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The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Video Game Time Versus Real Life Time

You played the Sun's Song.<p>Day/night cycles in games are still really impressive. Whether you're running around a forest at night in Skyrim, or …

Meet A Woman Who Trains Robots For A Living

Teaching the art of learning through algorithms and pasta<p>Andrea Thomaz, who directs Georgia Tech’s Socially Intelligent Machines Lab, teaches a one-of-a-kind student: a robot with light-up ears, named Curi. We asked Thomaz how she envisions life with robots unfolding.<p><b>Popular Science: Why should</b> …

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …

Toyota: 'No one wants us to build electric cars'

Well, here’s one that may give electric-car owners and advocates a morning chuckle.<p>Toyota is well-known not only as one of the world’s three largest carmakers, but also the global leader in hybrids.<p>And it’s a staunch proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles that has repeatedly said it doesn’t …

Your Console's Warranty is About to Expire: Now What?

Both console's have solid warranties with some flexibility.<p>It's been nearly a year since Sony and Microsoft launched their latest consoles, and that …

Idris Elba Says Heimdall and Loki are in Avengers: Age of Ultron; Calls Going from Mandela to Thor 2 'Torture'

Thor 2 was a pain in the Asgard, according to Elba.<p>Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba has had a pretty varied career -- from his appearances in …

Samsung says no OLED TVs next year

Kim Hyun-seok, head of Samsung Electronics' TV business, has told reporters in Seoul that it's still too early for the company to launch OLED TVs and that Samsung's "strategy on OLED TV this year as well as next year remains unchanged."<p>After competing with cross-town rival LG Electronics for years …

Cruise operator rolls out first high-speed internet connection for the open ocean

Carnival's network is 'ten times faster' than previous boat-bound Wi-Fi<p>Internet operators such as Gogo have made it easier to connect to fast Wi-Fi in the sky, but it's still tricky to get a speedy internet connection when sailing on the open ocean. Enter cruise operator Carnival, and its new …

Rocket plane's tail activated prematurely in fatal crash

MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A human-factors expert will join a team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of the Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane to study why the co-pilot prematurely unlocked the ship’s pivoting tail section, the National Transportation Safety Board chairman said on Monday.<p>…

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets Another 50 Achievements

Halo: The Master Chief Collection now totals 4,500 gamerscore.<p>Halo: The Master Chief Collection will receive an additional 50 achievements worth 500 …