Christopher Petro

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These 6 technologies will define 2016

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Vivek Wadhwa<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve. And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing …

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9 TED Talks to Kickstart Your Creativity

Innovation isn't a magic trick. Here are tips to make yours more effective.<p>Innovation is a key to success in business. More than that, to innovate is to break the bonds of who you've always been and to open a door to real change. Every step you take can be toward reinvention, whether of how design …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

How You Record Ideas May Impact Creativity

Software for creatives must cultivate space for musing, writes Morpholio co-creator Anna Kenoff.<p>A tech VC recently asked me, “Do you even use your iPad anymore? I think they are over.” To which, I replied–perhaps a bit too loudly–“Yes!” There is nothing over when it comes to the potential of touch. …

Climate crisis: seaweed, coffee and cement could save the planet

Science and nature,Climate change,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Environment,Climate change,Science,Books,Tim Flannery,Culture,Greenhouse gas emissions,Global climate talks<p>Greenhouse gas levels are on track to exceed the worst-case scenario. But, as world leaders meet in Paris for the …

It’s Paul Krugman vs. Noam Chomsky: This is the history we need to understand Paris, ISIS

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>Krugman mocks idea that US imperialism’s at root of all evil. But scars of our meddling are key to the Middle East<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>November 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Two remarks a few days apart lead straight to the question posed in this space after last …

The Chromebit turns any old monitor or TV into a computer for $85

It's compelling, if only because the cheap price compels you to consider new places where you might want a computer. If you have an old monitor lying around, turn it into a secondary computer. Or maybe use that extra HDMI port on your TV so you can relive the 1996 dream of the full web experience …

Watch A Rare, Hilarious Kurt Vonnegut Lecture

"What everybody is well advised to do is to not write about your own life."<p>In a newly discovered lecture given by Kurt Vonnegut in 1970, the author kicks off his talk with a joke that’d make more sense in a stand up routine:<p>"I left Indianapolis following puberty [...] I learned to walk around …

Marco Rubio’s nutty end-times fantasy: The real ISIS history Rubio and Ted Cruz just can’t understand

<b>(AP/Charlie Neibergall)</b><p>GOP candidates talk about “radical Islam” and a “clash of civilizations.” They don’t even know what they don’t know<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>November 16, 2015 11:59pm (UTC)<p>In the days immediately following 9/11, George W. Bush's approval skyrocketed from the 50 percent range it had been …

Here's how to get a ridiculously cheap flight if you don't care where you're going

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

How to Hack into Your Creativity While You Sleep

We live in an age of multitasking, but there is still one significant chunk of time we haven’t put to good use — sleep. A restful, uninterrupted eight hours of shuteye is important for replenishing our energy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do double duty and replenish our creativity too.<p>At some …

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