Jan Wohlfahrt

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When drones and virtual reality come together in an out-of-body experience

Image copyright Signe Brewster/Gigaom.Raphael Pirker, the entrepreneur behind Team BlackSheep, asked me if I saw the birds. Tilting my head up at the …

Drones

Elon Musk: artificial intelligence is our biggest existential threat

The AI investor says that humanity risks ‘summoning a demon’ and calls for more regulatory oversight<p>Elon Musk has spoken out against artificial intelligence (AI), declaring it the most serious threat to the survival of the human race.<p>Musk made the comments to students from Massachusetts Institute …

This new “Apple SIM” could legitimately disrupt the wireless industry

Perhaps the most interesting news about Apple’s new iPad Air 2 tablet is buried at the bottom of one of its marketing pages: It will come pre-installed with a new “Apple SIM” card instead of one from a specific mobile operator. (Credit to Julien Theys for noticing this.)<p>Apple explains:<p>The Apple SIM …

Telecoms

10 Home Decorating Mistakes Everybody Makes

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.<p><b>1) The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b><br>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if …

Home Decorating

In person online: the human touch

What is the human touch in online learning? How do you know if it’s there? What does it look and feel like? My epiphany on this topic occurred when a …

Students Have Invented A Device That Charges Your Phone Through Exercise

Going for a 30 minute jog could charge your phone for up to three hours. Why has no one invented this before?

Northwestern University

Lightcast Smart Bulb with Bluetooth Speaker and Intercom

The <b>smart bulb</b> not only allows to you remotely control the lighting in your house, but also works as an intercom. If you’re curious, let’s go on …

Home Automation

Carl Zeiss’ VR-One headset uses your iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5 to create its virtual world

Carl Zeiss may not be the first company which springs to mind when thinking about virtual reality equipment, but that hasn’t stopped the famed optics …

Samsung just figured out a way to make Wi-Fi five times faster

When it comes to Wi-Fi, it’s a tale of two speeds: the theoretical and the actual. Thanks to real-world stuff like walls and household appliances, …

Wi-Fi

Will.i.am to go head to head with Apple over smart watch

Britain's 7Digital has seen its share price soar 44pc after being named in collaboration with the Will.i.am smart watch<p>The share price of a small British company supplying the music system to a new smart watch designed by Will.i.am, has soared today off the back of news of the device's launch.<p>The …

Apple Watch

Mind Reading? Brain-to-Brain Message Sent From India to Paris

In an experiment that sounds more like science fiction than reality, two humans were able to send greetings to each other using only a digital connection linking their brains.<p>Using noninvasive means, researchers made brain recordings of a person in India thinking the words "hola" and "ciao," and …

The Brain

Apple's iWatch And The Technology Of Cyber Luxury

Apple has emitted a time-release drip of information about the iWatch. Starting with John Gruber’s joke-as-leak and seeming to culminate in Re/Code’s sourceless pronouncement, the era of Apple wearables is almost certainly upon us. The most curious leak came on Wednesday from Nick Bilton at the …

Take a Look at Baidu Eye, China's Version of Google Glass

Chinese Internet giant Baidu publicly unveiled its version of Google Glass for the first time Wednesday.<p>A working prototype of the wearable tech …

Core77 Design Awards 2014: The Best Educational Initiatives of the Year

Any area of study can benefit from a well-designed methodology or toolkit. This year, the Educational Initiatives category of the 2014 Core77 Design …

How Design Thinking Drives Competitive Advantage

We live in a world of unprecedented opportunity and possibilities. That’s good news. The catch, however, is that the same trends changing our world for the better also are dramatically increasing complexity, which may be the biggest challenge of our time. Untamed, complexity kills – slowing things …