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The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

'Invisible Girlfriend' Startup Provides Fake Love For A Price

Invisible Girlfriend, a new company recently created at Startup Weekend St. Louis, has emerged as the solution for those without a significant other — providing potential subscribers with options such as text messaging, "emergency interaction," gifts, and a relationship status change on …

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Artificial Intelligence

There is no more powerful concept in futurist writings then the notion of artificial intelligence. The ability for humans to create machine-based life that thinks on its own and acts on its own has the potential to make our lives dramatically better – or worse, depending on what kind of science …

Isaac Asimov's 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate

NAILED it.<p>In 1964, famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov ventured a guess at what you might find if you set foot inside the 2014 World's Fair. Using his gift for envisioning future technology, Asimov's predictions from 50 years out are both stunningly accurate and perhaps a little bit …

Why You’re More Likely To Buy Something When Shopping On Your iPad

The “endowment effect,” which makes us overvalue items, is stronger on a touch screen.<p>People tend to increase the value of an item the moment they take ownership of it. Psychologists call this the “endowment effect.” It shows up even in trivial things, like coffee mugs or chocolate bars, that …

Google patent takes the social out of social networking: technology writes 'personalized reactions' for you

Facebook. Twitter. Google+. Those are just three of the many social networks out there these days, and it's a daunting task to reply to everyone who engages you in the digital world. Google's latest patent might just be the solution you need to keep up -- it claims a technology that analyzes how …

Want To Be A Team Player? Strike This One Word From Your Vocabulary

When I ask people to guess the one word that can tell you whether or not someone is a team player, I get some interesting responses. And while all manner of epithets have the power to reveal the nature of your professional and personal character in an instant, I’m thinking of a much more innocuous …

Rollerball pen turns doodles into working circuits

Good-bye, breadboard. Scientists at the University of Illinois have come up with a conductive, water-based ink that lets you draw working circuits on an ordinary piece of paper. They’ve packaged the product into a rollerball pen, called Circuit Scribe, and if you want to be one of the first to get …

Pokerbots Bet On Big Data Strategy

The new king of poker is a computer, and it provides perhaps the best object lesson in big-data strategy today. Texas Hold ‘Em Heads Up Poker machines, now in operation at casinos like The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, bluff, float, and routinely win against players both novice and expert.<p>But the new …

Canalys: Half Of All PCs Shipped in 2014 Will Be Tablets; Android 65%, Apple 30%

The growth of tablet sales has been outstripping that of more traditional desktop and laptop personal computers for a while, and now it looks like we are finally approaching the tablet/PC tipping point, where the cheaper, more portable tablet is becoming the de facto PC: 2014 will be the year that …

How the Heart Is Like a ‘Little Brain’: Which Is Really in Control?

Modern science has verified what the ancients believed about one’s heart—that the heart is a center of higher wisdom. It can actually remember things …

Access census data from your smartphone with Dwellr

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Zillow<p>Census statistics are now just a swipe away, as the U.S. Census Bureau has organized its data into a free …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

Get This: Quiznos Has Found a Way to Target Your Car With Ads While You're Driving

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In a multi-screen world, there are countless places advertisers can are able to target and reach prospective customers. They can promote a tweet while you're scrolling for news on your phone after you first wake up, or blast you with a pre-roll …

How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

"Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it." In this funny, …

The Brain

How Effective Framing Instantly Doubles Your Odds Of Success

In business, problems are a fact of life. Entrepreneurs especially are subjected to major challenges on a daily basis, which stems from the fact that running a business puts you in contact with as much opportunity for mishap as being in an active war zone. On any given day, entrepreneurs are …

Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack - PsyBlog

Think distant: the incredible power of abstract thought.<p>This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a …

Teki system lets patients visit the doctor via Kinect

Like many other parts of the world, Spain's Basque Country is currently faced with an increasing population of senior citizens placing strain upon …

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

Will 3D Sensing From PrimeSense Make Apple's Siri More Psychic?

How much more intelligent and perceptive could Siri be if it understood more than just what you told it? What if it understood where you were in your house? Or if you were out in public? What if it had some basic spatial awareness that could help narrow the context of what you are asking?<p>These are …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Apple Patents Face Recognition Tech For Enhanced iPhone Privacy And Automated Controls

Apple has been issued a patent by the USPO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for using facial recognition and detection on a mobile or desktop computing device. This could work a lot like the Android face unlock option, which has been criticized before for its fallibility, but is …

IntelClinic’s NeuroOn Launches On Kickstarter, Promises To Let You Sleep Like Da Vinci

If you need a better night’s sleep you can either kick the chickens out of your bed (true story) or try something like the NeuroOn. Designed to work as a sleep mask and neural sensor, the system knows when you are in deep REM sleep and slowly wakes you when you will be most alert and refreshed. It …

The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Michael Rubin became friends with the lady who served his debt collection notices when he was in high school. That’s because by the time he was 16, Rubin was $200,000 in the hole.<p>Being there -- being down that far, that early on in his …

These little stickers make crafty working circuits

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: chibitronics<p>Simple circuits are, well, simple, but that doesn’t mean that they’re always perfect. To transform …