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Illustration: Daily Renders: Dimensional UI

Daily Renders: Dimensional UI is an illustration, motion graphics and UI/UX project created and shared by Fyn Ng on his Behance profile. There's a …

Apple could be working on ARM-based Mac chips to make Mac laptops more efficient

Apple is already using an ARM-based chip in the latest MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company could go one step further and use the co-processor to offload some tasks.<p>But first, let’s talk about the co-processor in the MacBook Pro …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be

We all want to be more productive. Here are three ways you can set yourself up for success.<p>We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs …

Inside the Startup Behind Silicon Valley's Favorite $100 Light Bulb

Austin-based lighting startup Ketra has built a state-of-the-art LED bulb and a state-of-the-art way to control it. But to sell its wares to the world’s biggest tech companies, it first had to build a state-of-the-art problem.<p><b>Two years ago,</b> as it prepared to build a new office on Manhattan’s West …

Amazon won the 2016 chat wars, but Microsoft isn’t far behind

At the start of 2016, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple had no publicly known plans to create an ecosystem for bots. There was no Microsoft Bot Framework, no Facebook Messenger bot platform, no iMessage App Store, and no Lex Framework from Amazon.<p>Then a whole lot changed. After some of the …

This 24-second video starring an adorable kid and an Amazon Echo Dot escalates very quickly

People love the Amazon Echo, but more and more people are buying the smaller $50 Echo Dot, which can do all the same things as the Echo voice-controlled smarthome device but also be plugged into other speaker systems to take advantage of the (presumably) better audio quality. In fact, the Echo Dot …

Smart Homes

Sonos alarms are waking users a day early (updated)

Waking up to your favorite music is always nice, but it becomes rather annoying when you can't turn off said alarm. That's exactly what Sonos users are experiencing and one editor on our staff dealt with the headache first hand. In fact, the alarms are also going off a day early, meaning Saturday …

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief in year-end memo: 'Fake news will become more sophisticated' than ever in 2017

"Fake news will become more sophisticated, and fake, ambiguous, and spun-up stories will spread widely," Smith said in the memo, which was obtained by Business Insider.<p>Smith continued: "Hoaxes will have higher production value. It is, for instance, getting easier and easier to create video of …

AWS’ WorkMail service now supports Apple Mail, Outlook 2016 for Mac, Thunderbird

Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services today announced an enhancement to its subscription-based WorkMail email and calendar service. Now it’s possible to access email from WorkMail over Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac, as well as from email clients that support the 30-year-old IMAP …

Amazon Web Services

I Love Modern Architecture

I love modern architecture. I live, breathe, and dream about it! These projects are some of my very favorite examples of architecture at its best.

Architecture

The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Illustration by Alconic for Fortune<p>December 28, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>As the list of startup scandals grows, it’s time to ask whether …

Apple offers first glimpse at its secretive AI work

Researchers on Apple’s artificial intelligence team have published the first ever research paper ever from the iPhone-maker, ending Apple’s long standing ban that safeguarded company secrets.<p>The paper details methods on how to train AI algorithms to recognize images. Apple’s researchers reveal that …

After hacking Netflix, OurMine hits Marvel accounts

<b>UPDATED</b> <i>2:35 p.m. ET:</i> Added comment from Marvel spokesperson<p>After accessing Netflix's Twitter account, the collective OurMine has now logged in to …

U.S. university launches tool to show how fake news spreads

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Researchers at Indiana University have developed a new tool that shows how fake news and unverified stories spread through social media.<p>The search engine, dubbed Hoaxy, is the latest effort to combat the proliferation of fake news, which proliferated during the U.S. …

Social Media

Here are all the Twitter executives who flew the coop in 2016

There were a lot of them.<p>Who is left at Twitter?<p>The social communications company has always done a poor job of establishing continuity in its most senior ranks. But even by Twitter’s standards, 2016 was a tough year for turnover.<p>If you look back at the company’s list of top executives on Jan. 1 of …

Peter Thiel may just be the biggest douche of 2016

Silicon Valley mogul and Trump<p>fanboytransition advisor, Peter Thiel may have, once again, proven that he is the biggest douchebag of the year.<p>Not only does he think higher education is a waste of time, he’s also so disenfranchised by the real world that he invested in the Seasteading Institute – …

