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HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries due to fire concerns

HP is asking the owners of some laptop models to send their batteries in for a replacement to make sure their devices don't catch fire. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a notice about the recall, which affects around 101,000 computers. Those who have HP, Compaq, HP …

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

Psychology

15 Time Travel TV shows: past, present and future

Time travel has been a television mainstay for at least fifty years and has, appropriately enough, gone through the decades (sometimes) growing more …

The Google phone is almost as good as the iPhone

Google's pedestrian Pixel is a photography powerhouse<p>If you want to know what I do for a living, the answer is I fret. I spend my summers swapping Android phones every week, never finding one that does everything I need quite as well as I want it to. Then the iPhone comes along in the fall, acting …

10 Big Changes 'No Man's Sky' Needs To Be An Even Better Game

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is the big video game release of the week, and it’s already something of a controversial release. A lot of people love the game, and a lot of people feel let down.<p>I have something of a love/hate relationship to the game as well, which I made fairly clear in my last post. This is a game …

No Man's Sky

Five Leadership Lessons From The Jedi

In the universe of <i>Star Wars</i>, there’s a lot you can learn about what <i>not</i> to do from the mistakes made by the Emperor and Darth Vader during their ill-fated tenure as leaders of the Galactic Empire. But while it’s always fun to learn from somebody else’s mistakes, it’s also important to have positive …

Leadership

A Scientist Believes This Rogue Planet Could Endanger All Life On Earth

3K<p>SHARES<p>Don't panic, but at least one astrophysicist believes there's a mystery planet that follows an unusual orbit through our solar system — and …

Universe

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cabane, author of "The Charisma Myth."<p>Here's a rundown of the skills you can learn to become more charismatic:

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

Universe

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Self-help

One Of The Best Pieces Of Armor In 'Fallout 4' Isn't What You Think

At a certain point in <i>Fallout 4</i>, you find yourself in the min/max game. It happens in any RPG. You’re out of the early phases, you’ve gained some levels, you’ve got some weapons, and you’re nearing the point when your character can start to really swing his or her weight around. At that point, I …

RPGs

How to get Quiet back in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Players who have sneaked their way through the entirety of <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> know that, at some point, one of your more valuable sidekicks leaves Mother Base and can no longer be deployed as a buddy during missions. But as of today, thanks to the game's latest patch, that's no …

How to Play Android Games on a PC

Maybe you want to prop up your terrible <i>Clash of Clans</i> team by running an alternate account on your laptop. Maybe your addiction to <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> has grown to the point that your poor phone’s battery life just can’t hack the kind of binges you need nowadays to get your fix. Maybe you really just …

Android News

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

Sci-fi or real life? Six fictional ideas that are happening now

As scientists invent a Back to the Future hoverboard, here are some sci-fi ideas that have become reality - and a couple that might not be far away<p>Good news for Back to the Future fans as Lexus claim to have <b>invented a hoverboard</b>. They're <b>not the first to make the claim</b>, but it seems we are inching …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Five day 'fasting' diet slows down ageing and may add years to life

<b>The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) improves longevity while cutting the risk of cancer and diabetes by half, scientists have found</b><p>A five-day diet which mimics fasting could slow down ageing, add years to life, boost the immune system and cut the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists …

Holistic Medicine

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

The greatest fan films ever made

From Indiana Jones to Star Wars, you'll believe that a man can fly – for around £3000, a toaster and an old vacuum cleaner<p>Forget the cinema. If you want to see your favourite cinematic universes brought to life, there's only one place to see it truly done justice, and that's on the internet.<p>Yes, …

Why regular lie-ins are a recipe for an early death

Adults who regularly sleep for more than eight hours are at risk of dying early, new study suggests<p>Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night are 30 per cent more likely to die early, a new study suggest.<p>A decade-long study shows adults who regularly sleep more than eight hours, categorised as …

Sleep

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Wiltshire monument may have been equivalent of ‘an ancient Mecca on stilts’ according to an idea put forward by former museum director Julian Spalding<p>Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and …

Oxford University

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Universe

Cancer is not a merciful killer – the research billions are well spent

Contrary to Dr Richard Smith’s piece in the BMJ last month, the psychological effects of cancer and the toll of chemotherapy make it a far from ideal way to die<p>“Cancer is the best way to die,” declared Dr Richard Smith in an article in the BMJ last month. And what’s more, we should “stop wasting …

Cancer

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Now There's A Torrent Network That Could Be Impossible For Police To Shut Down

BitTorrent is the internet file-sharing technology that virtually all illegal file-sharing sites use to let people download stolen movies and music. It works by distributing the download of a file between lots of computers, meaning that no single server hosts all of the content.<p>The way BitTorrent …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Here's How To Figure Out Everything Google Knows About You

The more Google knows about you, the more it can match you to an advertiser who thinks you are an ideal customer. Advertisers are willing to pay more for ads served to ideal potential customers. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to …

Android Phones

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