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With $70M from Alphabet, UnitedMasters replaces record labels

Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate albums, fame, and money. But now anyone can record themselves and no one “buys” music. So today that …

Watch this guy play Super Mario Bros. IRL in Central Park using HoloLens

Super Mario Bros. is iconic, so it’s a natural target for augmented reality development, where everything nostalgic is new again. This demo, created by Abhishek Singh, really is amazing, however. Singh recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. as an augmented reality game on Microsoft …

How GitHub Employees Use GitHub For Projects Beyond Coding

Hubbers found that their online tool, designed for managing large software projects, works for any collaborative process.<p>You may not know about GitHub if you’re not a programmer. To those in the software business, GitHub or rival products like Atlassian Jira, are essential for dividing up coding …

Elon Musk has published an updated plan to colonize Mars with 1 million people

In September, the tech mogul Elon Musk walked onto a stage in Guadalajara, Mexico, and laid out his vision to colonize Mars with his company SpaceX.<p>The talk was bold for a couple of reasons. First, the plan itself is ambitious — Musk hopes to fly 1 million people to the red planet as a sort of " …

Elon Musk

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign

Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one trait really stands out.<p>Ever been in an important meeting where a topic on the agenda causes tension that you can cut with a knife? Instead of colleagues speaking up to solve an issue, you …

Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum.<p>This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a …

Cryptocurrency

3 Steps To Embedding Artificial Intelligence In Enterprise Applications

In the context of contemporary applications, it’s hard to think of an application that doesn’t use a database. From mobile to web to the desktop, every modern application relies on some form of a database. Some apps use flat files while others rely on in-memory or NoSQL databases. Traditional …

Artificial Intelligence

JPMorgan says everyone should read these 11 books this summer

The books includes titles such as "Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas" and "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World," as well as authors such as Sheryl Sandberg and Michael Bloomberg.<p>"This year's selections are diverse and thought-provoking non-fiction titles, …

Foreign Policy

Scientists discover plants have 'brains' that decide when to sprout

Researchers are quickly learning that plants are far more complex than once thought. Not only has it been determined that plants are capable of …

Moderate alcohol consumption linked to brain decline

A new study concludes that even moderate alcohol consumption is linked to a raised risk of faster decline in brain health and mental function. The …

The new cryptocurrency gold rush: digital tokens that raise millions in minutes

New York City<p>About a dozen rain-soaked people were crammed between the revolving doors and security barriers in the lobby of New York University’s Stern School of Business as torrents pelted down outside. All desperately wanted in to the hottest ticket in town, one that promised to make some of …

Cryptocurrency

The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

Tomer Dean Contributor<p>Tomer Dean is a serial tech entrepreneur currently based in Tel Aviv. He is co-founder and CEO of Bllush.<p>I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture …

CRISPR Gene-Editing Might Cause Thousands of Unintended Mutations

The popular genetic engineering tool could cause hundreds or thousands of unwanted mutations, potentially creating random side effects.<p>Perhaps the largest medical breakthrough this side of the Human Genome Project has been the invention of CRISPR, a technique for rewriting entire sections of DNA. …

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence

Nothing will make you appreciate human intelligence like learning about how unbelievably challenging it is to try to create a computer as smart as we …

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

The simple formula for becoming a bitcoin millionaire, according to one of its innovators

Wences Casares has been called the “patient zero” of bitcoin among Silicon Valley’s elite. He got Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, and countless other luminaries into bitcoin at gatherings of the rich and famous in Sun Valley and elsewhere.<p>The Argentina-born Casares has founded an internet service …

Silicon Valley

Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future - And It Might Save Your Life

We're living in fast-forward.<p>Our brains are pretty good at filling in the blanks when it comes to our sense of perception - often to the point we …

10 Signs You Have an Exceptional Leader

Great leaders are hard to come by. Here are a few ways to find out if you have one.<p>After surveying thousands of organizational leaders, interviewing those that stand out on the "Follow My Lead" Podcast and being a true student of leadership for many years, it's evident great leaders are hard to …

2 former Navy SEAL commanders say most managers need to rethink how they lead their team

Willink was the commander of Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second-in-command as the senior of the unit's two platoon commanders. They formed a leadership consulting firm, Echelon Front , in 2010 and their 2015 book " Extreme …

New York City

For First Time, Bitcoin Accounts for Less Than Half Of Market Cap Of All Cryptocurrencies

For the first time, Bitcoin’s market capitalization as a percentage of all cryptocurrencies has dropped to below 50%.<p>It is a symbolic turning point for the first cryptocurrency, which for a long time accounted for more than 90% of the value of all blockchain-based assets combined, particularly …

Cryptocurrency

SAP Leonardo embraces machine learning and IoT to prepare for the future of digital enterprise

At SAP's Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, CEO Bill McDermott unveiled a newer Leonardo that integrates machine learning, IoT, analytics, and …

Designing Medical Clothing That’s Stylish? It’s More Important Than You Think

As baby boomers age, one company is creating fashionable, high-end clothing for sick and elderly patients.<p>In recent years, patient-centered design has become the norm in health care–and alongside changes in architecture and services, many designers have rethought the uncomfortable, revealing …

Old mice get brains of two-month-olds thanks to cannabis

It turns out the fountain of youth might spurt smoke instead of a magical liquid. Well, that's not entirely true, but researchers did just discover …

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

by Sarah Marquart April 20, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 63981<p>Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

Sleep

Global Supply Chains Are About to Get Better, Thanks to Blockchain

When an E.coli outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill outlets left 55 customers ill, in 2015, the news stories, shutdowns, and investigations shattered the restaurant chain’s reputation. Sales plummeted, and Chipotle’s share price dropped 42%, to a three-year low, where it has languished ever since.<p>At …