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Mode.ai launches ecommerce bot platform powered by computer vision

Since coming out of stealth last year, Mode.ai has created bots for Levi’s, Louis Vuitton, and ProFlowers, but today the computer vision startup announced it has launched a platform for small businesses and ecommerce merchants to create their own Facebook Messenger bots.<p>Since automated bots for …

How Getting in Shape Taught Me the Secret to Building the Business of My Dreams

Fame. Power. Wealth. If you are like me, you probably desire to attain one of the three attributes above (if not all three.) And as ambitious men and …

3 Carry-On Travel Backpacks Under $150

Choosing the right backpack is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. If it’s too small, you won’t have enough space to fit your …

7 Illogical Statements that Smart People Never Make

These errors in logic are red flags that the person using them can't (or won't) think clearly.<p>Never in modern times have so many people in so many powerful positions had so feeble a grasp on the basics of logic and reason. With this in mind, here's what passes for "a sound argument" among the …

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22 Must-have apps to be more productive at work

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share28<p>+16<p>Shares 59<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

Meet Willow, the first truly wearable smart breast pump

Let me tell you something about breast pumping: it sucks. Everybody hates it. No matter which side of the Mommy Wars you stand on (whether you’re pro breastfeeding or pro formula) we can all agree on one thing: pumping is the equivalent of hell on Earth.<p>Pumping is tedious, loud, it can hurt, take a …

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

17 things you didn't know the latest Apple TV could do

As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest one can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>However, with all the new powers comes new complexity. There's also a brand-new touch-sensitive remote control to master. And it turns out, …

Testosterone Decreases The Ability To Feel Empathy By Interrupting Brain Networks

Whenever there’s a quarrel, fist-fight or bar brawl, testosterone usually has something to do with it. Famous for fuelling aggression, this male sex …

Neurology

Mobile phones don't cause brain cancer after all: study

We’ve all been told a lot of things that may or may not be true over the course of our lives: don’t swim for an hour after eating, drink water upside down to cure hiccups and cell phones cause brain cancer. However, a new 30-year study out of Australia claims that there is no correlation between …

Blood test shows chance of suffering heart attack within five years

A simple blood test could warn people whether they are likely to suffer a heart attack within five years, scientists believe.<p>Researchers have discovered that high levels of antibodies – molecules produced by the immune system – are linked to a low risk of heart problems, regardless of other risk …

The Yamaha LL-TA Guitar turns a lonely little room into a concert hall

“Well you’re in your little room,” wrote the bard. “And you’re working on something good. But if it’s really good you’re gonna need a bigger room.” With the Yamaha LL-TA you can have just that.<p>The $1,600 Yamaha LL-TA – the TA stands for Transacoustic – is an acoustic guitar with a built-in effects …

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The climate that most of us grew up with is gone for good

On Tuesday, two government science agencies announced that the first six months of 2016 were the warmest first half of any year on record.<p>The data …

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

Psychology

These are the best arguments from the 3% of climate scientist 'skeptics.' Really. | Dana Nuccitelli

Contrarian climate scientist Roy Spencer summed up the contrarian case for a fossil fuel and tobacco-funded think tank<p>When I give a presentation and mention the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming, I’m often asked, “what’s the deal with the other 3%?”. These are the publishing …

Climate

Facebook data from 160k accounts found cat people to be sad and lonely

Facebook researchers examined the behavior of over 160,000 users to help put an end to the cat vs dog debate once and for all. Its findings were actually in line with long-held stereotypes that dog people tend to be friendly, outgoing and generally likable while cat people are more likely to be …

Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

<b>A controversial study that found there has been no slowdown in global warming has been supported by new research.</b><p>Many researchers had accepted that the rate of global warming had slowed in the first 15 years of this century.<p>But new analysis in the journal Science Advances replicates findings that …

17 useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

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This super precise handwriting robot is so satisfying to watch

AxiDraw V3 could be the unlikely savior of the art of penmanship. Created by Evil Mad Scientist, it's a pen-plotting robot that serves as a “personal …

Why Insanely Successful People Never Reveal Their Dreams and You Shouldn’t Either

You may think that sharing your dreams is the first step to successfully achieving them. You’ll have more motivation and people will be able to hold …

Seven great habits of the most successful people

Many people wonder how they can become highly successful, not realizing that they hold within them everything they need to achieve all of the success they desire.<p>Successful people are where they are today because of their habits. Habits determine 95% of a person's behavior.<p>Everything that you are …

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5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know

Use these tech tricks to outsmart the airlines and save yourself some cash.<p>We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is …

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Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

This Insanely Talented Mom Makes Disney-Inspired Food Sculptures Out of Her Son's Lunch

This isn't your average PB&J sandwich.<p>When I was in middle school, the coolest thing about my lunch was the Lisa Frank lunchbox it came in. The contents inside, typically a peanut butter sandwich, were not so cool.<p>Mom of the Year and talented food artist, Laleh Mohemedi, is making sure her son has …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

<i>Editor’s Note (7/29/16): An earlier version of this story contained several biographical inaccuracies and did not give Jim Papadopoulos a chance to</i> …

Mathematics