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Here's why Amazon is suddenly taking on YouTube

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it's taking on YouTube directly with a service called Amazon Video Direct.<p>This chart from Statista, based on data from the Internet Advertising Bureau, shows why. Interest in consuming TV shows online has actually dropped slightly in 2016, and amateur online-video …

Digital Advertising

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch review: Android Wear climbs a mountain

Tech giants are scrambling to get their hands on the 'hottest commodity on the planet'

Driven by the rise of battery gigafactories and game-changing Powerwall and energy storage businesses, the world now finds itself at the beginning of a lithium super cycle that is all about securing new supply, much of which is poised to come from lithium superstar Argentina.<p>We have Tesla in the …

Electric Vehicles

U.S. Infrastructure Can Be Hacked With Google, Simple Passwords

Authorities say the Iranian computer hack of a New York dam is the symptom of a huge weakness in the U.S. infrastructure –- dams, stadiums, traffic controls and power grids that can be accessed by anyone, including hostile nations or terrorists –- with simple passwords or no passwords at all.<p>New …

Cybersecurity

This Smart Bandage Turns Green When Wounds Are Infected

People with severe burns face a high risk of infection. Bandages wrapped around a wound help the healing process, yet also raise the chances that nasty bacteria will multiply.<p>But now U.K. researchers from the University of Bath have come up with a possible solution. They’ve developed a “smart …

Swallowing this smart nano pill could stop us from making diet mistakes

It's not always talked about in polite company, but your body produces a lot of gases scientists know little about.<p>A new smart pill, designed at …

Best 5 Future-Proof Laptops For 2016: 12-inch MacBook, Surface Book, Dell XPS 13, HP EliteBook

Here’s the five top portables that incorporate much of what’s coming down the pike in 2016.<p>The melding of the laptop and tablet is a trend that will accelerate in 2016. That can take several forms: a very lightweight laptop offering tablet-like portability, a convertible with a touchscreen, or a …

Trends For 2016, Part 2: Consumers Find Tech Transformed, Connect With Their Tribes, Reel From Shock

This is the second in a two-part series of consumer trends to watch in 2016. Click here to <b>read part one,</b> which includes the bump of climate change, data security, consumer empowerment and more!<p><b>Tech Transformation</b><p>The only thing more dependable than death and taxes is that technology continues to …

The New Digital Stars Of Higher Education

Peripheral characters have a funny way of changing our perspective. Once bit players, they invert our understanding of the plot, turn heroes into villains and reframe the issues. Looking at challenge — or stories — from the outside-in brings minor events to the forefront of the narrative to help us …

Higher Education

PeopleSpark Wants To Breathe New Life Into The Dreaded Performance Review

It’s well known that most startups fail, so when the company you founded reaches scale and begins to grow into a big name, founders tend to strap in and get ready for the fruits of their labor.<p>That’s not always the case though.<p>Mitchell Harper was founder and co-CEO of Bigcommerce, an e-commerce …

Number26 Launches Its Bank Of The Future In 6 New Countries

If you don’t like your current bank, Number26 is here for you. The German startup has been trying to reinvent the average banking experience in Germany and Austria. It is now expanding to six new European countries — France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia and Spain.<p>Anybody who lives in one of …

With Launch Of FindTime, Microsoft Outlook Users Get Their Own Built-In Meeting Scheduler

Microsoft released a new tool today designed to give Outlook users an easier way to schedule meetings. Called FindTime, the add-in is one of the more practical applications to be released from Microsoft Garage – the company’s internal R&D initiative where a number of apps and services are trialed …

Edtech Should Focus On Teacher Evaluation And Accountability

Lucy Boyd Contributor<p>Lucy Boyd is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She previously taught seventh grade English at a public charter school in Newark, N.J., where she was also an instructional leader for other teachers.<p>Anxious to learn coding before …

