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Facebook’s new developer SDK lets users capture 360 photos and videos in-app

Facebook has released a software development kit (SDK) that developers can incorporate into their apps to allow users to capture their experience in a 360 photo or video. The file could then be shared and viewed either on the social network’s News Feed or through a virtual reality headset. The 360 …

Facebook's moonshots: Making brains type and skin hear

The social network finally unveils what its secretive Building 8 hardware lab has been working on for the past year. Communication might never be the same.<p>"Imagine what would be possible if you could type directly from your brain."<p>Regina Dugan<p>"You have to consider the very consequential privacy …

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Social Media

Why eBay’s CEO sold eBay India and poured $500 million into the country’s top Amazon rival

Devin Wenig talks about the latest chapter in India’s wild e-commerce story.<p>The latest shake-up in India’s wild e-commerce market came on Monday morning, when eBay announced it was investing $500 million into top Amazon competitor Flipkart as part of a larger $1.4 billion funding round.<p>As part of …

eCommerce

Eminent Astrophysicist Issues a Dire Warning on AI and Alien Life

“Fixed to This World”<p>Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, believes that …

Singularity

Let's Take an In-Depth Look at Current Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is one of the most prominent technologies currently being advanced. Not only is it a hot topic for researchers, but the …

AI is now the best friend IT ever had

If you look past the hype, existential concerns, and fear that Alexa is a CIA mole, there are some genuinely exciting developments happening in the world of artificial intelligence.<p>Some of these have very specific applications, such as medical imaging, diagnostic capabilities, or satellite imagery …

Artificial Intelligence

North Hollywood High team wins national cybersecurity competition

Russians and Chinese hackers beware.<p>Americans, breathe a sigh of relief. Students from North Hollywood High have got your back.<p>Team Togo, consisting of five juniors, just won a national cybersecurity championship, which is joining the Academic Decathlon among the ranks of activities to which really …

Canada Tries to Turn Its A.I. Ideas Into Dollars

TORONTO — Long before Google started working on cars that drive themselves and Amazon was creating home appliances that talk, a handful of researchers in Canada — backed by the Canadian government and universities — were laying the groundwork for today’s boom in artificial intelligence.<p>But the …

Artificial Intelligence

A $150 million fund, The Engine, will back startups others find ‘too hard’

A fund and accelerator for advanced technology startups, The Engine, closed its debut fund at a robust $150 million this week, according to its president, CEO and managing partner, Katie Rae. Last year, TechCrunch reported that MIT was investing $25 million into The Engine, becoming the anchor LP …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley has a fresh take on a new movement that could be the future of medicine

For $150 a month, it acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>It's a type of doctor's office that's similar to direct primary care, a small but fast-growing movement of pediatricians, family-medicine …

Silicon Valley

This is how many U.S. jobs robots will create over the next 10 years

While much hay has been made about the sizable number of jobs that will be lost to automation, the workplace’s robotic revolution will also come with …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung’s $150 million bet to find the next big startup

Samsung is no stranger to the world of venture capital — it ranked as one of the most active corporate-backed venture firms in 2016. But at the beginning of this year, the company underwent a transformation, launching a new $150 million fund to spend on emerging-tech startups. Called Samsung NEXT, …

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.

Success always takes time, which is why the most successful people start early.<p>Equal Rights Advocate, Promoting Amazing Companies Across the Globe<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. We like to do things our way and are known for …

Time Management

Researchers Think They're Getting Closer to Making Spray-On Solar Cells a Reality

Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sports utility vehicles -- and at prices …

Clean Energy

Australia first to introduce a solar energy digital marketplace

Australia is famous for its crazy inhospitable environment, but with the introduction of new technology, Australians might actually be able to make money off the burning hot sun.<p>According to the Guardian, Australia will be the first country in the world to implement a network of “virtual” power …

7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Here are 7 amazing …

Blade Runner

This Brilliant Cheatsheet Will Help You Buy the Perfect Couch

Graduate from that uncomfortable futon.<p>Got nagging questions about this big buy? Pull up a seat for the 411 on sofa selection.<p><b>What Types of Arms Are</b> …

Sofa

Researchers Design New Modular Quantum Computer

The new design has a number of technologies that simply how you make a quantum computer.<p>Quantum computers are the future of computing, but right now they can't do a whole lot. One group of researchers is trying to change that. Scientists from the University of Sussex have designed a blueprint for a …

The Rise Of AI Will Force Data Scientists To Evolve Or Get Left Behind

The history of Artificial Intelligence is long, but it’s only been recently that technology companies and markets have begun to get excited about it… Why? Because now it works.<p>After a few decades of exploration of symbolic AI methods, the field shifted toward statistical approaches, that have as of …

Artificial Intelligence

The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in Ecommerce (Infographic)

Here's why artificial intelligence will be beneficial for retailers and consumers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From creating personalized shopping experiences to offering virtual buying assistants -- AI is improving the online shopping experience for consumers and …

Artificial Intelligence

The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's

Advances in artificial intelligence mean a second wave of change is approaching – and it is not the low-paid service sector where jobs are most at risk<p>Guy Ryder is an old hand at Davos. The director general of the International Labour Organisation has seen it all: the years when the global business …

Economics

10 CEOs Make Predictions For Marketers

What do firm leaders think will happen to marketing this year? To find out, I turned to CEOs who represent a variety of different industries and companies.<p><b>Marketers will begin focusing on PR tech:</b> Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer, CEO, AirPR<p>We can’t talk about MarTech without talking about PRTech, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside Look: The World's Largest Tech Companies Are Making Massive AI Investments

From artificial intelligence (AI) that can recognize faces, choose music for you based on your mood, and even drive your car, the technology has come a long way in recent years. Although the concept of intelligent machines has been around since ancient history as part of Greek mythology, only in …

Artificial Intelligence

Comparing Glass Houses - The Fascination with the Transparent in Modern Architecture

January 16, 2017<p>Runs, does yoga.<p>Solid, useful and beautiful – those are the attributes Vitruvius used when he got to be the first one to officially …

Davos warned over weaponisation of IoT technology

Companies focusing on innovation at expense of consumer security.<p>Household Internet of Things (IoT) devices risk being weaponised, delegates at the …

Microsoft Buys AI Startup Maluuba (MSFT, AAPL) | Investopedia

With 12% returns in 2016, which topped the 9.55% rise in the S&P 500 (SPX) index, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) was without a doubt one of 2016's best …

The Motley Fool

Two New Stock Picks Every Month!<p>By: David Hanson and David Gardner<p>From the team that's tripled the market...<p>Not to alarm you but you're about to miss …