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AI Is Helping This Anti-Aging Startup Uncover Ways for You to Live a Longer, Healthier Life

A Long and Healthy Life<p>It turns out, writing about your investment ideas before actually putting money into them is a nifty strategy for ensuring …

Artificial Intelligence

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

Startups

Bitcoin Breaks $3,000, Continuing Epic Bull Run

The cryptocurrency bitcoin has continued its stunning run-up, briefly surpassing the $3,000 threshold early Sunday afternoon.<p>That’s according to the …

Cryptocurrency

A Mars Survival Guide: Finding Food, Water, and Shelter on the Red Planet

Classical science fiction tales about Mars have often been about bug-eyed Martians invading Earth for its precious resources. The reality is that …

Emerging Technology

How to Build a Mind? This Theory May Guide Us Toward an Answer

<i>From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It's usually a piece</i> …

Machine Learning

Limitless Lab-Grown Blood Is ‘Tantalizingly Close’ After 20 Years

Blood stem cells are things of wonder: hidden inside each single cell is the power to reconstitute an entire blood system, like a sort of biological …

Stem Cells

Watch: Ray Kurzweil Predicts When We’ll Be Able to Program Matter

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, …

Ray Kurzweil
Emerging Technology

Westworld-style robots will 'be in our homes' within ten years

Robots that think and feel emotions like humans will enter our homes in as little as ten years.<p>That’s according to Dr Mark Sagar, who is the chief executive of Soul Machines, a New Zealand-based company that develops intelligent and responsive avatars.<p>Sagar, an artificial intelligence programmer, …

Artificial Intelligence
Robotics

Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

8 Toxic Personalities Every Successful Person Avoids

Nobody can afford an emotional saboteur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is full of many types of people. There are those who sustain you through hard times and applaud you in good times. And then there are the noxious people, the ones who tear you down, who …

Self-help

10 bad habits IT helpdesk professionals must break

Customer service workers are often the face of tech companies. Here are 10 habits IT employees must break to become more effective at their …

Customer Experience
Self-improvement
Artificial Intelligence

Cybersecurity Pros Will Soon Patrol Computer Networks Like Agents in ‘The Matrix’

Security analysts could soon become the first employees asked to show up to work inside virtual reality.Thanks to a new virtual reality tool built by …

Virtual Reality
Artificial Intelligence

China sets up national lab developing brain-like AI technology

China's first national laboratory for brain-like artificial intelligence (AI) technology was inaugurated Saturday in Hefei, capital of east China's …

Artificial Intelligence

Beetroot juice before exercise might keep brains young

It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but beetroot juice has been shown to offer a number of health benefits relating to blood flow. These have …

Craig Newmark Founded Craigslist To Give Back, Now He's A Billionaire

On March 1, 1995, Craig Newmark fired off an email to his friends. Having been laid off from his job at Charles Schwab, where he had explored the early promise of the internet as a computer engineer, he decided he had reached a time in his life to “give back.”<p>Using his severance package and …

Startups

2 startup founders quietly created the new 'Oprah's Book Club' for millennials — and the publishing industry is obsessed

Launched by former NBC producers Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin in 2012, theSkimm is a daily sum-up of top headlines rewritten for a millennial audience.<p>The startup's motto is that it's "making it easier to be smarter."<p>TheSkimm has added several different features since launching the newsletter. …

Books

IBM Shipped USB Drives Filled With Malware to Customers

Whoops! If you own one of these USBs—destroy it.<p>If you're recently bought an IBM Storwize disk rack, you might have received an USB drive that contains the disk's initialization tool. If you're among some unlucky few, though, that USB drive also has malware in it.<p>IBM warned last week that "some" of …

Malware

Free Computer Security Handbook, 6th Edition eBook by Wiley Offer

For a limited time, the Computer Security Handbook, 6th Edition eBook by Wiley is available for free. This highly-regarded reference maintains …

IT security

Train Your Nervous System

It’s a neglected part of your cycling physiology but possibly the most important. Here’s why training your neurological system will lead to faster …

This Is What a Health Foodie Eats When She Wants to Balance Her Hormones

Despite the fact that our hormones are complex and temperamental, we do have some element of control over them. For example, you can choose to live …

The 1 Smoothie Recipe You Need to Lose Weight

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Kale<p>Kale Protein Smoothie<p>The 1 Smoothie Recipe You Need to Lose Weight<p>Shares<p>If you've tried kale in smoothies before but …

After Selling to Campbell's for $249 Million, He's Doing Things Differently With Startup No. 2 | Inc.com

Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur.<p>Neil Grimmer, the CEO and founder of kids foodmaker Plum Organics, had a wildly successful first ride as an entrepreneur. He founded Plum in 2007 in Emeryville, Calif. The company took off when it decided to package unexpected combinations of pureed …

Startups

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self-improvement

The Observer view on artificial intelligence

Superintelligent computers may grab the headlines, but the humble algorithm is a significant threat to humanity<p>First it was checkers (draughts to you and me), then chess, then <i>Jeopardy!</i>, then Go and now poker. One after another, these games, all of which require significant amounts of intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence