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25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

New Google tablet said to have advanced 3D imaging

Google has a new tablet in the works that incorporates advanced vision capabilities that can capture more precise three-dimensional images of objects, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.<p>Sporting a 7-inch display, the tablet will come equipped with two rear-facing cameras, infrared depth …

Augmented Reality

Can a Battery Change the World? This One Might

Storage is the last big barrier preventing mass adoption of solar and wind energy. If Ambri is successful, though, it won't be a problem for long.<p>When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway …

Clean Energy

WeChat is nothing like WhatsApp—and that makes it even more valuable

The world’s most popular messaging apps are mirror images of each other. WhatsApp, purchased by Facebook on Wednesday for $19 billion, prides itself on doing one thing well—offering a messaging service free of ads, games, and gimmicks. Its China-based competitor WeChat, owned by internet giant …

Apps

Mexico’s drug cartels are standing in the way of a fracking bonanza

MEXICO CITY—If all goes well, drillers responsible for a shale-oil bonanza in Texas will soon cross the southern US border and extend the hydraulic fracturing boom to Mexico. But first the Mexican government, foreign oil companies or some combination of the two will have to neutralize some of the …

Oil & Gas Industry

What It Was Like To Be A Wall Street Recruit After The Bailouts

Back in 2012, reporter Kevin Roose went undercover at a very exclusive party.<p>It was a dinner for a secret society, held once a year, at the St. Regis hotel in New York City. The secret society is called Kappa Beta Phi, and it's made up of current and former Wall Street executives — people like …

Lee Westwood and Luke Donald crash out in first round of WGC Match Play

Rory McIlroy eased into the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship but the toils of Lee Westwood and Luke Donald continued, with the English pair convincingly defeated in round one.<p>Even seven months from the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles there are question marks over whether Westwood …

Draft Day Trades Ryan Grigson Should Be Exploring

The most important offseason day for every NFL franchise comes in May. Rather, the most important weekend for every NFL franchise comes in May.<p>During the NFL draft, which came in April prior to the pushed-back May date in 2014, every franchise has a chance to change its course with a strong draft. …

Football (U.S.)

Jadeveon Clowney Does Not Need Strong Combine to Maintain Draft Stock

Jadeveon Clowney may want to go big at the NFL Scouting Combine, and some may want to see him do so, but the South Carolina product could choose not to participate at all, and his stock would be just fine.<p>There are two facets at play here.<p>For one, the combine itself is far from the only thing that …

NFL roundup: Rule changes, dismissed Dolphins, Ray Rice arrest and more

The NFL is considering changes to the extra point rules, Ray Rice was charged with simple assault-domestic violence and more from the NFL on Wednesday.<p>The NFL is considering some more rule changes this offseason, and there are some big ones this time around. Among the topics being discussed is a …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Someday, you may use bitcoin without even knowing it

Bitcoin backers have big dreams—dreams of reinventing the financial system based around a currency not issued by governments and not subject to the whims of central banks. But the cryptocurrency’s volatility over the last few months has raised questions about whether most people would want to …

Bitcoin

Your Complete Guide To White Wine [Infographic]

Or, how to get smashed with class<p>So you're about to order a bottle of tasty white wine! Do you want dry, very dry, or off-dry? And what ratio of melon-ness to butterscotch-ness do you want? What about saltiness? Stonefruit-ness? If you don't know, your waiter will look at you through eyes swollen …

MSN | Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

McDonald's CEO Responds to 9-Year-Old Girl Who Claims Kids Are Being Tricked

Don Thompson, CEO of McDonald's Corp., found himself on the grill after a 9-year-old girl accused the fast food giant of trying to "trick kids into …

Dear High School Graduate: Everything You've Been Told Is False

When I graduated from Omaha Creighton Prep High School back in 1977, my fellow grads and I entered a benign, forgiving, if U.S.-hegemonic, economic order where one could find paid work — albeit of a blue collar variety — just by completing high school. A world where even a C student was guaranteed …

Watch Will Smith rap “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, reunite with Carlton

<i>Ed. Note: To mark the 25th anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s premiere, we’re republishing one of favorite Will Smith moments in recent</i> …

Eric Schmidt interview: 'You have to fight for your privacy or you will lose it'

What is the future of the online world? Robert Colvile meets Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, the man who knows the answer.<p>In the car park of an upmarket country house hotel near Watford, the <b>Telegraph</b><b>’</b>s photographer is trying to get one of the world’s most powerful men to fall into a …