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The Low-Carb Diet Is Officially The Best Diet

Science says: Step away from the bagels.<p>Most of us (and certainly everyone in the fashion world) have heard by now that processed carbohydrates, like white bread and rice, are the enemy of weight loss and overall heart health, but now a major new study by the National Institutes of Health confirms …

Say hello to Rezence, your new wireless charging brand

Meet the new wireless charging technology, same as the old wireless charging technology.<p>It's called Rezence (pronounced like "reh-zence"), and it is the new brand for the Alliance 4 Wireless Power (A4WP), a group of high-profile technology companies -- which counts Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, …

With a new brand, Rezence hopes to re-charge the wireless power industry

Consumers no longer have to remember what A4WP stands for — it’s the Alliance for Wireless Power, for the curious — thanks to a new brand name and …

O2 reprices 4G contracts, 1GB plans now start at £17 per month

Now that O2's caught up to its UK competition with the launch of pay-as-you-go and data-only 4G plans, the network's revisited its standard contract tariffs and taken some sting out of those monthly charges. Two-year contracts now start at £17 per month for 1GB of data (unlimited everything else) …

Recon's extreme sports gear will now stream your death-defying stats straight to Facebook

Much has been written of the loneliness of the long-distance runner, but has anything been done to combat the solitude of the slopes? Recon Instruments is doing its part to bring extreme types closer to their social network by adding Facebook integration to the Snow2 heads-up display. The hardware …

BT set to return to consumer mobile market after EE deal

BT is expected to make a return to the consumer mobile market after more than a decade after reaching a deal to run its network on EE’s airwaves.<p>The companies have announced that EE – Britain’s largest network – has won the race to operate BT’s “virtual network”, meaning a service run on another …

Fortune’s Most Powerful Women List Has Lots of Tech Stars, With She-Can-Do-Anything Spotlight on Facebook’s Sandberg

Given all the focus on females in top leadership in tech recently — due to the worthy (and it <i>is</i> most certainly that, no matter how much some …

Digital devices give a big boost to book reading

That's good news for authors, publishers and readers, but not for traditional stores.<p>In an age of countless digital distractions, a significant number of Americans, especially those ages 18 to 40, report they are reading more books thanks to their e-readers and tablets.<p>A national poll of adults, …

How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This week, more than 5,000 ecommerce evangelists descended on Chicago for the National Retail Federation's Shop.org Annual Summit to share best practices and learn what's new in online retail. We spoke with two experts who …

eCommerce

Facebook developing brain-like AI to find deeper meaning in feeds and photos

Facebook's current News Feed ranking isn't all that clever -- it's good at surfacing popular updates, but it can miss lower-profile updates that are personally relevant. The company may soon raise the News Feed's IQ, however, as it recently launched an artificial intelligence research group. The …

iPhone 5s: meet the geeks and geniuses behind the new Apple devices

Apple has launched its new iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c. But who are the engineers and visionaries behind the new technology in these devices?<p>Apple is notoriously protective of its employees and the inner workings of its research and development teams are highly secretive.<p>However, examining …

PigIt helps students pay for college via ‘educational piggy bank’

Piglt is one of the many startups trying to rescue students from the burden of student loans.<p>Cofounder Casey Wallace described the site as “education’s entrepreneurial piggy bank.” Piglt is an incentive-based crowdfunding platform for higher education expenses and student loan debt. Students offer …

Fitness App Hot5 Launches To Get You In Shape With High-Intensity, 5-Minute Workouts

Remember that scene in There’s Something About Mary when the dude is telling Ben Stiller about his great idea for a workout video, called 7-minute abs? Well, what if I told you that you could get in shape with just five minutes of working out, thanks to a new mobile fitness app?<p>This new app, called …

Fillers And Qualifiers And Jargon, Oh My!

From an informal poll of communication experts and career advisers, these 10 words emerged as the most common fillers, qualifiers and jargon that mean nothing and will get you nowhere. Erase them from your vocabulary immediately.

