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Sony's Excellent Noise-Cancelling Headphones Have Some New Tricks

Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones do it all. They’ve got best-in-class noise-cancelling, impressive sound, a sleek design, and loads of app-powered …

Consumer Tech

How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership

Mindfulness is the height of fashion in leadership development circles. At a recent conference in the field, we saw a missionary-type fervor among some trainers who claimed that mindfulness could fix every ill in the organizational world. It’s easy to succumb to enthusiastic hyperbole; one HR …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness For People Who Think They Can't Meditate

For much of my life, I battled an internal engine that churned a steady stream of negative thoughts. I looked for relief in every way imaginable and …

Everything You Wanted to Know About SUP Foiling.

<b>In April 2016, SUP magazine published Kai Lenny's exclusive footage of the first-ever downwind SUP hydrofoiling.</b> It was spectacular--Lenny gliding …

Sailing

The Resurrection of Retro!

If you’re a millenial, you may not have heard of nixie tubes, and I’m pretty sure you don’t care much for desktop clocks. Technology has taken over …

First Impressions: The GoPro Karma Drone and Hero5 Cameras

It’s been more than a year since GoPro released the Hero4 Session—a one-inch cube designed to stick to basically anything and thus expand the possibilities of POV shots. From a sales perspective, that camera tanked, taking the company's stock prices with it. As a result, investors and content …

Drones

The 10 Best Adventures from the New Atlas Obscura Book

Since its founding back in 2009, funky-destination arbiter Atlas Obscura has showcased the odd and usual across the globe.<p>The website features entries on everything from hair museums to the country’s biggest (and only) unclaimed baggage museum. After seven years in operation, co-founders Dylan …

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them.With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

Comedy

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Creativity

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Hamptons

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

DJI Opens World’s Leading Quadcopter Platform to Software Innovation - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Software Development Kit allows Programmers to Create Apps for Phantom Vision Series<p> Developers can access several levels of control over the …

Aerialtronics improves safety by incorporating sense and avoid. - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The Hague, September 2nd, 2014 – Aerialtronics has announced today that it will be incorporating the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in its …

Watch This Insanely Terrifying Supercell Thunderstorm

Of the four different categories of thunderstorm, supercell is the worst. A rare confluence of warm air and precipitation creates a mesocyclone vortex, a swirling juggernaut of a storm that produces huge quantities of hail and roars by at over 100 miles per hour, affecting the land for miles and …

Weather

CENTR: Interactive Panoramic Video in the Palm of Your Hand

<b>Check out an interactive 360° video by clicking on the thumbnail below:</b><p>A day in San Francisco with CENTR (click to see the video)<p>CENTR allows you to …

The 4 Things Every Customer Wants

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The landscape of customer loyalty has new contours: Customers get terrific service in pockets of their life and use those experiences to judge every other sales exchange. Customers also have more choices than ever before and therefore …

Customers

5 Dirty Secrets About the U.S. Economy

If there’s one thing I hate these days, it’s discussing the U.S. economy.<p>Will raising wages by seventeen cents destroy humanity? Will edible deodorant add 0.000007 percent to GDP? If we resurrected giant man-eating dinosaurs, could we use them to keep our warehouse pickers in line? Isn’t it awesome …

Every Single Highway In The United States In One Simplified Map

Here to show us the stunning intricacy of U.S. highways is Sydney-born, Portland-based graphic designer Cameron Booth. Booth has illustrated every single current and signed Interstate Highway and U.S. Highway in the contiguous 48 states, a project that required almost two years of researching, …

Posters

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use

When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of <i>National Geographic</i> magazines spanning the years 1917 to …

The New York Public Library Has A Brilliant New Mapping Tool That History Fans Will Love

The New York Public Library has uploaded thousands of maps onto its website.<p>That's not the cool part, since many of these maps are already available online in some form or another, if you know what to look for.<p>The cool part is that the NYPL's website has overlaid these maps on their present …

Maps

Prepare For Takeoff: Where Drones Will Make The Next Big Impact

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose on <i>60 Minutes</i> that he’d like to see drones delivering packages to customers, people assumed that unmanned aircraft were already taxiing on a runway somewhere.<p>But by the time drones start dropping Prime purchases on our doorsteps (if that happens at …

28 years makes a river look like a snake - Google Earth Blog

About Mickey Mellen<p>Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google …

Take Your Fundraising Pitch from Mediocre to Memorable with These Storytelling Tips

<b>Oren Jacob</b> grew up in a family of storytellers. His parents were teachers who were constantly hosting family, friends, colleagues, passersby from …

Yuneec HX 3 - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Watch out DJI!<p>Another hexacopter hits the market out of China but I think the sUAS world might go gaga for the radio.<p>HX3 is the first of a new …

Gamma Ray Computer Glasses Are a Cheap Alternative to Gunnars

If you experience eyestrain from staring at a computer all day, computer glasses can help. Popular brands like Gunnar are pretty expensive, though. …

Spectacular Starry Skies Convey the Essence of the Universe

The mysterious beauty of the universe overhead can only be seen in the proper setting and not all of us have access to those places. Landscape and astro photographer Nicholas Buer is one of the lucky ones who, upon finding the right spot, has seen the universe reveal itself in all of its …

Universe

Citizen Lab wins Canada's 1st $1M MacArthur award

Prize will help group work independent of government and corporate interests, director says<p>The Citizen Lab, a Toronto research group that exposes …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

I Have Seen the Future and It's a One-Handed Magnetic Zipper

Under Armour is making the bold claim that it's finally "fixed zippers." And while its innovative new Magzip feature probably isn't going to change …

Head 82 feet below the surface with Canon's waterproof PowerShot D30

It's a very busy CP+ for Canon. The camera maker has a handful of new models for the show, including one of the waterproof variety. The PowerShot D30, which replaces 2012's D20, boosts the waterproof rating from 33 feet to 82 feet, making it a suitable choice for all but the deepest scuba dives. …