Irlon Terblanche

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The Unexpected Consequences of Success

Everybody loves a winner, right? No, unfortunately, not always. In my coaching practice, many executives and entrepreneurs vent their frustrations with the unexpected negative consequences of their success — such as their anxiety over being able to maintain their winning streak, the fear that they …

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14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Astrophoto: Awesome Views of a Sombrero in Space

Here’s a wonderful view of the Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC 4594) in Virgo. This multi-hour, deep exposure was taken remotely by astrophotographer Ian …

Cosmology

What is Dark Matter?

One of the most novel aspects of the Frontier Fields project is the innovative way in which the Hubble Space Telescope is being made more powerful — …

Google, Facebook and Amazon race to blur lines between man and machine

Johnny Depp film Transcendence highlights battle for merging known as 'the singularity' – which is closer than we thought<p>Cinema audiences are subjected to a mind-boggling fusion of the human consciousness with computing power in Johnny Depp blockbuster Transcendence, but the sinister-seeming world …

Physicists confirm existence of new type of meson

(Phys.org) —Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University have made several important discoveries regarding the basic …

MyCheck Now Lets You Pay At Table, Split Bills And Tip Right From PayPal App

PayPal users will now have more options to pay with their phone when dining out. Thanks to a collaboration with Tel Aviv-headquartered checkout technology provider MyCheck, users will be able to pay for select restaurant bills and bar tabs, split their bill, tip their servers, redeem offers and …

Brain-inspired circuit board 9000 times faster than an average PC

Bioengineers at Stanford University have developed microchips based on the human brain that are more energy efficient and up to 9000 times faster …

Who is best prepared to dominate mobile payments?

James Gill, CEO at GoSquared, discusses competition for mobile payments as Facebook and Apple move into the space<p>James Gill, CEO of analytics platform GoSquared believes <b>Facebook</b> is in a "great position" to enable money transactions happen more easily online.<p>He explained that their strength lies in …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Can parallel lines meet?

GERMANY has a problem. The decision, taken in 2011, to close down the country’s nuclear-power stations risks leaving parts of the country with …

When silicon leaves the valley

THE computer industry is built on sand. For sand contains silicon, and silicon is an excellent material for building transistors, the tiny electrical …

Printing a bit of me

IN A state-of-the-art clean room, a scientist clad in a full-body containment suit, a hair net and blue gloves is preparing some printing …

Motivational quotes and posters | Train your mind

The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Reasons to cheer the rise of the machines<p>The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, <i>Jeopardy!</i>-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up …

Google's Secret Weapon Against Amazon: Blistering Fast Networks

It’s easy to assume the public cloud war is over and Amazon has won. Gartner highlights Amazon Web Services offers five times the utilized compute capacity of the other 14 cloud providers in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Combined.<p>However impressive this lead may seem, Gartner’s analysis didn’t …

As artificial intelligence grows, so do ethical concerns

Now that Google is delving even deeper into artificial intelligence, the minds behind "Don't be evil" might face real questions of right and wrong.<p>This week the Mountain View search titan snatched up DeepMind, which develops artificial intelligence software. The price tag and the specifics of the …

T-Mobile launches Mobile Money: free checking account and more

Mobile Money by T-Mobile<p>T-Mobile Frees Consumers From Outrageous Check Cashing Fees With Innovative New Smartphone Solution<p>Un-carrier brings its revolution to personal finance with Mobile Money by T-Mobile<br>BELLEVUE, Wash. — Jan. 22, 2014 — Not content with upending just one industry, T-Mobile US, …

T-Mobile

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

In Search of Time’s Origin - Issue 9: Time

Rearrange the following words to tell a coherent life story: A man dies, later he gets married, and finally he is born. Thanks to our built-in …

Bitcoin Breaks Out, You Can Now Pay The IRS In Cryptocurrency

As bitcoin moves away from being known only to the tech cognoscenti and becomes a real viable currency that is adopted broadly, more organizations arise that look to leverage all this attention and add something of value to bitcoin holders. SnapCard is a San Mateo-based startup with the stated aim …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

The Build Muscle, Stay Lean Meal Plan

Matthew Leete / Getty Images<p>Bulking up: It’s a scary thought for many guys at the gym because it seems like there’s always a string attached. …

Nutrition

Headhunters Reveal What Candidates Want

Given the shortage of talented executives, how can companies attract the best and brightest? What do executives look for in new employers? How does a company become a destination of choice for talent in the aftermath of the financial crisis?<p>To answer these questions, we surveyed several dozen …

No NFC for you, iPhone 5. Here's Apple's explanation

VP Phil Schiller says Apple's home-grown Passbook technology is good enough to satisfy customer expectations.<p>One iPhone 5-related product announcement <i>not</i> on Wednesday's agenda was any mention of near-field communication, the wireless technology which facilitates payments and short-range data …

Near Field Communication

Square without the hardware: Flint raises $6M to process payments by camera phone

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flint Mobile<p>Flint Mobile’s (see disclosure) payment card reader doesn’t have the elegant design of Square’s now famous …

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: Riding an electron wave into the future of microchip fabrication: Computer simulation explores how intense plasma waves generate suprathermal electrons, which are critical to microchip fabrication

Home > Press > Riding an electron wave into the future of microchip fabrication: Computer simulation explores how intense plasma waves generate …

Report: Mobile Payments to Top $1 Billion in 2013

Though the market is growing more slowly than previously projected, an eMarketer report predicts that mobile payments in the United States will break …