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Deepak Chopra shares 4 ways to be mindful like the most successful people on earth

"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now."<p>To combat this, people can practice mindfulness, or the art of being present. …

Google has patented a way for its self-driving cars to talk to pedestrians

The screens, which could be mounted on the doors or bonnet, would show signs such as "Stop," "Safe to cross," or a traffic sign, that would alert pedestrians to what the car is doing. This system is in place of a driver making eye contact or signalling to them.<p>The patent also outlines a speaker …

SoundCloud removed a DJ's 'remix' of a famous totally silent song

D.J. Detweiler posted a screenshot to his Facebook page of an email allegedly sent to him by the music-hosting website. In it, SoundCloud apparently tells him that its "automated content protection system" has flagged up one of his songs "may contain copyrighted content," and has been removed. (We …

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Meditation Helped Me Survive Death Row and 19 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Since I couldn't leave, I had to find a way to change the energy there.<p>I am a magician.<p>I don't pull rabbits out of hats, saw attractive young women in half, or wear a tuxedo. I practice magick, spelled with a "k" in order to differentiate it from slight of hand, and once upon a time I was sentenced …

Rush Limbaugh’s “True Story of Thanksgiving” is a lie-filled load of stuffing that turns villains into victims

<b>(AP/Chris Carlson/Wikimedia/Salon)</b><p>Tea Party Thanksgiving mythology bludgeons socialism with lies while covering up capitalists’ genocide of Natives<p>Ben Norton<p>November 26, 2015 12:59pm (UTC)<p>Every Thanksgiving, like clockwork, an email makes its way around the inboxes of conservative Americans across …

Anne Frank's Diary at Center of New Copyright Fight

The latest battle over copyright doesn’t involve Walt Disney or a hip-hop artist. Instead, a legal fuss is brewing over the private writings of a …

18 Ways to Start Your Workday Successfully

How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you’ll be the rest of the day.<p>“Getting off on …

Google's machine learning Inbox can now reply to your emails

Machine learning can now reply to your emails.<p>A new feature in Google's Inbox app can recognise the content of emails and tailor responses using …

U.S. Brings Dogfighters to Counter Russians Over Syria

The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the …

Saudi blogger who was flogged is awarded EU's top human rights prize

A Saudi Arabian blogger, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was awarded the<p>European Union’s top human rights prize Thursday in a gesture of support for freedom of expression in the conservative kingdom.<p>The harsh penalties imposed on Raif Badawi for starting a website carrying …

It's OK to hack your own car, US copyright authorities rule

Car owners and security experts can tinker with automobile software without incurring US copyright liability, according to newly issued guidelines that were opposed by the auto industry.<p>The Library of Congress, which oversees the US Copyright Office, agreed with fair use advocates who argued that …

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Google wants to make sure you never lose your phone again

Jumping out of a cab, heading out of the bar, walking out the front door—it happens to everyone. Losing or forgetting your phone can, at the very least, be an annoying hustle. But a new patent from Google wants to ensure you’re never without your phone again, as long as you have a wearable as …

Elizabeth Holmes Wants You to Have Control of Your Health Info

__Elizabeth Holmes is a Woman of the Year because... "At only 31, she is already proving the outsize impact one fiercely determined individual can have on the lives of so many." __<p><b>—philanthropist Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 2013 Woman of the Year</b><p>The Valley's …

Processed meat can lead to cancer; red meat is risky too, WHO says

The World Health Organization has confirmed some rather unwelcome dietary advice: Bacon, hot dogs and other processed meats can increase your risk of cancer. Not only that, fresh cuts of red meat probably cause cancer, too.<p>While doctors have long warned against eating too much meat, the WHO's …

6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …

Tech's 8 Most Fearsome 'Patent Trolls'

Just this week, the Wall Street Journal reported U.S. antitrust authorities are probing whether these firms are making high-tech markets less competitive.<p>Indeed, many tech companies live in fear of NPEs.<p>It's tough to quantify which NPEs are the <i>most</i> feared, since many NPE's simply threaten to sue …

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Facebook’s latest violation of user privacy is by far the worst yet.

We knew Facebook didn’t respect user privacy, but passing a new surveillance law in their name is some next level isht.<p>It didn't make any sense. This …

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War Torn Families Separated for Decades Reunite for 72 Hours

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El Niño keeps getting stronger, raises chance of drenching rains

The<p>National Weather Servicenow expects El Niño to bring greater-than-average rainfall to virtually all of California, forecasters said for the first time Thursday.<p>The new forecast is significant because it raises the chance that El Niño will send big storms not only to Southern California and the …

Music labels sue Aurous filesharing app for 'copyright theft on a massive scale'

Major music labels are suing filesharing application Aurous for “willful and egregious copyright infringement” just days after its earliest alpha version launched.<p>US industry body the RIAA has filed a lawsuit on behalf of labels including Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music subsidiaries …

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Apple facing huge chip patent bill after losing case

Dave Lee<p><b>Apple faces a bill of $862m (£565m) after losing a patent lawsuit.</b><p>The University of Wisconsin successfully claimed that Apple used its microchip technology without permission in some iPhones and iPads.<p>The patent, filed in 1998, is said to improve the power efficiency of microchips.<p>The case …

At Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton plays to her strengths, Bernie Sanders to his base

Sen.<p>Bernie Sandersof Vermont may beHillary Rodham Clinton's leading opponent, but for much of this year, the former secretary of State's biggest challenge has been herself.<p>Headlines about her use of a private email server while running the<p>State Departmentput her on the defensive. Her defensiveness …

A Constitutional Right to Hovercraft?

The U.S. Supreme Court considers an odd case from Alaska, with the fraught question of federal management of Western lands hovering in the background.<p>“Raisins are not wild animals even when they are dancing,” Michael McConnell told the U.S. Supreme Court last term, thereby winning the first annual …

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