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7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

BITalino Is A Low Cost, Modular Bio-Signal Sensor Kit That Makes It Quicker & Easier To Build Medical Devices & Health Tracker Apps

As the quantified self movement continues to pick up momentum, the range of consumer devices tracking physiological signals is set to expand. But harvesting bio-signals requires specialist kit — which can be either expensive to buy or tricky to put together yourself for prototyping purposes, unless …

Majority Of Americans Want Better Privacy Protection Online

According to a Pew study released today, 86% of Internet users have taken actions to avoid being tracked online.<p>The majority of Internet users don’t feel laws adequately protect their privacy online and have tried to avoid being tracked, according to a report released today by the Pew Internet …

Ready or not, the Programmable World is upon us

We live in an age where household objects can now intelligently communicate with each other via wireless protocols<p>Ever heard of the ‘programmable world’? Maybe not. The phrase, as far as I know, was coined by a US <i>Wired</i> journalist, Bill Wasik, in an article earlier this year.<p>Put simply, the …

Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day

If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (raising $108,435 from 4,889 backers as of this writing) and with 45 days left to go, the numbers keep …

To Go from Big Data to Big Insight, Start with a Visual

Although data visualization has produced some of the most captivating artistic displays in recent memory, some of which have found their way into exhibits at the New York Museum of Modern Art and countless art installations around the world, business leaders are asking: is data visualization …

Why Yahoo and Apple Want Foursquare’s Data

Foursquare is often lauded for its powerful location data. But why is it seemingly so valuable to companies like Yahoo and Apple?<p>This week, BuzzFeed reported that Yahoo was in talks with Foursquare about a possible data-sharing deal. The news comes just months after Apple senior VP Eddy Cue was …

3D Printing Goes Mainstream Retail

Just another day at UPS: Photocopy the ol' resume, ship back shoes to Zappos, print a car part.<p>About a month ago, a UPS store in eastern San Diego started offering a new service: 3D printing. Six weeks ago, store owner Burke Jones says, "I didn't know anything about 3D printing."<p>"I'd love to take …

SmartThings, the “Internet of Things” Company That Connects the Gadgets in Your Home, Launches Its Own Store

SmartThings, the connected-home platform that lets you control your lights, your coffee maker and even your door lock from a mobile app, doesn’t just …

With 3D Chips, Samsung Leaves Moore's Law Behind

Moore’s Law is over, at least for one segment of the market.<p>Samsung Electronics earlier this month began to commercially produce three-dimensional V-NAND flash memory chips capable of holding 128 gigabits of memory. And today the company showed off the first solid-state drives made with the chips …

Researchers invent wireless Morse code for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: University of Washington<p>One of the biggest challenges for the internet of things is batteries. As in, to communicate, …

Retail Experiences Are Getting a Tech Makeover | Inc.com

For eBay, every part of a retail experience is a business opportunity. It's not just about what happens online, says John Donahoe, CEO of the online marketplace.<p>"In the eyes of the consumer, e-commerce and retail are now one. It's just shopping, right?" he said in a recent interview with Bloomberg …

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Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

When It Comes To Your Data, It’s Time To Enforce Your Own “Terms And Conditions”

The director of a new documentary wonders why so many of us willingly click “OK” and relinquish our information–and our rights. Terms and Conditions May Apply is a call to take back your data.<p>As the director of <i>Terms and Conditions May Apply</i>, a recently released documentary about privacy and the …

Experience design is now as important as the underlying tech itself

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Smart Destinations, Creative Commons<p>The startups and tech companies that are carefully crafting emotional and …

See Darkly Funny Artifacts From The Internet Town That Never Left the 1970s

A lot has happened since the 1970s, but you wouldn’t know it from spending any time in Scarfolk. This fictional town, thriving on the Internet, operates in a vacuum wherein the world never advanced beyond the Carter presidency.<p>The brainchild of screenwriter Richard Littler, Scarfolk is a visual …

First instance of augmented reality on Google Glass

Augmented reality is one area where wearable technology, like Google Glass, really has a chance to excel. So far, no-one has been able to turn this potential into a full working idea, but Brandyn White and Andrew Miller, a team of Google Glass Explorers, have shown off their first attempt at …

Estimote Creator Talks About Building An “OS For The Physical World”

Estimote’s first prototype looked like a parrot. They designed it to sit in stores and count the humans entering and leaving the location and could register their paths through the aisles and even added analytics based on sex and purchasing patterns. In all, if you were a store owner, that weird …

12 Badass American Inventions That Changed History

The United States of America has been pumping out badass technology since the 18th century. In honor of Independence Day and the land of …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Goldman Sachs invests $100M in 13-year-old big data firm

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Bruce Rolff<p>Last year, we highlighted a 13-year-old company called Applied Predictive Technologies that …

Exclusive: Meet the first startups in Kaplan’s TechStars-powered ed tech accelerator

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The power of TechStars is being put to the test by the demands of education. On Tuesday, the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered …

Stranger Than Fiction: Meet Two MIT Grads Who Built The Onion’s Non-Fiction Dopplegänger

How do you satirize satire? If you’re asking Dan Schultz and Matt Stempeck, the answer is: “you make it true.”<p>Both are graduates of the MIT Media …

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!) | Inc.com

Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In three years, the site has helped launch more than 95,000 …

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Your Smartphone Works for the Surveillance State

I was 10 years old when the Berlin Wall came down — old enough to grasp that something important was happening, but not really old enough to understand exactly what was happening. Like a lot of kids born around that age, the specter of communism has never seemed like that much of a threat. We would …

Google: Motorola's tattoos could replace passwords

Motorola’s forthcoming phones could use electronic tattoos or pills to identify users, it has been announced.<p>The technology, which aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply with a phone being close to a user’s body, was one of the suggestions Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s …

How To Predict A Market Bubble. - Forecast Convergence Density

Share this ARTICLE with your colleagues on <i>LinkedIn</i> .<p>As a Global Futurist, I use multiple sources and multiple variables, in combination with …

Altimeter Report: The Collaborative Economy Is Disrupting Business

The Altimeter Group is at it again. Just when we thought we had social business understood, they released a new report today that turns traditional …

Report: Corporations must join the Collaborative Economy (Slides, Video)

Right now, customers are sharing media and ideas on social technologies, in the near future, they’ll use similar technologies to share products and …

As Mobile Devices Morph Into Wearables, Keyboard Maker MessagEase Wants Your Fingers To Settle On Its Qwerty Killer

The touchscreen text input space could be heading for some serious disruption. If Apple drops its API guard a little more to allow developers to create system global keyboards that could open the floodgates to real keyboard innovation on iOS. (I for one hope so.) That’s not to say novel keyboards …