Vocabulary

What Is The Right Age To Introduce Your Kids To Mobile Technology?

My boys love to play with their iPad. My oldest who is 4 ½ spends an average of about 45 minutes each day playing a variety of games. Some like Endless Alphabet are educational while others like Fruit Ninja, are not so much. Like many in the preschool age bracket, Angry Birds has become this …

Fascinating Number: Google Is Now 40% Of The Internet

It’s obviously fairly difficult to work out exactly how much of the internet and the traffic across it any one company is responsible for. We can’t just look at who is paying for traffic as there are so many people with their own fibre infrastructures and thus that traffic doesn’t come out into the …

Top 25 Quotes To Discover The Leader In You

I was inspired by author Dave Kerpen’s recent article that shared his top 25 leadership quotes. As he aptly noted, great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves. In that same vein, I’m sharing my own favorite famous and not-so-famous quotes that have inspired me and my …

Birchbox Proves Try And Buy: Half Of All Subscribers Make Full-Size Purchases

I check in on Katia Beauchamp and Haley Barna of Birchbox pretty regularly—I think the last time we really sat down was at this spring’s ForbesWoman conference and Beauchamp was helping me to blot my face before a video interview (Not my finest moment.)—but the cofounders are notoriously tight …

What You Can Learn From Ashton Kutcher About Public Speaking

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Sometimes, wisdom can come from unlikely people in unlikely places.<p>Case in point: Ashton Kutcher at the Teen Choice Awards this week. The actor, who will be playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the movie "Jobs," gave an acceptance speech that …

Public Speaking

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The Rise Of Storydoing: Inside The Staggering Success Of Toms Shoes

Stories live in the hearts of humans and should be at the core of every business. Here’s how to take a page out of Toms founder Blake Mycoskie’s business playbook.<p>It is 2002. A mildly successful serial entrepreneur named Blake Mycoskie is planning his next venture. The problem: He has absolutely no …

How Enterprises are Getting Smart with Social Data

Many large businesses these days make use of social media when it comes to customer services, but they could be doing a lot more with all the data that comes out of services like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.<p>As Social Data Week approaches, we talked to Susan Etlinger, an Industry Analyst with …

eBay My Gadgets now open to all, shows you how much your tech items are worth (video)

eBay is clearly not putting all the eggs in one basket: the company's been trying to reach more and more audiences with things like its flourishing one-day delivery service and a portal for 3D-printed products. As part of this growth, the online marketplace behemoth is now <i>officially</i> launching My …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a 'touchscreen' debuts for $149

Microsoft launched a Kinect Accelerator program for startups last year, and the results are starting to be shown. Ubi Interactive worked closely with Microsoft to create a system that uses a projector in combination with a Kinect sensor to create a virtual touchscreen that can be cast onto any …

Here's Why You'll Be Hooked On Wearables By This Time Next Year

I bought a Fitbit Flex about a week ago.<p>In case you haven’t heard of it, Fitbit is one of these “wearable computing” companies. It’s a small little device that sits in a rubber wrist band which you wear all day and night.<p>There are other wearable computing devices for your wrist including the …

Facebook Can Be Better Than Happiness

Use judiciously, but be not afraid.<p>Multiple outlets remonstrated the Facebook-inclined yesterday, to the effect of "Facebook Use Predicts Decline In Happiness." The stories were based on an academic research article out of the University of Michigan published in <i>PLOSOne</i>, titled "Facebook Use …

Facebook to test mobile payment feature

<b>Facebook, the world's largest social networking company, is planning to test a new mobile payment feature.</b><p>It will use payment details added by users to their Facebook account to automatically fill in forms when they make purchases on mobile applications.<p>Various companies have been looking to tap …

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …

Apps

Katy Perry’s New Music Video Is Told Almost Entirely Through WhatsApp

Katy Perry uses WhatsApp all day — on the elliptical, in the bath and even on the toilet.<p>Here’s proof. The video for Perry’s new song “Roar,” …