Ari Fadyl

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Tech Innovation Requires Executives To Overcome Resistance To Change

In the business world, the dizzying pace of technological innovation can feel daunting, to say the least. From blockchain technology to the cutting-edge use of artificial intelligence and robotics, staying ahead or just keeping up with the competition has become an ongoing challenge for industries …

Innovation

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

The future is ear: Why “hearables” are finally tech’s next big thing

The explosive growth of their AI voice assistants has Google, Apple, and Amazon racing to put your entire smartphone in an earpiece.<p>In October 2016, an impressive group of tech industry royalty took the time to get a demonstration of a product from a startup called Doppler Labs. Microsoft cofounder …

Batteries

3 Presentation Tips From the Guy Who Received the Longest Standing Ovation of Any TED Talk

From Airbnb to SAP, leaders who tell these stories have a competitive advantage.<p>Storytelling is the single best tool we have to transfer our ideas to another person. Stories inform, illuminate, and inspire. Best of all, we know how to do it. Storytelling isn't something we do; storytellers are who …

Public Speaking

Scientists resurrect worms 42,000 years after they froze in Siberia

Worms extracted from frozen sediment in Russia and estimated to be 32,000 to 42,000 years old have come back to life, according to scientists in the US and Moscow.<p>Two samples of frozen soil out of 300 drawn from the ground in Siberia “were shown to contain viable nematodes” which could move and eat.<p>…

Princeton University

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

Can't cool off this summer? Heat waves can slow us down in ways we may not realize.<p>New research suggests heat stress can muddle our thinking, making simple math a little harder to do.<p>"There's evidence that our brains are susceptible to temperature abnormalities," says Joe Allen, co-director of the …

The Brain

The human population is 7.5 billion and counting — a mathematician counts how many humans the Earth can actually support

• <b>The world's population has reached the vicinity of 7.5 to 7.6 billion people.</b>• <b><br>Since 1960, world population has grown exponentially by about one billion every 13 years.</b>• <b><br>Humans have a large ecological footprint — we are the most populous mammal on Earth today.</b>• <b><br>But the Earth will only have capacity for</b> …

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a pocket storage powerhouse

SanDisk's speedy new rugged SSD is water-resistant and comes in capacities up to 2TB.<p>Sarah Tew, CNET's photographer here in New York, shoots tons of products for me. But rarely have I seen her as excited about a product as San Disk's new Extreme Portable SSD.<p>That's because the 38.9-gram Extreme …

Meet the AR startup that wants to give live theater an augmented makeover

Sasha Kreindlin, CEO of ARShow, hopes augmented reality is the next stage frontier. Will stage-loving audiences buy it?<p>Theater artist Sasha Kreindlin spent about 15 years of his career doing video projections for stage productions, but he always felt like he didn’t get involved in that particular …

Happiness doesn’t change much in long marriages. But something else does

Every marriage is many marriages. A relationship feels different when experienced in different life stages, or when viewed through the eyes of one partner or another. But what does it look like as a whole? How do you chart the rise and fall of conflict, contentedness, and shared activities that …

Divorce

In Interviews, Female CEOs Say They Don’t Expect Much Support — at Home or at Work

Women who have already made it to the top say that the only person who will get you there is yourself.<p>While many researchers and observers have examined the structural and other barriers that limit women’s progress through the ranks, we wanted to explore a different question: how have the few women …

Leap Motion's VR anatomy lesson lets you pull a cat apart with your hands

Leap Motion has released a demo for a new kind of VR experience called “Cat Explorer.” It’s basically exactly what it sounds like — you “explore” the muscles, organs, and skeleton of an adorable kitty using just your hands.<p>Here’s what it looks like in action:<p>Leap Motion’s description of the video …

Google is helping users limit targeted ads

Facebook isn't the only one offering tighter controls over ad privacy. Google has introduced a revamped Ad Settings that should make it easier to both learn how ads target you and, more importantly, to reduce that targeting. You now see all the ad targeting factors in one view, with both …

This AI lets you move a portrait like Animoji

A team of researchers recently developed an AI that can transfer your real-time facial expressions, eye movements, and poses to a portrait – making it appear as though the person in the image is actually talking and moving. It’s disturbingly convincing, and almost constantly improving.<p>The AI, …

London launches world’s first contactless payment scheme for street performers

Here’s a casualty of the cashless society you might not have previously thought of: the humble street performer. After all, if more of us are paying our way with smartphones and contactless cards, how can we give spare change to musicians on the subway? London has one solution: a new scheme that …

Smartwatches

How using your legs keeps your brain healthy

New research suggests that moving one's legs is crucial for brain health. In fact, exercising leg muscles helps the brain to produce new neurons, the …

How Living Abroad Helps You Develop a Clearer Sense of Self

In today’s increasingly globalized world, more and more people are choosing to live, work and study abroad—and this trend appears to be a good thing: social science studies have shown that international experiences can enhance creativity, reduce intergroup bias, and promote career success.<p>To better …

Psychology

Migraines Are The Worst And The FDA Just Approved A New Type Of Drug To Prevent Them

The generic name of the drug is erenumab, and it's made by Amgen Inc. Three clinical trials were used in the approval, and people taking Aimovig over a 3- or 6-month period had between 1 and 2.5 fewer migraines each month compared to those taking a placebo. The most common side effects were …

Migraines

HMD Global raises $100 million to help Nokia expansion, now a ‘unicorn’ startup

• HMD Global just raised $100 million to help push the Nokia brand in 2018.<br>• With this new funding, the HMD Global “unicorn” status is solidified, since it now is worth over $1 billion.<br>• The company committed to “aggressively expanding” the Nokia brand, and reaffirmed its commitment to the Android One …

Mobile Technology

Tame wants to bring order to conference and event planning chaos

Tame, a self-proclaimed “design-driven” tech startup from Copenhagen in Denmark, is on a mission to “solve the chaos of event planning.” The company’s founders, who claim to have previously organised more than 30 large conferences and events, think they have spotted a gap in the market for an …

Project Management

Niantic recruiting Pokémon GO players to create AR map of the world

Niantic CEO John Hanke said that Pokémon GO players will help create a 3D map of the world that can be used to enhance the game and assist in the development of new augmented reality apps …<p>Hanke explained the plan to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>What the company describes as an “AR map” is viewed as crucial to advanced …

Pokémon

Unofficial NVIDIA eGPU support on macOS arrives w/ impressive results for gamers [Video]

Unofficial NVIDIA eGPU support is now a reality for Mac users. It’s all thanks to the developers and researchers that congregate over at eGPU.io, a community for eGPU coverage and support across Mac, Windows, and other platforms.<p>While not perfect, the results of my testing look very promising. Let …

E-commerce attributes every cent: Why publishers are falling behind

<i>By</i> <i>Gil Bar-Tur – CEO, PubPlus</i><p>The e-commerce industry has been a major inspiration to publishers over the past few years. Taking a cue from the likes …

Google’s GDPR Consent Tool Will Limit Publishers To 12 Ad Tech Vendors

Google disclosed how it will help publishers obtain tracking consent from users during a call last week with the IAB Europe GDPR Transparency and …

Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerative capacity

As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are the source for all new intestinal cells, …

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

As the writer Bill Gifford puts it: 'Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age'<p>Your nervous system is changing, too. Reaction times are at their best around age 24<p>Research suggests 120 is the absolute upper limit for the durability of the human frame<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra …

Exercise

Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now

In a world of fake news, the only antidote is our ability to judge the reputation of the people supplying us with information.<p>There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that …

Big Data Is A Sham

Big companies are hoarding big data and doing nothing with it–except invading our privacy. It’s time to think small, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar.<p>There’s a joke about a quality control guy in a match factory. He picks up every match, strikes it, says, “This one works,” blows it out and …

Is your parent turning into a hoarder? Here’s what to do

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>The pain and frustration are palpable.<p><i>“I hired a maid…[My mother] didn’t talk to me for</i> …

AI predicts your lifespan using activity tracking apps

Researchers can estimate your expected lifespan based on physiological traits like your genes or your circulating blood factor, but that's not very practical on a grand scale. There may be a shortcut, however: the devices you already have on your body. Russian scientists have crafted an AI-based …