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The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The Brain

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Become a Web security expert and take your career to the next level, with the ultimate bundle to learn about protecting your WordPress projects, web apps, local networks and Mac desktops.<p>Learn from experts in the know with over 40 hours of video as they take you through the ins and outs of ethical …

This Startup Saved Itself From Bankruptcy With A Brilliant Idea To Change How Auto Insurances Work

"We're pretty much out of money," Weisberg told his employees. "Only one of you will get paid this month."<p>BodyShopBids, a mobile app that provided estimates and auto shop contacts to users who sent in their car wreck photos, was clearly a dying business.<p>Although a novel idea — Groupon founder Eric …

Insurance

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Android News

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

Why is Sony's mobile business in the red?

If you had a read of our “state of the industry” piece last week, you will probably have noticed that Sony was missing from a few of the charts in key regions. Not only that, but the company posted a $1.7 billion loss recently, led by poor smartphone sales.<p>Globally, Sony’s share of smartphone …

Mobile

Hot new TVs for fall 2014

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Android News

Intel launches first 14-nanometre processor for thin fanless PCs

<b>Intel has launched a generation of processors with the smallest transistors ever featured in a commercial product.</b><p>The Core M chip is the first in the family of Intel's next-generation Broadwell processors.<p>Intel had initially aimed to start delivering them to computer makers last year.<p>However, …

Researchers find way to hack Gmail with 92 percent success rate

A weakness in Android, Windows, and iOS mobile operating systems could be used to obtain personal information.<p>Researchers at the University of California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the University of Michigan have identified a weakness they believe to exist across Android, Windows, …

Apps

How Can We Make Recruiting Better?

Recruiting is broken. In fact, it is so broken that almost no one I have ever talked to about the subject has offered up a point of disagreement. Not one person has said, “I love recruiting” or “We find that recruiting works just great for us.” Among the Valley’s cognoscenti, today’s startup truism …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>There are few better “hacks” in …

Photoshop Composite of 300+ Hours & 1000 Layers|Whimsical New York

In 1960, the fact that I could write from my couch, and send this out instantly for you to read on your own, or whatever cozy spot you’ve taken up …

How it Works: Sony’s Super-Fast Hybrid AF Explained

One of the most exciting things about Sony’s new A6000 is the crazy-fast AF system that’s been built in. At just 0.06 seconds of lag, the A6000 …

Lomography Konstruktor review: the $35 camera you build yourself

As camera-makers trim their point-and-shoot lines in the face of encroaching smartphones, one company is keeping the faith and doing what it's done for the past three decades. Lomography's wide range of film cameras dates back to the early ‘90s, when some students in Vienna discovered the potential …

The awakening of Android's sleeping giant: the Sony story

Sony was once an electronics giant. Combining innovation with quality enabled it to dominate the premium end of the market. In recent years, this worldwide conglomerate has had to look beyond electronics to find profit through its entertainment and financial services divisions. The electronics …

Televisions

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …