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What’s The Biggest Career Mistake You’ve Ever Made?

Business blunders are always bad, right? Or are they? Our readers speak.<p>You know the saying: Hindsight is 20/20.<p>We’ve all made mistakes over the years. Conventional wisdom says that mistakes in business are bad. Or are they? Some would say that if you fear failure, you’ve already failed–heck, …

Employment

4 Fast Ways To Make Your Weeknights Better, More Productive

Turning off all those screens can help you enjoy your after-work evenings. It’s true.<p>I love writing about what successful people do before breakfast. But I also think that the real sign of a mindful life is how people answer a different question: What should I do after dinner?<p>From studying hundreds …

Crossword Puzzles

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ON JUNE 16th something very peculiar happened in Germany’s electricity market. The wholesale price of electricity fell to minus €100 per megawatt …

Best 4G network: AT&T vs Verizon vs Sprint

Not all 4G networks are created equal. AT&T, Verizon and Sprint use terms like 4G, 4G LTE and HSPA+ to market smartphones to customers.<p>However, these …

Telecoms

128GB iPhone may continue the 'every two years' rule

The iPhone 5S is expected to keep the same dimensions as the iPhone 5, but there's a slim chance that Apple may supersize its smartphone line with a …

Mobile Technology

Verizon HTC One to Hit The Shelves on 22 August

We have been hearing all sorts of predictions about the launch of HTC One on the Big Red. Earlier rumors pointed out that the device will be launched …

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Gear Specifications Leaked

We have seen a number of leaks in the past that points towards the possible launch of the mysterious smartwatch from the Korean giant – Samsung …

7 stories to read this weekend

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>I have tried to find some interesting reads that are anchored in contemporary life and its trends. Hope you enjoy them.<p>Why we …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

8-Year-Old Never Ages, Weighs Only 11 Pounds

An 8-year-old girl named Gabby Williams reportedly still has the skin of a newborn baby and she is still dependent on her mother, needing diapers, …

N. America's Oldest Known Petroglyphs Discovered In Nevada

Ancient North Americans gouged elaborate rock art into a heap of big boulders northeast of Reno, Nev., more than 10,000 years ago and perhaps 15,000 years ago. That makes the carvings the oldest known petroglyphs on the continent, according to a paper published in the <i>Journal of Archaeological</i> …

Space Station Crew Members Take a Walk in Space

Letters: The English language and a verbal warning

It is ironic, in an article that objects to changes in language (How language is literally losing its meaning, 15 August), that John Sutherland talks about "communication – verbal and written", thus losing an important distinction between oral and verbal, which used to mean "in words" in whatever …

Spacewatch: Moon-dust explorer

Long gone are the days when it was feared that the first spacecraft to reach the Moon's surface might be swallowed in a sea of dust. Although that didn't happen, lunar dust did prove a problem during the Apollo missions. Like a fine dark grey powder, and indeed smelling of spent gunpowder, it …

Meteorite hunter takes £10,000 rock to auction

A 2.9kg (6.4lb) slice of the Hambleton rock has been valued at between £7,000 and £10,000 ahead of its sale on Tuesday<p>Part of a meteorite that looks "a bit like a fruit cake" and is thought to be the UK's most expensive rock from outer space is to be sold at auction.<p>The Hambleton meteorite is an …

The Week In Numbers: On-Demand Quantum Teleportation, A New Mammal Species, And More

<b>2 pounds</b>: the weight of the olinguito, an adorable carnivorous mammal species just discovered in South America<p><b>20 millikelvins</b>: the temperature at which scientists recently achieved reliable, on-demand quantum teleportation<p><b>700 miles per hour</b>: the speed at which Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop railway …

Science Confirms The Obvious: The Pull-Out Method Is Not Great For Avoiding Pregnancy

It's even worse for avoiding herpes.<p>Today in scientific studies that confirm the obvious, we have a paper from the Duke University Medical Center that led to this stellar Reuters headline: "'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies." Well, um, yeah.<p>Most current guides on contraception cite …

Slack, The “Email Killer,” Already Has 8,000 Companies On Board

A number of apps are trying to reinvent how companies communicate internally. Email is broken, public social media may not be secure enough, and the BlackBerry is falling out of favor.<p>All of this has opened the doors for new programs like Slack that are trying to improve on all these different …

Apps

Why Google Axed Its “20% Time” Policy

The policy that gave rise to some of Google’s most iconic products–Gmail, Google Reader, Google Talk, and more–is being axed.<p>Employees previously used the search giant’s 20% time perk to work on side projects one day a week. It’s a policy that’s taken off in Silicon Valley, with other companies …

Employment

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Release Date October 17th Confirms Microsoft

After plenty of speculation as to when Microsoft would launch there new Windows update, Microsoft has today confirmed that the Windows 8.1 release …

Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 launching October 17th

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will be arriving on October 17th (well, in the US, anyway), confirming an earlier rumor of a mid-month launch. For some reason, the company's specified an exact release time of 12am on October 18th in New Zealand, which is 4am PT or 7am ET on October 17th. …

Future finally arrives as Martin Jetpack approved for manned test-flights

Every morning, we wake up knowing that the writers of the '60s, who promised us pill-sized meals and flying cars by the year 2000, had lied to us. But now, a New Zealand-based avionics company has been granted permission to start manned test-flights on the ultimate piece of retro-futurism: the …

This Google Glass app can help you ace your next job interview

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>With all of the sensors in Google Glass(s goog), is it possible to provide some biofeedback that helps in stressful …

LumoBack’s latest anti-slouching sensor takes on activity trackers with new metrics

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>LumoBack launched last year on Kickstarter as a “smart” posture sensor that buzzes whenever it senses its wearer is slouching. …

Unlock Chromecast's incognito mode to keep your browser history clean

Chromecast is a pretty neat little gadget, but there are some things you might not want showing up in your browser history -- we'll leave it to your imagination as to what those things might be. With that in mind, the folks at <i>Android Central</i> have put together a brief walkthrough to explain how to …

Textbooks now available through Google Play Books in US, iOS app updated to match

Google promised us that it would offer textbooks through Google Play Books this month, and it's living up to its word. American students can now buy educational titles or rent them for six months, with prices frequently undercutting paper editions. Appropriately, Google has updated its Google Play …

Why was Bruce Willis dropped from The Expendables 3?

Earlier this week, Sylvester Stallone took to Twitter to reveal that Bruce Willis would not be back as Mr. Church in <b>The Expendables 3</b> due to him …

Special Features - Have 2013’s Blockbusters Let Us All Down?

<i>Jackson Ball asks whether 2013’s blockbusters have let us down….</i><p>Cast your minds back to April of this year; <b>Iron Man 3</b> was just about to hit cinemas …