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Philip Kaplan Officially Launches DistroKid, A Cheap, Efficient Way To Distribute Lots Of Music

Philip Kaplan, AKA “Pud”, AKA The Guy Who Made Being Online In The Late 1990s Bearable has just announced the official launch of DistroKid, a service for musicians to release unlimited tracks to various online music stores for a flat yearly fee. Folks wanting to try it out can upload any song for …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

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How To Read Way More Books (And, Thus, Know Way More Stuff)

Humanity has learned a lot of stuff. Most of it is in books. So we should read more of them. Here’s how.<p>While many problems are new to 2013–what, exactly, is twerking?–most are quite old, like having a meaningful career or being able to do your best work. So if we want to be able to address our …

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Evade Unlawful Handcuff Restraint With The TIHK Key (video)

Getting arrested isn’t fun, obviously. But what if you’re unlawfully handcuffed for no good reason? Most likely, you won’t do anything if you’re …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

Solution<p>Why Mobify?<p>The Mobify® Platform<p>Implementation<p>Success Services<p>Customers<p>Case Studies<p>Partners<p>Technology Partners<p>SI Partners<p>Resources<p>Resource Library<p>Blog<p>Company<p>About<p>Careers<p>Media & Press<p>Boost your revenue by launching a superior Progressive Web App in just 90 days<p>Mobify is the only proven …

Import.io wants to help turn web pages into data — fast

Websites are often full of good, structured data. It’s just buried in, well, a website. Unless you’re going to manually enter that data into a …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

3D Hubs Helps You Connect With 3D Printer Owners In Your Local Area

Over the last few years, 3D printing has developed rapidly and grown in popularity – but very few of us actually own a 3D printer.<p>3D Hubs is trying to solve this problem with a new Web-based platform that connects creators with anyone that is happy to rent out their 3D printer in the local area. …

There's a tiny coach in your basketball

There are tons of gadgets to help golfers develop the perfect swing, but it’s hard to apply the same unobtrusive training tools to other sports. Evo One, though, is the counterpoint — it's a Kickstarter project that puts a tiny coach inside a basketball to help players improve their game. A small …

Hollaback! Is One In A Global Community Of Crowdsourced Apps And Blogs Fighting Back Against Street Harassment

On Monday, an app called Hollaback! relaunched in New York City with an unveiling in Brooklyn by Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn. Since its release in 2011, Hollaback! has created a crowdsourced map of street harassment incidents directed at women and LGBTQ individuals with the …

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Wacom outs Intuos Creative Stylus with revamped Bamboo Paper app in tow for iPad sketching

If you're the type to digitally doodle on the slate that you already own rather opt for a professional-grade unit, Wacom just announced its latest accessory for doing just that. The Intuos Creative Stylus works in tandem with iPads for "a realistic pen-on-paper feel" for tablet-style drawing and …

3 Quick Steps to Mindfulness

Peter O’Donoghue, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The mind is a tool to be used and directed according to one’s wishes. An out of control mind, one that has become …

3-D printing booms, triggers rush for patents

It printed a gun that shot six times before falling apart. It crafted jewelry, custom prosthetics and spare machine parts. And, perhaps unbelievably, it spit out living embryonic cells.<p>3-D printing, limited only by our imagination, is undergoing a patent boom. Goldman Sachs recently cited 3-D …

Cubify Sculpt lets you mold 3D printable designs like clay

Open a computer aided design program like AutoCAD, and you are met with a blank screen. New software from 3D Systems, maker of the Cube 3D printer, …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory

We’ve seen the many ways in which our memory can be our merciless traitor: it is not a recording device but a practitioner of creative plagiarism, a terrible timekeeper, and the bent backbone in the anatomy of lying. How, then, can this essential human faculty become our ally?<p>In <b>The Art of Doing:</b> …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said that, "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world," meaning that we can only understand the world through the language we use, and that if our language does not include words for some particular idea or concept, then that concept cannot …

Playing with Masks in Pixelmator

It's been quite a long time since the last time I posted a Pixelmator tutorial. I've been using Pixelmator more and more for my daily blog activities …

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Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

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10 Tips for Improving Your Memory

It's hard to recall every single little detail. Here are 10 tips to make remembering easier.<p>Yesterday I was readying myself to sit down and write this column, and I completely forgot what subject I had planned. I laughed out loud when I found my notes and saw the title. Perhaps I couldn't remember …

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Daydreaming Might Make You Really Unhappy

The ability to focus not only helps you get more done, it also makes your happier, say two Harvard psychologists. Here's how to train your mind to stay in the present moment.<p>From grade school on it’s clear that being able to focus has its advantageous. Whether you’re learning your multiplication …

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p price drop, $100 iTunes card for $85, Quadricopter on sale today only

Today the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p dropped to a new low of $949. You get a fully spec’d out laptop with Haswell Core i7 processor, a full 1080p screen, …

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

The Powerful Imagery Guide at 52% Off

Do you ever feel like your images lack impact? Successful photographers move us with seemingly effortless consistency. But, how? This comprehensive …

3D printers could cause strokes, researchers warn

3D printers can be harmful to humans if they are not set up in the right environment, researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology have warned.<p>3D printing is a process of melting plastic filament and creating solid objects by building them up in very thin layers. The technology is used in a …

Japanese Photographer Creates Worlds Where Paper Characters Live

Japanese photographer Kouichi Chiba takes beautiful photos that once again show us that creativity does not always need fancy equipment and cutting …

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX50V Review

I’ve had lots of experience with these mega zoom cameras: some enjoyable, some not so much. If you’re new to the field, approach them with caution: …

Neat Trick If You Need a Macro Lens in a Pinch

No macro lens? No problem! Now you can get those lovely, detailed close-up shots without investing in another pricey lens. How? By converting one of …