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Apple showed interest in the technology of self-driving car

Apple showed interest in the technology of self-driving car
Apple showed interest in the technology of self-driving car

Apple Inc. showed interest in autonomous-vehicle technology. In a letter sent to U.S. transportation regulators, on November 22nd, Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity, noted that the company is thinking about software dealing with the control of self-driving cars. He stated that the company is “investing heavily in machine learning and automation” for various purposes “including transportation.” Continue reading Apple showed interest in the technology of self-driving car

New option allows Netflix subscribers to watch videos without internet

Netflix (Source: sec.gov)
Netflix (Source: sec.gov)

Netflix Inc., a videostreaming pioneer, has provided an option to its subscribers to download videos and shows on the mobile device at no extra cost. This would help the subscribers to watch the videos and shows even without any internet connection. Continue reading New option allows Netflix subscribers to watch videos without internet

BMW’s new i3 Electric Vehicle with better design and longer range

BMW’s new i3 Electric Vehicle with better design and longer range
BMW’s new i3 Electric Vehicle with better design and longer range

According to recent reports, BMW is working on a new i3 electric vehicle to be launched in the year 2017. This new/updated vehicle will come with improved car range and updated design. Continue reading BMW’s new i3 Electric Vehicle with better design and longer range

“Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell – A review

Outliers - The Story of Success
Outliers – The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell is one of the best-sellers in the U.S. This is the third non-fiction book by Gladwell that was published in 2008. Gladwell is an English journalist, author, and speaker from Canada. Previously, Gladwell wrote some popular books including “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” and “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference”.

Think differently (Source: dutchessny.gov)
Think differently (Source: dutchessny.gov)

The term “outliers” refers to the brightest and the best people, and who can achieve a high level of success by stepping out from the main thinking, i.e. they think differently. In the book, Gladwell tells about the factors that are mostly responsible for high levels of success. The author tells that we usually give too much attention to the characteristics of successful people, but we often forget to give attention to other important factors such as culture, family, and generation of successful people. While describing the factors behind the success of people, Gladwell also discusses the secrets of software billionaires, great soccer players, good mathematical abilities of Asians, and greatest rock bands. Continue reading “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell – A review

“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill – A review

Think and grow rich (original cover)
Think and grow rich (original cover)

Thousands of people in the present era are working on helping others through personal finance books. Main points in almost all of them include less spending, more saving, better investing, getting out of debt, and solving other such financial issues. However, the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill has presented those things in a way that none other book can. The book was among the best-selling books of all time. Continue reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill – A review

Photography – an art, a science, and a job

Photography (Source: SamAlive/Flickr)
Photography (Source: SamAlive/Flickr)

Main Points:

Photography is an interesting task that inspires many people to inspire many others. It starts from the art of creativity and imagination, goes from the science of click and light, and ends with a beautiful memory in the hand or book. For some people, this memory helps them in earning more memories.

So, one of my favorite ideas to earn more memories is through Dreamstime. You can join Dreamstime to earn money and help others to earn money through photography, here:

http://www.dreamstime.com/register#res11512567

Camera and photography (Source: Anonymous)
Camera and photography (Source: Anonymous)

Study Further:

Photo is a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide. It is recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material. The process of taking photos is known as photography. It is a science and art, and immediately after the invention of this process, it became a kind of job too.

Photography as an art

“I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.” – Fay Godwin

Photos help us to capture beautiful and unique moments in our life. They can make us laugh and they can also bring tears in our eyes. They can remind us of our past and they can inspire to do something great in our future. They make us creative and imaginative. A simple idea for creative photography is “Imagine novelty”.

Remember, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange

Photography as a science

“Photography is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Physics and chemistry is also involved behind the science of photography. Cameras for photography have lenses with particular focus and aperture. Light is involved in capturing those beautiful moments. Photography is also related to science in many other aspects as, for example, scientists have found that learning a new and mentally demanding skill such as photography can help in improving cognitive functioning (Park et al., 2013). In another study, scientists found that (edited) photos can manipulate our memories (Sacchi et al., 2007).

Photography as a job

“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” – Anonymous

Photos can also help us in earning money. People can make a good amount from photography. They adapt the profession of “photojournalism” or work as freelancers.

In the present technology of internet, it is easy for anyone to sell his or her photos online. Many free stock photo sites are available on internet and some of them are Dreamstime, Shutterstock, and Fotolia. You can join these sites and start earning by selling your photos and images. Interestingly, you can also make money by referring other people to these sites. One of my recently explored sites is Dreamstime. You can register yourself on the site here: http://www.dreamstime.com/register#res11512567

You can see some of my images on Dreamstime below:

Tree in front of light
© Photographer: Usman Zafar Paracha | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Railway track
© Photographer: Usman Zafar Paracha | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Sunset
© Photographer: Usman Zafar Paracha | Agency: Dreamstime.com

An old train
© Photographer: Usman Zafar Paracha | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Sources:
Park, D., Lodi-Smith, J., Drew, L., Haber, S., Hebrank, A., Bischof, G., & Aamodt, W. (2013). The Impact of Sustained Engagement on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Synapse Project Psychological Science, 25 (1), 103-112 DOI: 10.1177/0956797613499592

Sacchi, D., Agnoli, F., & Loftus, E. (2007). Changing history: doctored photographs affect memory for past public events Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21 (8), 1005-1022 DOI: 10.1002/acp.1394

Cocaine and its use in California

Cocaine (Credit: ljcesca/Flickr)
Cocaine (Credit: ljcesca/Flickr)

Cocaine:

Cocaine is a narcotic (alkaloid) obtained from coca leaves native to South America (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2013). Street names of cocaine are “C”, “Mojo”, “Aunt Nora”, “Dust”, “Charlie”, “Snow”, “Bernice”, “Toot”, “Nose Candy”, and “Sniff”. There is another form of cocaine, i.e. “freebase” cocaine. In this form, cocaine alkaloid in cocaine hydrochloride is “freed” from other components. It has less ability to be dissolved in the blood or mucous membranes of the nasal passages, but it can be effectively volatilized and smoked. Continue reading Cocaine and its use in California

Motivation for freelancers especially writers

Freelance writing is an interesting career (Credit: Stefan/Flickr)
Freelance writing is an interesting career (Credit: Stefan/Flickr)

Main Points:

Freelance writing is an interesting career. If you want to move forward in this career, you can have the option to join a community of earning writers and can have good freelance jobs here: http://www.writerbay.com/apply.html?writer=129083. For the jobs on WriterBay, (1) you have to fill a form, (2) pass a test on grammar and formatting styles, (3) write a little essay, and (4) upload a higher education certificate. However, this could be one your best choices.

You can also check a list of over 70 sources for freelance writing in the article below. Moreover, find good tips below for getting hired by writing companies.

“The only safe thing is to take a chance.” (Mike Nichols) Continue reading Motivation for freelancers especially writers

Alpari has applied for Insolvency – News

London based Alpari (U.K.) Ltd. has shown that it lacks sufficient financial resources and has applied for insolvency as noted by WSJ. Several companies are looking for its acquisition. According to Pepperstone Financial Services, which is an online currency trader, Alpari is a suitable acquisition target. Other firms such as IG Group Holdings PLC is also showing interest in the company. Continue reading Alpari has applied for Insolvency – News