Andrey Stoyanov

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The longest personality study ever shows that your personality may completely change throughout life

Imagine you've reached the fine age of 77 and you hear news of a school reunion. You're going to have the chance to meet up with several of your former classmates who you haven't seen since you were fourteen-years-old. They'll look a lot different, of course, but what about their personality? Will …

How Automation is Going to Redefine What it Means to Work

On December 2nd, 1942, a team of scientists led by Enrico Fermi came back from lunch and watched as humanity created the first self-sustaining …

The Cloud in 2017: Seven key trends, from AWS and Azure to voice services and machine learning

Here’s a no-brainer: 2017 will be a big year for the cloud. Cloud computing is an innovation rivaling the advent of client-server, the PC or the …

We dedicated a year to self-improvement: here’s what it taught us

On 1 January last year we began a new research project called “Optimised”. We had published a book called The Wellness Syndrome the year before, questioning the growing pressure to become fitter, smarter and more productive. While sympathising with the desire for self-improvement, we were concerned …

Weightlifting

The only difference between the next generation of smartphones will be their AI assistants

By acquiring the Viv virtual assistant from the makers of Apple’s Siri, Samsung has joined the AI smartphone wars.<p>Now, Google, Apple, and Samsung all have their own AI-driven personal assistant to put at the center of our mobile devices. Apple has been developing Siri as the core of its mobile and …

Artificial Intelligence

North Korea's internet revealed to have just 28 websites

The full scope of North Korea's private internet has been revealed after the country accidentally gave people outside of the country brief access to it.<p>The government-controlled internet is a lot smaller than was initially believed, containing just 28 websites in total, including an insurance …

North Korea

7 Startups Making Life Easier for Small-Business Owners

Being a small- business owner just became a bit easier with these tools.<p>It takes one to know one--in personal and professional life! If you're a small business owner, depending on a startup to help make your life and job easier is a savvy move. Other small businesses have walked similar paths, know …

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The talent trap: why try, try and trying again isn’t the key to success

The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth …

Self-improvement

7 lessons learned growing from $1,000 to $15,000 a month in 100 days

$15,000/mo in 100 days. Here’s how we got here…<p>I’m about to hit “publish.”<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p><i>What’s the worst that could happen, right?</i><p><i>Mm… maybe we should wait until tomorrow.</i><p><i>Let me get</i> …

Business Strategy

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

IBM's Chief Innovation Officer Looks Back On Nearly 40 Years Of Breakthroughs

American industry has a rich heritage of top-notch corporate labs. Bell Labs created not only the transistor, but also other fundamental breakthroughs, such as the laser and information theory. PARC, developed much of the technology we associate with modern computers, such as the mouse and the …

Quantum Computing

12 Books All Entrepreneurs Have to Read

From stress relief to knowledge absorption, the benefits of reading are plentiful; and reading a few pages every night is something we all aspire to …

Self-improvement

Comment on Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future by Personal Bankruptcy Information | Mega Tech Software

[…] redeem their outstanding debts, since they do not possess any ways or means, or the resources. The futurist can aid you in your search for …

Ray Kurzweil

3 Trends Redefining the Future of E-Commerce | Inc.com

Predicting the future of eCommerce is about as easy as predicting the future of business as a whole. It takes a lot of twists and turns on a daily basis, embodying the adage that the only constant is change. There are a few trends throughout the digital landscape that are having a massive effect on …

eCommerce

Startup Success Kit: 7 Top Apps for Starting a Small Business

<b>Publisher Channel Content by</b> GetApp.com<p>If you’re starting a new venture the last thing you want to worry about is investing time and resources in …

Small Business

Tech Puts a Spin on Tennis at the US Open

Thanks to increasingly sophisticated and available analytics, wearable tech and smart devices, tennis fanatics have never been closer to the pros.<p>Advances in sports technology and analytics are fueling the rise of tennis’s new star: The fan. This year’s US Open, which begins Aug. 31 in Flushing, …

Europe, it’s time we built our own Silicon Valley

Back in 2013, I was one of nine entrepreneurs who contributed to the European Startup Manifesto. With Dutch politician Neelie Kroes at the helm, Niklas Zennström (Skype, Kazaa), Daniel Ek (Spotify), myself, and six others tried to boil down the solution to Europe’s startup problems into a simple, …

Five Time-Tested Tips for Beginning Developers

It’s always hard to learn something new, and programming is no exception. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever done in school. You might’ve learned a …

Why Are Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Reading Utopian Sci-Fi?

Iain M Banks's novels feature superintelligent AI: Are Musk and Zuckerberg worried about getting replaced?<p>Two of tech's biggest names, SpaceX's Elon Musk and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, are reading speculative fiction by the late Scottish author Iain M Banks. What's with the sudden interest in …

These are the first 4 people you’ll meet before you interview at Google

Google’s hiring process is beyond rigorous — according to HR head Laszlo Bock; of the more than three million job applications the tech giant receives from around the world each year, it hires only 7,000. That’s an acceptance rate of about 0.2%.<p>To weed through an insane number of applicants, the …

After Bill Gates, Now Zuckerberg Predicts The Future

Recently there was a wave of media attention around the predictions made by Bill Gates in his book ‘Business @the Speed of Thought’ that as of now, …

My life as a pro-Putin propagandist in Russia’s secret 'troll factory'

As Russia's "troll factory" is taken to court by Lyudmila Savchuk, the former employee tells how she was ordered to blog about ‘great Putin’ and ‘bad opposition’ to the Kremlin<p>When Lyudmila Savchuk heard about the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov earlier this year she was …

This mathematical law can tell you whether a company is cooking its books

Deutsche Bank is recommending a pretty simple math trick that can give you at least an indication whether something is up, even if it doesn't tell you precisely what's wrong.<p>It all rests around Benford's Law, also known as the law of natural numbers.<p>Named after physicist Frank Benford, the law says …

New ‘deep learning’ technique enables robot to learn motor tasks via trial and error – RtoZ.Org – Latest Technology News

UC Berkeley researchers have developed a new deep learning technique that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process …

What selling sketches on the street for $6 taught this millionaire entrepreneur about wealth

But at 18, he was a broke architecture student who didn't have the $800 that he needed to join his friends on a trip to Greece.<p>In his book, "The Millionaire Master Plan," he explains how he raised the money over the course of a week.<p>Living in Cambridge, England, at the time, Hamilton spent a few …

The most promising futuristic medical innovation is already making a huge difference for some patients

Yet many wonder exactly what we've gained by mapping the human genome and finding ways to cheaply run these genetic tests. Futuristic promises about how these innovations could transform healthcare raise questions about whether any of that potential will be fulfilled — or if it's mostly hot air.<p>One …

Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassesless Displays

Apple is looking into a way to provide both 3D and 2D images from the same display, without requiring any special ocular equipment like 3D glasses, according to a new patent application (via AppleInsider). The display would use gaze-tracking to serve specific images to viewers, and would be able to …