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What Vitalik Buterin Says About Initial Coin Offerings

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin caused quite a stir when he entered the hip Tel Aviv bar this Thursday. The open room overflowed with more than a …

A chemical meant to save plants is actually killing them—and it's spreading

Dicamba drift blues.<p>An American farm is as much of a marvel of modern chemistry as it is of Mother Nature. This time of year, the landscapes across states like Nebraska, Missouri, and Arkansas are commanded by verdant fields of billowing corn and low-slung bushes growing soy. The crops' successes …

Agriculture

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers

A comprehensive guide to planning, preparing, and tailoring your pitch to find new investors for a startup, land new customers, find a partner--in short, to turn your idea into a reality.<p>You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need …

Business Strategy

This Blockchain-startup is building an ‘Ethereum Island’ in Mauritius

This Blockchain-startup is building an ‘Ethereum Island’ in Mauritius<p>Despite murmurs and punditry suggesting otherwise, the Bitcoin/Ethereum gold …

UBI is just a bedtime story Elon Musk tells himself to help the super-wealthy sleep

Elon Musk is the most wholesome visionary our era has produced. He is a benign idealist; a guy with his eyes on a horizon beyond money. Money? Musk doesn’t care about <i>that</i>. He hopes only to elevate our minds, our bodies, and our roads to other planes.<p>Businesses, says the man who has founded so many …

Income Inequality

Environmental Impact of Vegans Versus Meat-Eaters: The Results of This Study Are Eye-Opening!

It’s time we’ve had a serious discussion about industrialized animal agriculture.<p>This destructive industry currently occupies over half of the …

Why Oil Giant Shell Announced It Will Invest $1 Billion in Clean Energy

Even oil companies understand that solar is the future.<p>Royal Dutch Shell sees a future filled with electric cars and solar plants, particularly in …

How This UK Startup Will Use Half A Billion Dollars To Build 'Worlds' For A.I. To Evolve

Building a smart city isn’t easy. Government planners who want to transform their congested metropolises have to do more than set up a few thousand extra sensors and plug them into some clever software.<p>They need to build a simulation of their city, complete with virtual moving cars and “living” …

The Future of Food: To GMO or Not To GMO?

An organic diet has never been more in style than it is right now, with millions of consumers willing to shell out extra dollars for organic foods. …

Agriculture

Automation Nightmare: Philosopher Warns We Are Creating a World Without Consciousness

Recently, a conference on artificial intelligence, tantalizingly titled “Superintelligence: Science or Fiction?”, was hosted by the Future of Life …

UK set for cannabis boom as GW Pharma storms ahead

The UK could become the world’s biggest grower and processor of cannabis plants destined for use in prescription medications after one of the country’s most promising biotechs announced plans to ramp up its production of the plant.<p>GW Pharmaceuticals, which in 2010 launched the world’s first …

Trump Takes on Tech Industry in Early Policy Moves

Silicon Valley executives worry President Donald Trump will scale back or undo net neutrality and other Obama-era victories for internet companies<p>In his first weeks in office, President Donald Trump has shown a readiness to take on the tech industry, clashing with Silicon Valley in ways that his …

Donald Trump

OLED iPhone 8 to Feature Curved Display and New Touch-Sensitive Technology

Apple's high-end OLED iPhone 8 will use a curved display rather than a flat panel and could potentially feature new touch-sensitive technology, according to a report published on Sunday.<p>Multiple sources have claimed Apple is planning a 5.5-inch "premium" version of its 2017 iPhone with an OLED …

Mobile Technology

Themes of 2016: technology puts millions of jobs in jeopardy | Ryan Avent

Innovation threatens social and economic upheaval and our existing institutions are not fit to handle the change<p>In a sense, it was surprising that 2016 was the year in which the social threat posed by rapid technological progress became a topic of serious and widespread discussion. It was, after …

Artificial intelligence finds its way into business through sales

Artificial intelligence (AI) had a coming out party of sorts in 2016. Even though it has been in development for decades, this year, with the perfect combination of cheap computing power and access to increasing amounts of data, it seems AI’s time has come.<p>Its first foray in business has been …

Elon Musk is apparently serious about launching a tunnel digging company to reduce traffic in cities

Tesla and SpaceX’s Elon Musk has floated the idea in the past of digging tunnels under highways to reduce traffic – an idea he had while sitting in Los Angeles traffic. Now he is apparently serious about doing it and he even has a name and tagline for the venture: “The Boring Company – Boring, it’s …

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

<i>Editor’s Note (7/29/16): An earlier version of this story contained several biographical inaccuracies and did not give Jim Papadopoulos a chance to</i> …

8 Books Stanford MBAs Recommend You Read This Summer

Stanford's business school asked successful grads for their favorite summer reads.<p>MBAs are expensive and time-consuming programs, and the ones in top schools that really turbocharge your career are also, of course, exceptionally difficult to get into. Which makes getting a top-flight business …

Henry David Thoreau

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Why The iPad Pro Just Out-Shipped Microsoft's Surface

IDC stunned on Monday, reporting that the iPad Pro beat combined Microsoft Surface shipments.<p>The fourth-quarter figures the market researcher released on Monday showed about 2 million iPad Pros shipped versus 1.6 million Surface products. “Despite lukewarm reviews, the iPad Pro was the clear winner …

Google’s AI Masters the Game of Go a Decade Earlier Than Expected - MIT Technology Review

Google has taken a brilliant and unexpected step toward building an AI with more humanlike intuition, developing a computer capable of beating even …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's the design that won Elon Musk's Hyperloop Pod design contest

The MIT Hyperloop team won first place for the best overall design and will have the opportunity to build and test their Hyperloop pod design on a one-mile test track at SpaceX headquarters later this year.<p>The Hyperloop is a futuristic transport system that carries passengers in capsules at speeds …

Why the calorie is broken

There’s a serious problem with the way we measure food – and it may mean you’re consuming much more than you realise. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of the podcast Gastropod report.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, …

Is Hyperloop the future of high-speed travel?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1221000/1221392_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532450129_c999bb189ce0d44d3ebb772dcbd3eadc<p><b>"Yeehaw!" cries the rocket-engineer as he drives the all-terrain buggy hard over the rocks and scrub of the Nevada Desert.</b><p>With his big hat and …

High-speed Rail

The 3 Biggest Leadership Ideas You Need to Know About in 2016

Your company's culture is getting younger and more democratic. And the information you used to share on a need-to-know basis is getting harder to hide. Here's what leaders need to know at a time like this.<p>Some principles of great leadership never change--but others do, in response to evolving …

The Beauty of Eintein's General Theory of Relativity

Physics is so beautiful.<p><i>This article was written by Margaret</i> <i>Wertheim from the University of Melbourne. It was originally published by The</i> …

This could be the last word in producing cheap solar energy

After year-long research and experiments, Maryam Al Hashmi, an 18-year-old Emirati student, has invented an affordable method to produce solar energy.<p>…

Porsche Mission E Goes From 'Tesla Killer' To 'Income Stealer' With Cost Cuts

The Porsche Mission E is a pretty exciting concept, there’s no denying that. But innovation isn’t free, and Porsche will have to set aside a good …

The WIRED guide to the brain in 2016

New tech, gender differences and even Gangnam Style -- we've learned a lot about what makes the humble human brain work this year. Here's the WIRED …

Most anticipated tech of 2016: August to December edition