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Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't a doctor, but he talked about a piece of medical software, VisualDx, during Apple's most recent earnings call.<p>It was an interesting choice of an app to highlight. Apple has deep ambition to break into the health and medical worlds, but although VisualDx is available to …

Machine Learning

Why this tech icon turned his back on Silicon Valley to run a wristwatch blog in New York City

But in 2015, the Digg cofounder and former Google Ventures partner packed his bags to join the luxury wristwatch enthusiast website Hodinkee in what was seen as a peculiar move for someone so embedded in the Valley.<p>But it's only odd if you know Rose by reputation — or by his investments in …

100% Clean Energy Economy Is Much Closer Than You Think

Imagine: Your workday is done and when you walk to the parking lot, the first thing you do is unplug your vehicle from the office building where it's …

9 technologies that will shake up the startup world in 2016

2015 introduced us to many new, exciting technologies. Advances in virtual reality and the widening adoption of smartwatches and other wearables are only the beginning. To get a started on what could shape the way we think in the coming year, I polled nine savvy business owners from YEC on the …

Nintendo Has Big Plans For The Next Few Years

President of Nintendo Tatsumi Kimishima recently revealed his plans for the company over the next few years and they are quite ambitious indeed.<p>Firstly, it has been made clear that their next console called the NX will be a departure from existing game hardware. That it is an entirely new concept …

An exercise scientist reveals the fastest, most significant way to lose weight with minimal effort

You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out."<p>But when it comes down to it, which one of those things will make a bigger difference in helping you achieve your weight-loss goals?<p>Is it really better to hit the gym four times this week or to order a salad instead of fries at lunch?<p>We asked Philip …

Weight Loss

The latest data shows where Amazon might be headed next — and it should terrify UPS and FedEx

According to new data by the e-commerce software maker ChannelAdvisor, Amazon has added 21 new logistics facilities globally over the last 12 months, up 14% from last year, bringing the total to 173 facilities worldwide.<p>Of the 173 facilities, 104 are in the North America region, with the rest …

eCommerce

Elon Musk Says Tesla Cars Will Reach 620 Miles On A Single Charge “Within A Year Or Two,” Be Fully Autonomous In “Three Years”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sat down with a Danish TV show last week and had some interesting predictions to share.<p>Asked, for example, when he thought the company could produce a car that can “break 1,000 kilometers” (or 620 miles) on a single charge, he said his guess would be “within a year or two,” …

Peter Thiel, N.T. Wright On Technology, Hope, And The End Of Death

It turns out that Peter Thiel quotes Hamlet.<p>For Thiel, a line in the play’s second scene throws open the pessimism that runs throughout the tragedy and, in his opinion, our current cultural moment. “Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die,” says Gertrude to her son, Hamlet. Her words are …

Building an IoT Company in Europe

Building an IoT company is a great opportunity to work on things you have never done before. Here is a list of my conclusions with brief anecdotes about the difficulties of building az IoT company.<p><b>Choose the size of your funding need wisely</b><p>When we started, our pre-seed angel investor suggested to …

Reed Hastings on the future of non-linear television

When it comes to the transformation of the medium we call television, there’s arguably no other company that sums up that disruption better than …

Beyond step counting: How Apple HealthKit could bring a cultural shift around health

We’re at the end of the beginning of a consumer-centric health revolution — and so far, it’s been pretty boring.<p>With Apple and its partners still not saying a whole lot about how HealthKit and its Health app will work, and with HealthKit’s favorite end point, the Apple Watch, still not available, …

What Apple is really buying with Beats

This is what you get when you make Dr. Dre a billionaire<p>All that was missing was the sound of a record needle scratch: Apple is doing <i>what</i>? But the original <i>Financial Times</i> report in early May that broke the news Apple was planning to buy Beats Electronics — giving it a billion-dollar electronics …

Do You Need Cardio For Fat Loss?

I am going to ask you a question, and without thinking I want you to blurt out the first answer that comes to mind. Ready? Here's the question:<p><i>How</i> …

The Next $100 Billion Technology Market?

Just as we are getting our arms around terms like B2B and BYOD, the latest technology acronym emerges — M2M. And this one is big and getting bigger fast. For many of us, M2M (machine-to-machine) is a new concept, but you might be surprised to learn that it is already a $24B market and predicted to …

Rubinstein on HP's purchase of Palm: 'Talk about a waste'

Jon Rubinstein<p><b>with former Palm chief Jon Rubinstein</b><p><i>Several technology blogs</i> <i>noted Monday</i> <i>that multiple elements of Apple's (</i><i>NASDAQ:AAPL</i><i>) new</i> <i>iOS 7</i><i>,</i> …

Startup Creates A Way To Inhale Nicotine Without All The Smoke, Raises $75 Million From Sean Parker And Others

E-cigarette maker NJOY just scored a $75 million round of investment including $10 million from Sean Parker and $5 million from Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, reports The Wall Street Journal's Mike Esterl.<p>Music star Bruno Mars is also an investor. He even posted a photo of himself on Twitter using …

Startups

A Future Where Everyone Is a Startup

Technology innovation, disruptive new business models, and outsourcing have, and will increasingly continue to, make many jobs irrelevant. Robots are the new middles class. New technologies make old ones, and the corresponding jobs, irrelevant. What used to be done by an entitled young adults with …

500 Startups Raises $10M ‘500 Durians’ Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups is no stranger to investing in international startups, with about 20 percent of its portfolio of companies hailing from outside the U.S. But it’s now looking to make a bigger bet, specifically in Southeast Asia, with a $10 million micro fund devoted to the region, as …

The Bidding War for Hulu Is Heating Up

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The premium video streaming service Hulu is up for sale but no one wants to pay what it's worth. The …

How Apple Is Losing Mobile

Like many others, I rushed out to buy the first iPhone when it was launched in 2007. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen: A phone that could seemingly do anything.<p>I was living in Kiev, Ukraine at the time and the iPhone craze was especially palpable there. None of the GSM operators were authorized …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Google Glass

Briefs Review: A Great Prototyping Tool For iOS Apps – MacStories

Briefs has a complicated history.<p>In September 2009, independent developer Rob Rhyne showed a demo of an iPhone prototyping tool called “Briefs” at the C4[3] conference in Chicago. The day after the presentation, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber called Briefs “impressive” in the way it hit “the sweet …

How To Prototype In Xcode Using Storyboard

The purpose of prototyping in Xcode is to be able to create a super high fidelity flow using the exact same software that builds iOS Apps. In Xcode, …