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Self-driving taxis will begin trials in Japan next year

Self-driving cars are a few years away from becoming a thing, right? Not in Japan, where the company Robot Taxi has announced that it'll start testing robotic taxis in 2016. A report by the Wall Street Journal reveals that the firm will begin by offering autonomous rides to 50 people in Kanagawa …


We Don't Need The Best People, We Need The Best Teams

In 1997, in a landmark article, McKinsey declared the war for talent. The firm argued that due to demographic shifts, recruiting the “best and the brightest” was even more important than “capital, strategy, or R&D.” The report was enormously influential and continues to affect how enterprises …

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Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

Whether they’re in Beijing, Warsaw, or San Francisco, every student in Harvard’s HBX Live! virtual classroom now sits front and center.

(Poets&Quants) — The day’s Harvard Business School case study poses a simple question: Is Uber really worth $50 billion?

Bharat Anand, a Harvard strategy professor, …

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This gadget brings GPS navigation to your bike

No need to check your smartphone for directions.

SmartHalo is a new bicycle GPS system that eliminates the need to check your smartphone for directions and makes biking a much safer mode of transportation.

The accessory is compatible with any regular bicycle’s set of handlebars. It connects to your …

Why Self-Managed Teams Are the Future of Business

Could you build a business around teams of people who have no manager and who report to no one up a "food chain"? If you want your business to thrive going forward, you just might want to

Self-Managed Teams Are Already A Proven Success

A recent Harvard Business Journal article was titled, "Are We …


The Efficiency Paradox

Leaders today can no longer afford to think in conventional terms of efficiency, but must shape networks in the context of a shared mission. Related …


Banks should be afraid, the disruption of financial services has only just begun

Banking will undergo a revolution such as that seen on high street travel, betting and book-selling

We are becoming used to doing more of our banking online or on mobiles – in fact it has probably been some time since many of us actually set foot in a high street bank branch. This might lead you to …

The Apple Watch Points To The Future Of The Mobile Phone

Do you remember the concepts mooted when the original iPhone rumor first surfaced way back in 2006 ? And do you remember seeing the iPhone for the first time and laughing at the pictures splashed all over the magazines a week before launch of a white phone with a jog-wheel ?

The mobile phone form …

These Uncanny Valley robots will really creep you out

Japanese robotics professor Masahiro Mori devised the concept of the 'uncanny valley' in 1970. It's the point at which a robot is made to appear so human-like -- if not quite human enough -- that it inspires feelings of uneasiness and revulsion in we mere mortals. In other words, humanoid robots …


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Everytown’s five-guideline report created in response to Obama’s call last week for citizens to pressure lawmakers into enacting stricter gun control laws

‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ is a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst, played by Streep in a new film, but for some the phrase evokes …


How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information. It has also helped shape the practice of management. Staying true to its roots as an engineering-centric company, Google has stood out both for its early skepticism of the value of …


Watch how Swiss Post is delivering with drones

Switzerland's postal service is testing delivery drones, which could eventually be used to deliver urgent parcels directly to people's doors.

Swiss Post has teamed up with SwissWorld Cargo, the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines, and Californian drone manufacturer Matternet, to …


Household Robots Are Here, but Where Are They Going?

Social robots like Amazon’s Echo can play music and tell you the weather today, but their real promise is potentially decades away.Social robots like …


The car of the future is 'the most powerful computer you will ever own'

The chips inside driverless cars will be as powerful as those used in some supercomputers, according to Danny Shapiro, senior director of automotive at Nvidia

The car of the future will be the most powerful computer you will ever own, packing the processing power of a supercomputer into a box the …

Google to Test Bubble-Shaped Self-Driving Cars in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO — The world is one step closer to the day when people can, in good conscience, drive to work while sipping coffee, texting with a friend and working on a laptop computer.

On Friday, Google announced that sometime this summer several prototype versions of its self-driving cars are set …


Baidu’s Artificial-Intelligence Supercomputer Beats Google at Image Recognition

A supercomputer specialized for the machine-learning technique known as deep learning could help software understand us better.Update: On June 1,


This $9 computer could change the economics of building hardware

Cheaper chips push the internet of things closer to reality.

Today in a garage in Oakland, California, a company that could pave the way for a new generation of hardware startups is being built. Much like William Hewlett and David Packard started Hewlett-Packard out of their garage in Palo Alto, a …

Tesla unveils revolutionary home battery pack

Tesla has unveiled a domestic battery which has the potential to revolutionise how power is generated, stored and used in the future

The Tesla Powerwall is essentially a giant lithium-ion battery pack, designed to store solar energy, and provide a back-up power system for blackouts or during times …


Why Tesla Wants to Sell a Battery for Your Home

Tesla launches a stationary battery aimed at companies with variable electricity rates and homes with solar panels.Seeking to expand its business …


Microsoft Making Fast Progress with HoloLens

In just a few months, the Microsoft wearable device that blends virtual reality with the real world seems to have gotten closer to becoming a …


Robot Mimics Chefs to Prepare Five-Star Dishes at Home

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A set of robotic arms has expertly prepared a professional chef's crab bisque recipe at a recent industrial fair in Hanover, Germany, …


What Microsoft Was for PCs, This Company Hopes to Be for Drones

Startup unveils a control system it hopes will become the industry standard for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.Microsoft’s Windows operating …


World's first robot chef wants to make you crab bisque

Like John Torode and Gregg Wallace at the end of an invention test, Moley Robotics wants you to stop cooking. The UK company has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first robot chef at the Hanover Messe robotics fair in Germany.

The chef – more of an automated kitchen side – comprises two robotic …


This project in Google’s secret research lab could change the future of batteries

Google’s top secret Google X research lab is working on a handful of projects to build better batteries for mobile devices, reports the Wall Street Journal.

It’s not just about making sure our cell phones last a little longer, though that’s a nice side-effect too. Really, what’s going on is that the …


Inexpensive Electric Cars May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

A new study suggests that battery-powered vehicles are close to being cost-effective for most people.Electric cars may seem like a niche product that …

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Inside the meat lab: the future of food

The future feast is laid out around a cool white room at Eindhoven's University of Technology . There is a steak tartare of in-vitro beef fibre, wittily knitted into the word "meat". There are "fruit-meat" amuse-gueules. The green- and pink-striped sushi comes from a genetically modified vegetarian …

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Waiting on the Elio, a Three-Wheeled Dream Car of the Future

Last year, Sean Donahue, a 37-year-old marketing director at a branding firm near San Diego, attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where, amid virtual reality goggles and 4K televisions, he saw a design that struck him as truly futuristic. “It looked like something out of the movie …

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One step ahead

Engineers show off a simple way to make walking more efficient

"THE human body is a machine that winds its own springs," wrote Julien Offray de La …

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These giant robotic ants could one day replace factory workers

The future is now.

This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at entrepreneur.com.

By: Kim Lachance Shandrow, Entrepreneur.com

Someday, just maybe, the modern factory worker could be replaced completely by technology. It’s a scary thought for some. What’s …