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The VC firm behind Facebook, LinkedIn, and Workday just raised $1 billion for its newest fund

Two years later, the tech landscape has changed, and the legendary Silicon Valley venture-capital firm has raised another $1 billion for its 15th fund to invest in the new future of emerging technologies.<p>"Some of these spaces are more mature now," Greylock partner James Slavet told Business …

Venture Capital

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Farming

Better Buy: Whole Foods Market, Inc. vs. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc.

Image source: Getty Images.<p>For well over a decade, <b>Whole Foods Market</b> (NASDAQ: WFM) was the only pure play in the organic food movement. The company was enormously successful, and that garnered investors a return of almost 1,000% between 2000 and 2013. But others took note of that success, and it …

For the Cost of an Iphone, A Wind Turbine Can Power An Entire House

Creating energy self-sufficiency has been an objective for people ever since electric power has become a necessity. But for a long time, doing that …

Renewable Energy

Is smart dust the IoT vector of the future?

The notion of smart dust sounds like a work of science fiction but scientists at University of California Berkeley have developed a “neural dust” that can be implanted into the body, to monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.<p>The sensors are about the size of a large grain of sand …

Digestion

12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Alvin Toffler Saw The Future Before It Arrived

Alvin Toffler, the noted futurist, passed away last week. He was 87. Toffler saw it all before it happened. Through his seminal books, <i>Future Shock</i> (1970) and <i>The Third Wave,</i> (1980) he accurately predicted the trajectory technology and society would take -- from centralized, mass industrial …

NASA's Giving Away These New Mars Travel Posters for Free - The Drive

NASA’s Giving Away These New Mars Travel Posters for Free<p>Drumming up support for Mars exploration with some retro-styled wall art.<p>Will Sabel …

Graphic Design

TravelPerk gets $7M Series A to take the pain out of booking business travel

Barcelona based TravelPerk, a business travel booking platform founded last year by a team of ex-Booking.com employees, has closed a $7 million Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital. Additional investors including Sunstone Capital and existing backer LocalGlobe. As part of the financing, …

Startups

Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence</i> and Pedro Domingos’s <i>The Master Algorithm</i>.<p>Gates never …

Machine Learning

13 Hacks For Traveling Like The One Percent At No Cost

Tips and tricks from our friends at The Zoe Report<p><i>Curated by Rachel Zoe and her team of editors and stylists, The Zoe Report is not only your stop for all things fashion and beauty but all-around lifestyle as well. Check out their site for everything from shopping tips to dating advice, to the</i> …

Kendall Jenner

The best $1,000 projector

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>The BenQ HT2050 is the best $1,000 projector for those who want a bright, colorful, detailed image—better than what's possible with cheap projectors—but don't …

The Best Farm-to-table Restaurant in Every State

These incredible restaurants all pride themselves on sourcing ingredients locally, but they also go way beyond that. From only serving sustainable …

Sustainable Seafood

I flew on an all-business-class airline I had never heard of, and it was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had

And this was the only big trip most of us would be taking this year, so we were willing to spend a bit more.<p>The next day, he sent over a few options. We could fly economy from New York to Heathrow for about $800 per person, premium economy for $1,500, or business class on a big-name airline for …

New Jersey

In search of scarcer funding, start-ups go corporate

SAN FRANCISCO — When Luxe Valet and Hertz executives sat down to discuss a potential partnership earlier this year, they had little inkling it would lead to a $50 million funding round led by Hertz Global Holdings in April.<p>"Serendipitous," Luxe CEO Curtis Lee said, recounting the blur-fast …

Venture Capital

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This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …

Stephen Hawking joins space program to find us all a new home

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced last year that he was investing millions in the search for radio and light signals from aliens.<p>Well, now Milner has gained a like-minded partner to help speed up his search – Stephen Hawking.<p>Under Milner’s Breakthrough initiative, the pair has announced …

The Travel Backpack We’ve Been Waiting for Has Arrived

Travel

This All-Natural Cure for Jet Lag May Be the Best Thing Ever

The cure for jet lag is just about as elusive as the Fountain of Youth (with much of the same effects, we might add). Whether it's the …

Jet Lag

How Amateur Astronomers Used Backyard Telescopes to Film Jupiter's Collision With a Space Rock

Not bad, for 500 million km away.<p>Yesterday, we were lucky enough to witness an incredibly cool event in our cosmic neighbourhood: Jupiter's surface …

Astronomy

17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon.<p>Let’s look …

Big Data

Futuristic eyeglasses adjust your prescription on the fly (Tomorrow Daily 331)

VR developers use photogrammetry to create ultra-realistic location renders; also, an Israeli startup shows off a concept for high-tech "omnifocal" eyewear.

Augmented Reality

Omnifocal Glasses Are the Future of Eyewear

Forget bifocals. Try ever-changing liquid crystal.<p>It happens to everyone—you get older and your near-sighted vision fades, an ailment known as presbyopia. Inevitably you end up tilting your head back to peer through the bottom of a pair of multifocal glasses just to read something.<p>An Israeli …

Augmented Reality

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …