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Why the US Is Buying Up So Many UK Artificial Intelligence Companies

DeepMind, SwiftKey, VocalIQ—Does the UK need to worry about a brain drain in artificial intelligence?<p>Autonomy, DeepMind, SwiftKey, VocalIQ. Each are British artificial intelligence and machine learning startups bought by US tech giants—HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple, respectively.<p>And they're …

Artificial Intelligence

Entrepreneurial Googlers are quitting and launching their own companies out of Google's startup space

Working at Google is seen by many as the dream job, with more than two million people applying for a job at the internet giant each year.<p>Today, Google employs thousands of people in London, working on everything from Google Maps to Android Wear. But some of them are leaving to get a taste of …

Startups

Tim Cook's internal memo to all Apple employees on the company's fight against the FBI

Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent a memo to all employees explaining why the company is resisting an FBI request to decrypt an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>The memo was obtained by BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski. In it, Cook says the FBI should withdraw its demand to have the Cupertino, …

Privacy

Read Apple CEO Tim Cook's Letter Challenging Order to Unlock iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook is challenging a federal court order demanding his company help investigators unlock an iPhone used by an assailant in a recent …

Privacy

After Losing His Wife to Cancer, Google Exec Jeff Huber Will Lead DNA Testing Venture - MIT Technology Review

A senior Google executive, Jeff Huber, will become the CEO of Grail, the high-profile company launched in January to develop and commercialize cancer …

Cancer

Hyperloop Race Picks Up Speed

Rival firms are working to build the futuristic transport systems, but high costs interfere<p>To build a hyperloop transportation system, engineers must create a near-vacuum in miles-long tubes, deploy powerful magnets to suspend capsules on a sliver of air and propel passengers at nearly the speed of …

Transportation

Fitbit, Apple And Xiaomi Are The World’s Top Wearables Vendors, Says IDC

Xiaomi is the world’s No. 3 wearables vendor behind Fitbit and Apple, according to a new report from IDC that looked at shipment volume in the third quarter of 2015.<p>This may come as a surprise unless you live in China, where 97 percent of Xiaomi’s wearable gadgets, like the Mi Band, are shipped, …

Wearable Tech

No Bank Card Required: Citigroup Testing Eye-Scanning ATM

No card reader, no PIN pad, no touch-screen display — how you bank at your ATM could drastically change in the not-so-distant future. Citigroup is testing an automated teller machine made by Canton, Ohio-based Diebold that relies on your smartphone and perhaps an eye scan to dispense your …

Banking

Airbus Unveils Fuel-Efficient Aircraft of the Future

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Airbus

These are the 10 best cities in the US to be a millennial entrepreneur, according to a hot startup valued at $1.3 billion

Millennials grew up in the shadow of the 2008 crash, and perhaps because of that, they don't tend to trust institutions.<p>This might be one of the reasons that they are so predisposed to start their own businesses — plus maybe the fact that they can't find a job. According to one recent report, over …

Millennials

We drove Tesla's new Model X SUV — here's what it's like

The Tesla Model X crossover is one of the most eagerly awaited vehicles in recent memory. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the production electric crossover during a massive gathering at a company facility in Fremont, California, on Tuesday night.<p>The Model X is unique in the automotive world. Though …

Car Tech

8 Tips To Prepare Your Business for an Inevitable Cyber Attack

<i>I was attacked. I was violated.</i> Last week, my wife and I discovered that our Discover account had been compromised and used for a number of fraudulent transactions. Luckily, we caught it early and notified Discover immediately. The issue was rectified swiftly and amenably.<p>Of course, as anyone who …

Cybersecurity

SpaceX and Tesla backer just invested $50 million in this startup

When the World Bank and the Philippines devised a tax program to help curb smoking in the country, they needed a way to ensure that merchants in …

How 'dipping' instead of 'sliding' your credit card makes your money safer

Come October 1, the way we pay with credit and debit cards will start to change.<p>Rather than swiping our plastic like we've been doing for years, we'll start "dipping" our cards into a terminal slot. A microchip, found on the front of these new cards, will be read instead of the traditional magnetic …

Banking

Tesla is in the middle of a huge debate about the future of driving

On Wall Street, there are two big ideas about how people are going to get around in the future.<p>On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving" …

Driverless Cars

Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution

A Stanford engineering professor challenges our ideas on imagination and creativity with a new approach to problem solving.<p>Everything really comes down to solving problems. To be successful and a leader in your field, you not only have to come up with good solutions; you need to be innovative. And …

Creativity

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Station

What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

Do androids dream of electric sheep? That's unclear, but I know for sure that every kid dreams of intelligent, thinking robots -- certainly every kid who goes on to work at CNET, in any case.<p>As we veer ever closer to the year 2016, my sci-fi-fuelled childhood fantasies of a bot with a "brain the …

Singularity

Resilience and Innovation in Education

“The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it.” Chinese Proverb<p>Oh if it were that easy!<p>The reality of the work of …

What Steve Jobs Said About Creativity

In a beautiful article for The Atlantic, Nancy Andreasen, a neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity, writes:<p>[C]reative people are …

Creativity

Understanding The Future Of Mobility

We recently had the opportunity to participate in two important conferences focused on the future: one on the on-demand economy (<i>On Demand Economy 2015</i>) and the other on mobile communications (<i>Rutberg Future Mobile 2015</i>).<p>While each conference covered a range of fascinating topics, if taken …

Transportation

Astronauts are about to eat the first food grown in space

Space: the final frontier for leafy greens.<p>The first food grown and harvested in space—a crop of red lettuce—is about to be eaten by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The lettuce was grown for 15 months with a system called Veg-01, which uses red, blue, and green LED lights to grow …

NASA

Bill Gates And 13 Other Investors Pour $120 Million Into Revolutionary Gene-Editing Startup

Four years ago, the protein called CRISPR-Cas9, an enzyme that bacteria use to attack viruses that infect them, was unknown to humans. Now it is ubiquitous in science labs as the most efficient way of cutting-and-pasting DNA yet invented. Wired Magazine, in a breathless cover story, just called it …

Genetics

Richard Branson is an entrepreneur, visionary, and risk-taker who has amassed a fortune of over $4 billion. He has created one of the largest holding companies in the world, and it all started with his young company over 3 decades ago, Virgin. Branson has developed a reputation for being a risk-taker and someone who values […]

5 Powerful Confessions From Entrepreneurs Who Never Went to College<p>Published<p>1 week ago<p>on<p>Aug 5, 2017<p>How important is college education for most of us? …

10 Pieces of Accounting Software Perfect for a Rapidly Growing Small Business

Which accounting software is the most flexible for a small digital business that is poised to grow fast, and why?The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) …

Small Business

Elon Musk’s Most Impressive Company Isn’t Tesla or SpaceX. It’s SolarCity.

There’s a huge, ongoing, and justifiable obsession with Elon Musk and his ventures—chiefly Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, and SpaceX, his …

Elon Musk: AI Is Going to Happen. Let's Prepare For It

"It's definitely going to happen. So if it's going to happen, what's the best way for it to happen?"<p>Elon Musk has emerged as a leading voice in speaking out on the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, going so far as to call it the “biggest existential threat” to humanity.<p>The Tesla and …

Elon Musk