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Could you follow Richard Branson's daily routine? 5am starts and 20 cups of tea a day

Have you ever dreamed of living the life of a billionaire?<p>Well, now you can, by slavishly emulating the daily routine of Virgin founder Richard Branson as set out in a new post on his blog this week.<p>Of course, you won't have access to a luxury private island with kite-surfing facilities like …

The 6 Things I Stopped Doing This Year

And how I'm already seeing the difference.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A third of 2017 is already, but how much closer are you to achieving your annual goals? What have you done so far? More importantly, what have you <i>not</i> done?<p>I've stopped doing six things so far this …

Jon Stewart: The American media has become an “information-laundering scheme”

Jon Stewart is a seasoned satirical news expert. Last night (Nov. 30) in New York City, the former <i>Daily Show</i> host took aim at the real media, commenting on its failures in the latest election cycle and its loss of trust among Americans. “What the media has become is an information-laundering …

Journalism

Trump and the GOP may be trying to kneecap climate research

Last week, Donald Trump’s space policy advisor Bob Walker made headlines by suggesting that the incoming administration might slash Nasa’s climate and earth science research to focus the agency on deep space exploration. This caused great concern in the scientific community, because Nasa does some …

Climate Change

Donald Trump supporters explain to Samantha Bee why the election is 'definitely rigged'

"I think you get the subtext here," the host said on Wednesday's show. "Trump and his supporters are absolutely terrorized of 'riggers.'"<p>After playing a clip of Trump telling his supporters at the Pennsylvania rally on Saturday that they had to monitor "certain areas" of the state for election …

I Went to a Chinese Robot Shop to Witness the Coming of the Sex Dolls

“You can kiss and have sex with her. Her legs can be parted and you can feel her tender skin.”<p>When I arrive at the 5S shop in Changsha, the capital city of China's south central Hunan province, store owner Mr. Xiao is struggling to prevent a nearly-nude "female" humanoid doll from toppling off a …

Sex robots might be better in bed than real humans

We're getting closer to a world full of sex robots. According to certain experts, by the year 2050, sex robot tourism, marriage, and prostitution …

Robotics

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How 3D Printing Is Transforming Manufacturing: An Interview With Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen

<i>Peter Weijmarshausen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shapeways, the world’s leading 3D printing marketplace and community. [Full disclosure: my venture firm Lux Capital is an equity investor]. Prior to Shapeways, Peter was the CTO of Sangine, where he and his team designed and developed satellite</i> …

3D Printing

17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon.<p>Let’s look …

Big Data

Steve Case: What Leaders Need To Know About The Next Wave Of Tech

I spoke to Steve Case, one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, about how Alvin Toffler inspired his leadership views, what the third wave of the Internet means for business leaders, which business sectors will be the most impacted by it, how companies can embrace the changing nature of …

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Domino’s unveil 'world’s first' pizza delivery robot

Pizza company Domino’s Australia has turned a military robot into a pizza delivery droid.<p>DRU, Domino’s Robotic Unit, a prototype of what Domino’s says is the world’s first autonomous pizza delivery vehicle, was unveiled in Brisbane on Thursday night.<p>Are drones really on the verge of delivering …

Robotics

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Immune Engineering<p>Genetically engineered immune cells are saving the lives of cancer patients. That may be just the start.<p>Precise Gene Editing in …

Retinal implants: How in-the-eye wireless tech is giving blind people back their sight

Second Sight's retinal implants have restored some degree of vision to patients that were functionally blind. Now the company is looking to units …

Shooting hoops with a smart basketball: Hit or a miss?

In this week's "Plugged In," <i>Mashable</i> Tech Correspondent Ray Wong shoots some hoops with the Wilson X Connected Basketball. Is this smart basketball …

Oculus is launching 30 games for Rift on March 28

Oculus isn’t messing around, and has announced it will launch 30 VR games for use with Rift on March 28.<p>Additionally, the company will launch Oculus Home for Rift, a central point of reference for finding all of your content on Oculus. Originally launched for Gear VR, Home lets you explore your …

Results Show How Donald Trump Can Win Majority of Delegates

Donald Trump’s near sweep of states on Tuesday — with the notable exception of Ohio — set up a true three-way race for the second half of the primary season.<p>The results Tuesday night showed why it’s a race he could win.<p>Despite his loss in Ohio, Mr. Trump is positioned to make a serious run at …

Government

What iPhone-Based Health Care Could Look Like In 10 Years

Chronicle, a new concept from the design consultancy Artefact, is like a doctor in your pocket.<p>Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis—chronic conditions such as these account for 84% of health care spending. Yet many are preventable. An estimated 40% of all premature deaths can be …

The momentous advance in artificial intelligence demands a new set of ethics

In a dramatic man versus machine encounter, AlphaGo has secured its third, decisive victory against a renowned Go player. With scientists amazed at how fast AI is developing, it’s vital that humans stay in control<p>Let us all raise a glass to AlphaGo and mark another big moment in the advance of …

Artificial Intelligence

How long before you step into a driverless vehicle? | The Network | The Network

There’s a scene missing from all those flash auto ads parading across our screens. You get the open roads, the panoramic curves, the grip of tire on tarmac. But you don’t get to see the stressed driver trying to squeeze their shiny vehicle into a tight parking spot.<p>No surprise: parking is the part …

Wireless Connections & Wi-Fi – Mobile Network Evolution

Every time a new generation of mobile network has been introduced – 2G networks transitioning to 3G, and 3G evolving to 4G, there have been concerns about the user adoption and capacity utilization. And each time skeptics have been proven wrong.<p>By 2020, smartphones will represent 48.1% of global …

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Don't Underestimate Today's Anti-Establishment Movement

Last week’s Iowa Caucus results underscore that viewing today’s anti-establishment movements on a per-party basis obscures their broader strength. Previously, such insurgencies made their electoral impacts in isolation, externally and indirectly through third parties; today’s are making theirs …

Middle-class

C&M73: Shitstorm’s a Comin’

<b>It's Time for Carl and Mike! Listen here! (35:27)</b><p>Powered by the Simple Podcast Press Player<p>Shitstorm a Comin’ Mighty Fine Show Notes and Links<p>It’s …

How two scientists are using the New York Times archives to predict the future

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Ruggiero Scardigno<p>Researchers at Microsoft (s MSFT) and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are …

The Satirical World of Atheist Activism

Recently, Massachusetts resident Lindsay Miller won the right to wear a colander in her State ID photo on account of her belief in Pastafarianism. There are two ways of interpreting this:<p>1. <b>This is compelling</b>. Most Departments of Motor Vehicles only allow head coverings in state-issued IDs for …

Ultimaker's latest 3D printers let you swap the nozzles

The Ultimaker 2 became a popular 3D printer after it was launched in 2013, thanks to a combination of high-resolution output, sharp looks and decent pricing. The fact that it outputs larger-than-average objects for its size also makes it attractive for industry prototyping, schools and medical use. …

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

C&M100: The Last Episode

<b>It's Time for Carl and Mike! Listen here! (00:42:28)</b><p>Powered by the Simple Podcast Press Player<p>The Last Episode <i>Mighty Fine</i> Show Notes and Links.<p><b>It's</b> …

Capitalists should listen to Bernie Sanders

There is an irony to the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders: The senator from Vermont is often cast as exotic because he calls himself a “democratic socialist.” Yet the most important issue in politics throughout the Western democracies is whether the economic and social world that social …

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