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How Tony Robbins Created an Empire by Being the Most Confident Man on Earth

The world's most famous self-help entrepreneur lets us into his lair.<p>If Tony Robbins told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it? Marc Benioff would. He did.<p>Benioff first discovered the self-help guru as a 28-year-old. The aspiring entrepreneur was working at a big corporation when he began …

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Can This iPad App Improve Your Vision?

Can playing a game on your iPad for 30 minutes really help you see better?<p>According to the creators of the UltimEyes app, the half-game, half-eye …

5 Ways Technology Has Changed Recruiting Forever

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>A recent CareerBuilder report finds that 77 percent of full-time workers are either looking for a new job or are open to a change this year.<p>Candidates who haven’t applied in a couple years will quickly find that the rules are different. Anyone who …

Shopify Lowers Prices For Point Of Sale Plans, Adds Custom Gift Card And Receipt Options

Emerging online and offline commerce giant Shopify is introducing some changes to its retail offerings today, with lower transaction rates across its point of sale (POS) plans and using the Shopify Mobile payments app and dongle. Credit card transactions processed through Shopify now cost only 2.7 …

USAID Defends “Cuban Twitter” Project

On the heels of reports that the US government tried to create a social network in Cuba to destabilize the government, USAID has published an article attempting to set the record straight on its secretive ZunZuneo project.<p>The post details eight points, which we’ll summarize below, that the …

HTC's M8: Get This Smartphone Before It's Too Late?

The latest high-end smartphone from HTC has reached store shelves for only about a week, but early feedback in the developer’s home market Taiwan points to a coming sales boom after a string of failures. Customers often partial toward Samsung smartphones are lining up to fiddle with the 5-inch HTC …

Android Wear: What Developers Need to Know

In our latest Ask a Dev, Android Engineer Sagar Seth discusses how developers can get ready to build for Android Wear, Android's new wearables …

The small print: You're going to have to clean up all that big data

Last year, surveyors checked in with more than 2,000 IT leaders in the U.S. and Canada, and 60 percent believed their organizations lacked accountability for data quality, while more than 50 percent questioned the validity of their data.<p>Recent reports have also uncovered that much of the data …

Spotify Arrives In The Philippines

Music streaming service Spotify is taking another step forward in Asia after it officially launched in the Philippines today on mobile devices, the desktop and the Web. The service first entered Asia in April last year when it arrived in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.<p>Spotify’s latest market …

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

SANDS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys …

Google Glass Just Became an Excellent Way to Live Stream

Google Glass Explorers have a new way to live stream events through Glass.<p>Livestream.com launched its first app for Google Glass, which app allows …

AJA's 4K camera runs $9,000, but nobody will mistake you for a tourist

Though AJA is best known for disk recorders, it's just revealed the 4K CION, its first cinema camera. It'll take on BlackMagic Design and a growing list of 4K DSLRs -- including Sony's new Alpha A7s and the Panasonic GH4. While the $9,000 model loses out on price, AJA is targeting serious users …

Gogo is bringing peak internet speeds of over 70Mbps to international flights

In-flight internet service provider Gogo just revealed a new technology that is expected to deliver peak speeds of over 70Mbps. The new technology is called 2Ku, named for its two Ku-band satellite antennas. The 70Mbps peak speeds are a considerable improvement compared to the 9.8Mbps speeds …

10 insane lessons religious schools are teaching American kids

How private voucher programs are using tax dollars to teach ideology<p>School voucher programs are being debated everywhere you turn — in courtrooms, in state governments, and even in popular culture. Just Thursday, Republicans in Florida tried and failed to expand their state’s voucher program. On …

10 Innocent Hand Gestures You Should Never Use Abroad

Certain gestures that are innocent in the United States mean something completely different (and offensive) overseas. Avoid these 10 hand signals when traveling abroad!<p><b>Peace Sign With Palm Facing Inward</b><p>Trying to order two beers from the bartender or wish someone peace in the United Kingdom, …

9 Things Every First-Time Visitor To Las Vegas Should Know

Before last weekend, I was a Las Vegas virgin.<p>I had never walked the Strip, taken a ride on the New York New York roller coaster, or even gambled. The only things I knew about Vegas were what I had seen on TV.<p>I ended up having a blast — it's impossible not to in Sin City. But there were quite a few …

How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World

It seems a long way from a training shoe created in 1917 to the gaudy and much-coveted street-wear of today, but a new book demonstrates the long and …

How the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Could Have Been Hijacked

In the hours after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, the notion that hijackers were responsible seemed far-fetched. Since the 9/11 attacks, …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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French billionaire to bring 3,000 all-electric hire cars to London

Electric cars have yet to wow British drivers, but that doesn't mean the government is ready to give up on putting more greener vehicles on UK streets. With help from a French billionaire, the city is set to become home to more than 3,000 electric hire cars and 6,000 charging points in the next two …

A Day In The Life: Women Tech Innovators

In 2014, women still represent a small fraction of entrepreneurs, investors, coders and engineers in America. <i>Tell Me More</i> host Michel Martin engages innovative women in tech around the Twitter hashtag #NPRWIT. On the radio, we'll meet women who are driving the rise of the technology sector in this …

InVenture Provides Personal Finance Help And Credit Scores To Underbanked Individuals

There are more than 2.5 billion people without a credit score in the world today, which means that there’s no way for them to find banking help when they need it. A new startup called InVenture is looking to solve that problem, with personal finance tools that not only help the underbanked keep …

Canadian doctor makes anti-Obamacare senator look like a buffoon

Dr. Danielle Martin, V.P. at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital, easily refutes a GOPer’s uninformed talking points<p>Speaking before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, Dr. Danielle Martin, vice president at the Women's College Hospital in Toronto, masterfully showed how to smack down a disingenuous …

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility

In 1988, Bill Moyers produced a series of intelligent, inspiring, provocative conversations with a diverse set of cultural icons, ranging from Isaac Asimov to Noam Chomsky to Chinua Achebe. It was unlike any public discourse to have ever graced the national television airwaves before. The following …

How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches

Chesapeake Energy financed a turnaround on the backs of rural landowners who've been cheated out of royalties for the gas under their feet.<p><i>By Abrahm</i> …

Plot for Peace review – Intriguing documentary about South Africa's secret history

Peter Bradshaw Guardian film critic<p>First published on Thu 13 Mar 2014 17.30 EDT<p>Here is an intriguing documentary, with some impressive talking heads, all about the secret history of South Africa and the end of apartheid. But I wonder if a great deal is still being withheld about its leading player, …

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

<b>(AP/Adel Hana)</b><p>Exclusive: The polymath looks back with Salon on this year’s NSA revelations and ahead to the earth’s destruction<p>Natasha Lennard<p>December 29, 2013 11:59am (UTC)<p>In his 85th year, political theorist and linguist Noam Chomsky remains a fiercely busy polymath and dedicated activist. …