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9 Emerging Tech Trends That Will Start Generating Billions in 2017

Here are some of the emerging technologies that will make billions of dollars starting next year.<p>Companies worldwide will spend $3.5 trillion on IT in 2017, market research firm Gartner predicts.<p>Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed …

Artificial Intelligence

This Plank Variation Is The Most Challenging Yet

Planks have a gold-star reputation for being an amazing abs exercise. Once you get the hang of the traditional move, and want a little something …

Workouts

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

This Tiny Camera Takes Pictures Of Space That Would Make NASA Blush

The Tiny1 is a point-and-shoot designed for astrophotography.<p>Ever been out under a beautiful night sky, and tried to take a picture of it with your smartphone or a handheld camera? If so, you know how bad the results usually are: the sky-filling moon in a sea of bright stars reduced to a smudge of …

Astronomy

How Computing Will Change Our Lives: IBM’s “5 in 5” Predictions

Every year, researchers at IBM explore ideas and innovations that will change the way we live within the next five years. Here's a look at this …

Blood Tests

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management
China

Walking Shanghai: from the 14th century to the future

Mike Carter walks across Shanghai, from a 14th-century canal town to the futuristic waterfront packed tight with skycrapers, the most potent symbol of thriving, modern China<p>I had been marching for four hours in 30C heat along the hard shoulder of a busy dual carriageway. With me was a young woman, …

5 public speaking tips to help you conquer stage fright (that don't involve naked co-workers)

Whether you’re delivering presentations in front of colleagues, teaching industry workshops, or stepping on stage at a local or national conference, …

Best Bathroom Plants to Decorate your Modern Bath with Greenery

I have one small, silly dream – one day to be taking my baths and showers in paradise-like ambiance. You know beautiful flowers, lush vegetation, …

Plants

36 Hours In Shanghai - Food & Drink

So you are in Shanghai. Now what?<p><b>9 a.m.<br>The People’s Snacks</b><p>Head to People’s Square early to avoid traffic and chaos. Get dropped off at the corner of …

San Francisco

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

Time Management

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

Meditation

10 things I wish someone had told me when I was 20

My second startup had just completely failed. I came home on a Saturday night at midnight and there was a letter on my kitchen counter.<p>It was from a law firm threatening to sue my company.<p>It felt like someone kicked me in my stomach. It was one of the worst feelings in the world.<p>In the last 31 …

Résumés

FLUXO Is a Smart Lamp Ready for Any Situation

Paint your light.<p>FLUXO is a smart lamp designed by Lukas Pilat and Robert Kopka. The lamp can be controlled by a user’s smartphone in a really ingenious way: you can manage which way the lamp shines its light by pointing the direction you choose, as well light intensity and even color. To achieve …

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

Time Management

New Segway transforms into a cute robot companion when you’re not riding it

In the past, the Segway has often been, well, a little laughed at, if not ridiculed – the personal transportation devices are most often seen with a horde of slightly overweight tourists leaving the “walking” out of a walking tour.<p>But the latest Segway could be about to change all that. It is a …

Robotics

Will Scientists Determine the Future of Food?

My favorite science-fiction novel many years ago was <i>The Space Merchants</i>, by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth. Planet Earth is overcrowded and running out of everything. Ordinary people must shower and bathe in salt water. The milk they drink is produced in vats through the action of specialized …

Where to go on a cruise in 2016

1. Barbados for independence<p>Holidaymakers normally visit Barbados for its beaches and swanky hotels, but next November you can take part in the festivities marking 50 years of independence. The island was ruled by Britain for more than 300 years and retains a quirky British charm, but the annual …

A simple property of water created this gorgeous photo

Ontario-based photographer Michael Davies and his friend Markus stood at the top of a mountain and demonstrated this by throwing leftover tea into the air, dramatically photographing it instantaneously freezing.<p>This mountaintop was just 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) south of the Arctic Circle, and …

Nunavut

Pro Cyclist Tempts Death Performing Tricks Across Spanish Rooftops

Most people visit Spain to eat tapas, see the Alhambra, and marvel at Antoni Gaudí’s extraordinary architecture. But when Scottish pro cyclist Danny …

Mountain Biking

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

Most Affordable European Cities

For travelers on a budget, there's never been a better time for a trip across the pond. Here, 10 wallet-friendly destinations we can't wait to …

Hypnotic Cardistry Kid

Forget self-driving cars. Mercedes has the world’s very first 'elf-driving' car

Mercedes-Benz is among the few top automakers blazing the autonomous, self-driving car trail. And it's demonstrated its dedication to furthering the …