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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Fire Phone vs. LG G3: Amazon’s big phone against LG’s spec powerhouse

Amazon’s highly anticipated smartphone event occurred today and the company announced its first venture in the smartphone game with the Amazon Fire …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Cuts Prices for OneDrive, Cranks Up Office Bonus to 1TB

The cloud wars have begun.<p>On the heels of Apple announcing cheap rates for iCloud storage and Amazon's unlimited free photo uploads for the Fire …

Apple’s assemblers prepare for iPhone 6 with huge hiring spree

Foxconn and Pegatron — the two leading manufacturers set to produce the iPhone 6 — have been on a massive hiring spree as of late.<p>According to Taiwan’s <i>Economic Daily News,</i> Foxconn will recruit in excess of 100,000 new workers in mainland China to help assemble Apple’s much-anticipated next …

Apple 'iWatch' hype is building toward iPhone-like levels

The buzz around the iWatch, which will likely make its debut in time for the Christmas shopping season, has been getting noticeably louder in the past few days.<p>Several media outlets have uncovered new details about the “iWatch” in the past few days:<p>The Chinese website <i>Laoyaoba</i> says the iWatch is now …

Big Touch ID Improvements Coming this Fall?

Apple's Touch ID may be getting more than just software enhancements this fall. The fingerprint sensor system is slated to expand beyond unlocking the iPhone 5s and making purchases in the App Store and iTunes. Apple announced at their WWDC event that Touch ID would be accessible to app developers …

Apple

Rumor report: What to expect from iPhone 6

With just months before the expected release of the iPhone 6, rumors continue to roll in about Apple’s next-generation smartphone. Will it have a thinner bezel? A bigger screen? A glowing logo on back? In today’s video, we catch up with all the latest speculation regarding the iPhone 6.<p>Subscribe to …

Robot valet to park travellers’ cars at German airport

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking?<p>Travellers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.<p>An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app.<p>Thomas Koetter says all travellers need to do …

Travelers

Microsoft to MacBook Air owners: We'll pay you $650 to switch to a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is moving beyond marketing and good product design to generate sales: It’s now buying itself marketshare with its new promotion geared to MacBook Air owners.<p>The Windows publisher is giving customers up to $650 in Microsoft store credit if they trade in their Macbook Air laptops (select …

Microsoft offers $650 to MacBook Air owners who swap to Surface Pro 3

After offering $200 for an iPhone or iPad, Microsoft is back with another promotion designed to tempt Apple hardware owners over to its own devices. This time it’s the Surface Pro 3, "the tablet that can replace your laptop" according to Microsoft. The software giant is offering up to $650 when …

Larger iPhones said to go into production next month

Echoing earlier reports, Bloomberg sources say the new models will sport screens measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively.<p>Apple plans to begin production in China next month of two new iPhones sporting larger screens, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>The models, expected to ship to …

Nextgen

Apple iPhone 'kill switch' cuts thefts – and Microsoft and Google are to follow

'Activation lock' introduced with iOS 7 has cut thefts- prompting similar version from Samsung and moves by Microsoft and Google to follow suit<p>Apple's introduction of a "kill switch" in its iPhone software last September has cut thefts of the phones across the board, according to data from London, …

Apple TV's walled garden gets new channel: AOL

Apple adds video from AOL brands like Huffington Post and partners like ESPN, with longer original series and movies from Miramax in the pipeline -- all free, with ads.<p>With the arrival of an AOL video channel on the Apple TV set-top box Tuesday, Apple is now bringing a wide array of free, …

Televisions

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

Google's smart home springs to life: Mercedes, Jawbone, & more tap new Nest API

Google today debuted the Nest smart thermostat developer API with launch partners Mercedes-Benz, Jawbone, IFTTT, Logitech, LIFX, and Whirlpool.<p>Nest announced plans to debut a developer program last year. At that time, Nest senior product manager Greg Hu stressed that Nest always intended to offer a …