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Are You Ready For Analytics of Things?

In an earlier blog post, “AoT Basics: Defining Analytics of Things”, I addressed today’s landscape of increasingly sophisticated, connected products—and the subsequent need to understand the role of AoT, and how leveraging new analytics capabilities can benefit companies.<p>Next comes the hard …

Internet of Things

Church offers its spires as beacons for those without fast broadband

C of E creating guidelines so 10,000 rural churches may be used to provide wireless internet access to help meet PM’s vow<p>The medieval church spires of rural England are to bring superfast broadband to the remotest of dwellings, with the Church of England offering their use as communication …

Telecoms

Photos: These 1970s brutalist buildings in Serbia look like Star Wars spaceships

Mirko Nahmijas has lived in Belgrade his whole life, but looking through the lens of his Canon 6Dhas helped him see the futuristic buildings looming over his city with new eyes.<p>“When you’re born here you never appreciate it,” he says. “You never notice the buildings.”<p>Nahmijas started shooting …

Serbia

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only …

Solar Impulse

IoT revenues up 15%; cloud computing a big driver

A new report shows healthy revenues for 21 benchmarked Internet of Things (IoT) companies in the last quarter of 2015, with revenue growing by almost 15% to levels approaching $7 billion. Cloud computing and IT infrastructure are especially potent drivers of IoT revenues, as vendors help companies …

Supersonic jet will travel from New York to London in 3 hours at half the price of the Concorde

What if you could travel from New York to London in just over three hours? Colorado startup company Boom is designing a supersonic jet to make that …

Aviation

Was this Scottish Cave Actually a Druid Temple?

A historian thinks he’s finally found the purpose behind centuries-old caves in Edinburgh.<p>Inside the Gilmerton Cove. (Photo: John Dale/CC BY-SA …

Archaeology

Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74

A computing legend has died. The inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, suffered an apparent heart attack on Saturday, according to reports. He was 74 years old.<p>Tomlinson sent the very first email back in 1971; at the time, he was working in Boston at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman (BBN), a company that was …

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Cisco Just Spent Millions on This Hot Cloud Startup

Cisco’s acquisition spree continues to roll in 2016.<p>The networking giant said on Tuesday that it will pay $260 million for cloud computing startup …

The World's Largest Abandoned Building Is the 'Hotel of Doom' in North Korea

Cozy.<p>In 1987, workers began constructing what would be the tallest hotel in the world in Pyongyang, North Korea. The frame was finished two years later—a little behind schedule, the structure was supposed to open in 1989. Then in 1992, after the collapse of ally and backer the Soviet Union, work …

North Korea

12 eerie images of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

5 Things Not to Do When Running a Small Business

I’ve been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle …

This young UK startup has the attention of Chinese tech giants

China is a notoriously difficult market for foreign tech companies to break into on their own terms, but London-based Mihaibao has managed the feat.<p>With the tagline ‘Shop the West,’ Mihaibao is a marketplace that allows Chinese customers to buy often hard-to-find fashion goods made outside the …

Selling

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

Virtual Reality

China's White Elephants: Ghost Cities, Lonely Airports, Desolate Factories

When you drive the new expressway to the airport in the Chinese city of Luliang, you are as likely to come across a stray dog as another vehicle. When I recently drove it, a farmer was riding in a three-wheel flatbed truck and heading in the wrong direction. But it didn't matter. There was no …

China

A City Abandoned

Project info<p>Tampico is a beautiful tropical city located on the Gulf of Mexico, traversed by canals, dotted with palm trees, graced with kilometers of undeveloped beach.<br>It was the first major port in Mexico and was the centre of gas and oil production for decades, both of which brought in great …

Urbanism

11 Easy Ways to Be More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The New Story Of Computing: Invisible And Smarter Than We Are

Pizza, wine, and a movie at a friend’s house. Consider what’s involved to pull that off if you’re using your smartphone. Open the dining app to order …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Scottish history

In his book, <i>Scottish History For Dummies</i>, Dr William Knox from the University of St Andrews explores the story of Scotland and its place within the …

New York City is trying to turn payphones into the world's biggest and fastest municipal Wi-Fi network

A 9-foot-tall, narrow structure installed this past week on a Manhattan sidewalk is signaling a plan to turn payphones into what's billed as the world's biggest and fastest municipal Wi-Fi network.<p>The first of at least 7,500 planned hot spots are due to go online early next year, promising …

In Memoriam: Important Buildings Lost in 2015

It was a brutal year for concrete architecture.<p>Brutalism lost the good fight in 2015. One of its most important icons, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, New York, fell to the wrecking ball this year. Paul Rudolph’s many-eyed monster should still be standing today.<p>The odds were never so …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

10 New Year's Resolutions Entrepreneurs Should Make Every Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As we rapidly approach the New Year, it’s the time to start thinking about those resolutions that we’ll work on in 2016. The problem with resolutions is that they often fail because we’ll never reach these unreasonable and unrealistic …

Apple is going to have a tough year

Let's briefly run down why:<p>iPhone sales could go negative for the first time in history.<br>• iPad sales are shrinking, and show no sign of improving.<br>• The Apple Watch is not the blockbuster people thought it was going to be.<br>• Apple TV is OK, but nothing revolutionary.<br>• Apple's software and services — Apple …

Apple Watch

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'Should I pay off my mortgage early?'

YES. Done! Just kidding.<p>Well, the answer is that it actually depends. When it comes to debt, mortgage debt is probably the best kind of debt that you could have, but it's still debt.<p>People like to say that you get a nice tax deduction, but it's usually overrated for the amount of money that they …

Apple’s secrets: How Apple’s legal fight with Samsung revealed a gold mine of top-secret information

Following a contentious patent battle that raged on for nearly five years, Samsung last week finally agreed to pay Apple $548 million in damages for …

Prototypes

5 Questions to Ask Before Going All-in as an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

You have a winning idea for a new business. But how do you know when it's time to risk everything and go for it? Just ask Farhad Mohit, founder and CEO of Flipagram, an L.A.-based content platform that enables people to create and share visual stories using their own photos and videos and pair them …

Business Strategy

The best/worst brutalist buildings around the world

São Paulo