The 2014 World Cup begins next month in Brazil and will feature something truly amazing: the plan is for a paralyzed, non-ambulatory Brazilian teenager to stand up and kick the first ball of the first
Evernote, which launched in 2008, now has more than 100 million registered users, according to a blog post by the company today. Of that 100 million people, the majority (35 million) are in the Asia-Pacific
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Maybe I was kidding myself, but from my vantage point in the back seat, I didn't feel unsafe in the least. The Google self-driving car has come a long way. On a demo excursion through Google’s Mountain
Biologically extended senses are likely to go mainstream in 2023. High-altitude stratospheric platforms? 2026. Nanofactories? 2027. Policy Horizons Canada, a predictive planning organization within the
Rumors of a possible acquisition by Apple and expectations for a strong fourth quarter drove shares of Tesla Motors to $203.70 Tuesday, a 3% gain and a new closing high for the electric car company. It
Key to Uber’s continued success has been reliability, and that means always getting more drivers on the road. The e-hailing startup has used several tactics to achieve this, including its controversial
LG really, really wants you to have a good chat with your washer/dryer and robotic vacuum cleaner. It just announced you'll soon be able to use the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeChat
And why do they always do it so uniformly? When the weather gets cold, local news outlets start warning listeners about pipes bursting. But what exactly happens when water splits metal? Seattle engineer
Advertising that directly mentions a competitor is always a bit risky, but this daring creation from Pepsi’s Belgian ad agency is pure genius. (Via Designtaxi, with a hat tip to @beastoftraal for practically
A lack of power outlets, messy wires and multiple kinds of charging accessories — the woes of charging multiple devices at once present a headache that is familiar to many. In steps thingCHARGER, a new
Amazon reported its third-quarter financial numbers today, delivering $17.09 billion in revenue at a loss of 9 cents per share. Revenues surpassed analyst expectations of $16.7 billion, though the per-share
Under ideal circumstances, traditional magnetic hard disks (and the data you store on them) will last at most a decade. And when it comes to preserving vital information about the human race and all that
Australian textbook rental startup Zookal will begin utilizing drones to make its deliveries in Australia next year, with ambitions of bringing the unique, unmanned delivery method to US customers by The
Branding is everything. It can make or break your business. Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need
François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.
Setting strategy is elegant. It’s a clean and sophisticated process of collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and identifying smart paths forward. Done at arm’s length in an academic fashion,
Yahoo’s homepage drew more visitors than Google in July, says comScore. This could be a sign that Yahoo is winning over new users. But it’s more likely a sign that Yahoo is losing the larger battle for
Today, innovative customer service means being able to contact a company on multiple platforms — not just by phone, but via email, web, Twitter, Facebook, and mobile devices. However according to ABI by
Stars appear to twinkle, planets don’t. Here's why. Did you know you can distinguish between stars and planets in the sky? Stars twinkle, planets don't. Okay, that's not actually correct. The stars, planets,
Amazon upended retail, but CEO Jeff Bezos — who just bought The Washington Post for $250 million — insists it’s still “Day One.” What comes next? A relentless pursuit of cheaper goods and faster shipping.
Mobile is turning “path to purchase” on its head. One of the most time-honored marketing concepts, that notion that a customer takes a predictable journey toward a sales transaction (in its earliest definition,
After tsunamis, protests, wildfires, and riots — to name just a few recent major disruptions — few managers can be unaware of companies’ vulnerability to the vagaries of politics and extreme weather. think.