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What I Learned from Fasting for a Year

Once a week I skip food for 36 hours. I finish my last meal around 8 p.m. on Monday night, have nothing but water and sometimes black tea on Tuesday, …

Fitness

5 AI clouds you can use today

The sensationalist hype around AI has a lot of people believing that the technology may be too advanced or too technical for their businesses to take …

Artificial Intelligence

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Four ways augmented reality will invade your life in 2013

With the impending arrival of Google Glass, augmented reality, long the stuff of science fiction, will soon be invading our every waking moment. It will turn us into faster learners, gamifying our everyday lives, transforming our to-do lists into streams of real-world next actions, and making …

Augmented Reality

Groundfloor unveils 'Lending Club for real-estate' so you can get richer, faster (exclusive)

Groundfloor wants to take power away from banks and put it in the hands of the people.<p>The startup is building a peer-to-peer platform that gives regular people opportunities to invest in real estate projects. It is emerging out of stealth mode today and opening up to private beta.<p>Founder Brian …

Google's new 'Top Charts' will tell you which celebrities, planets, or dog breeds top its searches

One of the best parts of Google's search engine is its ability to plot trends: sometimes for practical reasons, like the search-based Flu Trends map, and sometimes for clever snapshots like its year-end Zeitgeist of top searches. Google Trends, likewise, allows you to check the popularity of a …

Power company targeted by 10,000 cyberattacks per month

Electric grid is under daily assault, Congressional report finds.<p>A Congressional survey of utility companies has revealed that the country's electric …

Your Xbox One Is Going to Control Your Entire Home Someday

Yesterday's Xbox One premier was a blazing hailstorm of announcements, each one more tantalizing than the next. And while all the new bells and …

The iPad Accounts for 89% of Tablet Online Shopping Traffic, Ranks High in Sales Per User

- May 22, 2013<p>Apple’s iPad still accounts for a huge 89.28% of tablet e-commerce website traffic, this despite the growing competition from other …

Cloud Gaming Startup Happy Cloud Raises $4.25 Million Series A Round

The Happy Cloud, one of a slew of “cloud gaming” startups trying to bring videogames to new and different platforms, announced Wednesday it had …

Google’s Conversational Search Now Live In Chrome

Google has quietly rolled out its new conversational search feature in the latest version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.<p>Users that hit up the Google homepage will now see a small microphone symbol in the right-hand side of the search field, as well as at the top of any page …

New networking features make hybrid clouds possible on Google Compute Engine

Toward the tail end of Google I/O on Friday, Sunil James, a Google product manager (on left in picture), and John Cormie, a software engineer …

Big Data: It's Hyped, but Here's How it will Change the World

Is there too much hype around ‘big data’? Kenneth Cukier thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it.<p>Cukier is the Data Editor at The Economist and co-author of the book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. At The Next Web …

Three Ways CIOs Can Connect with the C-Suite

There is a marked dissonance between CIOs and the C-suite — a fact that we uncovered in new research conducted with HBR, The Economist, CEB, and TNS Global. We have identified the problem, which is that CEOs believe that the CIO does not understand or help with the CEO’s issues and the needs of the …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …

How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories

<i>GE, perhaps more than any other major company, is dedicated to the use of data visualization as a key part of its marketing and communications efforts. Stemming from our Insight Center on visualizing data, I spoke with Linda Boff, GE’s executive director of global brand marketing, about the</i> …

Case Study: How to Play in the New “Share Economy”

Henry Beyer walked up to a Mini Cooper in the city parking lot across the street from his office in downtown Houston. He waved his brand-new VillageCar card near the door handle and got in.<p>“It looks like someone left something behind,” his colleague Tony Cummins said, reaching into the back and …

The White House eases access to climate, health data with MATCH search engine

Following President Obama's executive order calling on federal agencies to make as much of their data free and available on the internet as possible, the White House has published a search engine of climate and health data called MATCH. The search engine is presented online though the US Global …

OpenTable Is Secretly the Best Thing on the Internet

No one hates OpenTable. No one finds it small or inconsequential or twee, as so many modern startups or services can be. No one thinks it does a bad …

Apple's Got a Huge Waiting List of Cops Who Need iPhones Cracked

It's no secret that the police aren't very good at breaking into encrypted iPhones, but they've been asking Apple for help. A lot of help. According …

No parachute required: Google develops skydiving simulator 'Map Diving'

Last year at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco, founder Sergey Brin gave what's been called the "mother of all demos," a keynote speech that involved a team of skydivers wearing Google Glass landing on the roof of the conference center as he spoke. For this year's I/O taking place …

Salesforce Acquires Bookmarking Startup Clipboard for More Than $10M

Salesforce has acquired Clipboard, a social bookmarking service that had built interesting hooks for saving rich Web content across devices, both …

Jim Dalrymple Launches The Loop Magazine for iPhone and iPad

- May 10, 2013<p>Noted Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple, a 20-year veteran of the Apple news scene, and founder of the website <i>The Loop</i>, has launched a new …

Should famous people use Kickstarter? Kickstarter says 'yes'

After high-profile projects by Zach Braff, Amanda Palmer, the <i>Veronica Mars</i> creators, and other celebrities, there's been ongoing controversy over whether such projects are true to the spirit of Kickstarter. Is it ethical to turn to crowdfunding when you could easily get money through more …