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Forget taking notes, this Bluetooth headset captures your calls

Journalists everywhere will weep with joy if this Bluetooth recording device comes to fruition (at least this one will). We're talking about Bluewire, a headset that records both sides of a smartphone or VoIP conversation over Bluetooth. That means if you're a reporter, lawyer or anyone else who …

Gear & Gadgets

Pushbullet brings your Mac and iOS devices even closer

There’s no doubt that technology like iOS 8’s Continuity feature make it easier to transfer work between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. However, nothing about Apple’s creation comes close to matching the sheer, unadulterated excellence that is Pushbullet.<p>Coming freshly off a $1.5 million dose of …

Apps

Hands on: Henge Docks’ Horizontal Dock for MacBook is one of the best in the business (Video)

I’ve been looking for a serious MacBook dock setup for quite some time, but really have been disappointed in the current offerings. Henge Docks displayed its Horizontal Dock as a prototype last year, but it’s now available to order and I’m pretty excited about it…<p>If you’re not familiar with Henge …

New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the<p>hepatitisC virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.<p>In a series of clinical trial results, a new generation of antiviral medications was able to clear the …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

No time to read Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains why black holes are doomed to shrink into nothingness then explode with the energy of a million nuclear bombs, and rewinds to the big bang and the origin of the universe<p>• See more 'made …

Hawking, review

This fascinating but workmanlike documentary, narrated by Hawking himself, makes a decent stab at presenting the whole man, says David Gritten.<p><b>PG CERT, 90 MIN</b><p><b>DIR Stephen Finnigan; STARRING Stephen Hawking</b><p>This isn’t the first time <b>Stephen Hawking’s astonishing life</b> has been the subject of a <b>film</b>; but …

Thalassemia: Understanding the disease

"I Want to Feel It All"

A New Chapter in the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

NIH finally invites her family to discuss the use of her extraordinary cells.<p><b>In the photo, she stands with a determined yet friendly expression on her face, hands on her hips, as if she's ready to face the future, no matter what it might bring. She</b> <b>is Henrietta Lacks, and she could never have</b> …

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport …

Σκέψεις σοφών

An Open Letter to Our Teen Daughters About Relationships

This is one of the most difficult articles that I've written to date. In fact, before I get to the heart of the matter, I must thank my colleague, Penelope Neckowitz, PhD, who practices in Chadds Ford, PA. and specializes in dealing with relationship issues. She lent me an ear and gave me heartfelt …

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

First Aid

Best travel locations for families

Latest Posts<p>Mold could impact health. It has been common secret and debate in the health world. Some people believe it, and some people don’t …

20 Best Camping Gadgets For The Great Outdoors

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

Survival

Our tips, tricks, tactics and tales will help you get out of whatever it is you've gotten yourself into.

Crovel Extreme II Survival Shovel

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Camping<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>The Crovel Extreme II is the follow-up to the now world famous Crovel …

Fish

Slat Grill

We've seen a lot of portable grills, but perhaps none more simple or versatile than the Slat Grill ($110). Able to fit neatly into an included …

Fast Pack Edc | By Tad

Some time ago we did a feature on the Fast Pack Lightspeed by TAD (Triple Aught Design). Today we feature the higher-capacity FAST Pack EDC, a day …

Helio Portable Pressure Shower | By Nemo

There is nothing like a hot shower after a perfect day of surfing or hiking. The Helio Pressure Shower by Nemo features an 11 liter welded fabric …

Glider | Shelter & Rain Retention System

Remember the popular Kammock? (a light-weight camping hammock designed to comfortably sleep one person), now the same guys have launched a new …

Gliders

The Eton Raptor Can Be Your All-In-One Outdoor Gadget Of Choice

We don't know what gadgets you carry when you're scaling mountains and exploring virgin forests. The Eton Raptor, however, should probably be one of …

Soto Outdoors OD-1R Microregulator Stove - Long Term Review

The Soto OD-1R is an outstanding little canister stove for three season backpacking and it’s the stove I usually bring on a backpacking trips. …

10 Essential Camping Items you shouldn't leave home without!

After more than 40 years of camping experience, and fresh from 2 weeks of camping in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, I got thinking about what camping …

Northern Territory

20 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Click on a bag for more info.<p>This post has been updated to reflect the best sleeping bags of 2014. Our earlier selections are on the following …

Gender selection: The West wants girls – but who decides?

The proposal to allow IVF embryos to be selected by sex risks turning babies into commodities<p>One thing to expect when you’re expecting is that everyone you know, and quite a few people you don’t, will ask you whether you know what you’re having. What they mean is, boy or girl? The correct response, …