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How Uber is moving the "blue dot" and improving GPS accuracy in big cities

GPS can’t see through tall buildings, so Uber set out to fix the problem using 3D maps, probability, and math<p>You might have noticed a problem when you try to use your smartphone to navigate a big city: your GPS location is usually super inaccurate. Sometimes it's only by a few feet, but if you’re …

7 Habits That Will Make You a More Fun Person to Be Around

Try out these tips to become the life of any party.<p><i>How can I learn to be more fun? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of ceolifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p><b>Go on life</b> …

10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.<p><i>Subscribe</i> …

The world in 2384: Is it possible to achieve immortality? | WIRED UK

Ricoh Ri 100 puts a T-shirt printer on your desktop

These days it's pretty easy to get a one-off T-shirt printed by a service, but what do you do if you want to print, say, T-shirts for people with pictures of their pets on them or customized with their names? Those can get a bit tedious, and you're generally limited to the T-shirt choices a …

These watches find plenty of power without lithium-ion batteries

Not everyone wants a smartphone on their wrist. These classic watches can help.<p>The Apple Watch is the most popular timepiece in the world, but not everybody wants to check email on their wrist or remember to plug in their chronometer every night to charge. For those folks, these elegant, accurate …

Watches

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.<p>"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo …

UFOs

Swift code will run on Google's Fuchsia OS

Still doesn’t help explain why Fuchsia exists<p>A few days ago, there was a flash-in-the-pan controversy over Google "forking" Apple's open-source programming language Swift. After a few minutes of speculation over whether Google was going to make its own special flavor of the language for its own …

The man who built a $1bn firm in his basement

<b>Carl Rodrigues says that his family and friends all thought he had lost his mind.</b><p>"Everybody thought I had gone completely nuts," he says. "They were saying 'what's wrong with this guy? Is he having a hippy moment?'."<p>Mr Rodrigues, a successful IT consultant, had woken up one day and decided to quit …

University of Toronto

Would Apple dare kill the MacBook? Yeah, it might

What if Apple announced the Mac’s retirement? A huge swath of the company’s devotees would be furious … but is it truly an impossible scenario?<p>To …

How to steal any developer's local database

If you’re reading this and you’re a software developer, you’re probably running some services locally. Redis, Memcached, and Elasticsearch are …

Information Security

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

‘Take your pill!’ Ultra-precise Dot beacons trigger alerts that matter

It’s a bit like magic: you walk into your home office and feel your phone buzz. It’s a reminder to check on the neighbor’s dog you agreed to look …

We moved to the Bay Area 3 weeks ago. Here’s what we learnt so far.

<i>The Valley blog series is written by husband and wife co-founders, Patrick and Alexandria Gentry, to chronicle their experiences in The Bay Area</i> …

It took 11 days and more than 100 athletes, but India finally won a medal at Rio Olympics

By winning a bronze medal in wrestling, 23-year-old Sakshi Malik helped India avoid a potentially embarrassing Olympic blackout.<p>The nation of 1.25 billion people awoke Thursday to the news that Malik had earned a place on the podium in the 58-kilogram category, the first medal for India at the …

Rio Olympics

7 Science-Based Habits That Will Make You Succeed

The secrets to success are accessible to all and rooted in habits--you just need to build that habit muscle to tap into your full power.<p>We all want to know the secrets to success, and often get bogged down with questions along the way: What makes the most successful people out there who they are? …

Self-improvement

Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi discuss Apple Maps’ problems, crowdsourcing data from user behavior, product innovation and more

In a continuation of the Fast Company interview from Monday, Apple execs Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi discuss in detail the issues Apple Maps faced when it launched and how the company responded. Interviewed by Rick Tetzeli, Cue explains the problems Apple encountered with Maps: “it just never …

Maps

Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist

For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

TED Talks

24 Charts That Will Help You Be Healthy AF

Whether it's tips on how to eat healthier, work out more, or just be kinder to yourself.

Installing an SSD on your Mac? Don't make this mistake

If you have replaced the hard drive on your Mac with an SSD (which you should do), you already know how much faster your computer is. However, I'm going to show you how to avoid this one simple mistake that so many of us make when installing a new SSD. By default, Mac OS, unlike Windows, doesn't …

Google's Android has gotten so out of control that $55 billion Salesforce had to take drastic measures

Unlike with the Apple iPhone, it's up to smartphone manufacturers, not Google, to push out updates to customers. So there's no guarantee that any given phone will get the operating system upgrades.<p>There's also a ton of different hardware, some of which does a better job supporting certain features. …

iPhone 5

Can 3 Average Guys Learn French In One Working Week?

As you can probably imagine, Babbel is packed full of polyglots. A few days ago I was loitering by the coffee machine while two colleagues were …

Google may be considering Swift for use on Android

About the time Swift was going open source, representatives for three major brands — Google, Facebook and Uber — were at a meeting in London discussing the new language. Sources tell The Next Web that Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for Android, while Facebook and Uber …

WWDC

Surfing the Net all day? Wear this hoodie and sweats

When you sit on the couch watching cat videos all day, it helps to wear comfy clothes. And while ratty old pajamas will do just fine, artist Cory Arcangel's designed a line specifically for the task.<p>It's Arcangel Surfware, which consists of "everything one needs to 'chill' in bed all day and surf …