Education Technology

Find Innovation Where You Least Expect It

On the evening of April 14, 1912, the <i>RMS Titanic</i> collided with an iceberg in the north Atlantic and sunk two hours and 40 minutes later. Of its 2,200 passengers and crew, only 705 survived, plucked out of 16 lifeboats by the <i>Carpathia.</i> Imagine how many more might have lived if crew members had …

3 Ways Tech Companies Are Offering Parental Leave

Tech companies are competing for recruits and retention: same old, same old. What’s new is their strategy—something other than on-site massages, nap rooms, and haircuts. Google, Facebook, Netflix, and most recently, Amazon, are now bragging about their generous family leave policies. Who would’ve …

Lives We Can Learn From

Hayley Warnham<p>Conscientious leaders think long and hard about their legacies. They ask, <i>How will I be remembered? What will I pass on? Which ideas and values will outlive me?</i> These questions can feel so overwhelming that it’s tempting to just live your life and let others write the eulogy (or, as my …

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them

Not long ago, I worked with a client who was stepping into management for the first time. Terry, a highly regarded marketing associate in a pharmaceutical firm, had just been asked to lead a marketing team. In this new role, she was responsible for directing a group of bright, but inexperienced …

The Startup Buzzword Almost Everyone Uses Incorrectly

Harvard professor and author Clayton Christensen wants to set the record straight on the real meaning of the term he coined back in the '90s.<p>You probably use the verb <i>disrupt</i> to describe something surprising or innovative--whether it's your business model, your product itself, or even a feature of …

Report: India Set To Overtake U.S. To Become World’s Second Largest Internet Market

The number of Internet users in India is tipped to surpass 400 million by the end of this year, making it the second largest online population in the world behind only China, according to a new report from the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research IMRB.<p>The report …

Eyefluence Eye Interaction System Emerges From Stealth With $14 Million Investment

Eyefluence, a company that has created a unique eye tracking system for use with today’s virtual reality/augmented reality headsets, emerged from stealth today with a $14 million Series B funding round.<p>“Eyefluence transforms intent into action through your eyes. We believe anything you can do with …

Augmented Reality

How To Keep Customers' Trust While Learning From Their Data [Infographic]

In a digital age, companies must earn their customers’ trust. The thoughtless click of the “agree” box isn’t an agreement in any meaningful sense. It may protect companies from legal harm; reputational harm is another matter. Users may not have read the agreements, but many know acceptable behavior.<p>…

Apple Watch alligator bands are not a croc

Cupertino, Calif. and the swamps of Louisiana may sound like a mismatched marriage. But the luxury design house Bianca Mosca knew the two would make a beautiful pair when it launched alligator bands for the Apple Watch.<p>If the Apple Watch fell flat with some fashion critics when it first arrived …

Smartwatches

ClearSky Data Lands $27 Million To Expand Hybrid Storage Solution

ClearSky Data has come up with an interesting approach to solve the data storage cost and speed problem. Today it was rewarded with a $27 million Series B round to continue the mission.<p>The company came out of stealth in August with a plan to offer customers a multi-tier, fully managed, hybrid …

Tiny device aims to help protect women from sexual assault

In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes, according to the CDC.<p>Roar for Good is …

Why Recognizing Dyslexia In Children At School Can Be Difficult

When Anna and Chris Thorsen of Nashville sat down for the first parent-teacher conference of their daughter Clara’s second-grade year, they weren’t …

Autism

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2016

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is this week in Orlando. Today, David Cearley, Vice President and Gartner Fellow, released the company’s “Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2016.” They emphasize the Internet of Things, and smart devices talking to each other, getting smarter and more useful as they …

Top 10

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he will not trade it twice.<p>In the blockchain, information is stored in blocks that record all transactions ever done through the network. Hence, it allows validating both the …

Blockchain

This startup uses photography to empower women around the world

Bonnie Chiu has used photography to express herself for as long as she can remember. But it was a chance encounter with a group of teenage girls in …

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …