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Blood pressure sensing comes with Galaxy Watch

Samsung’s next big smartwatch has been shifting between two names — Gear S4 and Galaxy Watch — with two operating systems in the balance. Would the …

Wear OS

Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks is going strawless.<p>The coffee company announced Monday that it will phase out plastic strawsfrom all of its stores by 2020.<p>The changes will help Starbucks (SBUX) eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year, the company said.<p>Plastic straws contribute to ocean pollution and pose a …

Pollution

Google Duplex could soon take over call centres

Google is reportedly targeting call centres for its Duplex AI<p>Earlier this year, Google unveiled Duplex – an AI personal assistant with convincingly …

Largest US nail manufacturer 'on the brink of extinction' because of the steel tariffs

Steel tariffs could force the nation's largest nail manufacturer to close or move to Mexico.<p>The Mid-Continent Nail plant in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, laid off 60 of its 500 workers last week because of increased steel costs. The company blames the 25% tariff on imported steel. Orders for nails …

Extinction

Google’s Machine Learning (AI) Crash Course

Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, as it’s better known as, is something that has garnered my interest over recent years. I even used the …

How to Get Rid of Under Eye Bags for Good

<b>No one likes eye bags,</b> they make people look old and unattractive. There are many treatment options for eye bags, although some will not get rid of …

Skin Care

Stop the Meeting Madness

Poking fun at meetings is the stuff of Dilbert cartoons—we can all joke about how soul-sucking and painful they are. But that pain has real consequences for teams and organizations. In our interviews with hundreds of executives, in fields ranging from high tech and retail to pharmaceuticals and …

This Hawaiian Hillside Hideaway Was Built for Entertaining

<i>This story was originally published on Domino.</i><p>Greg Warner and Marion Philpotts are experts when it comes to taking advantage of Hawaii’s rich landscape and deep-rooted agricultural history in their personal aesthetics. After all, the architect and interior designer both grew up in Hawaii, and their …

Living Rooms

Rise of the (vending) machines: Singapore takes convenience to next level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Weird and wacky vending machines have long been part of Japan's innovative culture -- from healthy lettuce (yes, just lettuce) and bananas, to the more indulgent draft beer dispenser.<p>In Germany, there's a vending machine that dispenses all the farm-fresh breakfast basics -- sausages, …

My eureka moment: the simple trick that helped me become a better skier

A dazzling, empty piste, its pristine corduroy shimmering in the sun, rolls ahead of me. As I rev up, I let Bruce Springsteen rip with "Born to Run" in my mind. My first turn is slick and precise, as I slice through the snow. I am a master of the universe. The intermediate plateau is in a galaxy …

Connected Vehicles

Vehicles that connect with drivers as well as the road<p>With IBM Watson IoT, you can:<p>Speed the delivery of new in-vehicle services, monitor driver …

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas

The greatest unfair competitive advantage for your small business is leveraging this critical shift in how you view the drivers of the future.<p>As I was growing up I'd often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of …

Singularity

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

CES 2018: myCharge Debuts 20,000mAh 'All Powerful' Battery Pack That Can Charge Anything

myCharge, known for its range of external battery packs for charging Macs and iOS devices, is introducing a new 20,000 mAh myCharge All Powerful battery pack, which is capable of charging a wide range of Apple products.<p>The All Powerful isn't as portable as the average battery pack, but it features …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull, bend, and twist (thanks to its use of silicone …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Full video: Lumi’s Jesse Genet shares the importance of product packaging at Code Commerce

“Boxes are taking on a whole new life.”<p>To you, a cardboard box might look like, well, a cardboard box.<p>To Jesse Genet, a cardboard box looks like a business opportunity — both for her and for other online retailers.<p>Genet is the CEO of Lumi, a company that makes and delivers packaging materials for …

Notary Platform Use Cases

As described before, there is almost an unlimited number of use cases of NTRY contracts. The basic goal is to connect two or more contractors/parties …

Business models will drive the future of autonomous vehicles

<i>“The technology is essentially here… We have machines that can make a bunch of quick decisions that could drastically reduce traffic fatalities, drastically improve the efficiency of our transportation grid, and help solve things like carbon emissions that are causing the warming of the …

This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry

In a soon-to-open Arkansas factory, 21 production lines manned by the Sewbot will be capable of making 1.2 million T-shirts a year–and the ripple effects will soon be felt in garment factories in the developing world.<p>When the Chinese clothing manufacturer Tianyuan Garments Company opens its newest …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

Amazon's $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy proves the concept of the 'tech company' is coming to an end

Now consider this: we just passed the six-year anniversary of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen's famous declaration that " software is eating the world ," which ran in the Wall Street Journal on August 20th, 2011.<p>These two things have everything to do with each other. Because software, in the …

MIT researchers use drone fleets to track warehouse inventory

Imagine a warehouse buzzing with tiny drones that automatically track and monitor inventory from afar, leaving workers free to manage and move material. That's the new system developed by MIT researchers, which could prevent mismatches and help employees find particular items faster on top of …

Why Every Company Needs A Tech Expert In Its Board?

“Imagine a farmer, somewhere in Andhra Pradesh, spotting something unusual on the crop. He clicks the image of the crop and asks his phone, ‘hey, …

Understanding blockchain technology, bitcoins and the rise of cryptocurrency

What is blockchain technology?<p>For the past several weeks, you've likely heard some of the following terms if you've paid attention to the world of finance: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. But what do they mean? And why is cryptocurrency suddenly so hot?<p>First, we'll …

Blockchain

Top 10 Amazing upcoming technologies that will rule 2018 and beyond

Share82<p>Tweet<p>Share772<p>+18<p>Shares 862<p>The world is changing very rapidly with emerging technology almost every day. Smartphones, cloud computing or …

3 megatrends that will drive digital business into the next decade - Gartner

3 mega-trends that will drive digital business into the next decade – Gartner<p>Gartner's 2017 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle has whittled down more …

Five strategy execution myths exposed | London Business School

Do you believe in these five strategy execution myths? Rebecca Homkes exposes the myths and examines the realities.

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence - And The Future Of Accounting

Take a deep breath.<p>Robots are NOT going to replace all human accountants or bookkeepers (at least not anytime soon).<p>White-collar workers who are part of the knowledge economy are beginning to experience what manual laborers have in the past when new technology made their jobs obsolete. Given the …