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Bill Gates: These are the 2 books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Microsoft Is Sporting a New Attitude - It's Called Innovation

I try not to drink any company’s particular brand of Kool-Aid but it was tough not to be impressed by the direction underfoot at Microsoft as I watched its Build 2015 Keynote. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, is clearly bringing some new magic to the way the company thinks, a renewed innovative …

Reimagining the Boardroom for an Age of Virtual Reality and AI

Boards challenge their executives to get with the digital age — but many haven’t followed their own good advice.<p>They’re <i>starting</i> to use more digital tools to gather information, post questions and comments, connect individuals in remote locations, and present ideas more visually. (Examples include …

The world is going to university

“AFTER God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for …

Massive Data Visualization Brings NYC’s Busiest Street To Life

On Broadway visualizes New York’s iconic street from millions of Instagram photos, Twitter updates, Fousrquare check-ins, and more.<p>What does big data tell us about the character of an iconic street? Created by data viz maestros Moritz Stefaner and Lev Manovich, On Broadway is an unprecedented …

Our Universities Are Not Teaching Innovation

<i>We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries.</i> — H. G. Wells<p>Our system of higher education is out of …

Valve enters the virtual reality race with its own headset

Valve Software, the company behind the Steam game platform, announced a major investment in hardware with its own SteamVR headset Monday night.<p>While …

The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers

February 13, 2015<br>Looking for some interactive whiteboard apps to use in your class? The titles below are among the best you can find out there. These …

Showdown: The Differences Between Microsoft HoloLens And Oculus Rift

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the difference between Microsoft HoloLens and Oculus Rift?</i><p><i>Answer by Jon Bohmer, Inventor, on Quora</i><p>The AR vs VR showdown<p>We all know Virtual Reality (VR) – it tricks your eyes into thinking you’re somewhere else. Augmented Reality (AR) is an extra …

Qantas is going to have Samsung virtual reality on its flights

Australia's national airline, Qantas, announced Thursday it will start using Samsung's virtual reality device, Gear VR, on some of its flights.<p>The …

HoloLens is and isn't Xbox One's answer to PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset

Finally, we can stop asking Microsoft's Xbox lead Phil Spencer about virtual reality headsets. "For us, I think this is the area," Spencer told a group of interviewers at yesterday's Windows 10 event. He was responding to whether or not there's <i>also</i> a virtual reality headset in the works at …

The Future of Computing Is Your Face

<b>By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson)</b><p>One thing has become very clear in the last year, and it was drawn into even sharper focus this week: the future of computing is going to take place right on our faces.<p>Whether it is in the form of virtual reality (e.g. Oculus Rift, Sony's Project Morpheus) or …

The ‘Oscars of Innovation in Higher Education’

When it comes to modern higher education, a few things are universally clear. First, there is no one right answer for every student. Second, everyone …

French city installs anti-homeless cages around benches

French mayor accused of a shameful lack of Christmas spirit after placing metal cages over public benches to banish homeless from city centre<p>A mayor in south-western <b>France</b> has been accused of a shameful lack of Christmas spirit after banishing homeless people from the city centre by placing metal …

Christmas Eve

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

The Talos Principle review: human interest

<i>The Talos Principle</i> takes one part <i>Portal</i>, one part <i>Myst</i>, and one part Asimov and weaves them together.<p>I might have some of you right there, I know.<p>In many ways, <i>The Talos Principle</i> covers ground that other games have touched before, mixing first-person puzzle platforming within developer Croteam's …

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams: 'I don't give a s**t if Instagram has more users'

Evan Williams says Twitter makes more money than Instagram and is more important as global leaders use it to talk to each other<p>Evan Williams, Twitter's co-founder, has hit back at reports Instagram now has more users than his social network, saying he doesn't "give a s**t".<p>Mr Williams, who is also …

Data From Our Wearables Is Now Courtroom Fodder

Courtrooms typically lag in technological innovation. But emerging technologies inevitably creep in when lawyers try to make their cases. Data …

Fitbit Charge: A solid fitness tracker you shouldn’t buy

It’s been more than a year since the ill-fated Fitbit Force tracker was pulled off shelves due its allergy-inducing wristband. Despite the ailment, …