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Ten Of The Most Successful Companies Built On Kickstarter

Since its 2009 founding, nearly 104,000 projects have successfully raised more than $2.3 billion on Kickstarter from friends, family and fans who want to help get those ventures off the ground. For entrepreneurs, especially those with consumer products like headphones, bags or video games, such …

Virtual Reality

Workstations: Standing up for comfort: Ergonomics study finds users need different setups when standing at a computer workstation

Ergonomics study finds users need different setups when standing at a computer workstation<p>Researchers were interested in determining if a study using …

Want to slim? Get stuck into the chocolate and red wine: Key to weight loss is the bugs in YOUR gut rather than counting calories

• <b>Professor Tim Spector of King's College London reveals new diet research</b>• <b><br>He says bacteria in the stomach is more important than calorie counting</b>• <b><br>By</b> …

Weight Loss

The Irish inventor poised to become a billionaire - and maybe even change the world

Inventor John Quinn's game-changing green energy breakthrough could earn billions and create thousands of jobs, writes John Reynolds<p>Just 13 years …

This Simple Tip to Learn Maths Equations Actually Works

The answer is at your fingertips.<p>There are lots of different strategies for maximising your learning potential, but one of the easiest study-boosters …

2016 will be the year of conversational commerce – Chris Messina – Medium

Nearly a year ago today, I wrote a post inventorying the forebears to what I believe has become the dominant trend of consumer computing apps in …

Chatbots

FreedomPop Raises Another $50M, Launches “Free” Global Data Hotspot And SIM

FreedomPop, the startup disrupting the businesses of traditional mobile carriers by giving people ways to use mobile devices free of any charges, is today adding another sizeable round to its coffers. The company has raised $50 million to continue its global rollout beyond its home market of the …

Telecoms

The Crazy, Brilliant Plan For A Huge Hydropower Plant In South America’s Driest Desert

A solar farm will pump seawater up the Andes mountains, so renewable power can be available day and night.<p>Stuck between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth. But the area’s weird geography means that it will soon be home to a massive …

Apple names the best iOS apps of 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced its choices for the best iOS apps of 2015. Taking top honors was Periscope, an app Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice …

Apps

The 3 Things Elon Musk Knows About School That All Students Should Copy

Elon Musk has become a technological icon of our era, so we shouldn't be at all surprised that recently, he decided to disrupt traditional …

Founders: Steer clear of this dangerous mindset

When I ask friends with pilot’s licenses what the hardest thing was about learning to fly, they always say, “learning how to get out of a midair stall.” The hard thing about it, they tell me, is how counterintuitive the remedy is.<p>The remedy is to point the nose of the plane straight down and let a …

Japan’s top-grossing mobile game Monster Strike pulled from Apple’s App Store (Update: back up)

<i>Update, 9 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, August 30: The game appears to be back on Apple’s App Store. Toto told VentureBeat he estimates the losses for Mixi to stand at about $600,000.</i><p>Apple has pulled Japan’s top-selling mobile game from its App Store in Japan, according to local media reports Saturday …

The week in review: The rupiah in trouble

The week opened with a biting reality: The rupiah plunged to 14,000 per US dollar. A mixture of shock, panic, fear and anger filled many who have no …

Guy Pretends To Be A Child Predator, What Happens Next Will Shock You

In the US alone, there are over 750,000 registered child predators - a scary statistic whichever way you look at it. In an increasingly connected …

Larry Page says he wants his fortune to go to Elon Musk. Alphabet is the next best thing.

"You know, if I were to get hit by a bus today," Google co-founder Larry Page once reportedly said, "I should leave all of it to Elon Musk."<p>That's admittedly an unorthodox way to handle one's estate. Most wealthy individuals leave their money either to heirs or to a charitable foundation. But as …

Google’s radical restructuring creates a parent company called Alphabet and elevates Sundar Pichai to CEO

Google announced a wholesale restructuring that includes new leadership of its core business and a new holding company for all of its myriad interests.<p>Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google. He is currently the search company’s head of product and has overseen its day-to-day operations since …

Google Photos

Illiteracy about this energy source is outright killing millions of people worldwide every year

<i>This article originally appeared on Quora as Ryan Carlyle's answer to the question:What are some policies that would improve millions of lives, but people still oppose?</i><p><b>Anti-science activism and statistics-illiterate fear-mongering are killing millions of people.</b> It's shocking and horrifying to …

Energy

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Self-help

The UK Is Building 6 Electric Lagoons To Generate Electricity From The Tides

The tides are always rising and falling. It’s time to use that energy.<p>Few things are more dependable than the tides. As long as the moon is in the sky and gravity rules the earth, the ocean will always run in and run out. So, it’s perhaps not crazy to think of harnessing tidal movements for energy …

Saunas protect middle-aged men against heart attacks

Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna can actually prolong life for middle-aged men<p>The Finns describe them as the ‘poor man’s pharmacy’ and now researchers have proved that saunas are indeed beneficial to health.<p>Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna does more than work up …

Inside Ashton Kutcher's celebrity-powered viral media empire, which no one knows exists

It's called A+, and in a little over a year, it's gone from irrelevancy to being one of the top 50 most popular websites in the United States. It has grown off the back of "stories that make a difference and create positive change" — and by leveraging Ashton Kutcher's massive following on social …

Lil Wayne

Tetris-Like Puzzle Game 'Shades' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

The "super simple, surprisingly challenging" puzzle game <i>Shades</i>, by developer UOVO, has been named by Apple as this week's App of the Week. Launched last year, and also featured in the App Store's "Best New Games" section, the game usually costs $1.99 to download.<p>The game takes inspiration from …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

Costa Rica

Call it the iWatch & We'll Kill You

<i>(NSFW: Language)</i> CollegeHumor pokes fun at Apple’s self-inflicted branding dilemma now that it’s resorted to adding “Apple” instead of “i” to its …

Technology

Warren Buffett's 'Two-List' Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful.<p>Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to …

Self-improvement

How Peter Thiel teaches Stanford students to create billion-dollar monopolies (in 3 quotes)

Stanford continued its wildly overcrowded How to Start a Startup course today with Silicon Valley’s outspoken libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel. The course is curated by Sam Altman, head of startup incubator Y Combinator. Each week, the course brings in another technology celebrity to share the …

Designing for Word of Mouth

How consumer mobile startups build “word of mouth” into their product.<p>There are only a handful of channels that mobile/web products can use to grow …

Product Management