without Wires

From sub-$20 picks, all the way to ultra premium offerings with high price tags, there is a Bluetooth speaker for every taste and budget. Check out some of the best picks available that will deliver your favorite tunes without wires.<p>Bluetooth speakers are a highly diverse bunch, so choosing the …

How To Shop for a Modern, Minimalist & Earthy Look

Erin and Tobin's condo in Rhode Island is a perfect blend of minimal decor and bright, bold colors. The bright yellow backsplash and colorful poster …

Home Decorating

If You Want Your Employees to Stay, Maybe You Should Do This

We all hear about the revolving door of engineers and programmers constantly changing jobs in Silicon Valley and other tech hotspots. The exit …

Employment

How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the impression that all of America’s businesses are being run by messy-haired …

Entrepreneurship

10 Grooming Gadgets Every Man Needs

A fair whack of the multimillion-pound grooming industry might be smoke and mirrors, but there are certain gadgets that are more essential than snake …

Men's Fashion

The 11 Greatest Gadgets Of 2016

These are the Best of What's New<p><i>Read about the other Best of What’s New winners from the November/December 2016 issue of</i> Popular Science.

Our IQs have never been higher – but it hasn’t made us smart

We tend to assume that our intelligence is simply a matter of nature and nurture – but as the celebrated psychologist James Flynn explains to BBC Future, many other factors can stunt or boost your IQ, right down to the person you choose to marry.<p>James Flynn is worried about leaving the world to …

University of Oxford

8 Great Tools Still Made in the USA

American craftsmanship at its finest.<p>The majority of hand and power tools that were at one time manufactured in America are now being produced offshore, like most consumer products. But there are a few stalwart tool companies that have remained committed to being <i>Made in America,</i> not only investing …

This Magically Expanding Coffee Table Just Keeps Going and Going

It just keeps getting bigger!<p>Ok, so you've seen collapsable tables, tables with leaves, or tables with fold down extension. Forget that stuff. Those old tricks look extremely lame compared to this expandable table from Ozzio Newood.<p>This is a coffee table clown car—the extensions just keep coming. …

Anthony Smith Couldn't Find Small Business CRM Software. So He Built His Own. Now It Has 1.2M Users

Anthony Smith, a 38-year-old software developer, was working in Perth, Australia, in 2009, when he began helping small businesses in their efforts to move to the cloud. While Salesforce is the giant of customer relationship management software, known as CRM, small companies needed something much …

Small Business

16 Hard Truths About Our Relationships No One Wants to Admit

We all long for authentic relationships, but, even in our overly connected lives, these relationships are hard to find.We meet people and socialize …

Relationships

20 Movies You Should See Before Awards Season

This is your movie cheat sheet for the rest of 2016.<p>After a summer of mediocre blockbusters and a lot of (unnecessary) sequels, awards season is finally upon us! Theaters will be flush with top-notch films and you'll be able to spend Friday nights watching something more worthwhile than <i>Suicide …

Blockbusters

The World's Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn't Call Him That | GQ

What if we told you there was a man who had unlocked the secret to human joy? That despite all the pain and suffering and bad news out there, a monk on a mountaintop in Nepal has discovered a kind of template for How to Be Happy. In fact, so wise and ebullient is Matthieu Ricard that he's been …

Meditation

Spark Moments That Matter

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired …

Psychology

Airhome: This Is How You Stream High Quality Music Without Speaker Clutter

We’re living in a golden era of wireless music. Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music combined with portable speaker systems mean you can use your smartphone to play and control music wirelessly, pretty much anywhere you want it.<p>However, wireless streaming music isn’t perfect. First, most …

Audiophile

10 Reasons You Don’t Have an Amazing Life (And How to Fix Them)

Wondering why your life seems blah? Most likely it's one of these reasons. Lucky for you it's never too late to fix them.<p>Who doesn't want their life to be amazing? No one really wants to live a life of blah mediocrity. But stuff just gets in the way. Life happens. Maybe you think you don't have …

Happiness

A $1,500 smart oven made me the perfect leg of lamb

If you'd like to cook more but tend to feel disappointed by the results, you might be interested in the June. Announced last year, the June is an intelligent oven outfitted with a camera, a scale, a bevy of sensors and the guts of a smartphone or tablet (It has an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip plus a 2.3GHz …

Nvidia

9 must-have tech gadgets under $100

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>More annoying is that accessories and gadgets vary in price substantially, so it can be difficult to decide whether the step-up to the …

Wearable Tech

Father's Day Tech Gift Guide

In the Digital Age, there are two types of dads. The first is the dad who would love to get any technology-related gift on Father's Day. The second dad doesn't realize he would love to get anything techie, but when he does he's excited and eager to open the box to set it up. As Father's Day 2016 …

Depth Of Field

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

Self-improvement

How Your Barber Can Help Put a Stop to Your Thinning Hair

It's almost as simple as losing your beer gut.<p>Like the slow acquisition of the dreaded beer belly, hair loss is one of the unique downsides of being a man.<p>But while we all know the solution to the former—quit the beer, buy some running shorts—tackling male pattern hair loss, something that affects …

Hair

9 Classic Haircuts That Will Never Go Out Of Style

What do the mullet, the ponytail and the bowl cut have in common? For a while, some men decided they looked good. And they were wrong even then.<p>What …

Hair

Portable decanter deftly preserves wine with airtight insert

Either alone or with company, those able to polish off a bottle every few days probably don't give wine freshness too much extra thought. It's the …