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Google and Apple gear up for next mobile battle

Smartphones will be talking to their users and the tech giants Google and Apple are determined to have the edge<p>Google has predicted its dominant web search engine will mean it will beat Apple in the race to turn the smartphone and other devices into intelligent, voice-controlled personal assistants.<p>…

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5 Sales Tips I Am Thankful For | Inc.com

I recently started making a list of all of the mentors, advisers, and smart friends that have helped me over the course of my career. I ran out of time when the list got to 39 people---I'm not finished yet. It made me think of just how many people over the course of our lives have contributed to …

Wayne Rooney HIts The Links To Take On Rory McIlroy For Nike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh6ZDBcWtSk<p>It was inevitable. As soon as Adidas made a big splash launching its newest ball, which is the official ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, you just knew Nike wouldn’t be far behind. The Swoosh is no stranger to stealing Three Stripes’ thunder at the …

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Designing A Website For 2014

It’s been about five years since the last redesign of my website, Hitched. A lot has changed since then, most particularly the rise of mobile. While we made sure our website was mobile compatible all those years ago, it wasn’t (and still isn’t) optimized for smaller screens. Needless to say, we’re …

Owners Love Their Teslas And Volts, So Why Doesn't The Media?

It’s been a strange week for Tesla. On Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk was out with a response to the third incident in which one of his company’s vehicles caught fire. Musk asked on Twitter why these accidents were getting so much coverage when really they were just further proof how safe the car was. …

Tesla sets customer satisfaction record

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Despite Tesla’s bumpy ride these past few weeks, the company got a bit of good news this week. It now holds the highest score …

Watch This Epic Four-Minute Video Of Dominoes Falling–Across Continents

Rube Goldberg-style videos that feature things falling down, knocking each other over, or otherwise triggering a massive chain reaction are fun, but at this point, it takes a lot to impress us. Consider us impressed, though, by this four-minute dominoes video that features elaborately designed …

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Tesla Beats Expectations On Record Sales, Investors Decide To Sell Anyway

Tesla’s third-quarter sales came in at 5,500 vehicles, nearly 10% more than it promised it would deliver last quarter. The total was high enough that revenues reached $603 million against a Wall Street consensus of $554 million. But with the stock up more than fourfold in 2013, apparently investors …

Tesla Considers Building The World's Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Factory

Tesla Motors is looking at building a lithium-ion battery factory that will likely be the biggest in the world, said CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday.<p>“This will be a giant facility. We are talking about something that is comparable to all of the lithium-ion battery production in the world — in one …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

GIF Of The Day: How A Lock Works

We’ve all had theories. Perhaps it’s a braille-like series of bespoke bumps, or some kind of contorted groove. The animated GIF below, however, demonstrates in the simplest fashion exactly how keys open doors:<p>Mystery solved. Go home everybody, and enjoy the fact that you now know the mechanism …

Inbox Anonymous: 8 Steps To Kick Your Email Addiction

The first step to overcoming your obsessive inbox-checking habits is admitting you have a problem. How many times do you check your email every day — 10, 20, more than 30 times? Checking email frequently means you’re being driven by your inbox, and it actually causes you to be less productive.<p>In …

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Say what you will about the bizarre styling of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster ($4.5 million) — it's a Lamborghini after all — but we challenge you …

Finally Get Some Damn Peace And Quiet With This Window-Mounted Noise Silencer

It’s noisy on your street. Car horns, fire alarms, the neighbors arguing. You want to relax, but there’s always something getting in the way.<p>Rudolf Stefanich’s fix is a little plastic device you place on the window. Called Sono, it’s a noise-cancellation system that lets you to keep the sounds you …

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

The 13 Best Bourbons In America

It comes down to personal taste, of course, but not all bourbons are created equally.<p>Leave that to the judges. In the "Whiskey - USA" category at this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition this summer, great bottles of bourbon won a "Gold," but the very best took home a "Gold …

Bike Thieves Beware, Bike+ Uses GPS to Track Stolen Bikes

A stolen smartphone is relatively easy to locate if you remember to activate the right apps. Recovering a stolen bike, on the other hand, is more …

33 Great Apps And Tools For Marketing Professionals

Online marketing has undergone a tremendous change since its early days. Where there used to be only backlinks and metadata, there is now a whole new universe of marketing channels.<p>We present our list of 33 apps and tools to simplify your marketing efforts:<p><b>Client Relations Apps</b><p><b>Nimble</b> …

Apple may sell 5 million to 10 million iWatches in first year: analyst

iWatch launch may not boost Apple revenue and profit much, but it could show Wall Street that the company is still innovating<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple could sell up to 10 million iWatches in the first year it launches the product, adding more than $2.5 billion to the company's top line and over $750 …

Another iOS 7 Bug Lets Anyone Make Calls From Locked iPhones--And This One Has No Quick Fix

Apple has yet to fix one nasty bug in the lockscreen of iOS 7, and the next one has already appeared.<p>On Friday, Karam Daoud, a 27-year old Palestinian living in the West Bank city of Ramallah, sent me the video above, showing how he’s able to make a call to any number from a locked iPhone running …

Focus On What Works, Forget The Rest And Watch Your Business Grow

Most people in business know about the 80-20 rule, or Pareto’s Principle. You know, the one that says that 80 percent of your revenue comes from 20 percent of your clients, or that 80 percent of your problems come from 20 percent of your customers. The problem in many companies today is that too …

Box Notes Takes Its Shot Against Office

If you’re an up-and-coming cloud storage provider, you may have all the seamless integration tools with desktops, tablets and smartphones, as well as secure and encrypted storage features. But that’s no longer enough: the golden path to cloud nirvana for storage providers is the addition of live …

Even If Someone Chops Off Your Finger They Won't Be Able To Unlock Your iPhone 5S With The Fingerprint Scanner

If someone chops off your finger and then tries to use the fingerprint to unlock the phone, it won't work. The iPhone 5S's fingerprint reader relies on "the living layer of skin under the surface of your finger, using an RF signal," Mary Branscombe at CITEWorld reports.<p>Via: Daring Fireball

Google's New Moto X ad mercilessly mocks iPhone 5C

I was standing in line at Starbucks this morning, when I saw that the lady in front of me had a white iPhone.<p>Surrounding it, though, was a bright blue casing with strawberries all over it.<p>Naturally, I ordered an extra shot and wondered what joys will come when people begin to mix and match pretty …

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Google Forms Gets Progress Bars, Data Validation, YouTube Embeds

Google today announced four new tools for building surveys with Google Forms. You can now display progress bars, set up data validation, embed YouTube videos, and post custom messages when your form is closed.<p>The addition of progress bars is probably the most useful for participants, and frankly …

Yorkshire - God's own country is the best place in Europe

"Yorkshire wins World Travel Awards." I read it online on my way home to York after a trip abroad. Not only that but the county had beaten off opposition from London, Berlin and Madrid to become European destination 2013 at the World Travel Awards held in Antalya, Turkey. Previous winners include …