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How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Self-improvement

Forget taking notes, this Bluetooth headset captures your calls

Journalists everywhere will weep with joy if this Bluetooth recording device comes to fruition (at least this one will). We're talking about Bluewire, a headset that records both sides of a smartphone or VoIP conversation over Bluetooth. That means if you're a reporter, lawyer or anyone else who …

Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2016

When it comes to dividends, Warren Buffett won't dish them out -- but he will take them.<p>Buffett has for years maintained a strict no-dividends policy …

Investing

Ten tips for taking great iPhone photos

Here are ten great tips for making the most of your iPhone photography.The iPhone is a fantastic device for snapping pictures: It has excellent …

How to Answer a Call with a Text Message

Sometimes, you just don’t have time to answer the phone. Especially if you’re driving, it’s often safer to quickly pull over and send an iPhone automated message to let the person know you’ll call them back later. This function is accessible right from the call screen with different messages …

Text Messaging

How to Attach Files to iPhone Emails

<i>Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2015</i><p>Attaching and sending files is one of the most common things people do with their desktop and web-based email programs. …

Apps

Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

Peter Thiel

Leef Now Offering Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad

Users of Android devices have long had the option of using external memory to expand storage on other devices, and now that option has come to the iPhone and iPad. The iBridge Mobile Memory, made by Leef, is a thumb drive that plugs into the Lightning port and offers up to 256 GB of storage. As can …

Flash Drives

Roost smart 9V battery turns your dumb smoke alarms into connected ones

The plethora of smart home devices at CES makes it clear that home automation is an idea whose time has finally come. It seems there’s almost no household device now that can’t be controlled by, or at least communicate with, an iPhone.<p>The only downside is the expense of having to replace your …

Jobspotting: Job Search as Easy as Netflix Recommendations

Looking for a job online is often a pain, with search sites that haven’t seen a major update in approach for years. Jobspotting is a new Berlin-based startup that wants to make finding relevant vacancies as easy as it is to use recommendation engines from the likes of Netflix and Pandora.<p>I took it …

The consumer technology trends that will matter most in 2013

If you’re lucky and know where to look, you can see the future in Las Vegas in January. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people clog Las Vegas for an annual orgy of electronic gadgets known as the Consumer Electronics Show. It’s crowded, noisy, and so flooded with TV screens, B-list …

6 ideas to watch from MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 list

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Rathachal Namman<p>Every year, MIT Technology Review releases a list of people less than 35 years old who …

Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App

With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world’s largest social network by some margin, but when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a saturation point. Research out today from the Global Web Index notes that Tumblr’s active user base in the last …

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can …

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go.<p>What would be one of the most encouraging signs when you’re first …

Google Launches Tool To Help You Stay “A Step Ahead” Of Hackers

This week Google released a new security tool it hopes will help users “stay a step ahead of any bad guys,” Eran Feigenbaum, director of security for Google Work, wrote in a blog post.<p>The tool, called the Devices & Activity dashboard, shows a list of devices currently logged into your Google …

Encryption

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Driverless cars could face threat from hackers trying to cause road chaos

Engineers also warn of danger of software defects as January trial of fully autonomous vehicles on British roads approaches<p>Driverless cars will need to be protected from hackers who could take control of vehicles to cause chaos on the roads, cyber security and transport experts have warned.<p>While …

These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

Programming

Motorola’s $25 Keylink will help you find your misplaced iPhone with the push of a button

Motorola Mobility just announced the availability of the Keylink, a Bluetooth-powered fob that helps you find your misplaced keys or smartphone.<p>Compatible with devices running iOS 7.1 or higher, this $25 accessory can ring up your iPhone from up to 100 feet away. If you happen to lose your keys, …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

WSJ: Department of Justice uses fake cell towers on airplanes to capture data from mobile phones

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the United States Department of Justice has been using planes equipped with devices that pose as cellular towers (called “dirtboxes”) to collect data from suspected criminals’ cell phones—and capturing data from innocent bystanders in the process.<p>The …

The device that can help block wireless surveillance

A team of artists, technologists and designers in Germany have created a device which they believe can block wireless surveillance.<p>The machine, called Cyborg Unplug, works by detecting wireless networks in the surrounding area and then acting against that signal.<p>BBC Click spoke to the team about …

Surveillance

Sharp's night vision camera records color even in total darkness

Say goodbye to the days of monochrome night vision footage, folks. Sharp recently unveiled an infrared security camera that captures color 720p video, even in absolute darkness. The trick is an imaging sensor that uses near-infrared for illumination; unlike virtually every other competitor, this …

Two-factor authentication service Authy reaches 1M users

Consumer two-factor authenticating service Authy just announced that it’s surpassed 1 million unique users.<p>That may not seem like a big deal, but it could point to a trend in the way consumers interface with the Web. Authy is a service that enables users to better secure their many accounts, such …

Google says the best phishing scams have a 45-percent success rate

Conceptually, phishing scams sound easy to see through: a fake webpage with the wrong URL that doesn't look <i>quite right</i> -- who's going to fall for that? Quite a few people, apparently. According to a new Google study, the most successful phishing websites will capture data from 45-percent of its …

6 Steps to Raising Venture Capital in 6 Months

A woman you don’t know tells you that she’s going to run a marathon of 7-minute miles. She’s never run a long distance race before. Would you bet on …

Venture Capital