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LunaR is a solar-powered smartwatch with plenty of features and an elegant design

Smartwatches nowadays can do all kinds of neat things. In fact, they are becoming more independent than ever, some even featuring wireless data connectivity, killing the need for a companion smartphone. But there is one thing manufacturers haven’t handled well – battery life and charging.<p><b>Other</b> …

12 Ways Successful People Get More Done Than the Rest of Us | Inc.com

Most of us know at least one madly productive person--someone who's able to accomplish more in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. And chances are that person is also quite successful.<p>It's no accident that great work habits and success go hand in hand. Improving your work habits …

Self-improvement

Light-harvesting smartwatch shines on Kickstarter

(Tech Xplore)—LunaR is a smartwatch that is now up on Kickstarter and its key feature is a standout for those who would not like to be bothered by …

Windows Phone

This $200 ring is the first activity tracker I actually want to wear all day, every day

When I got back, I checked my phone to find out my distance, calories burned, minutes active, and heart rate.<p>"You ran 23 active minutes," my phone displayed across the screen. "Only 20 active minutes left today."<p>This was possible thanks to the Motiv ring, a small metal band that fits on the third …

Fitness Technology

9 reasons you should buy an iPhone 8 instead of an iPhone X

Those three phones start at $700, $800, and $1,000, respectively.<p>The most expensive iPhone model, the iPhone X, in many ways represents the future of the iPhone. But it's not for everyone.<p><b>Here are 9 reasons it's worth considering an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus instead of the iPhone X:</b>

Mobile Technology

Matrix Receives $75K in Flash Funding from Arrow | Arrow.com

When creating wearable technologies, design challenges can be particularly formidable – components have to be small yet durable and power efficient …

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from busy to productive -- and in the process become indispensable to …

Self-improvement

The Secret Diary of an Eighteen-month-old

How the Culture of Overwork Is Damaging Your Productivity and Your Health

How many hours you work is the wrong metric. Focus on how much you get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many hours do you work per week? Are you proud of that number?<p>If you’re like most American professionals, the more hours you work, the more pride you feel in …

25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because they're masters of time management.<p>While time management is a skill that everyone should …

Time Management

The Pixel is a real testament to good software

For years now the importance of smartphone software has taken a back seat in the arms race known as the specs war. How often have we lamented a beautiful piece of hardware – take most Huawei phones prior to the EMUI 5 update or Xiaomi phones to this date – ‘ruined’ by a bad software experience? But …

Phones

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

The Swedish physicist revolutionising birth control

<b>Inventing the first app in the world to be approved as a contraceptive started as a hobby project for Elina Berglund Scherwitzl.</b><p>The nuclear physicist, who'd been working on the team that discovered the Higgs boson, was tired of using hormonal contraception but wasn't ready to have a baby.<p>So the …

7 Rules Naturally Clear Leaders Follow When Making Decisions

If you make decisions by consensus, you waste a lot of time. But if you make decisions without sufficient involvement, you won’t gain the cooperation and commitment you need for subsequent steps and successful implementation. How do naturally clear leaders thread this needle? They consciously, or …

Management

"Impossible" Japanese Puzzle Solved After 10 Years!

Makers of "impossible" puzzles must get a kick out of watching people struggle to solve their creation, sitting there all smug with that "I know …

8 things successful people do after getting back from vacation

Coming back from a magical vacation isn't much fun.<p>One minute, you're lounging by the sparkling, blue sea without a care in the world. The next, you're back in your gray cubicle, jet-lagged and sunburned.<p>But your transition back to the office doesn't have to be a total nightmare. In fact, there are …

Productivity

Google Pixel owners can compete to have their images shown as Chromecast backgrounds

Who hasn't spent a few minutes watching Chromecast's rotation of bliss-inducing, long exposure landscape photography? What better buffer is there …

A Time Management System That Really Works

Don't Just Track Your Time; Manage It!<p>Updated September 21, 2016<p>Many people mistake time tracking for time management. They religiously keep track of …

Time Management

A productivity expert says the 'do it now' rule will make you more organized immediately

It makes sense — when you get into work in the morning, you don't want to spend an hour trying to figure out what to do first.<p>And yet, sometimes, all that planning and scheduling can work to your detriment. Which is why they're best used in conjunction with the "do it now" rule.<p>The rule is the …

Jumping Onto a Thousand Mousetraps Is Surprisingly Beautiful

This is art. Or at least, art-adjacent.<p>Diving headfirst onto a trampoline covered in almost a thousand mousetraps might not seem like a good idea. Filming it in super slow motion, however, definitely is.<p>That's exactly what the Slow Mo Guys decided to do. Dan volunteered to jump onto the trampoline …

Someone built a K'NEX machine that does the perfect water bottle flip

This very complex machine has one job — to flip a water bottle. Built entirely out of K'NEX, YouTuber Thibault Art has created something that gets the viral water bottle flipping challenge right.<p>It took 7 prototypes and over 4 months of construction. The machine is made up of 5,600 pieces and has 5 …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><b>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</b> …

Time Management

How Smart People Work Less And Get More Done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do.<p>A new study from Stanford shows that they are on to something.<p>The study found that productivity per hour declines …

Three Ways To Stay On Track When Feeling Overwhelmed

Entrepreneurs are no strangers to the odd bout of existential terror. Usually, these period of stress and fear flair up only to die down rather quickly.<p>Sometimes, however, these stresses persist and can make you feel totally overwhelmed.<p>Fortunately, I have plenty of experience coping with the …

Entrepreneurship

Google Store and Project Fi no longer selling the original Google Pixel, Pixel XL

Today we’ve got a suspicious Android TV dongle that looks too real to dismiss, Google Assistant works on Pixel C, and Material Design 2-inspired redesign of the Play Store app.<p>9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed …

3 Things Very Successful Entrepreneurs Do To End The Day

Every entrepreneur has heard about having a productive morning. It’s been the hot topic of conversation among productivity savants for years. But what about other critical parts of the day? Are we forgetting to optimize those important moments, such as the last 15 minutes of your workday?<p>I recently …

Time Management

Here's What Facebook's Workplace Email-Killer Looks Like

You can officially add Facebook to the list of software companies seeking to all-but-eliminate corporate email.<p>The social network’s much-anticipated …

Apple is moving beyond smartphones by creating a world where you never take off your headphones

There are lots of extremely cynical theories over why this might be, not least because driving demand for Lightning-based headphones would be a very good thing for Beats, an Apple subsidiary.<p>Regardless, Apple insists that removing the headphone jack was an act of "courage;" a bold willingness to …

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Guess who's winning now

New subscriber figures suggest Apple can't catch up, as both music services jolt forward at the same rate.<p>Apple wants to wow audiences over the progress of its music service, but perhaps it's Spotify that really deserves your slow clap.<p>Cupertino, California-based Apple boasted at its iPhone 7 …

Apple Music

Nintendo's Future Should Be NX + Mobile, Evolving From Console + Handheld

The biggest surprise of Apple’s press event yesterday was not the iPhone 7 or its lack of a headphone jack, but the unexpected presence of Nintendo, and two of its most famous properties. There was <i>Pokémon GO</i>, heading to the Apple Watch, and there was <i>Super Mario Run</i>, presented by Shigeru Miyamoto …

Retrogaming