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Inside Meizu: How The Rising Chinese Smartphone Company Is Looking To Tackle The West

The long and winding road to Meizu headquarters from the port of Jiuzhou in southern China is a surprisingly beautiful one. Surrounded by trees and quaint side streets on the left and views of the sea on the right, the ride feels like a Los Angeles to Santa Barbara coastal drive than a trip to …

Phones

Hey Brands, This Is Actually the Way to Show How Your Clothing Looks on Humans

Your pants come in multiple sizes, so show models of multiple sizes.<p>Today, Nashville-based brand Elizabeth Suzann announced their “Diversity Campaign,” a project that aims to solve a problem as old as e-commerce.<p>In short: Elizabeth Suzann will now show every item of clothing in their Signature …

Trousers

Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity

If the founders of a new face recognition app get their way, anonymity in public could soon be a thing of the past. FindFace, launched two months ago and currently taking Russia by storm, allows users to photograph people in a crowd and work out their identities, with 70% reliability.<p>It works by …

Machine Perception

The 12 Morning Rituals That Help to Kick Off Successful Days

Greatness doesn’t happen by accident. Industry leaders don’t just roll out of bed, fix whatever they find in the cupboards for breakfast, and then …

How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year

It wasn’t as hard as it sounds: I used four principles to start small habits that built into big, long-term outcomes. Here’s how.<p>You’ll notice that I made the title of this post sound quite impressive (at least I hope I did!).<p>But the great thing about this story is that anyone can have such an …

Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

7 Habits Of Self-Made Millionaires

Most millionaires made their money without a trust fund or inheritance. Here are the habits that helped get them there.<p>Most millionaires aren’t born; they’re self-made. In a survey by Fidelity Investments, approximately 80% of people who have a net worth of $1 million or more did it without a trust …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

How To Learn A New Skill Well Enough To Do It Automatically

Achieving “automaticity” is about making a newly learned skill a part of who you are, as opposed to just a thing you can do.<p>Learning something new is all about memory and how you use it. At first, your prefrontal cortex, which stores your working (or short-term) memory, is really busy figuring out …

Agents go high tech to sell homes

To close a sale in real estate, opportunity favors a charged phone.<p>Three years ago, real estate agent Jordan Clarke was traveling north on Interstate 5 when he received a panicked call from clients in Washington, D.C., to say a home in Del Mar had just gone on the market.<p>The countdown had begun. …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Amazon is reportedly considering making its own TV service.</b> It has talked to CBS and NBC about carrying their channels.<p><b>2. Apple design chief Jony Ive says he can now work on "naughty, under-the-radar activities" now that he's the company's chief design officer.</b> "I haven't felt this happy or this …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence attorney, who speak in jargon that ordinary people do …

Crime

I just moved to San Francisco and now I'm convinced it's the 'city of the future'

A little over two weeks ago, I moved from New York City to San Francisco. I expected some level of culture shock: Here, the people wear Birkenstock sandals without risking fashion suicide, housing costs an arm and a leg, and the smell of marijuana hangs like a low cloud over the Bay.<p>Still, I was …

San Francisco

New $125 Million Fund Will Target Startups Led By Women And Minorities

Intel's venture capital arm is betting that a diversity-focused strategy will improve its financial performance.<p>Talk to a Silicon Valley bigwig these days, and you'll probably hear pronouncements about the need to correct the woeful lack of gender and ethnic diversity in tech.<p>Now one venerable tech …

Venture Capital