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11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

Android Phones

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

8 Myths People Believe About Analytics (But Shouldn't)

Debunk common myths people believe about analytics and get some resources you can learn from instead.

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14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

Facebook, Google, And Twitter’s War For App Install Ads

An unexpected consequence of our love of apps is that now there’s just too damn many of them. The app stores are overcrowded, leaving developers desperate for a way to get their games and utilities discovered. That is why the app install ad has become the lifeblood of the mobile platform …

Mobile to boost growth in global ad market over next four years

Mobile advertising will account for the vast majority of growth in the global ad market in the next four years, according to a report released by …

This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS

GPS and heart rate monitoring headline Fitbit's next flagship wearable<p>Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. Two of those will be the Charge and Charge HR. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled off the market after it caused …

Boosting Willpower, Coffee Alternatives, And More: The Most Popular Leadership Stories This Week

This week we battled with our brains and willpower while giving up on work-life balance.<p>Sometimes it seems like much of work life is spent trying to find a balance that is always just out of reach: coming up with great ideas, and having the willpower to follow through, staying both productive and …

Are Cities Ready To Host Their Own Crowdfunding Platforms?

It’s a tricky balance for local governments. There’s potential to open up new sources of funding and get citizens involved in civic life. But some projects are better financed by regular tax dollars.<p>Civic crowdfunding is a small star in the wider crowdfunding universe. Most of the money raised on …

Crowd Funding

Meet The Woman Sewing Life-Sized Dolls Of Everyone Who Dies In Her Village

Ayano Tsukimi, age 64, is one of just 37 people still living in Nagoro, a village in the Iya Valley of Shikoku in Japan. When Tsukimi was young, her rural village population was in the hundreds, but as elders passed away and youngsters relocated to the cities, Nagoro shrank in size.<p>Tsukimi won’t …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Industrial Designer

6 Ways To Fix Health Care

If we really want to reform our medical system, it’s going to take a drastic rethinking of when, why, and how we care for people.<p>People living longer. Widespread lifestyle disease like diabetes. Patients surviving cancer, strokes and heart attacks more frequently. It’s big trends like these that …

Digital Health

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Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Amazon’s recent announcement around drone delivery captured the world’s attention. It is a creative idea. But, as Chris Anderson, founder of 3D Robotics, (and the DIY Drones community), said about the idea before Amazon even suggested it: “It’s incredibly stupid.”<p>Now to be clear, I’m a huge fan of …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

The Sartorialist Tells Us How to Get the Perfect Shot - PAPER

We spent an afternoon with superstar street style photographer, <b>Scott Schuman</b> (a.k.a. The Sartorialist), as he took the <i>Canon PowerShot S120 camera</i> out for a day of shooting. Amidst filming, photographing and uploading photos to social media, we talked to Schuman about how to get the perfect</i> …

Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Girls,’ and More

The films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were the big winners in the 2014 Golden Globe nominations, each getting seven nods. See the full list …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Dell Unveils Its First Chromebook, An 11-Inch Portable Designed Specifically For Education

Dell has finally made its entry into the Chromebook market official, as it follows in the footsteps of many other PC OEMs who are looking around to shore up flagging Windows machine sales. Dell’s aims with Chromebooks and Chrome OS are pretty specifically targeted, however, as Dell is creating its …

Japan Becomes World's Biggest Mobile Apps Spender

Japan has overtaken the US to become the world’s biggest spender in mobile app stores for the first time, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.<p>Citing data from analytics firm App Annie, the Journal says that, during October, Japanese smartphone and tablet owners spent over 10 percent …

9 Web Videos You Can't Miss This Week

Featuring a gorgeous music video shot in all 185 of Oregon's state parks, Benedict Cumberbatch's dramatic reading of the new R. Kelly song, and what happens when you ask kids to draw what love looks like to them.

Music Videos

4 Ways To Make Your Showers More Productive

Your morning shower is about a lot more than just getting clean. Here’s how to pack in a few more household chores and maybe even come up with your next brilliant idea.<p>We need to come clean about something: we’ve underestimated the shower. Yes, some very clever innovators have made showers …

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)

A new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being “more creative.”<p>Those who would consider themselves part of the creative class would probably agree that art is an important part of primary school education. Since school boards concerned about the …

Education

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