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In Formula 1, you have to be amazing just to be average

Going behind the scenes at the French Grand Prix<p>If we ever do colonize Mars, Formula 1 engineers would be the first people I’d want there.<p>Formula 1 is a competition that needs no introduction around the world, but for all of its high-speed glamor and prestige, there’s not a huge amount known about …

French Grand Prix

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

'I am in no way this kind of person': Reddit user who created Trump's CNN body-slam meme apologizes for his racist and anti-Semitic posts

The Reddit user who created a GIF of President Donald Trump body-slamming and punching CNN's logo apologized Tuesday for racist and anti-Semitic comments the user made in the past.<p>"I would like to apologize to the members of the Reddit community for getting this site and this sub embroiled in a …

Donald Trump

5 VC Clauses Entrepreneurs Should Never Ever Accept

Most venture capitalists love presenting astonishingly complex term sheets. They’re in the business of making money and negotiate term sheets for a living. They’re well versed with the potential outcomes of the entrepreneur–venture capitalist relationship and minimise their downside risk as much as …

Baidu’s AI team taught a virtual agent just like a human would their baby

Baidu’s artificial intelligence research team has achieved a significant milestone: teaching a virtual agent “living” in a 2D environment how to navigate its world using natural language commands, by first teaching it language through positive and negative reinforcement. The especially exciting …

Artificial Intelligence

This could be you enjoying a flying Bluetooth speaker disc

Last week I wrote about a new toy called Thumb Chucks. As far as I can tell, they haven’t taken off. Today I come to you with another toy: the Disc Jock-e. It’s a Frisbee that doubles as a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. As much as I want to hate on this invention, I can’t deny it kind of makes …

Watch This Guy Catch a Virtual Reality Ball That Turns Out to Be Real

When you strap on all of the gear required for a modern, immersive, virtual reality experience, you’re all but completely blind to the real world. …

An Uneasy Codependence

Tessarola/iStock<p>Assuming trend lines hold, the eventual shift of global supremacy from the United States to China will be the show of the century. The question is whether it will lead to more conflict or more cooperation.<p>For many U.S. citizens, national identity is wrapped up in being “number one,” …

How One CEO Hit $100M In Sales By Building His Career Through Social Media

When people think about social media marketing, they tend to jump to Facebook ad strategies and content schedules, photography versus video analytics, and engagement rates. But when you really distill down social media to its most fundamental purpose, it is the thing that most often gets forgotten …

Social Media

How Netanyahu Beat Obama

As the Israeli prime minister prepares to meet President Trump, his agenda isn’t much different than it was when he first met Obama. But Netanyahu has changed substantially.<p>On March 3, 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu took a major gamble. Two weeks removed from Israel’s election day, sagging polls showed …

Geico Crushes Its New Pre-roll Ads To Please Viewers - B&T

B&T stops by for a chat with quite possibly the most delightful person on the planet. Brace yourselves - it's Ita time!<p>Posted 17 hours …

Why Everyone At Your Company Should Have This Simple Job Description

For leaders of entrepreneurial organizations, nothing is more important or challenging than building the right team.<p>Startups and small businesses are dynamic environments that require people to think on their feet, identify challenges, and take unilateral action on a regular basis.<p>That’s why we’ve …

Entrepreneurship

This Software Could Revolutionize How Buildings Get Built

Many people who design things for a living are familiar with software configuration tools that work with libraries of objects that graphically come together according to rules. The results might be a walk-through model of a building, a modular office system, or a fantasy world like what everyone …

The mystifying technology paradox everyone's worrying about

It is perhaps the great paradox of this age. Technology is improving our lives, and making some people stupendously rich. But is it actually messing …

Naborly lets landlords screen tenants automagically

Picture this: you own a nice building in San Francisco and you want to rent to some good old-fashioned salt-of-the-earth folks for not much money. I realize this is a fantasy but play along. How do you confirm the tenants you bring in are not a bunch of deadbeats? Naborly has some ideas.<p>The …

Housing

How RFID Chips Are Changing The NFL

The chip technology that’s making your credit card more secure is also bringing big changes to football. This past year, every NFL player got hooked up to the internet with little chips. Equipped into their shoulder pads are now two radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips that wirelessly …

Internet of Things

Teleport on iOS Uses Uber to Deliver Your Friends and Family to You

You can technically hail an Uber for someone else already, but it can be a long, frustrating process. Teleport on iOS makes it super easy to hail an …

I wore the stress-tracking Spire device for a week — and it completely changed how I go about my day

So, I decided to try out the Spire, a wearable stress-tracking device that supposedly uses your breath to help monitor how tense, focused, or calm you are.<p>The logic is simple: When you're stressed, your heart rate tends to pick up, so taking deep breaths can often be a good way to get that heart …

4 Reasons Organizations Fail To Fully Utilize Employees

I regularly ask groups of executives and managers the following question: “How much of your capability and talent does your organization use?” Yes, this is a highly subjective question, but I have been struck by the consistency of the replies I receive. The answer is invariably 40%. Ouch! Remember, …

How The NFL Is Using Big Data

Your fantasy football team just went high tech.<p>Like many businesses, the National Football League is experimenting with big data to help players, fans, and teams alike.<p>The NFL recently announced a deal with tech firm Zebra to install RFID data sensors in players’ shoulder pads and in all of the …

InstaVet Makes It Easy To Schedule A Veterinary House Call

With the recent deluge of on-demand startups, many of us expect to get whatever we want with the push of a button, whether it’s food, a ride or pretty much anything else. So why not medical care for the pets that we love?<p>That’s what Elijah Kliger is hoping to deliver with a service called InstaVet. …

Scientists have found a new trick for completing your goals

Want to lose weight or stick to your gym schedule? Remember a couple times you were able to in the past.<p>Research (paywall) published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology shows that in order to maintain your self-control, one of the best things you can do is to remember just a few instances where …

Deloitte "blows up" annual performance reviews for a nimbler option

by Agnes King<p>Deloitte Australia has scrapped bi-annual performance reviews for 1500 employees starting from June 1 this year, and plans to extend its …

How one startup wants to solve an 'insane' problem for a $400 billion industry

They specialized in helping lawyers with what legal types call "discovery," or the process of sifting through emails and documents to find things relevant to the case at hand.<p>At that point, discovery was done by literally printing out every potentially relevant email for attorneys to sift …

Digital Forensics

Get People to Listen to You When You’re Not Seen as an Expert

One of the most powerful forms of influence, according to psychologist Robert Cialdini’s famous analysis, is authority — often derived from perceived expertise. When a doctor advises us to exercise more, or a Nobel Laureate raises questions about a certain economic policy, we’re likely to pay much …

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 | WIRED

<i>“I imagine that someday I may have a story written about my life and it would be good to have a detailed account of …

The US and Iran are closer in Iraq than people realize — and things are getting ugly

Helen Cooper of The New York Times reports that the US and Iran "have found a template for fighting the Sunni militancy in other parts of Iraq: American airstrikes and Iranian-backed ground assaults" with the Iraqi military serving as a go-between.<p>The US recently provided crucial air support in the …

Middle East

The 'On-Demand Economy' Is Reshaping Companies And Careers

All the householder needs is a credit card and a phone equipped with Handy's app, and everything from spring cleaning to flat-pack-furniture assembly gets taken care of by "service pros" who earn an average of $18 an hour.<p>The company, which provides its service in 29 of the biggest cities in the …

San Francisco