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Congressional Negotiators Announce Bipartisan Budget Deal

The two lead budget negotiators in Congress have announced a comprehensive budget deal to keep the federal government funded for the next two …

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The secret Hong Kong facility that uses boiling goo to mine Bitcoins

A single bitcoin is now worth over $1,000, but the process of mining for the digital currency — in which people devote computing power to facilitate global Bitcoin transactions and secure the currency's network — is growing increasingly expensive. Serious miners have started to build dedicated …

How is Big Data Transforming Your 80/20 Analytics?

Even today, most organizations technically struggle to answer even the simplest 80/20 analytics questions: Which 20% of customers generate 80% of the profits? Which 20% of suppliers are responsible for 80% of customer UX complaints? What 20% of customers facilitate 80% of the most helpful …

JFK Said These Very Wise Words

JFK never said, “Ich bin ein Taxpayer,” but he might have. He understood something many people in America don’t even 50 years after his death. Our tax system creates odd incentives and needs reform. That was true 50 years ago and remains so today.<p>JFK didn’t like expense accounts and business …

Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

Swirl, A Beacon-Fueled Marketing System, Raises $8M So Retailers Can Track Shoppers

With the goal of closing the gap between retailers and shoppers, the SaaS startup Swirl Networks, Inc. is rolling out a system of in-store beacons to notify consumers of specific deals according to where they stand in the store.<p>A little Big Brother? Yes. But it’s happening: Swirl has just closed an …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

How Native Advertising Is Changing The Rules Of The Game Of Cat And Mouse

The DVR gave consumers a powerful new weapon in their long running battle to elude the commercial messages that brands spend billions to put in front of them. Increasingly programming is recorded which means that viewers can choose to shuttle past the commercial pod to the next scene. The Walking …

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

Warpaint announce sophomore album, stream new song “Love Is To Die”

At last, Los Angeles rockers Warpaint have announced the follow-up to their 2010 Top Star-earning debut, <i>The Fool</i>. It’s self-titled, spans 12 tracks, …

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Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …