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The Newest BMWs Will Be Able to Read Your Hand Movements

One step closer to Minority Report.<p>The current BMW 7-series is the first vehicle on the market that allows you to control some functions with gestures. With a prototype to be unveiled at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, that technology takes a big step forward. Whereas the …

Driverless Cars

Best space photographs of 2015

Astronomy

What Would a Futuristic Low-Carbon Tech World Actually Look Like?

Let’s face it, if we’re going to save the planet from ourselves, we’re going to have to develop cleaner technologies. Here’s what the future has in …

Bosch's New Automotive Touchscreens Feel Like Physical Buttons

Countless states have laws preventing you from using a smartphone while driving, but trying to find a button on an in-dash navigation system is just …

Big Data

The Next 10 Years Of Automation And What It Might Mean For The Job Market

Daniel Faggella Contributor<p>Daniel Faggella is founder of TechEmergence, a news and advice website for entrepreneurs and investors interested in the intersection of technology and the mind.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Google, Baidu and the race for an edge in the global speech recognition …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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CEOs

To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

Silicon Valley Then and Now:<p>“You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.”<p>Steve Jobs is explaining why, …

Silicon Valley

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Stanford University

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

Why the Best Salespeople Get So Lucky

Sales managers have a difficult relationship with luck.<p>They love it when it’s helping their teams, but they know how unreliable it is. They’ve seen it occasionally give a lift to morale, but they’re probably familiar with studies showing that attributing success or failure to random outside factors …

Selling

A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan

For years, Japan has been searching for a way to get its economic mojo back, and increasingly it's looking to people like 17-year-old high school dropout Yoichiro Mikami as the answer.<p>In a conformist culture where the socially acceptable road to success has typically meant cram school, …

New Research Endorses 'Rooftop Revolution' as Simple, Local Solar Solution

The future of solar energy, often envisioned as an island of reflective panels amid an ecologically sensitive desert outpost, may have a more simple, …

Bose for the Nose - Technologue

We car nerds know all about noise cancellation and enhancement. Dr. Bose worked out the math for his noise-canceling headphones on a Zurich-Boston flight in 1978, and car audio systems routinely use similar tech to generate sound waves of identical frequency and amplitude but out of phase to erase …

Consumer Tech

A photographer traveled the world to see how beauty is defined in 37 countries

The budding photographer made it to 37 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.<p>During her travels, she photographed hundreds of beautiful women in their own cultural surroundings to compile her new project "The Atlas of Beauty." It shows a range of faces from the Amazon rainforest to …

South America

Flower Power: Advancing Solar Panels With Nature

<i>This article was originally published in September 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Solar power stations take up a lot of room. They need either vast arrays of photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, or of mirrors, which direct it towards a boiler, in order to raise …

Renewable Energy