Christodoulos Zacharis

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Tim Cook urges graduates to ‘be fearless’

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the commencement address at Duke University this morning. He urged the newest graduates of his alma mater to fearlessly face the challenges that trouble the world today, and assured them that technology gives them to power to do so.<p>Problems Cook mentioned include political …

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MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Can Apple help save the American shopping mall? Apple's retail chief thinks so

Hundreds of malls are on the brink of collapse as department stores close, victims of Americans' appetite for online shopping.<p>Apple, also a major player in online sales, thinks it can buck this trend.<p>These glass-walled Apple Stores tend to be in more upscale retail locations that are typically less …

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IKEA’s Success Can’t Be Attributed to One Charismatic Leader

During my conversations with CEOs, it always comes to a point where they say: “I want to leave a legacy.” Any CEO would be satisfied with the business legacy left by Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who died last weekend. The store he founded, with its iconic blue and yellow logo and functional, …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

The Tiny Ikea of the Future, Without Meatballs or Showroom Mazes

Whether in San Diego, Novosibirsk, or Tokyo, the Ikea experience is almost as standardized as its flat packs. The blue-and-yellow big box, the vast …

The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time

<i>Artwork by Cap Blackard</i><p>The two best-selling soundtracks of all time celebrate milestones this November, with <i>Saturday Night Fever</i> turning 40 and <i>The</i> …

One of the biggest names in the auto industry says no one will own a car in 20 years

Bob Lutz is a former Marine who worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW, usually as the resident "car guy" — a product guru who could guide the bean counters toward automotive glory and gruffly greenlight amazing machines.<p>Now semi-retired, Lutz is partnered with designer Henrik Fisker at …

Woz: Tesla, not Apple, will have the next tech moonshot

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When it comes to the next great tech breakthroughs, Steve Wozniak isn't betting on the company he founded.<p>Instead, he believes Tesla is at the forefront of anticipating the world to come.<p>In an interview …

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Bill Gates tells college students what careers he'd pursue today

"Plastics" may have been the career byword for Benjamin Braddock back in "The Graduate," but things have changed 50 years later.<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tweeted out a stream of advice for new college graduates (and anyone else) on Monday, and though he referenced the "plastics" line, Gates …

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Ikea’s hackable ‘open platform' furniture will go on sale early next year

The furniture is designed to be easily adapted to customers’ needs<p>Ikea has long been a target for furniture hackers, with customers finding new ways to repurpose items sold by the firm. Turn some shelves into a radiator cover? No problem. Make a toolbox on wheels out of a chest of drawers? Simple. …

How Ikea's New Joinery is Advancing Their Design

The Lisabo does more with less<p>Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The …

This brilliant iPhone device projects bedtime stories to your kids

Moonlite is a clip-on reel that uses your iPhone's flash to project bedtime stories.

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5 reasons why your laptop is slow

If your old laptop is starting to show its age, there can be any number of issues affecting its performance. Here are five likely culprits for why your laptop is running so frustratingly slow and five solutions to return it to its former glory.<p>1. Spinning hard drive<p>I speak from experience when I …

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Discounting is killing online retailers. Here's how one startup is trying to fix that.

JackThreads wants to bring the fitting room to your home.<p>Mark Walker had two goals for his startup this year: Get its new line of clothing into as many guys' homes as possible and get them to pay full price. He would have to get creative.<p>Walker, after all, is the CEO of JackThreads, a men's …

Amazon had a monster quarter with record profit because sure why not

Amazon is a massive company that brings in a ton of money but doesn't necessarily make much profit.<p>That's due to its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. He …

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The Day Is Coming When Customer Service Will Be Run by Chatbots

Facebook has a master plan. Don't worry, it does not involve the Terminator.<p>Facebook has almost two billion active users. At a developer conference today, the company announced plans to connect even more, and Mark Zuckerberg hinted at a near-future scenario where A.I.-controlled bots will answer …

Your Future Home Will Be Designed For Sharing (By Airbnb)

The rental company is considering the next step: designing spaces made specifically for homeowners who want to easily rent out spare rooms.<p>Joe Gebbia, Airbnb’s cofounder and chief product officer, likes to observe the simple ways that Airbnb hosts “hack” their homes in order to take on guests. He …

Why Virtual Reality Will Change Design Forever

VR won’t just change the way we experience life. It will change the way we create.<p>My dining room may never be the same. The Ikea table and vintage fiberglass chairs have been pushed aside. The perimeter is traced with dangling cords, precariously connecting a constellation of hastily tape-mounted …

Ikea turns kitchen remodeling into an HTC Vive VR game

Today Ikea is launching a pilot virtual reality app called the Ikea VR Experience as the first HTC Vive headsets begin to ship. The app, built using the Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games, puts Vive headset owners into a virtual Ikea kitchen of real-world size. Users can then change the cabinet and …

Kevin Spacey is a virtual reality hypebeast

Kevin Spacey is a great actor and theater director, but I'm a bigger fan of Kevin Spacey the breathless tech evangelist. When Spacey likes a trend, he invests his time, money, and celebrity. Streaming services are the future? Spacey becomes the star of the first breakout streaming TV series. Video …

VR will make working from home cooler than ever

Nascent entrepreneurs and seasoned pajama warriors know that working from home is life-changing … and also kind of sucks. That’s why WeWork’s valuation is $16 billion and why the most popular product in a coffee shop is the power outlet. As VR headsets shrink and pixel densities balloon, working …

CAT S60 is the first Android phone with built-in thermal camera, can withstand drops of nearly 2 meters

Bullitt Group has partnered with Cat in the UK to create the first Android smartphone with a built in thermal imaging camera. The embedded thermal camera from FLIR can detect heat and measure surface temperatures from distances of up to 100 feet. In the press release published today, the company …

How to transfer notes from Evernote to Apple Notes in bulk

After the release of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan I've been asked a few times if it was possible to transfer content from Evernote into Apple's revamped Notes app. And up until recently, I didn't think it was.<p>Then I stumbled upon this post on Yahoo Tech, where David Pogue walks through his reasons for …

Airbnb Celebrates Pride With A New Short Film About The Travel Challenges Gay Couples Face

The documentary, created in partnership with Molecule, features several queer and gay couples–a cisgender woman and a transgender man, and young and …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

Worry About the Things that You Can Change

Are you a worrier? Do you worry that you get worried by small things, big things, ALL things? The thing is – worrying takes up a lot of time and …

7 λόγοι που δεν θα κάνεις κάτι εξαιρετικό στη ζωή σου

Σε κοιτάω στα μάτια, (εντάξει, όχι ακριβώς αφού μάλλον διαβάζεις αυτό το άρθρο, αλλά μεταφορικά, σκίζω μία κυκλωπική τρύπα στο πρόσωπό σου αυτή τη …

The amazing thing about IKEA

IKEA should have failed. I recently went shopping at IKEA over the Easter weekend. It felt overcrowded and it seemed that the customers outnumbered …