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The big difference between MWC and the Geneva Motor Show is that Europe still matters in the car industry

Over the past 20 years, as the cellphone has transitioned from a buttoned-down soap bar to a world-conquering glass slab, one of the sad changes I’ve witnessed from up close has been the fading influence of Europe. Where once your choice of phone was among Nokia, Ericsson, Siemens, and others from …

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The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

The workplaces of the future will be more human, not less

In the 18th century, those operating at the highest levels of society, from London to Moscow, needed to be able to speak French, then the language of …

"Luck" Is All About Your Perspective

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

Could we one day heal the mind by taking control of our dreams?

About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience “waking up” and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be …

The Brain

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You | Inc.com

No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, polite, kind... in short, to people who are genuinely likable.<p>How do people …

Self-improvement

How computing will change amid challenges to Moore’s Law

Mark Papermaster Contributor<p>Mark Papermaster is the chief technology officer and senior vice president of technology at AMD.<p>We are in the midst of a true inflection point in computing, and the very way we interface with technology daily is changing.<p>The rapid inclusion of embedded sensors and …

Machine Learning

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

8 Nerdy and Nice Present Wrapping Techniques

From packages that are electric to interactive wrapping paper to paper hand-stamped with Lego bricks, here are some of our favorite, perhaps a bit nerdy, wrapping projects that we’ve featured on <i>Make:</i>. If you have any special, particularly obsessive wrapping techniques you want to share with us, …

Get Inspired to DIY: Our Favorite Before & After Furniture Transformations of the Year

(Image credit: Carrie McBride)<p>Who among us hasn't dragged home a $5 garage sale chair or a battered bookshelf left on the curb, convinced that we …

Furniture

Banana Bread Tiramisu

Darth Vader vs Aliens

Guillem H. Pongiluppi is a Spanish artist who has worked on stuff like the <i>Warcraft</i> movie.<p>What we’re looking at today though is his series of images …

Darth Vader

50 Most Important Raspberry Pi Sensors And Components Listed

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking to learn a little more about the awesome mini PC and supported components, may be interested in a new list …

Add Control Panel (Or Any Program) To Your Right-Click Menu With a Registry Tweak

The Control Panel in Windows is one of the most useful tools on your desktop. To make it even easier to get there, you can add it to your right-click …

Game Bundles: Get Civilization VI, Doom, Watch_Dogs 2 for Free with AMD, NVIDIA and Samsung Hardware

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more …

Civilization (Video Game)

Retro-electric: making petrol-guzzling cars eco-friendly

Big breakthroughs in battery technology have raised hopes the electric car can transform the auto industry and set us free from fossil fuel dependence.<p>Some small businesses are determined to make sure the electric revolution is as environmentally friendly as possible. And their vision of the future …

Electric Vehicles

Sleep Deprivation Affects Some Regions Of The Brain More Than Others, New Study Finds

A new study has shown that sleep deprivation affects some parts of the brain more than the others. For example, regions dealing with problem solving …

You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page in This Beautiful Wooden Book

The only downside to finding a really good book to read is that it will be over before you want it to be. But that won’t be the case with puzzle …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Use This Six-Part Outline to Write the Perfect Speech

Writing a speech and delivering it are two separate challenges. If you’re not sure where to start with the writing process, use this six-part outline …

You can still get Windows 10 for free with this trick

Microsoft's free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last week, or did it? The software giant has introduced a "free upgrade offer extension" for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who use assistive technologies. While, technically, the free upgrade offer for the general public has ended, Microsoft has …

Windows 10

Funny Earplugs

Vous en avez marre d’être dérangé même quand vous avez mis des boules Quiès? Besoin de calme au quotidien? L’entreprise leavemeALONEplus a une …

The 2016 “Board Game of the Year” nominees, reviewed | Ars Technica

Ars Cardboard's comprehensive six-game roundup of the Spiel des Jahres hopefuls.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check …

Board Games

Cleaning Cast Iron by Electrolysis

Back Roads LivingCleaning Cast Iron by Electrolysis This article will guide you through the process of cleaning cast iron by electrolysis. If you …

Roads

Running Ubuntu on top of Windows 10 is a thing thanks to Bash

Windows 10 in its current form is pretty decent, but we know some folks would love to give Ubuntu Linux a test drive without having to install it on …

Hands On: SMI Proves that Foveated Rendering is Here and it Really Works

SMI, a company working in the field of gaze detection for over 20 years, hit CES this year with an application of their latest 250hz eye tracking …

What our global obsession with Star Wars says about modern life

Critics are saying that it's the movie fans have been waiting for.<p>But let's think about <i>why</i> the franchise resonates so deeply with people at such a huge scale.<p>I'm a Star Wars fan. Growing up, when people would say that they had never seen the movies, I'd look at them with a mixture of disgust and …

Star Wars

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropecene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

Earth Science