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Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock<p>Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an …

Microsoft’s new Sway app is a tool to build elegant websites

A new type of Office app<p>Microsoft is launching Sway today, a new app that’s part of the company’s Office family of products. It will sit alongside the regular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote apps as a rich content creation tool. In its most basic form, Sway allows anyone to create a beautiful …

Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

The Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, which last summer raised $2.6 million via crowdfunding, has finally begun shipping, the company now claims. Early backers may be a bit skeptical, given the delays the company experienced since raising a significant round of funding many months …

Wormhole Time Travel: Cambridge Physicist Proposes Possibility Of Sending Messages Through Time

A Cambridge scientist has published a paper which might contain a theoretical method to send messages backwards in time.<p>But, look - before anyone …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Tinitell

Today, Kickstarter sees the launch of yet another clever product: Tinitell is the world's smallest mobile phone designed specifically for kids. Yet this piece of Swedish innovation could easily find its way onto the wrists of adults too, given its solid design and simple accessibility.<p>The audacious …

Cute

Shape-shifting PaperFold smartphone joins the fold

Described as a multi-display, shape-changing smartphone, the PaperFold allows up to three separate E-Ink displays to be combined into various shapes …

eReaders

OpenWorm project wants you to help create the world’s first digital organism

Stephen Larson wants to create the world’s first digital organism, and he starting simple — with a worm. Larson has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money to create OpenWorm as part of an effort to accelerate our understanding of the human brain.<p>If his team succeeds, he says, …

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

Tribesports Wants to be the Ultimate Android Fitness-Tracker

From Runtastic and Endomondo, to Strava and RunKeeper, there’s no shortage of GPS fitness-tracking apps out there. So when the good folks at Tribesports launched their own incarnation for iPhone back in January, well, one wondered what they could bring to the table that wasn’t already available. …

Watch out Kinect, AllSee does gesture control without a camera

What if you could turn the music down on your phone by just waving your hand? That's the idea behind AllSee, a new gadget under development by computer scientists at the University of Washington. Built by the same guys who created the gesture-recognition in the Galaxy Nexus, the tiny sensor works …

The Gear Fit is what wearables should look like

Samsung steals its own limelight with a smartly designed fitness band<p>The original Galaxy Gear was always a beta device. Samsung’s first smartwatch was testing waters the company had never waded in before, and it took a lot of well-earned criticism for its shortcomings. Less than six months later, …

Silk Makes it Easier to Explore and Visualize Online Data

Silk is a beautiful website building platform for people who want to create and manage a specialized database online. Now, it’s rolling out a new ‘Explore’ page format so that visitors can easily search and filter the information that they’ve published online.<p>When you hit the Explore tab on the …

Lotus Motorcycles C-01 now 'ready for the road'

When we first laid eyes on leaked images of the Lotus Motorcycles C-01, we wondered if its laid-back, sport cruiser shape was really appropriate for a motorcycle bearing any connection with Colin Chapman and the company's famous "add lightness" mantra. We've now seen official pictures of the bike …

Nokian concept winter tires get studly on demand

Studded snow tires are a rarity in the US today. Many drivers opt for all-season tires for the entire winter, and those that don't generally buy studless snow tires. In many states, studded tires are only permitted during a specific period of the year or even only when the road is snow-covered …

Pics.io rolls out an online RAW converter

<b>Ever wanted the ability to convert RAW photos on the run? Thanks to the power of the browser, this is now a possibility.</b><p>Pics.io has been talking …

Software

Google Glass' First Start-Up Innovators | Inc.com

When the first murmurings of Google Glass surfaced, the idea took some time to get used to. But now more and more start-ups have adapted and created new technologies and to fit the interface--and one in particular is on its way to making money from this fresh technology.<p>The New York-based online …

Google Glass

Dynamic Duo: BMW Unleashes All-New M3 Sedan And M4 Coupe for 2015

It has been a banner year for performance cars, with the launch of about a dozen new models, including the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG.<p>Now it’s BMW’s turn.<p>The M3, stuff of legends and myths, is all new for 2015. It loses weight, gains torque and, perhaps most …

Zuli’s Smartplugs Turn Your Phone Into The Proximity-Based Switch For The Connected Home

A recent Kickstarter project called the Zuli Smartplug makes each of your power outlets intelligent thanks to Bluetooth low-energy, along with remote control from a smartphone, proximity triggering and scheduling, too. It’s sort of like what you maybe have been hearing about with Apple’s iBeacons, …

Consumer tech prepares to invade the operating room

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Luis Louro<p>Much like enterprises are using more consumer technology (or consumer-like) technology, …

AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

There are more than 40,000 health-related apps on the market. Yet there is little oversight or organization, leaving even the professionals scratching their heads over what to formally recommend.<p>With tens of thousands of health-related apps on the market, and hundreds more popping up every day, …

Apps

Samsung files patent for potential Google Glass rival

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service<p>Samsung may not have hit it out of the park with the Galaxy Gear …

Indian Splendor: Luxury Property Photography by Natalia Kaul

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>The weather in India can be exceedingly hot (assuming it’s not monsoon season). But staying indoors is no way to spend a vacation. Instead, …

Family House In Pereda / Zwei Estudio Creativo

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A young couple and a privileged parcel in the middle of a rural core mark the starting points of this …

Regulation

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

Maker Faire

VW redoes A-ha's 'Take On Me' music video

Volkswagen has been responsible for its fair share of witty, clever commercials. "Tiny Vader" might be the most popular, but somehow, we think this newest spot will find a big audience. VW delivers not so much a cover, but a reimagining, of 1980s Norwegian pop band A-ha's famous music video for …