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The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Mike Wadhera Contributor<p>Mike Wadhera is the founder of Teleport.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The future of mobile video is virtual reality<p>Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, …

How Customer Service Helped This Construction Business Grow by 2000 Percent in One Year

After working for his father building homes, Josh Appelman tried his hand at building a business, which this year hit No. 215 on the Inc. 5000.<p><i>Construction is in Josh Appelman’s blood. Under his dad’s tutelage, he learned how to build solid houses from an early age. When the housing market collapse</i> …

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

Physics

10 tips from a Silicon Valley bootcamp that aims to make smart, successful people more productive

It's almost like rationality boot camp.<p>Here are some of the best tips I gathered from attending one:<p>Agents use higher brain functions to control their actions and shape their emotional urges.<p>Insects just follow genetically determined programs, never seeking a better way or a more worthy goal.<p>Check …

No UI is the New UI

<i>On the rise of UI-less apps and why you should<br>care about them as a designer.</i><p>October 23, 2015 • 8 minutes read<p>A couple of months ago, I shared with my …

Watch Tesla's autopilot stop an Uber driver's head-on collision

How do you narrowly avoid a nasty car crash without even touching the steering wheel or the brakes? Lucky for one Uber driver, his ride is a Tesla.<p>On …

American capitalism is in great danger

Its vital core — capital and money markets — have been turned into dangerous, unstable casinos.<p>This will continue until the central bank-driven financial bubble bursts. We've seen this happen twice in the last 15 years. Each time, Washington calls on Main Street taxpayers to bail out Wall Street …

Economics

The 70 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around

Apps

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In Japan, Drones Guide Robot Trucks At Construction Sites

More machines, fewer humans<p>Japan’s Komatsu makes construction equipment, and has for almost a century. Construction vehicles are nothing without people to drive them--or at least they used to be. As either an alternative to rising labor costs or simply a solution when workers aren’t available, …

Robotics

The GTD Master Plan

I have been living by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and philosophy for over 10 years now, and it has helped me a lot. In fact, it's more …

Productivity

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Nanotech

The Edge Is the Greenest, Most Intelligent Building in the World

The Smartest Building in the World<p>Inside the connected future of architecture<p>By Tom Randall | Sept. 23, 2015<p>From<p>Watch the video 3<p>It knows where you …

This Towering 3D Printer Builds Clay Homes

Slow-printed adobe, without the flash<p>Clay homes are as old as dirt. Well, as old as humans have been building homes. Older, if you count those made by insects. That doesn’t mean an ancient technique can’t get a thoroughly modern makeover. The World's Advanced Saving Project, or WASP, after the …

3D Printing

The Engineering Tricks Behind the World's Super Tall and Super Slender Skyscrapers

Our tallest buildings elicit all manner of flowery descriptions and grandiose statement, owing to both their scale and symbolism. In the entryway to Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the world's highest, quotes such as "the word impossible is not in the leaders' dictionaries" are prominently …

The Operating Model That Is Eating The World

Today’s fastest growing, most profoundly impactful companies are using a completely different operating model<p>Tesla, the fastest-growing stock in the …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

By Greg Lindsaylong Read<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) …

The Workplace

The Ten Most Important Books To Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It’s because the writer spent his …

Slack’s Workplace Revolution

With sharp design and a radically friendly sensibility, Stewart Butterfield’s office-communication tool has everyone chatting.<p>In a conference room at the back of his Vancouver offices, past the bright faux-grass wall, elegant canopies covering a couple of meeting spaces, and a dozen busy young …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Here’s just a fraction of what you can do with linear algebra

The next time someone wonders what the point of linear algebra is, send them here. I write a blog on math and programming and I see linear algebra …

How Mathematicians Make Breakthroughs

It’s actually sort of like <i>The Imitation Game.</i><p>If <i>The Imitation Game</i> wins a bunch of trophies on Sunday, it might owe something to its PR campaign in …

Five Skills to Learn Before Starting Engineering School

5 Things to Learn Before Starting Engineering School<p>Engineering school is an interesting place. Relative to high school, everyone’s really smart. How …

How the global population will change

Last week, the UN released updated population figures and projections. I just had a chance to go through them and the great key findings document …

95-Year-Old Yogi Believes We Can All Live to Be 130 Years Old

95-year-old yoga master Kazim Grbz believes we can all live to be 130 years old and has some solid advice to help us achieve this. When you first look at the yogi, you'll realize that he most definitely does not look his age. To keep himself looking youthful, Grbz works on maintaining his …

Superfoods

How to Create Facebook Image Posts That Engage

Do you use images in your Facebook marketing?<p>Are your image posts performing as well as you’d like?<p>While targeting, relevancy and timing play …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: <i>An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in …

Economics

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

Time Management