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Mercedes planta cara a Tesla con su propia batería para el hogar

Si hace unas semanas <b>Tesla revolucionaba el mercado energético con el lanzamiento de sus baterías domésticas Powerwall</b>, ahora es el fabricante de …

Are we about to see the end of universities as we know them?

The University of Everywhere is on the horizon.<p>It’s going to emerge while the current generation of young people mature into adulthood.<p>This is what …

Higher Education

You Can Now Own a Part of the World's Largest Curated 3D Printing Platform, MyMiniFactory

One of the key contributors in the rapid growth of the desktop 3D printing space has been the use of crowdfunding. Dozens of desktop 3D printers have …

I Can't Wait To Ride In These Autonomous Drone Taxis

We keep hearing how technology will eventually solve the problem of vehicular traffic for good. Self-driving cars will only get us halfway to that …

Why writing by hand helps you learn

Typing is fast.<p>Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that’s precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. …

3 reasons why Finland is first for education

Finland at the top of the class again? Finnish people will be sceptical: How can this country fare so well in spite of a deep economic recession and …

The Man Who Sold His Startup For $4.3 Billion Just Raised $233 Million For His New Venture

On the heels of its latest funding round, Keith Krach's startup DocuSign could be worth $3 billion.<p>Keith Krach, the 57-year old CEO of DocuSign, technically doesn't have to work anymore.<p>At age 26, he was General Motors' youngest-ever vice president. In 1995, he sold his first startup, Rasna …

Venture Capital

To use this drone, just throw it in the air and start running

The consumer drone industry is increasingly positioning itself as a maker of flying cameras, not autonomous robots. The goal is a sort of self-aware GoPro that you will allow anyone to be their own aerial cinematographer. Today a startup called Lily is trying to move a step closer to that future …

Drones

How to Build a 3D Printer For Under $200 -- The Tower XL 3D Printer with Hardware Store Parts

For all of you fellow Lord of the Rings fans out there on a budget who are looking to get started in 3D printing, Almus Yang has a fun new, …

3D Printing

Daniel Norée's OpenRC 3D Printed Quadcopter is a Treat for Your Eyes

There is something about quadcopters and other man-made aerial vehicles that are just downright sexy. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that humans have …

Competición escolar: el papel de los padres

Los niños que hacen deporte tienden a relacionarse mejor con los demás, ya que aprenden a convivir juntos y la importancia del juego limpio. Por eso, …

Delivery by drone: French postal video shows it can be done

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: La Poste<p>Amazon and Google may have some catching up to do. It turns out the mail service of France, La Poste, has …

Universal Ground Control Software Now Available From SPH Engineering

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, signs of spring are just beginning to show. That’s why we chose this …<p>Drone technology is evolving at an incredible …

Something Called 'The Race To Zero' Is Scaring A Lot Of Tech Companies

There's so much competition in the cloud industry that cloud companies keep cutting their prices, even while they increase their storage limits.<p>There are a couple of reasons for this. For one, computer storage keeps getting cheaper. A gigabyte's worth of storage on a hard drive in 1993 cost more …

Enterprise 2.0

$9.3 Billion Sales Recorded In Alibaba's 24-Hour Online Sale, Beating Target By 15%

A most telling sign of China’s enormous consumption demand, $9.3 billion worth of orders were placed during the 24-hour “Singles Day” online shopping festival hosted by Alibaba on Tuesday. The transaction amount surpassed analysts’ forecast of $8.1 billion and dwarfed last year’s $5.8 billion, …

Happy Singles Day! China's Anti-Valentine's Festival Is The World's Biggest E-Commerce Holiday

<b>Update at 11:15 a.m., November 11 (EDT) /12:15 a.m., November 11 (Beijing time):</b> Alibaba’s Singles Day hit a record this year: $9.3 billion (RMB 57.1 billion) in gross merchandise value. That’s 60% increase from last year’s $5.8 billion.<p><b>Update at 9:30 a.m., November 11 (EDT) /10:30 p.m., November</b> …

Clay Christensen on Peter Drucker

Since first articulating his revelatory insight into how incumbent firms fall prey to disruption, Clay Christensen of the Harvard Business School has continued to work at the ambitious task of “theory building.” The realm he is trying to create models to explain – the effective management of …

Xiaomi, The Chinese Smartphone Company That's Crushing Everyone, Is Earning A Lot More Money Than People Realize

Xiaomi is currently trying to raise $1 billion in funding, the Journal reports. As part of the fund raise, it has a document detailing its financial performance. The Journal saw that document, and it reports the following:<p>A table in the document showed that Xiaomi's net profit last year rose 84% to …

Xiaomi

Samsung dice adiós a la venta de portátiles en Europa

SinEmbargo/EFE.- <b>Samsung ha anunciado que dejará de vender sus ordenadores personales en Europa, tanto los equipados con Windows como los Chromebooks</b>, …

Are teens suffering from social media overload? Erica Williams Simon examines the effects of social media on young people’s brains, behaviour and life skills: http://wef.ch/1jxj0mw Chart: http://wef.ch/1jxj1qN

5 Good Web Tools to Create Interactive Lessons and Presentations

Designed specifically for teachers, ClassFlow is a revolutionary cloud-based application that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson …

10 Things You Should Do In The 15 Minutes Before A Big Presentation

In the 15 minutes before you're about to give a big, important presentation, it's too late to change the content of your speech, says Darlene Price, president, of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>Building blocks such as analyzing the …

Public Speaking

"The digital economy is one of our best hopes for boosting the global economy." At an annual growth rate of about 10%, it is doing far better than the overall economy in developed countries. What will it take to unleash its potential? http://wef.ch/1rNoidC

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic …

Tech is Exploding All Over the UK, Not Just London

<i>James Parton is the European Director at Twilio.</i><p>The Internet economy currently accounts for around 8.3 percent of British GDP according to Boston Consulting Group’s latest study, The Connected World. Not only is this a larger percentage than any other G20 nation, but this figure is expected to hit …

Is there a fairer way to measure economic progress? http://wef.ch/1pikdjK Photo: Reuters/Aly Song

Why Google Isn't Growing

Very, very few business can deliver 20% growth on billions in revenues. By any measure, Google is on fire as a company.<p>Yet investors <i>hated</i> it.<p>They sold the stock, and it declined 5% immediately after the call. In 24 hours the price had lost $9, from $544 per share to $536.<p>Google is growing, for …

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