Archive for March, 2016

Career Advice No One Tells You

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

By: Raghav Haran

Most people have “okay” jobs.

We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day.

There’s nothing wrong with this.

But some people perform at a totally different level.

They’re the people who land executive level positions by their early 30s while everyone else is still trying to “work their way up.”

They’re the people who jump out of bed every morning, excited about the day ahead while everyone else drags themselves out of bed every Monday.

They’re the people who impact thousands of people through their work, while everyone else keeps themselves busy with pointless tasks at work.

Here’s what they understand, that most people don’t.

https://medium.com/life-learning/career-advice-no-one-tells-you-8be1bcd330cb#.oxrdvqav2

How cancer cells fuel their growth

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Scientists surprised to find amino acids, not sugar, supply most building blocks for tumor cells.

Scientists had believed that most of the cell mass that makes up new cells, including cancer cells, comes from that glucose. However, MIT biologists have now found, to their surprise, that the largest source for new cell material is amino acids, which cells consume in much smaller quantities.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
March 7, 2016

http://news.mit.edu/2016/how-cancer-cells-fuel-their-growth-0307

This Tiny Change to Your Morning Routine Will Supercharge Your Productivity All Day

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

BY JESSICA STILLMAN

Why is making your bed such a powerful way to start your day? He offers three reasons.

First, “making your bed will…reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”

Second, because success (no matter how miniscule) breeds success. “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed,” McRaven explains.

http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/this-tiny-change-to-your-morning-routine-will-supercharge-your-productivity-all-.html

 

Search app in iphone

Monday, March 14th, 2016

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Scientists develop Matrix-style technique of ‘feeding’ information directly into your brain

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Brain boffins have been working on the development of sci-fi tech that could make learning easy as having a sleep in future

11:40, 29 FEB 2016

UPDATED 07:57, 1 MAR 2016

BY TAYLOR GEALL

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/scientists-develop-matrix-style-technique-7463286

 

Five industries set to be shaped by virtual reality

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Think virtual reality and for some 80s headsets and gaming arcades still spring to mind. However thanks to advances in technology and the increasing affordability ability to create immersive 3D environments, the medium is disrupting many industries…

https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/five-industries-set-be-shaped-virtual-reality

Turn Location Services on or off

Monday, March 14th, 2016
  • Frequent Locations: To learn places that are significant to you, your iOS device will keep track of places you have recently been, as well as how often and when you visited them. This data is kept solely on your device and won’t be sent to Apple without your consent. It will be used to provide you with personalized services, such as predictive traffic routing.

 

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203033

This is the world’s first actually-useful bendable phone

Monday, March 14th, 2016

17 FEBRUARY 16  by MATT BURGESS

You can turn pages of a book, and launch an explosive Angry Bird into the sky, by grabbing this phone at the ends and bending it.

The smartphone prototype, named ReFlex and designed by academics at Queen’s University, Canada, is one of the first true implementations of a bendable screen into mobile OS design. The researchers created the phone with a 720p LG flexible OLED touch screen, Android’s KitKat, and a haptic actuator to detect the phone bending and provide feedback to the user.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-02/17/bending-phone-reflex-works

Revolutionary flexible smartphone allows users to feel the buzz by bending their apps

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have developed the world’s first full-colour, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multitouch with bend input. The phone, which they have named ReFlex, allows users to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with their apps through bend gestures.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-02-reflex-revolutionary-flexible-smartphone-users.html#jCp