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Este homem quer colocar um robô no seu bolso

O que falta para que os robôs se tornem uma parte tão essencial de nossas vidas quanto nossos smartphones, TVs e computadores? Pergunte para o …

Transar com Alguém na Realidade Virtual É Traição?

A realidade virtual não é apenas o futuro do sexo – é também o futuro da infidelidade.<p>Fazia mais de seis anos que eu não tocava outra mulher além de minha esposa. Mas agora eu me via em uma sala acariciando a mão de outra mulher. Era uma situação meio absurda, confesso. Enquanto a tocava, lembro de …

8.7 Inch Folding Flexible Touch Screen Display Unveiled By SEL

SEL has this week unveiled a new 8.7 inch flexible touch screen concept which takes the form of a 3-fold display building on the technology the …

Gear & Gadgets

Hungry Dragon: How China's Richest Billionaires Are Buying American

Chinese firms have inked 896 deals and poured $43 billion into the U.S. since 2000, according to data compiled by Rhodium Group. Over the past five years, China’s foreign direct investment in America has grown from $2 billion to $14 billion in 2013. Leading the charge are many of China’s 242 …

Why you probably won’t understand the web of the future

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>The giants of the connected world are finally waking up to one of the biggest obstacles in their stated missions of connecting billions more people to the internet: The language barrier.<p>This week alone, Google announced the “Indian Language Internet Alliance,” which …

Language

The Post-PC CEO: No Desk, No Desktop

Starwood’s Frits van Paasschen Turns to Smartphones, Tablets as Primary Work Tools<p>Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. relocated to a new headquarters in Stamford, Conn., a few years ago. That gave Chief Executive Frits van Paasschen a chance to get rid of some clutter.<p>The first thing to go? …

frits

An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy

The dawn of the twenty-first century has proved unsettling. It was not what we expected. Only a few years ago, the world was full with apparently justified optimism. The new century would be free of the ideological fights that plagued the twentieth. A consensus emerged that markets and democracy …

Economics

Wire Your Brain For Gratitude In 30 Seconds

<i>“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~William Faulkner</i><p>At Thanksgiving many of us reflect on what we are grateful for… and what’s for dinner. While a client was discussing gratitude with me, they asked if gratitude …

Yogurt May Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Yogurt has approached wonder-food status in recent years, as studies have suggested that it may help everything from irritable bowel syndrome to depression to high blood pressure. Now, research out in <i>BMC Medicine</i> suggests it’s also linked to lower risk for type 2 diabetes, a disease that currently …

Retirement Advice You Never Get But Need To Hear

Traditional retirement advice can be boring to some and less than fulfilling. Discussions about rollovers, precious metals, and the need to avoid probate can leave many new and soon-to-be retirees craving more. Desires that go beyond conventional financial recommendations and may include things …

Visual listening is the next big thing in social. Here’s why.

The human brain can process images in as little as 13 milliseconds, according to research from MIT released this year. That’s a hell of a lot faster than earlier studies, which suggested it takes 100 milliseconds. Visuals are just easier to consume: fact.<p>This is no secret to marketers. It’s the …

The iPad Is Dying? Long Live The iPhab!

On Black Friday, nearly everyone sold out of Apple’s iPad online and finding one at a retailer in the San Francisco Bay Area at least became a near impossible task. In the meantime, those lucky enough to obtain a good deal on one could fire it up and read this on <i>Business Insider</i>: “Proof That The …

Moving To The Cloud? How To Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers

Cloud computing is now an accepted mainstream IT model, with benefits that are clear and tangible. The federal government even has a “<b>​</b>cloud first” mandate, pushing for government agencies to move their software services to the cloud wherever and whenever they can.<p>What’s less clear to some is the …

The link between profits, investments and growth

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis unveiled its latest data release on revised U.S. Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter alongside the …

18 tips to dramatically boost your productivity

Sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.<p>In his book “Extreme Productivity,” Harvard lecturer Dr. Robert …

Passport Numbers, Credit Card Details, CVs And 47,000 SSNs: Sony Data Is Cyber Criminal Goldmine

In my own searches through the masses of Sony Pictures data dumped by the Guardians of Peace (GOP) there have been a small but not insignificant number of credit card details, most of which can be found in expenses forms or contractor payment documents, as well as various passport numbers, found in …

5 tech gadgets you need in your home today

Slide 1 of 7<p>Homeowners are increasingly looking to technology for home security solutions, to save on heating and cooling costs and even to help them …

Smart Homes

What will government look like in 2050?

Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s painting <i>Allegory of Good and Bad Government</i> (1337-1339) covers three walls of the Sala dei Nove in the Palazzo Pubblico in …

Macroeconomics Finally Gets Interesting

“The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.”<p>Since I began writing this letter some 15 years ago, I’ve always done an annual forecast letter, generally in the first week of January. That letter is typically the most-read issue of the year, and I spend more time thinking …

The Ten Reasons Why There Will Be Another Systemic Financial Crisis

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, has “a healthy fear of the unknown,” as in the “unknown” financial crisis that will happen sooner or later in our future. Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, reckons there will be a “discontinuance,” a financial crisis in the form of …

Apple and IBM reveal 10 iOS apps that aim to change the way you work

The way banks, airlines, wireless carriers, and even governments do business could soon change if Apple and IBM have anything to say about it. The …

Apps

Digital Spies Target Diplomats' iPhones, Androids And PCs With 'Inception' Malware

A range of politicians and diplomats have been targeted by stealthy hackers, who have been trying to thrust malware onto dignitaries’ iPhone and Android devices as well as PCs with varying degrees of success since this summer, according to security researchers.<p>The “excessively paranoid” attackers …

The Future Is Here: Is Virtual Reality Becoming A Reality For Business?

Virtual reality (VR) finally is on the verge of becoming practical. With new, light-weight headsets that provide immediate response times coming onto the market, VR advocates say almost every industry could benefit by immersing their employees or clients into virtual worlds for some activities.<p>Real …

Why the sharing economy could be the internet’s most divisive revolution yet

Concerns are growing that the supposedly benign philosophy behind the new wave of internet star names such as Airbnb and Uber simply disguises a rapacious business model<p>You can not only find someone online willing to rent you a room in their house, but someone who will share their car, their desk, …

Here Are All The Major Crises Russia Has Seen Over The Last 150 Years

The Russian economy has been through <i>a lot</i>.<p>Over the last year, Western sanctions and crashing oil prices bruised the Russian economy.<p>And this week was particularly bad. In an attempt to stabilize the ruble and inflation, the central bank raised rates up to 17%. Instead, the ruble plummeted to new …

5 waves of technology disruption that are just getting started

Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. This has really begun to worry me, because we are not ready for this change and most of our leading companies won’t exist 15–20 years from now. Here are five sectors to …