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Silicon Valley mints 23 new billionaires to become best place to get rich

State of California now has 131 people worth 10 figures, more than any country beside China and the US<p>If you want to become super-rich, move to Silicon Valley.<p>It may sound like obvious advice, but the <b>latest Forbes rich list</b>, has just named it home to the greatest number of billionaires on the …

Syria's civil war 'linked to global warming'

Syria may have fallen into its vicious civil war due, in part, to a drought caused by climate change in what scientists say is strongest connection between violence and human-caused climate change<p>The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global …

Climate Change

How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years

Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction.<p>Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction of artificial …

Surprise! CO2 Directly Linked To Global Warming

For the first time since the climate debate began, a team of researchers led by the U.S. DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory directly measured the contribution of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to heating of the Earth (<i>Nature</i>).<p>Of course, this will spark further debate and …

Big Data Analytics, Mobile Technologies And Robotics Defining The Future Of Digital Factories

47% of manufacturers expect big data analytics to have a major impact on company performance making it core to the future of digital factories.<p>36% expect mobile technologies and applications to improve their company’s financial performance today and in the future.<p>49% expect advanced analytics to …

EROI -- A Tool To Predict The Best Energy Mix

Modern society was born a hundred and fifty years ago when coal began providing sufficient energy to make lots and lots of steel and steam, lifting ordinary citizens out of poverty and into the newly-developing middle class. Soon after, we added oil. The energy obtained from these sources was …

Energy

Seven startup metrics all entrepreneurs must track

Do you know what your numbers are telling you about your sales, customer retention and cash flow?<p>Not spending enough time gauging your business's progress can be just as harmful as wasting your time with needless emails or Excel sheets. You may be so focused on getting your business to the next …

The Role Of The New European Energy Union

The European Commission has launched an initiative to create a European Energy Union to “reform how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy.”<p>On February 4th, the European Commission began debate on the aims of this Energy Union (World Nuclear News) which are:<p>- diversifying of energy sources …

Move Over Internet of Things, Here is Pixie's Location of Things

Last week, a colleague and I hosted an event describing investment trends for 2015. One resounding technology theme for 2015 and beyond is something called the Internet of Things (IoT). In the future, everything will be connected — your car, your fridge, and your AC will all hook up to the …

Internet of Things

Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

Children throwing tantrums should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with tablets or smartphones, say researchers<p>It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down.<p>But child psychologists say it may be stunting …

Mobile Devices

Will Solar Cause A 'Death Spiral' For Utilities?

Solar panels are sprouting up fast and getting cheaper everyday. Soon some of the homes and businesses that own or lease these solar systems could “cut the cord” and unplug entirely from the power grids operated by their regional power utilities. But let’s start by dispelling a myth. What has …

The World's 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery

As homeowners begin shifting toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, more personal, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at innovative, bizarre and one-of-a-kind homes and what ma...<p><b>Angra dos Reis, Brazil</b> <b>Background:</b> The roof of this architectural masterpiece looks like a giant …

Swimming Pools

Who will pay for the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things is set to infiltrate every area of our lives, but with so much investment required to deliver the devices, infrastructure and standards, who is going to pay? asks Sophie Curtis<p>Cupboards that order groceries for you when you're running low, cars that automatically drive to the …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 29 January

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, the design of Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket has been finalised, Google has written to inform US regulators …

University of British Columbia

If Apple were a country…

2015-01-28T20:24:54.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Apple just reported the biggest quarter of net income earned by any public company ever, at least in …

Investing

The many shades of alpha colleagues’ personalities

Everyone knows what an alpha personality is. Typically but not always a man, they dominate a group or workplace and are at the top of the pecking …

Personality

New Apple partner IBM prepares for another round of layoffs

<i>Update: Downplaying reports about the size of its impending layoffs, IBM says it will let go of only “several thousand people,” not the much-larger number reported by Forbes. We’ve updated this story and its headline to reflect IBM’s statements.</i><p>Things aren’t going well for IBM. Six months into its …

The tribes of Davos

<i>By David Blood and Aleksandra Wisniewska</i><p>More than 2,500 people are attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, but how are they connected …

Transported to a new world by Google Cardboard, a $25 VR headset | Financial Times

“Cardboard” is a funny thing to call a teleportation machine. But when paired with a smartphone and a willing suspension of disbelief, Google’s …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft acquires statistical software company Revolution Analytics for big data insights

In the same week Microsoft announced it was snapping up text analysis software startup Equivio, the computing giant has now revealed it’s buying Revolution Analytics, a provider of commercial services for a programming language that’s used in statistical computing and predictive analytics.<p>The …

Klay Thompson Sets NBA Record with 37 Points in a Quarter

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 37 points in the third quarter of Friday's 126-101 win over the Sacramento Kings to set a new NBA record for most points in a single quarter, per NBA.com/Stats.<p>In one of the most memorable performances in league history, Thompson entered his historic …

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