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This Trippy Optical Illusion Will Mess With Your Brain

Now don’t say we didn’t warn you, but this optical illusion is seriously weird.<p>The rotating crosses seem to be changing the shade of the background …

Optical Illusions

Every Industry Will Be Disrupted By Open Data Within 10 Years

At an Internet Of Things conference this year I gave a speech on why traditional business models will be disrupted by IOT and Open Data. One such example I used was the car insurance industry, and how I believed that telematics was already dead. I was immediately pounced on during the break by a …

Internet of Things

Steve Jobs didn’t build that: The truth about the Mac empire you won’t learn from his biopic

There is no iPhone without public funding. An economics professor strips our greatest innovators of their mystique<p><i>Mariana Mazzucato is a professor in the Economics of Innovation program at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex. Her widely acclaimed book,</i> The Entrepreneurial …

How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years

Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction.<p>Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction of artificial …

Machine Learning

The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon

Do you enjoy picking groceries up in your electric car? When you get to the store, do you prefer to pay with bitcoins? Do you have solar panels on your house? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you’re in the distinct minority. So much so, that a lot of people probably think you’re …

Innovation

What Are Smart Contracts? Cryptocurrency’s Killer App

By Jay Cassano10 minute Read<p>What if you could cut your mortgage rate, make it easier to update your will, and ensure that your buddy was never able …

Eight Ways Cloud Is Making Supply Chains Very Smart

In the world of supply chains, signing on a new partner or trading partner has typically marked the beginning of a marathon. Whether by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), EDIFACT, cXML, ebXML, value added networks, portals, or the rest of the alphabet soup of connectivity approaches, a great deal …

Our universe is a pretty amazing place. By Abstruse Goose.

Cartoon by Loren Fishman, via Not an Exact Science Show.

A UFO, caught on tape! Via AsapSCIENCE.

A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good. http://t.co/yJLJYM7j4D

Meet Google's Security Princess

As Google's top hacker, Parisa Tabriz thinks like a criminal—and manages the brilliant, wonky guys on her team with the courage and calm of a hostage negotiator.<p>"Security Princess" is Parisa Tabriz's official title at Google. Seriously. And yes, you can google that. "'Information Security Engineer' …