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How to add Bluetooth to your wired headphones

My current phone does not have a headphone jack. My favorite headphones need one. After being fed up with losing and forgetting dongles, I thought there must be a better way.<p>Despite a plethora of excellent wireless options currently available, my favorite portable headphones are a pair of in-ear …

Audiophile

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

Casio Pro Tek WSD-F20A Smartwatch Announced

Casio has added a new smartwatch to its range with the launch of the Casio Pro Tek WSD-F20A. The device comes with Google’s Android Wear OS.<p>The Casio …

Wearable Tech

Put these motion sensing LED lights everywhere w/ a 3-pack for $16 Prime shipped

Thousandshores Inc (98% positive feedback from over 220,000 shoppers) via Amazon offers the battery-powered OxyLED Motion Sensing LED lights 3-pack in both white or warm white for <b>$15.99</b> <b>Prime shipped</b> when you use code <b>MQJRAVDH</b> at checkout. Regularly $20, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked …

Arduino

EverCam Wireless Security Camera With 365 Day Battery

Eufy Security has created a new wireless security camera called the EverCam that offers an amazing 365 days of monitoring from a single battery …

Gear & Gadgets

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

Google

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

Mathematics

There's Actually No Such Thing as Different 'Learning Styles', According to Science

No Sharon, you're not a "visual learner".<p>When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us …

Pedagogy

44 Popular Superintendent & Teacher Approved EdTech Resources | Center for Effective School Practices

<b>Finding a suitable edtech tool without any references is like grasping for straws.</b><p>Online reviews of edtech tools tend to focus on technical features …

Education Technology

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

Televisions

This bonkers Chinese phone holds as much juice as the average laptop

It’s no secret I’m a little obsessed with obscure Chinese phone brands. As someone largely bored of the iterative nature of Apple and Samsung’s devices, the intriguing and distinct handsets pumped out of Shenzhen’s factories by the truckload have caught my interest.<p>Take, for example, the Blackview …

Mobile Technology

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

<i>Lifehacker</i> has collected a lot of "learn to code" resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you've already done a little coding …

Computer Science

‘Wild Wild Country’: Most Shocking Reveals From the Sex Cult’s FBI Informant

David Berry Knapp, aka Swami Krishna Deva, the former mayor of Rajneeshpuram, famously flipped on the cult. And his FBI testimony was eye-opening and …

Crime

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro review: A decent Android tablet, but it's no iPad

For the last few years, the tablet market has really been the iPad market and just this week we just heard about Apple's new 9.7 inch iPad targeted …

Gear & Gadgets

This common vegetable may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, study says

Researchers from the American Chemical Society recently conducted a study to explore foods, specifically beets, that may slow the progress of the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Samsung Suddenly Reveals 'Bold' Galaxy Note 9

Samsung boasts “bold reinvention” will be at the heart of the Galaxy Note 9. Personally, I have my doubts but Samsung’s new revelations do strongly suggest something will be significantly different this time around…<p>After it confirmed the Galaxy Note 9 last week, the ever-reliable SamMobile spotted …

Galaxy Note

Why Teachers And Students Should Blog: 18 Benefits of Educational Blogging

This post unpacks 18 reasons why teachers and students should have a blog. I summarise them all in a PDF poster which you're welcome to use in your …

Teaching

WEBINAR | Best Practices for Integrating Digital Materials into your Course

When it comes to course materials, most students prefer digital materials — they are portable, easy to navigate, and available anytime, anywhere.<p>In …

Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

Quantum Mechanics

How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

Self-improvement

Google Chrome's latest experiment lets your write songs in your browser

In case you needed another excuse to procrastinate today, Google Chrome just launched a new music experiment, and it's pretty addicting.<p>It's called …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

6 Uses for Google Classroom Ask a Question

6 Ways to Ask A Question in Google Classroom One reason I love Google Classroom is how easy it is. If you’ve ever sent an email you have the …

How a Tiny Insect Was Used to Trace the Origins of Human Clothing

Important clue: The head louse is a bloodsucking insect that lives only on the scalp – but the body louse doesn’t venture towards the head.<p>Humans are …

Engineer splices Amazon Alexa into a Furby - the result is 'Furlexa' and it's TERRIFYING

An enterprising engineer has combined Amazon's voice-assistant Alexa with a children's Furby toy.<p>The result is something terrifying.<p>"I thought I'd …

Wow, The National Writing Project Offers Wonderful Online Writing Opportunity To Students

The extraordinary National Writing Project has done it again and is offering a too-good-to-pass-up online writing opportunity to students.<p>Here’s an …

Top 20 foods to raise your hemoglobin levels

Everyone who wants to have an optimal health, needs to have a healthy eating regimen. In case your diet doesn’t contain the most important nutrients, …