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Emotionally intelligent computers may already have a higher EQ than you

Andrew Thomson Contributor<p>Andrew Thomson is founder and CEO of VentureRadar, a London-based technology scouting startup that uses big data to connect companies with clients.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>7 Unexpected Virtual Reality Use Cases<br>• Using The Blockchain To Fight Crime And Save Lives<p>From I, …

LinkedIn now lets you look for work without your boss finding out

LinkedIn has removed an obstacle preventing some members from using the professional social network to find their next job: The possibility of their current boss finding out. On Thursday, the company released its Open Candidates feature, which lets members privately notify recruiters that they’re …

Employment

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

9 technologies that will shake up the startup world in 2016

2015 introduced us to many new, exciting technologies. Advances in virtual reality and the widening adoption of smartwatches and other wearables are only the beginning. To get a started on what could shape the way we think in the coming year, I polled nine savvy business owners from YEC on the …

Apple is opening its first iOS dev school in Europe

Apple has announced its first ever developer training school in Europe, opening in Italy.<p>The company is working with a partner institution in Naples to bring specialist iOS training to the next generation of coders, helping Apple to continue to offer some of the best apps in the business.<p>Apple …

Apps

Voices: Why I quit my full-time job to work at Trader Joe's

Have you ever felt like you’re failing at adulting? Scrolling through your feed, whimpering, convinced everyone you went to high school with is already married, lives in a cool city, has a real fancy job and <b>owns adult things</b> like vacuum cleaners and dishwashers?<p>And you’re just sitting pantless in …

Trader Joe's

25 Of The Worst Food Name Fails Ever

We’re pretty picky about how our food is packaged – choosing the wrong name, packaging color or logo can scare us away from a food product. You’d …

Thimble wants to ship you tinkering kits every month

A Kickstarter project aims to be the perfect solution for the DIY crowd. Thimble, which has already beat its pledged goal of $25,000, says it wants to deliver different electronic kits to tinkerers every month, with the first of the series being a WiFi robot. Those of you who are interested can use …

To Know the True Meaning Of Solar Energy, Ask A Powerless Rice Farmer

The setting of the sun used to mean the beginning of pain and frustration for 42-year-old rice farmer Hemant Singh and his family.<p>Singh lives in Dhaka Kesarpur, a North Indian village located in the state of Uttar Pradesh so tiny it doesn't appear on Google Maps. State-delivered electricity reached …

Uttar Pradesh

What Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Top Execs Ask During Job Interviews

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling …

Ex-Barclays CEO: Banks are about to have an 'Uber moment' — and it's going to be painful

In a speech in London this week he said: "The incumbents risk becoming merely capital-providing utilities that operate in a highly regulated, less profitable environment, a situation unlikely to be tolerated by shareholders."<p>Jenkins says a series of Uber-style disruptions in the industry could …

Self-driving cars may already be obsolete before they get here

In 10 years, there's no question that driverless systems will be ubiquitous, but self-driving cars will not be, Ian Pearson, a futurologist, told …

Autonomous Cars

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

JPMorgan Chase says it is building a rival to Apple Pay | Reuters

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) said on Monday it will soon launch its own competitor to Apple Pay that will allow consumers to pay retailers using their smartphones in stores, and it has already won the endorsement of a major group of merchants.<p>A view of the exterior of the JP …

FinTech

Starting a business does not mean you're your own boss, and other misconceptions about being an entrepreneur

He turned to me when it ended and said, "I need to just think of a good idea and get on 'Shark Tank.' I mean, that's all it would take."<p>Yup, it's that easy (major dose of sarcasm).<p>There has been a recent surge in the glorification of entrepreneurship.<p>It's great — several years ago an entrepreneur …

Robots are taking our white collar jobs, too

Robots have transformed the lives of tradesmen and laborers, but lawyers, architects, and doctors tend to believe that their careers are safe from the advances of artificial intelligence.<p>This belief is entirely wrong, according to the upcoming book, <i>Future of the Professions: How Technology will</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon’s World

An Excerpt from <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Elon Musk</i> by Ashlee Vance<p>Any study of Elon Musk must begin at the headquarters of SpaceX, in Hawthorne, California—a suburb of Los Angeles located a few miles from Los Angeles International Airport. It’s there that visitors will find two giant posters of Mars …

Is internet addiction real?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/lasse<p>The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In …

Learn how to build your first Android app for free with Bitfountain

Learning to develop for a new operating system can be daunting, especially when many tutorials are so expensive. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at developing for Android, we’ve got something here for you. Thanks to the Android Authority Deals Store, you can now learn to build your first app …

Android News

CORRECTION: A 27-year-old millionaire reveals how he built his wealth

<i>CORRECTION: Since the publication of this story on Nov. 4, new details have come to light which have made Anton Ivanov's claims of becoming a</i> …

5 Things Successful People Do to End Their Days Right | Inc.com

Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane throughout the day, week, and year. When it comes to productivity, you can take a couple of approaches to this reality.<p>Some would-be superheroes simply try to …

Productivity

LightFreq's Crazy Light Bulb Combined with a Speaker Lands on Kickstarter

We get a lot of crowdfunding pitches, but it’s not that often we get ones that promise to combine a fully smartphone-controllable light bulb with an HD audio speaker. The LightFreq promises exactly that, provided it reaches its $50,000 crowdfunding goal.<p>Although it sounds a bit odd at first, there …

Three-Day Work Week Would Make Us All Healthier, Billionaire Says

One of the richest men in the world believes we all work too much. We should be working only three days a week. Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecoms tycoon, said it was time for a "radical overhaul" of people's working lives. Instead of being able to retire at 50 or 60, he says, we should work until …

Google dismisses rumors of Nexus demise

Reports of the search giant's new smartphone program have led some to speculate the Nexus line is in trouble.<p>Google is putting to rest any speculation that it would be killing off its Nexus line of smartphones and tablets and replace them with a new program called "Android Silver."<p>"People just get …

Nexus

Hands-On Demo of Motorola’s Moto 360 Smartwatch

Android Wear was a huge part of Google’s I/O Developer Conference yesterday, with Samsung and LG announcing smartwatches powered by Android Wear. …

This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phone for free (though you can do so at any Vertu boutique, as long as you're nicely dressed). For those …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday | Inc.com

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings, and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

Time Management

Google now makes cars, the cute, self-driving type

Google is taking over the future, one application at the time.<p>Today, from the not-Android-but-mind-blowing department, we have the first self-driving car designed from the ground up by Google. Yes, it looks like something a cartoon character would get around in, but what really matters is what’s on …

Android News