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People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head …

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …

The Big Future: What does the future of interaction look like?

The rise of smartphones has left us tapping away at touchscreens. In this week's <i>Big Future</i>, we look at what comes after the glass. Will we all be speaking to our devices? Are augmented reality glasses and contacts going to feed us information all day? Or does touch interaction work so well that …

Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place

Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.<p>Gogoro raises $100M<p>Gogoro, a startup debuting its electric scooter and battery-swapping stations at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, has quietly raised $100 million in new funding, …

Venture Capital

Revolutionary 4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

According to Jessica Rosenkrantz, “this is just the beginning”. As one half of perhaps the most innovative design duo in the world, Rosenkrantz is still basking in the acclaim for the 4D designer dress that has just been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New …

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

I met with Hunter Lee Soik, the 33-year-old behind Shadow—an app that lets you record your dreams upon waking and enter them into a massive database.<p>Icelanders call it <i>Berdreymin—</i>the ability to see the future in dreams. On my travels collecting dreams from around the world, clairvoyance has been one …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Oh, it’s time to get back to my kitchen! The cook off is over, my major project has been passed on momentarily and I can cook and create and catch up!<p>…

Breakfast

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

14 DIY Versions of Your Fave Cereals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it involve more than just a bowlful of off-the-shelf sugar (or simply a mugful of coffee)? These 14 homemade cereal recipes offer a more healthful spin on some of our childhood faves. Whip up a big batch over the weekend to make morning …

UK banks in talks over Apple ‘wave and pay’

Negotiations between the tech giant and at least one bank have proved tricky because of wrangling over the terms, including what data Apple will be able to access<p>Britain's top banks are in talks with Apple to introduce its iPhone “wave and pay” service, Apple Pay, to the high street in the first …

How An “Evil Router” Can Help You Build Wi-Fi Devices That Actually Work

“With our dial, and the way the lights respond to touch, we hope that we’re evoking some of that magic again,” he says. “At the same time, Beep is a …

Rumor: HTC has won a bid to make the next Nexus tablet

<i>According to a report out of Taiwan, HTC might be the next brand to jump into the Nexus arena with a brand new tablet scheduled for a Q3 2014 unveiling.</i><p>Despite rumors that suggest that the Nexus line could be discontinued, it seems strange to think that Google would end a product line that serves …

Mobile Technology

Twitter shares plummet on hits to user growth, usage

The good news was that total monthly active users jumped to 241 million. The bad news: the growth ain't what it used to be, and Twitter's design is partly to blame.<p>Twitter shares have slid more than 22 percent in early trading Thursday as shareholders take a step back on word of a disappointing …

Social Media

Sony quits the PC business to focus on mobile

Confirming reports from earlier in the week, Sony has announced plans to sell off its VAIO computer division to a Japanese investment fund. Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) will take control of the operation for an undisclosed fee, and Sony will "cease planning, design and development of PC …