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SeaBubbles wants to be the Uber for waterborne transportation

Future water taxi service may be coming to Paris<p>When our streets become too congested, why not take to the open water to get around? SeaBubbles is a startup that aims to revolutionize waterborne transportation through fleets of sleek, hydrofoil-equipped shuttles designed to make city travel more …

Starbucks petition takes on government shutdown

The nation's coffee kingpin will become the weekend headquarters for folks who want to sign petitions that encourage lawmakers to reopen the government and reach a budget deal.<p>Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is urging consumers to invest in something more than designer coffee at his stores this …

Sony HMZ-T3W wearable display is up for pre-order in the US, costs $999

US buyers who want to swap large displays for wearable screens might want to check out Sony's online store, where the HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order for $999. Hirai and Co. claim this third iteration of the head-mounted display comes with dual OLED monitors that simulate sitting 65 feet …

US Adults Score Below Average On Worldwide Competency Test

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's long been known that America's school kids haven't measured well compared with international peers. Now, there's a new twist: Adults don't either.<p>In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic …

Google unveils major upgrade to search algorithm

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1014000/1014088_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524618260_cf6428e91915c55802ff02167fcd1326<p><b>Google has unveiled an upgrade to the way it interprets users' search requests.</b><p>The new algorithm, codenamed Hummingbird, is the first major upgrade …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

How To Write Short

It’s not news that the Internet age has put a premium on the pithy, but some people use the short form more effectively than others. Roy Peter Clark, author of How To Write Short, shares some tips on making the most of every word.<p>What’s the best way to write in the digital age? Short, according to …

The One Easy Daily Habit That Makes Life More Awesome

Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not. So start a journal, remember the moments that you never want to forget, and improve, well, just about everything in the process.<p>Twenty years ago, I picked up what turned out to be a stubborn habit.<p>During a particularly angsty time in seventh grade, …

China Begins Using Arctic Shipping Route That Could 'Change The Face Of World Trade'

The emerging Arctic Ocean shipping route north of Russia has been opened up by global warming and cuts thousands of kilometres (miles) -- and many days -- off the journey from China to its key European market.<p>A vessel owned by Chinese state shipping giant COSCO left the northeastern port of Dalian …

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch ‘launching next month’

Samsung will unveil its ‘Galaxy Gear’ smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, reports claim.<p>The South Korean giant hopes its new device, which it has already confirmed is in development, will give it a headstart against Apple. The iPhone-maker is claimed has 100 engineers working on their own …

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9 Ways To Fight Eye Strain

Do you spend your days always looking at a brightly lit screen? Yeah, us too. But we don’t have to take the pain sitting down.<p>More than 70% of Americans don’t know–or don’t believe–that they could suffer from eye strain, the Vision Council reports, though the most adults are on digital media from …

Republicans' big problem with crazy

If you're looking for a Republican congressman who truly embodies the ethos of the Tea Party, Maryland Representative Andy Harris is a pretty good pick.<p>Harris, you see, is no fan of "big government" and he's definitely not a fan of Rinos ("Republicans in name only").<p>Harris made a national name for …

The Career-Advancing Secrets Of 3 People With Awesome Careers

Reid Hoffman, Sheryl Sandberg, and Molly Crabapple know from hustling for success. Let’s all learn from them, shall we?<p>To paraphrase LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, launching a career is a little bit like leaping off a cliff, building an airplane on the way down, and taking flight before you reach …

Pirate Bay releases 'PirateBrowser' to sail round censorship, mark ten years on the ocean wave

The Pirate Bay may be many things, but one that it is not, is a pushover. It's moved location, received continuous heat from various courts, and, of course, done some time. But still, it doesn't give up. The latest effort is a browser designed to help you access the torrent site in locations where …

25 toughest companies to interview with

How would you build an engine from scratch?Can you estimate the revenue from 2012 Olympic ticket sales? How many people are watching YouTube in a given hour?<p>These are just a few of the tough questions job seekers were asked by interviewers in the past year, according to a report released Friday by …

McDonald's 'Much More Controlling' Amid Slow Sales, Franchisees Complain: Report

McDonald’s franchisees say the company is becoming “much more controlling” and trying to pass costs on to operators in an aim to cope with slow sales, according to a recent Bloomberg report.<p>The franchisees claim McDonald’s is charging them too much for things like rent, training and software, which …

9 Sources Of Inspiration For Highly Successful People

LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.<p>In the series titled "What Inspires Me," LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh rejection they received at the beginning of their career to the hard-working people they see …

Watch: A Painting Robot Teaches Us About The Creative Process

E-David was once a humble welding robot. Now, he’s a master painter. Set e-David in front of any photo, and he’ll examine it, deconstruct the methodology behind it, and choose between five brushes and countless strokes to re-create the painting. You’d think his parents would be proud of such …

68% of CEOs still aren’t on any social networks whatsoever

When Warren Buffett burst onto the Twitter scene back in May, the social-media world went berserk. In less than 30 minutes, Buffett amassed over 30,000 followers; and despite having tweeted only twice since, he already has more than half a million. But Buffett’s willingness to interact with social …

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Meteor Shower August 2013: Perseid Shower Peak Period Coming Up (+Video)

The peak activity for the Perseid meteor shower–which lasts almost the entire month of August 2013–is coming up in a couple of days.<p>The peak …

Entrepreneurs Were More Likely To Cause Trouble As Teens, Study Says

"Disrupting" norms is profitable when you're a 35-year-old tech maven. When you're 16, it just makes you a delinquent.<p>In many respects, we view entrepreneurs as successful, self-made men and women. We value their innovation and charitable endeavors. Yet we also associate plenty of negative …

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

With KeyMe, an iPhone Pic Now Means You Can Always Print More House Keys Later

A little bit of prepping in advance could save a lot of headache next time you lock yourself out, lose your keys, or need to let a friend into your …

With Shine, Misfit Says It Has Made a Wearable You’ll Actually Want to Wear

This week, a small, round, metal device will go on sale in the Apple Store. It has little lights on it. You snap it into a wristband or necklace, or …

IMF fears Fed tapering could 'reignite' euro debt crisis

The tapering of stimulus by the US Federal Reserve risks reigniting the eurozone debt crisis and pushing the weakest countries into a "debt-deflation spiral", the International Monetary Fund has warned.<p>"The macroeconomic environment continues to deteriorate," said the Fund in its annual `Article …

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