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What Listening to Music at Work Does to Your Brain (It's Pretty Amazing)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press Play, …

Intel is betting $25 million on smart eyewear-maker Vuzix

Intel clearly sees big potential in the smart eyewear market. In addition to putting its processors in Google Glass and teaming up with Luxottica to create high-tech glasses, it has now invested major cash in internet-connected eyewear-maker Vuzix. According to Vuzix, Intel has just bought $24.8 …

Xiaomi Confirms It Sold 61M Phones In 2014, Has Plans To Expand To More Countries

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker that raised $1.1 billion last month, has confirmed that it sold 61.12 million phones last year, bringing in an apparent revenues of 74.3 billion CNY ($12 billion) in the process.<p>The new figures were released by CEO Lei Jun on Weibo and are right in line with the …

Acer unveils biggest-yet Chromebook 15

Ahead of CES 2015, Acer announced a handful of new products on Saturday, including two Chromebooks, a laptop with a 3D camera, improved processors, …

Error in Dallas may have exposed others to Ebola, CDC chief says

The misstep that allowed a Texas nurse to contract Ebola while treating a patient may have exposed others to the virus, the nation's leading healthcare official said Monday as experts stepped up scrutiny of medical workers at the hospital where the breach occurred.<p>The second case of Ebola diagnosed …

Jony Ive 'Is A Much More Controversial Figure' Inside Apple Than People Realize, Says Apple Author

No matter what you want to believe about Apple, there is no denying that Jobs was the keystone that held Apple together. It was his vision for what consumers would want that led the company's success for 14 years.<p>With Jobs gone, Apple needed someone to fill the void. But Jobs' talents were so …

Jony Ive

What If Your Phone Knew What You Wanted Before You Asked?

Tim Tuttle was already very familiar with this letdown. He had dedicated the first part of his career to artificial intelligence (AI)–earning a Ph.D. …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

Awesome Free-Floating Wooden Skateboard Ramp

(Images via Myles McGuinness)<p>Taking a spin on this free-floating skateboard ramp is not only more thrilling than busting smith grinds at your local …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

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