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Ikea boss Anders Dahlvig: 'Digitisation is not a threat, it's God's gift to us'

Ingvar Kamprad, the frugal Swedish genius who created Ikea, may have died earlier this year, but he left behind many loyal followers to ensure that his distinctive flat-pack furniture continues to fill homes across the globe.<p>One such keeper of the flame is Anders Dahlvig, who departed as chief …

IKEA

Infographic: Solar Power by the Numbers

As an engineer, my skills tend to lean toward the analytic, verbal, and logical sides. But as an educator, I've come to realize that students learn …

Solar Power

Amazon's cloud business is using this weird 1976 'Saturday Night Live' skit to explain its new blockchain product

Amazon Web Services announced a new product on Thursday that will make it easier to use blockchains.<p>AWS isn't the first to market with this kind blockchain product. IBM has led the way with enterprise-grade platforms for building on top of blockchains. Oracle also has an offering, and Google Cloud …

Blockchain

David Cameron says West needs to 'rediscover its democratic mojo'

David Cameron has said the West should "rediscover it's democratic mojo" and called for "a bit of a fightback" against populism.<p>The former prime minister was speaking at the launch of a report on "fragile states" in Washington.<p>Asked about the rise of populist movements in Western democracies, he …

David Cameron

Canon unveils new ultra-portable IVY photo printer for iPhone & Android

Canon has added a new photo printer to its line-up today. Called the IVY, it is Canon’s smallest and lightest photo printer to date. It weighs less than 6 ounces and measures just 4.7-inches long, 3.2-inches wide, and 0.7-inches high. With a product this portable, you can easily pocket this device …

Canon

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

Apple Store

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Is Now Completely Online

In years past, we let you know that Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of <i>The Feynman Lectures on</i> …

Physics

Dropbox for iPad updated with tons of great features

The latest version of Dropbox allows iPad users to move files around with a fingertip. It also works better with long file names.<p>Even though iPad was designed to be controlled with touches, drag-and-drop file management has been slow to come to this tablet. Still, Dropbox is on board.<p>All that’s …

Dropbox

Could This New Material Mitigate The Climate Damage From The Global Air Conditioning Boom

A startup is pioneering an innovation that would keep air conditioning systems cool even as they work to regulate temperatures–a development that would greatly reduce the emissions they create.<p>Scientist Aaswatch Raman grew up traveling every summer from his home in Canada to visit his grandparents …

Climate Change

Are Iran and Israel Headed for Their First Direct War?

SYRIA-ISRAEL BORDER, Golan Heights — Ever since the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran and Israel have been fighting each other in the shadows — through proxies, assassination squads and cyber-virus attacks, but never as rival armies meeting on the field of battle. That may be about to …

Middle East

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

The quality of your decisions today will determine the quality of your life tomorrow.<p>Our decisions influence how well we make use of our talents, …

Critical Thinking

Smart thermostat buying guide

While heating and cooling setups can vary a lot, most US homes rely on some sort of heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) to help keep indoor temperatures in check. Your thermostat acts as the main point of access for this system, allowing you to determine when and at what …

Home Automation

'Time is elastic': an extract from Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time

I stop and do nothing. Nothing happens. I am thinking about nothing. I listen to the passing of time. This is time, familiar and intimate. We are taken by it. The rush of seconds, hours, years that hurls us towards life then drags us towards nothingness ... We inhabit time as fish live in water. …

Physics

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Mental Health

In a Slack world, Microsoft bets on Teams and Yammer

The growth of Windows has slowed as Microsoft’s mobile platform goals have faded and the PC market matured. As a result, Microsoft has had to seek new revenue outside of its operating system.<p>In 2017, as part of that effort to grow, Microsoft announced a new subscription product called Microsoft …

Microsoft Teams

This $40 LED light bulb is hiding a 360-degree wireless security camera

If you want to keep an eye on your home without ruining your decor or drawing attention to the fact that you have cameras set up around your house, …

Home Automation

Reaping the wind with the biggest turbines ever made

<b>When engineer Lukasz Cejrowski finally saw the world's largest wind turbine blades installed on a prototype tower in 2016, he stood in front of it and took a selfie. Obviously.</b><p>"It was amazing," he says, recalling the moment with a laugh. "The feeling of happiness - 'Yes, it works, it's …

Hydroelectric Power

Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

Online Education

Vehicles most likely to last more than 200,000 miles

Toyota Sequoia is the vehicle most likely to hit 200,000 miles Toyota<p>In second place, Ford Expedition Uli Heckmann<p>In third place, Chevrolet Suburban General Motors<p>In fourth place, Toyota 4Runner Toyota<p>In fifth place, GMC Yukon XL GMC<p>In sixth place, Chevrolet Tahoe Chevrolet<p>In seventh place, GMC …

General Motors

How I automated the boring University stuff with Python

Hello,<br>I'm a second year CS Undergrad from India. I love Python. This is my first article here on the dev.to community. So let's begin!<p>My college has …

Python Programming

NASA's latest tech investments include shapeshifters and biobots

NASA is no stranger to backing unusual technology if it'll help with exploring the cosmos, and its latest move is proof of that adventurous mindset. The administration has invested in 25 "early-stage" tech proposals that could improve both human and robotic exploration, and some of them are …

Moon

The 'build-it-yourself' computer bringing coding to kids

It may seem like the entire adult population is glued to their smartphone screens, but getting the next generation interested in the practical aspects of technology, in particular coding, has proved a roadblock to tackling the UK’s skills gap.<p>School leavers with skills in science, technology, …

Startups

This prefab cabin is designed to take you off grid in the Scottish Highlands

A new piece of prefab architecture will soon bring artists, researchers, and travelers closer to the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Artist Bobby …

Prefab Homes

Excel is getting smarter

Excel is the workhorse of many industries and if you love your spreadsheets, the following news will likely make you unreasonably happy: Excel is getting smarter, thanks to a fresh infusion of artificial intelligence. As we previously reported, the Excel team has spent the last few months adding …

Artificial Intelligence

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

7 Foods To Eat That Have Almost No Calories

In the everyday battle to maintain your weight, it's important to not just run like a maniac on the treadmill but also eat right. That all begins by …

Nutrition

NASA is watching Arctic sea ice closely, and it has a dire warning for us all

NASA spends a lot of its time gazing into the depths of the cosmos, but one of the great things about having high-powered cameras orbiting our planet …

Global Warming

Azure’s new Serial Console gives you a direct window into the dark heart of your VMs

Azure developers and sysadmins have long asked for the ability to get access to a serial console for their virtual machines (VMs). While it’s generally easy enough to log into a VM after it has booted, things get far more complicated if the machine doesn’t boot for some reason. Troubleshooting that …

Linux

The new Toyota Corolla will have Apple CarPlay and Amazon’s Alexa

Still no word on Android Auto, though<p>The 2019 Toyota Corolla is making its global debut at the New York International Auto Show this week, and it has a few surprises hidden inside its tiny hatchback — most notably Apple’s CarPlay and Amazon’s Alexa.<p>Toyota first added CarPlay earlier this year in …

Android Auto