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These Chinese facial recognition glasses are a dystopian nightmare come true

Chinese officials recently showed off the latest tool in their already impressive surveillance arsenal: facial recognition eyeglasses. Each set is equipped with bleeding edge optics and advanced facial recognition algorithms capable of pinpointing a single fugitive in even the most crowded of …

What Wall Street’s Obsession With Blockchain Means for the Future of Banking

<i>Howard Yu</i> <i>is professor of strategic management and innovation at IMD. He specializes in technological innovation, strategic transformation and change</i> …

IBM and Bank of Tokyo Start Blockchain Revolution in Banking, Aim for Complete Automation

In what could potentially be one of the first deployment of smart contracts in the corporate sector, IBM comes together with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi …

How Leonard Cohen’s Later Albums Prove You Can Be Creative Right Up Until The End

By Dan Solomon6 minute Read<p>Leonard Cohen died yesterday, at age 82. His music was unique and beautiful–epic and soaring at times, and mournful and …

A New Company Aims To Edge In On WeWork With A Totally New Business Model

Former WeWork executives want to help landlords and corporations build modern office spaces themselves.<p>WeWork, a company that offers shared, flexibile-lease offices in 113 locations in 33 countries, has achieved a position in the “coworking” world similar to that of Starbucks in the coffee world. …

This Simple, Elegant Faucet Attachment Helps You Use 98% Less Water

“The instant your hands get under the tap they are soaking wet,” says Johan Nihlén, CEO of Altered, the Stockholm-based startup that designed the …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur's Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

These Are the Female CEOs Employees Love Most

On Wednesday morning, Glassdoor released its 2016 Employees’ Choice Awards for the 50 Highest Rated CEOs. The ranking, which was compiled by the jobs …

Why Bill Gates Thinks Raising Chickens Would Solve a Huge Problem

If Bill Gates lost $76 billion, which would make him close to penniless, what would he do?<p>Raise chickens, that’s what.<p>In a new blog post, the …

U.S. Consumer Spending Just Saw its Biggest Jump in Six years

U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April and inflation rose steadily, more signs of an acceleration in …

Economics

In Off-Grid Regions, Cheap Solar Kits Could Spread As Quickly As Mobile Phones

East Africa is exploding with pay-as-you-go solar electricity that takes advantage of the country’s mobile payments infrastructure.<p>It’s easy to get a cheap solar panel in Uganda. You just pay a small deposit via a mobile phone and you can take home the equipment immediately. You install the system …

Should we retain the right to feel unhappy at work?

IN THE hours outside his dreary day job, the utopian socialist Charles Fourier (1772-1837) dreamt of a world where work meant play and where the seas …

These Apps Are the Perfect Money Saving Tools for Lazy People Like Me

I’m terrible at saving money, I hate studying personal finance, and I tend to have a “carpe diem” mentality when it comes to buying the things I …

Which Web Tools Are Experts Using?

Have you ever asked yourself which are the <b>tools that experts are using</b>? The difference between a rookie and a pro is represented by the tools …

Web Design

Need Music For A Video? Jukedeck’s AI Composer Makes Cheap, Custom Soundtracks

Everyone can shoot video but few can record or afford a legal soundtrack. Until now. With Jukedeck’s new artificial intelligence music composition technology, creators can get a cheap, royalty free soundtrack custom-made for their video. Jukedeck users don’t even need musical talent. They just …

Soundtracks

Incredible Modular Sofa Rearranges Itself

With a mobile app, you can transform this furniture into endless configurations. Wait long enough? It will do it itself.<p>In 1976, the iconoclastic British architect Cedric Price created a proposal for a performance space that could rearrange itself into infinite reconfigurations. The project, called …

Here's Why India Is About to Become the World's Most Important Economy

China’s days as the globe’s most exciting economy are numbered.<p>That’s because while China’s workforce has already begun to shrink, in part as a …

Dairy-free chocolate truffles | Chocolate recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>240 ml light coconut milk<br>• 300 g dairy-free dark chocolate<br>• 3 tablespoons coconut oil<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste , or vanilla …

Dessert

Hemsley & Hemsley: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Jasmine's favourite dessert - she is the sticky toffee pudding monster. Our version of this wonderfully sticky, traditional pudding takes out …

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake (gluten-free)

This rich yet not overly sweet chocolate cake boasts healthier ingredients than the average cake recipe!<p>Who doesn't love a little something …

No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Place a large mixing bowl in the freezer to chill for 10 minutes.<p>In the meantime, add moist, pitted dates to a food processor and process until small …

Dessert

Why Cash Is Worth Fighting For

What concerns me is the unofficial war on cash that is going on, from the suspicion with which you are treated if you ever use large sums of cash to …

Finance

Search Flickr inside Photoshop.

Applied instantly<p>Just click on the image and it’s in your design.<p>No more manual downloads. Just click on the image and we instantly turn that image …

Tutorials

One Of The World's Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young

By Jessica Leber8 minute Read<p>Say someone came up to you selling a dietary supplement–a pill that you take once a day–that could boost your energy, …

Warby Parker

Shape-shifting tech will change work as we know it | Sean Follmer

Does This Make My Customers Rich? Business Tips For The Future Steady-State Economy

Douglas Rushkoff‘s new book, <i>Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus</i>, reminds us to stop shrugging our shoulders and using the market as an excuse for …

How A City Is Slashing Gun Crime With A Paid Fellowship For Would-Be Shooters

The strategy appears to be working. Since 2007–the year it launched its Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS)–there’s been a 76% reduction in …

Online Interior Design and Decorating Services | Laurel & Wolf

“I liked my L&W dining room design better than the living room project I did through Decorist.”<p>“I love love love everything about my experience. …