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ME Clock debuts 'ultimate digital life coach' to retrain your brain

5 New Year's Resolutions To Manage Your Tech Habits

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I took two weeks completely offline over the Holidays, and I learned something humbling. I like to blame technology itself for encouraging bad habits. But in my reluctance to come back onto the grid this week, I eased in cautiously, and I realized that most of the problems just arise...
5 New Year's Resolutions To Manage Your Tech Habits

[Cartoon] Last Place in the Hacker Olympics

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Bad software developers, like bad athletes, have bad habits. And that can be a whole lot of bad. Do you copy and paste someone else's code into your designs? Or maybe you spend all night debugging bad code that should have been more carefully written in the first place. The...
[Cartoon] Last Place in the Hacker Olympics
The Basis B1 Fitness Band Is Amazing But Still Needs Polish

7 Effective Ways To De-Junk Your Life

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If you purge your life of random belongings, bad habits, and unsatisfying relationships you’ll be left with something scary: time and space. What you do with all the extra time and space in your life after putting these tips into action is something we can discuss in the comments.Better yet,...
7 Effective Ways To De-Junk Your Life

Making News Useful

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Yesterday at the Googleplex, journalists, technologists and Googlers converged for the TechRaking summit. Our goal was to figure out how to break news of its bad habits lingering from the pre-Web era. We compared notes about our own organizations, shared examples of stories and projects, and dreamed up ways to...
Making News Useful

Horace Dediu on the bad habits of Apple analysts and why Tim Cook shouldn't be fired

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“I have few average days,” says Horace Dediu, one of the most well-respected watchers of the mobile industry, and Apple in particular, when asked about how he fills his time while running the Asymco blog and consultancy. “Right now it’s 2am and I’m in Australia. If I am at home...
Horace Dediu on the bad habits of Apple analysts and why Tim Cook shouldn't be fired

Lodsys v2.0: Intellectual Ventures sues AT&T, T-Mo and Sprint over MMS patents

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Reuters is reporting today on yet another lawsuit in the wireless industry. This time, Intellectual Ventures (IV) is suing AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile over intellectual property that facilitated the “swapping of multi-media messages between their customers.” Verizon is excluded from the suit, having already licensed the IP from the IV....
Lodsys v2.0: Intellectual Ventures sues AT&T, T-Mo and Sprint over MMS patents
Google Ventures' Joe Kraus: 'We're creating a culture of distraction'

A Good Place To Work

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At Opsware I used to teach a management expectations course because I deeply believed in training. In it, I made it clear that I expected every manager to meet with her people on a regular basis. I even gave instructions on how to conduct a 1:1 meeting so there could...
A Good Place To Work

Why are bad email habits so hard to break?

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I love the idea of making email suck less. As a reporter, email is one of the most important tools of my job: for communicating with sources, my editors and colleagues, companies I cover, receiving news tips, and more. Admittedly, my current email work flow is pretty awful. And I...
Why are bad email habits so hard to break?

5 apps for shaping up your health habits in the new year

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If you’re anything like me, you start the new year confident that you can kick your bad habits to the curb, but by February, it’s those grand ambitions for self-improvement that get left behind instead. Without external support, it can be difficult to stick to resolutions for improving your diet,...
5 apps for shaping up your health habits in the new year
Mobile apps that can help you kick your bad habits

The 21 worst tech habits--and how to break them

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Photograph by Robert CardinA bad habit can ruin your digital life just as easily as it can harm your offline one. You bite your nails. Your house is a sty. You never signal before changing lanes, and when you finally reach your destination, you're 30 minutes late. We all...
The 21 worst tech habits--and how to break them

I'm Actually Flossing After Using This App That Will Reprogram Your Bad Habits (AAPL)

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Lift is a simple app with a humble mission - to help its users cultivate good habits. Simply maintain a list of tasks that you want to turn into a habit and tell the app when you want to be reminded to carry them out. For example, I have a...
I'm Actually Flossing After Using This App That Will Reprogram Your Bad Habits (AAPL)

Catch-em Is Raising $50K to Jump to the US, but Are We Ready for Big Brother?

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Driving can turn perfectly civilized, pleasant people into total assholes. A person that would never push another human being in front of a subway may have no problem cutting someone off in traffic. Drivers will typically tone down their bad habits when they know they’re being watched, but that...
Catch-em Is Raising $50K to Jump to the US, but Are We Ready for Big Brother?

Phlo for Mac provides handy shortcuts to the search pages of popular websites

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Cynapse has released a new Mac app called Phlo, a convenient search bar that takes you straight to the search pages of popular websites like Amazon, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia. Phlo’s interface is just two text boxes – one for the query and the other for site you want to search....
Phlo for Mac provides handy shortcuts to the search pages of popular websites
The Oddly Untapped Market: Self-Driving Cars

10 practices of highly ineffective software developers

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Some are bad habits to overcome; some are poor decisions forced by managers who don't know what they're doing. Read 'em ... and weep...
10 practices of highly ineffective software developers
Microsoft may drop full retail Windows 8 boxes -- and that's a good thing

Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month

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Well, what the heck. For the second straight month, according to the well-regarded NetMarketShare, Chrome lost global aggregate market share. Internet Explorer 9 surged, but IE as a whole eased, just like Chrome. Firefox, on the strength of its 10th version (which is quite good), eked minor gains. We watch this...
Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month

Researchers shut down habits with a burst of light

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uwrf.edu Habits are a powerful thing. Once formed, they require little conscious thought, which can be a good thing (you can drive a manual transmission while paying attention to traffic) or a bad one, like lighting a cigarette. Bad habits can be hard to break, but researchers modified some...
Researchers shut down habits with a burst of light

Have a break ... the secrets of chocolate | Athene Donald

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Originally much prized by the Aztecs in the form of a bitter drink, chocolate has a long history of giving pleasure, achievable only by sophisticated processing of an irritatingly variable raw productHad a good Christmas? And now have you got your New Year's Resolution(s) at the ready? It's that moment...
Have a break ... the secrets of chocolate | Athene Donald

Artist Talks Subway Etiquette Signs

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Photo via leonem's flickr The West Village artist behind the subway etiquette signs, Jason Shelowitz (aka jayshells), is being embraced by the masses for his good deed/public art project. He's created around 400 of the posters, all calling out straphanger's on their unsavory underground habits. So far only 50...
Artist Talks Subway Etiquette Signs
Drink up! Coffee associated with lower risk of death
Wanna Make It In The Valley? Better Eat Your Kale
Lift fattens up with funding to help you keep your New Year's resolutions

A good place to work?

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It’s just another %&$! day for Dre, so I begin like this No medallions, dreadlocks or black fists Just that gangsta glare with the gangsta raps —Dr. Dre, “Let Me Ride” At Opsware I used to teach a management expectations course, because I deeply believed in training. In it, I...
A good place to work?
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