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Judge reopens case of 'Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Adnan Syed, a Baltimore man whose murder conviction was brought to light in the popular podcast "Serial," may have a chance at freedom more than 15 years later.<p>Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Martin Welch on Friday granted a request to reopen Syed's case.<p>The post-conviction hearing will focus …

Crime

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

Why Your Cat Thinks You’re a Huge, Unpredictable Ape

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Shingles isn’t my condition; he’s my …

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i>, a <i>Doctor Who</i>-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of programming in players. It ties in with the BBC's …

The Top LinkedIn Tricks for Outfoxing your Competition

Most professionals I run into consider LinkedIn to be a place to connect with other humans, not companies. But, as my friend Mitt used to say: corporations are people, too.<p>Go to the Interests tab, click on Companies, and you’ll see a list of companies you’re already following. If you want to add …

Six new ways to teach children more effectively

Six groundbreaking new projects will aim to discover how neuroscience can help pupils learn more effectively in the classroom. Here are the experiments:<p><b>Learning Counterintutive Concepts, Birkbeck University of London</b><p>Around 9,000 pupils across 100 primary schools in London, the North West and the …

Some Americans Boosted Charitable Giving In Recession; The Rich Did Not

As times got tough in the recent recession, the less well-off of America's citizens became more generous when giving to charity. But at the same time, wealthy Americans cut the proportion of their incomes they donated, according to a new study that analyzed data from tax returns.<p>NPR's Pam Fessler …

Here's the Least Understood Cost of a 401(k) Loan

401(k) loans aren't always a terrible choice. But make sure you keep saving at the same rate during the loan payback period.<p>A loan from your 401(k) …

Retirement

Seek Thermal turns your iPhone into a thermographic camera

There’s no shortage of camera accessories for the iPhone these days with interchangeable mount lenses and countless apps for mastering smartphone photography, and now you can buy Seek Thermal’s smartphone attachment to transform your iPhone into an actual thermographic camera. Seek Thermal is a …

One day our homes will be smart, but we have a long way to go. Here’s how we’ll get there

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alexander Kirch/Shutterstock<p>Right now, most people don’t want a smart home. And while about 13 percent of people have …

How to Not Try

Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.<p>Trying hasn't gone out of style. It was never in style. Cool is in style, and cool means moving through the world at once effortlessly and …

How To Bring Order To Chaos In Life and In Business - with David Allen Bestselling Author

<b>Success Harbor:</b> Hi everyone. This is George Meszaros with Success Harbor and I have David Allen here with me. David is the creator of Getting Things …

David Allen

How to Get Started with Getting Things Done

Clear the Decks<p>GOAL: Record all your commitments to free up mental energy and start accomplishing things.<p>GTD is a totalizing system, so don't expect …

ArcSoft Simplicam review: Can Simplicam's new face recognition feature see more? - CNET

Can Simplicam's new face recognition feature see more?<p><b>The Good</b> In addition to the standard motion and sound alerts, Arcsoft's $150 Simplicam has a face recognition feature. Its cloud storage fees start at just $5/month.<p><b>The Bad</b> I scanned four faces into the system to test face recognition and it …

Home Security

GeckoEye Solar Powered Security Camera

Forget cables and outlets, GeckoEye will bring you a more free way to monitor your house. Curious? Let’s go on checking the solar powered <b>security</b> …