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BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the minority of all jobs in the West for decades. But Bernstein is arguing that the nature of capitalism is undergoing a fundamental change.<p>Analysts Michael W. Parker and …

The 12 best educational tech toys for Christmas 2016

Fisher-Price Code-A-Pillar<p>You are never too young to learn about coding. That seems to be the ethos behind the Fisher-Price Code-A-Pillar. While your …

Google's answer to Microsoft's Surface Hub is an equally giant digital whiteboard

Google is moving into office hardware today with Jamboard, a new 4K digital whiteboard. Just like Microsoft's Surface Hub, Google's Jamboard is a 55-inch 4K touchscreen, but Google is using Android and a new whiteboard app to power its giant display. It's a direct move for Google's continued …

The White House is planning to let more foreign entrepreneurs work in the U.S.

The move, which won’t require congressional approval, allows people to stay up to five years, provided their startup has significant U.S. investment.<p>It could soon get a lot easier for foreigners to come to the U.S. to grow their startup.<p>After failing to get Congress to pass a “startup visa” as part …

DIY Co. launches JAM to help kids learn what they don’t in school, with a little help from Cartoon Network

DIY Co., the education tech startup led by Vimeo designer and co-founder Zach Klein, has launched a new online learning platform for kids called JAM.com.<p>The company also quietly closed a $4 million round of venture funding led by Learn Capital, joined by Spark Capital, at the end of 2015 to support …

I don't want to alarm anyone but ...

My forecast is that the long lineup of Fed officials who were so vocal about raising rates this summer are going to be too busy at summer school (as they go back to the drawing board) to tighten monetary policy.<p>Hopefully they have been silenced for good and learned a valuable lesson that they …

5 ways the ‘supermaterial’ graphene could transform the tech around us

We’ve been writing about graphene and its potential for years now, but this year at MWC in Barcelona we went hands-on with a number of prototype …

Graphene

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

Docker Acquires Unikernel Systems As It Looks Beyond Containers

Docker today announced the acquisition of Unikernel Systems, a Cambridge, UK-based startup that aims to bring unikernels to the masses (or at least the masses of developers).<p>Docker plans to integrate support for unikernels into its own tools and services as it’s starting to look at technologies …

China Is Headed for a Recession

The manager of the world’s largest hedge fund is worried about the world’s second-largest economy, and he’s using the R-word.<p>Ray Dalio, who heads the …

Cubes organizes all your cloud-based files into one simple app

I didn’t think I had that many files living in the cloud. Sure, I have a Dropbox account and use Gmail, but I didn’t really know how much is stuck up there, floating around in the digital ether.<p>That is until I started testing Cubes, a new app that aims to organize all your cloud-based stuff into a …

The 20 best deals of Cyber Monday 2015

Cyber Monday is here. Shopping is going to be a lot easier now that you're away from family and sitting in front of a computer — the only tricky part is sorting through all the madness. Every store is running dozens (or hundreds, or thousands) of discounts, but not all of it's worth paying …

Commodities Collapsed Just Before The Last Stock Market Crash – So Guess What Is Happening Right Now?

If we were going to see a stock market crash in the United States in the fall of 2015 (to use a hypothetical example), we would expect to see …

As Airbnb, Snapchat Move Towards IPO's, Early Investor Sizes Up The Deal

At the start of the year, there was rampant speculation that Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat might go public this year. But as we edge towards the final months of the year, all that tech IPO excitement has yet to materialize for investors.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal’s “Billion Startup Club,” …

Young people can afford homes, they just don't want to be homeowners

Eight years following the bursting of the housing bubble, Americans are not quite at ease with the real estate market.<p>Homeownership rates recently …

Why economists were totally wrong about cheap oil

It hasn't worked out that way.<p>The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely grow for the first half of 2015 — thanks in part to sharp cuts in energy drilling. And despite their savings at the gas pump, consumers have slowed rather than increased their spending.<p>At …

Holus Is A Tabletop Device That Turns Digital Media Into A 3D Hologram

Launched on Kickstarter this morning, Holus is a tabletop device that converts digital content into a 3D hologram. Created by H+ Technologies out of Vancouver, the campaign has nearly doubled its goal of $40,000 in its first 2 hours.<p>Don’t expect to use this to summon Obiwan with a seven-inch image …

Touchjet Pond Projected Touchscreen

Smartboard technology gets a revival outside of the liberal arts school classroom circuit with<p>Smartboard technology gets a revival outside of the liberal arts school classroom circuit with Touchjet’s new Pond device. Cleverly integrating the latest in touch technology into a small, 9.4oz device, …

Shift Messenger, Designed To Help Co-Workers Share Schedules, Raises $1.5M Seed Round

Managing and trading shifts is one of the most onerous tasks faced by retail employees, especially since many don’t have set hours. Shift Messenger, a Y Combinator alum, launched earlier this year to give workers a communication tool specifically designed to help them manage their schedules. Now …

Baby Advice From Your Mom That Are Actually Really Good

Bringing your sweet bundle of joy home for the very first time comes with its share of excitement and fear. You got to enjoy the first days with your …

LG’s 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to the wall using a magnetic mat before being peeled off like wallpaper, reports Korean news agency <i>Yonhap</i>. …

Seattle’s Glowforge Is Building A Maker Machine To Challenge Amazon Prime

The hype and buzz that surrounds the nascent consumer 3D printing space can seem drastically out of step with the striated plastic trinketry being outputted by 3D printers. There’s only so many plastic replicas of the Eiffel Tower a person’s desk needs adorning with. And my collection of John …

This Robot Cracks Open Combination Locks In Seconds

Those combination locks you pick up for a few bucks at the office supply store have never been the epitome of security — but in recent weeks, they’ve taken a beating.<p>A few weeks ago, Samy Kamkar — the endlessly clever gent behind the USB necklace that’ll hack your computer and the self-title Samy …

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Your Windshield

A holographic heads-up display ships later this year<p>There are heads-up displays out there already that project things like speed or turn-by-turn directions on the windshield. Some of them come directly from the manufacturer, some of them are aftermarket add-ons, but none of them incorporate …

How to Deal with Whining Kids

I want a cookie.<p>I don’t <i>want</i> to take a nap.<p>I don’t like my dinner. I want jellybeans instead.<p>No, I don’t want to go home. I want to stay at the …