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How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

Time Management

The Rise Of Unlocked Smartphones Will Transform The U.S. Wireless Market

Between Apple’s new upgrade program and a wave of cheap unlocked handsets, consumers are about to be enlightened.<p>A few years ago, you’d have been crazy to buy a new phone without your wireless carrier’s blessing.<p>At least in the United States, locking yourself into a two-year contract was the …

Wireless

Mattel and Google teamed up to make VR kid friendly, and they got pretty darn close

Mattel thinks it’s cracked the code to making virtual reality kid friendly.<p>The 70-year-old toy company, under the guidance of Google, released its Cardboard-powered View-Master on Friday. After going hands-on with the nostalgic headset this week, we’ve reached a verdict.<p>For tech-savvy parents, kid …

Ignite your predictive analytics with Spark

Why are people talking about Apache Spark? It’s because many organizations are using the myriad features of this open source engine to boost their …

Big Data

Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders

People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence …

The Startup That Resurrected Matt Damon's and Ben Affleck's Long-Lost Project Greenlight | Inc.com

Long ago, when the internet was still YouTube-less, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck had something of a radical idea: use the internet to discover the next great unknown filmmakers.<p>Through their production company, LivePlanet, they launched <i>Project Greenlight</i> in 2000 as an online contest that invited …

Ben Affleck

At Under 400 Calories, These Slow-Cooker Meals Equal Weight-Loss Success

Slow and steady wins the weight-loss race, but slow and steady also makes it happen when it comes to low-calorie meals. Dust off the ol' slow cooker and whip up these meals — full of flavor, fiber, and protein, and all under 400 calories.

Healthy Eating

New research tool can improve battery life by 16%

Battery life is among the biggest concerns for smartphone users ever since screens started growing and technology within our cellphones evolved. So far our best solution is providing a larger battery, but until a new type of energy source shows up there are also plenty of software improvements that …

Batteries

7 Reasons Companies Should Never Hire an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

I started my first company at the age of 25 after every job I had frustrated me. When I made the Inc. 500 list at 35 years old, I joined the Entrepreneurs' Organization and was suddenly introduced to thousands of other entrepreneurs with whom I had something significant in common; we apparently …

Entrepreneurship

A secret option in your Android phone can help make it work faster

It involves enabling a secret menu reserved for developers and changing some settings.<p>But don't worry, it's extremely easy to do and completely reversible, harmless to your device, and it should take all of two minutes.<p>This will work with most Android phones running the latest version of Android …

Android News

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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Gaming

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers | Inc.com

If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our tests--which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing--the Charge HR is more accurate at counting steps …

Wearable Tech

Update: Why 2015 Will Bring the Death of Email Overload | Inc.com

RIP, traditional email. It was great knowing you. We've tried to get along, but you are a pesky, annoying nuisance. Don't hit the SMTP server on your way out, OK?<p>That's right: In 2015, email is taking a backseat compared to a few alternative ways to communicate more effectively--those emerging …

Apps

Tis the Season for Giving: 10 Free PDFs for Your Home Games!

Christmas is fast approaching and that means that gifts are being bought for every child and semi-distant relative. The malls are packed with hordes …