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Savvy Subway Ads From Service Startups Are Captivating Millennials on the Move

For New Yorkers, the city's sprawling subway system is a necessary evil. Sure, it's overcrowded (annual ridership reached 1.763 billion last year—the …

Google cloud boss Diane Greene: We're winning against AWS and Microsoft

"We can actually win an RFP pretty much every time against AWS or Azure. Our growth is great," Greene told attendees of the Fortune Brainstorm Tech show in Aspen, Colorado on Monday.<p>"We have the best infrastructure, our own network backbone, our own fiber, a very cost-effective data centers, very …

Brainstorming

How eco homes can cut your energy bills – or even make money

If there’s one type of housing that really has a buzz around it right now, it is eco homes. They help the planet, they help your pocket, and they can be incredibly stylish when designed by architects who know how to deploy energy-efficient techniques with verve.<p>The Oscars of the eco homes world …

This 27-Year-Old Founder Is Transforming High-Fashion Into A Billion-Dollar Tech Industry

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American household spends roughly $1,700 on clothes each year. While global powerhouses like H&M, Zara and Forever 21 have mastered the fast fashion space, opening up a surplus of storefronts across several key international markets, the …

High Fashion

Inside Google And Microsoft's Race To Catch Amazon In The Trillion-Dollar Cloud

For months and months, as Google's brain trust searched for the ideal candidate to lead the company’s come-from-behind bid for its biggest new opportunity since Larry Page and Sergey Brin began putting ads on their search engine, one name kept coming up: Diane Greene. Little known outside Silicon …

Customers

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Google built its own chips to expedite its machine learning algorithms

As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips to expedite the machine learning algorithms.<p>These so-called Tensor Processing Units (TPU) are custom-built chips that Google has now been using in its own data centers for …

This Guy's App Could Turn Our Old iPhones into Thousands and Thousands of Surveillance Cameras

Perch Live makes it easier than ever to catch people acting sketchy, if you're into that sort of thing.<p>Back in the dial-up days of the neolithic internet, staring at choppy, blurry webcam footage of people living their average, boring lives was an exciting and transgressive facet of online life. …

Google wants to kick Flash to the curb in Chrome this fall

A new proposal from Google shows that the company is planning to ditch Flash for HTML5 by default in Chrome, whenever possible.<p>The idea is that, come Q4 2016, the browser will display HTML5 content for interactive experiences and video when it’s available and rely on Flash as a last resort – and in …

Software

Google plans to start blocking Flash in Chrome this year

Flash's death has been slow and painful, and now Google is planning to deal it another blow. Google has detailed plans to start blocking most Flash content with Chrome, with the change targeted toward the end of this year.<p>Under its current vision, nearly every website would have Flash content …

Now Advertisers Can Watch You Watch TV

Last fall, as people around the world stared into their computer screens, the British Broadcasting Corporation was staring right back.<p>The company was …

DARPA Unveils 'Neural Interface' That Could Allow Humans To 'Talk' To Computers

The US Military's scientific research and development organisation DARPA have unveiled a potential 'neural interface' which, if inserted into the …

The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying | Trevor Timm

Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected<p>If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, …

Surveillance

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

Google's Super Cheap Virtual Reality Headset Is About to Get Better

Virtual reality newcomers are bound to be overwhelmed by the mesmerizing, lifelike visuals that surround them when putting on a VR headset for the …

Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation

<b>Dr. Fei Hu</b> is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. …

Why Google's Cheap Cardboard VR System Just Got A Lot More Realistic

One of the things people are most excited for virtual reality to take on — after simply being able to look around a new place — is sound. Just strapping the headset on is the first step, sure, but what you hear is uncannily important in making a virtual reality experience immersive. Similar to, …

Virtual Reality

Blipcast sends TV audio to your smartphone’s headphones

No need for Bluetooth<p>Phones are the most connected devices in our lives, but we consistently underutilize that connectivity. For example, why not use a phone's Wi-Fi radio to receive audio signals from your TV or PC and output those to a connected pair of headphones, untethering it from the source …

There will be chaos: Big Oil’s collapse and the birth of a new world order

Barrel prices have completely cratered. With alternative energies on the rise, geopolitics may never be the same<p>Michael Klare<p>January 14, 2016 10:28pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil …

The World's Oldest Secret Society Let A Photographer Behind Its Closed Doors

This is where contemporary Freemasons conduct their secret affairs.<p>Freemasons are members of a fraternal organization that was established in America by stonemasons, based on a European model, in the 1720s. Today, there remain around six million Freemasons around the world -- an estimated 350,000 …

New Mexico

ALBERT EDWARDS: If I'm right, the US stock market will fall 75%

Edwards' most recent call is that if the US economy plunges into a recession led by weak manufacturing output, stocks will be worth about a quarter of what they're priced at now.<p>It's a heavy-duty prediction.<p>On Tuesday the S&P 500 was at 1,938.68. Edwards sees it possibly passing the low of 666 it …

One Designer Reimagines Swiss Style For The Age Of CSS

From iOS to Material Design, the legacy of International Typographic Style is everywhere in digital design. That’s pretty impressive, considering the fact that the 1950s-era Swiss design trend was never meant to be animated–let alone adapted to modern devices. It was for static posters, book …

Cheng Wu: ArrowPoint Founder Starts APL-Soft in San Jose

<i>A shorter version of this article appeared earlier today in the BostInno Beat.</i><p>Cheng Wu was CEO and a founder at ArrowPoint Communications, a …

John McAfee Is Selling a Master Key for Everything

Using Bluetooth low energy networking, EveryKey allows users to simultaneously unlock mobile devices, laptops, web applications and car doors.<p>If you’re like most, you’ve got dozens of online accounts and login credentials, and are constantly forgetting and resetting the passwords. That’s what Chris …

DENT: The stock market will start to crash by February, if not sooner

We recently learned that existing home sales in November crashed 10.5% from the month before.<p>Guess when the last time was when we saw these levels? The housing crisis of the mid- to late-2000s!<p>I also recently shared a chart showing a cataclysmic 82% drop in the ratio of new home sales to the U.S. …

2015 Recap: Cloud, Containers and DevOps - Part 1

2015 will be remembered as the year that redefined the way applications are designed, developed, and deployed in the cloud. This year saw a hectic activity within the container community. Containers influenced almost every aspect of cloud computing including infrastructure, platforms, and DevOps. …

DevOps

Devising death: 'Design & Violence' portrays real tools of violence and they are chilling

When Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people at a holiday office party in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, they were armed with a veritable arsenal: a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 assault rifle, a DPMS Panther Arms assault rifle, a Springfield Armory 9mm handgun and a Llama 9mm handgun.<p>In the wake …

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.<p>Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly — and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them.