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South Asia

The world wants more 'porous' cities – so why don't we build them?

People of all classes, races and religions come and go in intense and complex Nehru Place. But while Delhi’s electronics market is every urbanist’s dream, it is not the sort of space most cities are building<p>Recently I tried to buy an iPhone in Nehru Place, an open-air electronics market in Delhi …

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

The Brain

4 tech trends we’re going to see blow up at CES 2015

For geeks around the world, the annual Consumer Electronics Show is like Christmas wrapped up in a present and given to you a few weeks after …

Consumer Tech

How private schooling is deciding the millionaires of tomorrow

Study by Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that graduates who attended an independent school earn 7pc more than their colleagues even if they went to the same university and do the same job<p>Sending children to private school could set them up to earn dramatically higher salaries than their …

Schools

9 Incredibly Successful Startups That Were Born At Stanford

Some of tech's most important figures have attended classes here, from Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard to Marissa Mayer and Peter Thiel.<p>But Stanford's campus is also known for being a great place to launch a new company, with top-notch engineering and business programs, an extensive alumni network, …

Silicon Valley

Top 10 Living Legend Watches To Own

If you look at many of the most popular watch brands, you'll notice that their collections usually contain a few (or many) classics whose names have …

Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …

Self-improvement

The Most Important Book of the Twenty-First Century

If I were a Republican policy-maker, if I were the Koch brothers, if I worked for Goldman Sachs, Capital in the Twenty-First Century would frighten me more than anything at Occupy Wall Street.<p><b>The term must-read</b> has lost most of its urgency by this point—if indeed it had any urgency to begin with. …

Economics

The Lotus C-01 is the Hyperbike from the Future

Here’s what we know about motorcycles: They go fast, have room for one or two, and if it snows, you’re f’ed. Here’s what we know about Lotus: They …

Motorcycles

Inceptor, The Unofficial “Inception” Board Game, Will Blow Your Mind

Thanks to Kickstarter, we’re in the midst of an independent board game revolution. We’ve all thought of designing a game at one point or another, but …

Board Games

Asana Makes Teamwork Actually Work

Asana's founders on how to build better teams.<p><b>Justin Rosenstein:</b> I was a product manager at Google in 2005 and spending 90 percent of my time in meetings and on email. I was extremely frustrated. So I started asking around: "Is there a better way to do teamwork?"<p><b>Dustin Moskovitz:</b> I faced similar …

Project Management

Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

Amazon is singlehandedly accelerating our transition into a sci-fi future. First came news of the drones, and now, there's a real possibility that the retail company may start shipping your purchases before you click "buy."<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that in December, Amazon received a patent …

Why So Many Tech Founders Who Are Jerks Become Insanely Rich and Successful

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>"Startup DNA" is the idea that the world's best entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, have some inherent talent they were born with that made them successful.<p>The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept …

Silicon Valley

Who are the Challenge Cup Denver's Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with <b>1776</b>, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the <b>Challenge Cup</b> – a …

Internal Revenue Service

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Take the quiz to see which sort of 'trep you are.<p>This story appears in the June 2010 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>A successful entrepreneur isn't always the classic, bull-by-the-horns risk-taker of legend. Sure you'll need passion, drive and a good idea. But moxie will only get you so far. You've …

Leadership

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

Watson may have won Jeopardy, but the supercomputer’s real-world uses–in medicine, education, and beyond–are only now coming into play.<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret yesterday: “The guy that started the online travel …

The coolest girl at CES is the electrical engineer who built this robotic arm

LAS VEGAS — Marita Cheng took seven years to complete her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.<p>That’s because in between classes, she was founding a startup to help the disabled <i>and</i> a nonprofit to get more girls interested in robotics.<p>She’s basically my nerd superhero right now.<p>On the Eureka …

The Best of CES 2014

CES ain't quite what it used to be. Pretty much all the big guys have pulled out in favor of doing their own events. The phones are <i>OK</i> and the 4K TVs …

Gear & Gadgets

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, CES 2014 edition

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

What we learned at CES 2014

We came. We saw. We shocked the bejeezus out of ourselves with a weird iPhone stun gun case. All in all, CES 2014 was a massive success – the year …

Consumer Tech

Tales of the chips: What CES taught us about hardware, software, and services

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Every year I try to look at some of the chips shown at CES to help predict the future of our devices and technology. But this …

Internet of Things

Google Glass becomes the latest warning system for drivers nodding off

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Some cars can detect when a driver is falling asleep at the wheel and so too can Google(s goog) Glass. DriveSafe is a new app …

Nest Gives Google A Head Start On The Future Of Hardware

CES may be finished for another year, but one of the biggest themes of the show — that anything (cars, watches, mirrors, tables, whatever) can be ‘hardware’ — is just taking off. And today’s news of Google buying Nest for $3.2 billion underscores how Google wants to be the player at the front and …

Startup trends for 2014 | The Network | The Network

Tech bubble? What tech bubble? Despite the vertiginous valuations of some tech darlings, the pace of innovation shows no sign of slowing down. And it’s coming from all over: startups these days are just as likely to spring from the Midwest —or Mideast—as Silicon Valley and other traditional tech …

Cisco Systems

12 Companies That Want A Part Of Your Body This Year

Wearable computing is the ultimate convergence arena. Stimulated of course by Google and Google Glass, excited by Apple’s still to be seen iWatch, in the past twelve months a wide range of Davids and Goliaths have made known their intent to compete for the wearables market. It’s the sheer range of …

Smart City Seoul | The Network | The Network

What makes a city smart? How efficiently its public services operate? The digital savviness of its people? The sustainability of its infrastructure? The mayor of Seoul, Korea, Park Won-soon, says, "the key to becoming a smart society is 'communication' on a totally different level. A smart city, …

Smart Cities