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Robots may soon steal your job and that's a good thing

According to the latest World Economic Forum report (PDF), roughly 7 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years thanks to automation and the use of robots.<p>Does that sound like doomsday on the horizon? It’s really not all bad. In fact, the closer you look, the brighter the future …

UK government: Tech can do more to stop people joining ISIS

The UK government’s Minister for Internet Safety and Security has called on leading technology companies to be more proactive in the fight against ISIS.<p>Baroness Joanna Shields, speaking at the DLD conference in Munich, Germany yesterday, said that relying on governments to identify problems and …

This Pizza Hut box turns into a movie projector

Pizza Hut thinks it can do more than just bring food to your front door. It wants to deliver your entertainment for the evening, too. At least, that's the case in Hong Kong, where the pizza chain is delivering some pizzas in specially-designed boxes that convert into pseudo movie …

This Virtual Reality Project Promises To Bring Dead Loved Ones Back To Life

The very notion of virtual reanimation seems fraught, to say the least. While literature and film have explored the horrific side of life-after-death …

Distance Metrics for Fun and Profit

"People Who Like This Also Like ... " Part 1 <br>Distance Metrics for Fun and Profit<p>A while ago a friend of mine asked me how I would go about building a …

Fortune.com

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

By Rick Noack and<p>Rick Noack<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on Europe and international security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Lazaro Gamio<p>Lazaro Gamio<p>Bio Follow<p>These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of</b> …

Language

What Really Scares Tech Leaders About Artificial Intelligence?

Does artificial intelligence represent an “existential threat” to humanity? Some very smart people think so: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford Professor Nick Bostrom. He wrote the book, <i>Superintelligence</i> that got Musk so tweetably exercised. Technologists are …

Amazon's true brilliance shone this week in a tale of three clouds

This was earnings week in the tech industry, but the one report everybody was waiting for came out on Thursday.<p>That's when Amazon broke out detailed financial results from Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing business, for the first time.<p>That's when the world discovered that Amazon is making …

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: A Treatment That Can Restore Memory

Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute (QBI) have discovered a new treatment, based on a non-invasive ultrasound technology, …

Augmented Reality: Enabling Learning Through Rich Context

In his 1992 novel “Snow Crash,” Neal Stephenson envisioned the Metaverse: a three-dimensional manifestation of the Internet in which people interact and collaborate via digitally-constructed avatars. In the decades since, technology has advanced to the point where such a place no longer seems like …

For The First Time, Researchers Edit The Genes Of Human Embryos

Rumors that this research was underway turn out to be true<p>Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in <i>Protein & Cell</i>, the rumors are true. And though the researchers took pains, …

The Apple Watch is a misunderstood bridge to the future

The first Apple Watch reviews came out this week, and they weren't great.<p>Reviewers did praise the design and the way it lets you leave your phone in your pocket more, and blogger John Gruber had a great non-cynical take on the "taptic" communications, which lets you send little taps and a …

IBM's supercomputer wrote a cookbook, and it's coming out next week

The book, "Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson," is a collaboration between IBM's Watson and the Institute of Culinary Education that goes on sale April 14.<p>But this is far from an ordinary cookbook. This will be the first cookbook that's co-created by computer algorithms.<p>Around three years ago, IBM …

Build An Umbrella Stand That Outsmarts The Rain

Never get caught in a surprise shower again<p>It’s all too easy to forget an umbrella on a rainy day. But this is the 21st century—shouldn’t your umbrella remind you when it’s needed? Well, yes, it should. And it can do that via a stand that lights up when the forecast calls for rain.<p>There are several …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm was accused in violent college frat hazing

The star of the Emmy-award winning drama “Mad Men” took part in a violent university hazing at the University of Texas in 1990 that led to criminal charges, court and school records obtained by the Associated Press show.<p>Jon Hamm has not previously been publicly linked to the lawsuit filed by a …

Live Portrait Wants to Bring Boring School Pictures to Life with Augmented Reality

Live Portrait is a new service that’s trying to breathe new life into the standard school portrait. Instead of simply static photographs, the …

38 Seminal Articles Every Data Scientist Should Read

Data Science

How to use Lumoid, the startup that will lend you a bunch of gadgets for a week

I write about the tech industry, but personally, I've never been that into gadgets. I usually wait for a few iterations of a particular product to come out before I'm ready to make a splurge purchase.<p>But I care about my health, and being able to track and monitor my exercise with a device seemed …

8 infographics that will help improve your reading skills

<b>These selected infographics can help you read faster, understand more, and keep focused for longer.</b>How many times have you started reading a blog …

Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Essential web layouts Trends of 2015

These essential web layouts trends of 2015, when added to an already interactive website, have proven to expand a business’s online reach.<p><b>Split</b> …

Tons of data turn into neuron ‘Wikipedia’

Researchers have amassed decades’ worth of data about the billions of neurons in the brain. To help make sense of it all, researchers have used data …

Eating Leafy Greens Such As Spinach And Kale Every Day Could Protect Brain Health And Reduce Dementia Risk, Study Suggests

Popeye may have been on to something eating all that spinach.<p>Eating just two portions of leafy greens per day can significantly help protect brain …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

A New Facebook App Wants To Test Your DNA

Scientists developed the app to help recruit people for a massive genetic study. The project, which could draw scrutiny from ethicists and federal regulators, has the potential to go viral with Facebook's help.<p>A medical research study launched Tuesday aims to screen the genes of at least 20,000 …

Genetics

Advice for Data Scientists on Where to Work | Stitch Fix Technology – Multithreaded

It’s a good time to be a data scientist. If you have the skills, experience, curiosity and passion, there is a vast and receptive market of companies …

Why missing a night of sleep can damage your IQ

<b>London (CNN) —</b> From Napoleon Bonaparte and Margaret Thatcher to Twitter founder and Square, Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, many successful leaders have claimed they only need 4-5 hours of precious sleep a night. They seem wired differently and shame the rest of us for craving …

Sleep

Ring, Ring! Dial Up to Get Flipboard Delivered to Your Ear

With Flipboard already on mobile, the Web and (soon) the Watch, what’s next? Today, we’re excited to reveal the final frontier: the FlipPhone. Now you can call 1-248-206-FLIP to get your personal magazine read to you over the phone.<p>Finally, there’s a safe way to use Flipboard while you’re driving …