Zachary de Rouyan

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We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Xiaomi goes after Alienware’s throne with a gaming laptop at 'half the price'

While Xiaomi is best known for its Android phones and home appliances, the Chinese brand is now branching out into gaming gear, with a new laptop that promises high-end graphics capabilities – and it costs only half as much in China as an Alienware with similar specs there.<p>The 15.6-inch Mi Gaming …

Computer Hardware

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

Scientists say the dream of unlimited clean energy is about to come true

In just 15 years, the U.S. will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean the end of humanity’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels, it would also be a panacea for climate change.<p>Amazingly, this is not a science fiction. …

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Pop Culture

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

The Ruinous Road of Gaming’s Missing Masterpiece

<i>Art may largely be a matter of taste, but one conclusion is close to inarguable: 1998 was the best year ever for video games, producing an</i> …

SEGA

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

AI cyberattacks will be almost impossible for humans to stop

As early as 2018, we can expect to see truly autonomous weaponised artificial intelligence that delivers its blows slowly, stealthily and virtually …

Artificial Intelligence

14 Ways Our Perception of The Universe Changed Forever in 2017

2017 was an incredible year for space science.<p>Down here on Earth, scientists around the globe are constantly watching, observing, measuring and …

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other chemicals designed to trigger a …

Flexible OLED sales surge fueled by market demand

Global sales of flexible organic light-emitting diode panels have surged amid strong market demand for premium mobile devices, industry watchers said …

Saudi Arabia’s TechUtopia Neom will have to reinvent the rules to succeed

Gillian Hadfield Contributor<p>Gillian Hadfield is the author of Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy and a professor of law and economics at the University of Southern California.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>To control AI, we need to …

Classical music: 5 gifts we're thankful for this year

From the lively variety of baroque and chamber-music concerts to the rich mix of offerings from the San Diego Symphony, classical music aficionados …

Physics: Scientists Accidentally Discover Completely New Kind of Quantum Material Whose Electrons Act Like Rays of Light

Physicists have discovered the existence of an entirely new kind of quantum material, more or less on accident. The breakthrough could lead to the …

Edward Snowden’s New App Turns A Smartphone Into a Security System

Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens, knows a thing or two about spying. He’s now released an app, Haven, that …

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Building on Art and History in Chicago

04 Min Read Time - Creative inspiration can come from anywhere. Just ask the team behind the new Marriott Marquis Chicago.

Elon Musk brilliantly sums up sad state of 2017

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's been a strange and troubling year.<p>The tech world, supposedly the home of rational thought and inspiration, has suddenly become a target of criticism, rather than an object of drooling.<p>Every week, there …

10 Last-Minute DIY Secret Santa Gifts They'll Actually Love

So the Secret Santa party is just around the corner and you’re spending hours browsing online or checking out local shops, trying to find that one perfect present to buy. Apart from being time-consuming, picking out a gift for your Secret Santa recipient is an exhausting and stressful affair. But …

Candles

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

SpaceX rocket dazzles in California sky as it transports 10 satellites into space

A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.<p>The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg air force base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications.<p>The …

Los Angeles

Edward Snowden made an app to protect your laptop

Wait, Snowden built an app?<p>Earlier this year, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Jacqueline Moudeina, the first female lawyer in Chad and a legendary human rights advocate who has worked tirelessly to bring former dictator Hissène Habré to justice. Habré was convicted of human rights abuses …

Surveillance

Why don't we have a 'Star Wars' hyperdrive yet?

With the opening of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Dec. 15, more than likely you're going to see at least one ship using hyperspace drive to travel faster than the speed of light. It's a staple of the "Star Wars" universe, dating back to the first movie in 1977, when Han Solo and his trusty band of …