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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shares thoughts on corporate culture, decision-making and failure

It may not be<p>Warren Buffett's eagerly anticipated letter to shareholders, butAmazon.comChief ExecutiveJeff Bezos' annual investor missive has become known for offering its own yearly insights into how he runs the online retail giant.<p>Two years ago, for instance, Bezos shared in his letter that …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

This hydrogen-powered drone could be on sale by the end of the year

More power, less weight, so long batteries<p>Drones are only useful when they’re in the air. And thanks to the limited charges provided by batteries, drones spend a <i>lot</i> of time not flying. Electric drones are often limited to just 20 minutes of air time before they have to land and get new batteries, …

Alternative Fuel
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Google uses tiny cameras to capture adorable mini Street View

When you think of Google Street View, you'll probably get visions of the company's camera-mounted cars or its colossal Trekker backpacks. The search giant has sent them to some of the world's most picturesque locations, but for its latest Street View project, things have got a whole lot smaller. …

World's smallest camera drone + 2GB Micro SD Card: $34.99

Meet your new favorite flying toy! The <b>Cheerson CX-10C Nano Drone with Camera</b> <b>+ 2GB Micro SD Card</b> is a tiny quadcopter is small enough to rest on the tip of your finger, and can easily maneuver through small spaces with acrobatic finesse while recording crystal-clear video and photography.<p>It’s tons …

Amazon Prime subscribers now get 20% discounts on new and pre-release games

Amazon Prime just keeps getting better. If you’re a game fanatic with an Amazon Prime subscription, you can now get a 20% discount on all new games. The discount works for pre-order games as well as those that have been out for less than two weeks.<p>In another kindly gesture, the offer will be …

Shopping

This 3D-Printed Watch Doesn’t Tell Time Well But That Doesn’t Matter

Not unlike Ke$ha, things that go tick-tock are quite interesting and this 3D printed clock is no exception. This clock, actually a tourbillon with a going barrel, is unique in that the DIY plans are available for download and, as far as anyone can tell, you and your friends could be telling time on …

3D Printing

Slick earbuds will let Coachella attendees experience the festival in a brand new way

Attendees at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will have the ability to experience the festival in a whole new way, thanks to some …

Uber Relaxes Screening Requirements For California Drivers

Uber has long been criticized for its seemingly lax background checks. Last year, prosecutors argued that the ride-hailing app had employed 25 California drivers with criminal records–one of whom had spent 26 years in prison for a second-degree murder conviction.<p>Now the company is intentionally …

Wall Street

Outlook’s Mobile App Gets Integrated With Skype For Easier Access To Calls And Meetings

Following yesterday’s news of its planned support for group calling on mobile, Skype just launched an integration with Microsoft’s mobile email and calendar application, Outlook. In the updated iOS app, a new setting allows you to turn on a “Skype Meeting” option when you’re either creating or …

Apps

Record epileptic seizures with an Apple Watch - Futurity

A new app for the Apple Watch makes it easier for people with epilepsy to track data about their seizures—before, during, and after.

Apple Watch

The weird and the wonderful from Japan's biggest tech show

CEATEC 2015 is trade show that tries to thinly spread a trend across a whole range of exhibitors: traditional electronics giants like Honda, Sharp and Panasonic mix with university research projects, startups, and just outright weird things. This year, however, there wasn't a standout one. The …

Microsoft VR Kit is a more colorful Cardboard for Windows Phones

If Google Cardboard is just a little too cheap looking for your tastes, you're in luck: Microsoft is making its own foldable VR headset. And it's purple. The Microsoft VR Kit, as it's called, was announced as part of Microsoft-hosted virtual reality hackathon happening in Russia next month -- …

Windows 10's Cortana taps into LinkedIn to cure your meeting anxiety

Microsoft's Windows 10 virtual assistant Cortana is getting even smarter today by integrating LinkedIn. If you're using Windows Mail and Calendar for meetings, you can now connect Cortana to your LinkedIn account, which will surface details about the people you're meeting with in Cortana's …

Software

Recommended Reading: Microsoft's knack for predicting NFL games

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>How Microsoft Got So Good at Predicting Who Will Win NFL Games</b><br>by Tim …

Synthesizers

Cortana won't help you on Xbox One until next year

If you were hoping to experience Cortana's most helpful version on your Xbox One this year, you might have to settle for her possible appearance in <i>Halo 5</i> at the end of the month instead. The virtual assistant won't make her full debut to owners of Microsoft's latest console until early next year. …

Microsoft's Display Dock turns your Windows phone into a mini PC

When Microsoft talked about Windows 10's universal apps enabling experiences you couldn't get on other platforms, it wasn't joking around. The company has revealed a Display Dock that turns Windows 10 phones into makeshift computers -- shades of Motorola Atrix, anyone? The add-on lets you plug in a …

Here's our first look at the Surface Book, Microsoft's answer to the MacBook Pro

Wow. Microsoft finally did it. After years of rumors and speculation the company finally unveiled its very own laptop. Not a tablet that could replace a laptop (although there's that too), but a bona fide laptop, with an attached keyboard. Well, almost. The Surface Book, at first glance, looks like …

Windows 10 Mobile begins its roll out this December

What, you thought the Microsoft news would end once the keynote from the Windows 10 Devices showcase did? Guess again because Redmond's latest operating system hits existing mobile phones starting in December -- the outfit said as much on its Lumia Facebook page. However, as <i>Winbeta</i> notes, it's …