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Stanford’s ‘diamond anvil’ technology could be a game-changer for chemistry

Diamonds are pretty darn tough. How tough? Tough enough that squeezing a couple of them together in a molecular diamond anvil — a technique that’s capable of achieving 100 times the pressure experienced at the bottom of the Mariana Trench — can be used to create custom molecules through the …

What Women Really Want in a Job? Ask Big Oil's Only Female CEO

Flexible working hours and maternity leave are all well and good, but what women really want is a fair chance to climb the corporate ladder.<p>So says …

Blockchain is getting a hold of big oil

Big Oil is due for a disruption.<p>The world's most important industry has been carrying on without any significant changes in its day to day routine for far too long.<p>But now, the new tech on the block has its sights set on the multi-trillion-dollar oil and gas sector.<p>It's official: Blockchain …

Apple’s Employees Can’t Stop Running into Glass Walls

A valuable lesson on why you should look up from your phone and watch where you’re going<p>It only takes one look at the iPhone X to know that Apple’s got a thing for glass. The company’s space-age (and slightly contentious) new campus is no exception. But just as many birds have careened into the …

Unexpected collaborations

Statoil has a dream of solving tomorrow’s energy problems today and to ultimately become the most carbon-efficient oil and gas producer in the world. …

Google Paid a Whopping 'Bug Bounty' to the Researcher Who Discovered a Pixel Phone Flaw

Google paid out almost $3 million to security researchers last year as rewards for the vulnerabilities they found in the company’s products and …

5 Blockchain Opportunities No Company Can Afford To Miss

The blockchain phenomenon appears to be gathering pace as we head into 2018. With big announcements from the likes of Kodak and Microsoft, it’s clear that there are opportunities beyond finance where it has already taken a foothold.<p>But what are the opportunities for your business? To help start to …

Blockchain

5 blockchain statistics: CIO reality check

CIOs and industry analysts don't see the blockchain trend exactly the same way. Consider these statistics on spending and plans.

The 1 Trait 94 Percent of C-Suite Women Share (And How to Get It)

You can get it even without enrolling in a single MBA class.<p>According to research conducted by Ernst & Young, there's one trait that is shared by a disproportionately high number of female executives. It's a trait that Meg Whitman, Indra Noovi, Marissa Mayer, and many other top female executives …

Ernst & Young

Chinese police are using glasses with facial recognition tech to scan people's faces

For as long as it has been around, there have been concerns over the privacy implications that come with facial recognition systems. Now, the debate …

The Missing Link for Digital Transformation Success? People

For fun, I typed “digital transformation” into Google and scoured a few of the 58 million results. It didn’t take long before I noticed a pattern: …

Using Virtual Buildings to Create Real Ones

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is transforming the construction industry—making buildings cheaper, safer, and more amazing than ever.<p>The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind building. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the hall’s stainless …

Amazon patents a wristband that can track workers' movement

Amazon apparently wants to crack the whip.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded Amazon two patents on Tuesday for a wristband that would track where its workers put their hands in relation to inventory bins and for a "haptic feedback system" to signal if they have the right bin to retrieve an …

Northern Italy

Will Shell Turn From Big Oil Into Big Energy?

By Andy Rowell<p>On the surface, the good times are back for Big Oil. Later this week, Shell is expected to unveil its biggest profits in a decade since …

Trump to appoint Suzette Kent as federal CIO

The role of federal CIO is currently filled by an acting official, just as it is in several federal agencies, including HHS and the VA.

UK to fine critical organizations up to $24M if they fail to put in strong cyber security

As companies gear up to make themselves complaint with upcoming data protection regulations in Europe around GDPR, those doing business in Member States will also be facing another wave of requirements around cyber security, as part of the NIS Directive covering network and information security …

Cybersecurity

Google, Facebook 'Wouldn't Have a Clue' How to Run Oil, Gas Industry

Companies like Google and Facebook wouldn't have a clue about how to run the oil and gas business, according to Rapidan Energy Group CEO Bob McNally.

Shell buying spree cranks up race for clean energy | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell has spent over $400 million on a range of acquisitions in recent weeks, from solar power to electric car charging points, cranking up its drive to expand beyond its oil and gas business and reduce its carbon footprint.<p>People take pictures of a high-efficiency …

Electric Vehicles

Uber Finally Hires a Chief Diversity Officer

The creation of the new position was recommended following an investigation into sexual harassment complaints.<p>Uber has hired a new chief diversity officer, creating a senior position recommended by former Attorney General Eric Holder, who investigated sexual harassment at the company.<p>The …

Sexual Harassment

How Big Data, AI And Other Tech Trends Are Disrupting The Oil Industry

Crude oil prices hit record highs back in 2008, reaching upwards of $150 per barrel, boosting production and inspiring a gold rush amongst investors who banked on the trajectory of a perceivably promising industry. Yet, the reality plaguing global powerhouses like Exxon Mobil, Shell and BP proved …

Google engineer of 13 years resigns, says company “can no longer innovate”

• Google engineer Steve Yegge has left the company after 13 years, citing its failure to innovate as one of the reasons for his departure.<br>• Yegge says Google has become “100% competitor-focused,” relying on copying other products rather than pursuing new ideas.<br>• Yegge maintains that the company is a …

Google CEO: Tech education should be more than just coding

Coding is a vital component of tech education, but it won't be enough to sustain the next generation of workers.<p>With a rapidly evolving tech world, employees will require continuous training in basic digital skills, according to Sundar Pichai. The Google chief executive explains in an opinion piece …

Sundar Pichai

The Internet Broke Emergency Alerts

America’s emergency notification systems were first built for war, and then rebuilt for peace. A false alarm in Hawaii shows that they didn’t anticipate how media works in the smartphone era.<p>It’s hard to imagine a worse way to be awoken on a Saturday morning in paradise than with a blaring Klaxon …

Mobile Devices

Dell announces partnership with AR headset-maker Meta to start selling its dev kit

Dell is about to start selling an augmented reality headset that seeks to rival Microsoft’s HoloLens.<p>The $1,495 augmented reality headset dev kit comes from the startup Meta and will soon be available for purchase on Dell’s website. It had previously only been available for order on Meta’s site. …

Delivering through diversity

Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion …

StubHub is using augmented reality to help you buy Super Bowl tickets

For serious football fans, there's no more prized (or pricey) ticket than the Super Bowl. But that ticket also often comes with a lot of the unknowns …

U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade | Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.<p>FILE PHOTO: Workers hired by U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp drill a …

Beware! A new bug can crash iOS and macOS with a single text message

Resist the temptation to send this text bomb to anyone.

IT Spending Is On The Upswing: A Record $3.7 Trillion

By<p>Jan. 16, 2018 2:22 p.m. ET<p><b>Gartner</b> projects worldwide IT spending will reach $3.7 trillion in 2018, up 4.5% from last year.<p>Surges in spending on …