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Connected door knobs are lying to us

Image copyright Little Stocker/ShutterStock.This week’s podcast was all about security and how we can design things to tell us more about how …

Internet of Things

Breakthrough in FPGAs could make custom chips faster, larger

Today we are worshipping the gods of the algorithm, according to one prominent magazine. It’s not a bad comparison. Everything from search results to …

Computer Science

Whiskey essentials that everyone should have in their home bar

Just imagine those rich dried fruits and sherry flavors balanced with wood smoke and spice.<p>Divine.<p>But if you want to enjoy the flavors of the drink, you're going to need the right things in your home bar.<p>Because when it comes to alcohol, the wrong glassware can completely ruin the taste.<p>We've put …

Shopping

How to Achieve Peak Productivity in a Distracted Age

After more than a decade, author David Allen felt that it was time to update his productivity method to respond to today's highly connected world.<p>Back in 2002, management consultant David Allen wrote "Getting Things Done," a book that detailed his own five-step productivity method. He quickly …

Time Management

Facebook can be sued if it tries to censor content, says French court

Frenchman whose Facebook account was shut by the social media giant after he posted an image of an explicit 19th century painting cries victory after Paris High Court rules his legal complaint can be handled in France<p>The High Court in Paris has set a legal precedent after ruling that the American …

Artists

ThreatMetrix Now Protects More Than 1 Billion Mobile and Web Transactions Each Month | ThreatMetrix

<b>Continued Expansion of The ThreatMetrix® Global Trust Intelligence Network Enables Businesses to Stop Fraud, Not Customers – in Real Time</b><p>San Jose, CA …

Internet of Things

Google buys Softcard, teams up with carriers on mobile payments

Image copyright iStock.Google and the mobile carriers have long been at odds over mobile payments, but faced with the runaway success of Apple Pay, …

FinTech

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

The deluge continues: 3 smart home hubs worth checking out

Image copyright oomi.I thought we’d be over hubs by now, but I was wrong. They are still coming hot and heavy, and if the Consumer Electronics Show …

Home Automation

5 Health Breakthroughs That Could Change Your Life

These five exciting innovations will help improve your overall well-being.<p>Photo: Travis Rathbone<p>Photo: mkrberlin, iStock/360, Thinkstock<p>The New …

Health

GTD Fundamentals Anthem Video Released

GTD Fundamentals Anthem Video Released<p>Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by GTD Staff<p>Earlier this year in Los Angeles, we shot some great footage at …

Getting in control and creating space | David Allen | TEDxAmsterdam 2014

David Allen

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

Ada Lovelace