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A.D. 2035: Rich people will be thousands of times smarter than poor people

If futurist, inventor, and Google executive Ray Kurzweil is right about the future, we’ll all be augmenting our brains with extra capacity in the cloud at some point in the future.<p>Which sounds exciting, even if a little frightening.<p>But this very advance could also pave the way for the rich to …

Singularity

Apple details App Store changes including new subscription revenue split & search result ads

Apple’s WWDC event kicks off on Monday, but App Store head Phil Schiller is already sharing some major changes coming to the App Store that will impact developers. The news comes just six months after Schiller added additional App Store responsibilities to his role.<p>The SVP of Worldwide Marketing …

Apple

No deal yet for Cameron after marathon talks at EU summit

Negotiations that could decide Britain’s future in the European Union remain in the balance after all-night meetings in Brussels ended without any form of a deal.<p>EU summit: all-night negotiations but no deal yet for David Cameron – live<p>Read more<p>David Cameron left talks with European Council …

Europe

14 Hot Web Design Trends From 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The loudest content medium out there has finally learned how to be quiet. In 2015, web design moved away from information overload to an aesthetic revolving around empty space and simplicity. Taking a cue from magazines, web pages are …

Microsoft's email/texting app Send is available on Android

Earlier this summer Microsoft debuted Send, an app which aimed to combine the most usable features from instant messaging and email into a unified experience. It debuted as an iOS-only app but on Wednesday the company released Send (beta) for the Android OS. Its availability is also expanding -- …

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful.<p>Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech or even posture or gestures. It’s usable communication.<p>It’s the very same thing when it comes to …

UI Design

The Future Of The Web Is All About Context

Falon Fatemi Contributor<p>Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>2016 Will Be The Year Of The Sales Stack<p>Imagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are extremely …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests

Damian Rees, Co-founder of Experience Solutions, helps explain how he adapted website usability testing for the most optimized experience. Because anyone can use the Internet, one of his core principles is setting criteria and expectations up front so that your tests proceed with the right level of …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

These are the top databases among devs who use Amazon’s cloud

Web applications need databases for storing and serving information. But not all databases are created equal — oh, no, far from it. The popularity of any particular database — be it SQL, NoSQL, key-value, or graph — waxes and wanes, and really, it depends who you ask.<p>Among developers who use Amazon …

Your Developers Aren't Slow

<i>Justin Jackson is a Product Marketing Manager at Sprintly. This post originally appeared on the Sprintly blog.</i><p>“Why didn’t we ship last week?”<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>As managers, it’s easy for us to blame our team …

Artificial intelligence: how clever do we want our machines to be?

From <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> to <i>Blade Runner</i> and <i>RoboCop</i> to <i>The Matrix</i>, how humans deal with the artifical intelligence they have created has proved a fertile dystopian territory for film-makers. More recently Spike Jonze’s <i>Her</i> and Alex Garland’s forthcoming <i>Ex Machina</i> explore what it might be like to have …

5 FUTURE FORECASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - h+ Media

• authors Gray Scott<p>When I tell people that I’m a technology futurist and a philosopher, the first thing they ask is “what’s a technology futurist?”<p>I …

27 Pre-Written Templates for Your Toughest Work Emails

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by …

Something called 'the race to zero' is scaring a lot of tech companies

Cloud computing has completely changed the tech industry, but it’s got a dark side for the companies competing in the market, something those in the industry call “the race to zero.”<p>There’s so much competition in the cloud industry that cloud companies keep cutting their prices, even while they …

The future is disappearing: How humanity is falling short of its grand technological promise

<b>(Dreamworks)</b><p>Are you waiting for a world in which technology finally makes good on its promise? Don’t hold your breath<p>Christian Cantrell<p>October 26, 2014 7:30pm (UTC)<p>What I find most interesting about typical visions of the future isn’t all the fanciful and borderline magical technology that hasn’t …

The expert guide to space colonies

BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit, on 21 October, will examine some of the most exciting and provocative developments we face in science, technology and health. In the run-up to the summit, we will offer a unique guide to some of the issues that will be discussed… starting with the notion …

Reality TV

The Grid Uses Artificial Intelligence To Design Your Websites For You

Designing a good-looking website has never been easy, and while many services promise to let you build a site without ever having to touch any code, you quickly reach their limits if you want to have a more advanced site. The Grid, which is launching its crowdfunding campaign today, promises to do …

Nobel laureates call for a revolutionary shift in how humans use resources

Eleven Nobel laureates will pool their clout to sound a warning, declaring that mankind is living beyond its means and darkening its future.<p>At a conference in Hong Kong coinciding with the annual Nobel awards season, holders of the prestigious prize will plead for a revolution in how humans live, …

Why Every Media Website Redesign Looks the Same

If web design is art, we may be entering its minimalist phase.<p>Website redesigns from some of the most-visited media destinations on the Internet may …

Singularity, transhumanism, humanity+: What word should we use to discuss the future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…

IEEE Predicts Top Technologies for 2022

Curious about what the technology landscape will look like in 2022? The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which represents …

30 Actionable Tips About Influencer Marketing

<i>Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post originally appeared on his blog at Feldman Creative.</i><p>We all want to be influential.<p>So our conversations often become about influencer marketing—you know, the fine art of getting big kahunas in your …

9 Swift Resources for iOS 8 Developers

If you're interested in Apple's new programming language announced at WWDC, there are a variety of resources available online now. Here are nine …