Alan Nicholls

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Gravity Payments CEO takes 90% pay cut to give workers huge raise

CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise.<p>Price, who heads up the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he founded, has pledged to make sure all of his staffers make at least$70,000 annually in the next three years.<p>…

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These Stacking Bins Make Separating Papers and Plastics a Cinch

Separating the recyclable trash from the rest of your garbage is made slightly easier, and more pleasing to the eye, with these stackable Qualy bins …

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The secrets to killer presentations

People struggle their entire lives to make a name for themselves. Taylor Mali managed it with a single speech given at a Chicago poetry slam contest in 2000.<p>In his talk, Mali, a New York City middle school teacher at the time, told the audience how he’d responded to a lawyer’s anti-teacher remark. …

Middle School

GoPro cameras capture daredevil’s stunning flight over Swiss Alps

Want to know what it’s like to fly over mountains like Superman? Ask Seattle-based daredevil Brandon Mikesell, who soared over the Swiss Alps in a wingsuit last year, capturing stunning footage of his flight on GoPro cameras strapped to his helmet and suit.<p>Zooming past sheer cliff faces and over …

Would You Use A Subway Bathroom If It Magically Cleaned Itself?

Pursuing the impossible: Clean, safe, and usable public toilets in public transit systems.<p>“This is the restroom of the future.” So says Louis Herrera, president of Public Facilities & Services, about his latest installation at an Atlanta subway station–a public toilet designed to make people …

These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two …

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Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

EFF: Law enforcement ‘desperately’ trying to hide use of surveillance cell towers

Law enforcement organizations around the country are desperate to keep the public unaware of the use of Stringrays, a surveillance technology that secretly monitors cell phones, even as courts and lawmakers are starting to fight back.<p>That’s the conclusion of the Electronic Frontier Foundation …

6 New Ideas That Could Help You Retire Better

A great new retirement account, the case for an overlooked workplace savings plan, a push to make your town more retiree-friendly, and more good news …

Inside The New Stealth Arsenal

A top secret class of autonomous drones is changing the way war is waged<p>On May 2, 2011, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—locked in a steady, predawn orbit above a residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan—transmitted live video of an unfolding military raid to a laptop in the White House …

Are 'smart pills' the best way to stay sharp?

<b>(CNN) —</b> How did you wake yourself up this morning? Perhaps through a morning run, or hitting the yoga mat. You might favor good old caffeine, or new-age nutritional supplements.<p>Tom Rice, a London-based film producer in his late 20s, has a new routine. It includes a little fish oil, a shot of …

The best smartphones money could buy in 2014

Smartphone innovation may have stalled in recent years, but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from updating and improving upon their best devices. …

LG introduces four new displays ahead of CES 2015, including a 21:9 curved UltraWide option

Prior to CES 2015 in January, LG has announced four new additions to its line of desktop displays with an emphasis on different needs for gamers, video editors and other professionals. The most intriguing to us is the LG34UC97 which brings a curve to a 21:9 UltraWide display. We’ve discussed …

LG 55EC9300 OLED TV Review: The Ultimate HD TV?

At the start of December I selected the LG 65EC9700 4K OLED TV as the ‘Gadget I Loved’ most in 2014 based on numerous hands on with the set over the course of the year. I’d hoped when I wrote that article that I’d have got my hands on a finished review sample before Christmas; after all, the TV had …

Watch a BMW M4 and i8 battle to see who’s quickest in a quarter mile

Here’s an example of how the real world gets in the way of on-paper specifications. Take these two fine Bavarian brothers, the BMW M4 and i8, for …

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Haven

$199 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>4<p>This item will be released Fall 2015. Deadbolts have gone digital, but this hasn’t made them more secure. Inspired by a …

Jump-start those New Years resolutions and save with these cool fitness accessories [Deals]

If you are like most, you’ve made a New Years resolution to get in shape. Cult of Mac Deals wants to help you achieve your best results.<p>Today we highlight deals that can help you attain your fitness goals. Read on for fantastic offers on fitness trackers, portable audio devices, fitness training, …

2016 Audi S6 and A6 first-drive – Autobahn blitz

There are some interesting options when you’re in the market for a big sedan from the mid-$40s upwards, but the 2016 Audi A6 and S6 are hoping to …

The most anticipated tech of 2015

Oppo R5 Review: Beautiful, but no one needs a phone this thin

Before the fight for the biggest screen size, prior to the battle for the best specs or camera, there was the one great, very volatile feature phone manufacturers warred over: thinness. The R5 is Oppo’s 4.85mm stab at making the world’s skinniest phone – so thin they couldn’t fit a headphone …

Samsung's new smart TVs will all use the Tizen operating system

The Tizen operating system hasn't had the easiest start in life. Samsung's first Tizen smartphone was postponed indefinitely, and a later attempt, the Tizen-based Z1, had its Indian launch pushed back from 2014 to January 2015. But the South Korean company hasn't given up on Tizen — today it …

This drag race video shows how much Tesla’s cars have improved in just 2 years

What’s particularly amazing about Tesla’s electric cars is how much they’ve improved in such a short period of time. If you want proof of this, then …

How LEDs Are Going To Replace Our Lights

Decades-old technology, now making streets brighter for less<p>In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED). While red and green LEDs have been around since the 1960s, figuring out how to make blue diodes bright enough …

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

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Technology in 2015 - the new gadgets coming your way

Smarter appliances, cars, watches and virtual reality. All paid for with a swipe of your smartphone? 2015 may make it a reality<p><b>The smart-home</b><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has, for some time, suggested the interconnectivity of otherwise separate devices and ecosystems; connected devices improving the …

Virtual Reality

Top 4 tech habits you need to break right now

It's a brand new year, so why not start it off right by ditching the shackles of old habits and trying some new things to make your tech life easier? We know that old habits die hard and that's why we've also included links to show you how to handle these common practices<p>1. Using the same passwords …

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These Are the 13 Worst-Selling Cars of 2014

When it comes to annual sales figures, its easy to pick the winners. Touted by self-congratulatory advertising and fluffy press releases, the year's top-selling cars rarely surprise. Its the models that finish the year on the other end of the<p>When it comes to annual sales figures, it's easy to pick …

Luxury Lifestyle

These Bare-Faced Celebs Look Just as Stunning Without Makeup

Jennifer Aniston<p>"Best #friends #no makeup #girl-time," said Aniston's longtime hairstylist Chris McMillan.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow<p>The Goop maven went …