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Why chatbots are the last bridge to true AI

Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in 3000 BCE. Since then, we have continuously developed more and more sophisticated means to communicate and push information. Whether unconsciously or consciously, …

Chatbots

Panasonic's home of the future will blow your mind

Kitchens are still a ways off from cooking and cleaning by themselves, but perhaps these few innovations might just make the home a little bit closer to the world of tomorrow.<p>The high-tech home of the Jetsons just got a little closer to reality.<p>Demonstrated at this year's CEATEC 2016, Panasonic …

Dining Rooms

The Psychology Of Professional Purpose: How To Follow Your Calling

“There’s nothing I’d like more than a job that was so meaningful to me that I brought it home,” one 9-5 employee told historian Studs Terkel in <i>Working</i>.<p>She mirrors most of us: though the majority of us say we haven’t found our calling, we want one. Instead, we click at our keyboards like a ticking …

University of Pennsylvania

This German startup wants to be your bank (without being a bank)

BERLIN — “That is f*cking clever,” said Ben Floyd, 33, as we sat in a trendy cafe in Berlin’s Mitte district. Floyd, who runs a digital agency in …

Researchers Say This Kind of Sex Produces 'Pleasant Altered States of Consciousness'

Science can be sexy, apparently. Researchers recently found that BDSM produces "pleasant altered states of consciousness."<p>A study published in the …

Science Says Working Graveyard Shifts Can Have This Scary Effect on Your Brain

Now that we know that a three-day work week is most productive and what the ideal vacation length is to stay on top of our game, science has just given us yet <i>another</i> way we can maximize our work day: by taking advantage of your ideal work schedule, based on your age.<p>According to CNN, your most …

What Every Institutional Innovation Program Gets Wrong

<i>“Several people who have recently left [Google] X and those close to it describe the Alphabet unit as sputtering, unable to bring projects to life.</i> …

Innovation

A Message for Future MBAs: Innovation Comes From Exploration

Jorge Barba at INIDE University talking about Innovation Strategy and ManagementWhere fear runs rampant, innovation dies.I was invited to speak to a …

Innovation

Geek Chic: These Glasses Can Protect Your Eyes From Sleep-Disrupting Blue Light

Sleep, much like water, is an essential ingredient for staying alive. But, much in the way soda does little to act as a hydrating drink, staring at computer and phone screens all day doesn’t help us sleep. However, unlike soda, avoiding computers and phones is less of an option when these items are …

Geek

New banking app will let users pay before they even get a plastic card

Australia is slowly going cashless, but is it also ready to go "cardless"?<p>An app to be released later this year by the National Australia Bank (NAB) …

A New Era Of Innovation

For the past 20 or 30 years, innovation, especially in the digital space, has been fairly straightforward. We could rely on technology to improve at a foreseeable pace and that allowed us to predict, with a high degree of certainty, what would be possible in the years to come.<p>That led most …

Innovation

Feeding The Mechanisms That Drive Innovation

There’s a powerful myth that many people continue to believe in: that innovation comes about through a flash of inspiration, a “Eureka!” moment. In reality, innovation is fed by a constant diet of relevant and up-to-date information that can be reused and recombined to give shape to new ideas.<p>We …

Innovation

Bitcoin 2.0 And Tokenizing The User Experience

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Lisa Cheng is the Founder of VANBEX a marketing and research firm specializing in digital currency, blockchain protocols, and decentralized technology.</i><p>Bitcoin is still in its early stages of market development. We are going through a slow process of realizing how data is where we will …

Blockchain, simplified

Bitcoin, and its fundamental technology <b>blockchain</b>, have been popping up in the news plenty over the past few years. However, discussion about them is …

Bitcoin

Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 phones after battery fires | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has recalled all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with batteries it has found to be fire-prone and halted their sales in 10 markets, denting a revival of the firm’s mobile business.<p>Koh Dong-jin, head of the South Korean company’s smartphone business, …

Galaxy Note

Matt Hancock's smartphone state, via Uber and blockchain

Blockchain and the sharing economy could form the basis of a new digital state, with tech companies providing key services, Cabinet Office minister …

Smart Cities

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

Florian Graillot Contributor<p>Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market<p>To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he …

GOLDMAN SACHS: 'The Blockchain can change... well everything'

In an "Emerging Theme Radar" note sent to clients on Wednesday, the bank says: "While the Bitcoin hype cycle has gone quiet, Silicon Valley and Wall Street are betting that the underlying technology behind it, the Blockchain, can change... well everything."<p>In its most basic form, the blockchain …

Low tax Zug aims to become Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley' | Reuters

ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) - The small Swiss canton of Zug, famed for the low taxes that have drawn multinational companies and hedge funds to its lakeside shores, is trying to turn itself into a hub for virtual currency firms.<p>A sticker reading "Bitcoin accepted here" is displaye at the entrance of …

Cryptocurrency

How big banks learned to stop worrying and love the blockchain

From its inception, banks have all but dismissed Bitcoin while embracing the technology that powers it — blockchain. Bitcoin is volatile, prone to theft and confusing for the average customer. The blockchain, however, is merely a digital ledger or transactions, a tool that could decrease costs …

Blockchain

10 Times Actors Had Real Sex In Mainstream Movies or On-Screen

With world cinema getting bolder and bolder day by day, actors have to push hard to their limits. Some actors get so much indulged in their roles …

Love Stories

Top of Europe – Jungfraujoch, A Must See in Switzerland

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe<p>Travelling along on the freeway called life; some journeys leave an indelible mark on our minds and hearts and they …

European Travel

Why Fintech Startups Are Flocking to a 124-Year-Old Bank in Kansas

Few people have probably ever heard of Weir, Kansas: population 661, the place where the flyswatter was invented in 1906, and these days, a major hub …

Square on the Future of Card Payments and What it Means for Your Business | Inc.com

Merchants need to prepare for big changes as more consumers move away from magnetic stripe credit cards.<p>That's according to Owen Britton Jennings, head of business intelligence at Square, who this week led the webinar "The Decline of Magstripe Cards--and What That Means for Your Business" at …

FinTech

Samsung Pay Is The Simplest And Most Secure Way To Pay

From handwritten IOU's to cheques to credit cards, our civilisation's payment technologies are on a very clear progression. They are becoming more …

Everything you need to know about Samsung Pay

Subscribe on YouTube<p>Mobile payments have come a long way since Apple made a huge push into the space with Apple Pay in 2014. Google introduced …

Think You Have Lots of Friends? Nope: Science Says We're Lucky to Have 5

Research shows that while you're close to 100% sure certain people are your friends, only 53% of the time do they agree with you.<p>Imagine I ask you to make a list of your friends. Not your Facebook friends or Twitter followers. Not the guy down the hall at work that you like to exchange Monty Python …

(Update: Samsung responds) Samsung Pay exploit could let hackers steal your credit card

<b>Update:</b> Samsung has responded to this security concern, and coverage of their statement has been appended to the end of this report.<p>Although the exploit hasn’t been documented in the wild yet, security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Samsung Pay that could be used to wirelessly steal …

Samsung Pay

Game of Thrones season 7 filming soon, debuts summer 2017

As it turns out, sailing the narrow sea takes longer than imagined. HBO has announced that its truncated seventh season of Game of Thrones will be delayed until the summer of 2017.<p>Filming will begin later this Summer in Northern Ireland, with additional shooting to take place in Spain and Iceland. …

What You Need To Know About Palawan, The 'Best Island In The World'

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named 'Best Island In The World' by the …