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This Startup Is Going To Revolutionize The Credit Card You Already Have In Your Wallet

Admittedly, the bank was doing something most do: trying to stay one step ahead of card thieves.<p>But what if there were a way to pair your card with your smartphone — implementing what is essentially two-factor authorization to purchases — to make sure it's always you handing the card over at a …

Why crowd-funding is set to explode in size over the next few years

TEAMWORK<p>By April 23, 2014<p>Peer-to-peer lenders may be in for boom times. The type of social-driven lending that helped fund flashy startups such as virtual-reality goggles maker Oculus VR could more than double over the next few years, according to research from the Tabb Group. Oculus was scooped up …

How A Tiny Startup Is Able To Make Your Phone's Internet 1,000x Faster Than 4G From Your Carrier

pCell is a new wireless technology that could eliminate the idea of dropping bars in cities and at big gatherings like conferences or sporting events.<p>That would mean that for many people, cell service would be reliable enough to replace their home broadband entirely.<p>You'd think that this technology …

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

How Creative Can Computers Be?

IBM’s Watson team and Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics are pushing the boundaries of creative computing far beyond your next meal.<p>Two years ago IBM started a project with its Watson system to explore just how creative a machine can be. Since then the team …

Futurist Makes A Compelling Argument For Why We Should Bring Animals Back From Extinction

Last March, scientists met at a TEDx conference to discuss which extinct animals would be good candidates to bring back from the dead, called de-extinction.<p>One year later, futurist and environmentalist Stewart Brand appeared on Tuesday at a Ted conference in Vancouver to present the status of a few …

Facebook’s DeepFace Project Nears Human Accuracy In Identifying Faces

Facebook has reached a major milestone in computer vision and pattern recognition, with ‘DeepFace,’ an algorithm capable of identifying a face in a crowd with 97.25 percent accuracy, which is pretty much on par with how good the average human is (97.5 percent accurate) at recognizing the faces of …

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

Inside Airbnb’s Grand Hotel Plans

How Brian Chesky, the millennial impresario behind red-hot Airbnb, teamed up with Chip Conley, the hotel industry’s last black-sheep innovator, to reimagine the $6 trillion travel biz and, in the process, build the world’s largest hospitality brand.<p>When I first heard of “the sheet,” I assumed it …

Ikea Furniture Designed for Small Spaces

Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, inviting young designers from diverse cities across the world to reimagine flexible furniture for urban spaces.<p>Dedicating its latest designer-made collection PS 2014 to a young, on-the-move, urban crowd, Ikea has tapped into a vast …

Is pee-power really possible?

Over one billion of the world’s population still lack access to basic electricity. Could tech that tries to generate power from urine be the answer?<p>Today, over seven billion people populate our planet, which means on average around 10.5 billion litres (2.8 billion gallons) of human urine is …

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