Elvis Wu

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New Inventions That Could Make Our Lives Easier

I'm not exactly what you would call a "technology geek." Mostly because I kind of have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love to hate it. Ha. Just kidding (sort of). I think I'm just a late adopter of technology. Unlike one of my friends who pre-orders every new technological invention …

Google's new research lab in Zurich is inventing the future of search

Google has announced its first artificial intelligence research lab outside the US in Switzerland. Headed by Emmanuel Mogenet, Google Research Europe will be based at the search giant’s Zurich office and focus on applying machine learning to Google products including Search, Photos, and Google's …

Artificial Intelligence

Tips to protect your privacy on Facebook

Humans are social creatures. We want to talk, share. Which is fine — unless you’re using a website like Facebook, in which case discretion becomes …

Social Media

Disruptive retail - 10 brands show how it’s coming to life - Insider Trends

<b>What makes a disruptive retailer? We’re all quite familiar with the idea of retail undergoing some upheaval as a result of new technologies like</b> …

6 Hot Tech Trends for 2017

Data sciences and machine learning is going to be on everyone’s radar and that’s not rocket science.

Weekend takeaway: The machines are coming

Your essential weekend reading, including everything you ever wanted to know about IoT, smart machines and AI, but were afraid to ask.<p>1. Ireland of …

Here’s how to tell if your web traffic travels through an NSA listening point

If you’ve ever wondered whether the National Security Agency (NSA) is monitoring your internet activity at any given moment, there’s now an app for …

Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws

US firm says it ‘must take the consequences’ of rules requiring cabs to be fitted with seat occupancy sensors and fare meters<p>Uber will shut down its operation in Denmark next month following the introduction of new taxi laws, the company has said, marking the latest European setback for the US …

occupancy

Domino’s is going to use sidewalk robots in Germany to deliver pizza

No, you don’t have to tip a robot when it delivers your pizza.<p>While technology may innovate at lightning speed, good old pizza is here to stay. But that doesn’t mean that the <i>way</i> you get your pizza won’t change.<p>Today the global pizza chain Domino’s announced it is partnering with Starship …

Robotics

Think hard before buying an all-glass, bezel-free smartphone

Over the past eight years, I've reviewed almost every major smartphone, and one of the changes I've come to notice in that time is how the subject of a handset's durability has become inseparable from that of its display. Without spinning hard drives, slide-out mechanisms, or telescopic camera …

Amazon now delivers groceries straight to your trunk in 15 minutes

Amazon’s latest experiment in retailing will see the company deliver groceries to your vehicle at a designated pick-up point at a time you choose, with a minimum of just 15 minutes.<p>The service, dubbed AmazonFresh Pickup, has just launched in beta in two Seattle locations and builds on the company’s …

eCommerce

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5.0

You didn't have to wait long to see the first phone packing Bluetooth 5.0 -- in fact, it's less than a month away. When Samsung posted the specs for its brand new Galaxy S8 line, it quietly let slip that the smartphones would use the bleeding edge wireless standard. To recap, 5.0 promises up to …

Gear & Gadgets

Technology f*cked us all: The anxiety driving Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is really about machines taking our jobs

Trump/Sanders have tapped a working-class anxiety our elites don’t understand. But they’ve misdiagnosed the problem<p>Peel away the billionaire braggadocio, set aside the insults and bile, and Donald Trump is running for president on a promise to build a protective wall around America’s white working …

The One Food to Avoid Before Bed, According to a Harvard-Trained Physician

When it comes to the way our eating habits impact our ability to sleep well, some facts seem fairly obvious—we know to avoid caffeine several hours …

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have.<p>My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania -- the "Chocolate Capital of the World" -- doesn't help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave …

Nutrition

7 Superfoods You Need for a Longer, Healthier Life

Is it true that you can add years to your life by making smarter food choices? Believe it or not, it is!<p>Our life span is dependent on several …

How diets high in sugar and saturated fat could be harming your brain

A lot of research has been conducted to establish the risks that a high energy diet – high in saturated fat and sugar – poses to our health. The most …

The food habits linked to early deaths

An estimated 45.4% of all deaths caused by heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes are associated with eating either too much or too little of just 10 food categories, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers based their estimates on a …

Holistic Medicine

5 Ways That Coffee Affects Productivity

Yes, we all love java. It gets us going in the morning. And the afternoon. And the evening. But is it really such a good idea?<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s not uncommon for employers and employees alike to reach for a caffeinated beverage when they need …

Coffee

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

Forget Green Juice—Science Says Drinking This Can Improve Brain Function

We're all for the juice craze when it means packing superfoods and proteins into a glass of goodness to drink ourselves to better health. But a …

5 De-Bloating, Skin-Clearing Spices You Need in Your Diet

Did you know that gut health is essential for not only digestion but mood, immunity, and even your skin? And if you're needing a little assistance in any of these areas, it's time to spice up your diet — literally. Holistic Nutritionist and skin-care expert, Paula Simpson, co-founder of Zea Skin …

Skin Care

These 5 Foods Actually Boost Serotonin in the Brain

The phrase "gut feeling" just got a lot more real. According to MyBody+Soul, the majority of serotonin production happens in our guts. Since the …

You Asked: Will Drinking Lemon Water Help Me Lose Weight?

Lemon infused water is a popular drink for weight loss, thanks to celebrity sippers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr. Proponents claim that it …

Weight Loss

Mixing chocolate into your coffee makes you smarter

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Adding the sweet stuff to your coffee may help you concentrate better, a study from the University of Georgia has found.<p>The …

Coffee

These cuisines could help you live longer

Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life — if you pick the right destination.<p>It’s no secret that certain …

4 in 5 consumers eat ethnic cuisines regularly

Whether sticking to a few tried and true favorites or taking a “the more the merrier” approach, there is no doubt Americans today are enjoying global …

These cuisines could help you live longer

By Meera Senthilingam, CNN - (CNN)Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life -- if you pick the right destination.<p>…

The Truth Behind These 7 Weird Body Myths You Might Have Believed As A Kid

Unnecessarily long answers to weird shit kids thought was true.<p>Some were quite out there, but others were a little more plausible – so we set about fact checking them. Here's what you should know about seven of those myths.<p>Microwaves cook your dinner by using microwave radiation to make water …