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How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Time I

22 Tricks You Didn’t Know About Fallout 4

This guide will give you the best tricks that you likely don’t know about in Fallout 4. These range from how to buy a house in Diamond City, to how …

Weird Wheels Move Robot In Four Directions Without Twisting

Perfect parallel parking for one tiny machine<p>Wheels, as we know them, could stand a little reinvention. They take fiddling and time to move into parallel spaces, and the whole world would be a better place if wheels could simply pull us sideways without any forward momentum. Fortunately, "mecanum …

Robotics

(Update: live now) OnePlus Black Friday: open phone sales, OnePlus One accessories 90% off

<b>Update, November 26:</b> OnePlus has kicked off its Black Friday event early. The OnePlus X and OnePlus 2 are now available for purchase without an invite. OnePlus also has 10% discounts across its accessories range, and 90% discounts for its OnePlus One accessories.<p><b>Get the OnePlus X</b>• <b><br>Get the OnePlus</b> …

Mobile

Xiaomi unveils the Redmi Note 3: 5.5-inch Full HD display, fingerprint sensor and 4,000mAh battery

Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 3, its first all-metallic smartphone. The phone is also the first from the Chinese vendor to offer a fingerprint …

Mobile Technology

Afghan interpreter who worked with British army refused UK asylum

Aslam Yousaf Zai claims he has been targeted by Taliban, but Home Office says it does not believe he would be in danger if he returns to Afghanistan<p>An Afghan interpreter who says his work helped save the lives of many British soldiers and who claims he has been targeted by the Taliban has been …

Afghanistan

Why I Wear The Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day

An art director on why she leaves the creativity behind when it comes to her professional wardrobe.<p>About three years ago, I had one of those typical Monday mornings that many women have experienced. With a fairly important meeting on the horizon, I started to try on different outfits, lacking any …

Clothing

Google Likely to Replace Android With Chrome

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The biggest smartphone technology event in a decade may be just one year away. <b>Google</b> ( GOOG) appears to be working hard to …

Oppo Find 5 Europe sales start on official company webstore

The Oppo Find 5 is making its way to Europe through the company’s official web store, starting today, as previously announced.<p>If you want a phone with very good specs and a 1080p display, but don’t feel like spending your cash on the flagship smartphones from the likes of Samsung, HTC or LG, then …

Mobile

Four Lessons From Start-up Nation's Two $868 Million Flops

When it comes to start-ups, attention focuses on the .01% of big successes and not the other 99.99% that fail or succeed modestly. So in the hype about Israel, the Start-up Nation, it’s worth remembering that most ventures fail. And May featured two such failures that burned through $868 million in …

Samsung uses their components business as a weapon against competition

So often, we decry Samsung for being proprietary. Their TouchWiz, apps, and services are all very much geared toward people buying Samsung devices. This isn’t wrong or nefarious, it’s just not what we’d like to see from such a well known brand. Android is proudly open source, and the development …

Mobile

FDA begins cracking down on medical diagnosis apps starting with ‘uChek’ iPhone urinalysis app

Bloomberg reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching a first of its kind inquiry into medical diagnosis apps starting with the ‘uChek’ urine analysis app from Biosense Technologies. The free app, which is currently still on the App Store, requires users to purchase a kit containing …

The FDA Is Worried About You Using The iPhone For Urinalysis

The FDA has gone after Biosense, a health startup that makes uCheck, an automated urine analyzer sold directly to end customers. You pee on a strip then use the uChek iPhone app to take a picture and analyze the contents of your urine for health info like glucose. Biosense claims that it can help …

The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolved three years later into a full-fledged hardware startup, with the aim of turning its knowledge …