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90% Of Indian Startups Will Fail Because Of Lack Of Innovation, Study Says

Of late, India might have become the third-largest startup ecosystem, but it lacks successful innovation.<p>Notwithstanding the fact that market valuation of Indian startups has grown significantly over the past four years, a recent study, “Entrepreneurial India,” by the IBM Institute for Business …

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Sublime modernist house by Rachel Allen in the Echo Park hills asks $1.9M

Located on a lush half-acre lot, the striking property’s got major urban farm potential<p>If you’ve ever traversed Elysian Heights’ Lemoyne Street and wondered what lay beyond a certain eye-catching fence embedded with bright technicolor panels, here’s your chance to find out, as the property has just …

Architecture

Walmart applies for a patent to rival Amazon Dash

The patent, filed in October, would be the first of Wal-Mart's more than 800 patents and applications to focus on Internet of Things (IoT) and branches into shoppers' homes, CB Insights said.<p>Wal-Mart's system would require less effort than Amazon's, a CB Insights blog post said.<p>"While Dash buttons …

Brain Games Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

A computerized brain training program cut the risk of dementia among healthy people by 48 percent, U.S. researchers said Sunday in reporting an analysis of the results of a 10-year study.<p>The preliminary findings, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto, are the …

Philippines Real Estate Architecture

Source: Click here for more information about the above real estate property<p>Builder:<p>BLUE CIRCLE BUILDERS<br>Room 709, Royal Plaza Tower<br>648 Remedios …

Police brace for protests as Trump visits San Diego, Fresno

San Diego police broke up a rowdy demonstration Friday afternoon after protesters refused to disperse at the end of a Donald Trump rally.<p>"Due to violence and physical confrontation in the crowd, officers are now moving into the area. Dispersal orders have been given," the Police Department said on …

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Bots, Messenger and the future of customer service

Michael Schneider Contributor<p>Michael Schneider is the founder and CEO of Service.<p>In the 1970s, CFOs sat with CEOs and devised ways for upset consumers to not be able to get compensation easily. They put up automated phone systems and arcane and inflexible policies and rejoiced at how little the …

6 things I learned working with social media influencers

If you’re thinking about using social influencers to grow your audience, then read on.<p>As the Director of Marketing for London-based social media startup 6Tribes, I’ve been tasked with quickly growing our user base and have had great success over the last few months using YouTube influencers as a …

Puma Created A Robot As Fast As Usain Bolt To Make Athletes Better

The Beatbot is a programmable, self-driving robot that aims to motivate runners more than a stopwatch.<p>The world is awash in fitness apps and trackers. Nike Plus, Fitbit, Under Armour’s Healthbox, and more–they’re all based on the idea that tracking and monitoring your health and athletic …

Microsoft’s excellent Windows Phone keyboard is now available for iOS

Microsoft is bringing its excellent Windows Phone keyboard to the iPhone today. The new iOS version will let you tap or swipe to type out words and intelligently predict words for sentences, just like the Windows Phone variant. Microsoft had promised a beta period, but it appears the app is freely …

The biggest mystery in AI right now is the ethics board that Google set up after buying DeepMind

Google set up the board at DeepMind's request after the cofounders of the £400 million research-intensive AI lab said they would only agree to the acquisition if Google promised to look into the ethics of the technology it was buying into.<p>Business Insider asked Google once again who is on its AI …

No one has been able to solve this cryptic puzzle by a British spy agency

Photo: Spectre/ IMDb.<p>The British intelligence and security organisation GCHQ released a "grid-shading puzzle" over Christmas to keep recipients entertained over the holiday season.<p>But so far, no one has been able to solve it and it's giving codebreakers a headache with less than 24 hours left until …

Find out if it's time to replace your Windows laptop battery

If you've tried all the tricks -- dimming your screen, closing apps and turning off unused antennae -- but your laptop's battery still can't hold a charge, it might be time to replace the battery.<p>A battery's capacity (the amount of energy it can hold) depletes over time. Eventually, your once …

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We're losing the fight against antibiotic resistance

As Lyn Gilbert has pointed out on The Conversation, there isn't good evidence behind many of these recommendations. For GPs, the main determinant of the duration of antibiotics is the size of the pack they come in.<p>In hospitals, we also have some odd rules about antibiotics:<p>Prime numbers for …

How Pakistan Abandoned Its Minorities

<b>Photo Source:</b> Amazon.com<p>Since its creation in 1947, Pakistan's political leaders and scholars have constantly debated the degree to which their country should refer to Islam as the source of national identity. There have been various justifications why Pakistan had to be carved out of the United …

Faraday Future’s Chief Engineer Is Short On Answers, Full Of Buzzwords

Faraday Future’s Nick Sampson joined me on the TechCrunch CES 2016 for what turned out to be a lively interview. Sampson is Faraday’s Senior Vice President of R&D and engineering and, I guess, moonlights as the company’s spokesperson. But he’s no Elon Musk.<p>So far even after the company’s public …

10 Most Evil Empires in History

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The Dawn of Capitalism

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Bill Gates made some bold predictions for the internet 20 years ago — here's what he got right

At the time, only about 1% of the world was online, connection speeds were painfully slow, and there were relatively few websites to choose from.<p>The big modern web staples like YouTube and Facebook didn't exist, and media organizations (like this one) built to serve only digital consumers were …

Top 10 Modern Technologies That Are Actually Ancient

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10 Unsolved Mysteries Of Evolution

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Sanambinnam House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The landowner inherits a piece of land in a small alley in the suburb of Bangkok. On one side of the …

Architecture

Here's why RBS is using Facebook to replace company emails

If you've never heard of Facebook at Work, don't worry. Facebook is trialing the software, which competes against Slack (a buzzy messaging client for teams), email, Microsoft's Yammer (a Skype-like messaging client) and others, on a small number of companies before making it available to …

Airbus's Dream For Faster Air Travel Is Planes With Removable Cabins

Why file in and out when you can just swap?<p>Airbus has had plenty of truly horrifying ideas for how to pack more passengers onto a single plane, but the newest patent from the airplane giant is actually pretty easy to get behind. Though it is far from implementation (and may never even happen) the …

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Apple Pencil Used as Weight Scale, Synthesizer and 3D Image Editing Controller

While the Apple Pencil is designed as a sketching tool for creative professionals, <i>MacRumors</i> reader Simon Gladman has created three Swift demo apps that show the accessory being used for three unconventional purposes -- as a weight scale, controlled synthesizer and 3D controller for image</b> …

Verizon joins AT&T in asking FCC permission to fully support Wi-Fi calling feature in iOS 9

Wi-Fi calling – the iPhone feature Apple introduced in iOS 8 – is a really handy feature, routing phone calls over Wi-Fi when the mobile signal is poor or non-existent. There’s just one problem: it’s illegal for U.S. carriers to support the feature because it breaks the TTY text-chat protocol used …

Joe Biden changes story on Osama bin Laden raid

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vice President Joe Biden offered an account Tuesday of the decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that differed from some of his previous retellings -- and from Hillary Clinton's.<p>His remarks come as he considers facing off against the former secretary of state in …

How to Enable the iCloud Drive App on Your Home Screen

With iOS 8 came iCloud Drive; and now, there's an app for that. iCloud Drive is, simply put, Apple's Dropbox. When you're logged into iCloud, you can easily save files to the drive, which are then accessible across all iOS devices and work in conjunction with OS X and Windows. With iOS 9, Apple has …

Developer pulls ad-blocker after topping App Store

Developer Marco Arment pulled his iOS 9 content blocker from the App Store two days after launching it. He says it “just doesn’t feel good” to be profiting from his app Peace while taking money away from advertisers and publishers. He’s even offering refunds to anyone who already bought Peace …

Neighborly Raises $5.5M From Joe Lonsdale’s Formation 8, Ashton Kutcher To Transform The Municipal Debt Market

For American cities that need to raise millions or billions of dollars to finance projects from local parks to suspension bridges, the fractal-like complexity of global financial markets means that funding is becoming ever more opaque and distant from the real-world work it supports.<p>A startup …