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Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Top 15 Notorious B.I.G. Songs

The Notorious B.I.G. a.k.a. Biggie Smalls is one of the most revered artists in the Hip Hop game ever, an extraordinary fact since his career only …

Mike Posner on Getting a Second Chance at Success: 'I Hated the Thought of Just Being a Songwriter'

In 2014, four years after he topped charts with debut hit "Cooler Than Me," singer-songwriter-producer Mike Posner found himself on a different kind …

Music

Google self-driving cars head to Arizona to test desert road conditions

Phoenix, Arizona will be the fourth US location for Google's trials<p>Google continues to tap new testing locations for its self-driving cars, with the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona picked as the next spot, reports <i>Reuters</i>. Jennifer Haroon, head of business operations for Google's autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

A YouTube video that claims Facebook is 'stealing billions of views' is going viral

A YouTube video that accuses Facebook of "stealing billions of views" is going viral and receiving a ton of support from content creators and prominent tech executives.<p>The video, created by the Munich-based YouTube channel and design studio Kurzgesagt, was released on Monday, shortly after Facebook …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google has responded to the EU's antitrust allegations.</b> Google says that it doesn't feel its actions were anti-competitive.<p><b>2. Apple is holding an event on September 9 where it will likely reveal the iPhone 6S.</b> It sent out invites to media on Thursday.<p><b>3. Airbnb has hired Chris Lehane, who once</b> …

Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently, whether that's Taylor Swift demonstrating her clout via a successful protest of Apple Music or Jay Z's Tidal promising artists higher royalty rates …

Sony Music

Life’s Work

Dave Lauridsen<p>Brian Grazer worked his way up in Hollywood—from Warner Brothers law clerk to Oscar-winning producer. His first hit was Splash; many others, from Apollo 13 to TV’s 24, followed. The key to his success? Asking good questions—of employees, collaborators, and brilliant people in other …

Kanye West – Midas Touch

This comes as a big surprise, out of the clear blue sky falls a new track from <i>Kanye West</i>. The bass-heavy trunk beater will remind you of his latest …

Jay Z might not get his own Spotify rival after all

Jay Z's purchase of Tidal, the streaming service with better audio quality than rivals like Spotify, is not a <i>fait accompli</i> after all. Over 10 percent of investors in Swedish owner Aspiro have rejected the bid, enough to block the sale. The minority shareholders association said that so far, Jay Z …

Investing

Shield: NVIDIA's $200 gaming-focused Android TV set-top box

Another year, another new Shield device from NVIDIA. What's Shield? It's the hardware line from NVIDIA that spans a bizarre handheld game console, a powerful gaming tablet, and now a $200, Android TV-powered set-top box. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the Android TV-powered set-top box this …

Set-Top Boxes

Samsung's new 'ring' speakers pipe sound in every direction

Samsung has tackled just about every kind of speaker you can imagine, but it hasn't had an answer to hot-selling 360-degree speakers like the UE Boom. Well, that changes today: the Korean firm has unveiled the WAM6500 and WAM7500, its first compact one-piece speakers to promise room-filling sound. …

Amazon offers one-hour deliveries with Prime Now

Amazon has just launched a new service called Prime Now, which will let Prime members order "tens of thousands" of "daily essentials" for immediate delivery. Once you download the new app (on Android or iOS), you'll get the option of picking a one- or two-hour delivery between 6AM and midnight, …

Solid State Storage Prices Tumble This Black Friday

For the last few years, I have been recommending that users upgrade their systems with a solid state drive, or SSD. If you have a system that’s still chugging along with a hard disk drive at the heart of its storage subsystem, replacing it with a solid state drive will be one of, if not the most, …

The 4 Types Of Entrepreneurs -- Which Are You?

I read an interesting book called “Entrepreneurial DNA” by Joe Abraham, the founder of BOSI Global, an operating partner to venture-backed and owner-operated companies. The book is based on Joe’s study of over 1,000 entrepreneurs. The research confirmed the discovery that all entrepreneurs are not …

The 5 Levers For An Entrepreneur's Most Valuable Creation: Personal Wealth

You would think that entrepreneurs are the most skilled people on the planet at manufacturing wealth. And you’d be incorrect. Beyond personal independence, creation of jobs, and the creation of returns for investors, it’s surprising how ill equipped entrepreneurs are when it comes to creating and …

4 Reasons Amazon's Fire Phone Was a Flop

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Controversial Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Just Made It Easier To Download Movies On Your Phone

But starting this week, users can now search through that endless trove of pirated content directly on their smartphones and tablets now that Pirate Bay has launched a mobile-friendly version of its website.<p>Called "The Mobile Bay," the mobile-optimized Pirate Bay offers the full search capabilities …

A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World

At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very nearly everybody, across the board, surprises or impresses me with how smart they are."<p>However, …

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

Google Fiber

The Middle Finger, Coming Soon To An Emoji Keyboard Near You

You can say a whole lot with just a few emoji.<p>Want to ask a friend if they want to go for a bike ride?<p>Bam.<p>Want to ask what you should bring home for dinner?<p>Bam.<p>Want to say that you and Jack are taking the bus to see Prince perform Purple Rain, and you’ll be home by 9:30?<p>Bam. If you have 400 hours …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

REVIEW: Samsung's Latest Galaxy Phone Is Built Like A Tank

Samsung's answer to those everyday problems is the Galaxy S5 Active, a new smartphone that takes the company's flagship Galaxy S5 phone and wraps it in a sturdy shell built to withstand drops, dings, spills, and scratches. It's also water resistant and dustproof, meaning you can dunk it in shallow …

Here's everything Tesla has done to the Model S' software since 2012

While today’s Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line two years ago, it’s had quite a few hardware updates under the surface.<p>But from a Tesla owner’s point of view, the car has been improved far more by numerous updates to its computer software …

Save to Drive and other improvements with updated Gmail app

Google is pushing out an update to the Gmail app for Android devices starting this afternoon. Gmail version 4.8 brings a handful of updates to the UI, performance improvements, the ability to save attachments directly to Drive and more.<p>Save to Google Drive<p>Along side the familiar download/save …