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How To Teach Mosquitoes To Leave You Alone

Human skin is a cornucopia of fragrances.<p>The bacteria living on our skin emit more than 200 odor chemicals.<p>"Many of these molecules smell quite pleasant," says biologist Jeff Riffell at the University of Washington. "They smell grassy or a little bit like mushrooms. Some human scents are the same …

Mosquitoes

A psychotherapist shares the 7 things successful people do every night

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows.<p>Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel.<p>This is particularly important at night, as you …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home

More than 400 people shared their top work-from-home tips. Here are some of the best.<p>We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people …

Productivity

Apple buys app development service Buddybuild

Apple continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms. The iPhone giant has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based app tools startup that describes itself as “mobile iteration platform” focused on continuous integration …

Apps

Peter Thiel's Founders Fund made a bet on bitcoin that's now worth hundreds of millions of dollars

Even Peter Thiel has caught the bitcoin bug.<p>Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm Thiel founded in 2005, invested $15 million to $20 million in the popular cryptocurrency, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The firm has told investors the bet on bitcoin is now worth hundreds of millions of …

Peter Thiel

A cheap, portable skin cancer detector has won the Dyson Award

Meet sKan<p>Detecting skin cancer early isn’t easy. Currently, it’s done through visual inspections or biopsies, but some doctors may not pick up on the …

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Saudi Arabia orders citizens to leave Lebanon as tensions rise

Order raises fears that regional power battle between Saudi Arabia and Iran may be building towards military confrontation<p>Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, escalating a regional standoff with Iran centred on the fragile state, which it claims is being run by …

What does it take to make better connected products?

This time last year, Usman Haque and I were reminded that it had been almost five years since our ‘Open Internet of Things Definition’ event at …

Intel introduces IoT provisioning solution to help install devices automatically

Chipmaker Intel wants a piece of the growing Internet of Things market and they have developed the Intel Secure Device solution to help companies provision IoT devices in a secure and automated way.<p>Dipti Vachani, vice president and general manager for the Internet of Things Group at Intel, says we …

Internet of Things

How 'the invisible network' poses a major security threat

<b>Imagine a hacker remotely turning off a life support machine in a hospital, or shutting down a power station. These are the nightmare scenarios we face because many organisations haven't a clue how many unsecured devices are connected to their networks, cyber-security experts warn.</b><p>It was an …

Are You Ready To Have Your Brain Connected To The Internet?

It’s called the Brainternet and it works by converting brain waves into signals that can be livestreamed and made accessible through a web portal. The tech relies on some basic elements. Someone wears a mobile electroencephalogram (EEG) headset that captures brain wave signals. Those signals are …

Is IoT all about low-tech and simple APIs?

IoT is all about low-tech and simple APIs, because you don’t build software for IoT the same way you do for web apps, and here is why.<p>Last week, a smart lock company updated firmware that made hundreds of their own locks inoperable (more about it in the articles below). These are the kind of locks …

Internet of Things

IoT gives Microsoft opportunity for cloud leadership

Next month, Microsoft will hold its Ignite and Envision conferences in Orlando, Florida. Ignite is aimed at enterprise IT professionals, and Envision …

Satya Nadella

Handy Tool When You Develop With Azure IoT

The animated gif below also provide some examples on using the Azure IoT Toolkit to perform basic IoT Hub operations such as D2C message, and manage …

Huawei announces the Kirin 970 - new flagship SoC with AI capabilities

Today Huawei has officially unveiled the Kirin 970, the OEM’s new flagship SoC that has built-in AI computing capabilities. While it is normal to fixate on things like the CPU configuration and the GPU setup, Huawei is very keen to promote the Kirin 970 as a mobile AI computing platform.<p>The AI …

All American Widebody Aircraft Will Offer Lie Flat Business Class Seats By October

American has been trying to refresh their longhaul fleet over the past few years. This process started back in early 2013, when they took delivery of …

Parents Who Pay to Be Watched

Shep was 13 when he started stealing from his parents. It began not long after he and his siblings moved with their parents to a suburb north of New …

Parenting

How To Find Cheap Business Class Flights To And From London

Here are my tips to find the cheapest First or Business Class flight tickets to London from North America, on airlines like Delta, United, American, …

Monetization Tops All IoT Challenges

While plenty of challenges surround the Internet of Things, there’s one that tops the list, even over security.<p>The most immediate challenge is …

Advertising Industry

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017

It was a rebuilding year in a sense, as emerging tech for the enterprise steadily proceeded but didn't result in as many new targets to track as last …

Don't be so quick to think Intel is abandoning the Internet of Things

Intel recently announced it is ceasing its efforts in the small chip (Joule, Quark, Edison) and maker board market (Curie), which were programs aimed …

Internet of Things

Vancouver company Wavefront aims to create "smart cities"—and help environmental sustainability

What do self-driving cars, lighting that adapts to people walking past, and zero-emission vehicles have in common? They're all about to transform our …

How Small-Business Owners Should Be Using IoT

The internet of things can actually help small-business owners streamline their processes and work more efficiently.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By 2020, there will be more than 24 billion connected devices. This wave of connections is already impacting the …

Small Business

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017

The United States Senate is making moves to protect consumer interests, data, and privacy with regard to the Internet of Things (IoT). Recently, U.S. …

Why Your Enterprise Needs An Internet of Things Platform

Today, tens of thousands of enterprises are using Internet of Things platforms to streamline operations, automate processes, reduce costs associated …

5 Applications That Saved Time and Money for My IoT Business

This column is authored by Yash Mehta, CEO, Esthan It’sThe post 5 Applications That Saved Time and Money for My IoT Business appeared first on …

Africa has entered the space race, with Ghana’s first satellite now orbiting earth

The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite―began its orbit recently, with a little help from some friends.<p>The cubesat, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on a SpaceX rocket that took off from pad 39a at Kennedy …

Space Exploration

A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality

SAN FRANCISCO — Dawn Jewell recently treated a patient haunted by a car crash. The patient had developed acute anxiety over the cross streets where the crash occurred, unable to drive a route that carried so many painful memories.<p>So Dr. Jewell, a psychologist in Colorado, treated the patient …

Virtual Reality