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Vortex Is A Toy Robot That Teaches Kids How To Code

DFRobot, a company that has been building robots for the education market since 2008, this week introduced its first attempt at making a robot accessible to all children, with the debut of Vortex – an interactive, programmable robot aimed at kids 6 and up. The Vortex robot pairs with iOS and …

Robotics

ISIS activity prompts threat level increase at bases - CNNPolitics.com

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Security conditions at U.S. military bases have been increased over growing concerns about terror threats, officials said Friday.<p>A U.S. official confirmed to CNN that U.S. military bases are now at "Force Protection Bravo," which is defined by the Pentagon as an "increased and …

National Guard

Nike backs Obama on trade with pledge to create 10,000 U.S. jobs

BEAVERTON, Oregon (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, co-opting Nike Inc’s famous slogan, told Democrats on Friday to “just do it” and support a trade deal with Asian countries that the shoe company said would help it create up to 10,000 U.S. jobs over 10 years.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama waves as …

Globalization

Eminem, Yelawolf release 'Best Friend' music video

Alabama rapper Yelawolf dropped his sophomore collection, <i>Love Story</i>, earlier this week, and it featured just one collaboration (does that even happen …

Nike Designer Says Marty McFly's Power Laces Are Coming Next Year

If there was <i>one</i> disappointment about Nike's awesome <i>Back to the Future II</i> Air Mag, it's that the shoes didn't have Marty's power laces (and that they …

Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday. After decades of research and development, the NRL has created a transparent, bulletproof material that can be molded into virtually any shape. This material, known as Spinel, is made from a synthetic …

Facebook seems to be breaking the App Store rules, but Apple probably can’t stop it

Over the past few weeks, Facebook has announced quite a few changes coming to its platform. Some of the biggest changes are occurring within its Messenger application. Facebook Messenger will immediately begin allowing users to download a slew of third-party apps and tools from partners like Pic …

Land Rover Launches New Range Rover SVAutobiography Flagship: Live Photos

With prestigious brands Bentley and Maserati readying new luxury SUVs, fearing that its own contender in the segment, the Range Rover, may soon be …

Land Rover Range Rover

5 Strategies for Improving Calls and Increasing Sales

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>The successful sales professional will begin all conversations from the prospective client’s point of view. They encourage prospective clients to speak first and share everything on their mind. This is the simplest and most direct route for …

Customer Service

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

The Inventor Of These MagSafe Headphones Thinks He Outsmarted Apple

But is he right? The future of his magnetic headphone adapter, Magzet, hinges on the answer.<p>Over the past decade, untold numbers of people have taken a look at the MagSafe cable charging their MacBook and thought to themselves, “Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there were a MagSafe for headphone …

Audiophile

Dual Skyscraper Design that "Erases" Shadows Between Them

Gaming the sun through geometry and reflectivity<p>For something that gives life to our planet, the sun can be a pain in the ass, at least in cities. …

Walkie-talkies

Nendo’s Innovative New Suitcase Is As Versatile As It Is Beautiful

If you’re a seasoned traveler who is convinced that a hard-shelled carry-on is the only one worth considering, Nendo wants to change your mind, at least partially. The Japanese design house has teamed up with Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano to create a hybrid suitcase with a hard-shelled body and a …

Furniture

Google's Energy-Generating Kites

Google's Energy-Generating Kites<p>via popularmechanics.com<p>Google’s secretive innovations lab Google[x] will launch an 84-foot power-generating kite next month in its quest for more efficient clean energy solutions. The test flight is the culmination of years of work on Project Makani, a program that …

Coco Chanel

A Gamer’s Wet Dream

The next best thing to headset VR, the Xgamer combines accelerated gaming with a curved screen cinematic experience. Its 10-inch, 1080P, 180 degree …

Industrial Design

iPhone 6 Vs Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge: Samsung Gatecrashes Apple

This is the big one. The big kahuna. The ultimate smartphone showdown in 2015. The iPhone 6S? It will arrive too late. The HTC One M9? Loved or loathed it won’t come close to generating the same cultural awareness or sales figures. For better or worse, the iPhone 6, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are …

Phones

Here's the Terrifying Truth About Metal Shards in Your Food

Kraft Foods is recalling 242,000 cases of its Macaroni & Cheese product because “metal shards” have been found in some boxes. The recall is getting …

Agriculture

6 Easy Steps to Getting the Right Suit Fit Every Time

Your baggy suit is making you uncomfortable, and your too-tight suit is making us uncomfortable. Here's how to find the middle ground.<p><b>1. Shoulders</b><p>The seam of your shoulder should end where your shoulder ends, and any padding or rigid structure that adds so much as a millimeter of unnecessary shape …

Men's Fashion

The Week in Review: Net Neutrality Rules Pass

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted for new rules Thursday that will regulate broadband Internet as a public utility for the first time. The five-member commission voted along party lines to ensure content is not blocked on the Web and that media companies cannot speed up the Internet …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Tiny wearable could keep your kids from getting brain damage

LAS VEGAS — Football in America is under attack after the revelation that concussions cause serious brain damage rocked the NFL. Youth participation has plummeted in the last two years but the folks at Linx have a new solution that will help parents keep track of when their kids are getting pounded …

Las Vegas
Human Rights

At last! A washing machine invented which does two different loads at once

Electronics giant LG showcases at CES the twin wash machine which allows delicate washes to be carried out at same time as a main load<p>Some of the hassle may about to be taken out of doing laundry with a first-ever washing machine that simultaneously handles two separate loads.<p>The Twin Wash system …

Washing Machines

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

Imagine looking out your window one morning and seeing a bird at your feeding table that looks as if a male and female of the species had been cut in half lengthwise and two opposite-sex sides had been carefully sewn together to create one individual. Perhaps you’d suspect a prank; maybe a local …

Birds

SanDisk Ultra Dual flash drive targets Android phones, tablets

In mid-November, SanDisk introduced its iXpand flash drive for the newest iPads and iPhones, and not to leave Android users in the dust, the company …

Gear & Gadgets

Intel buys $25 million stake in Google Glass rival Vuzix

Intel has bought a 30 percent stake worth $24.8 million in smart glasses manufacturer Vuzix. The US chip-maker may have missed out on rise of the smartphone (the vast majority of mobile chipsets are designed by rival ARM), but is apparently determined to be at the forefront of wearables. Intel has …

Google Glass

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

Ian Mulgrew: Family mediation keeps divorce out of the courtroom

Print<p>Related<p>Family mediation is where yoga was 10 years ago, its practitioners say, and it’s not going to take a decade to catch up, given the desire …

The Decline Of Male Workers, Visualized

Where have all the men gone?<p>The <i>New York Times</i>‘ excellent data analysis site the Upshot posted two interactive infographics this week detailing the decline of men between the ages of 25 and 54 in the workforce over the past 15 years. Due to fallout from the recession, there are more men in their …

Demographics