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This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, and the front "handles" don't just look cool -- they protect the volume knob and headphone cable from …

Audiophile

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts

RANKED: The Hottest Pre-IPO Adtech Startups Of 2014

Rubicon Project filed for an IPO, and its stock popped nicely on the first day — making adtech IPOs suddenly much more interesting than they used to be.<p>Tubemogul also filed for an IPO. DataXu confirmed it will do the same thing.<p>And, biggest of all, Pinterest looks like it is gearing up an adtech …

China seizes $14.5bn of ex-official assets

Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5bn from family members and associates of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China's biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, according to Reuters news agency.<p>More than 300 of Zhou's relatives, …

Bring Your Retro Games Into the Modern Age with These Emulator Tricks

You probably already know you can play your favorite retro games on your computer, tablet, or phone with an emulator. But emulators are good for more …

Retrogaming

Bill Nye Wins Over the Science Crowd at Evolution Debate

Some scientists were skeptical that Bill Nye the Science Guy, who made his name as the host of a TV show for children, could hold his own in Tuesday's debate over evolution and creationism — but now that it's over, his performance has won praise from those skeptics, and perhaps some respect from …

Critical Thinking

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

There Is Technically No Such Thing as an Electric Eel

There are, however, electric fish: eight-foot long, 600 volt, mouth breathing, alligator-killing fish.<p><b>Electrophorus electricus</b><p>Although there are a …

Biology

Remove Oily Stains from Clothing with Common Kitchen Items

Oil stains on your clothes are part and parcel of cooking. Act fast and they won't stay on. Food52 has a quick trick to remove them with common …

Teacher Job Protections Vs. Students' Education In Calif.

A potentially landmark lawsuit goes to trial Monday in California. At issue: whether job protections for public school teachers undermine a student's constitutional right to an adequate education. The students and parents who filed the lawsuit see it as a potential model for challenging teacher …

The Most (and Least) Reliable Hard Drive Brands

Backblaze uses 25,000 hard drives for its online backup service. This has provided some interesting information, such as how long hard drives are …

Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess

When it comes to feeding little kids, adults know best. But some nutritionists now argue that children could also benefit from a bit of autonomy at mealtimes.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that parents let kids as young as 2 years old serve themselves at home. And in 2011, the …

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Four small preschool children are sitting in a semi-circle around their teacher, in a large, bright room in a Georgian house in Bath. The nursery belongs to the Snapdragons chain, one of the first in the UK to offer iPads to its children soon after the tablet was launched in April 2010. The shelves …

Bureaucracy creates a 'blanket of blandness' in education

The need to record everything, to risk assess every activity, has made schools guarded; no longer prepared to challenge the reluctant child, says headmaster Peter Tait<p>Recently, a Government review found that <b>NHS doctors and nurses were spending up to ten hours a week collecting and checking data</b>, a …

Most Popular Android Downloads and Posts of 2013

This was a huge year for Android. We watched while Google started to make Android more modular to fight fragmentation, Jelly Bean rose to prominence …

The Instagram Accounts We Loved This Year

Not every Instagram account is pictures of semi-famous tweens or farm-to-table food. There are some very artful, very niche accounts out there that …

General Electric

Get Free Check Engine Diagnostics From Auto Parts Stores

When that check engine light comes on, it can be the start of a long, hassle-filled ordeal. You can make it a little less expensive, though, by …

Tech Billionaires Throw an Oscar Night for Science Nerds

Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesIt was a red-carpet, black-tie affair at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday evening, an …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Teachers Give Better Grades to More Attractive Students: Study

If you were of a mind to forgive good-looking people for their freakishly good genetic makeup because you figure you got better brains than they did, …

Learn to Become a Phenomenal Storyteller with Pixar's 22 Writing Rules

Storytelling is an important skill, whether you're a professional writer or not. Who better to teach us about excellent storytelling than the …

Job Interviews

Blue Light May Be Better Than Coffee for Boosting Brain Power

As you probably already know, caffeine, especially when taken at the right time, boosts alertness and can improve your focus. New research suggests, …

Listen to This Year's 100 Top-Streamed Spotify Tracks Right Here

If all your favorite playlist is missing is everyone else's playlist favorites, fear not! Spotify has released its 100 most-streamed songs of the …

Tweens