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7 Cool Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard Of

It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that can give you new insight into your work, help you get more done, or save your company money.<p>It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that gives you new insight into your work, helps you get more done, or can save your company …

Project Management

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

BANK OF AMERICA: These 11 companies are set to capitalize on the biggest changes in tech

Strategists at Bank of America have compiled a projection of the biggest, world-transforming themes over the next two to five years and companies they believe will most benefit.<p>"The future is arriving sooner than investors expect," Beijia Ma, an equity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, …

Warren Buffett says low-cost investments are essential for the average investor -- here's how much it costs to use 8 common investing apps

• <b>Warren Buffett has long championed low-cost investing,often recommending Vanguard's S&P 500 index fund for the average investor.</b>• <b><br>New fintech -</b> …

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Michael Goodwin: Did Hillary Clinton pull off the dirtiest dirty trick in US presidential history?

For law enforcement, Congress and even journalists, exposing misdeeds is like peeling an onion. Each layer you remove gets you closer to the truth.<p>So it is with the scandalous behavior of the FBI during its probe into whether President Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia in 2016. One layer at a …

China sends advanced fighter jets to South China Sea for first time

China sends advanced new fighters to patrol South China Sea<p>China has deployed advanced fighter jets to the South China Sea for the first time on …

China

The US is considering sending heavily armed Marines to Asia to counter China

On the heels of President Donald Trump's recently unveiled National Security Strategy, which called Russia and China "revisionist powers," the Pentagon is thinking about sending additional Marine Expeditionary Units to Asia, military officials told the Wall Street Journal.<p>MEUs are Marine …

Military

China Has Big Plans to Win the Next War It Fights

The 1991 Gulf War and the 1999 Kosovo War heralded a new era of warfare for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Stunning victories by …

China is gaining on the United States. What are the US doing about it?

America’s military advantage over China is rapidly eroding. This fact was underscored by the Trump administration’s first National Defense Strategy …

China Is Selling a New Tank. Could It Beat the M1 Abrams in a Fight?

While China’s primary tank is the ZTZ-99, its military industry (in the Western tradition) has also developed completely original designs for export. …

China says its new J-20 stealth fighter has been put into combat service

China has put into combat service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, the Chinese air force said on Friday, making it operationally ready.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping modernization of the …

Military

Here Is China's Plan to Crush America in a War (And It's Not What You Think)

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting,” wrote the legendary Chinese strategist Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago.<p>Now China’s military …

China says new stealth fighter put into combat service | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has put into combat service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, the Chinese air force said on Friday, making it operationally ready.<p>FILE PHOTO - China unveils its J-20 stealth fighter on an air …

China

The Coming Tech War With China

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p><i>China’s growing technological prowess will be a source of increasing worry for the United States.</i>• <i><br>Artificial intelligence will be a critical area of competition between the two countries because it has applications in military as well as civilian</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's What A $75K Salary Gets You In Six Different Cities In The US

The median household income in the US is a little over $57,000, but for many Americans, particularly those with families, that is hardly enough.<p><b>How much does</b> living cost in the United States in 2018? It varies wildly depending on factors like where you live, what your lifestyle is, how much debt …

Personal Finance

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

India knocked its new, $3 billion nuclear-missile sub out of commission — by leaving a hatch open

The modern submarine is not a simple machine. A loss of propulsion, unexpected flooding, or trouble with reactors or weapons can doom a sub crew to a watery grave.<p>Also, it's a good idea to, like, close the hatches before you dive.<p>Call it a lesson learned for the Indian navy, which managed to put …

Military

This is How Wind and Solar Energy Will Crush Fossil Fuels

Wind and solar energy can't make fossil fuels obsolete by themselves, but they can with the help of cheap energy storage.<p>Wind and solar energy have …

Renewable Energy

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard) | Inc.com

It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or billionaires) aggressively created it.<p>What do I mean by that? The …

Self-improvement

These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos

Google Photos is Google's photo management service that works both as a gallery app on smartphones, tablets, and the web, as well as a good piece of software that uses the company's artificial intelligence to make cool stuff with your photos and videos.<p>The app's interface is divided into four tabs: …

Google Photos

China could become a major space power by 2050

Plans include launches, robotic moon bases, and interplanetary manned missions.<p>Last week, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum directing NASA to send astronauts back to the moon for long-term exploration and to prepare for the long-awaited manned Mars mission. The significance of the …

Space Exploration

MIT's automated machine learning works 100x faster than human data scientists

Auto Tune Models (ATM) is an automated system that beats human-designed machine learning solutions for 30% of datasets tested.<p>Building a slide deck, …

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017 | Inc.com

There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to learn a new skill -- you can learn basically anything from anywhere these days …

Learning

US may lose simultaneous war with Russia, China: RAND

<b>The United States will likely lose a simultaneous</b> <b>military confrontation with Russia and China, according to the US think tank RAND Corporation, which</b> …

Here's how China's new aircraft carrier stacks up to its predecessor

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is expected to start blue-water trials soon, according to state media and mainland military websites.<p>The 001A, which started preliminary trials in Dalian in the northeast of China in November after its launch on April 26, has a …

Military

Insurance Is Changing In A Big Way That Will Affect You: Here Is What You Need To Know | Inc.com

The insurance industry as we know it is undergoing a huge change - representing perhaps the biggest transformation in over a century - and that change will affect you. Here is what you need to know:<p><b>A New Firm Arrives With A Totally New Model, New Offerings, And Lower Costs</b><p>A young firm called …

Insurance

In Your 40s? 2 Stocks You Might Want to Buy

If you have a few decades to go before retirement, you can take a little more risk with your dividend payers. Here are two that may be worth it.<p>If …