J Ruiz Isenberg

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Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett All Use This Ancient Philosophy to Build Wealth | Inc.com

Granted, philosophy may not sound like the most exciting subject to learn about in this day and age--how could the thoughts and opinions of ancient Greek philosophers of 300 BC, and dazzling minds such as Cicero, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius, possibly engage us in 2017?<p>In truth, the better question …

Jeff Bezos

Otto may be the smallest smart lock out there — and the most expensive

If you want a smart lock, you have to be willing to stick a big, ugly hunk of metal on your door — it's pretty much unavoidable: be it upstarts like August and Latch or traditional lockmakers like Kwikset and Schlage. Every smart lock is huge.<p>But today, a startup called Otto is debuting its first …

This plant-based water filter works like a tiny Amazon rainforest

We take water for granted far too often. Whole civilizations have fallen as a result of over-exploiting water sources, according to Royal College of …

This personal cargo robot can move your stuff as fast as a bicycle

As manufacturer of the Vespa, Piaggio already has plenty of experience making stylish two-wheeled vehicles.<p>Now, an offshoot of the firm, Piaggio Fast …

High-end audio as a fashion statement: The Shinola Runwell turntable

Shinola is passionate about making great looking and sounding audio products in the US.<p>Detroit-based Shinola has made a splash with its stylish watches, bicycles and bags, but I wasn't expecting them to produce a high-end turntable, and certainly not one as beautiful as the Runwell. I listened and …

Audiophile

Protect your privacy during Trump’s reign: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, …

Every LTE call, text, can be intercepted, blacked out, hacker finds

<b>Ruxcon</b> Emergency fail over provisions abusedHacker Wanqiao Zhang of Chinese security house Qihoo 360 has blown holes in 4G LTE networks by detailing …

Information Security

Solar-compatible power bank can replace a generator

Jackery describes its Power Pro as a 578-Wh battery-power generator that can simultaneously charge and power whatever you need on the road just as …

Essential long-haul flight kit to make your next volitation super smooth

By T3 Magazine<p>Long-haul travel is rarely enjoyable, so any tech to ease the struggle is worth investigating. Here are six pieces of tech that we …

Long Haul

Better Online Privacy With Betterspot VPN Router

Online security is a big issue and Betterspot VPN Router wants to solve this once and for all. There’re all the sites that track you and collect your …

Wi-Fi

11 wireless earbud headphones that aren't the Apple AirPods

If you aren't ready to pick up the Apple AirPods and hitch yourself to the Apple wagon, check out this roundup of wireless earbud alternatives.<p>Early impressions of the Apple wireless AirPods had us worried the little white earbuds wouldn't work with non-Apple sources, but the new W1 chip is …

Consumer Tech

Startup Company Introduces Rotary Engine That Weighs Four Pounds

Connecticut-based startup LiquidPiston announced today that it has built a compact engine powerful enough to drive a go-kart. The firm’s X Mini engine weighs just four pounds and has just three moving parts, yet it can produce 3 horsepower, enough to serve as a replacement for a roughly 40-pound …

Go-karts

The Eerie Similarities Between Tesla and a Failed 1940s Car Company

Tesla can learn from the lessons of Tucker.<p>Preston Tucker launched a car company shortly after World War II. Those who saw "Tucker: The Man and His Dream," starring Jeff Bridges know the general outline of the man who raised millions in a stock offering only to be dragged into federal court and …

Review: LG’s USB-C-enabled 4K Monitor lends single cable simplicity to 12″ MacBook owners, but not without some compromises

If you’re looking for a 4K display that can be paired with your 12″ MacBook via a single USB-C cable, then your options are fairly limited. It seems that LG is one of the few display makers that has such a monitor available for sale.<p>LG’s 27UD88-W is a 27″ USB-C-enabled display. Its USB-C port …

Gear & Gadgets

This iPhone App Blocks Behavior-Tracking Ads and Evades Blocker-Blockers

The age of the ad-blocker-blocker-blocker is here.<p>Amid the ongoing chaos of the ad-blocking wars, a two-person team of privacy activists have launched Better, a new content-blocking app for iOS with a slightly different approach that seems to evade the blocker-detection schemes of several major …

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

<b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …

Spinn’s unique coffee brewer brings ‘third wave’ roasters to your countertop

There’s no shortage of ways to get a satisfactory caffeine fix these days, and some of them are mighty high-tech. Spinn Coffee’s new machine, demonstrated onstage at Disrupt NY today, claims one of the most high-tech of all — but this elaborate centrifugal brewing method may be the most versatile, …

Yes, the jet-powered hoverboard is real, and yes, the creator has crashed it

Jet fuel can melt steely skepticism<p>One of the most talked about things this week was a strange video of a man who appeared to have a real life jet-powered hoverboard. The video was published by Zapata Racing, which has made water-powered versions of these flying machines for a few years now. The …

11 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, director of online content at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

Thino Power Bank Boasts Fast Charging, Reversible USB and More

We introduced the sleek concept portable charger several months ago. Now the sleek Thino power bank has been available along with its fast chairing, …

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How to update Siri Remote firmware

Apple has built a hidden feature into the tvOS operating system which allows them, or the user, to update the firmware software of the Siri Remote …

Smart TV

Chinese company tests turbine-driven electric super car

Chinese company Techrules brings a svelte carbon fiber supercar to Geneva, showing off a new type of hybrid electric drivetrain.<p>What Chinese company Techrules brought to the Geneva auto show looks like many of the other exotic cars in nearby booths -- a low-slung, carbon fiber-bodied wedge of speed …

Supercars

A radical calendar would eliminate time zones and leap years

Imagine living in a world where Christmas always falls on a Monday.<p>There's no more February 29 every four years, as there will be in 2016. And it's the same time everywhere in the world.<p>That's some of the changes we'd see in the <i>Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar</i>, if it's ever implemented. We'd also …

This machine promises to cook it all -- and with Wi-Fi, too (hands on)

The Gourmia GKM9000 is a multicooker loaded with Wi-Fi, an interactive screen and a mobile app that lets you monitor your food from a distance. The gadget will make its debut alongside a bounty of kitchen appliances at the International Home + Housewares Show next month.<p>In a case of "more is more," …

Smart Homes

More on the Apple Pencil

I wrote a post last week about falling in love with the iPad Pro after previously deciding it wasn’t worth my money or attention. I’ve had it over a …

Seven essential baking accessories

<i>This article was taken from the March 2016 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Is the Valkyrie Co50 a test case for the FAA’s willingness to innovate?

You wouldn’t think that an iPad in an airplane is a big deal, but when it’s used as part of flight control, it’s not only big, it’s verboten.<p>Three …

Riversimple launches a 250 mpg hydrogen-powered car

UK transportation company Riversimple just revealed their 250 mpg hydrogen-powered car for the masses, called Rasa. Designed by Chris Reitz, who …

This Startup Just Launched With A New Way to Turn Seawater into Hydrogen

People don’t really talk about the “hydrogen economy” like they did a decade ago. It’s a dream to use hydrogen to power vehicles, and generate …