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3D barcodes target counterfeit drugs and devices

<b>A UK team has developed 3D barcodes that could help tackle counterfeiting of drugs, watches and other devices.</b><p>The codes consist of a series of small indentations with precise, slightly different depths, allowing for billions of different combinations.<p>They are deciphered by a device that "reads" the …

Turning England's North into a tech powerhouse

Claire Braithwaite has a big job ahead of her. As Head of Tech North, the government-backed organization set up to develop the North of England’s technology sector over the next three years, she has to balance the expectations of optimists, pessimists, cheerleaders and cynics at a time when tech …

Android will dominate smartphone market through at least 2019, despite slower growth, IDC predicts

The smartphone market is slowing down, according to a new forecast from IDC released today. Shipments are expected to grow this year, but only by …

Mobile

Machine learning and digital marketing: Why melding human and machine is important to your business

In digital, you can easily spot two opposing camps — the artists and the quants.<p>Artists are folks like the New York Times: Pulitzer prize-winning …

Machine Learning

Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …

The Future

Verizon’s 5G service is faster than Google Fiber, will begin to roll out in 2017

The future of wireless networks is coming even sooner than we expected. In a recent interview with <i>CNET</i>, Roger Gurnani, chief information and …

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$100B+ mobile opportunity: Mobile enterprise and enabler apps growing fast

The mobile ecosystem of applications for enterprise, plus enabling technologies for developers, will shortly be at least a $100 billion annual revenue opportunity, according to Emergence Capital, a venture capital firm focused on software-as-a-service technologies for enterprise.<p>“When you’re …

$1B in ad spend and 2.1B installs: How Singular helps Supercell, Kabam, Twitter

The mobile enablers space is converging rapidly.<p>Localytics does analytics, sure, but also mobile marketing automation. Tune is known for attribution and mobile marketing measurement, but just added marketing automation as well. Tapjoy is an ad network, a mobile user acquisition specialist, does app …

Android Lollipop is the OS of choice for one in five users

If you own an Android device, find four similarly outfitted friends and line up, shoulder-to-shoulder. Look to your left. Look to your right. Chances are, one of you has Lollipop, the latest Android mobile operating system. Twenty-one percent of Android devices use Lollipop, according to the …

Verizon preps for field tests of high-speed 5G service next year

With how ubiquitous 4G LTE-capable smartphones are these days, it’s easy to forget that we’ve only been with the tech for a few years now. Here in …

Mobile

Here's where digital ad spending is going over the next five years

Dollars are increasingly flowing from traditional ads to digital, as strong growth in mobile, video, and social spending continue to change the face of the US media market.<p>Over the next five years, marketers will especially embrace mobile. Mobile will drive up spending on video, search, display, …

Digital Advertising

Valet startup Luxe now tells you where to drop off your car and offers scheduled pickups

Luxe is releasing an update to its on-demand parking valet service that is designed to make dropping off and returning your vehicle a lot easier. The company has made generally available two product enhancements, namely its Drop points and Scheduled Return features.<p>With Drop Points, Luxe says that …

Unhappy At Work? Swipe Right To Tell The Boss

Startups and established pollsters alike are working to bring the employee-engagement survey into the age of smartphones and big data.<p>Bunny Inc., which runs an online marketplace for voice-over actors, has more than 50 employees scattered between its offices in San Francisco and Bogota, Colombia, …

Employee Engagement

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages

Some of the best known logos hide the best kept secrets. 40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages infographic designed by Oomph! reveals some of those …

6 Great Examples of Facebook Quiz Marketing

Which Thanksgiving food are you? Which punk icon are you? How will you meet your significant other? Were you cool at school? Which Emoji Should You …

This South Korean Bike Highway Has A 20-Mile Solar Roof

South Korea’s solar bike highway is both incredible and exasperating. The road, which runs between Daejon and Sejong, is covered for its entire 20-mile-length with a roof of solar panels. Those panels not only generate lots of electricity but also shield cyclists from the sun.<p>But the highway is …

15 Smart Things to Say That Will Reassure People You're a True Professional

Simple phrases, confidently uttered; confidence gained.<p>What's the difference between knowing what you're doing and the separate (but also quite useful) attribute of <i>looking</i> as if you know what you're doing?<p>We've explored this recently, when I wrote about the time I was on an airplane with a pilot …

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Business Reports - MIT Technology Review

In-depth reports on the ways technology is transforming business around the world, with insight from the business leaders and technologists driving …