Brian Lampl

111 Added | 3 Magazines | 18 Likes | 32 Following | 17 Followers | @Brian_Lampl | Investment Banker, Business Development -Intellectual Property & Commercialization at Candlewood Partners.  Consultant, Entrepreneur & Tech Enthusiast

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

University of Pennsylvania

How IoT could benefit from Bluetooth’s new mesh specs

When the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released the Bluetooth mesh specification in mid-July, the launch heralded something much greater than just a new wireless spec. The move formalized the latest major development in mesh technology that will increase its adoption in Internet of Things …

Internet of Things

You Don't Need To Be A Data Scientist To Implement AI With Bonsai

Bonsai, an artificial intelligence startup based in Berkeley, California, aims to democratize AI by making the technology accessible to business decision makers. It is abstracting the complexity involved in implementing frameworks such as TensorFlow and MXNet.<p>Bonsai[/caption]<p>Democratizing AI – This …

Artificial Intelligence

Mythic raises $8.8 million to put AI on a chip

While there’s no shortage of hype surrounding artificial intelligence, there’s also no shortage of companies seeking to harness its potential. Mythic is one of them, and it claims to be taking a different approach. The Austin, Texas-based startup wants to move away from the cloud and a dependence …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Language

Pharmacy On Demand: Will We Soon Be Able To Print Pills At Home?

Researchers have developed a way to print medications as they are needed. Called Pharmacy on Demand, researchers were able to make a variety of …

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Renewable energy like solar and wind is booming across the country as the costs of production have come down. But the sun doesn't always shine, and the wind doesn't blow when we need it to.<p>This challenge has sparked a technology race to store energy — one that goes beyond your typical battery.<p><b>Heat</b> …

Clean Energy

This startup is the new secret weapon investors are using to outsmart each other

Except for investors using a tool called Second Measure. They already knew its sales hadn't recovered — and they knew which restaurants Chipotle's customers had turned to instead.<p>Many analysts could have guessed Chipotle's sales hadn't recovered, but wouldn't have recognized that the surprise …

Investing

How An MIT Data Viz Guru Is Exposing Cryptic Government Data

Data USA proves that census data can be beautiful, while simultaneously pulling it out of Google’s blind spot: the deep web.<p>The U.S. government has access to the kind of data that makes guys like Cesar Hidalgo drool. The director of MIT Media Lab’s MacroConnections Group, Hidalgo’s passion is …

Chamber of Commerce

How a billionaire who wrote Google’s original code created a robot revolution

Then, the lights went down and music rumbled on. With blue spotlights flashing, the robots began a coordinated dance to the '80s hit "Mr Roboto," swiveling their heads, waving flags clutched in their "hands," and moving with flaunts and flourishes that had the crowd hooting with glee.<p>This raucous …

Robotics

iPhone's 'error 53' may land Apple in crosshairs of lawsuit

The error message means your iPhone has been disabled because the home button is broken or replaced by a non-Apple technician. Customers are not happy about that.<p>If the home button of your iPhone is broken, you might want to think again before going to a third-party repairman to get it fixed.<p>That's …

Mobile Technology

The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up

A German-born entrepreneur, Ahlborn made a small fortune founding alternative energy companies in Italy, moved to the U.S., and lost that fortune shortly after. At one point, he found himself waiting tables to make ends meet while pursuing another startup. He took a lesson in unreliability from …

High-speed Rail

6 Personality Traits That Are Perfect for Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are certain people, such as Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, that seem to have been brought to this world for one thing: to build game-changing enterprises by challenging the status quo. There's no question that they, and those extreme few …

Entrepreneurship

Wrapify Is A Startup Paying Drivers To Wrap Their Car In Ads

Owning a car is expensive. Gas, insurance, and other miscellaneous car-related costs add up, and mean that in some cities it’s already cheaper to replace your car with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.<p>One startup, Wrapify, is trying to buck this trend by putting money back into the pocket …

Startups

This Goldman Sachs note is behind the theory that Apple has figured out how 'to starve Google's core business into irrelevance'

Apple is getting rid of the iAd sales force and will let the feature exist only as an automated self-serve product.<p>Over the weekend, Daniel Eran Dilger wrote a long, interesting column on AppleInsider that contained an interesting theory that the iAd downgrade was part of a much bigger, bolder …

Digital Advertising

Are You 'Intelligent' Enough to Be an Entrepreneur?

Many people feel that they just aren’t smart enough to be an entrepreneur, yet there seems to be no convincing evidence that a high IQ is a …

Entrepreneurship

Fisher-Price’s Code-a-Pillar teaches preschoolers basic coding skills

Knowing basic coding skills is quickly becoming just as important as learning the alphabet. Now, Fisher-Price has created a new toy with the hopes of teaching kids basic coding while they’re still in diapers. Well, sort of.<p>Called the Code-a-Pillar, the new $50 toy will lay the groundwork for your …

Kids

This Smart Bandage Turns Green When Wounds Are Infected

People with severe burns face a high risk of infection. Bandages wrapped around a wound help the healing process, yet also raise the chances that nasty bacteria will multiply.<p>But now U.K. researchers from the University of Bath have come up with a possible solution. They’ve developed a “smart …

Startups.co Acquires Zana, A Site For Educating Entrepreneurs

Startups.co has been busy buying services like like Zirtual and Clarity.fm to build a network of connected products for entrepreneurs. Next up: Zana, a site that says it’s “democratizing entrepreneurship.”<p>The acquisition was reported last week by Columbus Business First. Startups.co CEO Wil …

Startups

Shape Security Brings Its Bot-Blinding Technology to Mobile Apps

The same tricks used against bot armies on the Web can now help fend off attacks against mobile APIs.<p>Two years ago, the startup Shape Security emerged from stealth mode with an interesting new idea for protecting websites from some of the most common forms of attack. Today it announced it has …

Apps

Apple reportedly gives up on making money with iAds

The ad business hasn't worked out for Apple. According to <i>BuzzFeed News</i>, Apple is strongly diminishing its role in the iAd platform, which it launched in 2010 to let developers easily insert advertisements into their apps. Rather than acting as an intermediary between advertisers and content …

Money

Japan's 87-Year-Old Patent King Is Trying to Invent Treatment for His Own Cancer

Since being diagnosed with cancer in 2013, prolific inventor Dr. NakaMats hasn't stopped working.<p>Yoshiro Nakamatsu, aka Dr. NakaMats, thinks his days are numbered. Two years ago, Japanese doctors diagnosed the 87-year-old inventor with terminal cancer, snuffing his plans to live to 144 years of age …

Inventions

'Googling Reality': Internet Of Things Extends Business' Ability To Sense And Respond

The Internet of Things literally has the potential to turn every object on this planet into a computer node. Is that a good thing? Who knows? But the proliferation of computing power and data opens up interesting new avenues for business. The challenge is figuring out what those avenues are, and …

Artificial Intelligence

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

How to save yourself from bad startup ideas that look good

The startup bug has bitten you. You want to start a business, grow it for a few years, sell it and rest easy for the rest of your life. It’s a great …

Taboola

This Is Why So Many Startups Aren’t Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Startups