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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 …

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

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 startup life.<p>Several "Googlers" in the English capital have shunned their jobs at Google in favour of building their own startup. And …

Startups

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

The memo was obtained by BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski. In it, Cook says the FBI should withdraw its demand to have the Cupertino, California, company develop a tool to help it break into the iPhone: "At stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people, and setting a dangerous …

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 …

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 …

High-speed Rail

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 …

Airbus Unveils Fuel-Efficient Aircraft of the Future

1/3<p>As soon as 2030, we might be flying in a new, more efficient aircraft with long, curled wings, a U-shaped tail, and a lightweight body -- if …

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

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 a quarter of millennials in the US are self-employed. And this study claims they are creating a whopping 160,000 …

Startups

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 …

Tesla

8 Tips To Prepare Your Business for an Inevitable Cyber Attack

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><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 …

Identity Theft

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

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 stripes found on the back of cards.<p>This new technology, called EMV, aims to …

Identity Theft

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

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" could be coming.<p>On the other side is an unlikely team of insurance analysts at Citi led by Todd …

Carsharing

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 …

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the ISS 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

Autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow<p>Future of Life Institute

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 …

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 …

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 …

Space

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 …

Genetic Engineering

Richard Branson’s 10 Rules for Entrepreneurial Success

Richard Branson is an entrepreneur, visionary, and risk-taker who has amassed a fortune of over $4 billion.<p>He has created one of the largest holding …

Entrepreneurship

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) …

SolarCity: The company didn’t invent the solar panel, but it invented something even more important.

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

Solar Power

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 …