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Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.

The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …

Big Data, Internet and the Technology that will Define the Future of Business - OpenMind

Our social environment, how we enjoy ourselves, how we buy, what we study, how we travel,… Everything we do has changed thanks to the Internet and a …

Big Data

The cold fusion race just heated up

The E-Cat, or Energy Catalyser, is an alleged cold fusion reactor invented by Andrea Rossi. While many researchers claim to have produced small quantities of excess heat using nickel and hydrogen, Rossi claims he can produce kilowatts and his technology is ready for industry. Rossi's claims are …

Fusion

Virtual Creatures in a Box, Controlled by You

A startup uses an old parlor trick and smartphone sensing to let you control virtual objects in a see-through box. H+ Technology is building Holus, a …

Monsters

15 Emerging Agriculture Technologies That Will Change The World

Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging agriculture technologies.

Below are technologies related to …

Agriculture

Why Silicon Valley has a chance to dominate the auto industry

A 1985 article in the New York Times wondered what had happened to the fad of laptop computers, which had (the article claimed) been relatively …

Silicon Valley

How Dogfish Head strives for quality through science

Meet the Team

The people who combine their passions for science and beer

After three-and-a-half years working as a pharmaceutical chemist, April Fools …

Beer

How People Will Use the Apple Watch

Developers and designers debate whether the Apple Watch will find its purpose. When Apple unveiled the first iPad in 2010, many pundits scoffed. …

Wearable Tech

IndieBio Will Accelerate Synthetic Biology To Tech Startup Speed

Can biology move at “internet speed”? Is there a Moore’s Law for cells? What about the problems that cannot be solved by information technology alone? IndieBio, a new biotech accelerator based in both San Francisco and Cork, Ireland, is proposing to answer these questions and more.

“What a lot of …

Biotechnology

The Reason Why Google Glass, Amazon Fire Phone and Segway All Failed

Despite huge fanfare at launch, after a few brief months Google Glass is no longer on the market. The Amazon FirePhone was also launched to great hype, yet sales flopped and the company recently took a $170M write off on inventory.

Do you blame the CEO?

Fortune mercilessly blamed Fire Phone’s failure …

Google

Why our roboticists are working for the 99 percent

Robots are taking over the world -- well, the front pages -- and are being blamed for the pre-crime of creating a dystopian world that may see huge numbers of jobs destroyed and enormous amounts of wealth concentrated into the hands of ever fewer people. To prevent this nightmare scenario, …

Robots

Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence

A true AI might ruin the world—but that assumes it’s possible at all.Years ago I had coffee with a friend who ran a startup. He had just turned 40. …

Intelligence

Beacon-Influenced Sales: $4 Billion This Year, $44 Billion Next

While beacons are popping up in many different industries and locations, the most significant impact this year likely will be in retail.

While still a …

Sales

Hyperloop Is Real: Meet The Startups Selling Supersonic Travel

The majestic Senate majority leader suite in the U.S. Capitol was still Harry Reid’s in September when he eagerly scooched his leather chair across the Oriental rug to gaze at something that, he was told, would change transportation forever.

Former SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan (yes, that’s his …

Startups

Alibaba begins drone delivery trials in China

China's biggest internet retailer says it has begun testing drone-based deliveries to hundreds of customers.

It says the trial will last three days and be limited to areas within a one-hour flight of its distribution centres in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

The company's blog adds that it believes …

China

Audi's self-driving car: Hands off the steering wheel!

A glimpse of our automated future in a sedan that’s ahead of the curve.

What’s it like to drive a car that drives itself? To give a computer full control of your destiny, on the highway, at 70 miles an hour?

It will happen to you, maybe not in five years, but definitely within 15. You’ll be on the …

Driving

Microsoft Headset Rewrites Reality with Holograms

Microsoft has developed a version of the game Minecraft for the Hololens headset. The device senses the environment around a person so that virtual …

Augmented Reality

Tapped In: 8 craft beers for your Super Bowl party

Last year, Americans spent just shy of $536 million on beer during the Big Game. And as we get more selective about what we drink, it’s critical to have the right choices on hand.

This Sunday’s match-up of the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots is more than the epic conclusion to the NFL …

Beer

New Brews: Fresh NYC Beers to Cure the Midwinter Blues

Time for another edition of New Brews, where we tell you about the new beers arriving on draft lines and beer store shelves around the city. In this …

Single-Hop Beer: Breweries Get Focused - Bon Appétit

This is Foaming at the Mouth, Joshua M. Bernstein’s hopped-up adventures in the ever-expanding universe of beer. And yes, he would like another round, please.

I’ve always liked the bitter side of life.

During my kid years I gobbled ribbons of black licorice, an obsession that led adult me to down …

“@jackieosbrewery BB Brick Kiln #GoCavs”

Crack Open a Cold One in Honor of the Beer Can’s 80th Birthday

The first canned beer was sold on Jan. 24, 1935

The beer can is a lowly vessel. It is not the stuff of special treats and celebrating milestones; it is the stuff of chugging, drinking games, tailgates and house parties. It is the only contraption that will work in that practice known as …

Beer

Cerveja do dia: Pagan Dragon's Blood Wine (9,5% / Barley Wine / Curitiba, PR - Brasil) #cervejadodia #beeroftheday http://t.co/6DoooOpqYW

¡Nos vemos el lunes! ¡PROST! #BierNes de @PaulanerMx http://t.co/82i307wlmN

Tomorrow is the 80th anniversary of the beer can and we know how we're celebrating. http://t.co/nFLjFnjjTE

Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout. Brewed with lactose, & PJ's Coffee. Limited release. 6% ABV http://t.co/Jn8V5GLELf

Your Beer Bucket List: 20 Must-Try Styles

Have you tried all of these beers? [Photo: Vicky Wasik]

For the first two years of my beer drinking career, every glass I held looked more or less the same: copperish liquid with a fluffy white head. This was the color of my comfort zone. If a beer label said "amber" or "brown" anywhere on it, it …

Beer

The Internet of Things Plan To Make Libraries and Museums Awesomer

Are cultural institutions the environment iBeacon has been waiting for?

Two large banners greet patrons when they walk into Orlando Public Library.

Amid posters about the library’s family-friendly services and upcoming programming, the banners urge patrons to do something a bit uncharacteristic for a …

Libraries

Autonomous driving will change everything – and soon

In this article moovel CEO, Robert Henrich and CFO, Marcus Spickermann take the time to explain what autonomous driving means to us as human beings, …

Driving

Summer IPA - Doppio Malto & @Bodebrown (em Skullman’s Tavern)

I work Offshore so when I have time I like to: listen to heavy music, drink beer, vodka, bourbon, play my guitar, grind my own coffee, cook my own …