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By Ann Bradley | Technology, products, start ups, and hot tech news.

This Neural Probe Is So Thin, The Brain Doesn't Know It's There

Wiring our brains up to computers could have a host of exciting applications – from controlling robotic prosthetics with our minds to restoring sight …

The Brain

Future self-driving cars will have ‘Intel inside’

Intel wants to make the brains for self-driving cars.<p>It makes sense. The cars will basically be computers on wheels. The Santa Clara chip giant plans …

Driverless Cars

Samsung Wants To Turn Augmented Reality Into The OS Of Your Life

Imperfect as it may be, Samsung has shared a conceivable vision on how phones, desktops, AR, and VR could mix.<p>Google Glass and the Apple Watch have both flopped for the same two reasons. First, neither is very attractive. Second, neither proved as essential as the phone that’s already in your …

Augmented Reality

Travis Kalanick is Uber's biggest asset, and now its biggest liability

Uber would not exist without Travis Kalanick.<p>He wasn't the one to come up with the idea for it or even its first CEO. But there's no doubt that Kalanick was the one to take the company from a seed of an idea for a car service and to craft it into the most valuable private technology "startup" — if …

Uber

A founder who sold his startup for $200 million paid for all 160 employees to party with him in Vegas — 'On a scale of 1 to OMFG, it was probably a 10'

If you're in your twenties, and you sell your company for more than $200 million, what do you do to celebrate?<p>For the three cofounders of Bleacher Report, the answer was a trip to Las Vegas. But they didn't just buy their own way. They also paid for all of their 160 employees to join them in …

Cleveland

10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies

What we can learn from the challenges and the triumphs that have defined the last 10 years of innovation in business.<p>This month marks my tenth anniversary as editor of <i>Fast Company</i>; we are also releasing the tenth installment of our World's Most Innovative Companies coverage. During that time, the …

Innovation

Apple Will Win Oscar Within Five Years, Analyst Predicts

And the winner is…Apple!?<p>That’s the long-term Oscar prediction from Gene Munster, a Wall Street analyst-turned-venture capitalist famous–or maybe …

Manchester By The Sea

Republicans Are Trying to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data

The Affordable Care Act is far from the only Obama-era policy Republicans want to take down now that they control the government. A set of internet …

Drone America UAV, delivers emergency supplies with thirty nine mile flight in Nevada - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The Nevada Drone Industry set a new long-distance record for aerial package delivery flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) under beyond …

Drones

Use the LostMyDrone app to help recover your missing drone with help from the community - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

AIS (Arctic Innovative Solutions) have now released a new drone app called LostMyDrone , where users can post theire lost drone in the app and …

Drones

Who Broke the SHA1 Algorithm (And What Does It Mean for Bitcoin)?

The cryptography world has been buzzing with the news that researchers at Google and CWI Amsterdam have succeeded in successfully generating a 'hash …

Bitcoin

Machine learning is the new “plastics” and four more HIMSS17 observations

This week, 42,000 of my closest friends each walked an average of 5 miles per day through the Orlando Convention Center at the annual HIMSS …

Machine Learning

Google Just Dropped $11,000,000 to Make Sure #BlackLivesMatter

Of course, the company didn’t phrase it that way because it would have to spend another $11 million cleaning up all the mess from the white people’s …

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature

The Raspberry Pi has long been the hobbyist choice for DIY electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, which is about the size of a stick of gum, …

Raspberry Pi

Microsoft’s AI has learnt how to write it’s own code and create its own programs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>An AI that can code and build new computer programs from scratch could change the world, give rise to a whole new generation …

Artificial Intelligence Takes on the Experts on Oscar Night

• February 23, 2017<br>• Artificial Intelligence<p>UNU GOES GAGA FOR LA LA LAND<p><b>With the arrival of the 89th Academy Awards</b>, Unanimous A.I. once again challenged …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Snapchat's unprecedented real estate strategy in Venice could be tech's new standard

A tech start-up based in Los Angeles rather than Silicon Valley. A mobile app that built its appeal by deleting photos and messages. Vertical video in a widescreen world.<p>Snapchat, the popular photo and video messaging app, has broken the mold in many ways. Now, with parent company Snap Inc.’s …

Silicon Valley

The Year of Robotics: Why 2017 Will See More Adoption

2016 was such a great year for robotics. A lot of progresses were made in various fields, and more and more people have started to realize how …

Take a look at our top 7 IoT predictions for this year

At the beginning of any new year comes the inevitable sense of curiosity and wonder as to what the next twelve months will have in store. This phenomenon holds especially true in our current day and age where the ever expanding Internet of Things is transforming business models, enabling brand new …

Internet of Things

The Real Difference Between Google And Apple

Google and Apple are both hyper-successful companies, but chart their patents, and they have completely different innovation signatures.<p>Steve Jobs has been granted 347 patents in the past decade, many awarded posthumously. By contrast, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page only have a combined 27 …

Innovation

How the 80/20 Rule Helped Me Double My Income in Two Months

Learn how you can apply the 80/20 rule to your business.<p>When I first read about the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, I had a healthy skepticism for it. I couldn’t wrap my head around how 80 percent of my work would only lead to 20 percent of results and that the remaining 20 percent of my …

Entrepreneurship

The Future of Not Working

<b>The village is</b> poor, even by the standards of rural Kenya. To get there, you follow a power line along a series of unmarked roads. Eventually, that power line connects to the school at the center of town, the sole building with electricity. Homesteads fan out into the hilly bramble, connected by …

Basic Income

Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python

You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast …

Machine Learning

Google Just Discovered A Massive Web Leak... And You Might Want To Change All Your Passwords

A Google researcher has uncovered what may be the most worrying web leak of 2017 so far, possibly exposing passwords, private messages and other sensitive data from a vast number of sites, including major services like Uber, FitBit and OKCupid.<p>It’s being dubbed CloudBleed by some, as the problem …

Information Security

Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers

The human brain is nature's most powerful processor, so it's not surprising that developing computers that mimic it has been a long-term goal. Neural …

Artificial Intelligence

Google commits $11.5M in grants to improve racial equity in the justice system

Google has committed $11.5 million in grants to organizations working to reduce racial inequalities in the criminal justice system, the company’s …

Electric Racer Lucid Air spotted in San Francisco

Barely presented to the public, and the electric limousine Lucid Air already did its first vanity ride to San Francisco. In December Lucid Motors, a …

Silicon Valley

Unknown Autonomous Vehicle Spotted in Palo Alto

A Lexus SUV, and not one used by Waymo, was spotted in downtown Palo Alto on University Avenue. The vehicle was unmarked and didn’t say which company …

How To Tell If Your Business Is A Dinosaur

The picture’s pretty bleak, gentlemen…The world’s climates are changing, the mammals are taking over, and we all have a brain about the size of a walnut<i>.</i> <i>- Dinosaurs talking in The Far Side by Gary Larson, via Ray Kurzweil</i><p>Pretty much every day someone calls me, sighs, and launches into a description …

Leadership