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Biometrics research brief: privacy, biometrics-as-a-service, forensic technologies

Privacy According to a survey of 500 residents in the District of Columbia metropolitan area by Accenture Federal Services, only...

Forensics

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

Here's Emma Gonzalez's Gut-Wrenching March for Our Lives Speech in Full

"Fight for your life before it’s somebody else’s job."<p>Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez has become a powerful activist, and when she took the stage to speak at today's March for Our Lives in D.C., the crowd was moved by her stunning speech, which lasted 6 minutes and 23 seconds, the length …

March for Our Lives

How to Prevent Your Mobile Number From Being Ported

How to Prevent Your Mobile Number From Being Ported<p>Updated March 14, 2018<p>The major mobile phone carriers, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, have a …

Why the liquor industry wants to get self-driving cars on the road

Automakers and tech firms have long been the ones hustling to get self-driving cars on the street. But they’ve lately been joined by a surprise ally: America’s alcohol industry.<p>In recent weeks, two industry groups -- one representing wine and liquor wholesalers, and another representing large …

Autonomous Cars

How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Business

Aaron Levie of Box Inc. and Stacy Brown-Philpot of TaskRabbit offer their take<p>Artificial intelligence is expected to transform how companies in almost every industry do business.<p>Aaron Levie, chief executive of Box Inc., and Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit, sat down with Jason Dean, The Wall …

Artificial Intelligence

Master the Art of Influence — Persuasion as a Skill and Habit

<b>Tyler Odean</b> kicked off our meeting with a contentious statement: “For startups and founders, being persuasive is way more important than having …

How artificial intelligence is re-coding the way we manage our money

It was 1950 when Alan Turing developed a test which looked at a machine’s ability to generate responses that were so human-like that you wouldn’t be …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Creativity

This Is How Stressed Elon Musk Is About Artificial Intelligence

He's majorly concerned.<p>Elon Musk, the tech billionaire who wants to colonize Mars, is seriously worried about advances in artificial …

Artificial Intelligence And Blockchain: 3 Major Benefits Of Combining These Two Mega-Trends

Previously I have written about the reality and potential of ongoing efforts to integrate blockchain with the internet of things (IoT). Now I am going to look at how encrypted, distributed ledgers could unlock new frontiers for another cutting-edge technology: artificial intelligence (AI).<p>AI, as …

Artificial Intelligence

Spiced Beef Kabobs with Herbed Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Soak skewers in water 30 minutes. Meanwhile, place bread and water to cover in a small bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Using hands, …

Country Lifestyle

11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Spirituality

Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy

Facial recognition technology is improving by leaps and bounds. Some commercial software can now tell the gender of a person in a photograph.<p>When the person in the photo is a white man, the software is right 99 percent of the time.<p>But the darker the skin, the more errors arise — up to nearly 35 …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful | Times Square Chronicles

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful<p>Which writing skills lead to success? How to develop them?<p>Read about writing skills; how to …

How connectivity is driving the future of commerce

Imagine this scenario: In the San Francisco Bay area one weekday morning in the near future, a long-haul trucker wakes up and gets ready for the day’s shift. She’s made incredible time recently, covering two to three times the distance she used to be able to cover in the same time span. As she …

Trucking

How 'See-Now-Buy-Now' Is Rewiring Retail

Thanks to social media, consumers are more engaged than ever and have access to information almost at the same level as an industry insider. Senior merchants at retailers and brands have a very difficult time presenting consumers with a point of view because they already have it. Just look at the …

Fashion Shows

How to Make a Week’s Worth of Dinner For Two For Under $100

<b>* Get to know SPY’s new video series, Life Hacks (For $100 Or Less)</b> <b><br>* See how to make seven meals for two people (or more), for less than 100 bucks</b> <b><br>*</b> …

Bankwest's Halo payments ring born out of 'agile' approach to banking

With wearable payments devices the latest thing among Australian banks, Bankwest has launched a ring customers can 'tap and go' with.<p>Bankwest has …

This startup wants everyone to love their bank as much as they love their phone

It's pretty easy to tell what phone someone has when you're with them, but what about their bank?<p>Well, most people probably wouldn't bother asking a …

U.S. banks’ Venmo alternative, Zelle, moved $75B last year, says 100,000 people enroll daily

Zelle, U.S. banks’ answer to mobile payment services like PayPal and Venmo, claims that nearly 100,000 consumers, on average, are signing up for its service per day. The company also painted a picture of growing traction, noting it processed over 247 million payments in 2017, an increase of over 45 …

FinTech

How Amazon Is Quietly Entering The Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Boom

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool.<p>Since 2017 began, no asset class has been more impressive than cryptocurrencies. The aggregate …

Venmo's 25-cent instant transfers are now available for everyone

Payment sharing services from Paypal, Square and Venmo are great, but it can take some time to move funds from those accounts to your bank so you can use them in real life. Last year, Paypal introduced $0.25 instant transfer fees to make it much faster to move money to your real-life bank. Now …

FinTech

AI chatbots and voice assistants growing as tools for shopping, paying bills, banking

Users are shifting from simple requests to more complex e-commerce tasks on the devices, new Mastercard and Mercator research found.<p>Building a slide …

Making your own Face Recognition System

Face recognition is the latest trend when it comes to user authentication. Apple recently launched their new iPhone X which uses Face ID to …

Deep Learning