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Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother

Hiring people on this trait will make leaders sleep well at night.<p>Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, …

Leadership

Fantasy Football 2016: Rankings for Top 10 Running Backs and Sleepers

If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear it all.<p>The clashing of pads. The whistles. The quiet tapping of a pencil from a fantasy football owner who's on the clock. The groans when another owner’s beloved sleeper gets picked.<p>Football is coming. That means it’s fantasy season.<p>Wide receivers …

Democrats Fear Cyber ‘October Surprise’ That Could Sink Clinton

Now that U.S. authorities are confident Russian intelligence agencies are behind the hack of Democratic Party emails, political operatives and cybersecurity experts tell NBC News they are bracing for an “October Surprise” -– a release of even more potentially damaging information timed to influence …

Democratic Party

Lasers have turned this metal super hydrophobic

Researchers have used lasers to create an extremely hydrophobic material with potential applications from sanitation to solar panels.<p>The ability to repel water has so many potential uses. It can help prevent corrosion as well as the growth of organisms; it means objects need to be cleaned less …

Nanotech

Alleged ‘Lizard Squad’ Member Reveals His Face In A TV Interview

The interview with the alleged Lizard Squad member, a Finland-based man using the alias "Ryan," was conducted via Skype. It can be viewed at the bottom of the page.<p>Here's what "Ryan" said, regarding Lizard Squad's takedown of the game networks over the holidays:<p><b>How it happened:</b> "This attack was …

Xbox

Kim Dotcom takes credit for ending PSN, Xbox Live outage

The controversial tech entrepreneur offers hackers vouchers for his own Mega service in exchange for restoring services. It appears to have worked.<p>Kim Dotcom, the polarizing figure behind the former file-sharing service Megaupload, says he is the reason service has been restored to two of the …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film <i>Big Hero 6</i>, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of worlds. The story, something co-director Don Hall calls …

'Ghost Gunner' lets people make untraceable, homemade guns

Defense Distributed's newest project is a PC-connected milling machine that aims to streamline the process of self-assembling AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.<p>What is a "ghost gun?" It's any type of firearm that is self-assembled and untraceable. It's one of gun control advocates and lawmakers biggest …

California Permits Google's Self-Driving Car on Public Roads

Get outta my dreams, get into my car.<p>Efforts to usher in the age of the driverless car recently took another step, as California's Department of …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

Google Is Hiring A Team Of All-Star Hackers To Fix The Internet

Now, Google is taking another measure to make sure hidden internet vulnerabilities don't get out of hand with an effort known as Project Zero.<p>Project Zero is a new team of well-staffed security researchers at Google, according to the company's official blog.<p>The initiative gets its name from the …

Heartbleed Bug

The end of 'check, please!': Restaurant wallet app Cover gets $5.5M

“Cover has been an exciting company to build, but hasn’t been the best for my waistline,” says founder Mark Egerman.<p>He and co-founder Andrew Cove want to do away with that awkward moment at the end of a meal when everyone starts padding themselves down for cash and doing math on paper napkins.<p>Their …

Applebee’s plans “No Tech Tuesdays,” even as it puts tablets on tables

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: NYCGO<p>It looks like Applebee’s(s din) has a problem that many of us can relate to: we surround ourselves with gadgets, …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

Derek Jeter: Greatest shortstop in Yankees history

A future Hall of Famer announces he's ready to hang 'em up.<p>A franchise can go a lifetime without having a true great at a position. The Yankees have had Lou Gehrig at first base, Babe Ruth in the outfield corners (he was both their starting left and right fielder for his entire career, depending on …

Derek Jeter Announces On Facebook That He's Retiring After The Yankees' 2014 Season

The farewell tour for New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will apparently begin on April 1. In a lengthy message posted to his official Facebook fan page on Wednesday, the 39-year-old announced that he will retire after the 2014 season.<p>"And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my …

As always, Derek does it just right

Suddenly Derek Jeter is going, going, just about gone. A man of few words said goodbye in a 15-paragraph Facebook post, a poignant love letter to the …

Derek Jeter

Ed Reed Reportedly Has $50,000 Stolen from Car, Police Investigation Underway

As future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed mulls whether or not to return for a 13th NFL season in 2014, he has other issues to tend to. According to Jennifer Bauer of Local 2 News in Houston, $50,000 was stolen from his car.<p>Per the report, someone smashed Reed's window and stole a bag containing the …

Yankees melt down as Red Sox rally to win behind Mike Napoli

NEW YORK (AP) — Two nights in a row, the Red Sox have pulled off the final rally at Yankee Stadium.<p>Mike Napoli hit a tying grand slam in the seventh, Shane Victorino had a go-ahead homer one inning later and Boston beat the New York Yankees 12-8 on Friday night for its fourth straight victory.<p>Will …

Major League Baseball

Ichiro records hit No. 4,000 in Japan and U.S.

Ichiro notched yet another career milestone, this one putting him in some elite company.<p>Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined some rare company on Wednesday when he recorded the 4,000th hit of his professional baseball career with a single in the first inning off R.A. Dickey. Suzuki now has 2,722 …