Christopher Petro

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These 6 technologies will define 2016

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 exponential advances in technologies such as sensors, …

Artificial Intelligence

9 TED Talks to Kickstart Your Creativity | Inc.com

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 a product, run a business process, or address important aspects of your …

Innovation

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 …

Entrepreneurship

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. …

Creativity

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

Greenhouse gas levels are on track to exceed the worst-case scenario. But, as world leaders meet in Paris for the UN climate summit this month, Tim Flannery argues that there are still realistic grounds for hope<p>This month’s meeting in Paris marks the 21st annual occasion on which nations have met …

Climate Change

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

Krugman mocks idea that US imperialism’s at root of all evil. But scars of our meddling are key to the Middle East<p>Two remarks a few days apart lead straight to the question posed in this space after last Friday’s tragic events in Paris. Why? Why does the Islamic State wage war? Why does this war …

Middle East

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

Asus and Google have finally started selling the Chromebit, a candybar-sized Chrome OS computer that retails for a measly 85 bucks. You can plug it into any HDMI port, hook up the power cable and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, then kaboom: instant computer.<p>We've become familiar with Chromebooks. …

Selling

Watch A Rare, Hilarious Kurt Vonnegut Lecture

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 looking tough. Because everybody had to do that. They’re still doing it. Walking …

Kurt Vonnegut

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

GOP candidates talk about “radical Islam” and a “clash of civilizations.” They don’t even know what they don’t know<p>In the days immediately following 9/11, George W. Bush's approval skyrocketed from the 50 percent range it had been hovering around to a stratospheric 91 percent. Now, the entire GOP …

Political Science

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 …

Flying

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 …

Robert Louis Stevenson