Kristina Verner

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Every Ship That Has Carried Humans Into Space, In One Chart

Space is big, humans are small, and spacecrafts, well, vary more in size than you might think. Redditor Heaney555 has compiled an a chart, to scale, …

Friday Box Office: The 'Mockingjay' Soars Above $400M Worldwide

Friday was the day when <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part I</i> stopped needing to have its box office totals defended, as the Jennifer Lawrence action drama bounced back in a huge way on Black Friday with a $24.4 million gross. That was a massive 121% from Thursday and it is a Friday-of-Thanksgiving …

Cognitive computing explained

Ever since IBM Watson won the hugely popular US quiz show ‘Jeopardy’ back in 2011, cognitive computing has been a hot topic for discussion.<p>Those who …

If the first industrial revolution was about creating more effective power systems, such as the steam engine, then this time around the focus is on mental tasks, says Professor Erik Brynjolfsson from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in this World Economic Forum video. http://wef.ch/1xjGukp

5 Ways To Embrace Mindfulness At Work

You don’t have to get into lotus pose under your desk to be mindful at work.<p>Say “mindfulness” and here’s the image that pops up: Someone blissed out on a yoga mat, possibly with spa music playing in the background. In other words, it has nothing to do with the situation you likely find yourself in …

Microsoft And Yahoo Are Throwing Themselves At Apple To Replace Google As The iPhone's Default Search Engine

Now, there's a chance Apple could make a similar move in 2015.<p>Apple's contract with Google, which implements Google's search engine as the default in Apple's Safari browser, is expiring next year, according to The Information's Amir Efrati.<p>Yahoo and Microsoft have already started pitching Eddy Cue, …

Brookfield among suitors lured by Canary Wharf's new growth phase

Canary Wharf, the financial centre in east London's old wastelands, is entering a new phase – one the project's late Canadian founder, Paul Reichmann, would never have imagined.<p>A hint of Canary Wharf's future can be found on the 39th floor of the development's signature skyscraper, One Canada …

Are your tweets any good? Twitter is experimenting with mobile tools to figure that out

A new tool in Twitter's official mobile app lets users see a variety of metrics about their tweets, but not everyone has access to it, and it's not clear whether it'll ever roll out to the entire user base.<p>"View Analytics Details," which appears beneath individual tweets, opens a view that shows …

Data-Driven Architecture

Learning how we really use our homes so we can use them better<p>A few years ago, a group of UCLA anthropologists and archeologists conducted one of the …

IBM’s Brad Becker on Watson and the ‘Humane’ Promise of Cognitive Computing

Brad Becker, chief design officer for IBM Watson, talks about current and future applications of cognitive computing and how he hopes to make …

An artist totally reimagined what U.S. dollar bills should look like

Sorry, George. Sorry, Abe. U.S. currency was long overdue for a face lift.<p>As part of his Master's thesis at the Basel School of Design in …

How Steve Jobs Fouled Up Presentations For The Rest of Us

Until his passing three years ago Steve Jobs was widely recognized as the standard bearer for effective presentation method and technique. And he was tremendous. But here’s the trouble with Steve Jobs the presenter: he was an immensely charismatic individual pitching some of the most exciting …

Three Ways To Use Big Data To Build A Smarter Workforce

We live in a world transformed by technology, one in which organizations are constantly reinventing how they operate to solve tough problems that couldn’t be solved before.<p>A convergence of cloud, analytics, mobile and social technologies has driven a profound change not only in our personal lives, …

Terrifying New Close-Up Camera Footage of the Antares Rocket Explosion

The up-close footage from the ill fated launch attempt of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket has just released, almost a month later. …

5 email myths you can stop believing now

Everyone has a different email ritual.<p>Maybe you send emails early in the morning, or late at night. Maybe you create insanely long subject lines or …

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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Richard Sennett | No one likes a city that's too smart

<b>testo in italiano</b><p><b>Let's hope Rio rather than Songdo or Masdar is the inspiration for the urbanists gathering in London this week.</b><p><i>by Richard …

The Top 20 Cities For Young Entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs hoping to strike startup gold have a lot to take into consideration, and which U.S. city will provide the friendliest environment and the best shot at success for their new venture should absolutely be on the list.<p>To determine the best cities for young entrepreneurs, personal …

Cloud Infographic - The Internet Of Things In 2020

The growing interest in the <b>Internet of Things</b> is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic <b>by</b> …

The Rise of Urban Innovation Districts

The geography of innovation is shifting. For proof, start with Google, which over the past 10 years has taken the core R&D and innovation-oriented activities it once housed only in Silicon Valley and extended them into cities. The company’s presence in London’s Tech City, New York City’s Chelsea …

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Finally Finds Its Calling: Giving You Diet Advice

What if you could ask your smartphone for diet and exercise advice, the same way you ask Siri for driving directions?<p>Biotechnology company Pathway …

Rise Projects From Around the World

<b>HOK Tall Buildings features conceptual designs, projects under construction and built high-rises worldwide.</b><p>As HOK’s design board notes in the book’s …

About Our New Video: To the Waterfront

Nov 5, 2014<p><i>Starting last Friday, you may have heard about a new Waterfront Toronto video. If you were at the movies over this past weekend, you might</i> …

Queens Quay: Getting Ready for 2015

Nov 7, 2014<p><i>Next to the Simcoe WaveDeck, pedestrians stroll along a newly-opened section of granite mosaic promenade.</i><p>There has been a noticeable …

The top 5 things the world could learn from Toronto

Despite ranking consistently high in quality of life surveys, Toronto is still be coming to terms with its status as a desirable, world class city. …

Toronto launches waterfront redesign, calls for ideas

While most Torontonians have stowed their picnic baskets and beach gear for the season, city and waterfront officials have begun to focus on fixing one of Toronto's most congested summer locales – the ferry docks to the Toronto islands.<p>Waterfront Toronto announced this week that it is launching an …

A glimpse of the future for the eastern waterfront

City<p>Derek Flack<p>Posted on November 10, 2014<p>Report Inaccuracy<p>A glimpse of the future for the eastern waterfront<p>City<p>Derek Flack<p>Posted on November 10, …

IoT is opening the way for smart cities

Although there is not yet a formal and widely accepted definition of a “Smart City,” the final objective is to make better use of the public …

Internet of Things

The Windy but Smart City – IOT World Forum – a perspective

Cisco UKI<p>Tom Kneen - November 6, 2014 9:00 am<p>One of the things about working for Cisco is that you get to go to some pretty cool events, these include some of our more established traditional events such as Cisco Live, where we gather the largest group of customers, partners and industry experts, …