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The most fascinating golfer at the Masters is a 22-year-old amateur majoring in physics with a controversial swing that could change the game

Bryson DeChambeau is a name that most sports fans are not yet familiar with. But the reigning US Amateur champion is raising eyebrows in the golf world because of some radical ideas he is using on the course.<p>DeChambeau, easily recognizable on the course with his Ben Hogan-style cap, refers to …

How to bring Alexa into every room of your home

<i>Editors' Note, January 31, 2017: Thanks to</i> Amazon's ESP feature<i>, you no longer have to worry about device overlap since only the closest Echo will respond to you if multiple devices hear your command. The second half of the piece has been updated to reflect this change.</i><p>It's time to think big …

An easy 5-step method to remember anyone's name

How often do you find yourself thinking, <i>"Was it Mary or Marie?" "Don or Ron?" "Jen? Laura? Sue?"</i><p>You meet someone, they introduce themselves, and two minutes later you can't recall their name. It happens all the time.<p>But Ron White, a two-time national memory champion, says it's important to remember …

Product Recalls

Calculator showing how much exercise it takes to burn off fast food will ruin your lunch plans

While many of us try to eat healthy on a daily basis, sometimes our busy lifestyle gets in the way. Enter fast food.<p>But all those calories, high salt …

Taco Bell

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

Einstein nailed it! Gravitational waves do exist

Scientists just discovered Einstein's ripples in the fabric of spacetime.<p>A century ago, Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity changed human understanding of space and time. From a fixed speed of light to the existence of gravitational waves, the modern era of theoretical physics was born …

A robot has solved a Rubik's Cube in under a second

Just last month, we told you about a robot that managed to solve a Rubik's cube in less than a second, a feat that is already pretty damn impressive. But in today's world, records are broken every day, and it looks like the bot created by software engineers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose already has …

Robotics

New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code

Even parents who don’t know programming are using games, apps to teach basic skills<p>Filip Icev, 10, writes code on his laptop at his home in Kirkland, Wash., using a visual-programming language called Scratch.<p>Annabel Clark for the Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 9<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The …

Kids

Use virtual reality to overcome your fear of public speaking

Got a presentation coming up? Between keeping your thoughts straight, sticking to the time limit and braving an audience, public speaking gigs can be daunting.<p>A new Android app for Google Cardboard aims to help you get over your fears by putting you in front of a virtual audience.<p>Public Speaking …

Staring at computers at night is frying your brain. Here's one easy fix.

If you are a regular Vox reader, chances are you spend a lot of time looking at LED screens — on your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, phablet, smartwatch, fitness device, smart appliance, Google Glass, or whatnot. According to the Vision Council, about a third of my generation (X) spends at least …

Earth is a marble in this scale model solar system in the desert

You probably know that our solar system is <i>big</i>. But do you have a grasp on just how big it really is? No.<p>A filmmaker and his buddies went to a dried-up lakebed in Nevada to do just that. The vast expanse of the Black Rock Desert gave the crew the space needed to construct a to-scale model of the …

Black Rock

SmartHalo Turns Your Bike into a Smart Bike

We can utilize OBD II port and an adapter to turn a car into smart car, but how to turn a bike without any interface into a smart bike? That’s what …

Electric Vehicles

Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island

SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre …

Birds

Robotic Spider Dress Powered By Intel Smart Wearable Technology

<b>Smart Spider Dress, powered by Intel Edison, blends fashion with robotics and wearable technology to express the wearer’s emotions and protect their</b> …

Wearable Tech

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

This Is The First Baby Conceived With Controversial Mitochondrial Method

One of several due to be born this summer<p>Zain Rajani was born 22 days ago in Toronto, Canada. To say he was much anticipated would be an understatement—his parents, Natasha and Omar Rajani, had been trying for four years to get pregnant. Finally, they turned to in vitro fertilization, but Natasha’s …

Genetics

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

Facebook's Sandberg says she identifies with Ellen Pao

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said she and many women can identify with Ellen Pao, who lost her high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit against a storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm.<p>"I thought what was so interesting about the trial is that so many women, not just in …

Airtame wants to be the Chromecast for enterprises

Streaming dongles are all the rage, with the likes of Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku Stick, and Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter all vying for your hard-earned dollars. So when a newcomer from a young startup enters the fray, it’s difficult to get too excited by the …

Chromecast

Your Multi-App Strategy Should Start From Day One

<i>Sirgoo Lee is the Co-CEO of Kakao.</i><p>The “unbundling” of mobile applications is emerging as the trend du jour for large tech companies. Google, Facebook and Foursquare have all recently made headlines for dismantling some of their mobile software to create and launch multiple apps.<p>So what is driving …

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

Mobile Technology

Amy Pascal steps down from Sony Pictures in wake of damaging email hack

One of Hollywood’s most powerful executives is leaving company after hacking scandal that resulted in leak of her emails, but is starting studio-backed venture<p>Amy Pascal, one of Hollywood’s most powerful movie executives, is stepping down as head of Sony Pictures in the wake of a hacking scandal …

Google Ventures Introduces Design Sprint Site for Startups

Are you putting together a startup based on a weird idea you had while drinking with friends? Well if you are, you should check out Google Venture’s site about a five-day process for answering “critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.”<p>Called the …

Startups

Google Is Doing A New Thing To Tick Off Microsoft: Exposing Bugs In Windows 8

Microsoft is not happy that Google's security folks are finding bugs in Windows (particularly Windows 8) and telling the world about them before Microsoft can fix the problems.<p>Publicly discussing bugs in this way (in geek-speak, it's called "full disclosure") is not something new or unique to …

Customers

How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anne Altman is the general manager of IBM U.S. Federal and Government Industries.</i><p>Applications that simply deliver information can be useful, but government agencies are now pushing user engagement to new heights. With 173 million people in the U.S. owning smartphones, citizens are …