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Tony Robbins' best tip for overcoming the fear of failure is backed by science

Whenever Robbins, now the star of a Netflix documentary titled "I Am Not Your Guru," is hesitant about doing something that scares him, he imagines himself at age 85, sitting in his rocking chair and looking back on his life.<p>At that point, he asks himself, would he experience greater regret over …

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Qandeel Baloch’s Brother Says He Will Be Remembered With Honor For Killing Her

After Pakistani social media star and self-proclaimed feminist Qandeel Baloch was murdered this week in an apparent honor killing, reports started to swirl that her own brother had carried out the tragic act in response to Baloch’s photos and videos that she posted online. In the aftermath of her …

India’s middle class is actually the world’s poor

Virtually the entire discussion among economists on defining the middle class in “emerging economies” pertains to levels of consumption expenditure or income. No doubt, income is a relevant indicator, but not when taken in isolation.<p>None of them attempt to base the definition on the concerned …

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Great Books For Non-Physicists Who Want To Understand Quantum Physics

A few times last week at the Schrödinger Sessions workshop, I made reference to books that I think do a good job with particular aspects of quantum physics (in addition to the one that I wrote, that is…). At the end of the workshop, some of the writers asked if I had a list of those. A couple of …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

3 Misconceptions About Crowdfunding

<i>Thijs Suijten and Menno Luiten are the co-founder and developer for Famatic.</i><p>Every startup needs money. How to get that initial investment is where there is a choice: find a suitable investor, bootstrap, or use the power of the crowd to get that ball rolling.<p>We loved the idea of the latter; not only …

We’re hiring: Come join Gigaom’s cloud/enterprise technology reporting team in SF

If you’re the kind of writer who is sick of billion-dollar social apps, if you’re an enterprise technology blogger looking for a more prominent …

Meet Alphaworks, The New Crowdfunding-Inspired Investment Platform From betaworks

<b>Update: That was fast. They have already met their goal.</b> As crowdfunding swings into the mainstream, the folks at betaworks are dreaming up new and creative ways to leverage the power of the masses. A new venture called Alphaworks takes the traditional crowd-funding model, as made famous by …

Drone with robotic legs can perch on a branch like a bird

Quadcopter drones are built specifically for an easy takeoff and stable flight, but landing can be a tricky task. They generally need to land on flat …

BeWifi lets you steal your neighbour's bandwidth when they're not using it

What if when you were up at a ridiculous hour Skyping your relatives in Australia, you could borrow unused bandwidth from your sleeping neighbours to …

Smart racquet on hand to transform tennis coaching

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1046000/1046883_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534579568_862775cb1bc9cd9e3741888339ffc164<p><b>Imagine having a virtual "tennis coach" that knows exactly where your racquet hits the ball.</b><p>It counts forehands and backhands, serves and smashes. …

Easter egg hunt: Seven secrets of the world wide web

<b>There are many hidden secrets tucked away in the media we consume, placed there by mischievous - or perhaps just bored - programmers and developers.</b><p>They're known as "Easter eggs" - and the web has them in abundance.<p>Andy Clarke, who owns Wales-based web design studio Stuff & Nonsense, has his own …

Lux Open Source Camera With Arduino Controlled Shutter

Kevin Kadooka has this month finished his Lux open source camera that he has been working on, with a goal of building a fully-fledged camera, using …

LifeTrak's new watch combines smartwatch, fitness tracker and ECG machine

Would you like an early clue as to the dominant trend of CES 2014? It's wearables, and, erm, more wearables. Another watch that's hoping to earn a space on your wrist is the LifeTrak Zone R415, which grabs a little of everything from the technology buffet with the aim of being all things to all …

Intel announces Edison: a 22nm dual-core PC the size of an SD card

Four months ago, Intel unveiled its Quark SoC at IDF. Today at CES 2014, company CEO Brian Krzanich wants to introduce you to Edison, a miniature computer based on the same technology condensed into the form factor of an SD card. The tiny computer is built on the company's 22nm transistor …

A system for a safe PIN you won't forget

Our consumer expert explains a useful system for remembering your bank account PIN<p>While some people can reliably remember their bank account number along with the sort code and even their National Insurance number, others, just as intelligent in other ways, struggle to recollect their four-digit …

Zuli pushes Bluetooth as a mesh network for the smart home

There are a lot of radios in today’s smart home — that’s one of the biggest challenges for consumers trying to navigate the space — but a startup …

Researchers use alcohol, Arduino and a desk fan to send molecular text messages (video)

Scientists from York University in Toronto are using alcohol as a method for sending text messages. How, exactly? By converting sprays of isopropyl alcohol into binary code, using off-the-shelf components. The researchers used an Arduino Uno board, an Adafruit LCD, a desk fan and a household spray …

The start-ups struggling to make a name through crowdfunding

<b>Crowdfunding websites have caught the imagination of millions of web users, providing businesses and creative ventures with a platform to appeal for money.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>The technology aiming to help refugees<p>Retrofit for purpose: Old buildings get a green facelift<p>Sudan …

Bitcoin: Price v hype

<b>Virtual currency Bitcoin has attracted increasing media attention over the past year. It's also soaring in value, with a single bitcoin surpassing $1,000 (£613) for the first time in November. So has the media hype driven the price hike?</b><p>To the average man in the street, Bitcoin is a complicated …

Bitcoin Mining Developer Sells $8 Million Worth Of Mining Hardware In Just 24hrs

KnCMiner the developer and manufacturer of a new Neptune Bitcoin miner board which cost $12,995 each, has this week revealed it has sold $8 million …

Digital Taste Interface Electronically Recreates Taste Patterns (video)

A team of researchers has this week unveiled new footage of a Digital Taste Interface they have created which can be used to simulate primary taste …

Make-It-Yourself: The rise of the micro-manufacturers

<b>The next industrial revolution is under way - make-it-yourself.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?<p>Could renting Fido make you rich?<p>The maps transforming how we interact with the world<p>Is 'mind control' now a reality?<p>Solar boat in quest …

Watch a $200 3D printer in action

At $200, the MakiBox might take the prize for the cheapest 3D printer out there. The team behind the printer just released a video detailing the user …

Just how connected do you want to be?

If all the connectivity efforts of today did in fact become successful, a decade from now, we are looking at connected traffic lights, sensor-laden …

5 startup lessons from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg & others

I spent the past few days at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. My aim wasn’t so much to cover the news, but to soak in ideas both …

Irish Startups Hit Startup Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt [TCTV]

Ireland has a long history in technology and in recent years it’s become clear that the country is able to push above its weight in the world of startups. We ran through some of the companies exhibiting in Startup Alley – with the Irish Development Agency – to see what’s cooking …