Daniel Wright

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Hyperloop Technologies is trying to make Elon Musk's dream a reality

It's still early, but the Hyperloop is potentially a world-changing mode of transportation<p>The Hyperloop, an idea first discussed by Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk back in 2013, is one of the most ambitious technological projects around and would provide the ability to travel between Los Angeles …

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Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say <i>thelea tdeuk ceut</i>, which literally means "the water in my heart has fallen."<p>Anxious or depressed Haitians, on the …

Watch Surgery on the Oculus Rift, But Maybe Do It After Lunch

While the early prototype Oculus Rift headsets may have given some an upset stomach, a new virtual reality demo is taking queasyness to a new …

Apple's New Ad Highlights How The iPhone Helps People

A beautiful new Apple ad called ‘Dreams’ was released today as part of the company’s “Powerful” series that highlights the ways the iPhone is changing people’s lives around the world.<p>The new ad is set to Jennifer O’Connor’s “When I Grow Up” and shows off a unique set of apps used by those around …

The Social Store: A Hybrid

Peterson and his team see an untapped opportunity with the ascendancy of foodie culture. "Stores will combine the sociality and the indulgences of food with the pleasures of shopping," says WD Partners' report.

What Will Your Business Look Like in 2030?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>The year is 2030, and you’re walking into the front doors of your company. What will it look like, …

OgilvyOne Soars to Direct Grand Prix for BA’s Plane-Detecting Billboards

CANNES, France—Ogilvy & Mather, which won four Grand Prix in 2013, is off to a good start at this year's festival, too, winning the Direct Lions …

Moomin, Japan's 'anti-loneliness' cafe, goes viral | CNN Travel

Eric Schmidt: Europe struck wrong balance on right to be forgotten

Google's executive chairman says European court of justice ruling went too far in favour of privacy at cost of right to know<p>A European judgment concerning personal privacy and the right to be forgotten is flawed, according to Google’s Eric Schmidt.<p>The executive chairman told investors at Google’s …

10 things we learned from Pew Research's Internet of Things report

It’s been fashionable to drop the phrase “Internet of Things” in tech circles for some time now, but what does it really mean? And just as importantly, what will its effects be in the years to come?<p>The Pew Research Center Internet Project and Elon University Imagining the Internet Center have been …

Can Online Apps Change Real Life Behavior?

<i>Max Ogles is the head of marketing for</i> <i>Coach Alba</i><i>, a mobile health startup.</i> <i>Visit his blog</i> <i>to read more about behavior change, technology, and psychology.</i><p>Weight gain happens pound by pound, over many years, and that’s how Dave Haynes found himself 60 pounds away from a healthy BMI. In his career, Dave …

Why taxi drivers are going to war with Uber

Every digital entrepreneur dreams of inventing a disruptive technology. But perhaps in the case of Uber, a California company that now operates in 110 cities around the world, including London and Manchester, things may have gone too far. If Transport for London (TfL) doesn't do something about it …

New Images From The Deep Ocean

On May 1, NOAA scientists completed a three-week exploration of the ocean floor. Here's a glorious breakdown of what they saw.<p>We spent much of April glued to a livestream of the deep ocean, filmed from a remotely operated vehicle piloted by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer. The expedition …

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Make No Mistake, You're Being Targeted, Profiled And Mined

Big brother is watching you and his siblings, Mom, Dad and likely his Uncle Fester too. Did you really think Google was the only one “Scroogling” you? Microsoft is definitely doing it; they’re just more subtle about it. Facebook, LinkedIn, and that favorite website you hit every morning are getting …

Apple to integrate Shazam into iOS 8

Apple will integrate London-based music recognition app Shazam into iOS 8 when it is launched this summer, according to reports<p>Apple will integrate London-based Shazam into iOS to allow users to discover the artist and song name of any piece of music they hear.<p>Shazam has long been a popular, …

Mobile Users, Women Shoppers Fuel India’s E-Commerce Boom

Among everything else that’s driving e-commerce growth in India, the ease of buying things sitting inside homes, avoiding the hazards of traffic snarls, worsening air pollution and finding a parking slot, will easily rank at the top, no matter how simplistic it sounds.<p>India’s e-commerce industry …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Gates Foundation Picks Its Moonshots In India To Reinvent Toilets Globally

From solar-powered electronic toilets to a prototype that helps recharge mobile phones from urine, and another one that could potentially offer advertising slots while pooping among several revenue generating opportunities, the ideas showcased at “Reinvent the toilet fair” in New Delhi were not …

Repeat after me: ‘Google is not a proxy for big data’

Another year, another report about how inaccurate the Google Flu Trends predictions turned out to be for the previous year. And more warnings about …

Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View'

An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex<p>At a time when advances in science and technology have changed our understanding of our mental and physical selves, it is easy for some to dismiss the discipline of philosophy as obsolete. Stephen Hawking, boldly, …

Is your GP surgery equipped for the digital future?

Doctors' practices are becoming increasingly hi-tech in an effort to make a streamlined NHS more convenient for the public<p>Appointments that you can make online, while still in your pyjamas. Repeat prescriptions that can be ordered in the same way. Secure access to your own medical records from your …

Report: Tesla’s gigafactory could get $1B from Panasonic, suppliers

A week after Tesla confirmed that it plans to build a huge battery making “gigafactory” in the U.S., more news is trickling out about it. According …

Vodafone's network in a backpack connects people after natural disasters

Vodafone Foundation (the carrier's philantrophic arm) has launched a 24-pound mobile network in a backpack to help folks contact family and friends in the wake of a disaster. The device called the Instant Network Mini may be <i>relatively</i> small, but it provides a 2G GSM connection capable of handling …

Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future

Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott, says experience innovation is the next design imperative. Here are five things you can do this year to make that happen.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>For decades, the most …

Chattering cars

IT IS odd how Americans and Europeans, sharing so broad a cultural denominator, still hold divergent views on such numerators as how much freedom to …

XStat Gunshot Wound Sponge Syringe Can Stop Bleeding In 15 Seconds

A gunshot wound is more often than not accompanied by copious amounts of blood and for a soldier on the battlefield, bleeding out is the leading …