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Mercedes is mimicking Tesla

That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans to sell standalone battery packs for home and commercial energy storage.<p>Yet that seems to be an idea the world's oldest car manufacturer is pursuing as well.<p>Mercedes-Benz now plans to enter the energy-storage …

Energy Storage

Microsoft accidentally leaks plans for a new Wi-Fi hotspot service

On-the-go Wi-Fi access may soon be a lot easier for Microsoft customers.<p>The company plans to offer a Wi-Fi hotspot service to individuals and …

The Backed Pack: Onkyo-powered Kokoon headphones help you drift off to tunes then measure sleep quality

<i>Each week our friends at Backerjack provide an update on a hot crowdfunded tech gadget. This week we profile Kokoon, which has raised more than half a million dollars, quintupling its funding goal with more than a month to go.</i><p>Countless people around the world suffer from trouble sleeping, with 70 …

Apple has solved the problem of sharing your earbuds with a friend

The earphones are equipped with different sensors that can determine if they are being shared by multiple users, according to the patent. The earphones can take different actions based on whether there are one or two users.<p>For example, if a single user is detected, the headphones may play music in …

Earphones

Sol Republic’s Relays Sport are form-fitting in-ear headphones for $50

Last year, Sol Republic came up with a brilliant way to tackle the irksome problem of earbuds that won’t stay in with the Relays, a pair of in-ears …

Consumer Tech

These bluetooth earbuds are a workout game-changer [70% off]

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Earbuds can make or break your workout. If you're adjusting your buds or getting your arms tangled in strings at every half-mile …

Consumer Tech

Here's what happened when a CIA agent got caught with a polygraph by airport security in Southeast Asia

This story comes from "A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Ops Polygraph Interrogator" by Alan B. Trabue. _ The day was supposed to be a routine travel day between CIA offices, a simple one-hour flight from the international airport in a Southeast Asian capital city to another city …

Lie Detection

'Free' Windows 10 Upgrades Kill Priceless Windows 8 And Windows 7 Features

Tempted by Windows 10? You should be.<p>I have been part of the Windows 10 beta program since day one and I’ve witnessed the evolution of an OS that blends the best aspects of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Unfortunately Microsoft has now also confirmed that Windows 10 will kill some of its predecessors’ …

Windows 10

California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.<p>An air of decline and strange …

Water

Great over-ear headphones for every budget

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Whatever beat it is you march to, if you're doing it in an office environment, headphones are a must. You may love Taylor Swift's …

Consumer Tech

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala On Being Shot: 'My Weaknesses Died on That Day'

<i>Four months before she won the Nobel Peace Prize, FORBES brought teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai to our Third Annual Summit On Philanthropy, held June 17 at the New York Public Library. Laurene Powell Jobs, an education and immigration advocate and the widow of Apple cofounder</i> …

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Cyber Monday

Deflation Is Going To Cause A Scary New Kind Of Debt Crisis

Here he talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about the next deflationary bust - why it's coming, what it means for you, and how you can survive it.<p><b>Merryn Somerset Webb:</b> Let's start at the beginning. You are a firm believer, as I understand it, in the idea that we live in a deflationary environment and …

Economics

31 Gobsmacking Gorgeous Gifts

The ultimate shopping list for everyone you love, including yourself.<br>_Fashion Editor: Jorden Bickham

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Bob takes pride in being a truly great soldier of industry. He is first to arrive and last to leave his Santa Monica office every day (most weekends included) and eats almost every meal at his desk. He completes all his projects on time at all costs. He hasn't taken a full day off in over a year …

Santa Monica

Google's Chromebook Is Killing The iPad In One Key Market

Google's Chromebook laptops have become more popular in the classroom than Apple's iPad.<p>In the third quarter of 2014, Google shipped 715,000 Chromebooks to schools versus Apple's 702,000 iPads.<p>Experts say the Chromebook has potential to dominate the education market.<p>Rajani Singh, an analyst with …

Chromebook

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

I finally bought an Android Wear watch. Here’s which one and why

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Months before Google introduced its Android Wear software platform, I said that the first company to put Google Now on my …

Protesters and police spar in Hong Kong

Police clashed with activists at the main Hong Kong pro-democracy protest site Monday morning after a violent nighttime standoff when protesters surrounded government headquarters in the city's Admiralty district.<p>Authorities removed some tents and barricades at the main protest site before …

How Your Diet Shows up on Your Skin

Gluten and dairy and wine, oh my! Plus, check out all the past #BeautySchool columns.<p><b>Question:</b> Can your face reveal what's going on in your digestive system?<p><b>Answer:</b> Yes, according to practitioners of naturopathic medicine, like Dr. Nigma Talib, who performed "face readings" at a recent launch event …

The Best Cyber Monday Deals In Tech

A bunch of retailers including Wal-Mart and Amazon will be offering discounts that you can take advantage of without having to leave your home.<p>Most stores like Best Buy and Target aren't announcing deals until Dec. 1, but we've rounded up the best discounts we've come across so far.<p>From giant HD …

Mobile Technology