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Winning The Sea Breeze Game

This is a story about the physics of sea breezes. Yeah, I know...the last thing you want is a physics lesson. But take it from me - someone whose …

Sailing

CEOs with Daughters Run More Socially Responsible Firms: An Interview with Henrik Cronqvist

The Study: Henrik Cronqvist of the University of Miami and Frank Yu of China Europe International Business School compared the corporate social responsibility ratings of S&P 500 companies with information about the offspring of their chief executive officers. The researchers found that when a firm …

CEOs

Get a Mohu Leaf HDTV antenna for $14.99

From the Cheapskate: A must-have for cord-cutters, this paper-thin antenna can really pull down the local channels. Plus: a fantastic educational app bundle!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers</i> …

Tech Trends

Build your own smart, modular speaker with SparkBlocks

You've seen modular controllers and even modular phones, but here's a new twist: a modular speaker system. Meet SparkBlocks, a crowdfunded audio system that's just as elaborate (or simple) as you want it to be. The basic unit is little more than a portable speaker with a 4-hour battery, but you can …

How To Make Your Own 'Fallout 4' Pip-Boy

Alas, if you’re looking to get one of the coveted <i>Fallout 4: Pip-Boy Editions</i>, you’re out of luck. The gaming public went wild over Bethesda’s canonical peripheral and bought out the entire stock in a flash, leaving hopeful wasteland wanderers to scrounge eBay. And there’s no new stock coming …

Nintendo Wii

Six reasons why there are two 5Gs … and maybe more

My company, InterDigital, recently sponsored a survey conducted by the Telecom Industry Association on the topic of 5G development and deployment – one of the first of its kind, and necessary reading in these early days of 5G. Necessary reading because, quite frankly, we’re still in the earliest …

Use Google Maps to see where you've traveled

Google's new Your Timeline feature shows all the places you've visited, using your smartphone's GPS. Learn how to use to your advantage.<p>Google Maps has been tracking everywhere your phone has gone, and now it's ready to share that data with you, and only you. Using a handy new feature called Your …

Maps

BMW wants you to know when traffic lights change

Traffic lights are supposed to help keep driving orderly, but they often create more tension than they resolve. How do you know that the green light won't turn yellow before it's too late to slow down? BMW thinks it can help. It's the first automaker to offer in-car support for Connected Signals' …

Android News

Reservations for first all-liquid metal Turing phone are now open

You can now reserve the anticipated Turing phone, known for being the first all-liquid metal phone.<p>The phone comes in three color schemes: purple and gray (beowulf), blue and red (pharaoh), and red and white (cardinal). Like the iPhone, the Turing offers three storage sizes: 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB, …

World's Largest Floating Wind Turbine Installed Off Fukushima Coast

Renewable Energy

Call Windows' Cortana assistant with this Bluetooth button

Now that Microsoft's voice-guided Cortana assistant is up and running in Windows 10, you might be eager to trigger it without leaving the "hey Cortana" feature on (which might sap battery life) or staying within reach of your computer. If so, Satechi might just come to your aid. It's releasing a …

Microsoft's VR headset to ship to developers 'within the next year'

Microsoft just launched Windows 10 on Wednesday, but it's their wireless virtual reality headset, the HoloLens, that people are really excited to get …

Pre-pay for 3 months of Sling TV and receive a $50 Best Buy credit towards the purchase of eligible streaming devices

Sling TV is offering new subscribers a $50 Best Buy credit towards eligible streaming media players when signing up for three months of service. This deal will net you significant savings or completely cover many popular devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Stick, Google Nexus Player and Xbox …

10 Upcoming Phones to Get Excited About!

Zenefits Is An HR “Rocket Ship” — But Some Customers Get Left Behind

It's one of the fastest-growing business software companies of all time. But a number of its small business customers tell a story that shows the risks of astronomical growth.<p>Mike Hawkins' four-month health insurance nightmare began in November, when he started doing business with a Silicon Valley …

HitchBOT Gets Mugged in 'City of Brotherly Love' En Route to San Francisco

The little robot's stated goal: To see whether robots could trust humans.<p>Sometimes bad things happen to good robots.<p>A child-sized robot called HitchBOT saw its hitchhiking journey across the United States come to an abrupt end in the city of Philadelphia, just two weeks into its travels. The robot, …

Robotics