VR’s promise of boundless virtual worlds to explore is, in practice, rather more tethered to reality, given physical limits on play spaces — meaning you can only walk so far in the corresponding virtual
A few weeks ago I said startups need discipline in finance, operations, and organization. I suggested these disciplines are so important that when big companies stop practicing them, they get in trouble.
Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness;
Italian physicist Enrico Fermi once famously exclaimed “Where is everybody?” We have been trying to answer his paradox — we exist, so aliens should exist, too — ever since. According to one new solution,
Robin Hanson predicts in "The Age of Em" that we'll develop cheap technology for emulating brains on computers in the next 100 years. He expects emulations, or ems, to be like human brains but able to
Mood lighting, cinema, and gym facilities included. Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban
Now that Google has infused the brand of artificial intelligence known as machine learning into everything from search to speech recognition, it’s making the technology it views as tech’s next big wave
This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor. Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. Against huge odds, smart young people
IBM cloud launches Swift runtime, open-source AWS Lambda competitor, GitHub Enterprise, VMware support
IBM today announced new services available from its public cloud, thanks to deeper partnerships with Apple, GitHub, and VMware. IBM is also launching a new cloud service called Bluemix OpenWhisk that an
Artificial intelligence will eventually solve some of the world's biggest problems -- but it'll take some smart humans to get it there. Quoc Le, a software engineer at Google Brain, is one such human.
Brilliant arrays of golden photomultiplier tubes amount to astrophysical ghost detectors. Neutrino detectors don't even look real—or they at least don't look like utilitarian instruments for doing fundamental
Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds
In the last few decades, researchers have pursued the problem in two separate programs — string theory and loop quantum gravity — that are widely considered incompatible by their practitioners. But now
The humble hardware store is getting a lot more high-tech. One of the most well-known employees at the Orchard Supply Hardware store in downtown San Jose, California, is a 5-foot-tall autonomous robot.
A world leading scientist on the search for extraterrestrials pointed out a flaw in Stephen Hawking's fear of finding intelligent
This silence has influenced a new group of experts over recent years which says it's time to stop listening and start talking — by deliberately transmitting messages into space for anyone who might be
It uses complex cryptography and a wide network of records — known as a "distributed ledger" — to eliminate the need for a central bank or middle man to regulate transactions. Banks have been swarming