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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

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New research shows gamers make better citizens

New research claims that, far from being mind-numbing escapist entertainment, video games help prepare young people for productive, socially balanced lives.<p>Dr. Kathy Sanford at University of Victoria in British Columbia spent the last five years studying kids ages 13-17 and their relationship with …

News Reading Shifts To Tablets

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile industry news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers.</i><p><b>Verizon U.S. Telephone Records Being Monitored By Government (The Guardian)</b><br>The bombshell …

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What Would Antarctica Look Like If All The Ice Melted?

Spoiler: still not super hospitable.<p>Ever wondered what's underneath the ice--sometimes up to three kilometers thick--that covers Antarctica?<p>Until very recently, we weren't really sure; maps were based on guesses and older technology. But NASA just released a video showing the results of what's …

The Energy Fix: Wind Power Blades Get Bigger, Turbines Get Smarter

A look at tomorrow’s turbines<p>In 2012, wind power added more new electricity production in the U.S. than any other single source. But even with 60 gigawatts powering 15 million homes, wind supplants just 1.8 percent of the nation's carbon emissions. Tomorrow's turbines will have to be more …

Google Buys Quantum Computer for Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA

To some of us, wicked fast quantum computers seem like the stuff of theory and some far off future. Not so if you work at Google or NASA. In a sign …

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10 Strength Training Principles That Will Make All the Difference

1. Start with Bodyweight<p><i>“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” - Leonardo da Vinci</i><p>Let’s start with an admission. <b>My</b> …

Intel launches Haswell processors: here's what you need to know

Longer battery life and enhanced graphics for your next Windows 8 portable<p>Last year, Intel's Ivy Bridge processors provided a modest but very welcome speed bump, just in time for all of the crazy transforming computers which heralded the launch of Windows 8.<p>This year, the company's new Haswell CPUs …

Intel unveils quad-core Haswell-based microprocessors

Intel debuted the chips based on its fourth-generation Core microarchitecture, previously codenamed Haswell. Today’s first batch of microprocessors include quad-core processors for laptops and desktops.<p>The world’s biggest chipmaker has been teasing the chips for a year, as they features the biggest …

[UPDATED] Crunching The Numbers: Can Intel's Haswell Graphics Run Your Favorite Video Games?

I fired up Codemasters’ new racing game <i>GRID 2</i> this weekend, and the usual barrage of splash screens was preempted by Intel‘s iconic 4-note chime and the words “Intel HD Graphics” emblazoned on my screen. It’s clear that with their fourth-generation Core processors (code-named “Haswell,” the …

Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …