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Bill Gates Proves Neil deGrasse Tyson Wrong, Talks Hoverboards and the Future in Reddit AMA

Plus a little light quantum computing discussions.<p>Would Reddit exist if Bill Gates never did? That's a question we might never answer—unless he himself invents some sort of device that helps us explore alternate realities. Instead of wrestling with that multi-dimensional headache, just read some of …

Bill Gates

New York to London in 30 minutes? Sign me up for the Skreemr

Love traveling but hate the process? Get ready to scream for joy for the Skreemr, yet another plan for a hypersonic plane with a very impressive …

Toyota to spend $1bn on artificial intelligence project in Silicon Valley

Toyota is investing $1bn in a research company it is setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker’s determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life.<p>Life with …

Artificial Intelligence

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Why our 'amazing' science fiction future fizzled - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- At the 1964 New York World's Fair, people stood in line for hours to look at a strange sight.<p>If only the future looked like "Star Trek," with its nifty gadgets that seem to solve every problem.<p>They wanted to see the "Futurama," a miniaturized replica of a typical 21st century American city …

America, Please Stop Glorifying Manufacturing Jobs

During every election season, populists in both parties offer some variation of this cliché about American manufacturing: “We don’t make anything …

Manufacturing

Tesla just remotely added autopilot mode to thousands of its Model S cars

Self-driving capabilities -- previously limited to cars tested by technology titans such as Google -- hit the streets "overnight" with the latest Tesla Version 7.0 software.<p>"We're being especially cautious at this early stage so we are advising drivers to keep their hands on the wheel just in …

Tesla

Invest in these 'super-trends' that will change our lives for decades

Robots to keep us company in old age, sharing our possessions with strangers and micro-chipped cows will all help us in the future<p>What will the world look like or 30 years? Or 40? Or 50?<p>If history has taught us anything, it’s that trying predictions often stand to be made to look foolish.<p>For the …

Biotechnology

How One Author Earns $450,000 a Year Self-Publishing on Amazon

Posts:793Group:Global ModeratorsMember#2Joined:Sep 3, 2015<p>Self-publishing success stories are all around us… but it’s not often we get a glimpse into …

Writing

The authors who prove it's never too late to write a book

It's not uncommon to see recommendation lists celebrating the talents of young authors. Granta publishes a 'Best of Young British Novelists' list every ten years - the next one due in 2023 - and the New Yorker's '20 under 40' list is widely considered to be "big business" in the literary world. …

The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming

It’s time to stop talking about photography. It’s not that photography is dead as many have claimed, but it’s gone.<p>Just as there’s a time to stop …

The evil A to Z of Google and Alphabet

For years, Google’s unofficial motto – “Don’t be evil.” – has been picked at like a scab that will never heal. I don’t believe Google or the new expansive Alphabet umbrella company are places where ‘evil’ people gather, but even collections of relatively good people can end up producing very bad …

Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island

SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre …

Birds

Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – continues to grow. In the past few years, researchers have used stem cells to grow windpipes, bladders, urethras and vaginas in the …

A Microchip That Mimics the Human Brain

IBM researchers build a chip that simulates a million neurons and more than 250 million synapses. Related: Origami Robot Folds and Crawls by Itself<p><b>A new brain-like microchip has 1 million</b> electronic neurons and more than 256 million artificial synapses connecting. IBM researchers and their …

The Good Intro Letter - Short Attention Span Webinar for Printers

<i>Presenting this week's Short Attention Span Webinar:</i><p><i>Bill Farquharson • Additional Sales Resources • 781-934-7036</i><p>Check out Bill’s Sales Challenge …

Webinars

10 Colors That Increase Sales, and Why

Marketers and graphic designers have long known that color plays a major role in the success of any marketing campaign. Specific colors tend to stir …

Invaders

Destroying Baghdad.<p>Recently, I’ve been buttonholing everybody I know and telling them about Hulagu. What happened was, a couple of years ago Osama bin Laden said (in one of his intermittent recorded messages to the world) that during the previous Gulf War Colin Powell and Dick Cheney had destroyed …

World History

Associated Press News

Thai protesters blockade roads in Bangkok for 'shutdown'

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters are occupying parts of central Bangkok, meeting no resistance from the authorities.<p>Police and soldiers maintained a low profile as the "shutdown Bangkok" drive got under way in Thailand's capital. The mood was festive, with many protesters singing and …

Seven ways you can become a real-time retailer

<b>Real-time retailing means being able to detect, understand, communicate with and serve your customers at every point in the purchase lifecycle.</b><p>So how …

eCommerce

Retail versus e-tail: Here's who won the 2013 shopping season

Based on consumer-generated data on the Internet (read: your banal Twitter posts), the fine folks at Viralheat have determined the big winners and losers for the 2013 gift-giving season.<p>And while Walmart and Target still held their own and experienced huge surges around Black Friday and Christmas …

Beauty Army Goes From Subscription Samples To A Full E-Commerce Shop For All Your Beauty Needs

E-commerce startup Beauty Army is moving beyond its subscription commerce offering and opening up a full-fledged store for health and beauty products. And it’s doing so in a big way, with more than 200 brands and 20,000 products available for sale through its online catalog.<p>Beauty Army launched two …

Mumford & Sons and the Worst Marketing Buzzword of 2013 | Inc.com

When the folk band Mumford & Sons recently announced it would go on indefinite hiatus, I couldn't help but think about the marketing buzzword I love to hate: authenticity.<p>Few bands see the kind of meteoric rise that Mumford & Sons saw in the early part of this decade. Formed in late 2007, the …

Marketing