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Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next.<p>Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette<p><b>First, start with these 5 books…</b><p>…

The 8 Best Android Personal Finance Apps

As exciting as mobile banking once was, this excitement turned to boredom, and then frustration as banks failed to keep up with third-party app …

Lifetime of Wireless Local Storage + 1-Yr of Ultra Secure Cloud Backup for Any Device, Anywhere

<b>IDrive Wi-Fi Wireless 1TB Hard Drive</b><p>Bye, Bye Internet Lag. Back Up Data Locally & Access It Instantly.<p>By iDrive | in Apps + …

Toshiba Encrypted Usb Flash Drive

On most occasions nowadays the Cloud or a micro SD card is enough for easily toting data around, but sometimes a USB flash drive is the best choice …

23andMe plans to use your genetic data to create new drugs

For over a year now, 23andMe has been stuck in a regulatory quagmire with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although it's still able to sell its personal DNA kits, the company is effectively banned from offering health-related genetic tests in the US. A few weeks ago it was given the …

Molecular Biology

The Tsunami's Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

Google Search Results Now Include Song Lyrics

Looking for the lyrics of your favorite tunes? Well, Google now displays the lyrics to some of your favorite songs directly in the search results.<p>Noticed by this Google+ user, when you search for the lyrics of some songs, you’ll see the result presented in a card-style format. This is probably bad …

Google shows off its first complete self-driving car

Google's vision for a self-driving car is inching closer to reality.<p>The Internet giant on Monday unveiled the first finished prototype of its driverless car . The vehicle doesn't look very different from the model Google first revealed in May, but this one is fully functional. (The headlights on …

Best Advice I Ever Got: Trust in the Process of Failure and Learning

Entrepreneurship is a winding, often uncomfortable journey. The trick to success is learning to live with that.<p><i>Originally from Bristol, UK, Kiran Panesar began programming in his early teens with a focus on developing iOS apps. At the age of 18, Kiran co-founded MobileX Labs, an app solutions</i> …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 810 Versus Apple's A8, The Chipset Behind The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus

<i>Updated 10:19 PST 12/16/2014 with more information about Snapdragon 810′s audio capabilities.</i><p>When it comes to the high-tech brains of high-end smartphones, there are only two players that really matter: Qualcomm and Apple. They make what is called a system on a chip, or SoC, which determines what …

Google’s End-To-End Email Encryption Tool Gets Closer To Launch

More than half a year ago, Google announced that it was working on an email encryption Chrome plugin that would make it very easy for anybody to encrypt their emails. Now, it looks like this tool is getting a bit closer to launch.<p>While it’s not ready for a wider release yet, Google this week moved …

We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data

Traditionally, privacy worries for consumers and tech companies have been limited to keeping information secure from third parties or hackers. But a series of internal abuses show that tech company employees often have universal access to user information, as well as reason — be it pure voyeuristic …

Privacy

The Invasion Of Wearables In The Workforce

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chris Bruce is the managing director of Thomsons Online Benefits.</i><p>Wearables have hit the market like a hailstorm. From watches to glasses, headgear to belts, to all assortments of chips and sensors built into clothes and accessories, this market doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime …

An Open Letter To Tim Cook About Game Censorship

<i>Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Tim,<p>I’m a huge fan of Apple’s products including my new iPhone 6 Plus. It’s gorgeous. I’m even more of a fan of what Apple has done …

Nexus 5 Retiring As Google Steamrollers Smartphones Towards Phablets

Google appears to have called time on the Nexus 5 handset. While the handset will remain on sale in the US and with selected retailers during Q1 2015, Google’s reference handset launched in 2013 is now in the twilight of its life.<p>TechRadar initially reported that stocks would simply not be …

Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

For a long time, if you wanted to get into PC gaming and experience the highest quality models, textures, and shaders that developers could come up with, you had to buy an overpriced gaming rig from someone like Alienware, a more affordable PC from a shady OEM, or build a machine yourself. It was …

Uber has an army of at least 161 lobbyists and they're crushing regulators

I bet the uniforms are snazzy<p>Just four years after launching in San Francisco, Uber has propagated across the world and could be worth as much as $40 billion. Part of that success — and what Uber makes headlines for — comes from its ruthless playbook to frustrate the competition and to invade any …