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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Smart Locks Expected To Be $3.6 Billion Slice Of Smart Home Pie

For years, tech-savvy folks have talked about how the smart phone will replace things like cameras, wallets and the good old TV remote.<p>But that’s not the only everyday item under attack from these digital Swiss army knives. Turns out the latest victim of our iPhones might be our lowly old …

The $1M-A-Month Business Behind Your Favorite Twitter Accounts

If you’re one of the 1.14 million followers of the @HistoryInPics Twitter account, which posts delightfully obscure pictures of historical subjects and events, you may have asked yourself, “Are they making any money off this?”<p>The answer is yes. Quite a bit of money. The account is one of 200 across …

Yelp CEO: how 'sting operations' are cleaning up reviews on the web

Yelp chief executive Jeremy Stoppelman explains how the company is catching local businesses that pay for fake reviews red handed<p>You've realised it's finally time to get rid of that dodgy mullet and you decide to do a quick online search for a local hairdresser. After scanning the reviews, you pick …

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Why Apple Is Losing Ground To The Samsung Brand

Samsung is gaining fast on Apple in terms of brand affection – but we seem reluctant to admit it.<p>In Interbrand’s 2013 brand index, a benchmark measure of brand value, Apple came out on top, ending a 13 year run by Coca Cola. The signs are though that Samsung, which has been investing heavily in …

Sony returns to the swagger of its glory days

'We are Sony, so of course we’ll do things a little differently.' — Kuni Suzuki<p>During the 1990s, Sony was the world’s preeminent tech brand, dominating the field with its innovative designs and consistently superior products, but the past decade hasn't been so great.<p>The Japanese company lost its …

We should be worrying about Google’s assimilation and consolidation, and here’s why

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Paramount<p>Google(s goog) has caused quite the stir with its announcement of new integration between Gmail and its …

Automakers want to see through walls in the name of safety

Your next car could talk to the cars around it<p>The cars we found parked on a closed course across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center this week can't <i>actually</i> see through walls, but they come pretty close: Ford is here at CES demonstrating Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication (V2V), a …

Anonymous Yelp reviewers outed in Virginia court ruling

Whether several scathing reviews posted to a local Virginia carpet cleaning business were actually from real customers could turn out to be a watershed moment for staying anonymous on Yelp, which has been asked by local a Virginia appeals court judge to name real names. Those reviewers of Hadeed …

After A Troubled 2013, The PC Market Looks For Stability

Today Gartner released a preliminary set of results for the global PC market in the fourth quarter of 2013, indicating that PC sales fell 6.9% to 82.6 million units.<p>2013 has certainly been a historically tough year for PCs and the industry that builds and sells them. Gartner, with its fourth …

What 6 Apple Moonshot Technologies Could Look Like

A few days ago, our own Martin Bryant published a post cleverly titled ‘What would an Apple moonshot look like?‘ I was intrigued by the question and read the post, and found myself feeling slightly disappointed because Martin didn’t really answer the question. His point, of course, was that because …

Now social-media experts can get what they deserve -- certified

Hootsuite is partnering with Syracuse University to offer something that so many social-media experts have craved: validation.<p>Whenever I see a social-media expert, I bow.<p>Little do they know I'm doing it in the hope they don't recognize me. Otherwise, they'll regale me with their latest homilies -- …

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Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

Researchers plan to develop a 3D printer that prints graphene

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>3D printers are becoming compatible with new materials all the time, including metals, paper, resin and even pizza …

Will It Be Buyout or Breakup for BlackBerry?

As BlackBerry waits for Fairfax Financial to line up funding for its proposed $4.7 billion buyout of its business, the foundering smartphone pioneer …

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Google, SAP, Cisco & Samsung Among Potential Tech Buyers For Some Or All Of BlackBerry, Says Reuters

Google, SAP and Cisco are among a number of technology companies interested in buying up portions — or all — of BlackBerry’s business, according to Reuters, which cites several sources close to the matter. BlackBerry has also apparently asked for preliminary expressions from Intel, LG and Samsung, …

World's Top Brands, Where Are The Chinese?

Nowhere.<p>China may be growing by leaps and bounds and has become the world’s second largest economy, but Chinese companies have yet to make it to Forbes’ Most Powerful Brands list and Interbrand’s list of Best Global Brands.<p>Both lists are filled with American companies like Apple, Google, Coke, …

Bing is better than Google? Bunkum, says Freakonomics

On its Bing It On site, Microsoft claims people prefer Bing to Google search by almost 2 to 1. Bing the other one, say the academics.<p>Googling is one of those habits.<p>You know, like flossing in the living room or changing your underpants every other day.<p>Yet Microsoft's search engine has Binged on and …

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BlackBerry Mulls Property Purge

These are dark days indeed at foundering smartphone pioneer BlackBerry. With its business in shambles and only limited interest in it as an …

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Cisco may be thinking too small in its new Internet of Everything study

Mobile? Wearables? Small change. For several years, Cisco has been thinking bigger, when the Internet fully becomes the Internet of Everything … and it has released its most recent study on the subject, which says about $99 billion is being left on the table this year by retailers that aren’t as …

Of The World's 10 Most Valuable Brands Four Dominate Smartphones

Interbrand released its list of the world’s most valuable brands today – Apple is on top for the first time. For Apple doubters it is worth reading the Interbrand citation – they send a lot of kudos the way of Apple CEO, Tim Cook.<p>After the launch of the 5S and 5C a number of commentators pointed …