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Researchers have linked a human brain to the Internet for the first time ever

Brain Meets IoT<p>A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical …

Amazon’s smartphone flop was the best thing that happened to Alexa

Alexa, are you too good for a smartphone?<p>Amazon’s Fire Phone may have been a surprisingly auspicious failure, I keep thinking as I watch the expansion of Alexa, the company’s cloud-based virtual assistant.<p>Artificial intelligence is the future, specifically, voice-controlled AI that allows you to …

Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong About Uber And Disruptive Innovation

Alex Moazed Contributor<p>Alex Moazed is the founder and CEO of Applico and co-author of Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The end of the automotive supply chain<br>• Why SoundCloud Will Be Worth More Than Spotify<p>Nicholas L. Johnson …

Innovation

Samsung’s Gear S2 has the first certified eSIM that lets you choose carriers

The Gear S2 Classic 3G will use a new industry-approved eSIM<p>The day the physical SIM card disappears is slowly getting closer. Last year, we heard that Samsung, Apple, and various mobile carriers were working to create a new standard for embedded or eSIMs (programmable SIMs that allow you to switch …

Data Science Isn't Just For Data Scientists

Today we know that data science isn’t just for data scientists. At least that’s the trend we are seeing radiate upwards from our increasing business-centric approach to the Internet of Things, big data analytics and machine learning. The new data-aware boardroom even sees CEOs and CFOs asking the …

Big Data

New York's first public Wi-Fi hubs are now live

New York's public Wi-Fi network went live this morning, spread across four hubs on Third Avenue between 15th and 19th Streets. The first LinkNYC hub was installed in December, but today is the first day New Yorkers have been able to use it to connect to the internet.<p>Today's rollout is also a test …

Wi-Fi

New Record Prime Number Discovered

Euclid proved long ago that there are infinitely many prime numbers (integers <i>p</i> divisible only by 1 and <i>p</i>) and vast amounts of mathematical effort over the intervening centuries have been devoted to studying their properties. How are they distributed among the set of all integers? How far apart are …

Mathematics

Casio's Smart Outdoor Watch isn't like the competition

Apple 2015: The Force Awakened, But The Rebellion Faces Yet Another Death Star

A not so long time ago, in a galaxy not so terribly far removed from this one, there was a disturbance in the Force. Apple Computer, as it was known back then, was quite literally on the verge of going out of business. The vultures were circling, the epitaphs were being written, the end was nigh. …

IPad Air

New genetic theory might pave way to understanding human intelligence

Scientists from Imperial College believe that intelligence may be influenced by two networks of genes, possibly controlled by a master regulatory system<p>British scientists believe they have made a huge step forward in the understanding of the mechanisms of human intelligence. That genetic …

Genetics

18 *More* Female Founders Who’ve Had A Very Good 2015

Last week, we wrote of 18 female founders about whom the TechCrunch staff happened to find ourselves discussing recently.<p>When we ran that list of rising stars, we asked you for your own ideas about women whose companies have taken off in 2015, and you quickly reminded us of many more people we …

Zappos And Holacracy: Why They Did It, What They Learned And What's Next

Today my guest for The Future of Work Podcast is Alexis Gonzales-Black. Alexis is the former organizational design lead for Zappos, and is currently the co-founder of Thoughtful Org Partners. Previously, I spoke with Brian J. Robertson, the creator of the concept of Holacracy which received lots of …

The Workplace

Goldman Sachs compiled an epic list of the 48 most important things that changed over the past 5 years

But luckily for readers of Business Insider, Goldman Sachs has done all the reflecting for us and boiled it down into this epic list of all the important things that have changed since 2010.<p>It doesn't seem that long ago. But some of the changes have been truly era-shaping.<p>The price of oil fell by …

NEW UNICORNS: The 42 startups that grew to be worth billions in 2015

2015 was a big year for private market tech companies and their valuations.<p>Uber, already the most valuable private tech company in the world, is rumored to be raising a new round of funding that would value the company around $60 billion.<p>And this year alone, 70 startups became members of the …

Top 5 Reasons Why Analytics Projects Fail

<b></b>Whether you are a seasoned analyst or a business executive with a significant investment in analytics, chances are you’ve seen the powerful impact of analytics as well as the failures. So what drives an analytics project’s failure or success?<p>Analytics projects fail when they produce no actionable …

Analytics

Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015 — here's what it got right (and really wrong)

2015 is winding down fast, and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money. Others were completely wrong.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><i>Nicholas Carlson contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

Ghana’s MEST Incubator To Launch Pan-African VC Fund, Expand Training Programs

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>Ghana’s MEST …

Businesses Adopting Big Data, Cloud & Mobility Grow 53% Faster Than Peers

• Orchestrating big data, cloud and mobility strategies leads to 53% greater growth than peers not adopting these technologies.<br>• 73% of midmarket companies say the complexity of their stored data requires big data analytics apps and tools to better gain insights from.<br>• 41% of midmarket companies are …

Big Data

Swytch Gets Its U.K. Burner Mobile Number Business Up And Running

U.K. startup Swytch, a cloud based mobile network and dialer app, has finally launched its Android and iOS apps today, offering users the ability to run multiple U.K. phone numbers off a single SIM.<p>TechCrunch came across Swytch last October, touting their plans at Disrupt London’s startup alley. At …

Self-control saps memory resources

New research shows that exercising willpower impairs memory function by draining shared brain mechanisms and structures<p>In an infamous set of experiments performed in the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel sat pre-school kids at a table, one by one, and placed a sweet treat – a small marshmallow, a …

The Brain

Android Can Dominate The Enterprise Mobility Game

The convenience and versatility offered by mobile devices and the ubiquity of connectivity has caused a shift in the way we live and work. Gone are the solitary cubicles and stodgy desktops of yore, replaced by the mobile workforce user.<p>A 2014 IDG Enterprise Mobility Survey showed that 66 percent …

Enterprise Mobility

People are going nuts over this app that lets users' friends virtually walk them home at night

People around the world are now using a free personal-safety mobile app that allows friends to virtually walk you home at night.<p><i>Produced by Jacqui Frank. Video courtesy of Companion.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

The Future Is African

Barrett Nash Contributor<p>Barrett Nash is the co-founder of Rwanda-based SafeMotos.<p>This is a call to action for the dreamers of the world.<p>Imagine being in a market where more people live in a high-speed mobile Internet zone than have electricity. Where farmers with $50 Android 5.0 smartphones use …

iPhone users 'appy as WhatsApp web support finally comes to iOS

Messaging app, with more than 800m active users, rolls out its web client to work with Apple’s iPhones<p>WhatsApp has rolled out its web service to Apple iPhone users, allowing them to send and receive messages on their computers as well as their phones.<p>Support for iOS has been a long time coming, but …

Apps

Amazon Softens Blow Of Times Article, But It’s Too Soon To Celebrate, Say Attorneys

In recent days, Amazon has worked to soften the blow of a blistering piece about its culture in Sunday’s New York Times. In the article’s immediate aftermath, Jeff Bezos wrote a memo to employees, saying the account “doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every …

Class Action

Sundar Pichai: Google's rising star reaches the top (like his teacher said he would)

The creation this week of Alphabet has put the 43-year-old in the driver’s seat of a slimmed-down Google, giving him the authority to put his ambition to the test<p>Last weekend, one of the most glittering alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur did not show up to give a school …

Sundar Pichai

Why Were Dinosaurs So Big?

<i>Why were dinosaurs so big?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Marc Srour, Invertebrate Paleontologist</i><p><i>Image by …