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The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Brain
Profit

Making Available Light Portraits

<b>It’s free!</b> There is no flash or other lighting equipment to purchase, set up, plug-in, or chew batteries. You can make photographs outdoors using …

Photography

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Using a Mobile Phone Camera Sensor with a Nikon F DSLR Lens

I always tell people that the problem with phone cameras is the lenses. This isn’t a thesis that is easy to test because you can’t swap the lens on a …

Cameras

Google reveals plans to increase production of self-driving cars

Head of policy for GoogleX hints it could possibly move towards mass manufacturing of fully autonomous prototypes, ahead of road tests in Austin<p>As a handful of Google’s self-driving cars venture outside California for the first time, arriving on the streets of Austin, Texas, this week, the company …

Autonomous Cars

How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X

Even though most developers work their hardest to ensure that the programs you download onto your Mac run smoothly, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that may arise is an app using an exorbitant amount of energy or memory, causing your Mac to overheat or suffer severe battery drain.<p>Sometimes, …

The Internet of Things Is Changing How We Manage Customer Relationships

Steven Moore for HBR<p>Just as it’s hard to remember what life was like before the iPhone, it can be hard to remember business before there was CRM software — back when you still had to explain that it stood for “customer relationship management.” Today, CRM pervades the way many companies track and …

Customer Experience

Have a Black Nikon S2 Rangefinder? It May Be Worth a Pretty Penny

First introduced back in December 1954, the Nikon S2 is Nikon’s most common rangefinder camera with more than 56,000 produced. The highly-regarded …

Cameras

Google's '$100 million man' is leaving for Dropbox

Now that exec — Neal Mohan — is reportedly leaving to join Dropbox, according to Re/code's Kara Swisher.<p>[Update: A week after the original report, Re/code's Mark Bergen hears that conversations between Mohan and Dropbox have ended.]<p>Mohan joined Google in 2008 after the search giant bought …

Dropbox

Tim Cook: Silicon Valley's most successful companies are selling you out

A new plea for privacy rights from Apple's CEO<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has made no secret of his disdain for online services that ask you to trade highly personal data for convenience — a trade that describes most big advertising-supported technology companies. But last night, in some of his strongest …

Silicon Valley

Action Photography: AF Modes for Nikon Cameras

If you get action photography right, it’s extremely gratifying. All those breathtaking images of fast action are pretty intriguing. If you don’t get …

Cameras

Apple’s bold plan to convert casual music fans into streaming subscribers

Imagine clicking iTunes’ “Buy” button to purchase the latest record from Drake or Pharrell Williams, only to get a popup from Apple suggesting you’re behind the times.<p>That’s what might happen as Apple uses its massive consumer base to push streaming music on the masses, even going so far as …

New photos of Kim Jong Un show dictator's weight gain, raise health concerns

New photos of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un published earlier this week show that he has put on weight, raising concerns about the possibility of a move to oust him from power should his health take a turn for the worse.<p>The images, which first appeared Monday in North Korea's official Rodong …

North Korea

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …

Photojournalism

Ukrainian bloggers use social media to track Russian soldiers fighting in east

Using pictures and status updates as evidence, amateur investigators say they are gathering proof that the Kremlin is actively involved in conflict. RFE/RL reports<p>In his free time, Ukrainian blogger Anton Pavlushko trawls through Russian-language social networking sites searching for evidence of …

Russia

Apple chief Tim Cook criticises Google and Facebook over privacy

Web rivals’ business models undermine users’ privacy, says Tim Cook, who also warns governments on pursuing ‘dangerous’ encryption policies<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has delivered his sharpest attack yet on rivals Google and Facebook, with a speech criticising their advertising-supported …

Privacy

Nokia Advances MEC for 5G, IoT

Nokia took a big step forward in promoting mobile-edge computing with Monday's unveiling of the AirFrame Data Center platform -- a combo of telco …

Internet of Things

Everything You Need to Know About Spotify

It’s a fact: no one makes good music anymore. Okay, that might not be a fact, but it’s not my opinion alone. According to neuroscientist, musician, …

Taylor Swift

Jason Statham Would Love to Play a "Different" James Bond

Actor Daniel Craig is set to play super-spy James Bond in this year's <i>Spectre</i> and reportedly another movie to follow. But who will take over for Craig for any future installments in the beloved action series?<p>In an interview with <i>The Guardian</i>, <i>The Transporter</i>'s Jason Statham says he'd be up for gig if …

The New London Tube Map Is Getting Some Serious Hate

The folks at CityMetric, at least, are far from pleased.<p>The London Tube has updated its iconic map, and insofar as CityMetric from the <i>New Statesman</i> is a barometer of local opinion, Londoners aren’t impressed. Jonn Elledge writes that the design principles that made Harry Beck’s original map so …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Microsoft Surface 3 is an attractive lightweight

I'm a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, a no-compromise tablet-laptop hybrid. It's the right size, and has the battery life, power and portability …

Why France's World War II defense failed so miserably

The country capitulated just six weeks after Hitler's land invasion began on May 10, 1940.<p>France had a system of defense, built in the more than ten years leading up to 1939, but it failed miserably.<p>The problem was that Maginot Line, a great line of fortifications that spanned France's borders with …

History

Sky and TalkTalk are itching for Ofcom to break up BT and Openreach

Back in 2006, Ofcom forced BT to set up Openreach, a separate division that manages its network infrastructure across the UK. The agreement struck between the pair was designed to give rival telephone and internet service providers (ISPs) equal access to BT's wide-reaching network of copper and …

UK report concludes Huawei's no threat to national security

For years, the UK government has been concerned that Huawei's networking equipment is aiding the Chinese government and threatening national security. In Britain, the company supplies major network providers such as BT, O2 and EE, which only amplifies the anxiety of politicians and security …

Nigerian telecoms to face jail time over shoddy cell service

Nigeria's Consumer Protection Council (CPC), with the backing of the country's government, is threatening to throw telecom executives in jail unless they improve their call quality. The African nation has seen mobile phone adoption rates soar over the past four years thanks to a price war that has …

Nokia Networks bags managed services deal from Vodafone Hutchison

Nokia Networks has bagged a four-year managed services deal from Vodafone Hutchison Australia that aims to improve mobile broadband service …

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

Photography Tips