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The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and guarded the Jews of the ghettos in …

Hall Partners Launches Avatar

London, UK 25 June 2014 – Hall & Partners today announced the launch of Avatar, a new predictive modelling and strategic simulation platform that …

This Is the Most Accurate Simulation of the Universe Ever

From out Earthly perspective, the universe appears to be unchanging. But of course, it isn’t.<p>From out Earthly perspective, the universe appears to be unchanging. But of course, it isn’t; the universe is a dynamic and evolving place even if we can’t see so with our own eyes. A new set of …

Dark Matter

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Teenager builds £1m firm in six months

At just 19 years old, Josh Valman has built a global manufacturing company, valued at more than £1m<p>Josh Valman started designing robots when he was just 10 years old. “I’ve always liked taking things apart,” he explains. “My father was a chemical engineer. When I was two, he found me scribbling all …

The Best Entrepreneurs Don't Start Companies, They Invent Categories

<i>Jordy Leiser is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>StellaService</i><i>, a company that independently monitors and rates the customer service performance of online retailers.</i><p>Starting a new company is difficult. The numbers say that 75 percent of startups fail, but that doesn’t change the fact that lots of people do it …

Office politics: Microsoft comes back to reality

On his 52nd day as Microsoft’s chief executive officer, Satya Nadella took the stage to present the world as Microsoft sees it. Life today, Nadella said, is "mobile-first and cloud-first." As Nadella tells it, Microsoft is uniquely positioned to thrive in that world — because it alone understands …

Virtual reality headsets are fun, but how about turning the real world into a game?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>There’s a lot of buzz around virtual reality gaming headsets at the moment, with all eyes focused on Oculus Rift and Sony(s …

The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh

How the Steel City avoided Detroit’s fate.<p>It’s hard to pinpoint the moment Pittsburgh began its three-decade climb back from the dead, but Red Whittaker marks the comeback from the instant he heard the ominous clack of a door closing behind him when he entered a secured building near the melted …

Why Marketers Fear The Female Geek

So, there is this story making the rounds where Paul Dini on a podcast explains why execs do not want female viewers for their super hero shows. …

Dylan's Desk: The last thing I need is an interactive refrigerator

I don’t want a refrigerator that talks to me.<p>If I’m getting up in the middle of a Netflix binge session to get a beer, I can just open the door to the fridge and look to see if it has any more bottles. And if it’s empty, I will speak some choice words to my fridge — but I don’t want it talking back …

Why More and More Brands Care About Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing continues to increase in attention and some say that it is one of the biggest things we will see in marketing for 2014. In order …

The Road to Superintelligence

(Image credit: mindcontrol.se)<p>In the 21st century, we are walking an important road. Our species is alone on this road and it has one destination: super-intelligence.<p>The most forward-thinking visionaries of our species were able to get a vague glimpse of this destination in the early 20th century. …

Singularity

From risk to resilience: Using analytics and visualization to reduce supply chain vulnerability

Article<p>From risk to resilience: Using analytics and visualization to reduce supply chain vulnerability Deloitte Review issue 14<p>January 17, …

Toyota Production System

BoE cyber attack exercise shows banks unprepared

Simulated three–day attack on Britain's financial system reveals problems<p>A Bank of England–led exercise simulating a major cyber attack on the British financial system has revealed a lack of knowledge among banks about how and when to report security breaches, as well as problems with coordinating …

Cybersecurity

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack of clear signposts that allow founders to judge their company’s performance. The reality is, most …