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Smiley Face Screws Bring Joy to Your D.I.Y. Projects

It's easy to overlook a screw. This ubiquitous object hasn't majorly changed in our lifetime, and you wouldn't expect it to. Well, forget the standard Phillips and flat-heads, because Japanese designer Yuma Kano created the <i>Screw 🙂</i>, a take on the universal product that has its head imprinted with a …

Why You Should Work A Tough Job, Even When You’re Old

Can your job condition your brain to stay active into old age? A new study from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor suggests that it might.<p>The study took place over a long period of time, from 1992 to 2010, and involved 4,182 subjects. Those subjects worked in all kinds of jobs, from all kinds …

Ann Arbor

Drones vs. balloons: Zuckerberg explains why wings are better for the internet than helium

When Facebook(s fb) and Internet.org revealed their intentions on Thursday to connect the developing world through aerial drones and satellites, the …

You killed me at hello: 26% of car wrecks involve phones

Despite all the warnings about the dangers of talking or texting while driving, a new study suggests that the situation is getting progressively …

Text Messaging

Japan Display shows off 5.5-inch, quad-HD mobile phone display that might land in iPhone 6

Japan Display—one of Apple’s iPhone display suppliers—announced a new 5.5-inch mobile phone display this week that could provide a hint at what we’ll see in the next iPhone. The display. The display sports a resolution of 1,440x 2,560 (or quad-HD) and a pixel density of 538ppi—well above “Retina” …

Manchester United's David Moyes 'driven to succeed more than ever'

The under-fire United manager insists he has "great support" from fans, despite some of them planning to fly a 'David Moyes out' banner before their game against Aston Villa on Saturday<p>David Moyes, the embattled manager of <b>Manchester United</b>, remains defiant despite the prospect of public humiliation …

David Moyes Believes Manchester United Fans Still Back Him Despite Plans for 'The Wrong One' Banner

David Moyes believes Manchester United fans preparing a 'Moyes Out' banner to be flown over Old Trafford are entitled to do so.<p>Plans for disgruntled …

David Moyes, Robin Van Persie and Andre Villas-Boas's Twitter namesakes bond over abuse from football fans

Twitter users @moyesy @rvp and @avb have been subject to predictable hatred online thanks to their unfortunate handles on the site<p>For all of the internet's many faults, (bullying, grief-mocking, any website with the word "lad" in its name), its ability to bring people together can still warm the …

Pellegrini: Toure the best in the league

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to see Yaya Toure rewarded for his excellence by being crowned PFA Footballer of the Year.<p>The Ivorian …

Moyes: United squad a challenge for all

David Moyes has taken a lot of the blame for Manchester United's struggles this season, but he believes Sir Alex Ferguson would have also found it …

David Moyes blames 'ageing' squad for Manchester United's poor showing

David Moyes has defended his disastrous first season in charge of Manchester United, claiming even Sir Alex Ferguson would have struggled had he still been the manager due to the "ageing" squad he inherited.<p>Ferguson retired in the summer having won 13 Premier League titles, two European Cups, five …

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele Star Together in New Emirates Advert

Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he's the star of the show in a new Emirates advert—until it turns out that Pele is.<p>The Portuguese star hears fellow passengers singing the praises of a footballer, and he assumes it is him, until the Brazilian legend pops out from behind.<p>Ronaldo does get the last laugh, …

Soccer

Man Utd: David Moyes says Sir Alex Ferguson would struggle

<b>Manchester United manager David Moyes says predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson would have struggled this season.</b><p>The defending champions are seventh in the Premier League, 26 points worse off than at the same stage under Ferguson last year.<p>Some supporters have organised for an anti-Moyes banner to be …

Walmart Just Revealed How Poor U.S. Shoppers Are

Walmart is no stranger to sensational headlines, but there’s at least one story this week that is just begging to be taken apart. Anyone who thinks “Walmart Just Revealed How Poor Its Customers Are” is an accurate reflection of the facts, needs to keep reading.<p>Because the problem isn’t that Walmart …

Google more than doubles Eric Schmidt's pay package to $19m

Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were paid their customary $1 salaries last year<p>Google paid co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin their customary $1 salaries last year while executive chairman Eric Schmidt's compensation more than doubled to $19.3m.<p>Most of Mr Schmidt's raise stemmed from …

Silicon Valley

Fear of the waffle taco has driven McDonald’s to offer free coffee

Apparently $1 wasn’t cheap enough.<p>The world’s largest fast food chain, McDonald’s, usually charges a modest buck for coffee, but it will be offering its cups of “joe” for free to customers across the US over a two-week span beginning on March 31 and ending on April 13. This is the first time …

McDonald's

Things go from 'bad' to 'less bad' for BlackBerry

BlackBerry is still losing money, but the bleeding is slowing down.<p>The beleaguered smartphone maker posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its fiscal fourth quarter on Friday. Shares surged out of the gate, rising 6% in morning trading, though the stock was down 2% by the afternoon.<p>"The reality …

Citigroup hurt by negligent auditing on failed stress test: Financial Times | Reuters

(Reuters) - Weaknesses in auditing led to Citigroup Inc failing the U.S. Federal Reserve capital assessments, fueling fears that there is negligence in controls at the U.S. bank, the Financial Times reported on Friday citing executives and others sources familiar with the matter.<p>A man walks past a …

Wal-Mart Says This Is The Delivery Truck Of The Future

Walmart, whose fleet includes 6,500 trucks, 55,000 trailers and employs 7,000 drivers, announced in 2005 that it intended to double fleet efficiency by 2015. According to the company, fleet efficiency has increased by 84% since that announcement.<p>The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, or WAVE, is …

Clearing the air

IT IS a blindingly affluent city where Bentleys and Ferraris have become nearly as common as Fords and Volkswagens. So it does not come as a surprise …

Bill Ford: 'Self-Driving Cars Are Coming'

Even Detroit’s Big Three see self-driving cars in their rear-view mirror.<p>In a wide-ranging interview on Thursday at the Forbes Reinventing American Summit, Ford executive chairman Bill Ford talked about rebuilding his family’s company’s — and the future that will soon disrupt automobiles through …