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This Smartpen Quickly Digitizes -- And Transcribes -- Your Handwriting

As a journalist, I take a lot of notes. That usually means writing by hand in a notebook. I’ve taken an iPad to meetings. It looks a little pretentious, but has become more acceptable the past few years. That said, I’m always worried that my notes won’t save if I’m not on the building’s WiFi …

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2018 REPORT: How the IoT is evolving to reach the mainstream with businesses and consumers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. The technology that underlies this whole segment is evolving quickly, whether it's the rapid rise of the Amazon Echo and voice assistants upending the consumer space, or growth of …

Internet of Things

6 Storytelling Lessons For Any Leader to Use Around Their First 100 Days

As we approach the Trump Presidency’s first 100 day mark, much discussion has ensued over whether the importance of great accomplishment in the days out of the gate is fact or folly. It is no surprise that leading Democrats are calling it fact, while top Republicans, including the President, are …

Alibaba founder Jack Ma: AI will cause people ‘more pain than happiness’

The billionaire said key social conflict will be the rise of artificial intelligence and longer life expectancy, which will lead to aging workforce fighting for fewer jobs<p>Artificial intelligence and other technologies will cause people “more pain than happiness” over the next three decades, …

THE VIRTUAL REALITY REPORT: How the early days of VR are unfolding and the challenges it must overcome to reach mass adoption

<i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>The virtual reality (VR) market has made significant strides throughout 2016.<p>New VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive debuted amid …

Seattle grapples with Airbnb in proposal to limit hosts to two properties

Seattle will move forward with plans to restrict how many units its residents can list on short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and VRBO.<p>Keeping things a little more lax than cities that have adopted a one-host, one-home policy, Seattle’s proposal would allow each short-term rental host to list …

Housing

Artificial intelligence survey finds UK public broadly optimistic

Support for ‘machine learning’ depended on what it would be used for, with mass unemployment among main fears<p>Apart from fears of mass unemployment, accidents with machinery, restrictions on freedom, increased economic inequality and a devalued human experience, the public are broadly optimistic …

Eight ways intelligent machines are already in your life

<b>Many people are unsure about exactly what machine learning is. But the reality is that it is already part of everyday life.</b><p>A form of artificial intelligence, it allows computers to learn from examples rather than having to follow step-by-step instructions.<p>The Royal Society believes it will have an …

Weird and Wonderful Digital Art from a Millennial POV

Artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends with his digital compositions.<p>In a misty abyss depicted in <i>Wanderer above the Sea of Fog</i>, allights an alluring symbol of modern civilization: McDonald’s golden arches. Italian artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends …

Digital Art

The Immortal Brain: Would You Go For It?

Last Saturday, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Amy Harmon published a fascinating article in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> about a young dying woman who chose to have her brain preserved in case neuroscience could one day restore her mind back to life.<p>Harmon accompanied her article with another one, on what it …

Obama Administration

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

The Brain

What you may not know about sleep

The secrets of sleep are only now coming to light. William Park surveys some of the more intriguing facts researchers have learnt about the world of slumber.<p>The science of sleep can be fuzzy and confusing at times. Researchers are still not sure what our brains are up to, why we dream, or what …

Local Knowledge: Next Generation Travel Guidebooks That Beat The Web

“The report of my death was an exaggeration,” wrote Mark Twain in a quote so famous it has been altered and “improved” into myriad variations, but the basic idea is still true today: don’t be so quick to pronounce the end of things that are still going strong.<p>In the world of travel, the executioner …

The 10 Coolest Places You're Not Allowed to Visit

Our spectacular planet has so many wonders to explore. However, there are some places that are just too dangerous, too protected, or maybe too …

5 offbeat Indian start-ups worth investing in

India is the fastest growing and third largest start-up ecosystem globally,Nasscomstates.<p>India has become a start-up hub with more than 800 start-ups …

Startups

Why can't we all sing well? Eurovision and the science of song

The Eurovision final raises many questions, but here’s a scientific one: why, when we’re all capable of song, are some of us are Abba whilst others are Scooch?<p>The Eurovision Song Contest, the continent’s annual carnival of the wacky and the weird, celebrates its 60th birthday in Vienna on Saturday …

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

Tencent invests $3.2M in a laundry-on-demand service in China

Not be outdone by the U.S. and its Washio, Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $3.2 million in an on-demand laundry service with an app made by laundromat chain Rongchan, reports say.<p>The service, named Edaixi, currently receives about 1,000 orders per day and hopes to reach 10,000 per day …