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Dyson leaps into lighting with LED lights engineered to last 37 years

Dyson is widely known for its futuristic vacuums, Airblade hand dryers, and bladeless fans and heaters.<p>Now, it hopes to be known for something else: …

Google's Head of HR: It Doesn't Matter Where Candidates Went to College

In its early days, Google’s HR department prioritized candidates from Ivy League schools -- mostly because it was efficient from a procedural perspective. But it also turned out to be a deeply flawed strategy, says the search giant’s senior vice president of people operations, Laszlo Bock, whose …

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HTC One M9 goes on sale today: 11 things you should know

We’ve already taken a look at what you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 now that its big day has arrived, and we’ve even shown you were to pick it up from. Let’s not forget that the HTC One M9 is also hitting retailers in the US (and several other markets) today.<p>While some of you may have …

Create better 3D models by waving your smartphone around

Sure your smartphone makes for a passable 3D scanner, but it still can't determine the size of an item. Fortunately, Carnegie Mellon researchers are able to discover the scale of an object using a smartphone's camera and its IMU (inertial measurement unit). They just have to make sure to move the …

'Why Is Dad So Mad?' Veteran Writes Book to Explain His PTSD to His Daughter

As he pulls up her colorful blankets and tucks his daughter Raegan in for bed, Retired Army 1st Sgt. Seth Kastle knows that tonight “bedtime” will be a little different.<p>Tonight, Seth will read his daughters "Why Is Dad So Mad?" — a book he wrote about himself.<p>Kastle served for 16 years in the Army …

Samsung Galaxy Conquers Android, What Happened To The Competition?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets are almost ready to be bought by the public, the South Korean company’s strategy for launch is on course, and the stage is set for it to recover from a financially hobbling 2014. Reversing the trend of last year’s performance would be amazing, but …

Free Apps With Ads May Be Killing Your Phone's Battery And Data Plan

Mobile users know the drill when it comes to free apps—decline to pay anything, and you’re likely going to be peppered with tap-through ads and auto-play videos periodically to offset your activity. It’s a trade-off that can be annoying but in many cases still feel worth the cash you’re saving on a …

‘Secret’ cell phone plans could save you 50%, so why are carriers embarrassed by them?

It’s fun to watch the wireless carriers struggle to keep their prices sky-high while still dipping into the “low end” of the market. It’s quite a …

Introducing the pepper grinder that will switch off your kids' phones

'PepperHacker' is a pepper grinder that will turn off phones, tablets and televisions with one twist<p>In an effort to reclaim family mealtimes from the ringing of mobile phones and blare of televisions, a food brand has created a rather revolutionary piece of technology.<p>The 'Pepper Hacker' looks like …