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The top 50 tech companies in Australia revealed - SmartCompany

Atlassian is the top tech “pioneer” in Australia and New Zealand, according to a report published today by local venture capital firm H2 Ventures and …

Customer Service

Start Your Business: 4 Apps That Really Help

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is an app for just about everything these days.<p>Groceries, taxis, black cars, valet parking, haircuts, even tailors and dog walkers can all be ordered on demand from your smartphone.<p>There's even apps that can make starting a business …

Thinking of redecorating? Don’t hire an interior designer, just use AI instead

Why hire a human to design your home when you can just hire a machine? That appears to be the future Planner5D has in mind. The interior design app …

If You Truly Want The Best Career Path, You Should Be Working At Startups and Small Businesses | Inc.com

<i>What are a few unique pieces of career advice that nobody ever mentions? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nidhi Singh, Leads a Digital Marketing Team at EduPristine, on Quora:</b><p><b>Join a</b> …

Employment

The Air Force just demonstrated an autonomous F-16 that can fly and take out a target all by itself

The US has used F-16 drones before as realistic targets for the F-35 to blow up in training, but on Monday it announced fully autonomous air-to-air and ground strike capabilities as a new capability thanks to joint research between the service and Lockheed Martin's legendary Skunkworks.<p>Not only did …

How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Business or Website - Whiteboard Friday

When it comes to choosing a reputable company to manage your SEO, there's both a right way and a wrong way to go about the hiring process. In today's …

SEO

How to learn programming: 3 languages to get you started

Want to break into a career as a developer? Here's why Python, Java, or JavaScript may be a good place to start, and some tips for learning …

Programming

Whisply Easily Encrypts Files, Shares Via Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive

We’ve previously featured BoxCryptor, which allows you to easily encrypt files on your computer. However, if you only need to encrypt a few files and …

GoPro's Karma Dilemma: Are Drones Worth It?

If 2016 and the first few weeks of 2017 have taught us anything, it's that making drones is hard. <b>Lily Robotics</b>' announcement this week that it was shutting down operations and refunding customers, which didn't come too long after 3D Robotics failed in consumer drones, and <b>GoPro Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: GPRO) …

Drones

Iris Automation raises $1.5 million to help drones sense and avoid obstacles

Iris Automation Inc. has raised $1.5 million to bring “sense and avoid” technology, and truly self-flying capabilities, to drones used for industrial tasks.<p>Even for human pilots, identifying obstacles and deciding precisely how to maneuver a fast-flying aircraft around them poses a serious …

A new industry: countering unwanted drones

A boom in consumer drone sales has spawned a counter-industry of startups aiming to stop drones flying where they shouldn't, by disabling them or …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Why 2017 will be the year of drones

2016 taught us a lot about drones and their potential to deliver benefits for consumers, communities, and businesses alike. Google and Chipotle tested burrito delivery on the campus of Virginia Tech, while cities nationwide turned to drones to help first responders, inspect bridges and roads, and …

Virginia Tech

What drones did next: how flying robots will revolutionise work

Amazon’s drones might be grabbing the headlines, but right now aerial delivery of orders to your back garden is something of a flight of fancy - at least until legal restrictions are removed.<p>In the future carrying small cargo loads may well be big business for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). But …

Unmanned Aircraft

4 Questions That Will Impress Any Hiring Manager in an Interview

It’s something that gets asked by almost every hiring manager at the tail end of almost any job interview: “Do you have any questions for me?” Shrug …

These Are The Insane Salaries Top Tech Companies Pay Recent Grads and Interns

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is flush with money. After all, the tech industry’s most visible leaders -- like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, …

Silicon Valley

The 17 best science movies and shows on Netflix will make you smarter

'Cooked' (2016)<p><i>Netflix</i><p><b>What it's about:</b> Journalist and food expert Michael Pollan explores the evolutionary history of food and its preparation in …

Just in Time for Christmas, AeroVironment Unveils Its New Drone

<b>AeroVironment</b> (NASDAQ: AVAV) has a new drone -- and this one doesn't blow anything up.<p>Image source: Aerovironment.<p>For years, AeroVironment has been one of the Pentagon's leading suppliers of military drones. Its products range from the Switchblade exploding drone to the insanely popular Raven …

Drones

Amazon Gets Patent to Develop Drones as Bodyguards, Lost Child Locators

Amazon has been awarded a patent for a pocket-sized, voice controlled drone that can be used to help police in chases, aid firefighters in tackling blazes, and even find lost children.<p>The unmanned aerial vehicle will have a built-in software that will allow it to understand commands spoken by a …

Patents

Watch DARPA's autopilot system fly a turboprop plane

It'll likely take a <i>long</i> time before DARPA's autopilot system flies military planes on its own, but this latest demonstration proves that it works. Aurora Flight Sciences, the aviation company that's developing the technology for the agency, has successfully tested it on a Cessna Caravan turboprop …

The 7 Best Glamping Spots for Fall

Fancy camping is the way to go—no bugs, no backaches, but the same spectacular views. So pack your luggage and leave your sleeping bags at home. These seven glamping go-tos merge indoor luxury with the great outdoors.

Braidio lets small mobile devices wirelessly "offload" power requirements to larger ones

Researchers working at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amhurst) have created a new type of radio technology that has the potential to …

Welcome to the space race: Singapore startup creates hybrid rockets and 3D printed fuel to challenge SpaceX

Adam Gilmour sees hybrid rocket engines powered by plastic and wax as the future of space travel.<p>A Singapore and Australian start-up is building …

8 Science-Backed Ways To Appear More Attractive

What makes people attractive? And sometimes <i>really, really</i> attractive?<p>Hotness is devilishly hard to generalize. A person's mood, cultural upbringing, …

Psychology

Here's what Mark Cuban wishes he knew about money in his 20s

He's talked about the best moves for lottery winners, what it's like to become a billionaire (while naked), and how the average person should invest.<p>He has also shared some important personal-finance advice.<p>When Business Insider asked him what he wishes he'd known about money in his 20s, he …

An expert reveals the 3 traits of every successful relationship

What's the secret to making a relationship last for years? It all comes down to things you do every day.<p>Psychologist and life coach Nikki Martinez, Psy.D, LCPC, told INSIDER that building successful relationships takes three key traits — and each one of them requires small but meaningful daily …

A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a human

The Hadrian 105 robot, named after the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has hit a bricklaying speed of 225 standard brick equivalents per hour, or about half a day's work for a top human bricklayer.<p>To prove it, the company released a time lapse video, showing the robot at work. …

Robotics