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This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

7 settings new iPad owners should change right now

New iPad? It's a pretty easy device to use, but certain aspects can be confusing. For example, if you also have an iPhone, don't be surprised if your new tablet suddenly starts ringing the next time you get a phone call.<p>That's a feature, not a flaw, but you may prefer to keep your calls away from …

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Samsung's Wireless Earbuds and Smartwatch Let You Leave The Phone Behind

The IconX earbuds and Gear Fit 2 are truly wireless fitness gadgets<p>When fitness and technology team up, it's rarely elegant —the standard is a smartphone strapped to your arm, and a pair of wired earbuds.<p>To build out its ecosystem of smartphone peripherals, Samsung has released two new fitness …

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

Microsoft has just what VR needs

In a move we should have seen coming from a mile away, Microsoft announced that it will be opening up the Windows Holographic platform, which powers HoloLens, to other companies. Those partners will be able to build AR headsets like HoloLens, full-fledged VR headsets like the HTC Vive, as well as …

How Lenovo Became The Largest PC Maker In The World

Computer maker Lenovo Group was originally founded in a dusty, two-room Beijing guardhouse in 1984. Today, it’s the largest PC maker in the world and a Fortune 500 frontrunner in smart connected devices with employees in more than 60 countries. But the initial innovative and entrepreneurial spirit …

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China's Tech Giant Huawei Leads The Charge For New Patents

China’s Huawei Technologies has topped the list of international patent filers for the second-year running according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) , highlighting a growing patent frenzy amongst Chinese companies, driven by global ambitions and robust government …

Apple Leak Reveals First 'iPhone 7 Pro' Images

The iPhone SE launches next week giving Apple fans the upgraded 4-inch smartphone they’ve long craved. But a beast will follow it…<p>The beast in question is the ‘iPhone 7 Pro’, a new 5.5-inch flagship device that will sit above both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus when the three phones are released in …

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5 smart home gadgets to create your home of the future

Any homeowner knows that a lot of free time goes into taking care of your house. But what if your house could take care of you? That's the dream of the "smart home" – and while there's no true sci-fi intelligent home that can do everything you need, we're getting closer.<p>Every day, 5.5 million smart …

16 iPhone 6S Tricks And Tips You May Not Know About

What distinguishes the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus from its predecessors — aside from the faster chipsets and the major camera upgrades — is the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature. The 3D Touch feature supports a new dimension of functionality such as “peeking” at content by applying a light push …

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Apple's iPhone success may be reaching its peak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple could soon face one of its biggest challenges to date: Peak iPhone.<p>Most analysts believe Apple surpassed its own record by selling more than 74.5 million units of its flagship product in the final three months of 2015. But there are signs that iPhone sales in the first …

Sony Builds Its Internet Of Things Business By Acquiring Altair Semiconductor

Sony Corporation announced today that it will acquire Altair Semiconductor for $212 million. Founded in 2005 by three former Texas Instrument executives, Israel-based Altair makes chips that connect devices to LTE and its technology will help develop Sony’s Internet of Things business.<p>In addition …

Apple patent shows how it might lose the camera bump despite ever-thinner iPhones

While those of us who would happily trade thinner iPhones for better battery-life may be in the minority, even fans of ultra-thin phones expressed disappointment at the camera bump in the iPhone 6 and 6s. The problem Apple faced is that the laws of physics determine just how thin you can make a …

7 Big Ideas That Will Define Business in 2016 | Inc.com

The workplace is changing quickly--and so are the rules that define it. And while much of this change is related to new technology, some of it stems from long-rooted issues that are just now coming to a head. Based on some of the biggest trends <i>Inc.</i> covered in 2015, here are seven of the most …

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Proof That Age Doesn’t Matter When it Comes to Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Even with its flaws, last year’s <i>Ex Machina</i> perfectly captured the curious relationship between artificial intelligence, God and ego. A tiny change in its closing moments would have given it an intriguing new dimension.<p>It’s taken me a year and a several viewings to collect my thoughts about <i>Ex …

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James Webb: Hubble successor maintains course

<b>The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is reaching some key milestones in its preparation for launch in 2018.</b><p>Engineers are about to complete the assembly of the primary mirror surface on the James Webb Space Telescope.<p>They are also winding up the final deep-chill calibration tests on the …

REPORT: Samsung is going to bring most of its apps to iPhone

This isn't the first move Samsung has made to add compatibility with iOS devices. Earlier this month, Samsung said it was going to bring the app needed to use its Gear S2 smartwatch to the iPhone.<p>According to the report, Samsung is initially going to bring a controller for the Galaxy View, its …

January security update heading to 'major' Samsung flagships

Samsung seems to be doing its best to continue to roll out those monthly security updates to its smartphones and has announced that it is releasing the January version for its “major flagship models”.<p>Unfortunately though, this vague statements means that we don’t know exactly which smartphones will …

Apple 12-inch MacBook Vs. Dell XPS 13: Not Even Close

Two excellent laptops. Two good choices.<p>I took some artistic license with the headline, so here’s the point: Though both are ultraportables, that’s where the similarity between the Apple and Dell laptops ends (i.e., they’re “not close” in design, target market). After using both extensively, I’ll …

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Scientists have developed an easy way to determine if kindergarteners have healthy self-esteem

Kindergarteners think they rule the world. And now we have a test to prove it.<p>Researchers at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington have developed a self-esteem test for five-year-olds to see how well they thought of themselves.<p>“We found that as young as five …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Early Launch Confirmed By AT&T Tests

Reliable phone leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks on Twitter, has suggested that AT&T is already testing two new Samsung phones with the model numbers SM-G930A and SM-G935A which will likely turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.<p>Samsung has already given hints that it will move forward a phone …

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How different networking standards are competing to connect the Internet of Things

BI Intelligence's new IoT Networks Report examines these different networking technologies, their pros and cons, and how well they are positioned for future growth in the IoT market. We also outline how different networks are best suited for connecting specific types of IoT devices, including …

Two sources now believe Apple is making a 'low-end' iPhone with a tiny, 4-inch screen

That's a counter-intuitive prediction, as few people think Apple is going to get back into the tiny iPhone business. Yet it dovetails with a note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said a few days ago that Apple might be planning a new 4-inch phone that would essentially be an upgrade to …

Scientists Find New Clues In Old Mystery Of How Earth Got Its Water

Water may have been a part of our planet's history since the beginning.<p>About three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water. But how did it get there?<p>While some scientists believe water was delivered by icy space rocks smashing into the planet after it was formed, others have argued …

Six Spectacular Ways To Protect Your Precious iPhone 6S

Apple’s iPhone 6S may be designed to be naked, with exposed glass, aluminium edges, and the stark minimalism at its rear, but almost everyone is going to look at their very expensive new smartphone and decide that it needs some protection. That’s where the third party case industry comes in.<p>With …

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Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week 11th November

We have had some amazing deals in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store this week so it is time for our roundup of our most popular deals.<p>Some of the great …