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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

CrossCoin Ventures launches first Ripple startup accelerator

With Bitcoin’s woes, could it be time for Ripple to shine? CrossCoin Ventures plans to announce Wednesday that it is launching the first Ripple …

How economic growth has become anti-life

Limitless growth is the fantasy of economists, businesses and politicians. It is seen as a measure of progress. As a result, gross domestic product (GDP), which is supposed to measure the wealth of nations, has emerged as both the most powerful number and dominant concept in our times. However, …

The world wine map is changing

The new edition of a great wine atlas shows how much the 'winescape’ has shifted in the past six years<p>We have been drawing maps – in their most rudimentary forms, simple sketches to show, say, the location of a pass through a mountain chain – for thousands of years. The first were probably no more …

15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

Oracle Open World 2013 - It's a wrap

By: | Master Product Manager<p>Thanks to all those that attended the Optimizer sessions and stopped by the Optimizer demopod during this years Oracle …

Databases

Smartphone-powered beer brewing bot makes the perfect suds, every time – http://tcrn.ch/19DUcxU

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

We found 5 new private jet companies that'll sell you a ticket for less than a first-class commercial flight--seriously. Buh-bye long airport lines: http://ow.ly/nNvXo

The Telegraph Festival of Business 2018

The Telegraph’s flagship event for SMEs returns in Autumn 2018 and for the first time will tour the country to champion entrepreneurship and provide essential advice for small businesses with ambitious growth plans. Coming first Manchester (September 27) and then London (November 6), The Telegraph …

Small Business

Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign

"All these people who've made it big have their own variation of the same story, where they felt lucky to be exposed to computer programming at the right age, and it bloomed into something that changed their life," explains the organization's co-founder, Ali Partovi, seated in the conference room …

Bitcoin: how I made a virtual fortune What started off as essentially a hobby became a virtual company with market capitalisation worth around £250,000. http://gu.com/p/3hxpn Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP

New Camera System Puts The Subject Front And Center, No Matter What

If you’ve seen a Darren Aronofsky movie, you’re probably familiar with the Snorricam, a type of camera mount that straps the camera directly to the …

iOS default despair: Where Ars staff turns for better app experiences

Many times the basic isn't what you need. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives.<p>Third-party apps didn't exist when the iPhone first launched in …

Forget that little TV screen — Microsoft has plans to turn your entire living room into a video game. Video, photos and a research report here: http://www.geekwire.com/2013/microsoft-illumiroom-research/

Israel Hi-Tech Firm Helped Capture Boston Bombers

An Israeli hi-tech company with an office in metropolitan Boston was instrumental in helping to identify and lead to the arrest of the Boston …

Here are 5 mobile startups that build businesses, not apps

SAN FRANCISCO — During his keynote discussion at Demo Mobile, Vinod Khosla said that “mobile is central to everything.” Whether you are interested in selling boutique clothing, creating a community of sports fans, or publishing media about beer, having a mobile presence is key. The fourth session …

PanaCast Is A Unique Panoramic Video Conferencing Experience

Video conferencing, especially in a work setting, can be a real pain in the ass. But PanaCast, unlike other video conferencing platforms, actually seems like something that would be both fun and exceedingly useful.<p>PanaCast is a crowdfunded panoramic video conferencing platform that Ross Rubin …

As The Smart Calendar Market Heats Up, Calendo For iPhone Doesn’t Want To Just Manage Your Calendar – It Wants To Fill It

In recent months, the iOS App Store has filled with “smart” calendars such as Sunrise, Tempo and Cue, but a new Tel Aviv-based startup called Calendo, despite its name, isn’t trying to directly compete with these types of applications. Instead of better managing your calendar for you, Calendo wants …

Goodbye Sherpa, Hello Osito! Predictive Intelligence iOS App Rebrands And Graduates From Beta

It was only about three weeks ago when the team behind predictive intelligence app Sherpa announced a hefty seed round and that it was rolling the app out to private beta users. Now it seems they’re all ready for prime time… with a few changes.<p>Since there’s already a glut of mobile apps named …

This New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever

A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being …

HTC Makes the One the Android to Beat

In the crowded world of Android, it pays to be bold. HTC has spent years pairing its striking hardware designs with memorable software overlays for …

Hands-on with Freefly's shockingly awesome $15,000 Movi camera gimbal

One of the hottest gadgets at NAB isn't quite what you'd expect. Freefly, the company behind a series of professional-grade cinema hexacopters, is demoing its new Movi three-axis stabilized camera gimbal. We heard some rumblings about such a device last week, but the $15,000 price tag is quite a …

Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users

The PC market might be a hot mess right now, but anyone using a Windows machine for data analysis might be rejoicing a bit thanks to a new Excel …

Watch a 90-Year-Old Grandma Love the Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift headset is an out-of-this-world piece of technology, capable of using realistic virtual reality experiences inside of games. While …