YC grad Workramp lands $1.8 million seed round

Workramp, a startup that wants to change the way companies onboard and train their employees, announced a $1.8 million seed round today.<p>Investors include Susa Ventures, Initialized Capital, Haystack, Liquid 2, Wei Fund, Elad Gil, Adrian Aoun, Charlie Songhurst, and Y Combinator. The company is a …

Employment

Want to Be a Better Innovator? Suit Up

Technology is terrific, and creativity is compelling, but numbers are necessary.<p>A colleague of mine asked me a great question this morning. I accidentally found myself writing the following article as my response.<p>"<b>What is the biggest obstacle to innovation in a company?"</b><p><b>Metrics that Matter.</b><br>You …

Innovation

If you’re buying a new Apple MacBook laptop, here’s what you should know about its processors

Apple’s newest MacBook Pro laptops have been met with mixed reviews. Some are concerned that the laptops are underpowered for the price Apple is charging, especially given that the company is using Intel processors that were released over a year ago.<p>One way that Apple attempts to make up for the …

MacBook Pro

Seagate made an external hard drive that automatically backs up to Amazon’s reliable cloud

$99 for 1TB of hard drive storage and unlimited Amazon Drive backups<p>Seagate and Amazon have partnered up on a $99 1TB external hard drive that automatically backs up everything stored on it to the cloud. The Seagate Duet drive’s contents are cloned to Amazon Drive, so you can be <i>pretty</i> confident …

Starting A Company To Make An Impact? Your Time May Be Spent Elsewhere, Study Says

You’ve just had your business idea and you want to make a change in your community or industry. As an entrepreneur, that’s an invigorating feeling. But what if you knew that your time would be spent elsewhere? Many young entrepreneurs often waste time on tasks outside of their role as a leader, but …

Entrepreneurship

How Indian Startup Belong Is Using Machine Learning Algorithms To Hire Smarter For Companies

For a long time, hiring in India (or for that matter anywhere in the world) meant candidates would have to be active on job portals and scout through the various jobs listed. It would then be up to the recruiter of a company to go through all the CVs and schedule interviews with potential …

Machine Learning

How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the impression that all of America’s businesses are being run by messy-haired …

Key Facebook Engineer Departs To Start Deep Learning Hardware Company

Serkan Piantino, a longtime Facebook engineer who helped to create its artificial intelligence research lab, has left the social networking firm to start a company focused on making it easier for developers to access the best AI processing hardware.<p>His new startup, called Top 1 Networks (<b>Update</b>: …

Deep Learning

Elon Musk answers your SpaceX questions on Reddit at 6PM Eastern

SpaceX has raised more questions than it has answered as of late. Just how will it finance its plan to colonize Mars? Can it improve the reliability of its rockets? And exactly when will it reuse a rocket? You <i>might</i> just get some answers. Company founder Elon Musk is holding a Reddit Ask Me Anything …

Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference

New Zealand professor asked to present his work at US event on nuclear physics despite it containing gibberish all through the copy<p>A nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete has been accepted for a scientific conference.<p>Christoph Bartneck, an associate …

Physics

Google begins its big Pixel push in the UK

It's a big day for Google. The company is launching its first Pixel branded phones in the UK, retiring the Nexus line and attacking the iPhone with gusto. To give its new handsets a proper introduction, Google has renovated its store-within-a-store at the Currys PC World on Tottenham Court Road. We …

Apple Pay used to buy $1 million Aston Martin DB5

What’s the most you’ve ever spent with Apple Pay? I’ll bet it’s nowhere near as much as $1 million. That’s how much one user spent to claim a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that was recently auctioned off through Coys of Kensington.<p>As of this summer, the number of people using Apple Pay had tripled since …

Exclusive Offer: Made-to-Measure Suits for the Mogul-to-Be from INDOCHINO

Get any suit for only $375, up to $424 off regular price, now until this offer expires on October 24.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Need to make a lasting impression at your next pitch? Wondering what to wear at the upcoming holiday party? It’s time to get suited …

Wearable Tech

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