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Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

DARPA: A Track Record of Innovation<p>I’ve done a lot of writing and research recently about the bright future of AI: that it’ll be able to analyze …

Artificial Intelligence

How to become an entrepreneur - and why you're never too young to start

For those wanting to start their own business, being an entrepreneur is a role typically defined by long hours and large financial risks. The world …

Kylie Jenner

The Big Shift To Software And Services Innovation

by Barry Jaruzelski<p>In the 2016 Global Innovation 1000 study, Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group, identifies a transformation under way in how large companies pursue innovation, and analyzes the implications both for the future of corporate performance and for the global economy. Companies …

Innovation

Productivity fails: The time-wasters that cost an organization

Productivity counts more than ever in today’s “do more with less” environment. But millions of dollars lurk undetected in wasted spending that never shows up in financial reports.<p>Untold amounts of money, time, and effort are wasted in myriad ways: ineffective leadership, unresolved conflict, …

How Most Remote Workers End Up Wasting Time (and What to Do About It)

Most remote workers end up wasting time in more than one area, and if you aren't careful, these time wasters could seriously jeopardize your overall productivity.<p>Remote work, or working from home, is a growing phenomenon in the modern workplace. New technologies, especially communication platforms …

Productivity

Only 7 Percent of Employees Are Productive (but Most Are Miserable)

The proof is in the data -- remote work leads to more productive companies.<p>Do you want your team to be happier and more productive? Then stop making everyone work in an office.<p>A growing body of research suggests that remote work helps people be more productive -- upending the idea that teams must …

The Workplace

Jumping from 25,000ft with no parachute

US skydiver Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from 25,000 ft (7,620m) without a parachute, landing safely in a net.<p>Mr Aikins - who has more than 18,000 jumps under his belt - fell into a 100x100ft net in Simi Valley, southern California.

Simi Valley

Goodbye accountants! Startup builds AI to automate all your accounting

Smacc, which uses AI to automate accounting, has secured a $3.5 million Series A round from Cherry Ventures, Rocket Internet, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures, Grazia Equity and business angels.<p>Smacc offers small and medium-sized enterprises a platform to digitize and automate accounting and …

Small Business
Marketing

Use These Secret Codes to Unlock Hidden Features on Your iPhone

Since the earliest days of cellular technology, secret codes have been embedded into the software of our mobile devices, and they’re still in place …

It's Your Fault For Ordering a Cocktail That's Both Frozen and On Fire

Ha! I trapped the drink you ordered in a weird ice sphere. Bet you weren’t expecting that. Don’t even try melting it with your tongue or some shit, …

This simple trick can free up a ton of storage on your iPhone

Some popular ways include using Google Photo's free, unlimited cloud storage for photos and streaming music.<p>We've even seen a strange, roundabout way where you have to "pretend" that you're about to rent a movie, even when you don't have enough space for it.<p>The method I'm talking about here is to …

Mobile Technology

Gravity-Defying Shoes Hang Skyward From London Street Lamps

Farewell, physics?<p>Hurl shoes into the air and click that time-freezing stopwatch from <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, and you’ll have something akin to the bizarre, gravity-defying sneakers popping up above London’s streets.<p>“Downside Up” is the latest installation from artist Pejac, last seen carving poignant …

A Twitter Bot Is Beating Trump Fans

Ever feel like you’re arguing with a brick wall? Scores of Trump supporters have been doing something similar—fighting with a Twitter robot that …

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Chemistry
Startups

This Stealthy Tool Will Forever Change the Way You Use LinkedIn

This is going to turn your LinkedIn world upside down and pay some serious dividends.<p>Boasting over 433 million users, LinkedIn is no question the professional social network of choice--and it's growing. Whether you're a power user or a novice without a photo, your target buyers need to know who's …

Startups

A former Facebook exec, now at Instagram, says doing these 2 things will strengthen your social media game

When it comes to devising a killer social media strategy to get your business recognised, Jim Squires knows a things or two.<p>Having formerly worked as …

Product Management

The Strongest Leaders Use This Simple, Powerful Phrase | Inc.com

All entrepreneurs have a mythology, from Steve Jobs to Jack Dorsey. It plugs into our need to tell stories, whether we are the heroes in our own personal lives or the saviors for our deserving customers. More than almost anything else in the animal kingdom, storytelling is in our DNA.<p>In fact, we …

Conspiracies

Media Planning Must Change in the Customer-Centric Digital Economy

"The stuff that matters in life is no longer stuff. It's other people. It's relationships. It's experience," notes Airbnb's co-founder Brian Chesky. …

Customer Experience

How to stop your iPhone from annoyingly texting 'ducking'

The problem is that when you misspell a certain bad word by a letter or two, your iPhone thinks that, of course, you actually meant "ducking." And that's what it autocorrects to.<p>But luckily there's an easy way to fix it. And while you're at it, you can stop your iPhone from correcting "omw" to "On …

Text Messaging

Leaders Need To Make Employees Less Busy And More Productive

A public holiday might seem a strange time to be considering productivity. There again, maybe it is not. After all, sometimes you need to escape the hurly burly of the here and now to gain a clear sight of what needs to be done. This is especially true when it comes to that great issue of our time, …

Time Management

These smart cycling glasses will track your stats while you're riding

<b>Ever wanted to head out on a cycle and keep of your stats without having to have a glance at your smartphone? Well, these new smart glasses from</b> …

Why the price of quinoa has fallen

QUINOA'S tricky pronunciation (keen-wah) has not stopped it from taking over salads in kitchens, cafés and supermarkets. The grain used to be the …

Oprah Winfrey

Millennials flood LinkedIn, keying on personal branding

Recent LinkedIn data show that millennial marketers are taking the platform by storm.<p>Globally, the predominantly “twentysomething” generation—which …

This iPhone-only professional photographer is the future of sports photography

Picture a professional sports photographer. What do you see? Someone in a beige vest hidden behind a giant, telescopic camera stationed in the back of an end zone?<p>How about someone standing in a throng of spectators with only an iPhone 6s Plus in their hands and a battery pack in their pocket?<p>No? …

Batteries

We tried the wool sneakers from New Zealand that claim to be the 'most comfortable in the world' — and they lived up to the hype

And he began to notice a trend, he tells Business Insider. While there was startling innovation going on with the high-performance or fashionable footwear, the shoes marketed for everyday wear were uninspired.<p>They would just stick a Nike swoosh onto a subpar shoe made in Vietnam, he says. It was …

Clothing

Modern Sculptural Fish Tanks

Misawa Design Institute, a Japanese studio, imagined a collection of amazing fish tanks, modern, architectural and sculptural at once. Entitled</i> …

Art