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Excise Duty Exceeds Cost Of Fuel Production In India

<i>Frequent hikes in excise duty which have occured five times in a year, has caused the amount of taxes to exceed the total cost of production of</i> …

Autos (India)

9 Reasons Why Lazy People Are Actually The Smartest

<i>'I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.' - Bill Gates</i><p>Let’s admit, being lazy is awesome. …

What is machine learning?

One area of technology that is helping improve the services that we use on our smartphones, and on the web, is machine learning. Sometimes, the terms machine learning and artificial intelligence get used as synonyms, especially when a big name company wants to talk about its latest innovations, …

Machine Learning

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Snapseed For Android And iOS Gets A Big Update

Popular photo editing app Snapseed has finally got its Material Design overhaul. Sadly, that overhaul seeps onto the iOS app as well. Still then, the …

SanDisk iXpand Review: Must-Have Storage Accessory For iPhone And iPad

Pros: <br>Incredibly easy-to-use; Swift data transfers; Supports multiple video formats; Excellent build quality.<p>Cons: <br>Needs to be charged;</b> …

Google is pursuing the development of next-gen battery technology

While it seems as though current lithium-ion batteries in the tech world are slowly improving, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for companies to build high-end devices that won’t waste precious battery life. A number of research labs and universities are trying to solve this battery …

Who’s next? The restructuring begins in the oil and gas business

When I wrote a week ago that the next phase in the energy business would be about restructuring, I hadn’t expected the process to start quite so …

Fortune.com

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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, …

Three Years After the BP Spill, Tar Balls and Oil Sheen Blight Gulf Coast

The rest of the U.S. may have moved on, but along the coast where oil drifted to shore, residents are still waiting for some kind of closure.<p>April 20 marks the three-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which took the lives of 11 men and resulted in the largest oil spill in American …

New Ultra-Light Nanotube Aerogels Could Clean Up Oil Spills

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created low-density, super-strong aerogels made of carbon nanotubes that could be key to cleaning …

Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP, Is Destroying Gulf Marine Life, Scientists Say

<i>From TakePart's David Kirby:</i><p>Three years ago, when BP’s Deepwater Horizon began leaking some 210 million gallons of Louisiana Crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. government allowed the company to apply chemical “dispersants” to the blossoming oil slick to prevent toxic gunk from reaching the …

Oil sands country: Remote region at the heart of the Keystone controversy

While the possible construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has made for contentious disagreements from the halls of Congress to ranches in Nebraska, the real environmental debate begins in a place most Americans have never heard of.<p>Nearly 700 miles north of the U.S.-Canada border sits Fort …

How To Setup Google Contact Sync on the iPad

Google has made some changes this year to how Google Contacts sync with iOS devices. For years I had just setup Google Sync as an Exchange account in Settings on the iPad and iPhone and it has worked beautifully for me. It had been especially good whenever I got a new iPad or iPhone – as all I had …

Google’s Next Group of Gadgets Will Blow You Away, Says Eric Schmidt

Google chairman Eric Schmidt is spending a lot of time on the road right now — he’s got a new book to promote — but he has popped into Google’s …

BlackBerry Q10 (the one with the keyboard) comes to Canada April 30th

Pricing is confirmed, but BlackBerry fans in the US are still waiting for news.<p>When RIM renamed itself BlackBerry and launched its new BlackBerry 10 …

A Dozen Ways to Use the New LinkedIn Mentions

LinkedIn launched Mentions this morning, a new way for members to engage in professional conversations by mentioning connections and companies on the …

Report claims Google in talks to acquire WhatsApp for $1 billion

Google is in talks to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, claims a Digital Trend report.<p>Google and WhatsApp have been talking for "four or five weeks," according to Digital Trends, citing a person who claims to have knowledge of the negotiations. So far, WhatsApp has been able to …

Apps

Google Fiber Is Coming to Austin, Eventually

So it’s increasingly looking like Austin, Texas, is going to be the second market for Google Fiber.<p>Having yesterday sent out invitations to a bunch …

3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy data rates of up 3Gbps have are indeed feasible. The boost comes from its latest enhancements, allowing …

How to Deal with a Toxic Client

Law firms have a hard-earned reputation for being really tough places to work. Today I see an increasing amount of toxicity in those firms. Over the past couple of decades, I’ve met with partners and managing partners at regional and national law firms, who have not infrequently found themselves …

Project Managers Should Share Their Stress

Project managers tend to hold their cards pretty close to the vest. Sure, they may post or circulate some sort of general progress chart. But the telling, nitty-gritty details — percent complete, cost overruns, and so on — usually stay on a private little spreadsheet, safely tucked away in the PM’s …

When Tracking Projects, Ignore Your Accountants

Do you get regular reports from your company’s accountants about how your projects are doing financially? Those reports should come with a big red warning label: DANGER — MAY NOT BE ACCURATE.<p>It isn’t the accountants’ fault. They’re just following what’s known as Generally Accepted Accounting …