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Remembering the Apple Newton’s Prophetic Failure and Lasting Impact

Author: Mat Honan. Mat Honan Design<p>Date of Publication: 08.05.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The original Apple Newton MessagePad. <i>Photo:</i> …

Why It's Not A Good Idea To Buy Your Home In Cash

With interest rates still incredibly low, it's easy to make a profit on the spread between your monthly mortgage payment and the rent you can get for the home.<p>But this means you have to get a home loan, which probably means you'll be working with a bank. Right now, banks are not enjoying a very …

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Why People Love Tipping Waiters

As an economic phenomenon, tipping is really weird. As a psychological phenomenon, it's something else entirely.<p>When the Linkery, a small San Diego restaurant, shuttered its doors this summer, it ended a fascinating social experiment. The Linkery had instituted a standard 18 percent service charge …

To Steal* a Mockingbird*?

The notoriously private author Harper Lee is now waging a public courtroom battle. Her lawsuit charges that in 2007 her agent, Samuel Pinkus, duped the frail 80-year-old Lee into assigning him the copyright to her only book, To Kill a Mockingbird—then diverted royalties from the beloved 1960 …

Do You Look Like A Liar?

Last May I spoke to MBA students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as part of a wonderful program called the Mastery in Communication Initiative. In its expert speakers’ series, Stanford invites “pioneers in the field of communication” to share their insights with business students.<p>In my …

7 Ways Your LinkedIn Profile And Resume Should Differ

Sounds pretty much like a résumé, right?<p>Not so much.<p>LinkedIn is evolving and if you are a savvy job hunter, you will seize the opportunity to utilize its new features to your advantage.<p>When looking for a new job, you might be tempted to choose the "easy" way of simply cutting one section of a …

10 Common Financial Terms Every Newbie Needs To Know

Earnings per share? Cash equivalents? Guidance? For many beginners, tuning into CNBC or reading the average financial blog post can be a pretty alienating experience, especially when most of the content is inundated with technical lingo. While most news covers sports and politics in a largely …

Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed

It's 7am at Angkor Wat and there's not a tourist in sight. It's blissfully quiet, the first clear June morning after two days of torrential rains. …

Steve Wozniak Thought The First Macintosh Was A 'Lousy Computer' That 'Failed'

In an interview with The Verge's Chris Ziegler, Woz reminisced about the early days at Apple, and cofounder Steve Jobs. He discussed how the Mac compared to its predecessor, the Lisa, the first PC to have a graphical user interface.<p>The story goes that back in 1982, the CEO of Apple at the time, …

How To Influence Anyone, Any Time, Anywhere: 4 Subconscious Secrets

How many times have you tried to influence, enroll, engage someone in the past 2 weeks?<p>How many times were you successful?<p>Now more than ever leaders need to be able to influence outcomes. Good intentions are rarely assumed, people are on the lookout for manipulative tactics, and even subtle …

How to charge your smartphone and other USB devices as quickly as possible - ExtremeTech

By on June 26, 2013 at 11:36 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>USB charging is shrouded in mystery …

32 Lesser-Known Rules Of Management

Originally a part of a presentation to engineers and scientists at Raytheon, someone asked him to write his rules down.<p>Thankfully he listened, the result is Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management.<p>Not all of the rules are Swanson's. Some of them were published in 1944 in The Unwritten Laws of …

The Hidden Side of Meetings

Managers at every level almost universally complain that many of their meetings are a waste of time. It’s an old story, repeated over and over: “We didn’t have an agenda.” “We didn’t manage the time well.” “We didn’t have the right people to actually make any decisions.” It’s a long list of …

Can Apple read your iMessages? Ars deciphers “end-to-end” crypto claims

"Black-box" testing uncovers several ways the NSA could tap the popular service.<p>Ever since the National Security Agency's secret surveillance program …

Cable Management: A Conversation With Digital Storm PC's Harjit Chana

To augment my ongoing PC gaming features and reviews of small form factor gaming systems, I’m publishing a series of audio interviews with the founders and executives of boutique PC vendors around the country. We begin the journey with a profile of Digital Storm PC and a conversation with COO …

The Astronomical Math Behind UPS' New Tool to Deliver Packages Faster

In a sense, all business boils down to math. But some companies have tougher equations to solve than others.<p>At UPS, the average driver makes about …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

4 Sneaky Ways To Determine Company Culture In An Interview

When you’re looking for a new job, you don’t just want the right position—you want the right culture fit: An office that matches your laid-back vibe, your work-hard-play-hard attitude, or your uber-creative personality. A team that supports your love for collaboration, your do-it-yourself spirit, …

Germany celebrates its annual 'edible ivory' | DW | 12.06.2013

Leonhard Palm, now 49, picked up his first asparagus before he even learned to walk. His family's love of the long white vegetable goes back two …