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7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking initiative is essentially assuming the risk of a possible failure. When doing so, you put yourself out there and things don’t always go as planned. But the alternative is choosing to be inactive.<p>If you're a leader, it's vital that …

Employment

A Google Glass App That Detects People's Emotions

Human is happy<p>Sometimes people are hard to read. Why not leave all that work to a computer? Perhaps you could use this experimental app that works in Google Glass. Aim Glass's camera at a person's face and the app reads the human's facial expression and tells you to what extent the person is …

Best Buy Selling LG G Watch With A $50 Discount

Not too long ago, LG announced its premium LG G Watch R featuring a circular design with Android Wear as its operating system. The smartwatch is not …

Wear OS

Asus says it will unveil the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet on Wednesday

The ZenWatch will reportedly sell for under $199<p>Asus says that it's built the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch to date and that it plans to fully unveil it just two days from now, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Called the ZenWatch, this will be Asus' first Android Wear smartwatch, …

Samsung's New Necklace Is The Strangest Tech Product We've Seen All Year

The Samsung Gear Circle can be paired with a smartphone to receive calls and listen to music, similar to existing high-end earphones and headsets. But one thing that is new about the headset is its magnetic locking system, which turns the earphones into a vibrating necklace when they're not in …

Earphones

What will Apple's September 9th event mean for the Mac?

All the invite says is "Wish we could say more," but the fevered imagination of some folks went into overdrive Tuesday after images of the invitation …

How sweet, I want one!

The 'iPhone 6' Could Be A Whole Lot More Expensive

Here's one reality about the new iPhone that Apple fans might not be so excited about: It might be the priciest iPhone yet.<p>Many expect the so-called iPhone 6 to be a complete overhaul of the 5S, packed with several new features that could push costs up. Back in April, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek …

Apple’s new replacement program will fix the bad battery in your iPhone 5

Apple has launched a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices that “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”<p>If that sounds like you and you bought your iPhone 5 between September 2012 and January 2013, you …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Fun-Da-Mental

Samsung virtual reality headset photo surfaces

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Barone Firenze/Shutterstock<p>Samsung’s rumored reveal of its first virtual reality headset at the IFA consumer …

Lower-Body Exercises That Will Melt Belly Fat | Men's Health

Compared with smaller muscles, your leg muscles burn more fat before it can deposit around your organs, explains study author Michio Shimabukuro, M.D., Ph.D.<p>Start melting your middle by adding these three lower-body exercises to your routine today.<p>(If you’re looking for a full-on belly blasting …

T-Mobile Is Testing An App That Unlocks Your Smartphone With A Single Button

The good news: T-Mobile is playing with the idea of letting you unlock your phone (so that it can run on other carriers) with a single click. Hurray! No more convincing customer service to help you, or digging through endless forums for a tutorial that may turn your phone into a fancy paper …

FCC Chairman brushes off Verizon's excuse for throttling unlimited LTE plans

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't happy with Verizon's reply to his strongly worded letter, which chastises the company for its plans throttle some unlimited LTE subscribers. See, Big Red defended the move and reasoned that the other major carriers (AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) do it too, and it's a …

Americans battling Ebola fueled by faith -- and, in one case, Starbucks

Like the other American who volunteered to help others in Africa and ended up with Ebola, Nancy Writebol is driven first and foremost by her fervent faith.<p>Still, that doesn't mean she doesn't need -- or deserve -- a pick-me-up.<p>So, after arriving at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital from Liberia, …

Can US 'secret serum' stop Ebola outbreak?

On Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the West African outbreak of Ebola an "international emergency".<p>In the US, two Americans who contracted the virus are being treated with a secret serum, and are understood to be recovering in Atlanta.<p>The serum is controversial because it has …

Disease

Ebola drugmaker's stock soars

Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals soared Friday after the Canada-based firm said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had allowed potential use of the company's experimental Ebola drug to treat those infected with the deadly virus.<p>The stock closed up more than 45% at $20.70 on a day when the World …

WHO: Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency

Global health experts on Friday declared the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach.<p>Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are battling the Ebola virus, which has also spread to Nigeria. The virus has killed 961 people from the …

The Mi Band Will Track Your Workouts And Unlock Your Phone For $13

It might not come to the States, but Xiaomi’s new fitness tracker represents the future of the low-end wearables market.<p>On Tuesday, popular Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi revealed the Mi Band, a dirt cheap $13 Fitbit that promises the full range of things that most fitness trackers do. That includes …

Wearable Tech

Fixed Raises $1.2 Million For A Mobile App That Fights Your Parking Tickets For You

Fixed, the clever mobile application that helps you fight your parking tickets just by snapping a photo of the ticket with your mobile phone, has now closed on $1.2 million in seed funding. Investors in the round include Y Combinator, Merus Capital, Scott Banister, John Cobbs, Mark Randolph, Matt …

LEAKED: Here's The First Photo Of Samsung's Upcoming Virtual Reality Headset

The headset, which will be called Gear VR, features a modular design that will let you slide in a Galaxy phone into the front of the headset.<p>Earlier this year, Engadget first reported that Samsung is developing an Oculus Rift-style virtual reality headset, and Business Insider independently …

Virtual Reality

Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion

Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014. The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans.<p>These people say that the …

Star Wars Episode 7 plot details suffer unconfirmed leak

The site Badass Digest posts what it claims is a partial synopsis of the plot for the next instalment in the franchise, directed by JJ Abrams<p>Spoiler alert: although these details remain unconfirmed, those eager to know as little as possible about Episode VII may wish to avoid reading this article. …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming

On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best<p>Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with …

Google Street View Cars Are Sniffing Out Climate-Destroying Methane As They Drive

While they’re making pretty pictures of our city streets, why not hook up some environmental sensors to the Google Street View Cars? These maps will show you where very bad gas leaks are.<p>Methane leaks are a truly insidious contributor to climate change. They’re not as well-publicized as CO2 …

GoTenna Lets You Text Your Friends Even When There's No Signal

Anyone who sends texts (so, that's pretty much everyone) knows that sending messages in big crowds or remote places is often a lot easier said than …