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The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually

If you Google "daily habits of successful people" you'll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you're looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don't get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you'll soon realize …

BEYOND 2013: What Will Apple Make Next?

We already have a pretty good idea of what's coming from Apple this fall: A new iPhone 5S, a plastic "cheap" iPhone, and a few new iPads.<p>But what about next year and beyond? Well, there's still a lot of talk about a computerized wristwatch and a larger iPhone. And it looks like 2014 will be the …

Researchers show how to slip malware into Apple’s App Store

Apple’s App Store can seem like Fort Knox, as Apple reviews each and every app before making it live. This fastidious approach works, for the most …

YouTube Wants to Hear Your Complaints, So It Can Parody Them

YouTube attracts a billion people a month. And that means that it also generates a lot of complaints, too — some of them from people who put videos …

Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

The disclosure of of previously secret NSA surveillance programs has been met by outrage in Europe. The European Parliament even threatened to delay trade talks with the United States.<p>Yet U.S. officials have dismissed much of the complaining as hypocrisy. Before the House rejected legislation that …

A Tale Of Two Netflix: Has The Streaming Giant Bounced Back After Qwikster?

Wall Street thought Reed Hastings was an idiot. Now Wall Street thinks Reed Hastings is a genius. Does Wall Street know anything about Netflix?<p>In the fall of 2011, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s Jason Sudeikis skewered Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. In one skit, Sudeikis-as-Hastings announces 17 possible name …

Google unveils its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2013/jun/16/google-project-loon-wi-fi-balloons-pictures<p>720<p>Google is releasing 30 hi-tech balloons in a …

5 Reasons Why Apple Will Announce iRadio At Monday's WWDC Keynote

Apple‘s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is Cupertino’s chance to reward the faithful of the faithful. This year, developers showed their love by scooping up the 5,000 paid seats in a record 90 seconds. What will Apple give in return?<p>New versions of OSX and iOS seem a given, and there is …

How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. The first one is a cable box. The second one is a revolutionary streaming-media device. The third is a new way to play games on …

Smart TV

New Artificial Electric Skin Will Let Robots Feel for Real

There are plenty of robot arms out there, but what about robot skin to cover them in? A new kind of piezotronic transistor mesh could make for …

Robotics

How Twitter #Music plays to the company's most important asset

Twitter #Music provides people with a striking, and follower-inspired way of listening to music, but don't be fooled by its true purpose. This isn't just about music.<p>Twitter #Music is about augmenting its follow graph, an important asset that sets Twitter apart from Facebook and others, with …

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

If you are in the market for a cutting-edge smartphone today, which should you choose? Every platform and manufacturer has its partisans, but the three front-runners are clearly the Google Nexus 4, the soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy 4 and (at the moment) the iPhone 5. Adding to the confusion …

How technology is slowly developing its sense of smell

This week I attended what was, I think it is fair to say, the oddest conference I have been to yet. It was the first world congress of the Digital …

Microsoft Apologizes, But Refuses to Comment on 'Always On'

I was planning on avoiding yet another controversy started on Twitter yesterday, as it seems there’s a new gaming-related one every few hours.<p>In it, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios Adam Orth kicked things off by saying he “didn’t understand the drama around ‘always on’ consoles” because …

How smell might be the next big thing in advertising

Smell-O-Vision may be coming to a billboard near you<p>A team of Japanese researchers has been working on developing a new system, the "smelling screen," that releases scents into the air with directional accuracy. Augmenting our audio-visual experiences with odor isn't a new idea — theaters …

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

The Overly-Attached Girlfriend Explains How To Become A Viral Internet Star By Age 21

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>Laina is only 21, but she has a knack for making content go viral.<p>While on a leave of absence from school, she posted her first-ever YouTube video. It was in response to a Justin Bieber contest. Bieber asked fans to turn lyrics for his hit song "Boyfriend" into "Girlfriend." Laina, …