Melvin Badger

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These Are the Best In-Ear Headphones Under $40

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

14 Things You Didn't Know About New Orleans

Mardi Gras season is well under way. This year, around one million tourists are expected to flock to New Orleans to partake in the festivities. If you’re one of the lucky million and it’s your first time in the Crescent City, make sure to prepare yourself for the unique wonderland you're about to …

LG's 'luxury' smartwatch has an all-metal body and a leather strap

LG is revealing what's (literally) up its sleeve for MWC 2015. It's an Android Wear smartwatch that LG calls its luxury iteration, with an all-metal body, gold and silver finishes and a natural leather strap (which can be swapped out, of course). Between the strap, the Watch Urbane also houses the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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 Biggest Money Mistakes You Make in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Even if you've already erred, these things can be fixed. Here's how.<p><b>In your 20s: ignoring student loan debt</b><p><b>Why it happens:</b> Upon graduation, many …

BatteryBox portable charger promises to keep the juice flowing even after five years

A new portable battery promises to carry enough juice to charge eight iPhones and keep your MacBook Air going for 12 hours, <i>five years</i> after you buy it. Unlike others that lose their capacity over time, BatteryBox uses a new energy management system called BatteryOS that monitors what's going on …

The 100 Most Valuable Brands In The World

In terms of individual countries, U.S. brands occupy 185 of the 500 spots, including 9 of the top 10.<p>Japan is second as the brand value of its three biggest brands — Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda — increased in value by more than 30%.<p>The survey notes that Germany, France, and the UK complete the top …

13 Things Successful People Do Every Morning

While there are many factors that influence a person's success, those who have discussed their preferred habits or have documented their own tricks …

Watch: Disclosure and Mary J. Blige Share New Version of "F For You"

As promised, Disclosure and Mary J. Blige have shared the video for their new studio version of <i>Settle</i>'s "F For You". Blige recently joined the duo on stage at New York City's Terminal 5 to sing the track—check it out below.<p>Watch Disclosure's full set at the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

Watch D'Angelo Studio Footage

<i>Photo by Will Deitz</i><p>The D'Angelo comeback talk has all but shut down in recent months, but here's a tiny little glimmer of hope. A few short clips shot during some recent studio sessions by engineer/producer Russell Elevado (he did <i>Voodoo</i>) have been uploaded to YouTube.<p>The clips, which seem like they …

In A Weak Europe, Volkswagen Has Gotten Even Stronger

Most European automakers struggled through a six-year slump that reduced the car market by more than a third. Much like the Detroit Three, manufacturers overly reliant on Europe like PSA Peugeot Citroen were stretched to the breaking point. But Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest automaker, came through …

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

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Avon slams the brakes on SAP deployment, proving once again that enterprise software is hard

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>News emerged this morning that Avon Products is scrapping a planned roll out of an SAP order management system and taking a …

Microsoft to slash Dell Windows 8.1 tablet to $99 -- for a day

Good only on Monday, the price on the Dell Venue 8 Pro is a hefty discount from the usual $299. But there are some catches.<p>Shopping for a Windows 8.1 tablet? You can pick up the Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99 via Microsoft on Monday, though you'll have to be an early bird to snag one.<p>Starting …

Consumer Tech

Amazon Prime Air drones revealed on 60 Minutes, aim to deliver in half an hour (video)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to <i>60 Minutes</i> to reveal the company's latest delivery method: drones. In what is likely a cunning reminder of the e-tailer's upcoming Cyber Monday sales, these bots will apparently be capable of delivering packages up to five pounds (86 percent of orders are apparently …

Congratulations, Ohio! You're the Sweariest State in the Union

New Google Debit Card Draws Funds from Your Virtual Wallet

Google will release a prepaid debit card for use in stores and at ATM machines, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The Google Wallet Card will be tied …