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Google's leading engineer and prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil says humans just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. The first step — watching what we eat.
Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on …Google
Android app developers had a busy year.
There was a new operating system and mobile payments platform, not to mention the latest and greatest handsets and smartwatches.
On top of all that, many of the new apps that came out this year became some of our all-time favorites in the Play Store.
Try out our …
Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day (I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week).
Freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of …Startups
Since it launched in 2013, Product Hunt has become the go-to place to find the next big app, gadget, or service.
Here's how it works.
A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element …Product Hunt
Hong Kong (CNN) — Growth stabilizing in China? Not so fast.
At least one group is warning that the situation is likely far worse than official statistics may indicate, saying that growth in the world's second-largest economy is in "dangerous" territory.
A private survey by China Beige Book …Asia
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost about 1.5% so far this year.
And while stocks usually go up, the decline in the blue-chip index this year has been particularly surprising given that it's the year before an election.
Even more bullish for stocks heading into 2015 was data showing that years …Stocks
NEW YORK — In the spring of 2014, Mizuho Securities USA's chief economist, Steven Ricchiuto, planted his flag for the projected date of the Federal Reserve’s first postcrisis rate hike in mid-2016, further into the future than any of his peers.
And he never budged.
Virtually alone among major Wall …Janet Yellen
The S&P is looking festive as we head into Christmas, after getting back into the green for the year yesterday.
We’re “still in a bull market until proven otherwise,” right? That wording is from Venky Srinivasan over at See It Market.
Well, not exactly. Srinivasan frets about the market’s bad …Stocks
"Starship Troopers" has pretty much everything you could want from a satirical science-fiction action flick.
There's the over-the-top action and the cheesy dialogue with gems like, "The only good bug is a dead bug!"
And then there's the awesome technology that the makers predicted we'd have in the …
Those odd shapes hint at a future of artificial structures with lifelike behavior.
Those odd, glowing shapes may look like they're straight out of a weird puzzle game, but don't laugh... they may be crucial to a future of ever-changing materials. British and Bulgarian scientists have discovered that …Chemicals
After a mere 10 years of working as software engineers, Peter Adeney (better known as "Mr. Money Mustache") and his wife Simi had enough money to retire comfortably and debt-free.
That was in 2005, right before Mr. Money Mustache's 31st birthday.
"This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill," …Money
Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about, like a hidden map of everywhere you've been and the ability to let you control your screen by tilting your head.
We've rounded together 15 hidden features that will help make you an iPhone power user.
Triple tap your home button to …Apple News
Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley software firm and the author of The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment. Geoff Colvin is senior editor at large at Fortune magazine and author of Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines …Robots
Researchers have developed simple robots that can build structures with malleable materials such as foam and sandbags. One of the Harvard team’s …Robots
We may be heading toward a new food economy that’s more competitive and innovative.
For years, the most important food technologies were all about …
Startup Camio is drawing on neural networks to better identify who—or what—is outside your door.A startup is making home video monitoring smart …Machine Learning
A reincarnation of one of the oldest ideas in artificial intelligence could finally make it possible to truly converse with our computers. And …Intelligence
Adaptive, responsive strategies let humans think they’re in charge when working on mundane tasks with robots.Roomba has a new friend. Researchers …Robots
A concept for a scientific research facility in the Sahara makes futuristic desert living look awesome.
When erecting skyscrapers in the desert, why not build out of the most plentiful material around? That's the idea behind a new proposal for a group of 3-D printed sand skyscrapers, a scientific …Skyscrapers
Los Angeles is a city for cars and drivers, but one architectural concept from the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition wants to fight that deeply ingrained culture. Ziwei Song‘s Skyvillage connects the city's four major neighborhoods —Downtown, Chinatown, Echo Park, and Temple Beaudry — with a …Los Angeles
A system of floating towers could provide more room for agriculture in places where farms won't fit.
As one of the densest countries in the world, with nearly 20,000 people per square mile, Singapore doesn't really have room for farms. Almost all of the food there is imported from …Urban Agriculture
The elephants might barely notice you're there.
Zoos are meant for animal lovers, and yet many people who love animals don't love zoos. While it's fascinating to see tigers and polar bears up close, it's arguably inhumane to ship creatures thousands of miles only to put them in cages.
So what's to be …Animals
With internal farms, walls that convert CO2 to oxygen, and even the ability to personalize itself based on your DNA, this concept for the building of the future is a sight to behold.
2050 is far enough off to imagine the urban environment will be very different from today. But, from current trends, …Urban Ecology
Robots are coming for your job: We must fix income inequality, volatile job markets now — or face sustained turmoil
New technologies could launch a new era of affluence -- or destroy jobs. We plan now, or risk a brutal transition
Global warming in and of itself isn’t a problem. After all, life on earth has survived numerous cycles of cooling and heating. The real problem with global warming is how quickly it …Employment
More than seven years ago, Larry Page and Sergey Brin tapped Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun to build a hardware innovation lab inside Google.
His efforts turned into Google X, the secretive "moonshot factory" that has produced some of Google's most technically ambitious projects like …Google
Wearables currently decipher physiological biometrics: heart rate, pulse, caloric intake. But in the coming years, we’ll see emotion-sensing wearable technology that clues us into specific human emotions.
When this data is shared across networks, we’ll enter the dawn of the “Emotional Internet.”
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released its latest Report on Household Debt and Credit Developments, and the news isn't good for student-borrowers.
As of the second calendar quarter ending June 30, seriously delinquent student loans (which the FRBNY describes as those whose payments are 90 or …
Apple might be unfairly painted as an aging company run by middle-aged white dudes with “dad dancing” moves, but it’s certainly not shying away from controversial characters.
Cupertino’s roster today includes employees like Dr. Dre — a man who was the epitome of gangsta rap before becoming …Apple News
Jennifer Lawrence was just named Forbes' highest-paid actress of 2015.
At just 25, Lawrence raked in $52 million this year alone.
But the Oscar-winning "Hunger Games" actress has come a long way since her humble beginnings in Louisville, Kentucky.
Let's look back at her meteoric rise from farm girl to …Jennifer Lawrence
In the 1800s it was the Luddites smashing weaving machines. These days retail staff worry about automatic checkouts. Sooner or later taxi drivers will be fretting over self-driving cars.
The battle between man and machines goes back centuries. Are they taking our jobs? Or are they merely easing our …Employment