Nicola Lombardi

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Vocalytics analyzes your body language to make you a better public speaker

Vocalytics, one of the many projects that came out of our Disrupt SF hackathon this weekend, wants to make you a better public speaker.<p>The project uses machine learning to analyze videos of your performances and gives you feedback on your body language. The team trained the system to look for your …

Body Language

Beyond the boring blockchain bubble

The silly season continues. Speculators are piling into the cryptocurrency space in the hopes of–sometimes very literally–making money fast. As I write this Ethereum’s value has halved since June but is still 20x since January. Litecoin is up 12x since then. Even Bitcoin has tripled, again. It …

Blockchain

Think Tank: When Big Data Isn’t Enough

Traci Inglis is general manager and chief marketing officer of TechStyle Fashion Group's Fast Fashion division.<p>The topic of big data is all the rage …

eCommerce

The Internet of Things - Case Studies - Telcos need to take full advantage of their infrastructural assets

Telcos are keeping a keen eye on the IoT. There are new segments to be explored such as smart metering and smart buildings; and there are others that …

How One University Used Big Data To Boost Graduation Rates

Whenever you surf the Web, sophisticated algorithms are tracking where you go, comparing you with millions of other people. They're trying to predict what you'll do next: Apply for a credit card? Book a family vacation?<p>At least 40 percent of universities report that they're trying some version of …

College & University

Big Data Could Lower Insurance Rates for Optimistic Tweeters

When people take to Twitter to comment on the great evening they enjoyed with good food and wonderful friends, reducing their monthly insurance bill …

The Sharing Economy - What It Is, Examples, And How Big Data, Platforms And Algorithms Fuel It

In the future, we may own much less and share much more. And if we do, it will all be down to big data.<p>In the last century, owning things was the marker of the middle class. Those who had more money could own more things. But as manufacturing became less expensive, the barrier to owning a great …

Kitchens

Google’s New Pixel Phone Matters (But You’re Not Going to Buy It) - MIT Technology Review

At first glance, the new Pixel phone looks much like any other high-end Android phone—a sleek, five-inch rectangle topped with glass. But turn it …

50 Smartest Companies 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Why<p>Call out a request and AI-powered Alexa will play your favorite song or order you a pizza. And Amazon Web Services just keeps growing.<p>$89.99<p>What …

The world’s supposed first drone delivery program is bringing blood to remote Rwandan clinics

Zipline partnered with UPS and Gavi to launch the program.<p>Yesterday, Rwanda officially opened its first drone delivery program.<p>Now blood and plasma will be flown by autonomous drones to clinics in the rural western part of the country, where poor road conditions often delay time-critical delivery …

Zip-lines

Delivery Option: Drone. Arrival Estimate: 2020 - MIT Technology Review

Do not let the breathless predictions and gimmick-laden pilot tests by large tech companies fool you: drone deliveries are still a ways off.<p>We wrote …

Uber’s Ad-Toting Drones Are Heckling Drivers Stuck in Traffic - MIT Technology Review

Drivers stuck in traffic in Mexico City lately have found themselves being buzzed by a fleet of sign-toting drones. “Driving by yourself?” some …