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Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

Quantum Computing

MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers …

Illustration: Landspace Collection Vol. 1

We would like to feature the work from Julien Clauzier and his illustration series named: <b>Landscape Collection Vol. 1</b>. It’s a personal project on …

Razer goes immersive with new in-room gaming projection and 3-screen laptop

Razer, the billion-dollar startup that builds hardware and software for hardcore gaming enthusiasts, is today unveiling two of its latest products aimed at ramping up the immersive gaming experience. And — surprisingly, given how much else we’ve seen in this area this week already at CES — Razer is …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

Flute

Scientists get us a step closer to graphene implants

Oh graphene, you wonderful, miracle substance. The one atom-thick latticed carbon material has been proposed as a way of revolutionizing everything from upload speeds to sports equipment. And if we could find a way to implant the stuff, well, clearly we’d all become an unstoppable army of Robocops …

Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

Innovations in 3D printing have done their part to inspire maker-culture. We print, or at-least try to print, drones, human organs, and even medications. Additive techniques are practical and accessible for much of the prototyping process. However, just because we can print synthetic drugs with 3D …

Johnny Depp Admits He Used to Be Mean to Leonardo DiCaprio

Before he was a leading contender in this year’s Oscar race, Leonardo DiCaprio was an ambitious 19-year-old pestering Johnny Depp.<p>Depp, 52, shared …

The coolest tech of 2016 is about to go on display at CES

Want a hint at what gadgets and gizmos are coming this year? The world is about to find out, as innovators gather next week at CES, the preeminent technology expo.<p>CES is where the latest, greatest and not-so-greatest inventions get put on display each year.<p>At this year's CES, the tech industry is …

CNN

5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

Just five years ago the world was a very different place. In 2010, the iPad had just made its debut, Kickstarter was introducing a new form of venture capitalism that would change the face of fundraising and Square was letting vendors of any size accept payment with a swipe of a card on a mobile …

Startups Are Taking Over CES

The Consumer Electronics Show keeps on growing. Several years ago the show outgrew the massive Las Vegas Convention Center and started using part of the Sands Expo Center several blocks away. They called it Eureka Park and made the exhibit space less expensive in a bid to attract startups to the …

Biggest technology trends to watch for at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

The world's biggest consumer technology show runs this week in Las Vegas. Formally called CES 2016 (the folks who run the convention don't call it the Consumer Electronics Show any more), 3,600 exhibitors are expected to attend. Here are the biggest trends to watch for this year:<p><b>Does the C in CES</b> …

Consumer Tech

2016 predictions: Is this the year old media gets online video?

BBC3 going online only is set to be one of the biggest changes in the digital content world<p>YouTube stars such as PewDiePie and the multichannel networks that represent many of them will continue their youth-driven rise in 2016, but other media organisations will step up their efforts to get in on …

O’Connor v. Uber: Why the days of driver ‘flexibility’ are already numbered

The driver classification lawsuit  —  O’Connor v. Uber  —  is not going very well. Not only did Uber lose its appeal to the Ninth Circuit, Judge Edward Chen recently rejected the validity of Uber’s arbitration clause. For the non-lawyers out there, this is a big deal. The arbitration clause was …

Transportation

Samsung's Dolby Atmos 'soundbar' uses two rear speakers to put sound above you

True surround sound has always required lots of speakers, and the clutter only increases if you want a no-compromise Dolby Atmos system with "3D" sound. Of course, people have always wanted surround without the hassle, and that's why all-in-one soundbars exist. Now, Samsung is promising to deliver …

Soundbar

Dynamic EQ automatically adjusts bass and treble for optimal audio

Gracenote announced a new digital signal processing product for cars, Dynamic EQ, which recognizes individual songs and automatically applies equalizer settings.<p>Ahead of CES, Gracenote announced a new audio technology that can automatically apply equalizer settings, changing bass and treble for …

Samsung Goes After Sonos With A New Wireless Soundbar System

Wireless whole-home audio is a tough nut to crack. Only a few folks – primarily Sonos – have cracked it but Samsung is hot on the whole-home kick with the HW-K950, a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar that includes three forward-facing and two upward speakers. The HW-K950 can connect to subwoofers and …

From Digital Disappointment ToThe End Of The App Era, Here Are Eight Trends For 2016

<b>Digital disappointment</b><p>The only thing that grows faster than technology are our expectations of it. The gap between what we know to be possible and what we experience is only widening. Our children are growing up in a world where all screens are interactive and every service is cloud-connected, …

What is going to happen in 2016

But what will happen this year that we are now in? That's a bit trickier. But I will take some shots this morning.<p>Some of these predictions border on the ridiculous and that is somewhat intentional. I think there is an element of truth (or at least possibility) in all of them. And I will come back …

Tim Cook

This Concept Jet Could Fly From London To NYC In 30 Minutes

It's 10 times the speed of sound!<p>If you're fed up with the current state of air travel, better days may come in the future: A Canadian engineer unveiled a concept for a supersonic scramjet that could zip from London to New York City in just half an hour, traveling at 10 times the speed of …

The stunning cities you need to see in your lifetime

1. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil<p>Surrounded by towering peaks, lush rain forest and beautiful beaches, Rio is not your typical city. Instead, it’s an adventurer’s paradise where spontaneity rules. Whatever your preference in adventure, be it outdoor exploration, samba celebrations, football matches or …

Siem Reap

The Muscle Shockers: A Full Body Workout That Will Hit Nearly Every Muscle Fiber in Your Body

You've done singles, splits, circuits, intervals, and everything else under the sun to hammer the hell out of the body fat that lives on your body. …

Bodyweight Exercise

10 Standalone Films That Deserve Sequels More Than Fast And Furious 7 Does

Vin Diesel recently – and depressingly – announced the eighth, ninth and tenth instalments of the <i>Fast and Furious</i> franchise. “I promised the studio I …

Minimalist Designer Grégory Buron Illustrates One Iconic Building Every Week

A present to the architecture geeks of the world.<p>Combining two of his passions, designer Grégory Buron has drawn one architecturally noteworthy building every week since 2014 as part of his <i>Minimal Architecture</i> series. Each building is selected from around the world for its unconventional, …

Architecture

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Office In Massachusetts

BDG together with developer Normandy Real Estate Partners and Elkus/Manfredi Architects, have designed the new TripAdvisor headquarters in Needham, …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

The web app that made information free

In 2000, Encyclopaedia Britannica recorded its largest annual sales. A mere 12 years later, the brand had decided to stop printing copies of its …

Why Comfort Food Comforts

A new study looks at the intersection of taste, nostalgia, and loneliness.<p>When the Oxford English Dictionary added a definition for “comfort food” in 1997, it traced the term’s etymology back to a 1977 <i>Washington Post</i> magazine article about Southern cooking: “Along with grits, one of the comfort …

Psychology