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Philips’ new Hue lights are ready to take over your home

Philips wants to cover your home from the inside to the outside with its new lineup of smart lightbulbs that debuted today.<p>The new collection includes the smart vanity mirror that leaked last month and has a ton of new lights that are perfect for your bathroom, living room, bedroom, den or even the …

Home Automation

27 free things to do in London

GOD’S OWN JUNKYARD<p>A neon artist’s surreal world<p>God’s Own Junkyard is a visual onslaught of light and colour, a crazy bright world of vintage signs …

England

Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Right Out of the Box

Security meltdowns on your smartphone are often self-inflicted: You clicked the wrong link, or installed the wrong app. But for millions of Android …

Information Security

‘It made me question my ancestry’: does DNA home testing really understand race?

I began to think my grandmother had had an affair, even my mother. My imagination ran riot. I wouldn’t do it again<p>For those who are already discriminated against​​, having their genome used against them​ may have serious implications<p>Let’s be ­honest, these companies are using ­ethnicity as a nice, …

Genealogy

“Let others succeed”: Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s simple but effective leadership style

Sundar Pichai doesn’t exactly seem part of the brash, big-ego club of Silicon Valley’s top leaders, but few can doubt the soft-spoken engineer’s …

Leadership

Ask Ethan: Is Spacetime Really A Fabric?

Gravity might have been the first fundamental force ever discovered, but in many ways, it remains the least-well understood. We know that it’s always attractive, and that any two masses in the Universe, no matter where they are, will experience its force. When Einstein concocted his general theory …

Physics

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

Human Geography

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

A New Approach to Designing Work

Download this article as part of a free collection.Download the CollectionFree download, compliments of: You can hardly pick up a business …

Management

The Mindsets of a Leader

One of the most revealing questions leaders can ask themselves is “Whom do I serve?” Their answers to that question say more about their style of …

This mind-reading AI can see what you're thinking - and draw a picture of it

Scientists around the world are racing to be the first to develop artificially intelligent algorithms that can see inside our minds.<p>The idea is not …

Artificial Intelligence

Thoughts on the family dog and eating meat

On a sunny summer morning, I am out on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida, watching dolphin pods swim, manta rays wing it, and adorably scary baby hammerhead sharks circle. Hungry pelicans glide low and wading birds on long legs dip their needle beaks into the sea. All of these …

David Foster

After a tumultuous run in the White House, Sean Spicer is ready to talk now

Sean Spicer, 46, served for six months as President Trump’s first press secretary. His book, “The Briefing,” has just been released. Spicer lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children.<p><b>I read this book as something of a lengthy job application. You want to work for President Trump again,</b> …

Donald Trump

iWonder - AI: 15 key moments in the story of artificial intelligence

In collaboration withIntelligent MachinesA BBC News series<p>The promise of intelligence<p>The quest for artificial intelligence (AI) began over 70 years ago, with the idea that computers would one day be able to think like us. Ambitious predictions attracted generous funding, but after a few decades …

Artificial Intelligence

As Jews, we reject the myth that it's antisemitic to call Israel racist

A worldwide coalition of Jewish groups has issued a joint statement condemning attempts to stifle criticism of Israel with false accusations of …

Israel

I downloaded a $50 app to organize my entire life — here's what it's like to use

"I need to do laundry this week."<p>"I have a big project coming up for work, I should spend some time on that."<p>"I should make tacos for dinner tonight."<p>"Oh, I forgot to call my mom yesterday."<p>There are plenty of apps to categorize your various to-dos, but there aren't many apps that can help …

Apps

This Dizzying Galaxy Supercluster Will Change Your Perspective on The Cosmos

The mass of 20 million billion Suns.<p>Last year, astronomers discovered a massive supercluster of galaxies located approximately 4 billion light-years …

Universe

These could be the last charging cables you ever buy — and they're on sale

Standard issue charging cables are, as a whole, undependable.<p>Not only are they prone to breakage, but they juice up your phone for an unnecessarily …

Tech Trends

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's master plan is clearly working, and the company is soaring toward $1 trillion

For the first time, Microsoft has topped $100 billion in revenue.<p>When Microsoft reported earnings on Thursday, it was a feast for the bulls, as it showed record-breaking annual revenue of $110.4 billion, a 21% jump in operating income of $35.1 billion, and total net profits of $16.6 billion.<p>By …

Satya Nadella

Hey Google. Why Were You This Mean For the Last 8 Years?

As the company gets a massive fine, a question worth asking is: Has Google always been, well, a little evil?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It was the company built on saintliness.<p>It insisted it would do no evil, but instead …

Google Search

What’s the best podcast app for iPhone?

When it comes to listening to podcasts on iOS, there are so many great options. The Apple Podcast app comes built into every iOS device with syncing. It’s certainly a great app, but is it the best? On iOS, users have countless third-party options as well. My goal for this article is to break down …

Apps

Product development: The digital thread in Industry 4.0

<b>The rules of product development have changed. Smart, connected products are providing a wealth of opportunities for those prepared to innovate. By</b> …

Manufacturing

These are the 10 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to Glassdoor

You don't <i>need</i> to be technical to land a job at one of the top tech companies. But for those who develop their technical skills, the rewards can be vast.<p>In Glassdoor's latest report, the company broke down the highest-paying tech jobs in the industry, based on average salary. It could give you a …

Employment

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Consciousness

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

In his latest EdSurge column, Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could …

Education Technology

How Perfectionists Can Get Out of Their Own Way

Like any extreme trait, perfectionism can be a double-edged sword. Having high standards and being hardworking can help someone stand out in a crowded field, and their tenacity can help them improve their skills over time. And, to an extent, being very conscientious can help avoid errors.<p>The …

Self-improvement

The mystery of Russia’s missing wealth shows how Putin retains his power

Russia is a nuclear power. But an economic power it is not. Last year, the country’s GDP totaled around $1.6 trillion, less than that of the state of Texas. Nor is its wealth growing: Russia’s GDP in 2017 was smaller than it was in 2013, adjusting for price changes.<p>And yet there’s no question of …

Russia

The Industrial Era Ended, and So Will the Digital Era

In a famous scene in the 1967 movie <i>The Graduate</i>, a family friend takes aside Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, and whispers in a conspiratorial tone, “Plastics….There’s a great future in plastics.” It seems quaint today, but back then plastics really were new and exciting.<p>If the movie …

Innovation

Being rational all the time isn’t going to do you any favors

When Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky published their paper on Prospect Theory in 1979, few people could have imagined the long-term implications.<p>The findings were still elementary at the time, and they hadn’t yet developed a full framework around it, but the seeds of change were there.<p>They had …

Psychology