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Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Lenovo introduces Smart Assistant, an Amazon Echo for $50 less

Lenovo has announced a new smart home assistant to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Known as the Lenovo Smart Assistant, the device is powered by Amazon’s Alexa software and features a similar tube-like design with a lower price tag.<p>The Smart Assistant arrives with an Intel Celeron …

These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

NFL Week 10

NFL Week 10: Mike Tanier's Previews and Score Predictions<p><i>Hey Patriots, look at the picture above. Booga Booga BOOGA!</i><p><i>Have we spooked you? Gotten inside your heads a little bit? Now you know how every other team feels when it gets a case of the Patriots Yips. You're visiting your own whammy team this</i> …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Review: Lynktec’s updated Rechargeable Apex Stylus adds iPad Air 2 support at an affordable price

Everyone knew the iPad Air 2’s marquee features — a thinner, lighter body, Touch ID, a gold color option and much faster A8X processor — but fewer people realized that Apple also made subtle changes to the new tablet’s screen, not only improving its visibility outdoors but also changing the way it …

7 shortcuts to making users trust you

Quantcast is a great example of straightforward yet effective case studies.<p>Each of their case studies is divided into three sections: The Challenge, The Solution, and The Result. Their writing is personable and succinct, making them easy to read, and they incorporate testimonials right in the …

Developer careers start here: Interactive Coding Bootcamp

The ability to code is one of the most valuable and sought-after skills around, with professionals earning salaries upwards of $75,000. If it appeals to you as a vocation, then you should check out the Interactive Coding Bootcamp, which readies you for the world of development work, and it …

Wunderlist integrates with Slack so you can create to-dos while you chat

After launching its public API recently, Wunderlist announced today that it’s integrating team communication app Slack into its task management service, allowing users to create tasks while chatting with their colleagues.<p>You’ll need to follow a few simple steps outlined on the Wunderlist blog to …

Automatic Unveils New App Gallery and Car Adapter With Real-Time Data Support

Automatic today announced the release of a second-generation Automatic Adapter, which adds dual Bluetooth data streams, built-in GPS, Made for iPhone (MFi) certfication, and an improved connector to its existing feature set.<p>Like the original Automatic Adapter, the new version plugs into a car's …

How to create a HTML signature and add it to your email accounts on your iPad

File this one under something I’ve thought about many times, but never actually looked into how to complete. I came across this tutorial from our friends over at iDB from last week, and thought that it was such a useful feature, I wanted to share it with everyone here. I don’t know about you, but …

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Optimize your Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts

Hopefully you're in full spring cleaning mode, because it's time to do a bit of optimization -- and possibly deletion -- on your social-media accounts. We'll start with making sure you have a recent password on your account, then unlink some unnecessary apps, and finally cut the cord on services …

NCAA bracket predictions 2015: Northern Iowa to the Final Four

Now that Selection Sunday is gone for another year, it’s time for our resident bracketologist to pick each and every game of the NCAA Tournament, even the First Four. It’s an exercise that’s been an adventure in recent seasons.<p>The 2014 NCAA Tournament was not a great one if you somehow decided to …

The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

This Lego Robot Thinks Like A Worm—And Soon You Can Build Your Own

Inching toward AI success<p>A Lego robot programmed to act like a roundworm may signal the next big leap for artificial intelligence.<p>The Open Worm Project is a group of programmers and scientists who have been developing an open-source virtual worm. Last year, the team was able to control a Lego robot …

Email rules, A/B testing is overrated, and other surprising marketing tips from startups

What kinds of marketing tips do a VC firm’s startups share? <br>Bowery Capital hosted in Manhattan its second annual CMO [chief marketing officer] Summit on Thursday to find out. It brought together nearly a dozen companies in its portfolio — including marketing analytics firm TrackMaven, training …

Tomorrow Daily 056: A robot pilot, a saltwater-powered car and a DIY Raspberry Pi laptop

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Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw both exceed fantasy expectations

The Colts had a lot of success on the ground in an easy win on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw kept his momentum going against the Jacksonville Jaguars during a 44-17 win in Week 3, rushing for 65 yards on nine carries to go with two …

NFL Week 4 Predictions: Projections for the Early Lines, Spreads and Odds

Week 3 was another reminder: The NFL is wildly unpredictable.<p>Who had the Pittsburgh Steelers gashing the Carolina Panthers for 264 rushing yards in an 18-point road win? Or the Green Bay Packers scoring just seven points against the Detroit Lions? How about the Minnesota Vikings and the Oakland …

How to transfer all your data to your new iPhone 6 the right way

You can use iCloud or iTunes to transfer your entire mobile system from your old iPhone to your new one. It’s a clumsy, one-way process, though, and can be time consuming.<p>The folks over at DigiDNA iMazing (formerly DiskAid) have a secure solution that works a bit differently, giving you complete …

10 tips for setting up your new iPhone 6 the right way

So you’ve gotten your lucky hands on a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Now it’s time to set it up the right way. Apple has done a pretty good job of making the setup process straightforward in recent years, but there are still some things you should know about.<p>Here are 10 of the best tips for setting up …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Wink wants to simplify the smart home with a universal app and $80 hub

You've probably never heard of Wink, but you may soon encounter its logo ("Wink app ready") or its smart home router (the "Wink Hub") the next time you go shopping at Home Depot. The logo will appear on a range of WiFi-connected devices from different manufacturers, including air conditioners from …

How do you bring the internet of things to the consumer? Two perspectives.

This week we focused (inadvertently) on how to get consumers to adopt the internet of things is large numbers. First up is Om Malik and I chatting …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Fantasy Football 2013: Top Sleepers and More Value Picks You Must Not Ignore

Fantasy football is won and lost in the latter rounds, which is something the best players realize year after year and constantly win championships because of.<p>If you hate missing the playoffs and want to be the guy that takes home the championship on a consistent basis, you need to strive to become …

Mostly NFL Notes: An NFC Season Preview

<b>NFC EAST</b><p><b>1. Washington Redskins 9-7</b><br>2. Dallas Cowboys 8-8<br>3. New York Giants 8-8<br>4. Philadelphia Eagles 8-8<p><b>Comments/Fantasy predictions:</b> After the …

New Bitcoin Mining Device Ships

April has been a wild month for Bitcoin. For those who follow this new virtual currency, you may have noticed how the value has been doing wild …

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26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …