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Uber's Co-Founder Wants AI Bots to Tutor Your Kids

Oscar Salazar, one of the original three co-founders of the ride-hailing company Uber, said he believes that artificial intelligence will change the …

A lot of people who make over $350,000 are about to get replaced by software

But it's not just low-paying positions that will get replaced. AI also could cause high-earning (like top 5% of American salaries) jobs to disappear.<p>Fast.<p>That's the theme of New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's new feature, "The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street."<p>The piece is framed around …

Alphabet Inc. Demonstrates The Power of AI

In October of last year <b>Alphabet</b> quietly shared the news that its search results were being powered by a machine-learning algorithm called RankBrain. The news that artificial intelligence (AI) was driving Alphabet's core search product was delivered with so little fanfare it may have slipped under …

Walmart's Apple Pay competitor uses QR codes

Walmart is finally jumping into the mobile payments game.<p>The retailer unveiled Walmart Pay, a new mobile payments system that allows shoppers to pay …

Gift of the Day: A Bag Strong Enough For a Man, But Made For Anyone

Gift of the Day: A Bag Strong Enough For a Man, But Made For AnyoneThe future has no gender, remember?When Acne Studios started selling its first …

2 Quick Keyboard Shortcuts for Photo Editing in Lightroom

Ever wished your photo editing could be more efficient? Here are two quick keyboard shortcuts to use in Adobe Lightroom, guaranteed to speed up your …

How to Shoot Golden Hour Portraits with No Sun (and a Powerful Flash)

What happens if your portrait clients request golden hour lighting… outside of golden hour? That’s the situation photographer Pye Jirsa of Lin & …

5 Things People With Highly Successful Careers Do Differently

To be highly successful in your career, you can’t take the usual path. Just showing up to work everyday (or even putting in long, hard days of work) …

Japanese researchers created holograms you can touch

The touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.<p>This could particularly come in handy in medicine, where hologram technology is used to demonstrate certain procedures.<p>The holograms were made using …

Read Mark Zuckerberg’s Letter To His Newborn Daughter

In a note to their newly born daughter, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledged 99% of their Facebook shares to philanthropy.<p>On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Max. In a lengthy letter posted on …

Cranberry Muffins With Pecan Streusel: A Delicious Post-Thanksgiving Breakfast

If you aren’t cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, consider treating your hosts to a morning-after breakfast beyond cold stuffing. Cranberry muffins are a bright mix of seasonality and comfort, and they deserve to be a November tradition. This recipe is simple to make, and better for being done …

17 of the Weirdest Interview Questions Google and Other Big Companies Ask to Identify Top Talent

Because "What's your biggest weakness?" won't help you find the most creative employees.<p>With excellent perks, great pay and benefits, and high job satisfaction, employees at this year's 50 best companies to work for in America seem to have a good thing going for them.<p>But before you start seething …

Employment

The unicorns of China: 11 Chinese startups you need to know

The Chinese startup space is largely dominated by investments from two behemoths: Amazon equivalent Alibaba and internet giant Tencent. The two have driven up valuations of Chinese companies, many of which are similar to startups on the list of American unicorns.<p>Here are some of the most valuable …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

The Brain

10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person

Confidence is a lot like sunshine: you cannot actually touch it, but when it is present, you have a much more optimistic outlook on life.<p>With confidence, the world just seems like a better place, a sunny day where anything is possible. Without it, the darkness slowly creeps in and your mood begins …

Self-esteem

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Includes Dehaze and Blur Reduction

Today, Adobe announced its latest version of Photoshop Elements, its consumer-focused photo editing app that can still be purchased as a standalone …

Tutorials

7 Simple Steps That Will Make You Remarkably Confident

Fear can kill your business faster than a bad economy. Here's how to stop it.<p>Would you like to be more confident? For most of us the answer is yes. Wherever we are in our lives and careers, we know we could achieve more if we could stop fear and uncertainty from getting in our way.<p>We can, according …

Self-improvement

Dropbox open-sources Zulip, the group chat app it acquired last year

Dropbox has released Zulip, a group chat app, under an open-source Apache license. The move, announced today, comes after Dropbox acquired Zulip in March 2014.<p>The client and server code is available on GitHub. You can download the client for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android here.<p>“The world of open …

This startup is looking to revolutionize lithium ion batteries

All eyes have been on Tesla’s planned massive battery factory, under construction just outside of Reno. But on the other side of the country, in …

Apple's Plan For The Future Of Payments Is Coming Into Focus

The outlines of an iPhone-centered mobile payment system are beginning to emerge.<p>There are plenty of reasons why Apple could be successful in payments — starting with their 800 million iTunes customer accounts, most of them already associated with a credit card number (see chart, above) — but the …

Chinese Tech Firms Issue Virtual Credit Cards For Online Shopping

In China, tech firms are making it easier for consumers than ever before to shop and purchase goods online.<p>Rather than requiring you to have a traditional credit card applied via banks, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced that its payments arm Alipay will collaborate with China’s CITIC Bank …

Introducing Facebook Global Pages Reporting from Simply Measured | Simply Measured

Facebook simplified the laborious process of managing multiple Fan Pages across different countries when they introduced Global Pages. For …

How Location Analytics Will Transform Retail

Any company building an online presence wouldn’t think twice about the need for sophisticated web analytics. In fact, 98% of IR500 retailers use some form of web analytics. It’s become an essential tool for understanding online customer behaviors and driving site improvement efforts.<p>Despite its …

Stripe Debuts A New Checkout Experience With One-Click Payments For Mobile And Web

Stripe is debuting a new seamless checkout experience on mobile and web today, which enables one click-payments for the first time on the payments platform. The new version of Checkout allows for an embeddable payment form for desktop, tablet, and mobile that doesn’t take customers outside of a …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: How Starbucks Could Replace Your Bank

You probably haven't seen a bank teller since the Bush administration, but you're on a first-name basis with the barista at your neighborhood …

Microsoft Announces General Availability Of Azure In Japan

Almost a year ago, Microsoft announced its plans to expand Windows Azure to Asia, with data centers in China, Japan and Australia. Today, the company announced that its two regions in Japan (Japan East and Japan West) have now hit general availability, and Azure users in Japan will now be able to …

Target, big brands team up to convert mobile gaming into commerce | Retail Dive

Target is betting on branded mobile games to not only snag a group of devout consumers that are known for coming back repeatedly, but also drive …

Mobile payments smackdown: Did Google Wallet just outplay Isis? | Retail Dive

The Host Card Emulation feature in Android KitKat for driving near-field communications mobile payments just got a big boost in the form of support …

Testing out Loop’s programmable credit card

Boston payments startup Loop on Wednesday has released its interesting take on the digital wallet to consumers, selling a programmable fob and a …