Grzegorz Zieliński

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Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go

The future of computing may be inside our skulls<p>For Bryan Johnson, the founder and CEO of neuroscience startup Kernel, the question is when, not if, we all have computer chips inside of our brains. Kernel, founded last fall with more than $100 million of Johnson’s own money, is trying to better …

Singularity

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>Managing partner of HigherVisibility<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t …

Time Management

“Nature is not good to human beings”: The chairman of the world’s biggest food company makes the case for a new kind of diet

The modern food movement has brought us to a fork in the road. On one path are people who say it is enough to eat the fresh fruits and vegetables that spring from the earth, the milk from our cows, and the meat from farmed animals. Simplicity is the path to fulfillment, and sticking close to nature …

New York Times

NSA denies ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark' stockpile of security vulnerabilities

The agency’s stockpile of unpatched, undisclosed vulnerabilities is a big concern to the security community, but research suggests it discloses more than it keeps<p>America’s National Security Agency (NSA) spends upwards of $25m in a year buying previously undisclosed security vulnerabilities – known …

Instagram CEO on Stories: Snapchat deserves all the credit

The one thing you never hear in Silicon Valley is an entrepreneur admit they copied someone else. Yet there in the headquarters of Facebook, the world’s most prolific product cloner, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom surprised me.<p>He’d just walked me through the demo of Instagram Stories, a pixel for …

Your device's battery status can be used to track you online

There are a myriad of ways you can be tracked online – from supercookies, to canvas fingerprinting and malware. Now you can add your device’s battery status to the list, according to research by Steve Engelhard and Arvind Narayanan – two academics from Stanford University.<p>The attack takes advantage …

APIs

Serious privacy flaws discovered in Glow fertility tracker app

There are scores of startups making fertility tracker and family planning apps today, but a Consumer Reports investigation has singled out Glow Inc. for serious security and privacy flaws.<p>First, Consumer Reports’ team was able to access very personal information including data and comments about …

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Taxi rival bills itself as 'non a-hole' Uber

Flywheel, a rival ridesharing service to Uber and Lyft, named a new CEO Thursday who is not mincing words about his most famous competitor.<p>"Uber is an assembly line of a-holes," said Rakesh Mathur, who is joining Flywheel as it seeks to expand beyond San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle and …

Skype for Web Brings Plugin-free Instant Messaging to Your Browser

Skype has today announced a beta version of its instant messaging platform that allows you to use the service directly from your Web browser.<p>In order to use it, you won’t need to download any add-ons or plugins; it’s all done directly through Skype.com. The service is currently supporting the …

Report: IBM is paying GlobalFoundries $1.5B to rid itself of its chip-making business

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Tomasz Bidermann/Shutterstock<p>IBM apparently really, really doesn’t want to be in the commercial silicon business, to …

Why a Taxi App With $100 Million in Funding Failed in the U.S.

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>When Hailo, a mobile application that hails taxi cabs, arrived in New York in early 2013 it was expected to take the country’s largest taxi market by storm, with the rest of the U.S. not far behind. On Tuesday, the startup company said that it plans …

Autonomous Vehicle

At Whisper's news-gathering operation, data collection comes under siege

Can an app that people anonymously share confessions on, some of which become fodder for news stories, protect the users' identities?<p>That's the issue surrounding Whisper this week.<p>When opening the anonymous message board app Whisper on an iOS device for the first time, users are twice prompted to …

Privacy

The Celebrity-Hacking Scandal Is a Rude Wake-Up Call on Cloud Security

CEO and Co-founder of Virtru<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The latest hack involving celebrities is much more than an embarrassing moment for a few superstars. It’s a wake-up call for all of us.<p>Virtually everyone depends on the cloud to share sensitive information, but …

Information Systems

Dropbox Acqui-Hires KBVT’s Computer Vision Geniuses To Mine Its Photos

Dropbox doesn’t just want to store your photos. It wants to organize and make them more useful too. That’s why today it acqhired the two computer vision and machine learning professors who founded Kriegman-Belhumeur Vision Technology (KBVT). After a decade building KBVT, Columbia University’s …

T-Mobile Accuses Huawei of Theft From Laboratory

Why Galaxy Note 4 is a must-win for Samsung. Hint: Big-screen iPhone

Apple is expected to launch its own big-screen smartphones a week after Samsung's Unpacked event, putting more pressure on the Korean electronics giant.<p>The stakes have never been higher for Samsung's oversize Galaxy Note 4.<p>While Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone franchises have duked …

Galaxy Note

This Smart Cooler is Now the Most Successful Kickstarter Project Ever

Experts say wearable technology is the next big thing, but now the people have spoken. And the people don’t want smartwatches — they want a cooler …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

When the Federal Communications Commission asked for public comments about the issue of keeping the Internet free and open, the response was huge. So huge, in fact, that the FCC's platform for receiving comments twice got knocked offline because of high traffic, and the deadline was extended …

John McAfee: Google drives humans to 'least common denominator'

Speaking at Defcon, the notorious security expert lambastes what he sees as Google's destruction of privacy.<p>In recent times, privacy has been sacrificed on the altars of narcissism, laziness, and the joy of something-for-nothing. Some may wonder whether all our public exposure has a darker …

German History

Acoustic bottle beams hold promise for acoustic imaging, cloaking and levitation

Using a technique that has possible applications in acoustic cloaking, sonic levitation, ultrasonic imaging, and particle manipulation, scientists at …

Xiaomi’s One More Thing

The young electronics company Xiaomi is exploding in China and seems posed to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, Xiaomi has become the electronics brand to watch in the most populous nation on earth.<p>Xiaomi is the now the real deal — thanks in part to its unabashed …

Jobs-To-Be-Done | Theory, Approach and ODI

Jobs-To-Be-Done Theory<p>A framework for understanding customer needs<p>People buy products to get a “job” done. Why does this matter? Jobs-to-be-Done is …

Snaps To Riches: The Rise Of Snapchat Celebrities

Shaun McBride takes no risks when drawing a Snapchat. He takes screenshots instead, to protect his works in progress in case of calamity.<p>“If 20 people decide to send me a snap at the same time, my app will crash and I’ll lose my work,” he explained as he took a quick mid-drawing screenshot. “But I …

Apple-IBM partnership: Microsoft today, Google tomorrow

Commentary: The new partnership between Apple and IBM will help, in the short term, to get more Apple's products into corporations. In the longer term, it could help Apple's cloud efforts as well.<p>The last time IBM and Apple teamed up was in the early 1990s to advance a rival to Intel chips. That …

Satya Nadella

Former Thiel Fellow Tackles Sleepless Nights With New Device

The last time Forbes caught up with James Proud, he was 20 and had just sold his first company. A member of the inaugural class of Thiel Fellows, a group of 20 teenagers paid by billionaire investor Peter Thiel to skip college, the overachiever had parted ways with a music business started out of …