Scott Emmons

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How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

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This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

This in-ear translator will hit eardrums next month

Aussie startup Lingmo is claiming a world-first with the launch of an earpiece that translates foreign languages in seconds.<p>Aussie startup Lingmo is farewelling language faux pas with an earpiece that can translate eight languages, taking seconds, and it could be yours within a month.<p>Lingmo's …

Inside Facebook's plan to eat another $350 billion IT market

He suggested doing something that had never been done before and could upend the $350 billion telecommunication market.<p>"It can't be so difficult to build our own system," the engineer said, referring to the telecom equipment that sends data across cables and wireless networks, a system that could …

World's thinnest hologram will make screen size 'irrelevant'

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi -- the future is more awesome than I expected!<p>A team of Australian and Chinese researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne has unveiled the world's thinnest hologram with the potential to change the way we look at technology -- quite literally.<p>The "nano-hologram" is set apart …

Smurfs game for HoloLens teases Pokémon Go style gaming with more beloved characters

What if, instead of playing <i>Pokémon Go</i> and using its legion of obscure creatures to navigate augmented reality, you could instead do it using classic …

A problem that keeps warehouse work from being fully automated has just been solved

Amazon, the largest US ecommerce company, has about 45,000 robots working in its warehouses, but so far they don’t seem to be taking jobs from people. That’s partly because today’s commercially feasible robots are only capable of doing a small piece of the work involved in packaging an order.<p>But …

Robotics

Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe<p>Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or …

A nightmare future of AR is closer than we think

Is AR going to make our life better or turn it into a nightmare reality overlaid with incessant ads? At SXSW we watched the short film HYPER-REALITY by Keiichi Matsuda with Galit Ariel, who’s publishing a book on our AR future: Augmenting Alice. Matsuda’s film shows a possible dystopian future of …

Technology and Innovation Conferences That Will Inspire Your Team in 2017 | Inc.com

It's impossible for companies to thrive without technology and innovation. Identifying and evolving with industry trends and finding new ways to keep audiences engaged with your brand is what separates successful businesses from the rest. There's no better time than the present to sharpen your …

An Insider’s Take On Innovation

By Matt Pillar, chief editor<p><i>We sat down with a pioneer of the retail innovation game to understand where he came from, how he works, and how he got</i> …

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How Neiman Marcus Is Blurring Digital And Physical Store Lines

For an iconic luxury brand, Scott Emmons, who runs the Innovation Lab for Neiman Marcus, the approach to evaluating and using new technologies is all …

The Cure For The Mid-Career Crisis

Most of us have seen it happen time and time again to family, friends, and colleagues -- corporate professionals in their early 50s being laid off. Too young to retire and too old to easily find another job at a commensurate level, pros over 50 can feel especially vulnerable, as many of us at this …

How to build your own Raspberry Pi Cluster

<i>The banana is for scale.</i>When I originally built the Raspberry Pi Dramble 6-node Pi cluster in 2014 (for testing Ansible with bare metal hardware on …

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How to Speed Through Immigration Lines While Abroad

You know how to speed through immigration at home—but did you know that there are ways to zip across foreign borders, too? A number of countries have …

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Immerge is a ball of Lytro cameras for VR video

Lytro first made a name for itself with a small rectangular camera that did one magical thing: It allowed you to refocus photos <i>after</i> you've taken …

The 20 best places to live overseas

For those looking to make the move, HSBC's annual Expat Explorer survey is an excellent resource. The survey ranks the top countries based on experience, economics, and raising children abroad, with subcategories for each group — and a lot can change in a year.<p>Last year's number one, Switzerland, …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

Target wants to turn Minneapolis into a mini Silicon Valley

Target (TGT) is known as a major brick-and-mortar retailer.<p>But it also now wants to be known as a major e-commerce innovator, helping to create and …

4K is boring and other musings on the failures of innovation

The cardinal rule of technology is simple: It must never, ever, under any circumstances, be boring. The engine that motivates consumers to spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on a device that's not essential to furthering our lives is all down to the excitement it gives us. That's why IFA …

CES

Companies can benefit from setting up innovation centers: study - St. Louis Business Journal

By Brian Feldt <br>– Senior Reporter, St. Louis Business Journal<p>Jul 24, 2015, 11:32am CDT<p>A new research study outlining how businesses are investing in …

The Rise of the Innovation Center

July 24, 2015<p>Share this content:<p>It's a slow ascension. Just over a third of large enterprises support one. Names like Ford, Sephora, and Walmart, …

Innovation

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | The Star

People who are highly analytical have more activity in their left frontal lobe. And people who are highly insightful have more activity in the right …

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