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Digital shopping, meet physical buttons
Amazon is completely redefining “one click buying,” making it possible for customers to buy more of an item by clicking a physical button in their house.
The new “Dash Buttons” will target customers who generally use Amazon to buy certain products — like paper …Amazon
Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid of failure, it has to begin by you being …Leadership
How Google’s Crazy Stratospheric Internet Balloons Matured Into a Technology That Could Bring Billions More People Online
Billions of people could get online for the first time thanks to helium balloons that Google will soon send over many places cell towers …Project Loon
AUSTIN, Texas — As everybody knows, Google made some mistakes with Google Glass. Now the man who led the project has come out and said exactly where he believes the company went wrong.
"We made one really great decision, and one not so great," explained Astro Teller, the head of Google X division …Google
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems, and business intelligence have …Artificial Intelligence
AeroMobil is already wowing people with a prototype of a flying car. But over the next decade, it wants to give new meaning to the term …Flying Car
What do the Hydrogen bomb, the Minuteman missile and precision guided weapons all have in common? They all provided crucial financing for technology that we now carry around in our pockets. It is a curious fact of modern society that civilian life, in large part, is powered by the technology of war.
Last year Merriam Webster’s dictionary stated that ”culture” was the most popular word of the year. Well, it has now become one of the most important words in corporate board rooms, and for good reason.
We have a retention crisis. New Deloitte research shows that culture, engagement, and employee …Management
What you can do, starting tomorrow.
In my years at Google GOOG I’ve noticed that some of the ideas about culture that we put into place were not that groundbreaking. But they still deserve attention.
You either believe people are fundamentally good or you don’t. If you do believe they’re good, then …Google
Uber, the poster child of the sharing economy, came out of nowhere and managed to overhaul the traditional taxi business in just a few short years. It now has a valuation of approximately $41 billion.
Now Wall Street is searching for the next industry that can be Uber-fied. There are rooms …Health Care
BARCELONA, Spain – There are still 4 billion people in the world who are not online.
Figuring out how to address that problem and why it matters was one of the main themes this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But while the global telecom industry has embraced this as one its most …Google
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 …
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 …Business Technology
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 …
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
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
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
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 …
Developers and designers debate whether the Apple Watch will find its purpose. When Apple unveiled the first iPad in 2010, many pundits scoffed. …Watches
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 …
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 …
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, …
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. …Artificial Intelligence
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 …
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 …
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 …Asia
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 …
Microsoft has developed a version of the game Minecraft for the Hololens headset. The device senses the environment around a person so that virtual …
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 …
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 …