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4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

Watson may have won Jeopardy, but the supercomputer’s real-world uses–in medicine, education, and beyond–are only now coming into play.<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret yesterday: “The guy that started the online travel …

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

Will This Vending Machine For Burritos Change The Business Of Fast Food?

If Chipotle is Blockbuster, could Burritobox be Redbox?<p>Piping hot tortillas filled with free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, uncured bacon, and cage-free eggs. Cold guacamole and sour cream. Hot sauce. No hormones. No antibiotics. That may sound a lot like Chipotle. In reality, it’s a burrito cooked …

Food

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry

Can you make mayonnaise without eggs or meat without killing? Tech firms and investors believe they can transform food the way Apple changed phones<p>We stood in an airy San Francisco warehouse, staring at two plastic cups of gleaming mayonnaise. A golden retriever snored lightly in a patch of …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Richard Branson

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk - TODAY.com

William Cherry / Today<p>The standing harness allows wheelchair-bound kids to walk or even dance. Seen here, from left, are Claire Smyth and her son Daniel, 5; Louise Watson and her daughter Bethany, 3; and Cameron Taylor and his daughter Charlotte, 3.<p>When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical …

Northern Ireland

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Typomoderno, Hans kendrick, Campton

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …

Furniture

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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Someone made real Spider-Man web shooters and they’re amazing (video)

The Internet age has brought us many treasures, including a non-lethal version of Thor’s hammer, a non-functional suit of Iron Man armor, and even the beginnings of a full-scale Millennium Falcon of <i>Star Wars</i> fame.<p>So, it’s about time someone made Marvel Comics’ signature character Spider-Man’s web …

Slidermetrix Lets You Rate Videos as You Watch

Forget five-star ratings: Dialsmith is introducing a rating system called Slidermetrix that allows viewers to judge online video in real time.<p>“If …

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Payment Apps Are Quickly Changing How We Transfer Money To Each Other, And Around The World

This is especially true in the context of peer-to-peer payment transactions. These include money transfers between friends and family, international remittances, and even fees and wages paid to independent workers. Globally, the market is well over $1 trillion.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, …

FinTech

Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point …

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The online-dating business is still a small industry — tiny, by most standards. But the news this week that Zoosk, one of the bigger companies in the space, plans to go public might be yet another sign that this is an industry set to soar.<p>An IBISWorld report from September 2013, the most recent …

Airbnb Takes New Funding At A $10 Billion Valuation

The Wall Street Journal says the investment number is $450 million.<p>It is not a surprise that the fund-raise or the valuation is that high — Airbnb is a transactional app and website through which 11 million people have booked stays in 34,000 cities.<p>CEO Brian Chesky once said in 2012 he believed …

Hospitality

Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook …