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Logic+Emotion

This year's Superbowl was historic on two accounts:<p>1. It is the first Superbowl to have ever been won in overtime <br>2. It will be known as the …

AIRS

When reading Wikipedia’s 1992 Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics you can easily substitute “Internet” for “computer” and it’s amazing what you …

How To Establish A World-Class Corporate Brand Licensing Program

<i>A well-functioning corporate licensing program can help a brand to expand into new categories and territories, adapting to new trends and a changing marketplace. However, setting up such a program takes hard work and ongoing care.</i><p>Licensing programs are an important commercial tool for corporate …

Licensing

Why The Retail Store Is Not Dead

The magnitude of disruption over the last decade is indisputable — as evidenced by ongoing rounds of store closures including several new rounds in 2017. Does the future of shopping belong to e-commerce? Actually, no. In fact, many retailers are heralding a new retail ecosystem.<p>PwC’s latest report, …

eCommerce

Verizon buys Skyward, a drone operations company

Forget about Yahoo for a minute. Verizon just announced it has acquired Skyward, a drone operations and management company based out of Portland, Oregon for an undisclosed amount. Verizon says Skyward will help developers and businesses better create and manage drones that also happen to utilize …

Visa and IBM Watson commit to putting payments inside cars and wearable devices

Visa and IBM Watson today announced a partnership to use the Watson IoT platform to extend digital payments to connected cars, wearables, and other devices.<p>The announcement was made at the Genius of Things Summit in Munich, Germany as part of the grand opening of a $200 million IBM Watson global …

Play a piano duet with Google's AI partner

When Google tries to educate public about its AI research, it often releases tools that playfully explain the grittier, technical corners of artificial intelligence. Like, say, neural network software that looks at objects through your device's camera and spits rhymes about everyday objects. But …

Artificial Intelligence

You can now buy stuff with Google Home

Starting today, you can shop using the Google Assistant on Google Home from retailers who support Google Express, including places like Costco, Whole Foods, and Walgreens.<p>You can say stuff like “Ok Google, how do I shop?” or “Ok Google, order toilet paper” when you’re sitting on the pooper and …

Apple TV may get 4K video this year, according to report

A new version of the Apple TV box with 4K video could ship as early as this year. Better late than never.<p>The next Apple TV could finally get a feature that's been available on competing devices for almost two years.<p>That feature is 4K resolution output, also known as Ultra High Definition, which …

Guy sacrifices Tesla to save unconscious driver, Elon Musk offers to cover repair costs

It feels good to be the hero, and for the driver that exposed his Tesla (and himself) to danger in order to save another driver, it won't even be …

Amazon supermarket could operate with just 3 employees

In December last year, Amazon unveiled its vision of grocery shopping called Amazon Go. It involves no lines or registers, just you, an app, and a completely automated shopping experience that should appeal to just about everyone. Here at PCMag we have a few reservations, but a test store in …

2017 Super Bowl halftime show: Did Lady Gaga jump off the roof? Here's the answer

Gaga's incredible performance at halftime seemed to begin with a leap from the NRG Stadium roof<p>Lady Gaga's performance at halftime of Super Bowl LI …

Hologram technology gives a modern twist to French elections

It has been a weekend for rallies for most of the candidates with an eye on the French presidency. On the far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon surprised his supporters by appearing live in Lyon while materialising at the same time in Paris in the form of a hologram.<p>It was a modern twist as Melenchon tries …

Emmanuel Macron

Valve updates Destinations social VR with quests and trading

Valve Software just released a big update to its Destinations software that could make it a fun place to hang out with friends in virtual reality.<p>Destinations is evolving steadily and might be blossoming into a social VR platform that could rival those in the works from Facebook, High Fidelity, …

U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales Soared In 2016

Final numbers for electric vehicle (EV) sales in the U.S. were recently released for January. The 70% year-over-year increase in monthly sales continued the strong momentum from 2016. Following a 5% decline in sales from 2014 to 2015, U.S. EV sales jumped by 37% in 2016.<p>More than half of all EV …

Electric Vehicles

Meet the Brain Trick That Will Help You Master Meditation, Lose Weight, and More

Turning off the incessant chatter in our minds is easier said than done, and that alone tends to be a big downfall for many who try meditation. I …

Mindfulness

What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

Time Management

Uber hires a NASA guru to help it understand flying cars

Uber is eager for the day when you can take a flying car across town, and it just landed a key hire that could help make this a reality. The company has recruited Mark Moore, NASA's technology lead for on-demand mobility, as its director of engineering for aviation. This doesn't mean that the …

Flying Car

Why Your Next Flight Might Smell Better

Our sense of smell is strongly linked to our emotions and our memories.<p>And as airlines increasingly try to differentiate themselves and establish …

How Disney Maintains a Strong Relationship With Its Millennial Audience

Disney's brand doesn't want to be a tale as old as time. Thanks to creative thinking, adapting to new technology, and acting from an authentic …

Get Others to Tell Your Story, and More Personal Branding Lessons from President Trump

The President demonstrates what to do -- and not do -- to build a solid personal brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s “me” economy, personal branding has become all-important. Want to become known as a thought leader? Want your next gig to find you? Need to …

Snapchat brings new episodes of Planet Earth to your mobile

If you’re a fan of <i>Planet Earth II</i>, the sequel to the mega-popular documentary series, you’ll be happy to know new episodes are coming — to Snapchat.<p>BBC Worldwide and Snap Inc. are partnering up to release six episodes on the mobile platform. These new episodes will run parallel to the debut of the …

Snapchat

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Chrome Web Store

Will a robot take your job? 250,000 public sector admin jobs at risk

Within the next 15 years, 248,860 public sector jobs could be taken over by automated systems and artificial intelligence, a new report has …

BeatsX earphones sporadically appearing in stock for pickup at Apple Stores ahead of launch, still unavailable to purchase

The BeatsX earphones have been showing up briefly in stock for in-store pickup today at various stores across the United States on Apple’s Online Store tracker. However, the availability quickly turns back to currently unavailable and the ‘Add To Bag’ button for purchase remains grayed out.<p>The Best …

Nintendo has already sold 1.5 million NES Classic Edition consoles

Riding on a wave of nostalgia, the NES Classic Edition quickly became one of the hottest ticket items this holiday shopping season. Packed with 30 all-time classic 8-bit titles, from <i>Super Mario Bros. 3</i> to <i>Tecmo Bowl</i>, the affordably priced NES Classic proved to be a huge hit with both young and older …

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 …

Robotics

Airbnb's Super Bowl Ad Was Created at Break Neck Pace

What do you do when you want to send a powerful message of inclusion to the world in the face of President Trump's immigration ban?<p>For Airbnb, the answer was to buy a Super Bowl advertisement.<p>Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said the Super Bowl spot was purchased Thursday morning. The footage used in the …