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How Automation is Going to Redefine What it Means to Work

On December 2nd, 1942, a team of scientists led by Enrico Fermi came back from lunch and watched as humanity created the first self-sustaining …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

15 Documentaries You Have To Watch If You Haven't Already

Featuring The Jinx, When the Levees Broke, and What Happened, Miss Simone?

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

How To Raise Smart Kids: Unmissable Secrets Of Parenting

Wanting to raise smart kids is a parent's most important job and smart doesn't necessarily mean good grades. Emotional intelligence is just as …

Parenting

Laura Albert, the real author behind fabricated sensation JT LeRoy, tells her side of the story in Jeff Feuerzeig’s endlessly riveting documentary<p>The story of JT LeRoy is the stuff of literary legend.<p>Related: This is the woman who played the man who became a transsexual and fooled the world for six …

Books

Scott McNabb - Oracle Marketing Cloud Whiteboard Overview Video

B2C marketing automation battle heats up with latest Oracle updates

Just because your marketing is automated doesn’t mean it needs to feel that way.<p>Today, Oracle announced updates to “Program Orchestration” B2C cross-channel marketing product that will help it be more adaptive to customer interactions rather than planned out in advance. The direction recognizes …

Oracle upgrades its marketing cloud with mobile, attribution, and testing enhancements

Oracle announced it has enhanced its Oracle Marketing Cloud to help marketers connect with increasingly digital-savvy customers. These innovations are part of a growing platform war among the various marketing cloud players, including Salesforce, Adobe, Marketo, and Demandbase.<p>The upgrades, Oracle …

AddThis to Oracle’s Mordor of marketing clouds

Oracle’s acquisition of AddThis on Tuesday — for a rumored $175 million — brings the data giant one step closer to becoming the Mordor of marketing clouds. Oracle has a persistent pattern of expanding its capabilities by buying companies, giving them a “one ring to rule them all” platform for …

Why Oracle just bought a marketing company called Maxymiser

Maxymiser was founded in 2006 and had raised about $15 million in venture funding through 2012 and then a round of undisclosed private equity investment in 2013, according to Crunchbase. Later that same year, two of the three founders left to launch other startups.<p>The third founder, Mark Simpson, …

Oracle Has More Marketing Cloud Enhancements to Hype

Oracle was back in the news ahead of the weekend and for good reason.<p>To help marketers “deliver a more consistent customer experience across paid, …

Marketing

It's Amazon Echo's world, now Alphabet's Nest just lives in it

Why Nest wishes it built an Echo, and why it didn't.<p>For two years, Nest has pressed diligently to get any connected device to connect to its own. Now it’s adding two big ones to the list — Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV, integrations announced on Thursday that will arrive in the coming weeks.<p>On one …

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

Use voice commands to write and format text with Google Docs

Google Docs added voice typing last year, and I hope you've never heard someone writing in this manner at Starbucks or a nearby cubicle at work. Should you have a workspace to indulge in voice typing, however, then you should know that Google has expanded the capabilities of voice typing. In …

Google Docs

This Is When Investors Will Take Your Company Seriously

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

2013 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe First Test

Arriving Late with a Gran Entrance<p>It took BMW nearly a decade to join the four-door coupe segment Mercedes-Benz started in 2004 with the CLS-Class. During that time, the trend spread downmarket, resulting in the likes of the Hyundai Sonata and Volkswagen CC. Audi and Porsche got in on the game with …

Why Local-Mobile Marketing Is Exploding

But does it deliver? According to many accounts, it does.<p>Not surprisingly, retailers, brands, and agencies are scrambling to hone their location-based approaches. These encompass everything from "geo-aware" and "geo-fenced" ad campaigns, to hyper-local efforts keyed to Wi-Fi hotspots, and …