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The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

A walk on the dark side of the internet

"Tor" is free software for enabling anonymous communication, the name being derived from "The Onion Router". ("Onion routing" is encryption in the …

Sony teases “N,” an audio-focused wearable that doesn’t go in your ears

The hands-free device is the first to come out of Sony's Future Lab Program.<p>Sony announced a new research and development group called the Future Lab …

Wearable Tech

Why You Should Use A VPN (Virtual Private Network) For Web Browsing

Within ten years, I predict that being a frequent visitor to one of my sites or any alternative media outlet will make you a “person of interest,” a …

Privacy

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Dispel’s Privacy-As-A-Service Platform Keeps Your Internet Connection Secret And Safe

Most security services today give you virtual private networks that encrypt your connections (if you work for any sizable company, you probably use some kind of VPN client to log in to your intranet). New York-based Dispel, which is now coming out of stealth after more than two years of …

Poland's foreign minister proposes forming army out of the Syrian men arriving in Europe

The idea of an army of migrants also made sense, the minister Witold Waszczykowski said, because Poland could ill-afford to send its troops to the Middle East.<p>• Paris attacks: Suspect on the run as terror raids end in failure - latest news<p>Poland’s new foreign minister has proposed forming an army …

Middle East

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

“Busy” people are actually not that productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Being busy has somehow become a badge of honor. The prevailing notion is that if you aren’t super busy, you aren’t important or hard working. The truth is, busyness makes you <i>less</i> productive.<p>When we think of a super busy person, we …

Time Management

Forget Wi-Fi. Meet the new Li-Fi Internet

What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to the more than 4 billion people living in places where the infrastructure …

Ultrasonic bubbles give cold water bug-killing cleaning power

A hand-held device that infuses a gentle stream of regular cold water with ultrasound to turn it into a highly effective cleaning tool has been developed by British scientists, who say it could reduce dependence on traditional detergents and help combat anti-microbial resistance.<p>The device, known …

Engineering