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The genomics intelligence revolution

We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole genome sequencing (WGS). Consider that researchers at University of Toronto just launched a massive project to sequence the whole genomes of 10,000 people per year. This is truly astounding when you recall that it took 13 years and $3 billion to …

Wirebutter Advanced Home Automation Powerboard

Anyone looking to add a little more advanced home automation to their living quarters might be interested in a new advanced piece of hardware called …

LinkedIn Deal Shows Social Media's Golden Era Is Over

The heyday of standalone social networking companies may already be in the past.<p>Trumpeting his company's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Monday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered no shortage of rationales for the deal. LinkedIn's vast trove of data showing who in the corporate world …

Meet Zenta, a next-generation wearable that promotes mindfulness

Child of the ’90s? Surely you remember mood rings, those delightful pieces of jewelry that promised to change color as often as you shifted emotions. …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Evernote vs OneNote: The Best App for Note-Taking, Researching and Organizing?

After I accidentally threw my Macbook out of a moving car and couldn’t afford another one, I’d suffered with a Windows machine for 2 years before …

At a Time of Plenty, Some Technologies Are Shut Out - MIT Technology Review

Today there are more ways to fund a new company than ever—from crowdfunding platforms to early-stage angel investors, tech incubators that nurture …

Venture Capital

Your unique purpose

Reach deep inside, and admit to yourself what you care about the most, and what you really, truly want to do with this day. Then stand up right now …

Motivation

Transform your regular desk into a healthier standing one with this sturdy add-on

Best List: Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation by Ergotron<p>I’ve got a love/hate relationship with standing desks. While I love the health benefits of standing, I seriously cannot stand at my desk all day every day. It needs to be easily adjustable.<p>Also, not all of us have the space for yet another desk in …

Elbee Gives You Total Hands-Free Control Over Your Phone

Traditional earphones are often impractical with our active lifestyles. We’re bound to our device by cords which end up in a tangled mess in our …

Jewelbots Is A Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls How To Code

Jewelbots, a programmable friendship bracelet that debuted on Kickstarter last week, is on a mission to make coding popular among pre-teen girls.<p>Jewelbots surpassed its $30,000 crowdfunding goal in the first 19 hours. In the past five days, the campaign has pulled in over $70,000 from nearly 800 …

7 Simple Strategies To Retire Early

<b>“I’m never going to be able to retire.”</b><p>Have you ever mumbled this to yourself?<p>If you have, you’re not alone.<p>Over 1/3 of all Americans don’t believe they’ll have enough money to live off of in retirement. Ouch.<p>With all the pessimistic view on retirement, then how in the blue blazes are there …

Retirement

Getting Started with Network Security from the Leading Cloud Trio: AWS, Azure and Google

All public cloud vendors provide the notion of a software defined data center with its own resources and secure networks. A strict separation exists …

Cloud Computing

3 Ways To Make Mobile Security As Easy As Hitting The "Like" Button

In just five years, employees who were born between 1981 and 2000 will make up a whopping 50 percent of the workforce. Known for their comfort with and high expectations of technology, the millennial generation grew up alongside the coming-of-age of the internet, social media, mobile, e-commerce, …

Google Calendar Concept

Part 1 in a series imagining the future of technology<p>In the future…<p>Your content will be available directly within your calendar.<p>Navigating dozens of …

Setting the record straight on five common green car misconceptions

Even as alternative fuel cars become more commonplace, misconceptions abound about their drawbacks and utility. We clear up five of the most common myths.<p><b>Myth: Hybrids need to have expensive batteries that must be replaced periodically.</b><p>Fact: Consumer Reports and others have tested older Toyota …

Converse 2015 Summer Jack Purcell "Signature Leather" Collection

Converse unleashes the Jack Purcell in premium leather for a classic year-round look.<p>In the dichotomy of Converse’s hallmark offerings, the Jack …

Shoes

Why Leadership Programs Fail: It's Not What You Think

McKinsey recently made a case for why leadership programs often fail. Unfortunately, too many organizations would corroborate this case. Yet legions of leadership development professionals are still grinding out solutions and those very organizations are still spending what amounts to billions on …

Menlo Security Emerges From Stealth With $25M And Plan To Defeat Malware

Menlo Security, a company with a unique plan to battle malware, emerged from stealth today and also announced $25M in Series B funding.<p>The idea is an intriguing one. Many security problems emanate from malware, which can give hackers a path into a system where they can find their way deeper in and …

Top 10 Startup Events to Attend in San Diego This Summer

In 2014 San Diego ranked number one in a list of best cities to launch a startup, according to this Forbes article written by Tom Post. Without …

Startups

Google unveils Project Soli, a radar-based wearable to control anything

Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.<p>Project Soli is that wearable, …

Parenting Style Teaches Kids to Draw on Strengths to Manage Stress

A new Australian study suggests a parenting style that identifies and cultivates the strengths of a child can teach children how to be resilient and …

This is a map of Super Mario World, laser etched onto a piece of plywood | Polygon

Dinosaur Land — the setting for 1990's <i>Super Mario World</i> — is the latest in the Woodlands map series, a collaboration with "digital woodshop" Neutral Ground and designer Alex Griendling. This 18-1/2" wide by 14" tall print is laser-etched onto a piece of maple plywood, and available from the Neutral …

Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority No. 1

A group of Asian-American organizations — more than 60 in all — recently accused Harvard of holding Asian-American applicants to an unfairly high standard, requiring them to score better than their African-American, Hispanic or white counterparts. The complaint was filed with the Department of …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes Per Day

Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group’s class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn’t play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play.<p>Of course, …