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Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits -- the quantum version of a classical computer's binary …

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?<p>We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they’re more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human …

Artificial Intelligence

This swarm of robots can fill your grocery delivery order in no time at all

We recently requested a grocery delivery from Ocado in London, and then watched in amazement as the order was delivered right to our door in an …

Robotics

Pretzel for a Crowd Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A fun thing to do with pretzel dough: Make one big pretzel to serve a crowd! …

Sergio Ermotti Q&A: How UBS Became Home to Half the World's Billionaires

How UBS Became Home to Half the World’s Billionaires<p>By Elisa Martinuzzi and Joel Weber | October 3, 2017<p>Photographs by Kalpesh Lathigra<p>From<p>The CEO of …

Central Banks

MIT creates an AI to predict urban decay

Facebook volunteers and work-at-home moms might be making city planning decisions, thanks to AI research conducted by MIT scientists. Researchers from MIT’s media lab have been feeding computers a steady stream of data for the last four years to build an AI capable of determining why some cities …

Parents, social media isn’t turning your kids into robots

Most parents have concerns about their kid’s social media usage, but they shouldn’t worry about their brain cells frying. Under the hoodー kids are using social to better themselves.<p>Kids are running their own profitable slime businesses on Instagram, honing their dancing skills on musical.ly, …

Extreme sports enthusiasts pour into Dubai | CNN Travel

Extreme Sports

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

Almost 800,000 U.S. drone owners have registered to fly in 15 months

That’s a lot of drones in our skies.<p>The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says that more than 770,000 drone owners have registered to fly in U.S. airspace.<p>That’s up from the 670,000 figure FAA chief Michael Huerta shared during his talk at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the start …

Drones

Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears

Approximately half of adult Americans’ photographs are stored in facial recognition databases that can be accessed by the FBI, without their knowledge or consent, in the hunt for suspected criminals. About 80% of photos in the FBI’s network are non-criminal entries, including pictures from driver’s …

Surveillance

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel
Solar Power

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Get paid US$10,000 a month to stay in luxury vacation homes around the world

If you love the luxury lifestyle as much as you love travel, the best job in the world is now accepting applications.<p>Thirdhome is a membership-based home rental site that allows people who own a second home to exchange time there for stays at various other luxury destinations around the world, with …

Vacation Homes

Video: Five years sailing around the world in five beautiful minutes

<b>The crew of a 72ft bluewater cruiser document their remote travels sailing around the world in this breathtaking short video</b>Sailing around the world …

Sailing

How to Plan a Budget Trip to Europe

Europe is one of those destinations where you could easily spend $400 a night on a standard hotel room, or throw down $20 for a burger, and there’s …

Dubai is to test passenger-carrying drones

AT TIMES it can feel like we are living in an episode of “Travel Futurama”. This week: flying drone taxis.<p>Dubai, a city that sometimes seems to …

Transportation

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

iPhone 5

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Practical daily things to bring real positive change in your life.<p>Platitudes won't help you. I know, I've tried to implement them all. They're frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I'm more interested in how we can radically improve our lives. How can we stay truly …

Self-improvement

Where Do Unicorn Founders Go to College? | Investopedia

If you've created a unicorn, it means your company is worth more than $1 billion. Where do people learn to do this? And if you wanted to meet any of …

The Lazy Foodie’s Guide to Pairing Takeout and Wine

Skip the prixe fix, the crowds, and don’t bother changing out of the yoga pants: Ordering a multi-course feast straight to the comfort of your living room is one of the loveliest ways to spend an evening. All you need to make it better? The perfect bottle of wine. Here, restaurant experts from …

The company behind Vespa built a cargo robot that follows you around

In the future, we won't just have autonomous drones zooming around over our heads — we'll share the sidewalks with rolling robots, tasked with …

15 things that may be hard to do, but could change your life forever

As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your comfort zone is the key to self-improvement.<p>"I think the best methodology is to every day or week set a task or find a situation that makes you …

Self-help

'How we built India's biggest robot company'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1272000/1272252_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522208107_d165d9501a160a39b671a0d2bf7cbe47<p><b>In 2008, engineering student Samay Kohli wanted to build a humanoid robot, but his professor told him it would not be possible.</b><p>Along with his …

Robotics

Want to move abroad? Try here

We talked to residents in the top-ranking countries for expats to find out what exactly makes their adopted country so special.<p>As the world becomes more connected, the number of people living outside their home country is on the rise – more than 244 million globally, estimates the United Nations, …

Travel
Great Depression

Eleven Chops That Prove Downtown Is The Steak Capital of NYC

Since Delmonico's opened back in 1827 in what's now the Financial District, New York City has been a steak capital of America. But as the center of all things steak shifted to Midtown, 45th Street became known as Steak Row, due to the proliferation of steakhouses along its Eastern stretches.<p>Most of …

BBQ

7 Easy Veggie Chili Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Meat to Make It Hearty

Chili is one of those cozy dinners we make once a week come wintertime. We’re pretty much always craving a spicy, warm bowlful. Bonus: It’s one of …

Cooking

DOT establishes 10 autonomous vehicle proving grounds

So far, testing autonomous vehicles on city streets has had mixed results. Uber's plan did not go over well in the company's hometown of San Francisco, but cities like Phoenix and Boston have been a little more receptive to the idea. Now, to solve some of those bureaucratic headaches and foster a …