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3 Psychology Books to Change Your Mindset (and Your Business)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge," says author George R.R. Martin of <i>Game of Thrones</i> fame.<p>I read to keep my edge. I get especially excited about books rooted in psychology -- about the way we …

Self-improvement

‘Europe in 8 Bits’, A Documentary Exploring the World of Chiptunes

<i>Europe in 8 Bits</i> is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chiptunes, sometimes known as chip music, a genre of electronic …

You Can Now Play Nintendo DS Games On iOS Without Jailbreaking

It seems that Nintendo has no plans to bring its extensive back catalog of games to the App Store, but fans looking to play Nintendo DS titles on their iOS devices can now pick up a new, jailbreak-free emulator.<p>Called NDS4iOS, the emulator picks up where Game Boy Advance emulator GBA4iOS left off. …

How To Make Very Good Chili Any Way You Like It

<b>Brown the meat.</b> If using meat, warm a teaspoon of oil in a large heavy Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat and brown the meat. Break up ground …

Food

Australia Declares Homeopathy "Useless"

Then again, Australia still thinks it's a good idea to cull sharks.<p>Australia's main medical group, the National Health and Medical Research Council, has concluded that homeopathy is "useless." The ruling came in the form of a 300-page report, in which doctors and other health professionals reviewed …

Freemium Is The New Shareware, As In-App Purchasing Matches Traditional Conversion Rates

San Francisco based Swrve has released their first ‘Mobile Games Monetization Report’, looking at volume and percentages of in-app purchasing in freemium games. While the numbers and conversion rates seem low, they match up closely with the historical data for the shareware model that has been the …

As Auroracoin “Airdrop” Approaches, What Does It Mean When A Nation Adopts A Cryptocurrency?

Iceland has its own Satoshi. A programmer called Baldur Friggjar Odinsson has created an alternative to bitcoin that he is calling AuroraCoin and in twenty-three days he will “airdrop” 31.8 coins to every citizen of Iceland – all 330,000 of them.<p>It is, in short, a pretty ballsy move.<p>Aurouracoin …

How Mobile Games Can Make A Difference (and Still Be Profitable)

<i>Oliver Miao is the CEO of Pixelberry Studios.</i><p>Mobile game developers are always looking for ways to build strong relationships with their user bases, and rallying players around important social issues is a great way of doing so.<p>This strategy has already seen great success in the PC and console …

What’s up with Watson?

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>IBM(s ibm) likes to trot out Watson any time it needs to tout its tech bona fides. Watson proves that IBM “gets” big data, …

Twitch defeats Pokemon Red, moves on to Pokemon Crystal

The bold social experiment has entered a new phase, with the Twitch community beating Pokemon Red and starting on Pokemon Crystal.<p><b>Twitch Plays</b> …

Mt. Gox Confirms Loss of 750,000 Bitcoins

Troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, once the largest of its kind, filed for bankruptcy protection last week. Today, the exchange released a statement that confirms approximately 750,000 Bitcoins deposited by users and about 100,000 Bitcoins belong to Mt. Gox had disappeared in February.<p>This …

3 Times Nintendo Brought Itself Back From The Brink

It would be a stretch to call the Nintendo Wii U a failure. Between its launch in November 2012 and the end of 2013, the console had sold only 5.83 …

Self-Destructing And Encrypted Message App Wickr Raises $9M Series A Led By Alsop Louie

The sale of WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion and the heightened awareness of data security in an NSA-watched world have created a perfect storm for apps that offer messaging with a privacy-first ethos. Wickr, which lets users send encrypted and self-destructing messages, is today announcing …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Watch Lab-Grown Heart Tissue Beat On Its Own [Video]

Be still my heart.<p>A team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has created lab-grown human heart tissue that can beat on its own, according to a new study in <i>Nature Communications</i>.<p>In 2008, a University of Minnesota study showed that the original cells from a rat heart …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

The Hyperloop: flawed fantasy or achievable challenge

The Hyperloop, an ambitious new form of transport proposed by SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk, could be possible but faces some flaws, according to those who have analysed his plans.<p>The unveiling of the designs of Musk's "fifth mode of transport", which would fire passengers in pods at speeds …