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One AA battery is all you need to run this 1,000 core processor

A 1,000 core processor powered by a AA battery. It’s not science fiction: graduate students at the University of California in Davis designed such a …

University of California

THE STREAMING MEDIA DEVICE REPORT: Market forecasts, top players, and consumer viewing trends that will shape the market

BI Intelligence<p>The way consumers access media content is drastically evolving. Viewers once limited to watching programming by a cable or satellite provider at a specific time and via a certain channel package are increasingly moving to over-the-top content (OTT) — or content that's streamed over …

How to Build Your Brand Around Your Company's Story

Every brand's origin is unique and its identity should speak to that.<p>brand/<p><i>noun</i><p><i>A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.</i><p>We all know the technical definition of what a brand is but the better question is how is it created, defined, and maintained? At Laurel & …

11 Super Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes | Inc.com

Throughout his career, Muhammad Ali--the late heavyweight-boxing champion, Olympic gold medalist, and civil rights activist--garnered a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook on life. While he never went into business himself, quite a business empire was built around his athletic …

Motivation

Your ultimate guide to Helmut Newton

Nobody has made quite the lasting impression on fashion imagery as Helmut Newton. Hired by <i>French Vogue</i> in the 1950s before being propelled to fame in the 1970s, Newton came to be renowned for his controversial scenarios, hypersexualised imagery and striking compositions. With elements of his work …

Vinaya's emotion-tracking bracelet smashed its $100,000 crowdfunding target in 41 hours

The Shoreditch company is raising money for its "Zenta" bracelet, which is designed to help people track their emotions.<p>Vinaya launched the Zenta device on Indiegogo on June 1 and by Friday evening over 250 investors had backed the product with $114,868 (£78,000.) The campaign will finish on June …

Tech moguls declare era of artificial intelligence | Reuters

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence and machine learning will create computers so sophisticated and godlike that humans will need to implant “neural laces” in their brains to keep up, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told a crowd of tech leaders this week.<p>Elon Musk, …

Ideas & Inspiration for Small Backyards

If you think that having a small backyard means you can't enjoy your outdoor space as much, think again. We've rounded up 9 inspiring spaces and …

Microsoft and Facebook are building the fastest trans-Atlantic cable yet

Here is some news you don’t read every day: Microsoft and Facebook today announced that they are teaming up to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic that will connect Virginia Beach, Virginia, with Bilbao, Spain.<p>The companies say the so-called MAREA cable will allow them to “meet the growing …

A CEO shares 7 career tips every aspiring entrepreneur should hear

Nahema Mehta was running a start-up when an opportunity she least expected presented itself.<p>Her mission to make original works of art accessible to the masses grabbed the attention of executives at Absolut, who, at the time, were looking to expand into a lifestyle brand by launching a product …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p>Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p><b>Build blocks of</b> …

Time Management

Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips<p>Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks? Is the Oxford comma for all lists … or just some lists? Should that ellipsis have had a space …

Language

When Sachin Tendulkar means business

Like cricket, the Master Blaster puts his skin in the game as an entrepreneur too. His latest tie-up with Arvind Fashion Brands is an example Read …

Billions of noisy bugs are about to take the East Coast by storm for the first time in 17 years

You'll hear them from a mile away. This spring, billions of cicadas will come up from underground, creating a symphony that the east coast hasn't heard since 1999.<p>Cicadas are large, clunky insects with translucent wings and wide set eyes. They are divided up into different broods, or year-classes, …

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

DIY: How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

After buying a fixer-upper 17 months ago, gutting it, building a 2-story addition, taking the old roof off and replacing it with a new one -- as well as raising the chimney -- I can comfortably say that laying new floor tile is within the scope of some DIYers.<p>There are a few prerequisites for a …

Intentionally unstable Water Pavilion lets visitors walk on the ocean

This breathtaking platform lets users walk into the sea in an experience that feels like floating in and on the water. For the Yeosu Expo in 2012, …

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read | Inc.com

There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't read these five books, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are …

Self-improvement

The Edge of Wearables: When Will Society Take the Ultimate Leap?

<b>New wearable technology will soon have the capacity to become skin-deep, but society might not be ready to adopt it just yet.</b><p>If your socks told your …

One stat shows how artificial intelligence is exploding into the world

Google made headlines with it huge victory in the ancient game of Go a few weeks ago. And AI is entering into the marketplace at a historic rate, changing industries as complex as Wall Street in the process.<p>If you get the feeling that we're at the start of a tidal wave, you might be right — take it …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

First Look: Google’s New, More Subdued Headquarters

Google’s much-hyped new campus has a somewhat new look. After the City of Mountain View limited the buildable space, the tech company was forced to reduce the overall size of the complex. The overarching concept remains intact—a micro “city” of buildings lined by bike paths, outdoor walkways, and …

What I learnt after spending 7 days in a remote villa with 18 entrepreneurs

I have always regarded traveling as the second best school of learning, growth and introspection in life. The first would be running a venture, and …

Is Google's model of the creative workplace the future of the office?

When it comes to keeping employees happy and productive, companies such as Google lead the way. The brand is as famous for its staff perks – pool tables and bowling alleys, free food and gym memberships – as it is for its technology, and even employs a chief happiness officer whose sole job is to …

Blue Origin Launches and Lands Recovered Rocket

Without any notice, Blue Origin made history once again when they completed a successful launch and landing of a suborbital rocket yesterday. What made this flight particularly notable was that they used the <i>same rocket</i> that had been launched into space on a flight in November.<p>The recovered New …

Bill Gates says reading 50 books a year gives him a huge advantage

Why would the world's richest man — worth an estimated $78 billion— spend so much time leafing through pages?<p>Most of what he reads is nonfiction that explains something about how the world works.<p>His favorites from 2015 dug into how buildings are built, how children succeed, and how diseases are …

2 countries have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol for over 3 decades

The uninhabited half-square-mile island, possessing no apparent natural resources, is a bizarre sliver of territory for two countries to fight over.<p>However, since the early 1930s, this nondescript rock has been at the center of an ongoing disagreement between Canada and Denmark.<p>According to World …

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

The Differences Between Entrepreneurship in India and in the U.S. | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship comes in many different forms. The motivations, expectations, and possibilities often dictate and nature and course of the startup. Companies develop frequently in response to a need or lack in the market place. Thus, different market places can be conducive for the formation of …