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Robot performing Japanese funeral rites shows no one's job is safe

When the robot apocalypse comes, robots will be there to say a prayer over your frail human remains, thanks to Japan's Softbank.<p>That's the message …

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10 Apps for the Self-Employed

Technologically, there has never been a better time to run a business: Tablets and Ultrabooks let you get work done anywhere, and online cloud storage allows you to access files from any connected device. But as any self-employed person knows, working for oneself also creates an enormous to-do list …

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

Ex-Bank of England chief: 'Another crisis is certain'

In extracts from his new book serialised over the weekend in The Telegraph, Lord King writes: "Another crisis is certain, and the failure… to tackle the disequilibrium in the world economy makes it likely that it will come sooner rather than later."<p>Lord King was Governor of the Bank of England from …

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There's a major, unfixable flaw in a security system used in over 200,000 homes

Security researcher Andrew Zonenberg posted on his blog that he reverse-engineered the way the SimpliSafe system's parts talk to one another wirelessly.<p>With some coding work, he built a receiver that could listen in on that chatter. He couldn't figure out the system's PIN code, but he was able to …

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

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Glibc: Mega bug may hit thousands of devices

<b>A major computer security vulnerability has been discovered - with experts cautiously warning it could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices, apps and services.</b><p>However, due to the nature of the bug, it is extremely difficult to know how serious the problem is.<p>"Many people are running …

Excitement at new cancer treatment

<b>A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.</b><p>White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab and then put back.<p>But the data has not been published …

Toyota harbors big ambitions for "partner robot" business

The company believes it can use its manufacturing expertise to become as crucial in a field it calls "partner robots" as it is to auto-making. Robotics engineers at Toyota currently number only 150 out of a worldwide staff of 300,000 but it is plowing money into research and development.<p>Toyota last …

This stock-market rout is making Peter Schiff giddy

Oh no! It’s that man again. Some Wall Street market participants may want to ignore him, even deride him, but it might be time to pay a bit more …

Stock Markets

Robots Taking 35% Of UK Jobs: 8 Roles Artificial Intelligence May Replace

More than a third of jobs in the UK are likely to be automated in the future, according to an Oxford University Deloitte study published this …

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The Art of the Hustle: Unconventional Methods for Building a Startup

<i>“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” - Joseph Chilton Pearce</i>Creativity is the heart of entrepreneurship. The best …

Robots will eliminate more than 5 million jobs in the next 5 years

But a new report that just emerged from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, predicts we will see robots eliminate 5.1 million jobs globally over the next five years.<p>Twice as many jobs as China took from us.<p>In half the time it took China to take them.<p><b>Gee, robots really are more …

How to watch Super Bowl 50 online

Wondering how to watch Super Bowl 50 online? It's easy, and you can do it for free.<p>We'll explain everything here.<p>Unlike streaming the NFL playoffs, …

Shell shares up as it confirms 10,000 job cuts and falling profits

<b>Royal Dutch Shell shares rose after it confirmed it would cut 10,000 jobs and a sharp fall in annual profits.</b><p>Shell extended gains to 7% as it said it made $1.8bn (£1.23bn) for the fourth quarter, compared with a $4.2bn profit for the same period the year before.<p>Full-year earnings have seen their …

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …