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The Next Must-Have Smartphone Feature - MIT Technology Review

Smartphones can tell you when to depart for the airport to make your flight, provide voice-guided directions on the way there, and route around …

Augmented Reality

An absolute beginner’s guide to machine learning, deep learning, and AI

Meet Samantha. She’s your friendly assistant from 2025. She sorts your mail, sets up your meetings, and orders groceries. She paints and writes …

How To Be Someone People Really Want To Mentor

Seasoned mentors share what turns a mentee from a superfluous coffee date into a protégé.<p>There are plenty of tips on getting the most from your mentors, but what are they getting from you? Are you someone people actually want to advise?<p>Deidre Paknad, the CEO of Workboard—a goal management and …

What Is Google’s Tango, Exactly, And Why Should You Care?

The first consumer Tango phone was announced yesterday by Lenovo. Yay! Great! But what is Tango? And why should designers or consumers care?<p>Tango is actually a powerful computer vision technology being developed by Google that allows your smartphone to see its environment. It does this so well, in …

P2P mobile payment app Tapp raises $9 million to tap into the cash economy in Southeast Asia

Dennis Mitzner Contributor<p>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and writes about startups and technology trends.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR talent<br>• Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Barak bets big on emergency app Reporty<p>Finland-based mobile …

The incredibly brilliant way people are now paying for things in Asia

By Brian Fung<p>Reporter<p>When Apple first rolled out Apple Pay in 2014, it was billed as a simpler way to buy goods and services. You take your phone out, tap it to the credit card reader, and off you go. Seems convenient, right?<p>But some consumers in Asia think there's an even better way to pay.<p>In …

Apple Pay

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Visa and PayPal could be on the verge of a split

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>PayPal was, for quite some time, the only real player for online payments.<p>This led to Visa's friendly relationship with the company, according to remarks made by Visa CEO …

FinTech

The broken world of mobile payments and how to fix it

It’s being predicted that by the end of this year, mobile payment transactions in the U.S. will grow 210 percent. Despite this impressive gain, it turns out that not everyone is taking advantage of mobile payments.<p>In fact, in a recent study on eCash we found “Only about 1 in 5 people (20.7%) in the …

FinTech

5 business models gaining pace and poaching space in ecommerce

According to estimates from the study conducted by eTailing India, Indian ecommerce is set to touch US$76 billion by 2021.<p><i>Image source:</i> …

Einstein’s First Proof

On November 26, 1949, Albert Einstein published an essay in the <b>Saturday Review of Literature</b> in which he described two pivotal moments in his childhood. The first involved a compass that his father showed him when he was four or five. Einstein recalled his sense of wonderment that the needle always …

Mathematics

The Strange Geopolitics of the International Cloud

How cold weather, taxes, and sovereignty dictate the placement of data centers overseas.<p>Road trips are always defined by the places there isn't enough time to see. Writing about The Cloud through the lens of a road trip is tricky, because those gaps of things unseen tend to be on other continents. …

Los Angeles

The WE-economy: Value Creation in the Age of Networks

Underlying the collaborative economy are a handful of very strong and general trends that are challenging the conventional business models in just …

Sharing Economy

Silicon Valley's 'smartest guy' on deep learning and sustainability

Steve Jurvetson has been referred to as “the smartest guy in the room,” “the smartest person in Silicon Valley” and a “brainiac,” among other …

Machine Learning

IA map shows human-intelligence tech is surging

In the five years since Apple introduced iPhone owners to the mobile personal assistant called Siri, we humans have grown much more comfortable using our own words to take command of devices. In this age of big data, analytics, and constant surveillance, it’s the least that we can do to push for …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You Need to Delete MyFitness Pal and Stop Hiding

Earlier this year, I decided it was time to get back into shape! My days of working in front of a computer were starting to wear on my body. The combination of work stress and sitting eight hours a day were definitely taking its toll. So I hired a personal trainer to help me build some muscle.<p>As a …

How IoT Based Analytics Will Drive Future Supply Chain Operations - OpenText Blogs

Rolling in the Deep (Learning)

Deep Learning has been getting a lot of press lately, and is one of the hottest buzz terms in Tech these days. Just check out one of the few recent …

The Near Future of Media

Our Near Futures Series of inspiration and insights reports is designed to highlight what is happening today and how it can shape tomorrow for brands and business. This one is on the Near Future of Media.<p>"While the landscape of content is rapidly changing, this fast pace opens opportunities for …

State of disruption: 4 innovative companies shaping the future of traditional industries through tech

"Disruption" is a word thrown around a lot in the business and startup space today; every company aims to be the Uber or Airbnb of its respective …

Famous Movie Scenes, Remade with Legos

This cheeky advertisement for a Lego artist's book transforms toy bricks into some of Hollywood's most iconic on-screen moments. The Lego-sweded movies include <i>Singin' in the Rain</i>, <i>E.T. the Extraterrestrial</i>, <i>Breakfast at Tiffany's</i>, <i>Titanic</i>, <i>The Sound of Music</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, and <i>The Wizard of Oz</i>.<p>We want to …

Lego