Jen McGinnis

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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

Pixar's Pete Docter Promises 'Inside Out' Will Break New Ground

The studio's new film, coming next summer, is set in the mind of an 11-year-old girl and will take viewers to mental regions like Long-Term Memory …

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

Disney Launches Disney Movies Anywhere, An iTunes-Integrated App Where Fans Can Build Their Movie Library

The Walt Disney Studios is launching a new app today for iOS devices and the web called Disney Movies Anywhere, giving users a place where they can watch the Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films that they’ve purchased, while also finding new ones.<p>The app isn’t intended as a competitor to digital content …

What the tech business hasn't yet grasped about human nature

BARCELONA -- It's pretty clear from Facebook's ascent that businesses nowadays understand our need to connect with friends and family is a big deal.<p>But what about our need to be bored, to be surprised, and to get away from it all?<p>Those are among the parts of human nature that could be a big deal …

'SunSprite' Solar-Powered Bluetooth Device Measures Optimal Sun Exposure

With Apple hiring numerous medical professionals for its rumored iWatch project, and many new fitness and other types of health-related devices coming to market, wearable health-data tracking devices are proving extremely popular.<p>A new device launching today on IndieGogo is SunSprite, a wearable …

CONSUMER REPORTS: Tesla Model S Is The Best Car You Can Buy

Elon Musk's upstart automaker has been on a roll today: Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas raised his price target to $320, from $153, sending the stock skyrocketing.<p>And now, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S the best overall car of 2014, it announced this afternoon. Here's why:<p>Sure, you can …

Tesla

AT&T adding unlimited international messaging to Mobile Share plans on February 28th

Starting February 28th, AT&T's Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value plans will include unlimited messaging to most countries across the globe. Customers will be able to send texts to 190 countries without worrying about extra charges; photo and video messages are also included, though there you're …

Mobile World Congress in Pictures 2.25.14

Google Expands Underwater Street View To New Locations

Google today added a couple of new locations to its underwater Street View imagery collection, including a number spots around Monaco, Cancun and Isla Mujeres.<p>Google unveiled underwater Street View back in 2012 and has been expanding it (very) slowly ever since. The company has partnered with the …

Apple formalizes iBeacon Bluetooth spec in the hopes of wider adoption

Several companies and organizations have already come forward to test out iOS7's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology for tasks like shopping and navigation, but it could become a lot more commonplace in the near future. That's because the Cupertino company has quietly released the iBeacon …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

The Unexpected Benefits of Rapid Prototyping

I had the great pleasure of hosting my dear friend David Kelley for a talk and on-stage conversation at the Rotman School last week. Apart from designing objects like the first commercial mouse, David is famous for being one of the earliest proponents of user-centered design and for being the …

Hollywood studios owed millions by China

Hollywood studios have not been paid by the organisation which represents Chinese cinema distributors for a number of months, a period during which blockbusters such as Skyfall, Man of Steel and Star Trek Into Darkness have pulled in hundreds of millions of dollars at the local box office, …

Yahoo!

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to Make Late-Night Debut on 'Daily Show'

The city's first Democratic mayor in two decades sits down with Jon Stewart on Monday.<p>Newly elected New York City mayor <b>Bill de Blasio</b> is heading to</i> …

Bill de Blasio

What Hollywood tells us about war and poverty

World Bank study recommends 51 films using development as a plot device - sometimes at expense of accuracy and complexity<p>International development is just about at the bottom of the list of things that the average westerner thinks about each day. News organisations are closing their foreign …

China teams up with Hollywood for terracotta army superhero movie

A Chinese superhero movie based on the world famous terracotta army sculptures is moving closer to fruition with the help of US studios, according to the South China Morning Post.<p>Titled either Super Terracotta Warriors or Rise of the Terracotta Warriors, according to different reports, the project …

Dylan Farrow Pens Open Letter: Woody Allen 'Sexually Assaulted Me' at Age 7

UPDATED: The adopted daughter of the director and Mia Farrow wrote a first person account in The New York Times detailing the allegation. In a …

Seth Meyers' Final 'SNL': 4 Things to Watch For

Melissa McCarthy is the host, but all eyes will be on the departing Weekend Update co-anchor.<p><i>Updated: Meyers got an all-star sendoff on SNL. Read the</i> …

MTV Taps Elli Hakami as EVP of Current Series and Programming

The BBC Worldwide Productions exec is the latest addition to the Viacom net under programming president Susanne Daniels.<p>MTV has tapped BBC Worldwide …

Reality TV

Introducing Fast Company’s Most Creative People In Business 1000

They’re an innovative community, a well of creative inspiration, and the source of breaking news across the quickly changing industries Fast Company covers. Get to know the MCP 1000 here.<p>Today <i>Fast Company</i> launches the Most Creative People in Business 1000, a new resource that defines an …

Creativity

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind For $500 Million

Google has beaten out Facebook to acquire London-based Artificial Intelligence company DeepMind — for an amount alleged to be in excess of $500 million.<p>DeepMind was founded by neuroscientist and chess prodigy Demis Hassabis, as well as Skype and Kazaa developer Jaan Tallin, and researcher Shane …

Artificial Intelligence

Yeah! Movies Brings DVD-Style Extras To The iPad

If you’re a movie nerd, then you’re going to freak out about Yeah! Movies. It’s an iPad app which lets you stream many great films (<i>Kill Bill</i>, <i>A Nightmare on Elm Street</i>, <i>Mad Max</i>, <i>Blade Runner</i>, <i>Caddyshack</i> and so on, but it doesn’t stop there. You also get around 500 “curated extras” with every movie …

Kill Bill

Red Bull TV Ramps Onto Apple TV Lineup

Apple TV got an extra shot of adrenaline this morning with the addition of Red Bull TV to the device’s channel listings.<p>As the first branded-content channel to be added to Apple TV, the channel offers viewers action-sports videos produced by energy-drink maker, along with live programming, films, …

Smart TV

The 7 Values That Drive IDEO

Clients often ask me how we built IDEO's creative culture. For 20 years, I did a lot of hand-waving and gave vague answers. Then, about a year ago, …

Design

Thinking Cap

Sword + Fern<br>with Kerby Ferris<p>Two of the most beautiful wingnuts we know permitted us a brief glimpse into their collaborative, poetic, finely tuned …

Sumner Redstone Uncensored: Murdoch Divorce, Brad Pitt's Exit, Succession Plans

The combative 90-year-old mogul sits down with THR at his home and expounds on whether CBS should buy Sony's studio, why Rupert Murdoch was right to …