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Of The World's 10 Most Valuable Brands Four Dominate Smartphones

Interbrand released its list of the world’s most valuable brands today – Apple is on top for the first time. For Apple doubters it is worth reading the Interbrand citation – they send a lot of kudos the way of Apple CEO, Tim Cook.<p>After the launch of the 5S and 5C a number of commentators pointed …

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

Creativity

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

6 Ways to Become a Creature of New Habits

To quote Joan Didion, "With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved." Here's how to kick-start real change—and start on your path for …

For longer battery life, change these iOS 7 settings

Some of iOS 7's features -- including hidden settings -- could be killing your phone's battery life. Here's how to make sure your iPhone makes it through the day.<p>Some of iOS 7's new features might be hurting your battery life. Thing is, it's not the standout features like AirDrop or the …

Apps

The 5 Types Of Traveler You Don't Want To Be... Or Be With

Ever traveled with someone who could use a vacation personality overhaul? Do you (gasp!) <i>need</i> a vacation personality overhaul?<p>Use this handy symptom checker to diagnose travel ailments, and learn to deal before they taint your next trip.<p><b>The Timekeeper</b><p><b>Symptoms:</b> To the Timekeeper, a trip is like a …

Lamborghini Aventador splits in two in car crash in New York

Footage has emerged of the moment that a white Lamborghini Aventador crashed into a car then a wall in Brooklyn, New York, splitting in two.<p><b>Watch the top 5 supercar bad driving videos</b><p>In CCTV footage, the Lamborghini Aventador can be seen swerving to avoid another car and crashing into the wall of a …

21 Scams Used By Devious Car Dealers — And How To Avoid Them

The last thing car shoppers need is a salesperson using tricks and scams to increase their own bottom line, at the expense of the customer.<p>To help potential buyers avoid overpaying for a lemon, or even a new car, Gregg Fidan, the founder of RealCarTips.com and the author of "Honest Guide to Buying …

Personal Finance

The Preventive Maintenance You Need to Do On Your Car (and When)

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the …

Home Improvement

Blocked Website? Don't Call a Plumber, Use Google Translate.

Here’s an incredibly useful trick for anyone who lives in a country that restricts access to websites, or uses a controlled version of the Internet at work or school. You can turn to Google Translate to access blocked websites, as this thread on Reddit explains.<p>Type or copy/paste the URL into …

Hackers offered bounty to crack iPhone fingerprint security

Wine, whisky, Bitcoins and more than $10,000 in cash is being offered to the first person who can hack into Apple's new iPhone fingerprint security.<p>The online competition coincides with the launch of the iPhone 5s and will test whether prints left on beer mats and other objects can be used to break …

Science trumps the Force to create a real-life lightsaber

Researchers from MIT and Harvard create a new form of matter and teach us all a lesson about the power of quantum friendship.<p>In journalism, there's something called a lede, which is just another word for the main or most important part of your story. Normally you want to lay it out for the reader …

Quantum Mechanics

Curiosity Has Found Water Bound Up in the Soil of Mars

The Curiosity rover has found water on Mars, or rather <i>in</i> Mars. The rover analyzed a soil sample and found it to be made up of about two percent …

9 Ways 3-D Printing Makes The World Better

At last, the oh-cool at-home manufacturing toy turns into an important tool–offering people (and animals) aid on-demand.<p>You’ve heard it before:<p>201120122013 is the year of 3-D printing. The future is here! The individual will wrench manufacturing power from the global industrial complex! Basement …

3D Printing

What Would the 'Exercise Pill' Mean?

The idea plays to our love of efficiency, spirit of entrepreneurship, and longing to install physicians and scientists as the new priests of the age.<p>What if we could enjoy the benefits of exercise simply by swallowing a pill? Earlier this week in the journal <i>Nature Medicine</i> researchers at the …

An environmentally friendly battery made from wood

Scientists have developed a battery made from a sliver of wood coated with tin that shows promise for becoming an environmentally friendly energy …

DrinkSavvy Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs: Creator a Victim

Mike Abramson is the founder of DrinkSavvy, and a victim of sexual assault after drugs were slipped in his drink. Drugs such as gamma hydroxybutyrate …

How we can bring extinct animals back to life

Mankind has been responsible for the extinction of many animal species. But natural history futurist Stewart Brand says we may now have the technology that could help reverse the decline.<p>As homo sapiens has emerged as the dominant species on Planet Earth, it has often been at the expense of other …

The Future

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

Phonebloks: A modular phone you update a piece at a time

Rather than throwing out an entire smartphone when something breaks or you want to upgrade, the Phonebloks concept fits together like Lego so you can swap pieces out as needed.<p>One of the most annoying things about some smartphones (and other gadgets) is that they don't have removable batteries. Or …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Is Testing Technology With Its New 'M7' Chip That Would Help You Figure Out Where You Parked Your Car

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, a fingerprint scanner, and a new motion-tracking chip which it calls the "M7".<p>Most of the attention has been focused on the expensive iPhone 5C and the fingerprint reader, but Apple's M7 chip deserves a bit of attention on its own.<p>The M7 takes some of the load off the iPhone's …

Autonomous Cars

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

The 18 Coolest Cars At The Frankfurt Motor Show

If you're lucky enough to be in Germany at the moment, get yourself to Frankfurt.<p>If not, here's a brief look at what you're missing.<p>These 18 cars are the best of the best, from the latest special edition of the Bugatti Veyron, to the concept car that will define the future of Jaguar, to the …

Auto Shows

Top Gear cops to being on-hand for Mazda Furai Concept car-b-que

Five years after the beautiful Mazda Furai Concept debuted, <i>Top Gear</i> magazine has finally admitted to accidentally burning it to the ground in a teaser for the 20th anniversary issue – sort of. The magazine provides a photo of the crispy Furai Concept on its website, but has since allegedly revised …