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This 22-year-old college student makes $10,000 a month off Amazon's Alexa

David Markey, a 22-year-old senior studying applied mathematics and economics at Brown University, got his first Amazon Echo during the e-commerce …

Vocabulary

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know

The world's biggest social network is at the center of an international scandal involving voter data, the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit.<p>The FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook.<p>US Federal Trade Commission

Cambridge Analytica

These Men Helped Create Cambridge Analytica. Here Is Their New, Very Similar Startup.

Chris Wylie, a data scientist whose work was at the center of a massive Facebook controversy, said publicly that he helped create “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.” Two of his associates who also helped build that tool have been quietly building another company to analyze and influence …

Cambridge Analytica

Stephen Hawking: A Life in Pictures

Queen

In just two hours, Amazon erased $30 billion in market value for healthcare’s biggest companies

Amazon has disrupted fashion, books, furniture, food, cloud-based storage services, and much else besides. Now, it’s coming for one of the biggest, most complex industries in the US: healthcare.<p>Today (Jan. 30), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced a vague but market-moving plan to …

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Peer-Reviewed

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here's what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When Hawaii's ballistic-missile-threat system blared an alert across the state on January 13, many people didn't know where to go, what to do, or whether they could even survive a nuclear attack.<p>The alert sowed confusion, fear, and, pandemonium — especially among tourists— in the 38 minutes before …

North Korea

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

The Top Ten Most Important Ancient Documents Lost to History

From Rome’s holiest texts to a Chinese manuscript that wouldn’t have fit inside a shipping container, here’s our top ten list of the most important …

25 Things You Might Not Know About the Birds in Your Backyard

Humans are very preoccupied with flight. We've spent decades and billions of dollars refining air travel; we often dream about flying without the aid …

Birds

20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

Books

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Science Says These 23 Words are the Oldest in the World | Inc.com

Not a lot of things last over a thousand years; even fewer last over 10,000.<p>Yet a British research team has put together a list of what they called "ultraconserved words," or words that have remained basically unchanged for a stunning 15,000 years.<p>The researchers say this is because they all …

Ice Age

21 science books that make excellent gifts

For the friend who would like a Sci, hold the Fi.<p>Even the biggest know-it-all on your gift list can't know everything. Give your science-hungry friends something fun for their brain to chew on with these engaging (and sometimes enraging) books about scientific topics. Your friend more a science …

Books

Top 6 most cost - effective vegetables to grow

There are many benefits to growing your own vegetables, but saving money is not necessarily one of them. Some vegetables are simply cheaper to buy at …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave generously. They gave selflessly. And they didn't expect anything in return. …

Self-esteem

6 areas where artificial neural networks outperform humans

Five years ago, researchers made an abrupt and rather large leap in the accuracy of software that can interpret images. The artificial neural networks behind it underpin the recent boom we are now seeing in the AI industry. We are, however, still nowhere near achieving a reality similar to those in</i> …

This fascinating map shows which languages take the most and least time to learn for native English speakers

If you want to pick up a new language in a short amount of time, you may want to start with Portuguese instead of Korean.<p>According to the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), a native English speaker would need around 24 weeks to learn the former. To learn the latter, however, the speaker would need to …

Language Learning

Is this what the doctor's office of the future will look like?

The new Forward medical clinic in Century City does not have a waiting room. The initial check-up with a doctor at Parsley, a new medical center in Playa Vista, involves a 75-minute meeting with a doctor and a session with a health coach. Loom, in Los Angeles, has a cozy space for clients to chat …

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

Scientists Train Bacteria To Build Unnatural Proteins

Scientists say they have created a partly man-made bacterium that can produce proteins not found in nature. This new life form, the latest development in a field called "synthetic biology," could eventually be used to produce novel drugs.<p>The Scripps Research Institute's Floyd Romesberg and …

Biotechnology

16 Quotes That Will Give You an Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving | Inc.com

This time of year is supposed to be a season of gratitude, but too often it becomes a time of nothing but stress. Some people need reminders of how to keep perspective, stay positive, and revel in life's joy.<p>Not everyone thinks gratitude is an easy or desirable thing. Joseph Stalin said, "Gratitude …

Happiness

This Is the True Power of Reading, According to 2 Deep Thinkers on the Subject | Inc.com

There's a wave of articles being published these days on the benefits of reading. And not just a book or two a year, but <i>stacks</i> of books.<p>Articles laying out Bill Gates's reading list, or the one book that influenced Jeff Bezos the most, or how Elon Musk learned everything he knew from books. These …

Books

How to stop over 400 sites logging everything you type: A complete list of every site using session replay scripts

Here's how you can protect yourself from one of the biggest security flaws on the internet<p>You've read the news about session replay scripts and how …

21 Strange Jobs Humans Will Probably Have in the Future | Inc.com

Robots are coming for our jobs. We've heard it before, and to a varying degree, it's true. Business consultant group Cognizant predicts in its book "What to do when machines do everything" that over the next 10 to 15 years, 12% of jobs in the U.S. will be replaced by automation.<p>However, all is not …

Artificial Intelligence

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance | Inc.com

Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and obstacles.<p>Luckily, if you're trying to do big things, determination and willpower are qualities you can develop. Perseverance is something we …

Motivation

Can you solve it? This apple teaser is hard core!

The logic puzzle that has a peel<p>UPDATE: The solution can be seen here<p>Hi guzzlers,<p>What’s the similarity between a logic puzzle and an apple? Deduce! Sorry ... let’s begin.<p>You and your two friends Pip and Blossom are captured by an evil gang of logicians. In order to gain your freedom, the gang’s …

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