Nathan Byren

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Rocki turns your old sound system into WiFi-enabled speakers

The Rocki concept has been floating around for a bit, but now the company's ready for the hardware startup rite of passage that is the Kickstarter campaign. The idea's a pretty straightforward one: a module that plugs into the back of an existing sound system via audio jack or RCA, essentially …

Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: fall 2013

As the leaves turn to gold and flutter from the trees, the Engadget team digs out their scarves and mittens to get ready for the mad rush of phone launches that take place ahead of the holiday season. We've seen big devices (both large and high-profile ones) enter the world over the last few …

10 photo highlights today

The picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of top photographs from around the world<p>• For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

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The 10 most common sex mistakes

1. Getting too intimate<p>When it comes to verbal seduction, less is more. You might think it's what she wants to hear, but letting the conversation …

7 do's and don'ts for a better-working brain

The secret to a brain that's on its A game at all times: staying healthy from head to toe. Habits like keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels …

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Hugh Herr's TED Talk on Biomechatronics

Hugh Herr is leading the way in biomechatronics - a field that studies the merging of mechanical elements to the human body. Laurence Gonzales' …

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What do maps mean to you?

Whether it's a beautifully illustrated treasure map, something scrawled on the back of an envelope, a conceptual brainstorm or even a palm reading, share your maps with us and explain their significance<p>To me, maps mean getting lost. Lost in other worlds (the maps in literature), lost in the art of …