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Microsoft to drop Windows 10 S as a stand-alone product

Windows 10 S was supposed to be Microsoft's firm answer to Chrome OS, offering comparable security (by limiting you to Microsoft Store apps) while running more powerful software. However, its implementation for home users has been ham-fisted: you <i>have</i> to unlock Windows 10 Pro if you want more …

US energy shakeup continues as solar capacity set to triple

Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country’s chief electricity source, reports Climate Central<p>Solar power capacity in the US will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has …

Millennials need to ditch their parents’ outdated career ladders and embrace job-hopping

Five years ago, I seemed to have it all. I was 28 years old and making $70,000 a year working for the federal government. I had a fancy job title, a nice apartment, health care, generous retirement benefits, and job security in the midst of the recession. You literally <i>can’t</i> get fired from working …

Employment

Why image recognition is about to transform business

Ken Weiner Contributor<p>Ken Weiner is the CTO of GumGum.<p>At Facebook’s recent annual developer conference, Marc Zuckerberg outlined the social network’s artificial intelligence (AI) plans to “build systems that are better than people in perception.” He then demonstrated an impressive image recognition …

Machine Learning

Germany Unveils the First Section of a 62-Mile Bicycle Superhighway

Cyclists in Germany are getting their own form of the Autobahn. The country has recently opened the first five-kilometer (three-mile) stretch of a bicycle highway that will eventually span over 100 kilometers (62 miles). This special four-meter-wide (13 feet) path differs from a traditional bike …

The Untapped Potential of Health Care APIs

Leaders of most internet-based businesses have realized the critical importance of using open application programming interfaces (APIs) to expand the reach of their organizations. If the health care industry followed suit, the impact on the quality and cost of care, the patient’s experience, and …

How B2B Marketers Can Get Started with Social Media

Many B2B CEOs still believe that social media isn’t right for them. And it’s no surprise. The attention being paid to social today mostly focuses on reaching out to consumers. But social media marketing can offer B2B marketers a range of benefits if they take advantage of it, from increasing …

A More Practical Model for Law Schools

The JD is no longer the ticket it once was to a stable career and high earnings. With skyrocketing levels of student debt and limited job opportunities, potential law students are foregoing legal careers. And with depleted budgets and enrollment at a 40-year low, law schools are scrambling to …

The Company That Brings The Magic To New York City’s Holiday Windows

The creative secrets of Spaeth Design, maker of all those incredible, sparkling holiday windows you gawk at every year on Fifth Avenue.<p>Exactly a week after Thanksgiving this year, the office of Spaeth Design was abuzz with great news. “Lord & Taylor got platinum, and Bloomingdale’s got silver,” …

Forget big data – it's time for big algorithms to change the world

It's no good just having data – it's what you do with it that counts. In five years, one million new devices will come online every hour, creating …

How Big Data Is Changing Insurance Forever

The insurance industry works on the principle of risk. Customers take out policies based on their assessment of a particularly bad thing happening to them, and insurers offer them cover based on their assessment of the cost of covering any claims.<p>So wouldn’t it benefit everyone if there was a way …

Where Ideas Actually Come From

A thunderbolt of inspiration? Try again. One entrepreneur describes the long slog that led to his big idea.<p>There’s a popular notion in tech lore of the lone genius who’s struck by a lightning bolt of inspiration and out pops a brilliant product idea, fully formed and crystal clear. Sure, that might …

Germany could send troops into streets for first time since war

Berlin debates contentious move as France extends state of emergency and Italy boosts protection<p>Germany could deploy armed soldiers on its streets for the first time since the Second World War, as Europe went into lockdown in the wake of the Paris attacks.<p>The German proposals would be highly …

Innovating Innovation Strategy: Part 3

Try playing the wild card when you innovate.<p>[In the part-two installment of this three-part article, I showed how the two major growth strategies--push and pull strategies--both fall short when it comes to meeting the demands of innovation. Here are three approaches to effectively confront the …

7 Usability Testing Tools You Need Now

If you have a business with a website, you know that there are always things you can do in order to make that website better, and easier for your …

UX Design

These Apple veterans want you to never have to leave your texting app to get things done

And this has certain developers looking toward not trying to develop single-use apps, but an app that could serve as an ecosystem for endless other mini-apps. The best example of this possible future is WeChat, the Chinese messaging behemoth that has 549 million monthly active users. People love …

Apps

Steal These 3 Tricks To Convert PR Into Sales

Here’s a set of PR tricks that should be a particular treat for entrepreneurs. Last week I attended the Digital Footprint event in Orange County, Calif., presented by Today’s Growth Consultant and Income Store founders Ken and Kerri Courtright. The two have created a venture that has just been …

Big Data Means Big Deals To Come In M&As

Lately, old tech operators like IBM, Qualcomm, HP and even Oracle have been feeling lots of pain. The fact is that new technologies are passing them by — and fast.<p>But don’t expect this to last much longer. Actually, there’s a good bet we’ll see a burst of M&A activity, especially in categories like …

Get More Innovative by Rethinking the Way You Think

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Innovating how we innovate. Improving how we improve. Analyzing how we analyze. Gimmicky workplace wordplay? Absolutely! But effective prods and provocations for inspiring organizational introspection and insight, as well. Exercises like these, often known as “going meta,” focus managerial …

A Refresher on Regression Analysis

You probably know by now that whenever possible you should be making data-driven decisions at work. But do you know how to parse through all of the data available to you? The good news is that you likely don’t have to do the number crunching yourself (hallelujah!) but you do need to correctly …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Why Organizations Need to Make Learning Hard

In these days of fast everything (food, internet connections, dating), you can understand why people think lessons should also be easily accessible. Give solutions in bullet points. Let people check their responses to problems immediately. Encourage them to memorize the answers and move …

A New Lithium-Air Battery Could Make Lighter, More Efficient Power Cells

In the quest for smaller, longer-lasting, more powerful batteries, scientists have tried many alternative approaches to battery chemistry. One may …

Consumers Don’t Understand the Relationship Between Time and Speed

Almost a century ago, the economist John Keynes famously predicted the emergence of a “leisure society” with ample free time. Reality turned out to be very different. Today, time is a scarce resource. Our “time poverty” leads us—consumers and organizations—to trade money for speed. For example, …

How Machines Learn (And You Win)

“Machine learning.” You’ve heard the term, and you probably nod in agreement when someone tells you how important it is. But secretly you may not be sure what it is or how it works. Ask your data scientists to explain, and you may get lost in a sea of specialist talk about forks, leaf nodes, split …

Renewable energy doesn’t mean clean energy: The European accounting error that’s warming the planet

Burning trees to fuel our power plants is heating the atmosphere more quickly than coal. Part 1 of a 3-part series<p>John Upton<p>November 3, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>ELBY, U.K. - The heavy power lines and narrow roads between the steam-billowing towers of …

Fossil Fuels

How UI/UX Design Will Map The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai and Artefact team up to show how the driving experience needs to evolve for the future of autonomous vehicles.<p>When Tesla released a software update earlier this month that gave its Model S electric cars a new self-driving AutoPilot mode, Elon Musk cautioned that drivers “should keep their …

Future Of Big Data: Business Analytics Begins To Reshape MBA Careers

Big data is beginning to reshape management. The explosion of business data hoovered up on everything from consumer expenditure to changes in supply …

The Two Questions You Need to Ask Your Data Analysts

Data scientists are in high demand. McKinsey predicts a need for 1.5 million new data professionals in the U.S. alone. As these droves of analysts join organizations, it’s critical that they know how to talk with managers about their findings. But the burden for good communication doesn’t just fall …

How German Homes Maximize Energy Efficiency

America's "This Old House" program looks to Deutschland for lessons<p>We all know that your average American McMansion is a lot bigger than the standard …