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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

Secret Service Buys Software That Will ‘Detect Sarcasm’ on Social Media

The Secret Ser­vice is pur­chas­ing soft­ware to watch users of so­cial net­works in real time, ac­cord­ing to con­tract doc­u­ments.<p>In a work or­der …

Social Media

Bultaco Rapitan Motorcycle

Barcelona-based Bultaco made some great bikes back in the day, cranking them out from the late '50s to the early '80s. Now the brand is making a …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The future is still bright for those looking to drive a seriously-powerful American-made muscle car off the lot — and the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT …

This treadmill lets you walk in any direction

No, that's not a detached tank tread you're looking at, it's a treadmill -- and it doesn't care which direction you're walking. It's called the Infinadeck, and we found it hiding in a dark corner of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo. Each of its tank-like treads is covered in a moving belt …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Tim Cook, Dr. Dre And The Battle For Apple's Cash

The news that Apple is nearing a $3.2 billion acquisition to buy Beats Electronics is one of the biggest business stories in the nation. The potential deal has received so much attention because it would be Apple’s biggest acquisition ever. It would push rapper and music producer Dr. Dre’s net …

Google will partner with wireless carriers to make Project Loon a reality

Google's Project Loon aims to bring balloon-powered internet to remote regions around the world, and that's an ambitious goal any way you slice it. But we're starting to hear more about how Google plans to make its moonshot idea a reality. At the TechCrunch Disrupt NY conference earlier today, …

Oh sweet baby lucifer

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Some f**ker took this guy's car and started drifting

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Brunton Hydrogen Reactor

Meet the future of portable recharging - the Hydrogen Reactor by Brunton. The hi-tech device combines hydrogen in the core with oxygen in the air to …

About half of America has zero net wealth

Wealth is the value of everything you own: stocks, bonds, your home, your car -- minus your debts. And while income inequality has taken center stage in debates about the growing gap between rich and poor, what's happening with wealth paints an even more staggering picture.<p>The wealth share of the …

Scientists gain new insight into mysterious electronic phenomenon

(Phys.org) —For more than a quarter of a century, high-temperature superconductors – materials that can transmit electric current without any …

Meet the Monster Blimp That Can Power a City Street

Dads are the best

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The spool is strong with this one

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Mercedes's clever Formula 1 turbo setup, explained

Halving a snail to go like stink.<p>Mark Donohue's <i>The Unfair Advantage</i> may be the finest book even written on racing. It's framed around the life of a shy Can-Am and Indy 500 winner, but this 325-page motorsport tome is really a glimpse into competitive engineering's never-ending quest to exploit an …

‘None of the Web companies are doing anything’ to protect you, say security pros

Tech giants are struggling to protect your privacy. More to the point, they’re struggling to protect themselves from public criticism.<p>And security experts say the biggest companies of them all aren’t doing nearly enough to safeguard consumers. Instead, they’re piling on the features and benefits to …

USA TODAY Mobile Apps

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

Apps

Here's what Tesla Model S drivers are really doing in their connected cars

One of the alluring features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan is its always-on 3G 4G cellular connection and built-in Internet browser.<p>But have you ever wondered what all those wealthy electric-car drivers are actually looking at on their in-car browsers?<p>Now we know. Or at least we have …

Sebastian Vettel: Formula 1 Engine Noise in 2014 Is 'S--t'

Sebastian Vettel has given a frank assessment of the sound coming from the new V6 engines in Formula 1 in 2014, calling it "s--t."<p>The world champion was asked for his view on the debate, which is raging within the sport after the Australian Grand Prix.<p>Vettel's early retirement from that race meant …

Poll: 68 Percent More Likely to Turn Out If Measure to Legalize Pot Is on the Ballot

A new poll, con­duc­ted by a Demo­crat­ic and Re­pub­lic­an polling firm in part­ner­ship with George Wash­ing­ton Uni­versity, sug­gests voters …

In New Poll, ‘Sobering’ News for Both Parties on Midterm Elections

Battleground pollsters report Democrats and Republicans are ‘universally despised’—but marijuana referendums might boost voter turnout in …

First iPhone 6 Dummy Prototypes show up

Just found these iPhone 6 dummy prototypes on a Japanese case-maker website. They obviously look bigger than the current line and would be used by the case community to have units ready when the iPhone 6 launches.<p>Some of the rumored specs:<p>Two sizes – 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches<p>Screens made entirely …

National Bitcoin Alternative Auroracoin Launches To Save Iceland's Economy

As many of you read this, all the good people of Iceland will have just become about 30 Auroracoin richer, which translates to nearly $350 if current prices hold.<p>Auroracoin is among the first serious attempts to use a new Bitcoin-inspired crypto-currency to save a flailing European economy.<p>Based …

Hong Kong banks have loaned 165% of the territory’s GDP to China

A few years ago, Hong Kong banks had issued almost no loans to mainland China. Now that number is at nearly $450 billion, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.<p>The regulator reports that, at the end of 2013, nearly 40% of Hong Kong banks’ total loan books were net claims on China, up from …

Hong Kong

1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says

Air pollution kills about 7 million people a year and is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.<p>The finding more than doubles previous estimates "and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental …