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Digital transformation in retail: Business challenges as shopping becomes increasingly automated

Mike Zorn of employee engagement firm WorkJam talked with TechRepublic about the changing roles of consumers and retail workers as more jobs in …

eCommerce

If you want to see the future of your city, take a look at these 3 places

Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about their fictional and historical ancestors. This isn’t so far removed from what I do now. …

Smart Cities

Top 10 common habits of high achievers

I have spent the past fifteen years paying attention to the habits, mindset, rituals, processes and decision-making of high achievers who became very …

Self-improvement

15 Ways To Play The Growing Multi-Billion Artificial Intelligence Market

Reports estimate the A.I. market to become a multi-billion market thanks to average annual growth rates of over 30%.<p>There are different ways to play …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have figured out how to listen to the earth and unlock Africa’s hidden riches

Africa was once at the centre of the world – literally. It was the landmass at the centre of Pangaea, a super continent that broke up into smaller plates about 200 million years ago.<p>Today, Africa sits on the second largest of these plates and her physical landscape is not a permanent fixture. It’s …

Earth Science

Semiconductor Nanowires Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Sol Voltaics and a group of scientists from Lund University believe that semiconductor nanowires are the way forward for a world with better solar cells. With their patented Aerotaxy process, they aim to manufacture low-cost gallium arsenide solar cells.<p>But first, what are solar cells and how do …

Nanotech

Finland is killing its world-famous basic income experiment

Claudio Bresciani/TT<p><b>Finland’s basic income experiment made headlines around the world when it launched in 2017, and is now in its second and final year.</b><p><b>The project involves 2000 unemployed Finns, who receive roughly $690 every month – no strings attached. No official findings have yet been</b> …

Basic Income

Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login With Facebook. The exploit lets these trackers gather a user’s data including name, email address, age …

Social Media

Walmart's Pickup Towers Leverage Its Biggest Asset

Walmart has announced it is going into rapid expansion mode with its system of in-store Pickup Towers. The retailer, which rolled out 200 of the automated kiosks in its stores last year, is looking to add another 500 to locations across the country by the end of 2018.<p>At the recent Shoptalk …

eCommerce

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

Self-improvement

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Your diet soda might just be worse than a regular one.<p>There are a lot of myths about artificial sweeteners. The main one is that they’re actually better for you than regular sugar. Low-calorie sweeteners have been around for decades now, and we’re finally at a point where we’ve studied them enough …

Diabetes

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs

Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.<p>It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction …

Psychology

Trump Budget Cuts Could Cause Hundreds of Plant Extinctions in Hawaii

President Trump’s budget cuts could doom nearly 200 Hawaiian plant species to rapid extinction, conservationists warn.<p>“They’d be gone within five to …

Biodiversity

This Woman Is Exploring Deep Caves to Find Ancient Antibiotic Resistance

"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”<p><i>This story appears in VICE magazine's Dystopia and Utopia Issue. Click HERE to subscribe to VICE magazine.</i><p>After exploring a cave, your clothes take on a certain smell. It’s earthy, the essence of dirt and dampness. Some cavers like to pick up their …

Biology

Glacier loss is accelerating because of global warming

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures.<p>With global warming, we can make predictions and then take measurements to test those predictions. One prediction (a pretty obvious one) is that a warmer world will have less snow and ice. In particular, …

Global Warming

Scientists Say They Have Fixed The Gene Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

<b>CBS Local —</b> A team in California has identified the gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease. More importantly, the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Introducing the New Walmart.com

By Marc Lore, President and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce<p>Every single day, busy families trust us to make shopping faster and easier for them in …

eCommerce

It's time to boycott Amazon

Amazon is easily the most successful company of the Internet age. It boasts online retail operations in five different continents. Wherever it goes, it inevitably dominates. But there’s a huge human cost to this.<p>Amazon’s success is partly fueled by exploitative practices. For those working in its …

Personal Organizing

Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Contingent Workforce Management

One of the most important undertakings an enterprise has to deal with is finding and hiring an amazing candidate. But the fierce competition for talent, lackluster recruiting and sourcing processes and uncoordinated evaluation criteria make it an arduous task.<p>Astoundingly, 74% of employers claim …

Cognitive Computing

Brandless, the 'Procter & Gamble for millennials' startup that sells everything for $3, is launching a pop-up — but you can't buy anything

Brandless is trying to develop its image.<p>The online shopping site, which sells food and consumable essentials all for $3 and pitched itself as the "Procter & Gamble for millennials," first launched in July. The site now has around 300 types of private label goods — triple the number of items at …

Procter & Gamble

AI must be 'for common good'

Artificial intelligence must never be given powers to hurt or deceive people. a parliamentary report says.

BBC

Ray Kurzweil: Universal Basic Income will arrive in the 2030s

Technology pioneer Ray Kurzweil predicted Friday that universal basic income, a controversial notion today, will be common throughout the developed …

Singularity

Blockchain Beyond Transactions

<i>Decentralized apps need modern, data-driven algorithmic decision making</i><p>Blockchain-based systems like Ethereum are attempting to build a new …

Blockchain

Bringing Blockchain to the Coffee Cup

Colorado shop tries to rewrite the java script by tracing high-end beans from a Ugandan farm to the retail shelf.

Blockchain

How the blockchain can help track important messages and prevent email fraud

Florian Bersier, CEO of email solution provider Gmelius talked with TechRepublic about how the blockchain can be used to prove the authenticity of …

Blockchain
eCommerce

Goldman Sachs report: "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"

In Goldman Sachs's April 10 report, "The Genome Revolution," its analysts ponder the rise of biotech companies who believe they will develop …

Biotechnology

10 Best Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

We all deal with stress. It may arise from work, family, finances, or personal relationships. Stress is a part of everyday living. However, excessive …

Mindfulness

Blockchain: 10 Questions To Ask Before Diving In

The biggest challenge a company faces as it ponders a blockchain project is not the planning and implementation process, messy though it is. Rather, …

Blockchain

Blockchain Is on the Cusp of Changing Entire Industries

A global wake up call is gaining steam for industry to address the rising public concerns over data privacy and transparency. While we may be in the …

Blockchain