In depth: 5 faulty gadgets that gave the world’s biggest tech giants red faces

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Faulty gadgets and the excuses given Even the biggest and best technology companies in the world sometimes have problems. Whether it is faulty batteries – Samsung we are looking at you – or the Xbox One’s drives not working for some when the first batch of consoles were released, if things can go wrong they will go wrong. The most …

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NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid is Blind Luck

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So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong. According to new research, the odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought. And the only thing stopping total and utter destruction? [...] Gizmodo UK

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Work From Home Policies: Striking Balance in the Digital Age

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Last year Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer created an uproar when she cancelled Yahoo’s work-at-home policy, issuing a memo that all telecommuting employees must return to work. On the heels of that change in policy, Best Buy followed suit with a … WIRED » Innovation Insights

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Who Gets Into Accelerators? Persistent Men With SaaS Apps, Says Study

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 What kind of startups get into Accelerators? Well, according to new research, it’s startups with around 2-3 founders, most male, often SaaS platforms and ones who are persistent, applying for at least two programs. And on average, less than 4% of applicants ever make it in. Those are the findings of new research from F6S, a web portal which allows …

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Feedback Loop: E3 expectations, first MP3 player and password managers!

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Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There’s so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need… Engadget RSS Feed

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Beats Music subs now available through iTunes as service tries to keep track

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Fledgling streaming service Beats Music has issued an update to its iPhone app, allowing prospective users to subscribe through the iTunes ecosystem. With Beats struggling somewhat to establish itself among the streaming elite, the firm has made the decision to sacrifice 30 per cent of the subscription fee on those coming through iTunes. As a rule, Apple requires that cut …

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The Importance of Empowering Students Today to Solve for Tomorrow

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What do an urban planner in California, a dentist in Texas, and an engineer in New Jersey have in common? They use math every day. Whether you realize it or not, mathematics is central to many occupations. According to the … WIRED » Innovation Insights

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Nike Is Said To Be Killing Off The FuelBand

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 Bad news, Fuel fans: Nike is purportedly killing off their wearable hardware efforts, including the FuelBand. Just a few days ago, folks started whispering about shakeup in Fuelband land after the following post popped up on Secret: Now, sure enough, CNET says they’ve got a person-in-the-know confirming that the majority of the 70-person FuelBand team has been let go. It’s …

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The Bias Against Innovation

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When businesses and institutions are under the stress to change or innovate, their focus is on people rather than process. Many times they fail, because change and innovation are stifled by cognitive bias and the right environment of their business … WIRED » Innovation Insights

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Guides.co Aims To Be The Hub For Companies’ White Papers And How-To Content

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 There are plenty of how-to sites on the Internet, but sometimes, in the words of Guides.co CEO Scott Annen, you need to look up something “more complicated than tying a tie or stuffing a turkey.” When you do, Annen is hoping you’ll visit the Guides.co website. He argued that most forms of content have been reinvented for the digital world, …

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It’s not just you: Terms of Service agreements really are confusing, study finds

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You know that page with a check box you haphazardly agree to on the way to signing up for various online services? The one with the hundreds (or thousands) of words of legal mumbo jumbo? Yeah, we do the same thing — it’s okay. It’s because those… Engadget RSS Feed

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What is This?

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No, this is not a deleted scene, or an abandoned set from a science fiction movie. But you’re not far off. Actually this colourful structure is the 50m tall, 1000-tonne mobile launch gantry for ESA’s Vega launcher in French Guiana, as seen from the bottom looking up, captured by photographer Edgar Martins. (via ESA) Gizmodo UK

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