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The Physics of Injectables: Hypodermic Horsepower

Shooting up a little extra performance isn't just for cyclists and baseball players, you know.<p>Engines are designed to run on commonly available fuels, but as every street racer knows, injecting a little something extra can help performance. (Certain athletes seem to have picked up on this concept, …

Want to Scale ICT4D Projects? Stop Developing Software!

Recently Priya Jaisinghani, Teressa Trusty, and I brought together a few folks to have an informal Technology Salon around the pertinent question of …

2015 BMW M4 Coupe: Worth the Wait

Everything an M should be—you know, apart from the turbos.<p>The wait is finally over—and not a moment too soon. BMW ceased production of the E92 M3 coupe what seems like ages ago, and after teasing us with an M4 concept and a thorough crash course delivered via a rousing ride-along, we now have final …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 BMW M4

Photos of the 2015 BMW M4 are out, and the coupe is everything we expected it to be. Based on the recently launched BMW 4 Series, the 2015 M4 is sporting all the necessary tweaks to accommodate its high-performance hardware, including a 425-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six. It also appears that …

First Photos of 2015 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe!

<i>Update: The 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have been officially revealed. Click here for full info and photos.</i><p>Reinforcing the notion that keeping a car under wraps until a scheduled debut or major auto show just isn’t tenable anymore comes the leak of the week: the 2015 BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe. Both …

A Greek God, A Youth-Led Organization And Entrepreneurship

Greek God Caerus personifies opportunity. Youth-led global organization AIESEC truly embodies leadership and entrepreneurship development. This post celebrates the lineage of Caerus by applauding AIESEC for creating opportunities that grooms leaders, entrepreneurs and global citizens who transcend …

15 sex tips from the bedrooms of real women

You don't need a special occasion to go all-out in the bedroom. It may seem more romantic to light her fire after a wedding or a party, but odds are …

7 stories to read this weekend

It was one hectic week around here. Apple announced a slew of new products, Amazon announced earnings and Microsoft once again showed, cool or not, …

North America’s Most InDemand Employers: 2015| LinkedIn Talent Solutions

1. Google<p>Employees: 59k<br>HQ: Mountain View<br>Top skills: Distributed Systems | Algorithms | Python<p>2. Apple<p>Employees: 104k<br>HQ: Cupertino<br>Top skills: iLife | …

Top 10 crime movies

Peter Bradshaw on crime<p>Controversially, the cinema has always made criminals look cool. The big screen loves bad guys and, to modify Blake's description of Milton, has often been of the devil's party, while knowing it perfectly well. Yet crime and transgression are the stuff of drama and real life, …

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

Muscle

How Converse went from bankruptcy to a $1.4 billion business

As its parent company commands, Converse is just doing it.<p>The 105-year-old brand has grown at breakneck pace since Nike rescued the company in 2003, two years after it filed for bankruptcy. Since its cultural heyday in the ’80s, the hip sneaker has experienced a rebirth.<p>On Thursday, Converse posted …

M-Health: Data Privacy Doubts Hampering Take-up in Africa

A recently-published report by TrustLaw Connect – entitled Patient Privacy in a Mobile World: A Framework to Address Privacy Law Issues in Mobile …

Online Privacy

How Cell Phones Are Transforming Health Care in Africa - MIT Technology Review

In a little over a decade, Africa has gone from a region with virtually no fixed-line telecoms infrastructure to a continent where one in six of the …

Health Care

How Smartphones Became Vital Tools Against Dengue In Pakistan

A line of men in black rain boots push trash carts through the alleys of Lahore, Pakistan. They stop at an open sewer along a neighborhood street and start to pull up shoes, bricks, plates and any other trash that might block the flow of wastewater.<p>Standing water is a prime breeding ground for …

How the definition of mHealth varies depending on uses cases

Qsynthesis<p>Follow:<p>What is the definition of mHealth? If a patient uses an iPad to perform a Google search for <i>flu symptoms</i> and reads about fevers and …

Digital Health

7 Tough Leadership Lessons From A Navy SEAL Commander

Taking tactics from the war room to the boardroom.<p>As corporate leaders explore how to elevate the effectiveness and professional excellence of their working teams, there is a lot to be learned from Special Ops.<p>Their collaboration with other branches of the military over the past decade makes them …

How Game Phenomenon “Plants vs. Zombies” Brings Joy To Kids, Movie Directors, And YouTube

By Stephanie Carmichael3 minute Read<p>Few developers could get away with subtitling their next game “It’s About Time.” PopCap is the exception. Its …

Adventure Photography Tips: Four Tricks to Supercharge Your Photos (3 of 3)

Adventure<p><i>See Tim Kemple’s previous photography tips >></i><p>I remember when I would flip excitedly through magazines to see the next “new,” undiscovered land. Now my Facebook feed is filled with more amazing images in ten minutes than I would see in a lifetime during the film days. Every day I flip …

End of the line for BMW’s mighty M3 Coupe

Since its auspicious 1985 debut, the BMW M3 Coupe has earned a degree of reverence that few sporting cars can claim.<p>And now, after four endlessly lauded generations, this famous moniker is history.<p>On 5 July, the final M3 Coupe, resplendent in fiery orange paint, rolled down the production line at …

Einstein’s Problem-Solving Formula, And Why You’re Doing It All Wrong

Einstein spent nearly all his time thinking, and very little time doing. Today, we do just the opposite–and it’s working against innovation. Here’s how to get your ratio right.<p>While Einstein said he had no special talent aside from being passionately curious (and being possibly the smartest person …

Ferrari F12 vs Lamboghini Gallardo vs Jaguar F-Type sound off - Auto Express

Mercedes A45 AMG vs Volkswagen Golf GTI vs BMW M135i - hot hatch mega test - autocar.co.uk

BuzzFeed Says New ‘Flight Mode’ Campaign Shows ‘The Consumerization Of B2B Marketing’

BuzzFeed always seems to be the first online publication that comes up when people want to talk about smart, creative approaches to “native” advertising, so here’s a cool example of what the site is doing with advertisers — it’s partnering with GE to allow readers to navigate the site in “Flight …

2014 BMW 4-series Debuts: Four is Better than Three, Right?

It's not a 3-series anymore, except it is.<p>For more than 20 years, BMW's most visible coupe was sold as the 3-series. This made lots of sense, as the car is and always has been based on the 3-series sedan. Meanwhile, Audi launched the A4-based A5 coupe, and Mercedes-Benz was brazen enough to come up …

The Great Construction Circus

<b>Nothing just gets built in Mumbai. Not without a weird journey…</b><p>In Mumbai, happiness is so hard to find, it’s like a cabbie that goes short-distances. …

The NSA's Boundless Informant: a data mining tool that maps collected intelligence

Leaks, denials and declassifications aside, one thing has been clear recently: the National Security Agency takes in a lot of data -- allegedly collecting call logs, internet records and even Facebook photos from folks all over the world. So, how does the outfit handle all this data? With custom …

Celebrating a Million Sciroccos

The front-wheel-drive models of the early 1970s catapulted Volkswagen out of the rear-engine stone age into the bright future of modern front-drive sophistication. Lighter and more agile than virtually all of their competitors, the initial batch of modern VWs consisted of the Passat, the Scirocco, …

Stone Age

Google’s New Content Experiments API Turns Google Analytics Into A Full-Blown A/B Testing Platform

Google today launched its new Content Experiments API, a tool that allows developers to easily test their sites’ content with programmatic optimization. The new API is deeply integrated with Google Analytics, so developers can use all of Analytics’ power to measure their different optimizations. …

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