Vivaldi Browser Will Make You Forget About Firefox and Chrome Forever

Aside from phones, web browsers are perhaps our most personal tools. A browser needs to be 100% customizable if you want to make it truly yours, but sadly that’s not the case with the ones available today. Many people sometimes resort to using two browsers to get the best of all worlds. But there is one new contender that promises to live up to everyone’s expectations for the first time in browser history.

Promoted with the tagline, “a browser for our friends,” Vivaldi is the brainchild of former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner. Along with a dedicated engineering team, he achieved what can be considered the most customizable and usable browser yet.

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Bill Gates’ Boldest Predictions and How 4PSA Is Fulfilling Them

We’ve always heard about Bill Gates the geek versus Steve Jobs the visionary, but the reality is both had a bit of the other in them. In fact, Gates had probably more vision than Jobs had a geeky side. Here’s some compelling evidence of that.

After reading Gates’ 1999 book “Business @ the Speed of Thought,” Markus Kirjonen – who is a business student at Aalto University in Finland – did a writeup aggregating the Microsoft founder’s boldest predictions for the future. Not surprisingly (to us, at least) many of them have or are in the process of being fulfilled.

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Here’s Why Americans Spent $22 Billion on Video Games in 2014

Despite being decades old, games and computer entertainment in general never seems to fade away. In fact, if the latest developments are any indication, demand for complex interactive virtual worlds is on the rise, and we may soon find ourselves spending much of our time in simulated environments.

But let’s talk present day. To draw a clearer picture of the computer and video game industry as a whole, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) conducted a study on more than 4,000 American households to determine things like who plays video games, who buys the hardware and the content, what types of games are played most often, how interacting with games affects our brains, etc.

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VoipNow 3.5 Is Out And Boy Are We Proud Of It

After months of painstaking work, we can proudly say that the final version of VoipNow 3.5 is out and ready for grabs. This milestone release packs as many improvements as King Leonidas had Spartan soldiers.

A quick recap of the who’s who in this update: WebRTC over SIP with audio and video support on all desktop and mobile browsers, a big data, search and analytics engine, full media encryption, and improved security. We gave the web management interface a makeover to harmonize the graphics, and there are now five color themes to choose from.

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Here’s How Your Life Would Be In Every Other Country on Earth

Ever wonder how things would have turned out for you had you lived elsewhere on the planet? Sure you have, but it’s not so easy to get an instant overview of the most relevant aspects by comparison to your home land. Scrub that. Now it is.

Last year, developer Jason Horsley made it his job to answer this question. He created this website called MyLifeElsewhere.com which compares a bunch of statistical data points obtained from none other than the CIA.

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How To Find Happiness At Work

Few people find happiness in what they do for a living. It doesn’t have to do with the job necessarily. You could be an underpaid gardener but still love to pick at plants all day. The important thing is to approach your job with great attention to a particular set of defining elements that dictate whether or not you’ll be happy there. According to Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart, there’s a whole bunch of things you could do to be happy at work. Even if your job stinks.

Bradberry cites a study by Gallup according to which just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work,” that those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as the unhappy bunch, and that 50% of happiness is influenced by genetics, while the rest is up to you.

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Quote Of The Day By Katharine Hepburn

Author: RKO Radio Pictures (work for hire)

Everyone appreciates strength in another person, perhaps even more so in women who show determination to be who they want to be, say what they want to say, and act how they want to act.

Speaking of acting, there’s one American persona who defied all the hardships life threw at her and became one of the best known characters not just in Hollywood, but in history.

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun – Katharine Hepburn.

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How to Become Anything You Want In Just ONE Step

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What do successful people believe in? Ghostwriter & speaker Jeff Haden tries to answer this question with ten examples of ordinary beliefs that lie at the core of successful types. You wouldn’t believe how many simple-yet-crucial things most of us overlook.

According to the influencer, these ten beliefs are not to be ignored if you’re aiming for the stars: 1) success is only inevitable in hindsight; 2) you can choose choose yourself; 3) your role is to serve; 4) you’ll win through persistence; 5) doing things no one else is willing to do; 6) making lasting connections; 7) strategy is important… but execution is everything; 8) real leadership is determined over years, not moments; 9) work comes first and payoff comes later… often much later; 10) you’ll write your own slice of history.

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These Are The Happiest Countries

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SDSN is out with its World Happiness Report for 2015, ranking the top happiest (and saddest) countries based on a distinct set of criteria. Feel grateful if you live in northern Europe, or anywhere above the Ecuator for that matter.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) produced the report with the help of leading experts in economics, neuroscience, and national statistics. The PDF describes how measurements of subjective well-being can be used to assess national progress.

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Facebook Gives a Blow to Referral-Dependent Businesses

Facebook has announced new changes to the way it maintains your news feed. If you’re a regular folk with a moderate social activity online, the changes are for the best. If you’re a business that heavily relies on referral traffic, buckle up.

The announcement says the changes are meant to better display the content that matters to you. The changes were necessary because people keep posting more and more stuff, and as this content expands, its reach gobbles up under its own heft.

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