Cristea Flavian

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Who Will Build the Next Great Car Company?

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Illustration by Gianmarco Magnani for Fortune Magazine<p>June 23, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to create …

March of the machines

EXPERTS warn that “the substitution of machinery for human labour” may “render the population redundant”. They worry that “the discovery of this …

These 7 Cool Tech Tools Can Help You Change Your Life

Want to break a bad habit or start a good one? Tech can help.<p>Changing your habits is hard. Really hard. Maybe that's why there are so many experts offering advice on exactly how to approach your quest for a better lifestyle.<p>No doubt many of these tips are helpful, but as with any difficult …

In India, KFC is serving fried chicken in boxes that double as phone chargers

KFC is gifting Indians boxes of burgers and fried chicken with in-built mobile phone chargers.<p>The fast-food chain has launched limited-edition “Watt-A-Box” packages in Delhi and Mumbai to apparently add “an element of utility” to the otherwise humble paper boxes. Most of these boxes are up for …

The Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

Artificial intelligence could unlock higher productivity and better health and happiness for millions of people<p>June 27, 2016 — Dr Corinna Lathan and …

Review: Yolk's Solar Paper lets you plug into the sun

Design & connectivity<p>Yolk's Solar Paper can have huge appeal to those who appreciate significant functionality in a compact form – not unlike how …

The future of the IoT job market

Zach Supalla Contributor<p>Zach Supalla is the CEO of Particle.<p>Since the dawn of technology, we’ve been afraid of technology eliminating our jobs. Look at the birth of the steam engine. When it was invented in the late 1700s, people believed its arrival signaled the end of manual labor and thousands …

Elon Musk details his 'mind blowing' vision for Mars colonization

Starting as soon as 2018, Elon Musk wants to begin flying unmanned spacecraft to Mars. Flights would take place every two years — coinciding with the period in which the red planet is closest to Earth — and if all goes according to plan, we should see the first human mission in 2025.<p>In an interview …

Space Travel

The Future Is Now: Laser Weapons & Interstellar Travel

One of the quintessential sci-fi inventions that exists in both the <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Star Wars</i> canons is the laser weapon (okay, <i>Star Trek</i> calls it a …

How Ad Tech Fuels Innovation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advertising technology often gets a bad rap, as if its existence is a nothing more than a necessary evil that keeps the internet alive. But in a subtle way, it’s also the primary conduit for groundbreaking technology. At companies such as …

Wix Unveils New Innovation: Websites That Design Themselves Using AI

You’ve heard of artificial intelligence — AI — the machine-learning process that can drive cars, answer questions and beat humans at chess? According …

Smart Mirrors Might Be The Future Of In-Store Customer Analytics

Oak Labs, founded by eBay alum Healey Cypher, knows its tech won’t work unless it makes employees’ jobs easier, not harder. Will it succeed?<p>Online shopping data is an invaluable trove of insight into how people shop on the Internet. But as the line between online shopping and offline shopping …

RBS using technology to revolutionise banking for customers

In partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland<p>Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief administrative officer, Simon McNamara, described 2016 as “the year …

This Year's Top Ten Auto Innovators

Transportation and technology continue to morph and the people behind the Los Angeles Auto Show are determined to stay out in front of the …

Larry Page is secretly building flying cars, report says

An omnipresent science-fiction trope of the 20th century, the flying car has never really taken off, and if you ask a nerd these days, she or he is …

Flying Car

Microsoft launches a free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition for teachers to test over the summer

Following up on its promises from January, Microsoft today released a free trial of Minecraft Education Edition – the version of Minecraft meant for use in the classroom – to educators worldwide. This “early access” version of the program includes new features and updated classroom content and …

Star Trek interactive installation reveals how close reality has come to sci-fi

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise and to celebrate, an interactive mobile museum documenting the science fiction …

How This Designer Took More Than 20 Years to Create the Perfect To-Do List

The designer of the popular Bullet Journal, Ryder Carroll, explains how he spent 20 years developing the perfect to-do list.<p>When Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll was a kid struggling to control his attention deficit disorder, he was taught that the best way to remember something was simple: …

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …