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I shopped at Amazon's cutting-edge convenience store without registers or lines, and now I'm convinced it's the future of retail — for better or for worse

When I was in Seattle earlier this week, I knew I had to swing by its newest can't-miss shopping destination: Amazon Go, the online retailer's vision for the convenience store of the future.<p>Amazon Go, which opened to the public in January, comes with the bold promise of no lines, no cash registers, …

eCommerce

Finally, a Problem Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Early on in the study of quantum computers, computer scientists posed a question whose answer, they knew, would reveal something deep about the power …

Quantum Computing

Consulting Giant Accenture’s New Patent Reveals Plans for Blockchain Logistics Innovation

Accenture wants to use blockchain in logistics, the company has revealed in a new patent.Consulting giant Accenture has plans to use blockchain to …

Blockchain

Lessons from Analyzing the World's Best Runners

At last year’s World Track and Field Championships in London, researchers had 49 high-speed cameras rigged up in the stadium and out on the marathon course for a massive biomechanics study led by a team at Leeds Beckett University. If you’ve ever wondered about the nuances of hammer throwing—should …

Running

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Photographer's daily challenge to create playful yet minimalist images with LEGO

LEGO offers so many possibilities, but could you set yourself the challenge of creating something quirky and interesting every single day for nearly …

Lego

This floating gun sculpture contains a hidden message

There is currently a heated debate around the topic of gun violence in the United States. Artist Michael Murphy has created a sculpture in response to the violent acts within and outside the country.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

United States

The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's

Advances in artificial intelligence mean a second wave of change is approaching – and it is not the low-paid service sector where jobs are most at risk<p>Guy Ryder is an old hand at Davos. The director general of the International Labour Organisation has seen it all: the years when the global business …

Great Depression

Brewing beer on the moon - the next giant leap?

One of the major disappointments of the Apollo 11 landing in 1969 was the discovery of the complete absence of beer on the Moon. The situation may …

This Amazingly Intricate Lego BMW R 1200 GS Is Ready For Adventure

Lego has had four-wheel fans covered for years with everything from model Caterhams to Fiat 500s. Now two-wheelers join in on the fun, too, with this …

Document moved

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Yoga

Brewing with Pico: The final batch

<b>Editors' Note:</b> <i>This is an ongoing series documenting our testing of the PicoBrew Pico and leading up to a full, rated review because beer is supposed to be fun.</i><p>Week 4: November 20<p>This is it -- the final entry in the Beer Bot Chronicles. I've spent the last month testing the $800 PicoBrew Pico. It's …

Cyborg locusts could play an important role in national security

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis hope that in the future, cyborg locusts could play an important role in defense in national …

WTF is a container?

You can’t go to a developer conference today and not hear about software containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos and a bunch of other names with a nautical ring to them.<p>Microsoft, Google, Amazon and everybody else seems to have jumped on this bandwagon in the last year or so, but why is everybody so …

Microservices

Trust Tesla with futuristic drone designs!

From attempting to conquer the red planet, to building red and white drones, Elon Musk does it all! The Tesla drone concept really does a revamp on …

Big Pharma's Manufactured Epidemic: The Misdiagnosis of ADHD

According to the American Psychiatric Association, about 5 percent of American children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), …

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the …

Chatbots

The Top 10 AI And Machine Learning Use Cases Everyone Should Know About

Machine learning is a buzzword in the technology world right now, and for good reason: It represents a major step forward in how computers can learn.<p>Very basically, a machine learning algorithm is given a “teaching set” of data, then asked to use that data to answer a question. For example, you …

Machine Learning

Parenting in the Digital Age (Infographic)

With teens and tweens growing more tech-savvy than any other previous generations, parents are facing completely new challenges. One of the main …

Parenting

Every Company Needs An Innovation Tool Kit

Here’s why, and how to build the right one for your company.<p>It’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation. It’s another to actually get everyone truly innovating. We hear it all the time from the executive suite–take more risks, embrace uncertainty, learn from failure.<p>The problem is that …

CHATBOTS EXPLAINER: Conversation may power revenues for the next decade

But what if a simple conversation tool had the ability to turn prospects into customers far better than any of those hot platforms?<p>Chatbots are software programs that use messaging platforms as the interface to perform a wide variety of tasks—everything from scheduling a meeting to reporting the …

Apps

How Machine Learning, Big Data And AI Are Changing Healthcare Forever

While robots and computers will probably never completely replace doctors and nurses, machine learning/deep learning and AI are transforming the healthcare industry, improving outcomes, and changing the way doctors think about providing care.<p>Machine learning is improving diagnostics, predicting …

Machine Learning

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Sculpture

You can learn a lot about focus from the guy who held his breath for 22 minutes underwater

Stig Severinsen, a world record free diver, explains how he focuses and enters in to a state of meditation while holding his breath underwater.<p>He currently holds the Guinness World Record for holding his breath underwater for 22 minutes.<p><i>Produced by Will Wei and Jason Gaines</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On …

World Records

Scientific Bean Grinding

Coffee-geeks will love Pisona as it merges the versatility of a burr grinder with the compactness of a blade grinder, creating a revolutionary …

TextBlade: The Coolest Portable Keyboard Design We've Seen Yet

Holy COW this is cool, or at least, looks it. A California-based company called WayTools has developed the TextBlade, a diminutive, minimalist …

Delightful Pots Turn Air Plants into Whimsical Jellyfish

Cathy Van Hoang's adorably creative planters turn sea urchin shells into pots and make air plants look like whimsical jellyfish. The artist paints the shells soft, pastel colors and then pots wispy air plants in them. When hung upside down, the shell forms the spiny body of a jellyfish, and the air …

Jellyfish

Zsanett Szirmay turns cross-stitch patterns into musical scores

Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay has transferred folk embroidery patterns onto strips for a punched card music box, which plays the …

What Got You Here Won't Get You There - Book Suggestion

Every new year comes with new resolutions, among them at least for me there's always one that is always there at the top of the list, which is to …