Salman Abdul Ghaffar

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The dream of Ara: Inside the rise and fall of the world’s most revolutionary phone

It looked nothing like an iPhone, or anything Apple might dare to make.<p>On September 10, 2013, the day Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S, Dutch designer Dave Hakkens uploaded a video to YouTube to promote his college graduation project: Phonebloks, “a phone worth keeping.”<p>Hakkens imagined a smartphone …

Doctor Your Skull, Protect Your Brain: How to Heal Yourself From Impacts

The human body is amazing. <b>Scientists and anatomists are continuing to learn about our flesh-based machine driven by a fluid structure that is our</b> …

Somewhere between e-bike and electric motorcycle lies the sassy and stylish M-1

<b>Can't decide whether you want to buy an electric bike or an electric motorcycle? The M-1 may be the answer.</b><p>When it comes to electric mobility …

Motorcycles

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

What Character Traits Do Geniuses Share in Common?: From Isaac Newton to Richard Feynman

Back in 1993, James Gleick wrote <i>Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman.</i> A decade later came his biography on Isaac Newton. As Gleick …

Mathematics

Here's what it's really like to have obsessive-compulsive disorder

William Doan's wife asked him that question ten years after they got married. He laughs when he remembers it. There were, and remain, so many damn socks in their laundry because when William Doan wakes up in the morning he puts on two pairs.<p>"I had to sort of fess up at this point," he said, "and …

Mental Health

New Study to Offer Insight into the Adolescent Brain

There is a lot we don't know about the effects of a child's routine activities--sports, sleep, or screen time--on his or her developing brain. A new long-term study recently launched at 19 research sites around the country and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will collect …

The Brain

Swedish EV startup Uniti aims to completely reinvent the electric city car

<b>You know it's going to be good when the pitch video begins with "Meanwhile in Sweden..."</b><p>Uniti is a Swedish car startup with rather modest ambitions. …

Tesla

Honda's 3D-printed customizable EV has motorcycle bones

Honda isn't the first company to reveal vehicles with 3D-printed panels, details and more. However, it's certainly one of the biggest, so its efforts warrant a closer look. Fresh off the heels of the Paris Auto Show, Honda showed off its Variable Design platform for micro EVs: petite cars where …

The new Greyp G12H electric bike goes up to 150 miles on a single charge

Greyp Bikes announced a new electric bike today called the Greyp G12H. It can reach speeds of up to 27 miles per hour while using its 3kWh Lithium-Ion battery. It’ll reportedly stay charged for up to 150 miles. We don’t know how much it weighs, but Greyp’s similar bikes weigh around 120 pounds, so …

Electric Bikes

This electric motorcycle will teach India that Tork matters

T6X launches with $1,882 pre-order price tag<p>The Tork T6X isn't just a new electric motorcycle. It may actually play an out-sized part in reaching a healthier and sustainable future in one of our planet's most populous nations. If that seems like a hasty bit of hyperbole, read on.<p>When Kapil Shelke, …

Motorcycles

The Adventure of Physics

<b>Free download of the 5 pdf volumes of the Motion Mountain Physics Textbook. The 2018 edition is a single zip file with ca. 520 MB, in full colour,</b> …

The Science of Journaling: Why Writing Things Down Makes You More Productive

A few months ago, I was tasked with starting Shopify’s own ecommerce store and the idea for The Stockroom was born: a place where ambitious …

Productivity

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

Entrepreneurship

Tork T6X Electric Motorcycle Witnesses Overwhelming Response Post Unveil

Now, within a span of 24 hours post unveil, Tork Motorcycles has received over 1,000 pre-bookings. The T6X was unveiled in Bengaluru at an …

Learn From the Best: Google's Nine Principles of Innovation

Google is widely considered, by both the general public and business experts, to be one of the most innovative companies in the world. So how does Google promote a culture of innovation and ensure that innovative ideas are properly implemented, creating profitable new products that position the …

Innovation

'Treating' Your Car To Premium Gasoline Is A Waste Of Money, New Report Find

There is no benefit to splurging on premium gasoline in a vehicle designed to run on regular-grade fuel, yet in the last year, over 16 million American drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars doing just that. Those consumers ‘upgrading’ to premium gasoline paid about 50 cents more per gallon …

Gasoline

Exide Launches Motorcycle Battery Range - Includes Lightweight Li-Ion

Exide Motorcycle Batteries<p>Exide Technologies has launched a new lineup of motorcycle and sport batteries, including the new Exide Li-Ion, an …

Electric Vehicles

The No. 2 TED Talk of All Time Is Based on Bad Brain Science

Don't put all your eggs in one power-pose basket.<p>The science behind one of TED's most-viewed talks is being called into question by someone whose skepticism carries huge weight. The researcher speaking out co-authored the study the entire talk is built upon.<p>Last night Dana Carney, who is now an …

Psychology

Cars take up way too much space in cities. New technology could change that. | The new new economy

When we talk about the problems associated with cars and transportation, we often focus on <b>fatal accidents</b>, or <b>air pollution</b>, or <b>traffic jams</b>.<p>We less frequently consider how much sheer <i>space</i> cars take up in America’s cities. But let’s pause to give this some thought.<p>There’s the space the cars …

San Francisco

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

Video game that trains you to become a better coder

Coding becomes easier playing this video game<p>4 Shares<p>Understanding machine language is the most popular language of the 21st century. In other words, …

How Do You Value A Company Like Uber?

Aswath Damodaran Contributor<p>Aswath Damodaran is the Kerschner Chaired Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University, teaching corporate finance and valuation to MBAs, executives and practitioners.<p>I became interested in Uber after reading a news story in June 2014, …

South-east Asia

Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis?

Bacterial defences of fungus-farming ants could help in medical battle against superbugs<p>Scientists have pinpointed a promising new source of antibiotics: ants. They have found that some species – including leaf-cutter ants from the Amazon – use bacteria to defend their nests against invading fungi …

Game of Thrones

Why Big Companies Can't Invent - MIT Technology Review

It’s often said that Thomas Edison’s finest invention wasn’t the light bulb or the record player; it was the concept of an ongoing industrial …

Innovation

A psychologist explains the strategy for programming your brain to achieve any goal

But sometimes it's the most accurate: If you plug in the right information, you'll see the desired results. At least, that's what the psychologist Robert Cialdini suggests in "Pre-Suasion," a new book that's partly about getting others to do what you want and partly about getting <i>you</i> to do what you …

Weight Loss

5 Books That Will Instantly Give You a PhD in Productivity

Read these five books to instantly become a productivity master.<p>Becoming productive is one part art, one part science. There are some best practices out there, but most people have to determine what is going to be the best for them through a process of trial and error.<p>One of the best ways to get …

Time Management

“To have strong innovation, you need a strong state”: How Silicon Valley gets the future wrong

Not too many years from now, your day will look very different. You will have self-driving cars to rid you of your nightmare commute and AI assistants to take care of everyday drudgery: from grocery shopping to setting up appointments. Smart drugs and nanobots loaded in your blood will keep your …

Silicon Valley

7 Reasons Your Great Idea Isn't Enough to Be Successful

It's great to be a visionary, thinker, or a dreamer--but none of these matter in the business world if you can't execute.<p>As a small business and startup advisor, I find that entrepreneurs often love to talk about their latest idea, but not their execution.<p>Like most investors, I'm convinced that …

Entrepreneurship