Vadim Pilipenko

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Why Asimov's Three Laws Of Robotics Can't Protect Us

It's been 50 years since Isaac Asimovdevised his famous Three Laws of Robotics — a set of rules designed to ensure friendly robot behavior. Though …

Isaac Asimov

Watch the World's Largest Ship Take Float

After 18 million man-hours of development and 14 months of construction, the world's largest ship took to the water earlier this month, and Shell has …

The 10 best films of 2013, No 1 – The Act of Killing

Indonesia's military coup in 1965 ushered in the rule of Major General Suharto, after a purge during which approximately half a million people were murdered as alleged communists by paramilitaries and mobsters. The memory of this mass slaughter is reawakened by documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer in a …

Government agencies invest $38 million in human-friendly robots

The National Robot Initiative launched in 2011 to encourage the development of robots that can augment human abilities. This week, the government …

The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time

In his first official act as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan raised the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.5%, causing a ripple of surprise in financial circles and eliciting protests from various business representatives. But for people who know the current …

Economy

Why music is good for the heart

Doctors have discovered what music-lovers always guessed – music touches places nothing else can reach, says Ivan Hewett<p>In its onward march, science is always trampling over folk-wisdom. But sometimes a piece of research comes along which shows folk-wisdom might have a point after all. There’s been …

My Brief History: a memoir by Stephen Hawking – review

The book that made Stephen Hawking a publishing phenomenon was called "From the Big Bang to Black Holes: A Short History of Time" until his editor at Bantam, Peter Guzzardi, turned it around and changed "Short" to "Brief". It was a moment of inspiration that surely helped Hawking amass record …

Can Solar Robots Cut The Cost of Renewable Energy?

In a corner of a Silicon Valley neighborhood of modest tract homes, robots are quietly at work generating electricity.<p>Behind a high fence a robot glides on a monorail around 20 solar panel arrays attached to steel poles, like WALL-E on a Disneyland ride. (See video below.) The robot, made by Menlo …

Oh look, there’s now an app store for robots!

There’s a new mobile app store available for millions of devices, but it’s not for iOS(s aapl), Android(s goog), or Windows Phone(s msft) handsets. …

Facebook isn't making you depressed, but the internet is

Status update: the link between Facebook and depression isn't so simple<p>Another day, another "Facebook makes you miserable" headline. For the last few years, the social network, which now claims nearly 700 million daily users worldwide, has been the subject of an endless stream of stories in the …

Housing market heats up -- and it's just getting started

If you tried to buy a home in Phoenix a year ago, you probably would have been able to land it for well under the asking price.<p>Those days are gone. In a city that was hit hard after the housing bubble burst in 2007, you’re more likely to encounter a bidding war for that split-level ranch on the …

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Breaking Down The Inertia Around Android And iOS Innovation

As Android closes in on 1 billion activations, the companies grouped around Mozilla’s Firefox OS are asking how, and over what period of time, can we break down the Google/Apple OS duopoly?<p>I got talking earlier this week to Dan Appelquist, of Spanish carrier Telefonica, a keen supporter of Firefox …

9 Insider Tips to Promote Your App

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonathan Saragossi is the founder of IM Creator, a free website builder, and AppSite, an editor and website collection for promoting mobile applications. Jonathan is also a UX and marketing consultant for major startups including Any.Do and Playscape. You can contact him by email or</i> …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Skip Silicon Valley: Why Smart Startups Start In Europe

Despite having studied at Stanford University, worked for start-ups in Silicon Valley like Linkexchange and Tellme networks, spent four years at eBay in California in product management, and been an investor at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm with roots in Silicon Valley, I made the …