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The 10 keys to happiness that are scientifically proven

January doesn't have to be blue.<p>To create a happy January, we linked up with nonprofit, Action for Happiness, who do incredible work spreading the …

Mobile 5G is coming sooner than you think

Next stop for the 5G hype train: Reality?<p>The next generation of cellular technology promises a massive boost in speed, more ubiquitous coverage and a responsiveness quick enough to handle remote surgery or autonomous vehicles. It's supposed to be the fuel that drives all other innovations at CES …

The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive In 2018: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM

With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic.<p>I had the chance to speak to Bret Greenstein, VP of IBM’s Watson IoT Consumer Business, who highlighted four key trends. …

Internet of Things

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy Over Christmas It Had to Pay People to Use It

This is the future.<p>People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.<p>Electricity prices in the country went negative for many …

Renewable Energy

Cryptocurrencies explained, in plain English

Everything you need to know about what cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and how they're valued.<p>By now you've probably heard about the cryptocurrency craze.<p>Either a family member, friend, neighbor, doctor, Uber driver, sales associate, server, barista, or passer-by on the street, has probably …

Cryptocurrency

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

AdWords

Millions of India’s internet users have never tried Google, Wikipedia, or e-mail

India has the world’s second-largest internet user base, but Indians are hardly making use of the web.<p>Only 10% of the over 500 million Indians with access to the internet are savvy enough to use online services like retail, travel-booking, and food-ordering, among others, Bengaluru-based RedSeer …

Online Life

‘Anyone can change any habit’: the science of keeping your 2018 resolutions

Living a healthier lifestyle isn’t always down to sheer willpower – it can be<br>as simple as forming new habits. But how do we do that?<p>Last year, my New Year resolution was to go for a run first thing every morning. It started well: 1 January was a great success. On 2 January, though, I hit snooze and …

Athletic Apparel

Science Says This is the Key to a Successful New Year's Resolution

Applying cognitive frameworks used in UX design to help you stick to your resolution.<p>For most of us, a resolution worthy enough to save for the New Year is usually one that is important to us. Whether it's being healthier, reaching financial goals or spending more time with loved ones, we make our …

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

Another year and another 365 quotes--the most inspirational things anybody has ever said.<p>Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for …

The East is turning green

The world’s largest floating solar power plant came online in Huainan, in eastern China, in May. Floating on a now flooded former coal mining region, …

Wireless charging just got closer to becoming a reality

Sick of all those charging cords? The wireless future might not be that far off.<p>Energous, a company building chargers that can power electronics through the air, said yesterday (Dec. 27) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted its first approval for remote wireless-charging technology, …

Wireless Charging

2017 in artificial intelligence | Cosmos

The "deep learning" boom continued in 2017, with another year of rapid advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Beyond the technical …

Artificial Intelligence

Advanced Algorithms: A Free Course from Harvard University

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Advanced Algorithms," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. All 25 …

53% Of Companies Are Adopting Big Data Analytics

• Big data adoption reached 53% in 2017 for all companies interviewed, up from 17% in 2015, with telecom and financial services leading early adopters.<br>• Reporting, dashboards, advanced visualization end-user “self-service” and data warehousing are the top five technologies and initiatives strategic to …

Big Data

Computer latency: 1977-2017

I’ve had this nagging feeling that the computers I use today feel slower than the computers I used as a kid. As a rule, I don’t trust this kind of …

Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain

(Sequel here: <i>Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future.</i>)<p><i>Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning</i> …

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …