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3 brain technologies to watch in 2018

Technologies to detect brain activity — fine, we’ll come right out and call it mind reading — as well as to change it are moving along so quickly …

AI's threat to traditional banking models

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things are now defining the future of our economy.<p>The effect of these technologies, …

Boston Dynamics unveils 'nightmare-inducing' hybrid robot

Google-owned robotics firm and “nightmare” factory Boston Dynamics has released video of its latest creation: a two-wheeled, four-legged hybrid robot named Handle.<p>The robot can stand on four legs, like Boston Dynamics’ previous creations such as BigDog and Spot. But at the end of its back two legs …

Robotics

This New Technology Simplifies "Proof of Concepts" For Both Startups And Enterprises | Inc.com

One of the biggest challenges facing technology startups (and many other technology companies) is getting established businesses to run "Proof of Concepts" - that is, trials of the startup's offerings, that, if successful, will likely lead to a sale.<p>What is the issue?<p>Because large firms typically …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Comment on 5 Big Tech Trends That Will Make This Election Look Tame by Gerbert Dorlhac

Note for Eric SchmidtDear Eric,You should have an headache since yesterday. The Hillary’s defeat is also yours. It’s going to be maybe a little more …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for October 24

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Elon Musk has shared details of SpaceX's plans for Mars with Reddit users, a botnet of hacked IoT devices took out …

Ex-Apple CEO Warns Financial Firms They're in a Sprint for Their Lives

John Sculley, former chief executive officer of Apple (aapl), offered some words of wisdom to big financial firms at the Money20/20 fintech …

This is the start of the post-app era

Chatbots represent a way for brands, businesses and publishers to interact with users without requiring them to download an app, become familiar with a new UI, or configure and update regularly. A number of companies — perhaps most notably Facebook — are touting chatbots as the way brands will …

The Future Belongs To Leaders Who Get Artificial Intelligence | Inc.com

Co-Authors<p>Overnight on October 14, 2015, Tesla introduced an semi-autonomous driving system for owners of the Model S. Within a day, owners began uploading videos of themselves being driven around.<p>You can see the fear wash over people's faces when cars slow down in front of them or the Model S …

The 200 billion dollar chatbot disruption

In 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. That astronomical number set off waves of speculation as to what value Facebook could possibly see in a company with just 55 employees and roughly $20 million in revenue, although it had 500 million users. At last week’s F8 conference, that …

Plug the Fathom Neural Compute Stick into any USB device to make it smarter

Following on the heels of their announcement a few weeks ago about their FLIR partnership, Movidius is making another pretty significant announcement regarding their Myriad 2 processor. They’ve incorporated it into a new USB device called the <i>Fathom Neural Compute Stick</i>.<p>You can plug the Fathom into …

Deep learning will be huge — and here’s who will dominate it

Artificial intelligence* is developing much faster than we thought. Just last month, Google’s DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol, a legendary Go player, at his own game in a defining moment for the industry. What enabled this win is a relatively new AI technique called deep learning, which is transforming …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

Motivation

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

The economic essentials of digital strategy

A supply-and-demand guide to digital disruption.<p><b>In July 2015,</b> during the championship round of the World Surf League’s J-Bay Open, in South Africa, a …

Innovation

This App Turns Your iPhone Into A Dash Cam With Machine Vision

Our smartphones have become powerful enough to start understanding the physical world around us using their cameras and sensors. And mobile apps are just beginning to take advantage of these capabilities.<p>A new free iPhone app, called Nexar, wants to use computer vision to understand the road. …

Dashcam

Ten Commandments to Make You Better at Predicting the Future

Whether you realize it or not, we all spend a lot of time predicting the future. Is is it worth buying a home? Going to college? Getting married? …

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident

We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm, a …

What Impressed Me the Most About Microsoft’s HoloLens

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Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in situations where we have to learn a vast quantity of information in a very short period of time.<p>In these instances, almost …

Neurophilosophy

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

5 Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2016 | Inc.com

Comb through headlines pertaining to artificial intelligence over the past 12 months and you'll see the pendulum of conversation around <i>the machines</i> swing from gushing optimism to doomsday scenarios and back again.<p>The machines will render hardship obsolete for humanity. The machines will take our …

Artificial Intelligence

To heck with steps, this 'next-generation' wearable tracks your breaths

The art of knowing when you're stressed out<p>Dr. Neema Moraveji is the co-founder of the company that created Spire, and he described the hardware as a "next-generation wearable." It sounded like a series of CES-friendly words rather than an actual pitch, but Moraveji explained his reasoning.<p>"It …

Mindfulness

Plugging Into Your Brain

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world.<p>Let's talk about what's happening today.<p>Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of …

Use Behavioral Economics to Trick Yourself into Breaking Bad Habits

If you've committed yourself to a New Year's resolution, it's imperative to set yourself on a path to success. It's one thing to <i>say</i> you're going to …

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

The coolest tech of 2016 is about to go on display at CES

Want a hint at what gadgets and gizmos are coming this year? The world is about to find out, as innovators gather next week at CES, the preeminent technology expo.<p>CES is where the latest, greatest and not-so-greatest inventions get put on display each year.<p>At this year's CES, the tech industry is …

Virtual Reality