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5 Biggest Things In Tech You Missed This Week: 2/20/16

Here are five big things that happened in the world of technology this past week and why they’re important for your business (and mine). Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Twitter's new customer service features make it easier to send private messages and feedback.</b><p>From Forbes: <i>Twitter said all businesses</i> …

Customer Service

5 most incredible discoveries of the week

A possible HIV treatment from an unusual source and a newly discovered cousin of T. Rex are on the list:<p>1. Soy Sauce Molecule Could Treat HIV Better: Picture the soy sauce bottle on most sushi restaurant tables, yep, the one with the red or green top. Those omnipresent bottles are the product of …

KidoZen Finds Right Fit With Enterprise Backend That Connects To Developer Platforms

A number of companies are building robust mobile platform as a service offerings. But few are building both a platform and a mobile backend as a service like that from KidoZen, an enterprise mobile PaaS that recently raised $5 million from Third Point Ventures.<p>The service allows a company to …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Optical Illusions

A simplified graphical approach to machine learning | Kurzweil

Graph theory is generally thought of as originating with the “Königsberg bridge problem,” which asked whether a walker could cross the seven bridges …

Machine Learning

The Simplest “Internet Of Things” Product Yet

The Spotter, a consumer-friendly product from Quirky and GE, gets us one step closer to the connected home.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>The Internet of Things is an exciting frontier, …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Ditch the pedometer – the AI in your phone is better

FORGET Fitbits, Fuelbands and other pedometers. Your smartphone and its built-in sensors can do a better job of measuring the energy you expend …

Test: best affordable 3D printers reviewed and rated

<i>This article was taken from the October 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Understanding digestive health goes far beyond gut instinct

The adage “trust your gut” may hold far more truth than people ever thought possible. At least, that could well be the case when it comes to …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

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The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Internet of Things

Russia’s Zuckerberg launches Telegram, a new instant messenger service

Digital Fortress owner Pavel Durov (pictured above; he is also the founder of Russia’s largest social network, Vkontakte) claimed that his company’s first product was launched as an entry-level written message and file exchanger and that it would soon include voice and video communications …

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

Rising Furniture Series by Robert van Embricqs

We have featured Rising Table before, a modern furniture design by Robert van Embricqs. This time, Robert submitted <b>Rising Furniture Series</b>: rising …

Furniture

How to make music on your laptop professionally, according to DJ Ammo

<i>This article was taken from the August 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Magic Does Exist With YC’s “Uber-For-Flowers” Startup Bloomthat

OK, so there are now Ubers-for laundry, house cleaning, dog walking, and I’ve heard rumors of an Uber-for-pedicures, although I cannot confirm at this time that such a thing exists.<p>But, in another spin on the growing number of startups that build services on-demand, YC is graduating an …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Credit: Google's new deep learning architectures<p>Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open …

Facebook to Test Its Own PayPal Competitor in Bid to Simplify Mobile Purchases

Facebook plans to test a new payments product that would allow online shoppers to make purchases on mobile apps using their Facebook login …

FinTech

Swiftype Raises $1.7M for Smarter Site Search

You know how search engines are supposed to be unbiased and impenetrable to manipulation by self-serving interests? Well, that might apply to <i>public</i> …

Researchers build 'robogut' to make fake feces for safer transplants

Canadian researchers have built an artificial gut to synthesize feces in the lab in an attempt to make fecal transplants safer for the patients who need them. Along with her colleagues at the University of Guelph in Ontario, microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe is working to eliminate the risk that the …

How Google has been making Android a safer place since 2012

Last year in June, Google brought Android Jelly Bean 4.1 to the world. It was a wonderful day, too. It brought with it Project Butter, which spelled the end for lag for a lot of people. Android was running smoother and more complete than ever. Who’d have known that just a year later, we’d be …

Apps

The Challenger Sale

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew Dixon & Brent Adamson<p><b>What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them.</b> <br>The need to understand what …