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Google updates 2D physics engine LiquidFun with Chrome extension and iOS support

Google today announced the release of LiquidFun 1.1, an update to the open-sourced 2D physics engine originally released last December. New in today’s release is browser support and this allows games using the engine only found on Android devices to be ported over as Chrome extensions. Also new in …

How close are we really to driverless cars?

Google’s driverless car prototype makes autonomous cars look like they’re right around the corner, but the verdict isn’t out on when they’ll hit your local dealership.<p>For now, we’re stuck with autonomous-inspired features like Cadillac’s “Super Cruise.” According to transportation consultancy Fehr …

China-Africa relations hurt by bad Chinese behaviour, says ambassador

China's foreign ministry has condemned the behaviour of some Chinese citizens in Africa following its ambassador to Tanzania giving an uncommonly frank newspaper interview in which he decried the "bad habits" of his compatriots.<p>In the interview, Lu Xinsheng said Chinese businessmen smuggle ivory …

Vc View: Investable Trends

<b>Hewlett-Packard began</b> in 1939 in a Palo Alto, Calif. garage and is known as Silicon Valley’s first startup. But the first use of the term “Silicon Valley” would come 32 years later. Don Hoefler, a writer, used it in 1971 to label a series of stories in the weekly newspaper <i>Electronic News</i>. “Silicon” …

Mindfulness Improves Reading Ability, Working Memory, and Task-Focus, say UC Santa Barbara Researchers

If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again –– and breathe, and focus. According to a study by researchers at the …

7 Reasons Work Stress & Well-Being Made Noise in 2013

When Gallup announced 70% of the U.S. workforce was either disengaged or miserable in its 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, perhaps it was not an astounding revelation in a new world of work governed by uncertainty.<p><b>A Snapshot</b><p>Work overload, lack of career advancement, stagnant salaries, …

The Mindful Revolution

The raisins sitting in my sweaty palm are getting stickier by the minute. They don't look particularly appealing, but when instructed by my teacher, …