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Neural networks and deep learning

Sponsors<p>Resources<p>The human visual system is one of the wonders of the world. Consider the following sequence of handwritten digits:<p>Most people …

Manage Your Emotional Culture

Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby. They’re not punching out—not in the traditional sense, anyway. They’re actually registering their emotions. They have five buttons to choose from: a smiley face if they felt happy at work that day, …

You Can’t Manage Emotions Without Knowing What They Really Are

At this point, everybody knows emotional intelligence matters in the workplace. Yet there are two aspects of emotions that make it hard for people to exercise their emotional intelligence. First, most people are still not completely clear about what emotions actually are. Second, even when we …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

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3D Printing Is Changing the Way We Think

Surveys indicate that more than 30 percent of the top 300 largest global brands are now using or evaluating 3D printing (often with printing technology in-house) whether for prototyping and other innovation projects or in actual production of what they sell. Over 200 universities and colleges …

Virtual reality gym brings all the benefits of a strenuous workout

Need a spot of exercise but can’t face the gym? Love gaming but not the couch? Icaros could be the answer. Devised by German design company Hyve, the contraption is paired with a VR headset to bring physical activity to a virtual experience.<p>“You are balancing your centre of mass,” explains senior …

Virtual Reality

Is Rooftop Solar Finally Good Enough to Disrupt the Grid?

Over the past two decades, there have been many attempts to reform the electric utility market. The costly and complex operations of transporting energy have made utilities natural monopolies, while regulatory barriers and the high fixed costs of building and maintaining regional electrical grid …

How a quirky 28-year-old plowed through $150 million and almost destroyed his start-up

Initially, the company looked like it would be a big success.<p>Kaufman, now 28, grew his company to 300 employees and raised $185 million. Quirky created hit products, such as a power cord that could pivot, and the royalties made a few members of its inventor community hundreds of thousands of …

Because carpenters screw you over, new startup ventures into custom furniture

It is not uncommon to see investment bankers and venture capitalists quit their well-paid (and boring, they say) jobs to take the plunge into startup …

Super-cute robot bug gets $1.4M to teach kids to code

Dash Robotics makes small bio-inspired robots that teach kids how to program while they play.<p>The bots are $50 apiece and come as a sheet of parts that you have to pop out and build yourself, like a model plane. The result is a six-legged plastic and fabric bug that you can program to run towards …

A Disney MagicBand For Hospitals

A new concept from some of the minds behind Disney’s MagicBands could revolutionize the way hospitals operate.<p>Disney MagicBands allow visitors to walk around Disney World and simply wave their hand to pay for meals, skip through lines, and unlock their hotel rooms. They also allow Disney to track …

Man Saves Wife’s Sight by 3D Printing Her Tumor

<b>The summer of 2013 found Michael Balzer in good health.</b> A few years earlier, he’d struggled with a long illness that had cost him his job. As he recovered, he built an independent career creating 3D graphics and helping his wife, a psychotherapist named Pamela Shavaun Scott, develop treatments for …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible …

Understanding “New Power”

We all sense that power is shifting in the world. We see increasing political protest, a crisis in representation and governance, and upstart businesses upending traditional industries. But the nature of this shift tends to be either wildly romanticized or dangerously underestimated.<p>There are those …

How 3D Printers Are Revolutionizing Medicine

<i>We proudly present this article from our partners at Techlicious</i>.<p><i>By Fox Van Allen</i><p>At the moment, the public-facing side of 3D printing is little more than a fun novelty. With the aid of computer models and a plastic-extruding 3D printer, you can create a wide array of silly physical objects like …

University of Michigan

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

Why Wearables Should Be Free

Companies shouldn’t just give out wearables for free; they should pay users for data, argues Frog’s chief creative officer.<p>Owners of wearable technology, like the upcoming Apple Watch or Microsoft Band, are the most vital part of the product ecosystem because they generate valuable information each …

The Complete Guide to Creating the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>As small business owners and brand managers, you’ve probably heard that you need to be on Facebook.<p>Great! So where should you start? And is there an easy blueprint to follow?<p>We’ve experimented a lot with various Facebook marketing tips over the past several …

How to define a mission and vision for your startup

(and why they’re so damn important)<p>[box type=”tick” border=”full” icon=”none”]Today’s awesome guest post is by Jason Halstead, the founder of Gist …

NY Doctor Uses 3D-Printed Heart To Save 2-Week-Old Baby

Dr. Emile Bacha of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital went on CNBC's Squawk Box Wednesday to explain a recent procedure where he used a 3D printed heart to save a two-week old baby.<p>The baby was suffering from a congenital heart defect, which creates "lots of holes" inside the heart. In the past, …

8 Things About Hardware Crowdfunding We Learned From 20 Campaigns

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder and Benjamin Joffe is general partner of the hardware startup accelerator HAXLR8R (“HAX”). Both have been living in China and Asia for over a decade. This is the fifth part of their series on “Lean Hardware.”</i><p>So far HAX startups have run 20 successful …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine

What would you do if you had a working prototype of a revolutionary tablet computer that was receiving rave reviews well before Apple came out with its iPad? Cancel further funding for the project in favor of developing an updated version of an existing company product? In hindsight that seems …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

The 25 Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall under a founder's responsibilities. …

3D Printed Shoes: A Step in the Right Direction

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Daniel Burrus, Burrus Research. Daniel Burrus, Burrus Research<p>Having new shoes that you need to “break in” because they hurt …

iBeacon Hack Makes It More Efficient To Wait Tables

It’s still pretty early days for beacon tech, but practical applications for the Bluetooth trigger hardware are set for big growth. Beacons can be embedded into all sorts of everyday objects linking them to smartphones and their users via a companion app.<p>Here at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt SF …

Virtual Reality Expands Into the World of Rollercoasters with ‘The Augmented Thrill Ride Project’

A rollercoaster company in Germany called Mack Rides joined forces with a team of virtual reality developers in the spring of 2014 to create an …

How Beacons Are Changing the Shopping Experience

Beacons are taking the world of mobile by storm. They are low-powered radio transmitters that can send signals to smartphones that enter their immediate vicinity, via Bluetooth Low Energy technology. In the months and years to come, we’ll see beaconing applied in all kinds of valuable ways.<p>For …