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Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

Microsoft's new universal Windows apps run everywhere, from phones to the Xbox One

Microsoft is introducing universal Windows apps, a way for developers to create a single app that works across Windows phones, tablets, PCs, and the Xbox One. "All of us want the same app experiences across all devices," David Treadwell, a Microsoft operating system executive said while introducing …

These Are The Only 3 Interview Questions You Need To Prepare For

Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, says in a recent LinkedIn post that preparing for an interview is difficult. "In most cases we practice the answers to a long list of possible questions. The problem is that this can leave you over-prepared, …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Going Paperless: Answers to Your Questions on Paperless Lifestyle

First, let me say thank you to everyone who asked questions. There were 28 questions and I’ve tried to answer them all below, and it has made for an …

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs an Editor

Two "blog posts from PR hell" taught me the importance of checking with others before writing anything that expresses a potentially controversial opinion.<p>The recent brouhaha over Sam Adams, Guinness, and Heineken beer pulling their sponsorships from the St. Patrick's Day parades in New York and …

Same-sex Marriage

STUDY: 5-Second Rule Is Real

The "five-second rule" is one of those "laws" that prevails through our formative years. Though science has generally accepted the idea that within a five-second window any food dropped on the floor is fair game for consumption, it hasn't exactly supported it. Until now. New research from Britain …

An iPhone Loyalist’s First Few Weeks With Android

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil</i><p>A year ago, I wrote a post titled “Silicon Valley Slowly Awakens To Android.” Recently, I purchased a Nexus 5 as we develop and begin the …

Fund this: The Right Arm is a tablet stand like no other

When you think of a tablet stand, you probably picture a case or kickstand that props the screen up on a table for typing, movie viewing, video chats, and the like.<p>But what if you could position your tablet just about anywhere -- across your bed while you're lying in it, above your desk while …

Standing Desks

Finally, here come the 64-bit Windows 8.1 tablets

At least one major PC maker is expected to show an Intel "Bay Trail" tablet running 64-bit Windows 8.1 at Mobile World Congress, according to a source familiar with upcoming plans for those tablets.<p>Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung are some of the most prominent PC makers to offer Windows …

Tablets

Microsoft now selling Power Keyboard for Lumia 2520 tablet

Owners of Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet who missed out on the free Power Keyboard can now buy one through Microsoft.<p>Packing in a case, keyboard, two USB ports, and a 50 percent boost to battery life, the Power Keyboard was dangled by Nokia as a free accessory to those who preordered the 2520 late last …

Selling

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

'Heini' Himmler: When Nazis Play Cute

<b>(Correction appended January 28, 2014)</b><p>Let’s be honest, there’s something about Nazis that makes them impossible to ignore. Those boots, those …

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Conquering This Emotion Can Make You More Productive

No one likes to procrastinate -- and recognition of that simple fact may be the just the spark you need to get going.<p>No one feels good about procrastinating.<p>That simple fact is giving researchers a powerful tool in their efforts to figure out why we procrastinate, and what we can do about it. While …

Procrastination

V-Tex Makes Drinks Ice Cold in Under 45 Seconds

Retailers and restaurants waste a ton of energy on refrigeration to keep beverages frosty cold for customers. This energy expense is so great that …

European Union

How to Make Sales With a Tablet

It’s a common occurrence when a salesperson makes a proposal: The customer gets on the Internet, finds a cheaper price, and challenges the salesperson to do better. What should the salesperson do? If she’s equipped with a tablet, she can level the playing field. She can use a wide range of apps, …

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

Time Management

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

Looks Can Be Convincing: To Get Promoted, Just Appear Competent

If you’re confident enough, new research suggests, people will think you’re right.<p>In a perfect–or at least more rational world–the most qualified people would rise fastest. But new research suggests that just appearing to be competent is as important to getting ahead.<p>How so? Think about why …

How To Work 50 Hours A Week And Still Have Plenty Of Time For Yourself

There are 168 hours in a week. Subtract work and a decent amount of sleep and you’re left with about 65 hours. Math!<p>Whenever people ask me how they can start spending their time better, I say that the first step is knowing how you’re spending your time now. Over the past few years, I’ve kept track …

How to Create Websites Without Learning to Code

In May, Scroll Kit, a New York-based startup that lets users create websites without learning a single line of code, attempted to showcase its skills …

Pay For Your Next Meal With Your Face

The world's first facial recognition payment system lets you ditch your credit card.<p>Finland-based company Uniqul is preparing to release a payment system that uses facial recognition software to link a customer with his or her bank account. Instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods (which …

Games for the weekend: Zombie Fish Tank

<i>Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be</i> …

How to market your app yourself and take it front page

<b>You've had an idea. It's a brilliant, bound-to-make a million idea for an app.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessPayback timeRooted in techTech finds profit in poo in DubaiBringing Lebanon's designers onlineTracking Miss Daisy<p>During those long cold days spent at the allotment, tending your …

20 gadgets for the ultimate connected home

Smart but simple<p>The dream of having the ultimate connected home can sometimes turn into a nightmare. A complicated set-up process, iffy apps and a …

Smart Homes

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The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …