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Deliver a Better Presentation by Reminding Yourself It's Not About You [Mind Hacks]

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We all give presentations in our work and lives, whether it's a one-on-one meeting with your boss or a lecture to a room full of people. Psychology Today offers a great guide to giving a successful presentation.Photo by James Jordan. I'm presenting a panel at SXSW this year, and the...
Deliver a Better Presentation by Reminding Yourself It's Not About You [Mind Hacks]
Paralyzed rat walks with the help of a robotic harness and chemical injection

CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince On Beating Disrupt Battlefield Nerves And Avoiding Site Meltdowns

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CloudFlare launched almost exactly two years ago at the first TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. It was an incredible experience for us, and we owe a significant amount of our success to the stage Disrupt provided us. Since then, we’ve rolled out 23 data centers (one per month since launch),...
CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince On Beating Disrupt Battlefield Nerves And Avoiding Site Meltdowns

Former Dragon's Den contestant Peter Hart launches Pitchforit, a video pitching service

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Successful Dragon’s Den contestant, Peter Hart of Fun Fancy Dress, has revealed a new business venture that was inspired by his experience on the TV show. Pitchforit is a video pitching site that is described as ‘Dragon’s Den without the nerves’ – so basically getting your pitch in front of...
Former Dragon's Den contestant Peter Hart launches Pitchforit, a video pitching service

13-Year-Old Thinks She's Come Up With A Pretty Sweet Cure For Hiccups

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A 13-year-old Connecticut native, Mallory Kievman, thinks she's found a cure for hiccups. After researching some solutions online, she's created patent-pending lollipops, Hiccupops, made from apple cider vinegar and sugar. UConn graduate students have been enlisted to help her launch the product. “It triggers a set of nerves in your...
13-Year-Old Thinks She's Come Up With A Pretty Sweet Cure For Hiccups

Real Gamification Mechanics Require Simplicity And, Yes, Game Designers Can Do It

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. My gamification post two weeks ago (which described everything you...
Real Gamification Mechanics Require Simplicity And, Yes, Game Designers Can Do It

Twitter Roach takes guidance from tweets, ushers in a terrifying 2013 (video)

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We've already seen cockroaches turned into unwitting puppets for human overlords, but never have we seen dominance quite so casual as with Brittany Ransom's recent Twitter Roach art project. While part of the exhibition, one of the insects wore a modified RoboRoach backpack with an Arduino add-on that took...
Twitter Roach takes guidance from tweets, ushers in a terrifying 2013 (video)

Introducing the strangest creature on the planet: the audience | Charlie Brooker

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It's not misanthropy. I like the individual people. It's when they get together that they're a problemLast year, I attended a glamorous TV award ceremony in order to not win an award. Inside the auditorium, the audience was segregated into glittering stars in the seats down below and members of...
Introducing the strangest creature on the planet: the audience | Charlie Brooker

Do Teens Text Too Much?

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Do Teens Text Too Much? is a post from Chris PirilloAccording to a study done by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, young people between the ages of 12 and 17 send more than 100 texts a day. This may be due in part to the many unlimited plans...
Do Teens Text Too Much?

NASA's Seven Minutes of Terror: Curiosity's precarious Mars landing explained (video)

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Edited and scored with dramatic tension of a summer blockbuster trailer, NASA's put together a gripping short clip that dresses down Curiosity's mission to Mars for the layman. The "car-sized" rover, set to touchdown on August 5th of this year at 10:31PM PDT, is currently journeying towards the Red...
NASA's Seven Minutes of Terror: Curiosity's precarious Mars landing explained (video)

I'm Not The Product, But I Play One On The Internet

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"If you're not paying for the product, you are the product." I don't know who said it first, but the line has achieved a kind of supernatural resonance online. And for good reason - it describes a kind of modern internet company that provides a free service. These businesses are...
I'm Not The Product, But I Play One On The Internet

Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers

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Facebook gave investors something to ponder ahead of its mid-May IPO, when it filed an amended S-1 to report lower quarterly revenue and net income for the first three months of 2012. Where has the money gone? Look under its hood, strip away its go-faster stripes and you see Facebook...
Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers

DARPA developing muscle-controlled prosthetic limbs that can feel (video)

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DARPA's no stranger to bionic limb research, however two new projects under the agency's RE-NET program focus on improving amputees' link to their prosthetics. RE-NET aims to develop the technology that will connect artificial limbs to existing nerves and muscles. Once that's achieved, users will be able feel with...
DARPA developing muscle-controlled prosthetic limbs that can feel (video)
Neural interfacing research could hold key to better prosthetics

Face It Silicon Valley, You're Socially Awkward. Now, Fix it.

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I remember my first networking event in Silicon Valley back when I’d just started at Forbes in 2008. I was standing with the only two people I knew when we were approached by a tall, handsome entrepreneur, whom I will not name. He said, “Hello” to the men I was sitting...
Face It Silicon Valley, You're Socially Awkward. Now, Fix it.
Does Your Phone Know How Happy You Are? The Emotion-Recognition Industry Comes Giddily Of Age

NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

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Another prototype from DoCoMo aimed at Nihon's commuters, the i beam concept tablet forgoes any touch at all, allowing the user (once they're at the specified 'sweet spot') to navigate around apps and screens using your eyes. Two sensors along the bottom edge of the tablet track both of...
NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

Softbank CEO Tries to Ease Investor Nerves

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The market value of Softbank fell by almost $9 billion over two days in response to its debt-financed acquisition of Sprint Nextel, but its shares rallied nearly 10% on the heels of the CEO's impassioned pitch for the deal....
Softbank CEO Tries to Ease Investor Nerves
Blogger Kirkpatrick scores $1M in the bank for Little Bird, a startup about real influence

Google Fights Back Against Microsoft’s “Putting People First” Ad Campaign

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Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced a new campaign that would highlight how Microsoft was a better option for disgruntled Google users looking for a place that would provide them with better privacy controls. Now, Google is fighting back. On its Public Policy Blog, the company just posted a number of...
Google Fights Back Against Microsoft’s “Putting People First” Ad Campaign

Kingmax intros UI-05 USB flash drive with glass ceiling, lets you see memory storage 'in action'

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If you ever thought the world of flash storage was, well, a little pedestrian, then you've clearly never met Kingmax. The memory-maker likes to spice things up with world firsts, and exhibits an enthusiasm for the utilitarian product that can only be admired. The latest innovation? A USB drive...
Kingmax intros UI-05 USB flash drive with glass ceiling, lets you see memory storage 'in action'

Oracle patches Java exploits, toughens its default security levels

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Oracle hasn't had a great start to 2013. It's barely into the new year, and Apple and Mozilla are already putting up roadblocks to some Java versions after discoveries of significant browser-based exploits. The company has been quick to respond, however, and already has a patched-up version ready to...
Oracle patches Java exploits, toughens its default security levels

Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

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Scientists across the world are tweeting about how experiments really get done. Some are brutally honest, most are very funnyScientists are a precise bunch. Our experiments are carefully planned down to the last detail, the methods we use are selected with great care and forethought and our sample sizes are...
Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

Science: It’s a girl thing! This teaser video is hitting the wrong nerves online

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Much as we aim to support women in technology and science, there are some things that seem to do the cause no favours and the European Commission’s latest teaser video is not going down well. Indeed it appears to be more tease than science. We think it is supposed to...
Science: It’s a girl thing! This teaser video is hitting the wrong nerves online

Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers

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Das Keyboard promotes the sound of their peripheral more than anything--their tagline is "The Mechanical Keyboard That Clicks." Now they're going after the market that craves the sweet benefits of a mechanical keyboard but can't stand the constant commotion that comes with it. Meet the Professional Model S Quiet:...
Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers

Pirate Bay 'Buyer' Receives Probation, Court Dismisses Most "Swindling" Charges

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During June 2009 a somewhat surprising story began to emerge. The Pirate Bay would be sold for $7.8 million, turned into a legal site, and the whole deal would be completed within a couple of months. The urgency of the announcement and apparent imminent closure of the deal was a...
Pirate Bay 'Buyer' Receives Probation, Court Dismisses Most "Swindling" Charges
"Everything incriminating has been burned": Anons fight panic after Sabu betrayal

I Have The Same Disease As Larry Page, And No, It's Not So Benign

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On Tuesday, Google CEO Larry Page broke the silence that his voice has nearly dwindled to, to confess the reason for it. He told the world that he has paralyzed vocal cord nerves which have made his voice grow soft and hoarse. The paralyzed nerves may be related to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis,...
I Have The Same Disease As Larry Page, And No, It's Not So Benign

Five Ways You're Annoying Everyone On Social Media

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Five Ways You're Annoying Everyone On Social Media (Jeff Bullas)It's always useful to know what practices to avoid in...
Five Ways You're Annoying Everyone On Social Media

New mind-controlled bionic limb to debut with a 103-story stair-climb

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Zac Vawter thinks big. A software engineer and former competitive long-distance runner, Vawter’s blog is a list of his not-so-modest aspirations, things like winning a marathon or writing a new large-scale search engine. After the motorcycle accident that took his right leg, Vawter kept running and quickly volunteered as a...
New mind-controlled bionic limb to debut with a 103-story stair-climb
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