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No sex, please, they're robots, says Japanese android firm

SoftBank tells customers buying Pepper they ‘must not perform any sexual act’ on the humanoid<p>They can educate, entertain and even help with banking queries and hotel check-ins, but as sexual partners, Japan’s new generation of android robots are off limits.<p>That is the somewhat bizarre warning …

DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find

Scientists exploring archiving potential of DNA conduct test to cope with threat of 'digital dark age' find potential solution<p>DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown.<p>Scientists exploring the archiving potential of …

Obama on liberal college students who want to be "coddled": "That’s not the way we learn"

DES MOINES, Iowa — People concerned about liberal political correctness on college campuses have a powerful ally: President Obama.<p>At a town hall here on college affordability on Monday afternoon, one student asked Obama to respond to Republican presidential contender Ben Carson's proposal to cut …

Higher Education

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs' widow just unveiled a massive plan to reinvent high school

The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Powell Jobs is now spearheading a major campaign to rethink high school.<p>It's called XQ: The Super School Project.<p>The initiative tasks educators, innovators, business leaders, and even students to come up with imaginative ways to redesign the high school …

Intelligent machines: Call for a ban on robots designed as sex toys

<b>A campaign has been launched calling for a ban on the development of robots that can be used for sex.</b><p>Such a use of the technology is unnecessary and undesirable, said campaign leader Dr Kathleen Richardson.<p>Sex dolls already on the market are becoming more sophisticated and some are now hoping to …

Apple made the right decision to end this top-secret project

For years, analysts, pundits, and Apple-watchers thought that it was only a matter of time until Apple released its own television set.<p>After all, before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson, who wrote "Steve Jobs," that he wanted "to create an integrated television set …

One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options

One of the newest, and seemingly most viable forms of clean energy, could be poised to outperform all of the existing options, including solar: algae biofuel.<p>Algae are found throughout the Earth's oceans, where they employ photosynthetic processes to create energy using sunlight. Some types of …

No Solar Panels Required With SunPort

SunPort will soon be coming to an electrical plug near you. The device solar-powers anything you plug in.Question is this: how do you get solar power …

Once an Unhappy 9-to-5er, This Entrepreneur Found a Happy and Lucrative Solution

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In 2008, Johnny FD was 27 years old and living in California, earning about $50,000 a year working in business-to-business sales.<p>"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to …

Entrepreneurship

Life on Earth will look dramatically different by mid-century

Last year was the hottest year on record, and 2015 is on track to be even hotter. Research suggests that our warming planet is pushing us toward a sixth mass extinction.<p>The total amount of animal life on Earth has halved in the last 35 years, and bird populations have decreased by 40%, a recent …

Why millennial entrepreneurs should scare you

Lately, I’ve started to think more about why young entrepreneurs seem more capable and ubiquitous than ever before. It seems as though all my peers, despite being in their early 20s, are starting companies, raising funds, and hiring their friends away from some of the larger Fortune 500s I’ve …

How to make more money while working less

That was my belief, too, until I started surrounding myself with successful entrepreneurs who have put systems in place so their businesses will thrive with or without them.<p><i>Related: Time Management Is Really Life Management</i><p>In an episode of my podcast, The Mentee, I spoke with Keefe Duterte, who …

What He Said About Hell and the Bible Rocked the Christian World. Here’s What Ex-Pastor Rob Bell Is Up to Four Years Later.

Few evangelical figures in recent memory have sparked as much theological debate as has Rob Bell, the author, speaker and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who ignited furor when his 2011 book “Love Wins” questioned traditional theological constructs surrounding …

Human-like robots could be the next big platform

Robot makers Jibo and Blue Frog Robotics are creating social robots that are aimed at living with humans and in order to entice consumers they are selling them for about the same cost as an iPhone.<p>Jibo's robot called Jibo is priced at about $749 for pre-order and Blue Frog Robotics' robot called …

How to Make Yourself Smarter in One-Hour-A-Day

Smart people do better in life. Recently, there’s been a slew of books arguing that success in life isn’t really about how smart you are and how much …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

Look for Leading Lines When Shooting Street Photos

Early on in my street photography career, I went on YouTube and searched for some inspiration on other street photographers. I came across the work …

Street Photography

If You Have $500, You Can Start Investing. But Should You?

Here's a better idea: Build up a bank account first.<p>Still trying to get started saving for retirement? Your task just got a little easier.<p>Online …

Investing

7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

Unlike any other financial book you may have picked up and summarily stopped reading, Tony Robbins's book is actually fun to read. It's not homework. It's masterful storytelling with a directed purpose: financial freedom.<p>For anyone who not only bought but also made the long and difficult slog …

Retirement

A Morning Ritual To Help You Feel More Awake

Scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn is best known for creating the groundbreaking program Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which is available in more than 700 medical centers, hospital and clinics around the world. First developed in 1979, this program helps patients transform the experience of pain by …

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

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How Steve Jobs Started – The Life Of Apple’s Founder

AutoSteady: A 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Phones and GoPros

Gimbal stabilizers can be used to help produce smooth, high-quality video. However, inexpensive gimbals typically use heavy counterweights for …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

The five worst places to keep your money

A staggering £450bn is trapped in 'dinosaur’ investment funds – here’s how to escape<p>They roam the savings landscape like behemoths from another era – the hordes of outdated funds and savings plans in which hundreds of billions of pounds remain invested.<p>And, just like the monsters of the Jurassic …

How To Meditate: Tips From Lama Surya Das, The 'Buddha From Brooklyn'

(RNS) Lama Surya Das, the “Buddha from Brooklyn,” is one of the handful of Westerners who have been teaching meditation for decades. And yet, he says we’re doing it wrong.<p>“So many people seem to be moving narcissistically — conditioned by our culture, doubtless — into self-centered …