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9 Ways to Be More Resilient in the Face of Stress

Emotional resilience is partially inborn, but it can (and should) be learned and developed. If you’d like to be able to handle life’s challenges …

Self-help

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially If You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate super-food, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8 ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee

Doctor dubbed 'the father of cyborgs' tested implants in his own brain

How far would you go to create a brain-controlled speech decoder? Doctor Philip Kennedy already helped blaze a trail in brain-computer interfaces back in the 80s. Now, a report in <i>MIT Technology Review</i> explains how the neurosurgeon decided to crank his research up a notch. Well, several notches, …

​40 years later, Sony finally kills Betamax

Betamax: the punchline for over a decades-worth of VHS-center comedy bits and most format wars. However, Sony's Beta cassettes can still be bought in Japan. Just about. Sony's announced that it's finally, finally, <i>finally</i> going to stop selling the cassettes. No need to rush to Tokyo just yet, as you …

I was skeptical about the new Apple TV at first — then I used it

I was skeptical at first.<p>About two months ago, I was in the theater in San Francisco where Apple CEO Tim Cook declared the company had cracked the …

Mindfulness fixes your brain while boosting your performance

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Mindfulness

‘Shot on iPhone 6’ photographers surprised with physical photo books from Apple

Apple’s Shot on iPhone ad campaign was largely deemed a huge success, with the campaign taking home the top prize at the Cannes Grand Prix festival over the summer. Separately, a photo featured in the campaign won its own Cannes Lions award. Now, Apple is rewarding those photographers who had their …

Forget that party bus, Uber wants to send a caravan for you and your friends

But one California party bus operator isn't worried<p>After disrupting the taxi industry and dipping its toe in logistics like food and package delivery, Uber is now eyeing another lucrative business to co-opt: party buses. Last week, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company launched UberEvents, a …

Transportation

AppLovin wants to put ads in your Apple TV apps

AppLovin has been an instrumental force in shaping how in-app ads appear. The company has become well-known for its work on consumer engagement and mobile analytics, and has announced that it will be tackling ads for the Apple TV.<p>Specifically, the company will release an SDK later this month that …

Karma’s Mobile Hotspot Adds “Neverstop,” A $50 Per Month Unlimited Data Plan

Karma, the makers of the pay-as-you-go LTE mobile hotspot that began shipping earlier this summer, announced today a new type of data plan meant to appeal to those who more regularly use their device. Instead of topping off data as you need it, the new “Neverstop” plan will instead offer users …

Karma

Apple Watch success could take years, says Apple designer

The fate of the Apple Watch — be it retail success or Apple's first post-Steve Jobs blunder — is still being determined.<p>Apple design guru Marc Newson …

Stare into this 4K video of the Sun for half an hour

There's not a ton to say about this amazing video of the Sun that NASA released this week. It was created from images taken every 12 seconds by the agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory, and took about 300 hours to stitch together. But really, the upshot is that it's an eye-melting 30-minute 4K video …

Amazing

Academia, A Social Network For Scientific Studies, Looks To Score The Best Papers

It took three years for Richard Price, a PhD in philosophy, to get a paper published. The slow speed of that inspired him to start what is essentially a social network called Academia, where academics can publish their papers and have them reviewed by other experts called editors.<p>Now, Price wants …

Higher Education

Kim Dotcom reveals more about his blockchain-inspired alternative Internet

Kim Dotcom, the creator of notorious file hosting service MegaUpload.com, took time from fighting extradition charges in New Zealand on Thursday to …

‘Aerial’ brings beautiful Apple TV video screensavers to your Mac

Apple has created a new screensaver for the fourth-gen Apple TV that consists of a collection of videos taken all over the world. While it’s possible to locate these screensaver videos online and download them from Apple’s website, there hasn’t been a way to set them as your Mac’s …

Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are now officially available

Just a few weeks after their announcement, Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are now officially on sale. Right on time for Microsoft’s flagship store grand opening party.<p>If you’re not familiar, Microsoft shocked the tech world earlier this month by unveiling its first ever laptop in the …

46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

Universe

Driving on 'Autopilot'? Tesla Plans to Add More Features

Tesla’s new "Autopilot" feature is getting an upgrade.<p>CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that the updates will include curve speed adaption and better lane holding on poor roads. He didn’t specify when the software update would be released.<p>Tesla rolled out Autopilot on Oct. 14. The software feature …

Tesla

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

Data Visualization

Power-cutting cord gives your device battery the perfect amount of juice

We know that keeping our smartphones and tablets plugged in over night, well past the point of a full charge, will deplete precious battery life. But who among us purposely gets up in the middle of the night to unplug?<p>The team at UsBidi assumes very few, which is why its developers believe they …

Popcorn Time creators back away from copyrighted content with 'Project Butter'

A new project from the creators of Popcorn Time has appeared amid legal turmoil for the service: Butter.<p>It’s a new version of the service “stripped down of the parts that made people wary.”<p>As in, it doesn’t directly facilitate copyright infringement — it’s just the core bits that make it possible …

23andMe will start giving customers health data again after limited FDA approval

But not as much as it could before DNA test was banned<p>Almost two years after it was ordered to stop selling its DNA analysis service by the US Food and Drug Administration, genetic testing company 23andme is set to announce that it will once again provide its customers with health data, <i>The New York</i> …

FDA

Uber CEO says it's 'nowhere near' going public even though Mark Zuckerberg is pressuring him

"We're maturing as a company, but we're still like eighth graders," Kalanick said on stage at the Wall Street Journal's WSJDLive conference. "We're in junior high. And someone's telling us we need to go to the prom. But it's a little early. Give us a few years. Give us a little time."<p>Earlier in the …

Silicon Valley

How the most successful people manage their time

We seek work-life balance but it seems there's never enough time to get it all done.<p>And yet we all know there are people who accomplish a lot more than we do in a day — and they don't have magic powers.<p><b>How do the most successful people manage their time?</b><p>Laura Vanderkam talked to a number of those …

Time Management

Tony Robbins describes his intense morning routine

Over the past 30 years, Tony Robbins has become the world's most successful performance coach.<p>He has coached former President Bill Clinton, tennis icon Serena Williams, and revered hedge-fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. He has sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his …

Serena Williams

A new NASA website offers daily images of Earth taken from space

NASA has teased us with a few stunning images of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite — but now we'll be able feast on the spacecraft's photographs daily. The space agency launched a new website today that will post a dozen new images from DSCOVR each day, showing …

Space

Stanford researchers using Google Glass to help diagnose and treat autism

Google, as we’ve reported several times, has been redirecting its Glass efforts to have more of a focus on the enterprise market and a large part of that comes in the health field. TechCrunch today reports that researchers at Stanford University are using Google Glass to aid children with autism. …

Apple Music has 6.5 million paying subscribers

Apple Music already has a total of 15 million subscribers, of which about 40 percent -- 6.5 million -- are paying for the service. Another 8.5 …

The Eora 3D Scanner Can Capture The Very Soul Of An Object

Primitive cultures like my family believe that 3D scanning steals the essence of a person which is why we do not allow binocular vision in my home. The Eora 3D scanner, however, is allowed because it takes 3D scans using a device that is surprisingly simple yet exceedingly complex and only uses one …

3D Scanners