Beat your brain’s stupid hyperbolic discounting

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Dispassionately, we know that cheating on our diets or procrastinating on our stupid deadlines isn’t worth it, but our stupid brains treat most future consequences as if they’re worth nothing, while treating any present-moment benefits as though they were precious beyond riches — so how do you get the “hyperbolic discounting” part of your brain to shut up and listen to reason?
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Postmates Partners With Everlane To Bring Customers Select Items On-Demand In San Francisco

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Everlane_2 Postmates has made it possible for customers to order from all their favorite restaurants, charging a small per-delivery fee for the service. Today, through a partnership with online clothing retailer Everlane, it’s showing that it can reduce the time it takes for customers to get select apparel delivered from days down to within an hour. Read More

Inside Startup Alley, Day 1

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Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 7.51.53 AM As we kick into gear here on Day 2 of Disrupt SF, let’s take a look back at the companies that took part in yesterday’s Startup Alley here at the venue. The TechCrunch staff walked the area with a roving mic and camera to see just who was around, and what they were building. The Alley always has a diverse group of startups, so the following set of clips is a fun mix. Our own… Read More

iPhone 6 and iWatch event: Live updates, news, and more from Apple’s announcement in Cupertino

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The September 9th Apple event is shaping up to be one for the ages. The long-rumored iWatch is finally expected to debut, and rumors suggest we’ll see two new variants of the iPhone 6. Follow our live blog for up to the second updates, and stay tuned to this StoryStream for every news update, hands-on, in-depth report and more!

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Can hybrid wings help San Francisco’s ferries capture the wind? Detours episode 3 debuts tomorrow

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Come along with The Verge for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways. Check in for new dispatches every Wednesday.

San Francisco’s ferries serve over 7 million commuters a year, but they’re extremely inefficient when it comes to energy use. Wind+Wing is testing an alternative technology: the company’s wing can be attached to boats to create a hybrid system that has the potential to radically reduce fuel use.

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Nest now works with Crestron and other popular home automation systems

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Nest Labs announced today that Control4, Crestron, Dropcam, Remote Technologies Incorporated, and Universal Remote Control are now compatible with its line of products. The “Works with Nest” developer program facilitating the integration was announced in 2013, along with the company’s partnership with Control4. “Professional installers are a key market partner for Nest and we’re committed to enabling our products to connect with the home automation systems they trust and install every day,” said Nest founder Matt Rogers.

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The man who launched the Dreamcast reflects on its 15 year anniversary

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Millions of people will sign on to their video game console of choice today to play Destiny, the much anticipated online-multiplayer video game from the creators of the Halo franchise. But the rise of online gaming, the astronomical success specifically of multiplayer shooters, even the construction of Xbox Live, the home of the Halo games, are all indebted to the Sega Dreamcast. The doomed console paved the way for online gaming with a 56K gaming and a handful of atypical accessories, like a broadband adapter and mouse and keyboard.

Former president of Sega of America and current Chief Operating Officer at Electronic Arts took a moment to remember his experience launching the Dreamcast 15 years ago today, on September 9, 1999….

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Nest Finally Works With Control4, Crestron, RTI And URC Home Automation Systems

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nest-home Today, at CEDIA EXPO 2014, Nest made the day of every home automator installers and retailers everywhere: Nest finally works with the major players in home automation, Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) and Universal Remote Control (URC). These are the pricey advanced home automation systems that, up until now, did not officially support the popular Nest Learning… Read More

Live From Apple’s iPhone Event In Cupertino

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IMG_3775 Apple is holding an event today in Cupertino that kicks off at 10 AM PT, and we’re already here at the Flint Center holding it down. Next to the theater is the giant cube-like white mystery building that Apple has constructed on the site specifically for this show, whose purpose is yet to be revealed. We’ll be posting photos and updates (with Matthew Panzarino on the keyboard… Read More

Agile outside of software

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Later this week I’m doing a presentation at Agile On The Beach entitled: “Agile outside of software development”. (I resisted the temptation to call it “Agile Beyond Software”). The presentation will attempt to answer a question which is often asked at, and around, Agile On The Beach: “Is Agile only for Software Development?”
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