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Doctors Are Now Fighting Depression by Targeting the Brain's Wiring, Not Its Chemical Balance

The Damage of Depression<p>Depression is becoming an epidemic that is damaging individuals, society, and the economy. Its has become the leading source …

Is travel wasted on young children? Weigh in on Wednesday Winebot

A psychologist says travel to exotic places is wasted on children under 5 and you should save your money. Is it better to travel to new places with young kids, or return to the same spot year after year? Let’s let the Wednesday Winebot decide!

IDG Contributor Network: Why Google is betting big on AI

The recent Google I/O conference saw the internet giant unveil is artificial intelligence intentions. From modest machine learning beginnings, Google …

India’s Magicpin raises $7M to connect consumers and local businesses

Magicpin, an India-based company that combines elements of Foursquare with offline-to-online services, has closed a $7 million Series B round. The money comes from existing backers Lightspeed India Partners, Westbridge and undisclosed overseas investors, and it takes the startup past $10 million …

How Much Do People Know About AI?

Do most people know what artificial intelligence is? Yes. But are they an authority on the topic? Not really.<p>In a March 2017 survey from programmatic …

Fashion and tech collide in this VR-friendly connected shirt

Virtual reality is inescapable here at Computex: You're either stumbling into another Vive demo area or bumping into the occasional VR backpack. What's often missing is a sense of true immersion, and a startup called Machina is trying to fix that. Co-founder Antonio Perdigon was nice enough to let …

Will Robots Take Your Job? Calculate the Risk Online

No one is safe from the robot revolution (via Fox)<p>On the surface, rapidly advancing artificial intelligence seems cool. But bubbling underneath is a …

Amazon Awarded Patent for Parachute Shipping Label

It's a shipping label with a built-in parachute enabling packages to be dropped from a drone in flight.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

Hands on with the reMarkable, the closest thing to paper since paper

Paper isn’t dead. There’s a printer in every office and that one-in-a-million idea is sometimes squirreled away in a moleskin notebook or even on a …

AI is already beating us at our own game

Although modern AI systems still have trouble deciding whether or not to flip that stranded tortoise in their path, they're already outpacing the intellectual capabilities of their creators in a wide variety of fields. From beating grandmaster Go players to outguessing cardiac surgeons, lipreading …

7 Historic Changes That Have Transformed the Future Of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship

Top Video Game Companies Won't Stop Talking About 'Games As A Service'

There was once a time when video game developers would make a game, release it, and then move onto the next big thing. That time has long since …

Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 fitness tracker with heart rate sensor is on sale for just $19

Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 usually retails for $29, but the fitness band is now on sale for $19. The second-generation wearable from Xiaomi adds a lot of …

Chinese calligraphy just got a virtual reality reboot, and it's gorgeous

As they say, the VR wand is mightier than the sword.<p>The traditional art of Chinese calligraphy is getting a breath of digital modernity, thanks to a …

Calligraphy

Watch Kitty Hawk’s early test pilots learn to love the flying motorbike

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a sort of a flying car except it’s not a car at all – it’s much more like a flying ATV, which is probably more legitimately all-terrain than most. Linguistics aside, it’s a very cool piece of tech that’s backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and it’s already in the …

Now that mobile is aging, Benedict Evans predicts the Next Big Thing

Now that mobile is maturing and its growth is slowing, everyone in tech is turning to thinking about what the Next Big Thing will be. It’s easy to say that “machine learning is the new mobile” (and everyone does), but there are other things going on, too.<p>On one hand, we have a set of profound …

CRISPR Gene-Editing Might Cause Thousands of Unintended Mutations

The popular genetic engineering tool could cause hundreds or thousands of unwanted mutations, potentially creating random side effects.<p>Perhaps the largest medical breakthrough this side of the Human Genome Project has been the invention of CRISPR, a technique for rewriting entire sections of DNA. …

Genetics

The Engineers of the Future Will Not Resemble the Engineers of the Past

Important innovations are on the horizon in a host of fields, including energy, medicine, transportation, robotics, and artificial intelligence. And …

The 5 Virtual Reality Experiences to Try on Your Phone

No need to attend festivals or buy expensive viewing gear to live some of the most moving virtual reality documentaries; in fact, many can be …

Marc Andreessen explains how self-driving cars could create a bunch of American jobs

It’s all about what comes next.<p>Self-driving cars and trucks will cost millions of American jobs, right?<p>No, poses Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and early web pioneer.<p>Speaking at the <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California, Andreessen argued …

Marc Andreessen says we're wrong about the robots stealing jobs, just like we've always been

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says we've got this whole artificial intelligence thing all wrong. In fact, the fear of the machines taking over …

Marc Andreessen

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Brain

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

We had a good run.<p>After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of A.I. experts.<p>After four years, …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Ways to Be Calmer, More Mature… and More Productive

I was recently in a business meeting with two men who disagreed on a plan of action. Is this uncommon in the workplace? Nope. Can it be …

11 hidden WhatsApp features

Whether you're just starting to use WhatsApp or are a years-long addict, you're probably missing out on a few of these helpful, hidden features.<p>1. Format message text on demand<p>WhatsApp lets you bold, italicize or strike through text on the fly. To do so, you'll need to add a couple of special …

Apps

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Workouts

China’s war on coal continues — the country just canceled 104 new coal plants

Because China is such a behemoth, its energy decisions absolutely dwarf anything any other country is doing right now. Case in point: Over the weekend, the Chinese government ordered 13 provinces to cancel 104 coal-fired projects in development, amounting to a whopping 120 gigawatts of capacity in …

If You Do This, Your Life Will Be Changed in 2017--Guaranteed | Inc.com

If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting a lot out of it. No matter what your experience, it's time to take another look at this …

Meditation

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …