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GateKeeper Automatic PC/Mac Lock

GateKeeper is a small keyfob that automatically locks your computer when you walk away from it and unlocks it when you return. The GK's USB Lock …

Productivity Management Tips for Startups

Startups are all about growth! And it typically involves a huge list of to-dos, very limited resources and little time to complete them all. Within a startup you must be delivering each day. Otherwise you may say goodbye to growth.<p>Startups are all about growth! And it typically involves a huge list …

Time Management

4 Questions Excellent Leaders Ask Underperforming Employees

Have underperforming employees? Learn what to ask them in order to boost performance.<p>Asking questions is the most powerful, yet underutilized, tool you carry as a leader. Questions force your team to think. Questions reveal assumptions and thought processes by the answers they elicit. Questions …

Management

Quick Caps made to thwart bicycle wheel thieves

While quick-release hubs certainly make it easier for cyclists to remove and reinstall their wheels when doing things like fixing flats, they also …

Robotic Gripper Ball Changes Industrial Robotics

In the world of robotics, sometimes it’s the small advancements that make the biggest impact. For years, robots in manufacturing environments or production lines have been in cages in order to protect the humans around them.<p>From ReThink Robotics’ Baxtor who works alongside workers in production …

StickR TrackR Bluetooth Location Stickers

The size of a quarter, the value of your sanity. Attach a StickR TrackR Bluetooth location sticker to any important item and maintain a permanent …

DUBS Advanced Tech Earplugs

I always wear earplugs when I go out at night. Not only do they protect what little hearing I have left, but if someone ugly comes up and tries to …

6 Tools You Could Be Using To Make Your Business Better

We all know the standard tools that make a business run like it should. An accountant and bookkeeping system, inventory or project management …

21 Badass Trading Desk Setups From Around The World

That's why we put out a call to our readers to send in pictures of their oh-so-important spaces, and the response was just awesome.<p>The desks came in from Croatia to Chicago, Brazil to Switzerland. You sent us everything from massive desks with a bunch of screens to killer views that likely make the …

WikiHouse 4.0 'Printed' House Could Be The Answer To The Housing Crisis

On a London street on Friday a dwelling being billed as the answer to the capital's housing crisis has taken shape.<p>This, ladies and gents, is the …

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Allre Lets You Buy And Sell Your House Online Without A Real Estate Agent

The Internet has disintermediated almost every business that used to rely on brokers — except for the real estate industry. There, we still pay huge fees to agents who often do very little for their money and aren’t necessarily on our side. Allre, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

AllCast will let you mirror any Android phone's screen on your PC

AllCast has let almost any Android device send photos and videos to the Chrome desktop browser for a while, but mirroring your screen has been a pain; if you didn't have a Nexus 5, you were out of luck. That clever feature is about to get a lot more useful, though. Koushik Dutta has reworked the …

GoGoVan Raises $6.5M Series A To Expand In Asia

Hong Kong-based GoGoVan, an app that connects van drivers and users for on-demand delivery services, announced today that it has completed a $6.5 million Series A led by Centurion Private Equity.<p>The company, which launched in July 2013 and currently has access to 18,000 registered commercial …

Lift desk transforms when it's time to take a stand

Much like the UpStanding Desk we covered earlier in the year, the Lift from home office specialists iSkelter isn't a standalone desk, but a unit that …

Note-Taking

SKULLY Smart Motorcycle Helmet Passes $1 Million In Funding

Earlier this week the awesome and innovative SKULLY AR- Rebel smart motorcycle helmet launched over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website, enabling …

Crowd Funding

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Immunotherapy

Vigekwear Modular System Lets You Create Your Own Wearables

Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building custom electronic projects might be interested in the new Vigekwear wearables system designed by …

MIT creates graphite 'solar sponge' that converts sunlight into steam with 85% efficiency - ExtremeTech

MIT creates graphite ‘solar sponge’ that converts sunlight into steam with 85% efficiency<p>By on July 22, 2014 at 11:33 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Clean Energy

High-tech headband looks to keep kids from drowning

Some drowning incidents can be easily prevented, and a wearable device wants to keep tabs on submersion time while your kids are at the pool. The iSwimband is a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that syncs up with an iOS device to alert you when that little one has been under water for too long. The gadget …

MIT researchers develop new network-management system to cut down on data traffic jams

MIT researchers have created a new network-management system, called Fastpass, that they say cuts down on the long wait times that occur during …

A 100-year-old drug corrects autistic social behaviors in lab tests

Suramin was developed to treat African sleeping sickness, but results in mice might lead to new therapies for autism<p>Old drugs can sometimes yield surprising results. A well-known diabetes pill called Metformin, for instance, is now being used to treat certain cancers. And Thalidomide, a drug used …

Aspen Aerogels And World's Best Insulation Flounders In IPO

Aspen Aerogels, which makes what arguably is the world’s best insulation, has flopped in a hot market.<p>The company, which produces a super insulating material that leverages the unique properties of air, offered 7.5 million shares for $11 per share this week, below the anticipated $14 to $16 per …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

How This Startup’s “Micro-School” Network Could Change The Way We Educate Now

With $33 million in the bank, AltSchool is looking to scale its “full-stack” approach–and the technology platform behind it.<p>Behold, on stage: a study in contrasts.<p>In one chair sits Joel Klein, who once oversaw 1.1 million students as chancellor of the New York City public schools and now runs News …

Could offices change from sitting to standing?

<b>A number of studies have suggested that constantly sitting at work is bad for you. So could workplaces be rejigged around standing up, asks would-be stander Chris Bowlby.</b><p>Medical research has been building up for a while now, suggesting constant sitting is harming our health - potentially causing …

Speech Recognition Pioneer Novauris Bought By Apple, Team Now Works On Siri

Apple quietly acquired an automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology company called Novauris Technologies, which grew out of Dragon Systems R&D U.K. Ltd., the British research subsidiary of Dragon Systems, a well-known voice dictation pioneer. Founded in 2002, the company was currently being …