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Why the CIA Killed Imad Mughniyeh

It was paying back a generation-old blood debt.<p>The CIA doesn’t assassinate often anymore, so when it does the agency picks its targets carefully. The story uncovered last weekend by the <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Newsweek</i> the CIA’s reported role in the February 2008 assassination of Hezbollah master …

How To Make A Business Introduction

I’m old enough that I learned to make introductions as a kid. It was a different world. My four older sisters and I wore white gloves when we got dressed up for formal occasions. We had rabbit’s-fur muffs, too. A muff is a fuzzy barrel with openings at both ends. We put our hands in there on cold …

New ultra secure cell phone, Blackphone, is reportedly flying off the shelves

There is, apparently, a big demand for commercially available encrypted smartphones perhaps impervious to the data demands of spy agencies and cyber criminals worldwide.<p>Indeed, Toby Weir-Jones says sales of his new ultra-encrypted smartphone, called the Blackphone, are flying off the shelves since …

Best and Worst Buys at Trader Joe’s

There are plenty of good deals to be had at this low-priced grocery chain, but not everything is a bargain.<p>There are plenty of reasons the …

Hello, HP Stream 14: A $199 Windows laptop aimed squarely at the Chromebook market

HP will help lead the charge toward lower-priced Microsoft Windows computers this year with an expected $199 laptop called the HP Stream 14. Details …

Japanese giant Rakuten is getting ready to challenge Amazon in the U.S.

Japan’s largest online retailer is gearing up for possible entry into the U.S. market. Rakuten just bought an e-commerce app called Slice, which is U.S. based, in an attempt to broaden its offerings enough to compete with the likes of Amazon and eBay.<p>Slice compiles information from users’ emails — …

Navdy’s Heads-Up Display Wants To Be The Safer Alternative To Using Your Smartphone While Driving

Frustrated with using the built-in infotainment system and his phone in his car, Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, decided to create a Google Glass-reminiscent heads-up display to create a new and safer way to interact with smartphones while driving.<p>Now I know what you’re thinking — why is he …

USB devices can secretly infect computers, researchers say

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1099000/1099384_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531883141_73633d5774fe4269ae1b8d379271e18a<p><b>Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.</b><p>Berlin-based …

Cybersecurity

China Doesn’t Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film ‘Web Junkie’

The directors of the documentary Web Junkie on how they infiltrated a Chinese Internet addiction clinic—and got the teenage boys to tell their …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

There is more to mobile web development than just HTML, Javascript and CSS

There are three main technology choices to consider when building apps for smart devices; web, native, and hybrid.<p>Web apps are built and deployed to …

Def Con attendees get tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

Since Edward Snowden helped reveal wide-scale government snooping programs, the conspiracy-oriented elements of the cyber-security community have become a little more emboldened.<p>Many describe the series of news articles that resulted from Snowden's leaks as a seminal moment, when their more …

Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App

Depending on your designer and the size of your website, a responsive Web design often takes far less time to create then does a mobile app since there’s no app store approval or extensive guidelines to follow as compared to what Google Play, the Apple app store and the Windows Phone app store …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Would you rock a high-end Android flip phone?

Save for the standard wafer style smartphone, practically all other form factors are dead.<p>Last year around this time, I revisited all the old form …

In dry California, water goes to those who drill the deepest

DUCOR, Calif. – The only sign of life sprouting out of a vast expanse of land in this unincorporated corner of Tulare County is a large drilling rig and two trucks laden with 1,000-foot-long drill pipes.<p>Men in hard hats work round the clock in sweltering 100-plus degree temperatures and in the …

How Do You Spot a Narcissist? Just Ask

Narcissus got a bad rap. Sure, the guy was self-absorbed—what with all that staring at his own reflection in a stream. But once he fell in and …

Psychology

Carroll: Is organic food better for you?

<i>Editor's note: Aaron E. Carroll is a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the director of its Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. He blogs about health policy at The Incidental Economist and tweets at @aaronecarroll. The opinions expressed in</i> …

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

This Gadget Can Charge Your Phone in the Middle of the Woods Using Only Water and a Flame

In the woods with a dead cellphone? You aren’t up the creek without a paddle if you have this nifty gadget.<p>BioLite — a company that uses thermoelectric technology to build advanced stoves for outdoor adventures and emergency preparedness scenarios — designed a kettle that can charge your phone with …

9 Money-Saving Items to Pack on Your Next Cruise

<i>Daniel Dudek-Corrigan / Flickr</i><p>Almost every cruise passenger has experienced the "why didn't I bring it" moment at some point or another. After hours of strategically packing your bag with items to curb shipboard expenses, it's easy to overlook how add-ons (think poolside cocktails and spa …

5 Things to Consider Before Leaving Your Job for Your Startup

Leaving your job for your startup is going to be absolutely brutal, so think hard about what making the move will really entail before deciding whether you're ready.<p>My co-founder in MixedMade just quit his job. Let me paint the picture for you:<p>Casey is incredibly talented, smart, and has a knack …

Employment

Warren Buffett's Completely Simple Advice for Business Success

Warren Buffett is smart, talented, and incredibly hard working, but this single, simple mantra has kept him on the path to wealth and success.<p>Make no mistake about it, Warren Buffett is rich--$63.5 billion rich. In fact, only 67 of the 200 countries listed by the United Nations have a GDP that is …

Self-improvement

7 Tips to Being a Power Networker

Networking. It's a dirty job, but--no, it isn't. Here's how to get the most from a fun part of your job.<p>Networking can be a very fun, very enjoyable, and very fulfilling part of your professional career if you do it right. Though not everyone is a natural at it, you may not realize (especially if …

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Milton Glaser on Why You Should Only Work With People You Like

Design guru Milton Glaser explains why your relationship with your co-workers will ultimately determine your success.<p>For legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser, working with people--or for people--that you don't like is a recipe for failure.<p>According to Glaser, the only time he ever accomplished …

Graphic Design

Marc Andreessen's Advice For Any Company Looking For Funding | Inc.com

On Twitter, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen was asked for the "most important tip" for any startup looking to get funding from his firm, Andreessen Horowitz.<p>His advice comes via Steve Martin, and it's perfect:<p>This, of course, applies to anyone in any walk of life. He followed up with a little …

Marc Andreessen

Are You Small Enough to Chew a Giant?

Small is big today.<p>In category after category, smaller companies are taking market share from big corporations. It’s happened in the automobile industry, where dozens of niche competitors like Kia, Honda, Hyundai, Fiat, Subaru, Jeep, Volkswagen, Mini Cooper, and more nibble share away from their …

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