Killian Barry

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Incredible Timelapse Videos Illustrate Birds in Motion

Through amazing digital editing techniques, American artist and professor Dennis Hlynsky turns an average video of flying birds into a surreal experience of shapes forming overhead. The Rhode Island-based artist first films the movements of various animals that swim, crawl, and fly in spectacular …

The Only 2 Things You Should Be Discussing in Meetings

The problem with your meetings? You're talking about the wrong things, in the wrong ways.<p>"Of the hundreds of companies I've worked with over the past 30 years, I repeatedly see only five types of communication," writes expert coach and consultant Christine Comaford in Forbes. "And only two of them …

The 3 Crucial Digital Retail Trends of 2014

Facebook’s Head of Retail Global Vertical Strategy shares his predictions for the evolution of online retail.<p>Retailers have refined the science of merchandising for hundreds of years, but the disruption of the Internet and ecommerce has been an enormous catalyst of change for the industry–and there …

Forget 2014. Here's What 2024 Will Bring.

Entrepreneurs need to think for the long term. And the great companies of 2024 are just being founded now.<p>It's that "listy" time of year again. We've got the "best of," the "worst of," and then all the predictions for 2014. My advice: Just skip it.<p>For entrepreneurs, the difference between 2013 and …

Bidroom: the holiday booking site that gets hotels to bid for guests

The hard work of searching for a hotel deal online can be enough to put you off going away. Now, a start-up is turning the current system on its head by inviting hotels to bid for customers, in the hope of radically improving the experience.<p>Bidroom, which launched this month, is a free platform …

Last week on Gigaom Research: Q4 in mobile, data markets and more

We’re (gratefully) wrapping up one of our busiest news weeks in recent memory – between Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest on Monday, …

Meet The 13 Startups Wayra U.K. Is Accelerating In 2014

Wayra U.K. is still a relative newbie to the London startup accelerator scene, opening its doors back in May 2012 for its first intake. Last year’s cohort included journaling app Narrato and lesbian dating service Dattch, to name two of the 17.<p>Today Wayra U.K. is naming its third intake that will …

The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

By Jessica Leber4 minute Read<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret …

Cognitive Computing

Launching the Wolfram Connected Devices Project—Wolfram

Connected devices are central to our long-term strategy of injecting sophisticated computation and knowledge into everything. With the Wolfram …

Perspective Clocks

<i>These neat clocks allow you to view time in different ways, using geometric shapes. You'll see a given configuration only twice a day!</i>Created by …

Will my business idea work?

With entrepreneurship growing as an acceptable – even desirable – career path, it is important for first-time entrepreneurs to heed others’ …

Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

<i>This is a guest post by Bill Clerico, the CEO of payment processing service WePay.</i><p>Social media has created a vast amount of data and every second we add more information. Consider that in a single day we send 400 million tweets, share 985 million pieces of content on Facebook, “like” 50 million …

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

Next up: Machines that understand you and everything you care about, anticipate your behavior and emotions, absorb your social graph, interpret your intentions, and make life, um, “easier.”<p>You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s …

Avoiding Social Media Will Cost Banks Customers

Today's banking industry is more competitive than ever before. Customers no longer feel they have to remain loyal to their bank and have no …

This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck at a hospital long enough to be tempted into one of those automated cups of coffee–you know, the ones …

PayPal smartphone app could replace credit cards

PayPal's head of retail services says a payment system that recognises customers by their first name and picture via a mobile phone app will let consumers leave their wallets at home.<p>The PayPal app is being used by retailers in Richmond, London, allowing customers to leave their wallet or purse at …

Bitcoin: Tax haven of the future

Stashing money in a Swiss bank account is so passé.<p>Tomorrow’s tax havens could be fueled by new technology like Bitcoin and Litecoin — online currencies that can be used to purchase everything from coffee to illegal drugs.<p>The problem for government coffers: There’s no mechanism to ensure that …

Facial Recognition Systems Turn Your Face Into Your Credit Card, PIN, Password

Earlier this week, Finnish startup Uniqul released a YouTube video advertising its pay-by-face authentication system.<p>In Uniqul's imagined future, faces will act like credit cards. At the checkout counter, you'll give a "meaningful nod" to the scanner, which will use your biometric information to …

Would You Borrow From PayPal? PayPal's New Small Business Loans *Updated*

*<i>This article was updated Sept. 26, 2013 6:50 p.m. MST to include the cost of PayPal’s sample fee amounts, which were expressed in the article as a simple interest calculation, to also include the calculation as annual interest, now included at the end of this piece.*</i><p>As tight bank credit and rising …

A Rusty Surf Shack: Third Wave Kiosk in Australia - The Fox Is Black

As the more pale areas of the country are experiencing near-record low temperatures, I’m pretending it’s summer all week long. We started the week …

Iconic War Photography, With All The People Erased

Pavel Smejkal gives us a new way to look at some of history’s most indelible images.<p>If I say “Tiananmen Square,” what pops into your head? Probably the iconic image of a protester standing in front of a column of tanks. Even if you don’t know anything about the circumstances surrounding it, you …

Vietnam War

Minimalist Split Wood Lights and Sculptures by Split Grain | Colossal

<p>Paul Foeckler over at LA-based Split Grain is making some pretty stunning lights and other sculptures using pieces of California cypress trees. The …