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Google I/O Developers Conference

Google's incredible, immersive Spotlight Stories are coming to YouTube

Google is expanding its Spotlight Stories program in a big way at I/O this year, taking the short films beyond Motorola phones and toward the Android ecosystem at large — and during today's ATAP presentation Google confirmed they would be coming to YouTube as well. The news came during a …

Google unveils Project Soli, a radar-based wearable to control anything

Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.<p>Project Soli is that wearable, …

20 Secrets Genuinely Happy People Never Told You

Happiness is a choice, and genuinely happy people make the choice to be happy, everyday! But what you may not know is that happy people face …

Samsung is 'placing the wrong bet' on its flagship smartphone and now the company is going into total meltdown

Over the past year, the South Korean company has seen a catastrophic collapse, with sales in China dropping by more than 50%.<p>Now shipments of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, are also down, while the iPhone soars to unprecedented heights.<p>So what's the issue?<p>In April, Samsung released …

12 Ways to Make Your Confidence Soar

Confidence is the key to happiness and success. What would your life be like if you were more confident? For starters, the following would probably …

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

61 Ways To Increase Productivity And How To Achieve Goals In Life

I originally read this article on goal-achiever.com but as that website appears to have disappeared I decided to republish it here.<p>I can’t vouch for …

Productivity

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Neuroscience

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

Los Angeles

A happiness expert shares her daily routine for success

That's not to say she's a fan of windsurfing or spicy food or loud concerts. In fact, she dislikes most of those things.<p>Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives," considers herself extreme in her ability to develop and maintain …

Java's 20 Years Of Innovation

May 23 marks 20 years since the first version of Java was released for public use. The timing of its arrival coincided with the advent of the web and the new role technology took in improving business productivity, streamlining business processes, and creating new ways for businesses and customers …

9 Things You Can Do to Live a Happier Life, According to Science

We all know what we can do to live a happier life, but when those claims are backed up by science, we tend to take them more seriously. After all, if it's been poked and prodded at by scientists, the findings definitely sound like they have more validity. It's up to you to figure out what works for …

Community Health

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything

bodymindsoulspirit | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments<p>Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are …

Yoda, Space Hefner and ‘amorous sweats’: Read the original ‘Empire Strikes Back’ review | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker furthers his Jedi training with Yoda in “Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back” (AP Photo / Lucasfilm ltd )<p><i>May the fourth — “Star Wars” Day — has arrived.</i><p><i>With that in mind, we thought it was an ideal date to continue our look back at the Los Angeles Times’</i> …

Want To Be A Thought Leader? Master Public Speaking

Thought leadership is about developing, packaging and communicating concepts, ideas, insights and solutions that will enhance the success of a select audience. Not only is this approach highly beneficial to the audience, for professionals it is one of the most effective business development …

7 Things Successful People Do Differently to Reach Their Dreams

It’s inspiring to envision the future and to set dreams and goals for things we hope to achieve. But then there’s the question of how to turn those …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is set to announce its earnings today.</b> Analysts are expecting $56 billion in revenue and sales of 58.1 million iPhones.<p><b>2. Nokia has denied that it's returning to manufacturing phones.</b> It has reiterated that it has no plans to create or sell mobile phones.<p><b>3. Tesla's website and Twitter</b> …

How Your Personality Relates to Your Productivity – and Salary

Why do some people earn more than others? Research backs up the idea that workers with higher educational levels and more experience have higher …

Psychology

Why Google+ failed, according to Google insiders

In a sense, it's giving up on pitching Google+ as a social network aimed at competing with Facebook. Instead, Google+ will become two separate pieces: Photos and Streams.<p>This didn't come as a surprise — Google+ never really caught on the same way social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn …

Box and VCs have created a $40 million fund for startups building on Box's platform

"This is where we're seeing business models emerge," said Box CEO Aaron Levie on stage at the company's BoxDev event in San Francisco.<p>To that end, Box today announced a $40 million fund for startups who are building their companies on top of the Box service, in partnership with Bessemer Venture …

Moore’s Law turns 50, but will it soon cease to exist?

In 1950, at a time when there were fewer than 10 digital computers worldwide, Bill Pfann, a 33-year-old scientist at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, …