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Workplace by Facebook, or a Party in the Office

Today, Facebook publicly launches Workplace, a business product modelled after Facebook's own internal corporate network. Instead of a hodgepodge of friends, cousins, exes, acquaintances, and friends of acquaintances, one’s social network will be composed of co-workers. Users of the site won't be …

Oculus Rift Vs. HTC Vive, Part 2: Comfort, User Interface, And 'VR Legs'

Our exhaustive comparison between the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR systems continues with a look at the overall comfort, user interfaces, and all-important “wow factor” that melts your brain after stepping into desktop-class virtual reality.<p>As I alluded to in Part 1 — which focuses on packaging and …

Los principales sistemas de realidad virtual, comparados frente a frente

Con la llegada del HTC Re Vive durante el MWC, las pocas dudas que quedaban sobre la presencia de las realidad virtual en los meses venideros …

The exhilarating peace of freediving

In this breathtaking talk, world champion freediver Guillaume Néry takes us with him into the ocean's depths. Meter by meter, he explains the …

Art that lets you talk back to NSA spies

In 2013, the world learned that the NSA and its UK equivalent, GCHQ, routinely spied on the German government. Amid the outrage, artists Mathias Jud …

How I teach kids to love science

At the Harbour School in Hong Kong, TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada teaches citizen science and invention to the next generation of environmentalists. …

Environmentalism

How we can make the world a better place by 2030

Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. …

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Who Invests In Hardware Startups?

While many angels and VCs are still skittish about hardware startups, there has been a massive renaissance in the hardware-funding ecosystem over the last few years. Since 2010, venture capital investment in hardware startups is up more than 30x.<p>Hardware/connected device companies who have publicly …

The 27 hottest Israeli startups of 2015

2015 has been a record-breaker for VC funding. The valuations of young companies are skyrocketing and private-equity bankers have arrived in droves, as have Chinese investors.<p>It all adds up to a very healthy tech community, overflowing with innovation.<p>We recently visited Israel and met with many, …

6 programas para gestionar las vacaciones de los empleados

Si para gestionar las vacaciones de las personas que trabajan en vuestra empresa necesitáis una hoja de cálculo o un papel mal colgado en el …

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

JavaScript

Walt Disney's wild ride with surrealist Salvador Dali

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats.<p>Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an …

How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists

There's an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI. How? Why? In …

Off3r Is Tinder For Finding Your Next Equity Crowdfunding Investment

Q: What do you get when you combine the swipe-to-like mechanism, popularized by dating app Tinder, with a wealth of potential equity crowdfunding investment opportunities?<p>A: an aggregator-sorter app called Off3r, that’s launched in the U.K. today (on iOS and Android) — promising to apply Tinderish …

'Abused emoji' give kids an easy way to talk about serious issues

Some situations are just too hard to put into words even if you're the most eloquent person on the planet. So just imagine how tough it is for kids in troubled homes to tell someone, anyone, what they're going through. A Swedish non-profit for children's rights called BRIS believes one way to get …

Nonprofits

El culo: la pasión nacional de los brasileños

Cuando se estrenó en 2007, la película brasileña <i>O cheiro do ralo</i> ganó un montón de premios. Considerado el mejor filme de la 30ª Mostra de Cinema …

Shazam Can Now Scan Objects for Augmented Reality Experiences

As Shazam teased earlier this year at CES, the company is planning to expand beyond its music recognition technology and into the visual space. Today, the company officially launched “Visual Shazam,” an interactive experience that users can obtain by scanning various products, QR codes or print ads.<p>…

Why Facebook doesn't like your brand

Organic growth for digital marketers is in steep decline. Brands shake in their boots at the prospect of Google making further major changes to its algorithms, and marketers struggle to keep up with the impact of those changes. Recently, its new mobile-friendly ranking factor algorithm has led to …

The CHIP Is A $9 Computer That Can Almost Do It All

If you need a computer about the size of a credit card, look no further. The CHIP is a $9 single-board computer that runs Linux and can do just about anything you want it to… including play Quake.<p>The board includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as optional ports for VGA and HDMI monitors. On board …

I created a hologram on Microsoft HoloLens

I am a holographic developer. I know because Microsoft told me I was. And this was just 15 minutes or so into a 90-minute session about building apps …

Augmented Reality

How Bitcoin Technology Could Make Home Buying Hassle-Free

Ideo’s Matt Weiss explores how block chains will take the middleman out of everyday interactions.<p>Imagine yourself as a first-time homebuyer. You’re about to write the biggest check of your life for the down payment, not to mention taking on a monster loan. You have no idea who you can trust—from …

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