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'Solo' Director Ron Howard Has a 3-Step Checklist for Scripts. Using It Will Help Your Pitch or Presentation

Master the art of presentations with this checklist by a legendary movie director.<p>If you want to create an exciting business presentation that keeps your audience on their edge of their seats, then steal a page from one of Hollywood's best storytellers, Ron Howard.<p>Howard is the legendary director …

Bill Gates

Mouser Electronics

Sponsored Content<p>Generation Robot: Co-existing with Robots<p>We often talk about robots working for us—even replacing our jobs, but what about robots as co-workers? At the KUKA development lab in Augsburg, Germany, scientists are building robots that can help professionals with tedious and dangerous …

Robotics

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

The World's First Hyperrealistic Male Sex Doll Is Really Something

This company's lifelike dolls can cost more than $10,000.<p>In this episode of VICELAND's <i>SLUTEVER</i>, Karley Sciortino finds herself in the world of lifelike custom male sex dolls. She meets the owners of Sinthetics, the leading manufacturer of these dolls, and visits their Los Angeles operation—part …

A+E Networks

Humanoid robot runs through the park by itself

Robotics

Want to Keep Your Best Workers from Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, fifty percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. …

Employee Engagement

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths

If you watched the Super Bowl a few months ago, you probably saw the coaches talking to each other over headsets during the game. What you didn’t know is that during the 2016 season, the NFL made major league-wide improvements to its radio frequency technology, both to prevent interference from …

Innovation

No death and an enhanced life: Is the future transhuman?

The aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book <i>To Be a Machine,</i> which last week won the Wellcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of death; that we can and should use technology to augment our bodies and our minds; …

Singularity

The formula behind San Francisco’s startup success

Why has San Francisco’s startup scene generated so many hugely valuable companies over the past decade?<p>That’s the question we asked over the past few weeks while analyzing San Francisco startup funding, exit, and unicorn creation data. After all, it’s not as if founders of Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, …

Startups

Don’t charge your brain implant during thunderstorms, docs warn after incident

Doctors report a close call of a woman with an implant that treats her tremor.<p>Last year, futurist Elon Musk announced a new project: a medical …

Singularity

How VC John Doerr Sets (and Achieves) Goals

Since joining Kleiner Perkins in 1980, venture capitalist John Doerr has helped fund Intuit, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and a host of other well-known tech companies. Many of them utilize a goal-setting system Doerr calls “OKR,” for “objectives” and “key results.” His new book, <i>Measure What Matters</i>, …

Management

42 Percent of Startups Fail for This 1 Simple Reason (It's Not What You Think)

Close to half of the over 100 startups analyzed made this mistake -- and never recovered.<p>CBI Insights recently analyzed 101 startup post-mortems (reports they wrote after they failed). The researchers extracted the top reasons startups fail, including things like a pivot going wrong; legal …

Startups

How to Accelerate the Adoption of Digital Health Technology

In 1997, health information technology and digital health pioneer Warner Slack wrote his bold and prophetic book, <i>Cybermedicine: How Computing Empowers Doctors and Patients for Better Care</i>. Slack argued that “the electronic digital computer, with its capacity to hold large amounts of data and to …

Digital Health

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

Mouser Electronics

Sponsored Content<p>Generation Robot: Co-existing with Robots<p>"It used to be the stuff of science fiction. But now, robots are all around us. They’re working in our factories. They’re in our schools. They’re even in our hotel rooms," Grant Imahara, robot expert, and former MythBuster says as he …

Robotics

New 'exploding ant' species puts on a gory, goo-filled show

A new kind of exploding ant found in Borneo will simultaneously fascinate you and gross you out with its toxic self-sacrifice.<p>Nature has invented some wonky defense mechanisms, but ants that explode raise the concept to a new level of horror. A type of tree-dwelling ant found in Borneo has a class …

Insects

5 Scientifically-Based Presentation Hacks to Captivate Any Audience

Your audience gets bored easily. Create multisensory experiences to keep their attention.<p>Molecular biologist John Medina once told me, "The brain does not pay attention to boring things." The statement profoundly shaped my approach to communication skills. My mission is to give readers the tools …

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Playground is betting big on robots

You find robotics in unexpected corners of Playground Global’s Palo Alto headquarters. They’re in the lobby and scattered amongst the cubicles. Inside the venture fund’s labs, an older Spot Mini stands next to RightHand Robotics’ pick and place mechanical arm.<p>A recent video shoot in the space shows …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught Mating in First-of-Its-Kind Video

Since they live in the inky depths of the ocean, anglerfish have rarely been filmed.<p>Something fishy is happening thousands of feet under the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.<p>In a rare video, captured by the science-focused Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation and first released as a <i>Science Magazine</i> …

Zoology

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists built a robot fish to spy on hard-to-find ocean animals

Capturing marine life up close is tricky, but this robot could be a novel solution.<p>Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial …

In 50 years we'll have 'robot angels' and will be able to merge our brains with AI, according to technology experts

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Brian Wong - Kiip, CEO & Co-founder:</b> So in 50 years I think the world will, in terms of technology, really change and really this concept I call proximity of tech - which is how close the technology is to your body. And right now where it's kind of silly, we hold …

A New Kind Of Metal Grown In Tanks May Change The Way We Build Forever

It’s stronger and lighter than high-performance steel–and it can last for generations.<p>A Seattle-based company called Modumetal is <i>growing</i> a new type of metal in liquid tanks rather than forging it in foundries. This new material is lighter and stronger than steel and can resist corrosion under …

'Super Monster Wolf' a success in Japan farming trials

<b>A robot wolf designed to protect farms has proved to be such a success in trials that it is going into mass production next month.</b><p>The "Super Monster Wolf" is a 65cm-long, 50cm-tall robot animal covered with realistic-looking fur, featuring huge white fangs and flashing red eyes, Asahi Television …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

OpenCat DIY Programmable Robot Cat

If you fancy building your very own robotic cat you might be interested in the new programmable and highly manoeuvrable robotic cat created by Team …

A 40-Year-Study Found That Kids Who Do This Are More Likely to Earn the Most Money When They Grow Up

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …