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15 of the best companies to work for in America if you love working from home

Business Insider worked with PayScale, a compensation software and data company, to find the 50 best companies to work for in America— dream-job companies where a premium is placed on employee satisfaction.<p>To select the companies that are most flexible, we looked at our list to see which had the …

The Workplace

Samsung refreshes multiroom line with 360-degree speakers

Samsung has replaced its Shape mulitroom speakers with a new range of 360-degree models.<p>Samsung has announced its new range of wireless multiroom speakers, with a new 360-degree design.<p>The range, which replaces the existing Shape series, starts with the $199 R1 and is followed by the $299 R3 and …

Audiophile

The best movies on Netflix right now (April 2018)

Netflix offers roughly a gazillion movies (and TV shows) through its streaming platform. While the landmark service can be surprisingly accurate with …

Mary J. Blige
Apps

A music lover's guide to streaming: Or, why your barista has better taste than your local DJ

For those of us whose passion or work leads us to follow the machinery and magic of recorded music, there are infinite avenues for education.<p>Jumping from platform to platform is the norm. In bursts of listening we search for the perfect beat via online radio stations, playlist generators, mixtapes, …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) …

Oculus VR goggles could change the future. Or not

The virtual-reality era officially begins on Monday. Facebook will start selling its $599 Rift, a VR headset it believes will change our lives -- again.<p>The future of tech is here, and it may not be as much fun as you think.<p>To join in, you'll need to strap a black, 1.5-pound mask to your face so you …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift review: Virtual reality is always almost here

Virtual Reality is<p>Always almost here<p>For a long time, the hopes and dreams of many virtual reality fans could be summed up with two words: Oculus Rift. Helped by the rise of cheap smartphone displays, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey took a technology that most people considered a retro curiosity and …

Virtual Reality

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work

One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.”<p>When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots–the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is …

Machine Learning

Can virtual reality relieve pain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain -- and that painful sensations can be …

Virtual Reality

The very real pain of ‘imaginary’ illnesses

How do you tell a patient that their paralysis, blindness, or seizures are “all in the mind”? As the doctor Suzanne O’Sullivan explains to BBC Future, our thoughts and feelings can move the body in mysterious ways that are just as frightening as any physical illness.<p>Soon after Suzanne O’Sullivan …

Mental Health

Superspin research project aims to drive more energy efficient computing

Scientists at Cambridge University are working on combining two fields of solid state physics research, spintronics and superconductors, in order to develop what they hope could become the foundation for the next generation of datacenter technology — perhaps within the next decade.<p>Data centers are …

Nanotech

ASPIREist Episode #3: The Suicide Epidemic

Buried in a 2014 World Health Organization report was a startling new statistic: suicide had become the leading cause of death for teenage girls worldwide. In places like the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where poverty, unemployment and substance abuse run rampant, the high incidences of youth …

Study Finds Where You Lost Your Train of Thought

Researchers have found just where you lost your train of thought.<p>They’ve seen what’s happening in the brain at the moment we get startled and lose our train of thought, and they’ve turned up a link between that just-lost thought and one of the classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.<p>It might come …

The Brain

Can this app change schizophrenia treatment?

<b>(CNN) —</b> People with schizophrenia often say the disease is an isolating one. They can struggle to connect with loved ones or to find people who understand what they're dealing with. But a new app might help them find the support they need to improve their lives.<p>For Rhiannon Crandall-Martin, the …

Mental Health

Scans Show 'Brain Dictionary' Groups Words By Meaning

Scientists say they have made an atlas of where words' meanings are located in the brain. The map shows that words are represented in different regions throughout the brain's outer layer.<p>Moreover, the brains of different people map language in the same way. "These maps are remarkably consistent …

The Brain

Want a 'smart home'? There's a store for that

Want to fill your home with the latest smart gadgets but can't quite figure out how it all works? One London retailer may have the answer.<p>Department store John Lewis has opened a 1,000-square foot space in its flagship Oxford Street location dedicated to products for connected homes, laid out like …

Smart Homes

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now | Inc.com

X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for cancer or look for clogged arteries. It's just one of over a dozen inventions and inventors nominated for the …

Inventions

Facebook and Fear

Facebook’s potential is without precedent. But its public scrutiny will be unprecedented, too.<p>In an April 27 conference call to discuss Facebook's extraordinary first quarter results this year, Mark Zuckerberg announced a high point in his company’s history. Advertising revenue grew by more than 50 …

Social Media

Pheromones are probably not why people find you attractive

Are you really sending out airborne aphrodisiacs to potential mates?<p>In 2010, dozens of people gathered in a Brooklyn art gallery to smell each other’s unlaundered t-shirts. This was no fetish party, but an attempt at seduction through smell. The premise of the “Pheromone Party” was simple: unzip …

Biology

Many Doctors Hold Racist Beliefs About How Black People Feel Pain

Black Americans are prescribed addictive painkillers less often than white Americans are, partly because of racist beliefs dating back to the slavery era.<p>A new survey of medical students at the University of Virginia found that about half held “false and even fantastical” beliefs that black people …

This outlet texts you when the power goes out

If you're often away from home and concerned about power outages, then a company called iSocket Systems has you covered. It's created a product called the iSocket 3G — a power outlet that'll text you when the power goes out. It uses a small battery backup, a cellular radio, and a SIM card so that …

Vaccination

Human obsolescence: Are we ready for an artificially intelligent future?

“Enjoy your com-FORT-able stay,” says a robot front-desk clerk at Japan’s Robot Hotel. Do you thank the robot for its awkward salutation? Or maybe you hesitate for a moment before shuffling off in silence. If our digital screens are separating us from human interaction, you better believe AI will …

Scarlett Johansson

The phones of 2017 will be all about VR

If you've tried virtual reality, whether or not it blew your mind probably depends on how you experienced it: whether it was with a high-end headset …

Scientists Have Found a New Way to Make Chocolate That Shaves Off 20% of the Fat

<b>Get the freshest food stories, delivered straight to your inbox. No utensils required.</b> <b>Sign up here</b><b>.</b><p>Delicious, healthy chocolate might just be a zap …

Dessert

There’s a device that drains food out of your stomach — and the FDA approved it

The most surprising thing about the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the obesity-control device called AspireAssist may be how little mainstream attention it attracted. Because, frankly, a weight-loss machine that lets you eat all you want and then drains the food out of your stomach is a …

Weight Loss