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We Still Don't Know Jack About 'Cognitive Enhancement'

Cognitive neuroscientist Martha Farah offers a warning.<p>Humans in 2015 have a small arsenal of tools available to at least temporarily upgrade our brains via the increasingly popular paradigm of "cognitive enhancement."<p>This is a different boost than that offered by sketchy as-seen-on-NPR brain …

Tesla's Elon Musk slams Apple's electric car ambitions and watch design

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of electric car brand Tesla, has belittled Apple's reported plan to create an electric car and described the tech …

Why You Should Freelance While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to building a small business and living the entrepreneurial dream while enjoying the income and safety of a full-time job.<p>In a recent post, 10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job, my pal Ryan Robinson laid out practical steps to help you plan and launch a …

I went hands-free in Tesla's Model S on Autopilot, even though I wasn't supposed to

Just before Model S drivers receive software 7.0 over the air, upstart automaker Tesla invited me out to its Palo Alto, California headquarters to …

Tesla

Fully transparent solar cell could make every window in your house a power source

A Michigan State University research team has finally created a truly transparent solar panel — a breakthrough that could soon usher in a world where …

Meet Pocket Programming: An app for learning to code via your Android phone

<i>(By Yuki Sato, The Bridge)</i> – Japanese app developer duo Ffab0 (pronounced “fab zero”) recently launched the English edition of a mobile learning app focused on Ruby and Ruby on Rails, called Pocket Programming. Prior to this, the team released the Japanese version of the app in late August.<p>I had a …

Programming

11 things that could be slowing your Mac down

But your machine slowing to a crawl isn't necessarily a sign that you need a new computer. There are many reasons apps may fail to open.<p>Here are nearly a dozen things that could be slowing down your Mac, and how to fix them.

Apps

Five Smartphone Battery Myths, Explained

Over just a few years, the batteries in our smartphones have changed a lot. That means those old tips to stretch out your battery life just aren’t as …

Batteries

Harvard Researchers Hail Cost-Effective Battery That Could Store Surplus Wind and Solar Power

The dream of a home battery—cheap, durable, safe and as big as you like—that could store solar or wind power is a step nearer reality.<p>High-capacity …

12 Life Lessons To Teach Your Kids That Might Make Them Billionaires Someday

Even the best MBA programs teach you how to go to work for that guy rather than be that guy.<p><i>What are good ways to prepare my kids to become billionaires? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Tips, venture entrepreneur, on Quora:</b><p>I once had a venture …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

Top Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Time is probably the most important asset for an entrepreneur. They have to carefully plan every second of their life, weighing opportunities against …

Apps

The Car Industry Will Change Forever. But Nobody Is Prepared For It.

When the North America CEO of BMW, Ludwig Willisch, said earlier this year, “With the introduction of every new model, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of that, too.” the automotive world sat up and took notice. Even the mighty M3 is rumoured to receive the hybrid, all-wheel drive treatment. …

Improve Your iPhone’s Battery Life With This One Simple Step

According to Tim Cook at Apple’s Special Event on September 9, the iPhone is the move beloved smartphone in the world. That’s a pretty bold statement… if it weren’t so darn true. Alas, our love for our tech isn’t perfect, because, well, the phone itself isn’t perfect. One of the biggest complaints …

Zebra tracking technology may change how NFL fans see the game and teams play it

The National Football League season is underway, and, though the casual fan might not have noticed, in partnership with Zebra Technologies Corp. the …

This transparent solar-powered battery looks like a futuristic Tony Stark invention

Remember Iron Man’s transparent smartphones? They might become reality sooner than you think thanks to an unusual new type of battery that’s not only …

Apple is hiring artificial intelligence experts to make the iPhone better, but there’s a catch

The goal is to challenge Google in an area the Internet search giant has long dominated: smartphone features that give users what they want before they ask.<p>As part of its push, the company is currently trying to hire at least 86 more employees with expertise in the branch of artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla's Elon Musk reveals when customers can pre-order the cheaper Model 3

The Model 3, the lower cost all-electric car that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has mentioned in interviews and shareholder letters, isn’t expected to …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

‘Almost perfect’ battery from MIT will last longer, won’t degrade - and never blow up in your face

Material scientists have developed a solid-state electrolyte, which can greatly boost modern battery technology. It would allow batteries to endure …

Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

1/11<p>PeopleTowels Winners Lead<p>And now for the moment you've all been waiting for! Last month we announced the talented finalists who made it through …

Outdoors Gear

This Robot Is like Roomba for Your Lawn

Whether it’s the last few weeks of a hot and muggy summer or the freezing temps of winter, yardwork is rarely makes our fave chores list. Sure, the benefits of a gorgeous yard are amazing (hello, backyard soirees!), but crazy temps and bugs galore can be enough to make us procrastinate on those …

Apple poaches a major Tesla engineer for its mystery car project

When there’s smoke there’s fire, and when it comes to rumors surrounding Apple’s alleged plans to develop an electric car, there’s a whole lot of …

The U.K. Is Testing Electric Highways That Would Charge Your EV As You Drive

The U.K. plans to add plug-in chargers every 20 miles along highways, so drivers don’t have to worry about getting stranded on a road trip. And the …

Electric Vehicles

Self-driving cars could save drivers $1000 a year

How much? By some estimates, $1,000 or more each year -- and that's just on insurance.<p>Visit nearly any auto show, and you'll see car companies offering an increasing array of autonomous features on new models, like collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assistance. Very …

Autonomous Cars

10 Controversies That Could Change How We View The Bible

There’s probably no other book that sparks as much continuing controversy as the Bible. It pits believers against nonbelievers and biblical scholars …

Articles about cost panels plummets energy utilities rethink solar on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.<p>Hal Harvey, the head of clean energy think tank, Energy Innovation, shares his vision for the future of solar power.<p>When fashion meets technology, the results can be electrifying.<p>How do you …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

You won't be driving an Apple Car any time soon

Hurry up and wait<p><i>The Guardian</i> had a great scoop this week revealing that Apple is actively scouting locations for testing self-driving cars near its Cupertino headquarters. That would strongly suggest the company is moving forward with a rumored plan to make cars — possibly in search of continued …

Tim Cook