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Employers' Declaration of Independence From Traditional Health Insurance

Employer frustration over the devastating collateral damage from a severely under-performing healthcare system is boiling over. Across America and across all types of organizations, every day there is the equivalent of a Boston Tea Party. Employers are recognizing that there has been a …

Health Care

Tactical Fitness Ideas: Why Think and Exercise?

<i>Stew, I recently heard you talk about adding thinking games into your workouts. What do you mean? How is that helpful to me being a better SWAT</i> …

Quantum computers pose a huge threat to security, and the NIST wants your help

It’s no secret that quantum computers could render many of today’s encryption methods useless, and now the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the public to help it head off that threat.<p>The federal agency recently published a report focusing on cryptography in a quantum world …

Scientist Discovers Why Cobra Venom Can't Kill Other Cobras

<< Back to Page 1 Page 2 of 2<p>Cobras deal with their venom differently from vipers, the scientists suspected. During the 1990s studies were launched to find out why.<p>Snake venoms are complex mixtures of peptides, enzymes, and other toxins that target the nerves, muscles, and blood circulation and …

Biology

The CIO Checklist For Choosing The Right Enterprise IoT Platform

Enterprise CIOs have moved beyond the point of evangelizing and selling Internet of Things to internal stakeholders to implementing the right IoT strategy for the organization. They are evaluating a variety of technologies ranging from open source software to turnkey IoT platforms to cloud-based …

Internet of Things

DARPA kicks off $2m Grand Challenge focused on intelligently splitting up radio spectrum

DARPA has a new Grand Challenge underway, but it’s not an automation moonshot like the self-driving car challenges of the early 2000s or the recent (and hilarious) Robotics Challenge. The Defense Department’s R&D wing wants to revolutionize something with a bit less sex appeal, but plenty of …

Of Course Wages Have Been Stagnant, That's What's Supposed To Happen In A Recession

I often question the reports that come out of the Economic Policy Institute and today gives another example of this. They’re telling us that wages have been stagnant, even declined a little for most people, in the wake of the recession. It’s entirely true that they have, yes. But then what does …

Economics

Mike Adams explains how to “naturally detox” from mandatory vaccines. It backfires. [Respectful Insolence]

One of the most pernicious lies promoted by the antivaccine movement is a trope that I’ve labeled the “toxins gambit.” Basically, it’s the lie, oft …

Cisco enters storage, hyperconvergence market with data center splash

SAN DIEGO – Cisco this week is throwing its hat into the hyperconvergence and software-defined storage ring with a system co-developed with software …

Cisco Just Spent Millions on This Hot Cloud Startup

Cisco’s acquisition spree continues to roll in 2016.<p>The networking giant said on Tuesday that it will pay $260 million for cloud computing startup …

Climate Home: Power from the sun could supply 20% of energy worldwide by 2027 on current technology trends, say UK researchers<p>Solar power costs are tumbling so fast the technology is likely to fast outstrip mainstream energy forecasts.<p>That is the conclusion of Oxford University researchers, based …

Renewable Energy

Snakes show that eating can be bad for your health

Eating increases the amount of damaging reactive molecules in the body, potentially shaping and constraining life history evolution across animal …

How the Internet of Things Got Hacked

There was once a time when people distinguished between cyberspace, the digital world of computers and hackers, and the flesh-and-blood reality known …

Mercedes-Benz

Our Innovation Ecosystem Shines Brilliantly at IoTWF in Dubai

As the sun rises on the third day of the third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) this year in the super smart city of Dubai – the brilliance of the Internet of Things (IoT) market and the robust ecosystem that supports it continues to shine brightly. Rapid IoT prototyping and other …

Cybersecurity start-ups are proliferating, but sorting out what works and what doesn't is tricky

His reputation scorched by Edward Snowden, the former director of the National Security Agency is heading a cybersecurity start-up that aims to shortcircuit data leakers, cyber warriors, terrorists and thieves.<p>Keith Alexander's new company, IronNet, is just one of dozens, possibly hundreds, of …

What the Hell Caused This California Road to Suddenly Rise Up and Crumble?

A stretch of Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita has inexplicably lifted upwards over the course of just a few hours. Geologists are stumped.<p>As CBS …

Earth Science

How OpenDNS Predicts Attacks When Hacker Infrastructure Is Cheap and Plenty

On Thursday OpenDNS announced two new data science models that detect clues to an attack, and then find the attacker’s entire infrastructure. The first model titled <b>Spike Rank (SPRank)</b> detects spikes in network traffic using mathematical concepts that are often found in sound wave analysis, the same …

ProtonMail On Battling A Sustained DDoS Attack

Encrypted webmail provider, ProtonMail, has been fighting a wave of DDoS attacks since November 3 that, by last Friday, had taken its service offline for more than 24 hours. At the time of writing the attacks are still coming.<p>They have included what ProtonMail co-founder Andy Yen described as a …

Forbes Welcome

AT&T’s NumberSync unites all your gadgets

Your smartphone, tablet, laptop and even smartwatch may all have their own SIM card or LTE-connection, but when it comes to calls, trying to manage your phone number and apps on each device can be kind of a mess. However, with AT&T’s NumberSync, these headaches may soon be a thing of the past.<p>It’s …

How Individuals And Firms Thrive In An Increasingly Disruptive World

Our innate desire to feel a sense of belonging has a dark side. While its healthy and productive to form mutually beneficial and diverse relationships within our organization we may also become “so cliquish that we refuse to look beyond our borders and think poorly of other cultures or ideas,” …

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change

Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in …

GNUnet 0.10.0 released

Why computers of the next digital age will be invisible

Computers are hi-tech, right? Our children may not see it that way. The next generation of digital devices will be hidden, says Tom Chatfield, bringing both benefits and dangers.<p>The author Douglas Adams once made a witty point about technology: the inventions we label “technologies” are simply …

Google Glass

Big data reconsidered: it's the economics, stupid

It isn't defined by size and it isn't necessarily defined by data. Why simple economics is at the heart of realizing the potential opportunities …

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …