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Apple-approved piano teaches you to play the smart way

Ben Ye knew what could happen as he watched his son chafe and grow bored during private piano lessons. But to keep his son’s interest in music, Ye felt he’d have to do the seemingly impossible: build a new kind of piano and reinvent the way it is taught.<p>Ye did both and what started as an effort to …

Piano

Meet The Ticwatch, An Impressive Apple Watch Competitor From China

Apple may be killing it in China with the iPhone, but the U.S. firm faces a pretty impressive young competitor in the smartwatch space on Chinese soil. It isn’t running Android, but there is a Google connection.<p>Mobvoi, a two-year-old Chinese startup founded by ex-Googlers, is shaping up to be a …

Colorware Offers Some Retro iPhone 6S Handsets

Colorware is well know for giving a range of gadgets a new look and now the company is offering some retro styled versions of Apple’s iPhone 6S and …

Everest VR will bring you to the summit with Unreal Engine 4

Now that Samsung and Oculus are really, truly bringing their VR headsets to stores, content creators are letting the big guns fire. One example of …

Wall Street is having an important realization about Tesla

"Over the past year, the market has seen how expensive it is to launch a car company from the ground up and how much cash can be consumed when launching all-new vehicles to the market," Jonas wrote.<p>Of course, the market should have seen this coming. Established automakers routinely burn through …

Elon Musk explains why he is so confident Tesla's batteries are the future

The electric car company and its partners are investing about $5 billion in total to get its giant battery plant, called the Gigafactory, up and running.<p>The Nevada-based factory is expected to begin producing battery cells in 2016 and is slated to reach full production by 2017. Once fully …

The way you pay for your iPhone is about to change

AP<p>Despite what Apple and your carrier may tell you, your iPhone doesn't cost $199.<p>That price, which you'll see all over the ads and other marketing …

Mobile

China has crossed a major investment threshold that is going to change the entire world

"This is just a matter of time; if it doesn't happen this year then it will happen in the very near future," Zhang Xiangchen, China's assistant minister of commerce, told the paper.<p>Not only China is on the verge of becoming a net exporter of capital, it has already overtaken its Western …

5 Resumé Secrets That Give You an Edge

Step inside a hiring manager's head<p>It doesn't take long to leave an impression: Recruiters and hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a candidate's resumé before they make an initial assessment, according to a study from the job-search website TheLadders.<p>Six seconds.<p>Now that you’re …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

The Best Pushup Workout to Build Chest Muscles

“This will help you squeeze in a lot of muscle-building work in a short period of time,” Speer says.<p>Watch the video below to give this pushup progression a try. You may not be able to complete the whole thing the first time through, but after only a few workouts, you'll notice serious improvements …

The Top 25 Hotels In The World, According To Travelers

The top 25 winning hotels offer exceptional service and amenities while also providing unforgettable experiences to travelers.<p>The hotel that TripAdvisor users picked as the 'best in the world' is a luxury bungalow retreat in the Maldives that implements a strict "no news, no shoes" policy to help …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Why You Should Never Give Your Partner The Silent Treatment

The silent treatment may be a common response to conflict in relationships, but it is also one of the most destructive, according to a paper published last year in the journal Communication Monographs. The analysis examined 74 studies that looked at the effects of an overarching behavior called the …

Wall Street

There's A Research-Backed Reason Why 'Sale' Signs Are Everywhere When You Walk Into A Store

You probably can't.<p>That's because, according to Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever: How To Shop In A Discounted World," those big red sale signs that you see plastered all over stores are what gets shoppers to buy, not the actual marked-down prices.<p>Ellwood says these signs are known as …

Don't Let This Small But Increasingly Popular Grammar Error Ruin Your Big Job Interview

Imagine you're interviewing for the job of your dreams. You have a great résumé. You're prepared. You feel you'd be perfect for the job. You're full of confidence.<p>You come to the part of the interview where you discuss your education. And you say, "I graduated high school in 2000 and graduated …

Want To Know What's Up With China's Low Inflation? Look At Pork

According to The Wall Street Journal, pork prices are given a weight of about 10-15% when measuring China's consumer price index and inflation level.<p>Since pork prices fell 4.3% last year, this could be a key reason consumer inflation has been surprisingly low, at an average of 2% for 2014. Other …

The 15 College Majors With The Lowest Starting Salaries

That's especially important to keep in mind if you're interested in working with children, since college majors like elementary education and child development have some of the lowest starting salaries.<p>Payscale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the …

A Couples Therapist Suggests Asking Yourself This Question Before You Get Married

"Being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single," the New York Times recently concluded, "particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."<p>But if romantic comedies have taught us anything, deciding who to marry is one of the …

Here's Why Some People In The Wearables Industry Think Apple's Watch Will Fail

The watch was announced last year, and is expected to be released in March.<p>Last week at CES, we spoke with someone that has worked on wearable technology. This person was skeptical that Apple's watch will be a smash hit like its other products. Interestingly, this person's skepticism almost exactly …

It Costs A Terrifying Amount Of Money To Operate A Luxury Yacht

Less obvious is just how much cash is required to keep a yacht running once it finds an owner.<p>In an interview about "Grand Ambition," his book about private equity investor Doug Von Allmen and his luxury yacht "Lady Linda," G. Bruce Knecht told the New York Times, "Operating and maintaining a yacht …

Luxury Yachts

Here's Why Couples Who Live Together Shouldn't Be In Any Rush To Get Married

Here's the good news: People who get married report being happier over the course of their lives than those who stay single, according to a recent working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Spouses are the happiest, the paper found, when their life partners are also their best …

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Dubai

It's global, glitzy, and growing like crazy.<p>It also has a red-hot property market that has experts warning of a collapsing bubble. Related concerns have been tied to recent crashes in Dubai's stock market.<p>Still, the tiny economy has developed into a world city that is a business and cultural focal …

9 Easy Tips For Waking Up Earlier And More Refreshed

Many of us dread our morning alarm. Even though we know we could accomplish so much more if we could only drag ourselves out of bed, prying loose those covers is a daunting task — especially for those of us whose natural chronotype, or body clock, means we're not morning people.<p>Fortunately, there …

Humans Are Damaging The High Seas — Now The Oceans Are Doing Harm Back

A woman sorts through fresh fish on the dock after it was unloaded from a boat in Muara Angke port in north Jakarta.REUTERS/Darren Whiteside<p>About 3 billion people live within 100 miles (160km) of the sea, a number that could double in the next decade as humans flock to coastal cities like gulls. …

Codes of Conduct

I Spent 21 Hours Hooked Up To A Sleep Machine, And What I Learned Could Change My Life

My alarmed girlfriend also popped up next to me in bed. "Leg cramp," I said, sheepish and confused, with my heart racing. The next day, I finally made an appointment with the NYU Sleep Disorders Center. Much later, I would get a diagnosis from a sleep doctor that I didn't expect.<p>I'm an anxious …

World Chess Champ Magnus Carlsen Lost An Amazing Game

But that doesn't mean Carlsen is unbeatable, as we just learned.<p>On Monday at a big and very important tournament, the Tata Steel in Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands, Carlsen went down to the Polish number one, Radoslaw Wojtaszek.<p>Wojtaszek is 28, a Grandmaster, but rated 2744, more than 100 points …