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Judge Rules U.S. Homeland Security Can Search Laptops at Airports

A lawsuit challenging government policy on searching laptops at U.S. borders was dismissed by a federal judge who cited past rulings that authorities …

7 signs you’ve made it in a foreign language

Learning a foreign language as an adult is undeniably more challenging than growing up bilingual. Since we’re no longer human sponges, the task …

Language Learning

How Americans talk across the country

It wasn’t really until I got to college, and was thrown into the mix with people from all over the world, that I realized how even in America, we all …

Dialects

8 Ways To Stop Overspending In 2014

Illustrated by <b>Ly Ngo</b>.<p><i>Sure, women are bringing home the bacon in record numbers these days, but what if you're still not reaching your maximum earning</i> …

Personal Finance

Banks Try To Save Big With 'ATMs Of The Future'

There's a drive-thru ATM in Charlotte, N.C., that looks pretty standard, but it has an extra function: a button that says "speak with teller."<p>The face of a woman wearing a headset sitting in front of a plain blue background flashes onto the ATM screen. "Good afternoon," she says. "Welcome to Bank …

The diet industry really needs you to lose weight this year

Today—the first day of the new year—is also probably the first day of your diet. Just know that whether you’re drinking protein or modeling meals after cavemen, someone is cashing in on everyone’s newfound resolve to lose weight. In the US alone, dieting is a $61 billion industry.<p>But it’s hardly …

Nutrition

Call for major record labels to change for digital age

<b>Over the past 20 years the music industry has had to deal with plummeting CD sales, online piracy and new ways of listening to music via the internet.</b><p>Now the industry is being polarised by music streaming services.<p>Companies such as Spotify and Deezer provide vast catalogues of tunes which users can …

Ask Engadget: best earbuds for fitness use?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Brandon, who needs some earbuds that won't leave his head when he's on the treadmill. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a …

Why the “stupid network” isn’t our destiny after all

A decade and a half ago, as Internet adoption began to accelerate, David Isenberg wrote what may well have been the manifesto for the revolution, …