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A mathematical model of the "forgetting curve" proves learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

The White House photographer has taken more than 2 million photos during Obama's presidency — here are the best

Pete Souza has taken an estimated 2 million photographs during Obama's eight years in office, and released them to the public in real time on Flickr and Instagram.<p>Souza has captured historic moments, such as the Situation Room meeting where Obama learned the outcome of the mission to kill Osama Bin …

The White House

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Employment

20 Of The Best Photo Editing Apps For Mobile Devices

Every day more than 350 million Facebook photos and 95 million Instagram photos are shared. When we share photos with our family and friends, we want them to look good. This is why apps that allow you to edit photos have become very popular.<p>There are many choices of apps that have photo editing …

8 GoPro Hacks You Need to Know

Anyone can buy a GoPro — but not everyone knows how to get the most out of the action camera to make a badass video like the ones you see online. …

Tesla Tried To Buy A Lithium Startup for $325 Million

Two years ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered $325 million to buy the once promising startup Simbol Materials, which was extracting small amounts of …

If You Want To Focus More, Never Try Harder, Science Says

Often when we try to focus on a task or avoid temptation we try to use all our willpower. We invest all our energy into concentrating on one thing or …

Will Power

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Physics

Shoot & edit like a pro: Adobe Digital Photography Training

If you take pride in your photography or you’d like to learn how to master the tools and techniques of the pros, TNW Deals has an incredible offer to put you on the fast track to professional-grade photography.<p>For a limited time, you can take a full 98 percent off the price of the Adobe Digital …

Security Experts Say That Hacking Cars Is Easy

Automobiles may be getting more advanced, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to hacks.<p>The latest cars, stuffed with technology that collects …

These Are the Gadgets Everybody Wants This Holiday

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How to Take Control of Aperture and Create Stronger Photos

The focal length of the lens you use, combined with the aperture setting, determines how the camera sees whatever you point it at. This has profound …

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

Comcast is charging its trial users extra to avoid data caps

If you're participating in Comcast's capped broadband trials, you'll soon get a way to avoid usage limits, according to document spotted by <i>DSL Reports</i>. If you guessed "pay more money" as that solution, you can step up for your prize. The company has released a new FAQ for its trial Xfinity program …

APIs Are The New FTEs

Gaurav Jain Contributor<p>Gaurav Jain is a principal at Founder Collective. He co-founded Polar and was an early product manager for Android.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How To Be A VC Without Any Capital<br>• You’ve Only Got One Shot At Building A Consumer Unicorn<p>Facebook, Google and Twitter have to deal …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

6-inch Oppo R7 Plus finally open for U.S. pre-orders, shipping by the end of the month

The Oppo R7 Plus, a 6-inch version of the R7, has finally opened for U.S. and European pre-orders, the Chinese manufacturer promising to ship by the end of the month. The device was first announced back in May.<p>$499 gets you a Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (with a microSD card slot …

Mobile Technology

Apple might be working on a super-thin iPhone 7

Wait, iPhone 7? Isn't the Sept. 9 Apple event about the (very likely) release of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus? Well, yes, but a new report looks …

Creative Wall Murals For The Home by Black Crow Studios

If you’ve ever wanted a ‘wow’ factor in your home or studio, here’s how… Black Crow Studios develops large-scale, custom wallcovering designs, …

The first step toward finding gravitational waves in space will be launched this year

The LISA pathfinder will soon begin a six-month technology demonstration<p>Scientists are one step closer to detecting gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime predicted by Albert Einstein in 1915. The LISA Pathfinder, the European spacecraft that houses the technology needed to detect …

Gravitational Waves

Make your MacBook chime like an iPhone when you plug it in to charge

The iPhone and iPad have made a cute little chime noise when plugged it into charge since their inception, but the Mac has no such noise as it uses the MagSafe light indicators to show charging status. This changed with the new 12-inch Retina MacBook which doesn’t have MagSafe so it uses the iOS …

OS X

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Apple iPhone 6S event: what will be announced, from Apple TV to iPad

Apple is preparing to unveil the iPhone 6S in California, with its annual presentation starting at 6PM BST on Wednesday 9 September. But what should …

Secretary of Defense unveils $75-million investment in Silicon Valley venture

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed Friday at Moffett Federal Airfield for his second appearance in Silicon Valley in four months to reassure technology industry leaders that the Pentagon views their work as vital to the future of national defense.<p>"I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside …

Silicon Valley

Apple and Boeing partner with DoD on wearables initiative

On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will help kick off a new partnership between the Obama Administration and an array of tech players …