Andrea Biasi

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Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

The company wants to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon.<p>Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the company poached Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg …

Xiaomi is bringing cinema tech to a living room projector

Its Mi Laser Projector uses the same laser system as movie theaters for under $1500.<p>When it comes to home theater setups, high-quality projectors have traditionally been the pricier way to enjoy your movies. Now, however, Chinese tech company Xiaomi is hoping to change that with its new …

Living Rooms

Sorting Lego sucks, so here’s an AI that does it for you

No human wants to sort Lego.<p>Neural networks are currently being tasked with everything from adding animations to video games to reproducing images taken from MRI scans. Training the AI, which needs to be fed vast amounts of data, can be a slog and even then it may not produce completely accurate …

Machine Learning

Google Stakes Its Future on a Piece of Software

Alphabet, number 5 on our list of the 50 Smartest Companies, thinks it can wrest the cloud computing market away from Amazon by helping companies …

Artificial Intelligence

What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research

In a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, close to 20,000 employees around the world say there's one thing that leaders need to demonstrate. Hint: Aretha Franklin sang about it 50 years ago.<p>Lets just get right to the bottom of this: What exactly do employees want in their leaders …

Google's Launched a New Data Visualization Tool, With GIFs as a Presentation Option

Here's an interesting one - Google has announced a new data visualization tool to help content creators showcase insights in a new way.<p>As you can …

New type of cell that clears waste from the brain discovered

Scientists have found a previously unknown type of cell that clears waste away from the brain. They suggest that their findings will increase our …

Fish

Why Are Data-Viz Designers So Obsessed With Circles?

In 1726, Filippo Juvarra put the finishing touches on the dome of the Basilica of Superga, an intricately designed church in Turin, Italy. The artist …

There's a research revolution going on in China – and one day it could save your life

The Chinese economy has undergone radical transformation in recent years and is now laying the groundwork for impressive advances in science and …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

The Health Risks of Business Travel

Although most people equate business travel to a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, those who live it on a regular basis tend to have a rather different experience. Indeed, few unpleasant things are as glamorized as frequent business travel, particularly in light of the overwhelming evidence for its …

Why Customer Gratitude Trumps Loyalty

Brands want loyal customers. They buy more, pay more, and refer more. But research shows that loyalty is in decline. Consumers are considering more brands and switching providers more frequently than ever before.<p>So what can marketers do with their loyalty programs to earn greater trust, commitment …

A Mega-Investor's 6 Best Marketing Tips for Social Businesses and Nonprofits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A major challenge for any business is finding the best and most effective ways to market itself. When your business is mission-driven, whether that be through a social business, non-profit status or otherwise, there is the added …

Fall Is in the Air, Part II

One last overview of autumn, my favorite season. Across the Northern Hemisphere, temperatures are dropping, harvests are in motion, festivals are being held to celebrate the change of season, animals are returning to their winter grounds, and of course, viewers are enjoying the explosion of colors …

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

Experiential learning: What’s missing in most change programs

Successful transformations demand new capabilities. To build them, experiential learning leverages the intimate link between knowledge and experience.<p>…

British and Dutch researchers develop new form of lie-detector test

Polygraph replacement could be in use in police stations around the world within a decade.<p>Police and intelligence agencies around the world have for almost 100 years relied on lie detectors to help convict criminals or unearth spies and traitors.<p>The polygraph is beloved of the movies, with …

Lie Detection

This illustrator improves strangers' Instagram photos by adding cartoons

While most of us only see images as they are, London-based Brazilian artist Lucas Levitan’s wild imagination lets him see another world altogether. …

Why Empty Calories Are a Big Problem

The Plate<p><b>Not all foods are created equal. Some foods, in fact, from a nutritionist’s point of view, barely count as foods at all.</b><p>Among these are doughnuts, pizza, ice cream, candy, soda pop, chips, chocolate pudding, and bacon—as well as beer, wine, and any other conceivable form of booze.<p>All these …

Ben Gibbard Talks ‘Sonic Highways’ Appearance, Grunge and Kurt Cobain

“If the Foo Fighters want you to show up somewhere, you just do it,” Ben Gibbard tells <i>Rolling Stone</i>. So when Dave Grohl reached out to the Death Cab …

Watch Jack White Talk Paramount Records Set on ‘CBS This Morning’

In addition to Jack White‘s own prolific music career, the Third Man Records founder has also adopted the role of archivist and music historian …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

In Pictures: Growing food in North Korea

Chronically short on food, the communist country is attempting to produce more but has a long way to go.<p><b>Sariwon, North Korea</b> - Food production has historically been a challenge for the North Korean government, and since the devastating famine that hit the country in the 1990s it has focused on …

Newly surfaced, pre-Nirvana mixtape offers a glimpse into Kurt Cobain’s mind

<b>Kurt Cobain</b><p>The mixtape, “Montage of Heck,” is 36 minutes long and mixes together disparate sounds to incredible effect<p>Sarah Gray<p>November 3, 2014 7:55pm (UTC)<p>At the age of 21 -- before the release of Nirvana's debut album, "Bleach," in 1989 -- Kurt Cobain made a mixtape titled "Montage of Heck." The …

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‘Living for a Plank and Four Wheels in a Profligate Culture’

My wife, Daphne, got to something I’d been trying to figure out for years when, after reading a particularly asinine article in the February 2003 …