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Sex wearable is coming to track your performance and judge you

It's basically a Fitbit for your man bits that tracks thrust speed and velocity. But don't be too hard on yourself.<p>The i.Con Smart Condom, which markets itself as the "world's first smart condom," is actually a ring that fits over a boring, dumb condom and claims to track the exercise of your man …

Wearable Tech

Researchers Store Computer Operating System and Short Movie on DNA

Humanity may soon generate more data than hard drives or magnetic tape can handle, a problem that has scientists turning to nature’s age-old solution …

Sony’s hot new Android projector launches soon for a sky-high price

About this time last year, Sony unveiled an interesting projector concept at MWC 2016 — a device slightly bigger than an Apple TV that could beam a …

Spanner, the Google Database That Mastered Time, Is Now Open to Everyone

About a decade ago, a handful of Google's most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic.<p>Called Spanner, it was the first …

Google helps humans evade CAPTCHA in update

Invisible ReCAPTCHA will use algorithms rather than input to determine whether you're bot or not.<p>Google is trying to do away with CAPTCHA. Well, not quite. It's trying to make CAPTCHA an undetectable user experience with a new system called Invisible ReCAPTCHA, which uses algorithms to determine …

IT security

Nokia is back (sortof)

Noting down few quick thoughts about the release made by Nokia and HMD today on the NOKIA brand coming back to mobile phones.<p><b>First thought goes to HMD</b><p>…

New Study Shows Chocolate Improves Brain Function

It may only be Tuesday but the good news is already rolling in — at least for chocolate lovers. According to data gathered from the sixth part of the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study earlier this month, <b>consumption of chocolate is positively associated with cognitive brain function</b>.<p>The study, …

Research

Skittish Investors Are Pulling Back on Startup Funding

As startups struggle to meet expectations<p>Venture capital investment in technology startups, boiling as recently as late last year, has cooled …

Venture Capital

Machine Learning Is About To Revolutionize Search: Here's How

Google loves the idea of artificial intelligence. Depending on your definition, AI could describe a variety of its products, from the planning of routes on Google Maps to AlphaGo, a program designed to beat world experts in a game long thought to be impossible for a machine to learn. Machine …

Machine Learning

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence and Be A Better Leader

<b>We get promoted because of our IQ and we get fired because of our lack of EQ.</b><p>I remember when I was first promoted to a leadership position, I was so proud, and yet I was so unprepared too.<p>It was my technical skills that had gotten me the job, not my leadership skills, as these had barely had the …

Emotional Intelligence

Kim Dotcom reveals more about his blockchain-inspired alternative Internet

Kim Dotcom, the creator of notorious file hosting service MegaUpload.com, took time from fighting extradition charges in New Zealand on Thursday to …

How Ford Is Using Big Data To Change The Way We Use Our Cars

<i>Cloud computing has had a profound effect on many industries, including the automotive business, which is rapidly moving toward a world in which cars are connected to each other and to the world around them. As I wrote in the November 2, 2015 issue of Forbes magazine, Ford’s CEO Mark Fields is</i> …

Customers

New nursing robot to allow nurses time for more important duties

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineer is building a robotic nursing assistant to help nurses and other healthcare providers perform …

Report: Twitter To Make Company-Wide Layoffs Next Week

After less than a week as Twitter's new permanent CEO, Jack Dorsey already has plans for company-wide layoffs, according to a report in the tech blog Re/code.<p>Citing unnamed sources, Re/code said layoffs at the microblogging site are set for next week. Re/code did not say how many employees …

Employment

Silicon Valley's denial is over: Everybody thinks we're in a bubble

We talked to a lot of these execs, as well as the quieter folks behind the scenes, at the events and the parties afterward, and a common theme shone through: Everybody agrees we're in a tech bubble.<p>At the Code/Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay, there was a lot of chatter about "on-demand" …

Silicon Valley

5 Technology Trends: HR Isn't The Stagnant Step-Sister Anymore

Here’s yet another case where what happens in Vegas should <i>not</i> stay in Vegas: the HR Tech Conference. With $812 million venture capital investment pumped into HR and recruiting tech in the first half of 2015, this one’s going to be hot. Sure I’m geeked on it. Now that products and rollouts run the …

Employee Engagement

Google Ventures just led a $100 million investment in this hot startup

Earlier this summer, Ford Motor Company showed off how it was testing 3D printing technology to improve its manufacturing and create new prototypes …

Venture Capital

11 easy ways to boost your willpower and concentration

Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to filter out distractions and improve your ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. To find out what some of these strategies are, we sifted through the Quora thread, "How do I improve my concentration and willpower?" and highlighted the most …

Time Management

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Small Business

7 Podcasts That Will Make You A Smarter Entrepreneur

A year ago, I had never listened to a podcast in my entire life. They seemed like this weird thing that old people might do (if you’re old and that …

Tesla is entering another crisis

The company then upped the amount of stock on offer, to $640 million. CEO Elon Musk will likely purchase $20 million in shares himself.<p>The move surprised no one who has been following the ups and downs of Tesla's fortunes and stock price over the past 12 months, although it came sooner than anyone …

Tesla

Navigating The New Waters Of Fundraising

Andy Tang Contributor<p>Andy Tang is CEO of Draper University.<p>As a VC that has been in the industry for 15 years, I have watched many trends come and go. For the first few years of my career, my colleagues and I spent most of our time sourcing these trends and then incubating new innovation right here …

Venture Capital

Oil prices are at a 6-year low — and they're not going anywhere

On Thursday, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil plunged nearly 3% to collapse below $42 a barrel for the first time in over six years.<p>And as markets face the reality that there is simply too much oil and not enough demand to sop it up, prices aren't going anywhere.<p>In a note to clients …

Oil

Meet Genee, Your Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant

Genee, an artificially intelligent scheduling app, is launching today into public beta so that anyone can have a personal assistant.<p>On the heels of Zirtual’s collapse, Genee hopes to take humans out of the equation entirely with its end-to-end scheduling helper that plugs into any existing calendar …

Chatbots

Hong Kong Police Raid Uber Offices, Arrest Drivers

Uber’s worldwide expansion plans have hit yet another legal bump. Five Uber drivers were arrested in Hong Kong yesterday, allegedly for operating without a hire car permit and driving without proper insurance. Two of Uber’s local offices were also raided and three staff members detained, according …

Hong Kong

China has unexpectedly devalued its currency in an attempt to boost exports and revive its economy

After years of steadily strengthening its currency, China has decided that it would rather use the yuan to boost its economy after all.<p>That’s the decision it made today (Aug. 11) when the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) devalued the yuan by 1.9% against the dollar. The yuan fell to 6.32 against the …

China

Wildcard pivots to an attractive way to get news

Wildcard, which launched in late 2014 as a way to browse the Web as cards instead of webpages, is launching version two of its app today and it looks <i>very</i> different (in a good way).<p>The original vision was a type of browser that presented data as cards, to help users decipher the information that …