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Newly Discovered Object Revives Speculation of Planet X

The likely-dwarf planet adds to the mounting evidence of a dark super Earth at the outer boundary of our solar system.<p><i>This post has been updated with comments from discoverer Scott Sheppard.</i><p>Move aside, Sedna and 2012 VP113. There's a new most distant object in our solar system, and it strengthens …

12 ways to be richer a year from now

There's no point agonizing over that - it's what happens to most people.<p>But you <i>can</i> do something about it.<p>Here are 12 ways to be richer a year from now.<p>You don't have to do them all, of course, but accomplishing just a few could make a big difference in your life a year from now.<p>Even more important, …

3 Numbers Every Dividend Investor Should Understand

The simplest way to find the right dividend stocks for you.<p>When selecting dividend stocks, there is no shortage of options. A quick search shows …

Removed: Boot up: Raspberry Pi password caution, new Nexus details?, mistakes Jobs made and more

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Raspberry Pi

Five Ways to Beat Others in the Stock Market

The stock market is a difficult and often competitive game, and one that can come with its fair share of letdowns. Approximately 90% of traders will lose money; 70% or more of mutual fund managers fail to beat the S&P 500 each year. These are some pretty hard statistics to swallow, but the good …

Jim Rogers Reveals The Key To Being A Successful Investor

The way you become a successful investor is by investing only in what you yourself have a wealth of knowledge about.<p>Everybody knows a lot about something. Cars, fashion, whatever it is - you know a lot about something. If you do not know what it is you know a lot about, just step back and take a …

On Xiaomi, OnePlus, and reaching the future faster

Xiaomi and OnePlus (a convincing rebrand of Chinese firm Oppo / 广东欧珀移动通信有限公司) are two darlings of the technology industry. Their handsets, loaded …

Mobile Technology

There's now a vending machine that dispenses hot french fries

<i>By Kate Taylor, Entrepreneur Staff</i><p>In a world where you can buy shoes and cupcakes via vending machine, why not french fries?<p>Entrepreneurs and students at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have invented a vending machine that serves up fresh batches of french fries and condiments, reports …

APIs Are The New FTEs

Gaurav Jain Contributor<p>Gaurav Jain is a principal at Founder Collective. He co-founded Polar and was an early product manager for Android.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How To Be A VC Without Any Capital<br>• You’ve Only Got One Shot At Building A Consumer Unicorn<p>Facebook, Google and Twitter have to deal …

Badminton: Chen Long ends the barren spell in Indonesia

JAKARTA: Tears of joy trickled down Chen Long’s face as he lifted his second World Badminton Championships title.<p>The world No. 1 gave an outstanding …

Olloclip’s Macro Pro Lens Gives Your iPhone 6 Camera 21x Magnification

Olloclip is a company that may need no introduction for many of you after their quick change lens system for the iPhone took Kickstarter by storm in …

Scientists map genes at work in human embryos' earliest days

A team of scientists in Sweden has broken open the genetic recipe for a human embryo's first three days of development, chronicling what happens in the crucial hours that follow the union of egg and sperm.<p>The order in which a human's 23,000 genes awaken and start the process of building a person …

Hands-on with Huawei's new flagship smartphone, the Mate S

Huawei's design ideas might not be wholly original, but that doesn't mean the company's not building great smartphones. Its new flagship, the Mate S, is the case in point. Some models have a pressure-sensitive screen that just happens to have the same name as Apple's Force Touch technology and the …

Asus VivoStick Continues The Trend Of PCs On A Stick

Windows 10 in the palm of your hand<p>The Asus VivoStick is the latest HDMI dongle computer out of the Taiwanese computer maker. The VivoStick offers a Windows 10 machine in the same slim, tiny form factor as a USB drive, or Google's Chromecast. Like the latter product, it seeks to replace the need …

Windows 10

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful.<p>Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech or even posture or gestures. It’s usable communication.<p>It’s the very same thing when it comes to …

UI Design

Scientists used a 3D printer to determine the 'perfect' penis size

A study recently conducted by academic researchers is putting concerns about penis size to bed — no pun intended.<p>The study, led by sexual …

Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet

Samsung and smartwatches have had a tenuous relationship. It's not for lack of trying — Samsung released six different smartwatches before Apple even launched one — it's just that none of them have been particularly good. Chunky designs, slow performance, and limited software have all been things …

This startup's fast charging battery software could land on cell phones next year

A handful of high end smart phones like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 are starting to offer the ability to quickly charge a cell phone with …