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A Simple Method to Take Control of Your Productivity

Take a look at how Beethoven spent his day:<p><i>“Beethoven rose at dawn and wasted little time getting down to work. His breakfast was coffee, which he</i> …

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How to Read More Books When It Feels Like You Never Have Time

Reading, in and of itself, is not a particularly difficult task: If you make it a goal to read more books, there’s not much you have to do besides …

Ignorance Might Be the Best Thing For Your Creative Mind

Creativity is a surprising process. Left unchecked, too much application of prior knowledge can stifle innovation. “Not knowing” can be your most …

Microsoft

Why Computer Programmers Should Stop Calling Themselves Engineers - The Atlantic

I’m commiserating with a friend who recently left the technology industry to return to entertainment. “I’m not a programmer,” he begins, explaining …

'A future between Star Trek and the Matrix': Automation could destroy 15 million UK jobs in the next two decades

The report, from centre-left policy group Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), says that the economy is close to hitting "peak human" — the point at which human labour is the most important factor of production.<p>The paper's author, Mathew Lawrence, says that exponential improvements in new …

The Future

Has The World Of Big Data Forgotten Africa?

As Silicon Valley rushes to mine the world’s data, we must not forget that the big data world does not capture the world so evenly. Africa in particular presents a glaring blank hole in so many of the world’s datasets, but just how bad is this gap?<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook once …

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Where Is the Internet of Things Taking Us?

The Internet of Things has moved into being an everyday part of life, whether you know it or not. Image source: Getty Images.<p>Dave Evans spent 24 years at <b>Cisco Systems</b> (NASDAQ: CSCO), working his way up to a title that sounds like it came out of a science fiction novel.<p>As "chief futurist" for the …

Why the next 20 years will see a lot less technological disruption than the past 20

“The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning,” writes Wired co-founder and Silicon Valley guru Kevin Kelly in his new book <i>The Inevitable</i>. Kelly argues that adding machine intelligence to everyday objects — a process he calls “cognifying” — “would be hundreds of times more disruptive to …

Innovation

Researchers use the human body to transfer wireless passwords

Sending data over wireless formats like WiFi and Bluetooth is very convenient, but not necessarily secure. A Princeton report back in January revealed that some smart home devices unwittingly broadcast location information while others didn't encrypt their data streams at all. To get around the …

An integrated perspective on the future of mobility

A number of social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility, potentially creating three new urban models by 2030.<p><b>To</b> …

Innovation

How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining The Future Of Work

In a world where the term “big data” is being thrown around like the next coming, many business leaders still struggle to understand how <i>more</i> information is going to help them make <i>better</i> decisions that drive their businesses forward.<p>But the real challenge goes well beyond merely accessing more data. …

Artificial Intelligence