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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Arrested development

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Aging

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s New App Accelerator

By Luke Dormehl8 minute Read<p>At its recent F8 developer conference, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program designed to help app developers by …

Startups

Experimental navigation system swaps satellites for quantum physics

GPS can be useful when you're trying to navigate to that hot new bar -- as long as your travels don't take you somewhere its signal can't reach. A new so-called quantum positioning system could pick things up when satellites fail, and help guide your way using super-cooled atoms. Aside from better …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

The 3% solution

PEOPLE are living longer, which is good. But old age often brings a decline in mental faculties and many researchers are looking for ways to slow or …

Tesla's Elon Musk: On Creating A 'Cool' Battery System For Home Energy Storage

Tesla Motors, which plans to build a giant lithium-ion battery factory, is keenly interested in the emerging energy storage market, where home and businesses owners might want to buy battery systems for backup power or for managing solar electricity generation and use.<p>The company has been thinking …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

Wit.ai

Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Some robots do something useful, like ordnance disposal. Some robots do something artistic, like produce music. Some are more interactive. And some …

hereO: The first GPS watch designed for young kids

The coolest, smallest GPS watch truly designed for kids with a great family locator app. | Check out 'hereO: The first GPS watch designed for young …

Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

<b>Listen · 4:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice.<p>New commercial devices, using technology borrowed from the field of neuroscience, are making it possible to control objects with brain power alone. The idea is to help train users to become more focused — and …

Tech titans gather to make winners of the 'Oscars of science' into instant millionaires

Silicon Valley has a tendency to tackle social ills with big ideas, its feisty startups revolutionising everything from healthcare to education. Now a handful of billionaire engineers have turned their attention to a social blight that affects their own kind: the lack of appreciation (and funding) …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

Almost Half a Billion PCs will ship in 2013, 182.5 Million Tablets

The PC market (desktops, notebooks, and tablets) is expected to see almost half a billion units ship this year, 493.1 million to be exact, representing 7 percent year-on-year growth. Unsurprisingly, the key driver behind this growth will be tablets, accounting for 37 percent of the overall market …

Tablets Will Outship Mobile PCs for the First Time in 2013

For the first time in a single year, tablets will ship in higher volumes than mobile PCs. More specifically, tablet shipments in 2013 will reach 231 million, compared to just 186 million units for mobile PCs.<p>The latest estimates come from Strategy Analytics, which further says this is the beginning …

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …