Eric Horsley

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Can Leadership Be Taught?

This is an old question, even a hackneyed one. Many might say that research and experience over the past decade or two demonstrate that leadership is far better learned than taught. On-the-job – and its first cousins action, experiential, and community learning – are held in the highest regard. The …

The connected washing machine is still a novelty, but Whirlpool is making plans for the connected home

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Turns out, getting the internet on your washing machine isn’t as complicated as you might think. Whirlpool’s got you covered …

Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Zastolskiy Victor<p>I got a lot of flack when I suggested in May that a network like AMC may be in a good …

Sensibo wants to make your dumb air conditioner smart

Crowdfunding a solution for more efficient A/C<p>Intelligent temperature control is becoming increasingly popular, in part thanks to the success of smart devices like the Nest Learning Thermostat. Over at Indiegogo, an Israeli startup is looking to fund Sensibo, its attempt at appending smart …

This striking iOS 8 concept reinvents the homescreen

Before iOS 7, the weather icon on the iPhone's home screen always read 73 degrees and sunny, and none of the app icons sprung to life at all. Not much changed with the redesigned iOS 7, with the exception of an animated clock icon, but designer Jay Machalani has created a concept that overhauls …

Does the next Call of Duty story have the juice to produce $1B in sales?

Call of Duty games always have the pyrotechnics and weaponry to satisfy gamers. But to generate more than a billion dollars in sales in less than a month after launch, the main story has to be good. Forced by leaks to reveal its Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare game early, Activision has clearly …

Is Android the real target of latest Apple vs Samsung patent battle that starts today?

Pieces in <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> suggest that the real target of Apple’s second courtroom patent battle with Samsung may be Android.<p>Some features in Samsung devices that Apple objects to are part of Google’s Android operating system, by far the most popular mobile operating …