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Facebook is making three big bets on the future

That's how Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer introduced his second-day keynote presentation at this week's F8 conference, where he revealed cutting-edge products like high-flying drones and artificial intelligence that can learn, and gave a real explanation for where the Oculus Rift fits into the social …

Artificial Intelligence

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs wasn't only a pioneer in computer technology. He was also a pioneer in the technology of the brain.<p>Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, …

Meditation

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report 2014 is Live on Flipboard

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2014 is Live on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / May 28, 2014<p>There are few things that get the tech and business …

Appearance

Your connected home could one day save your life

Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a mattress sensor and a smart door lock in his home …

Gorgeous Open-Impressionism Paintings of Colorful Landscapes by Erin Hanson

Artist Erin Hanson has always had an affinity for painting, but she didn't pursue her full time artistic career until she was living in Las Vegas and rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon. The breathtaking scenes throughout the land prompted Hanson to develop a goal of producing one painting per week. …

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces

Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.<p>Low says, “I knew …

Doodling

Futuristic Sleeping Pods Recharge Modern Workers

During a typical day's work, many employees start feeling tired by mid-afternoon. Who wouldn't love to take a quick nap to recharge their batteries before pushing through the final hours? Unfortunately, sleeping on the job is frowned upon in many places of employment, but one company is hoping to …

6 Good Reasons Not To Check Your Email

My partner Jeff just sent me a great article from the Farnam Street blog: The Tyranny of Email – 10 Tips to Save You. In it, Shane Parrish talks about how our constant connection with our electronic devices is eroding our mental abilities in various ways. Jeff sent me the link and noted, “The …

Domino’s Pizza is testing pizza-delivering drones

Detailed by NBC News recently, Domino’s Pizza hired a creative agency called T + Biscuits to test the feasibility of octocopter drones that deliver a …

The best things to do in NYC according to locals and Time Out Editors

1<p>Attractions, Parks and gardens<p>The High Line<p><i>“Recline on the High Line’s wooden lounges. It’s a really calming, litter-free spot of nature just above</i> …

East Village

NYC Pizza Crawl: Where Do You Take Out-of-Towners?

So, I've got a couple of friends staying with me for a few days in New York. One has been here before. The other is an English boy living in Los Angeles who is here for the very first time, which, to me, means one thing: <b>we need to get this guy some pizza, stat.</b><p>Sure, we have a couple of best-of-NYC …

Brunch Heatmap

Looking for a place for brunch this weekend? Check out Eater's map of New York's <b>hottest brunch spots</b>. It's going to be a scorcher, so cool down with some bottomless mimosas at <b>Pig and Khao</b> (in the backyard if possible) or grab a clam belly roll at <b>Littleneck</b>. [EaterWire]

'Cronut' Fever Taking New York (And The Country) By Storm

We hope you've heard of the cronut by now. This donut-croissant hybrid, created by pastry chef Dominique Ansel of Dominique Ansel Bakery, is already trademarked, despite being around for less than a month. There's a fan page for fellow cronut-lovers and cronut scalping has begun. To put it simply, …

This New Library Of The Future Brings You Your Books Via Robot

In a digital age where many commentators tolled the death knell for the book-bound library, we’ve reported time and time again that the libraries of the future are the ones that react and adapt to new technology, not run from it.<p>A library that’s recently opened embodies this philosophy. The James …

Born or Made? Wrong Question. Relevant Leaders Are Increasingly Self-Made

<b>5 STEPS TOWARD BECOMING A SELF-MADE LEADER</b><p><i>“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”</i><br>– William Shakespeare, <i>Twelfth Night</i><p>Remember those 20th Century debates we had about whether leaders were born or made?<p>Today, they seem sort …

JC Penney replaces Ron Johnson with former CEO who also failed at turnaround

JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson was brought in to turn around the ailing retailer. Instead, he made the situation worse, and sales fell dramatically under his reign. Today the board’s patience finally ran out.<p>Johnson is out, and in a game of musical chairs, JC Penney is bringing back Johnson’s immediate …

J.C. Penney

Do You Really Hire Only 'A' Players? Indispensable Advice From a Self-Made Billionaire

During their monthly consulting sessions in the early 1970s, Peter Drucker and Mort Mandel, the then-CEO of electronics and auto-parts distributor Premier Industrial Corp., chewed over all sorts of topics—basic business strategy, the company’s approach to acquisitions, how to set priorities. But …

What Is Leadership?

<b>What is leadership, anyway?</b> <br>Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex popular consultants and lay people alike. I’ve now written several books on leadership for employee engagement, and yet it occurred to me that I never actually paused to define leadership. Let’s start with what …

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Xavier Sythe's answer to What were the most accurate predictions of all time?

"...it will be possible for a business man in New York to dictate instructions, and have them instantly appear in type at his office in London or …

Wireless

Who needs Simon Cowell? How big data can predict music superstars

In case you missed the movie <i>Moneyball</i>, here’s a quick summary: It’s based on the true story of Billy Beane – General Manager for the Oakland A’s …

This is the world service

ALTHOUGH people have been listening out for messages from outer space, few efforts have been made to communicate the other way. In 1974 Carl Sagan, …

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence Could Lead to Apple's Downfall

When Apple launched the iPhone 4S in the fall of 2011, it shattered sales records, selling over 4 million units in the first three days.<p>A big part of that success was Siri, the revolutionary new interface which responds to voice commands.<p>It appeared that Steve Jobs had done it again. (This time, …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality