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Uh oh: Blockchain may not be as secure as we thought

Blockchain has the potential to transform our world. Experts insist the technology is “bigger than the internet,” but we may want to take a beat …

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

3 Lessons Every Leader Can Learn from GE's Downfall

How leadership weaknesses caused the decline of an admired company<p>How the mighty have fallen.<p>Not so long ago, General Electric Co. (GE) was admired for its stellar management and financial success; it once had the highest market value of any U.S. corporation.<p>But after years of mediocre performance, …

Leadership

Are You Actually Innovating, or Just Practicing 'Entrepreneurship'?

We talk a lot about how innovations happened, but rarely discuss how you actually produce one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has come to be largely about taking small ideas, often of little consequence, and making them look big -- even if it turns out …

Innovation

5 social media trends PR pros must embrace

Social media tactics are a must for any well-rounded PR or marketing campaign.<p>However, how can you stand out in the sea of content and messages …

Public Relations

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of …

Now that Amazon's a thing, malls have to get creative to survive

The suburban shopping mall as we know it is dying.<p>Department stores are boarding up, classic mall staples like J. Crew and Abercrombie & Fitch are on …

eCommerce

The founder of Khan Academy built the ultimate school for kids to work and play together — take a look inside

But Khan is also leading the charge on another learning revolution: flexible learning spaces.<p>Originally founded as an all-ages school in 2014 in Mountain View, California, Khan debuted for the 2017-2018 school year the brand new Khan Lab School for high school students. Designed and built by the …

Personalized Learning

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit back in awe.<p>"How can they …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk's Response to Puerto Rico Is Pure Marketing Genius (and Should Be Required Reading) | Inc.com

"When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world."<p>Elon Musk may have said those words decades ago, but perhaps never in his storied career has he proved them truer than with his recent tweet about rebuilding Puerto Rico's electrical grid.<p><b>Here's the back …

Puerto Rico

HTC targets the classroom with 10-headset Vive bundle

The folks over at HTC Vive have been talking up the potential of VR in education since day one, and this year, they're hoping to make a bigger push into this space by focusing on multi-user scenarios. At this week's Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen, the company announced the Vive Group Edition …

How you learned a second language influences the way your brain works

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria Konnikova’s “Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?” …

Why What's Going On Inside IBM's Big, New IoT Center Could Deeply Change Our Lives

Most of the tech hype at the big SXSW conference this week is definitely anything and everything around virtual reality, but Internet of Things has crept into today’s chatter among attendees-in-the-know given reports that the Internet of Things (IoT) smart products platform, Evrything, just secured …

Internet of Things

The Secret to Great Storytelling No One Talks About | Inc.com

If you want to improve your skills as a storyteller, there are countless systems and resources to help you, from three-act structure, beat sheets, and the hero's journey, to free classes on the subject from Pixar.<p>But according to a thought-provoking new post by communication consultant and author …

Public Speaking

HTC's iPhone clone is no mistake

HTC caused a stir earlier this week when it unveiled its next phone. On the surface, the HTC A9 might as well be an iPhone 6 with a few things moved around. Sure, it runs Android, but the resemblance is uncanny.<p>Naturally, after days of endless internet bashing, HTC’s CEO came out and said that the …

Buy-to-let investors: 'Let us off capital gains tax and we'll sell to first-time buyers'

Britain's biggest landlord trade body is urging the Government to waive capital gains tax where properties are sold to first-time buyers<p>Britain's biggest representative body for buy-to-let investors has proposed that investors should be given tax relief on the gains they make when selling their …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

Internet of Things

Inside Chipotle’s extremely intense, 39-point checklist for good management

Behind the organized chaos of a Chipotle mid-lunch rush is a sophisticated management ethos, of a type more often associated with tech giants or august industrial conglomerates than fast casual burrito restaurants. And while founder Steve Ells is the famous champion of Chipotle’s natural and …

Restaurants

Microsoft Just Did A Super Smart Thing With Its Cloud

We previously reported that Microsoft was rumored to put arch-rival operating system, Linux, on its cloud. Today Microsoft made it official, reports Network World.<p>This is a major about-face for Microsoft. A decade ago, Steve Ballmer called Linux "a cancer" thanks to its open source license. …

Linux

How to access a million stunning, copyright-free antique illustrations released by the British Library

What would you do with a million free images?<p>In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So …

Art

Apple's Open Source Printing System, CUPS Version 2.1, Adds 3D Printer Support

As 3D printing technology inches into the mainstream, users of various devices are requiring easy compatibility between their PCs, laptops, and …

3D Printing

US House Opens Up to Open Source

Providers of open source software recently found another market: the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. That market easily will grow …

The world's premier open source event listing | Opensource.com

FOSS initiative : A BOON FOR Information Communication Technology<p>EVENT DETAILS:<p>Date:<p>to<p>Location:<p>RAJASTHAN ,INDIA<p>Where open source leaders convene to …

Pixar's Universal Scene Description Going Open Source

Pixar intends to release its Universal Scene Description software (USD) as an open-source project by summer, 2016. The toolset addresses the need in …

Animation

Netflix.com Adopts Universal JavaScript, Drops Java from Rendering Pipeline

The team behind Netflix.com has switched from a Java-based HTML renderer to a JavaScript one that they can run on both the server and the client.<p>To …

Universal JavaScript

In the beginning, there was Netscape. And Netscape wanted to run Scheme in Netscape Navigator. So they hired Brendan Eich to work on it. But then …

JavaScript

Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things #makerbusiness

Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things @ TechCrunch.Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment …

Open Source CMS Built on Node.js and MongoDB

Advertise here via BSAApostrophe is a design-driven, in-context CMS built on Node.js and MongoDB. It provides the tools to develop both simple and …

JavaScript

Mycroft is the first ever open source artificial intelligence platform for everyone

Aug 13, 2015 | By Simon<p>As we continue to see how Artificial Intelligence can make our lives easier including everything from natural language …

Artificial Intelligence

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