Matthew Wadey

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The hidden hit makers: how indie singers become pop songwriters

The former stars of bands such as Aqualung and Athlete are writing hits for One Direction, George Ezra and Lianne La Havas – and enjoying making music more than ever<p>Shortly before Christmas, the busker delivering a slapdash performance of George Ezra’s Budapest in a London shopping centre might …

Music

This is what Bill Gates thinks of Microsoft’s HoloLens

Microsoft cofounder and former chief executive Bill Gates thinks his old company is off to a good start with the HoloLens augmented reality headset.<p>Today Gates made his first public remarks on the technology Microsoft unveiled just last week, during an Ask Me Anything chat on Reddit.<p>The comments …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

7 things you're doing on vacation that scream tourist

Everyone knows wandering around a city with an open map and a camera hanging from your neck instantly identifies you as a tourist.<p>But if you're trying to blend in, those aren't the only things that'll give you a way.<p>Here's a list of what travel experts said might make you unwittingly look like a …

ISIS To Obama: 'We Will Cut Off Your Head In The White House'

The video shows Islamic State members standing in the streets of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, following an artillery barrage on the city by Kurdish Peshmerga forces. In front of the militants is seated a Kurdish soldier who is executed at the end of the video.<p>Prior to the Kurdish soldier's …

Middle East

China issues scathing report on Alibaba

No business is safe from scrutiny in China -- not even its star tech firm.<p>The Chinese government has released a report that accuses e-commerce giant Alibaba of turning a blind eye to illegal activity, and failing to police its online marketplaces. The company has been "far too lax" in its business …

World's Top 7 Smart Cities Of 2015 Are Not The Ones You'd Expect

(<b>Update</b> – see also on this topic: From Sustainability Chief To Resilience Officer: Top 5 New Roles For A Smart City Team)<p>You are probably familiar with the concept of the Smart City, a city which uses digital technologies to improve the quality of public and private services, while reducing costs …

Smart Cities

My Experience With Nuvigil / Armodafinil

Here I am feeling antsy. Courtesy Erin Fuchs<p>A few weeks ago, I endured an overnight sleep study to figure out why I'm exhausted even after getting eight or nine hours of shut-eye.<p>The upshot is that I have either idiopathic hypersominia (I literally can't get enough sleep to feel rested) or I'm a …

Sleep

15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Most Important Lesson They Learned In Their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.

How To Design A Costume For Porn

Hot tips: use bright colors, and buy cheap lingerie (H&M is fine).<p>Porn stars might not wear much on camera, but there’s an art to choosing what little clothing they do put on. Over at <i>Fashionista</i>, Tyler McCall breaks down the process of designing costumes for pornography. With the rise of free porn …

5 Skills Workers Will Need To Be Successful In The Future

She started out as a lawyer and then launched a public finance business. She worked at Lehman Brothers, became a White House fellow, started a television division for Time Warner, ran Americast, and worked at Maveron, a venture capital firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.<p>Today, Miller is …

Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to Young Authors (2001)

Like fellow genre icon Stephen King, Ray Bradbury has reached far beyond his established audience by offering writing advice to anyone who puts pen …

13-Year-Old Builds Braille Printer from Legos, Gets Deal at Intel Capital

Shubham Banerjee may be the youngest Silicon Valley-based tech entrepreneur to ever receive funding from a venture-capital firm, but the 13-year-old …

Ampy Brings Pocket-Sized Motion Charging To Smartphones

Since energy-gulping smartphones have become such a ubiquitous part of modern life, there’s been plenty of external battery packs and charging accessories that have followed the market. Here comes another: Chicago startup Ampy is coming out with a battery that charges using the motion of your body. …

Dying Light (Trailer)

'Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor' Review: First Impressions

<i>This is an ongoing multi-part review of Monolith’s ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.’ You can read Part Two here.</i><p><i>Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> will not escape comparisons to <i>Assassin’s Creed.</i> The game borrows heavily on Ubisoft’s flagship franchise, and as Talion the Ranger you’ll parkour through …

Triple-A: Android, Anchoring And Apple

The iPhone 6 era is just 10 days old, but for Apple it was already underway sometime last year. By April 2013, company executives understood they had a strategic vulnerability. The booming smartphone market had expanded remarkably in 2012, growing from 494 million units the year before to 722 …

Meet The Inventor Who Is Finally Making Virtual Reality Real

<b>For the first time, Forbes is bringing together 1,000+ members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list with some of the globe’s top leaders and mentors to create partnerships that will change the world over the next 50 years. The Under 30 Summit will take place in Philadelphia from Oct. 19 – 22.</b><p>Last weekend …

Game Scoop! Presents: The Fall 2014 Game Preview