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Bullets That Slowly Self-Destruct Make A Surprising Amount Of Sense

A self-destructing bullet isn't the most intuitive thing: normally, you use projectiles to destroy targets, not the other way around. But people make …

Burns

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Internet of Things Technologies for 2017 and 2018

Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that should be on every organization's radar through the next two …

Top 10

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

Raspberry Pi

Here’s What Edgar Allan Poe Wrote About the Birth of Photography in 1840

Did you know that when the daguerreotype was announced back in 1839, one of the people who wrote about the new groundbreaking technology was the …

Literature

Why The Internet Needs IPFS Before It’s Too Late

IPFS isn’t exactly a well-known technology yet, even among many in the Valley, but it’s quickly spreading by word of mouth among folks in the open-source community. Many are excited by its potential to greatly improve file transfer and streaming speeds across the Internet.<p>From my personal …

Computer Science

Why the Best Leaders Aren't Type A Personalities | Inc.com

How does stress factor into leadership? Is a leader who is stressed out from running around getting things done just a person of action, or a ticking time bomb?<p>Victor Lipman, author of <i>The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World</i>, would say the latter. When he was being considered for …

Leadership

Walmart Simple Text Could Be Walmart’s Version Of Magic

One of the very cool things about hackathons is that you learn what type of technology that people are really using. We’re all wondering what the hot “trends” are going to be at one of these things. At the Disrupt Hackathon, we’re learning quite a bit. An early trend is SMS. Surprise!<p>There’s Magic, …

Apps

Glove uses tiny air bladders to bring touch to VR

A virtual reality glove that allows gamers to touch and feel objects has been developed by a team of engineering students. The Hands Omni glove uses …

Virtual Reality

Nest CEO Tony Fadell on the Future of the Internet

Tomorrow’s Internet will be everywhere and in everything, he says, and it will help us make better decisions<p>Last summer, on vacation with my family in Canada, I decided to go water skiing.<p>At the time, I was confident everything would be fine. It was a beautiful day, I knew how to water ski, I was …

Internet of Things

10 Startup Founder Blogs You Should Be Reading

Starting a company is hard, and finding reliable advice along the way can be even harder. There are thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, and …

The Unexpected Consequences of Success

Everybody loves a winner, right? No, unfortunately, not always. In my coaching practice, many executives and entrepreneurs vent their frustrations with the unexpected negative consequences of their success — such as their anxiety over being able to maintain their winning streak, the fear that they …

Check out IBM’s proposal for an internet of things architecture using Bitcoin’s block chain tech

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>In tech circles block chain technology — the transaction processing engine behind the Bitcoin crypto-currency — has become …

Let’s Fix The Internet

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but: we, the people of the Internet, have collectively run up a colossal amount of technical debt. Much of our online infrastructure consists of band-aid and/or legacy Rube Goldberg solutions hacked together with bubble gum and baling wire; and the only way to …

Mark Brown

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The Chief Innovation Officer’s 100-Day Plan

Congratulations! Your energy and track record of successfully launching high-impact initiatives scored you a plum role heading up innovation. Expectations are high, but some skeptics in the organization feel that <i>innovation</i> is an overhyped buzzword that doesn’t justify being a separate function. So, …

This robot valet will park your car

In Germany, high tech has come to airport parking.<p>Last week, Düsseldorf airport (DUS) introduced robot valets to take the hassle out of parking for travelers.<p>SEE ALSO: 13 Robots Who Don't Know How to Robot<p>Travelers can leave their cars at the arrival level of the ParkingPLUS structure. As they …

Forget about innovation, Australia needs invention

Australia’s Senate Economics Committee is currently undergoing a review of the National Innovation System in light of the “challenges to Australian …

The Ugly Truth About Disruption & Innovation

<i>This article is the first in Dan Maycock's "Ugly Truth" series where he explores the truth behind concepts that are fueling technology invention and</i> …

Innovation

How Pebble is taking over Silicon Valley by slaying the giants

"Eric – you're wanted up front." There's no receptionist at the spookily quiet Palo Alto offices of Pebble–the 35 people make almost no noise in a vast cavern with grey shellacked concrete floors, walls and ceilings. The passing staffer who'd noticed me standing near the entrance tries again: …

Silicon Valley

Porsche designs a high-rise

For affluent urbanites who suffer bouts of nighttime car-separation anxiety, relief is at hand.<p>The Porsche Design Tower under construction near Miami, Florida, features a virtuosic parking system that whisks vehicles up to sky garages adjacent to handsome floor plans. This thrill ride for …

Real Estate

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …