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4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property (Infographic)

The greatest invention in the world is nothing without the proper intellectual property protections. Here's how to prevent copycats from ripping off your idea.<p>Starting a business around a new invention is many entrepreneurs' dream, but that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don't take …

8 Coolest Bali Hotels: A Man's Guide

Bali has long been famous for its natural beauty. Now it has the top-notch accommodations to match. Bali’s five-star establishments hold their own …

7 Tips For Lending Money To Family

You’ve got to give Shakespeare his props. When he penned the famous phrase from <i>Hamlet</i>, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” he offered the world a piece of timeless advice.<p>Lending money to family or friends can be a touchy subject, especially if you’ve opened your heart and your wallet only to …

Elaine Stritch on Life, Sex and Death | The Last Word | The New York Times

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

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A French-Inspired Picnic Menu, from Roast Chicken to Yogurt Cake

From cold roast chicken to light and airy yogurt cake, this French-inspired picnic menu will make you believe you're in the City of Light.<p><i>It’s almost summer—the season of eating alfresco. That’s why we’re going to give you a picnic menu full of tote-able dishes each week to inspire you to spread</i> …

Father-son developers create service that offers different languages in a single video

There’s always been a certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i> about going to a foreign film. First, it absolutely confirms that you know how to read (kidding). But second, it implies that you can read between lines of dialog you don’t understand, and which are often minimally translated, to get the heart of a story.<p>…

Hands-on with the Muse brain sensing headband — the most important wearable of 2014 (exclusive)

I got my hands on an early version of Interaxon’s brainwave reading headband, the Muse, and I think this could be the most important wearable of the year.<p>And that’s saying a lot, considering I’ve seen 2014’s entire lineup for health tech at the Consumer Electronic Show as well as a few undisclosed …

Forget touch: Gestures may star in Samsung's new smartwatches

Samsung has made progress in many ways with its wearable devices lately, and more improvements could be on the way.<p>Newly published patent applications show the device maker’s interest in enabling a smartwatch to take input based on gestures, which could pose a challenge to devices like the highly …

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld

What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored LEDs. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last …

Oppo Find 7a Review

By pushing the boundaries in the specs race, Oppo, a previously lesser know Chinese manufacturer, has certainly made a name for itself in the international smartphone market over the past year or so. Beginning with the Find 5, one of the first smartphones to feature a 1080p display, to the Oppo N1, …

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