Emerging Technology

Spider-web 'labyrinths' may help reduce noise pollution

(Phys.org)—Researchers have demonstrated that the geometry of a natural spider web can be used to design new structures that address one of the …

Engineering

Qualcomm successfully achieves 5G data speeds on its upcoming X50 modem

5G is still a few years away for most of us, but networks and tech companies are laying the groundwork for it right now. One year ago, Qualcomm …

Android News

Blockchain Will Secure Virtual Assets and Identity in the Metaverse

<i>“Virtual worlds are going to be one of the first killer apps for blockchains and perhaps the deepest users of them.” – Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder,</i> …

Bitcoin

How Leaders Can Create Social Impact in a Complex World

In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, Adene Sacks discussed how social impact leadership is evolving in today’s …

Leadership

Collective Intelligence Is the Root of Human Progress

Many of us intuitively think about intelligence as an individual trait. As a society, we have a tendency to praise individual game-changers for …

Connectivism

Transformation of Digital Payments Challenges Traditional Banks

New technologies, players and consumer expectations are changing the payments marketplace more than ever. As the payments ecosystem transforms, …

FinTech

When Should We Edit Human Genes? What You Need to Know

There’s a difference between editing genes in a person’s somatic cells and germline cells.<p>Editing somatic cells, which are differentiated (e.g., skin …

Biology

3 Ways Universities Can Insource Innovation – TrdPip

3. Ed Tech Development<p>Many of the most revolutionary developments in consumer technology have roots in faculty research, yet most institutions aren’t …

Innovation

What It Will Take for the World to Keep Getting Better

Compared to life 100 years ago, life these days is pretty good by many measures. You’ve probably heard the statistics: poverty and infant mortality …

West Africa

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through October 14)

<b>ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE</b> <b><br>Google’s Learning Software Learns to Write Learning Software</b> <i><br>Tom Simonite | Wired</i><br>“In a project called AutoML, Google’s …

Project Loon

Why The Invisible Economy Is Exploding

Current metric criteria outdated.<p>Government cannot keep track of new technologies that hyper accelerate the economy.<p>The "hidden" growth might …

Business

[Interview] Polish president's advisor calls for online 'abstinence'

Andrzej Zybertowicz wants to keep some parts of society non-digital, and mused about banning "addictive technologies."

European News

Can You Be Hacked by the World Around You?

You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email—just like you shouldn’t open suspicious packages in your …

Security

Why the World Is (Still) Better Than You Think—New Evidence For Abundance

Your mindset matters — now more than ever.We are in the midst of a drug epidemic.The drug? Negative news. The drug pushers? The media.As I wrote in</i> …

U.S. Department of Health

‘A needle in 50 haystacks’: Securities regulators face data overload

Emerging technologies have given securities commissions new tools to help them detect white-collar crime, but regulators say they have also created additional hurdles for them as they try to keep abreast of change.<p>Jeff Kehoe, director of enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission, says the …

One small step in wearable tech: one giant leap in osteoarthritis detection and management

When deciding what to do in life, it was clear that I wanted to help people live better, however becoming a doctor wasn’t for me. I found my way …

Pain

New Avaya CEO outlines Chapter 11 emergence

Avaya CEO Jim Chirico. US-based unified communications solutions provider Avaya will emerge from sel...

Innovation

The next wave of ed-tech innovation must put professors in the driver's seat (essay)

Google has taken over the nation’s classrooms -- that’s what a recent article in <i>The New York Times</i> proclaimed, about the Google Classroom app and the …

Education

Emerging Technology Looks to Help Older Americans Age Better | Best States | US News

Americans once wanted to live to an old age. Now, as people are living longer than ever, they want to age well.<p>More on Aging in America:<br>• Land of the …

Tech Trends

Government and Startups are Partnering Effectively to Develop Blockchain in Nigeria

Government of Nigeria taking a wise approach toward integrating Blockchain in the country and increasing public awareness.

Bitcoin

Cutting-Edge Talent Development: Staying on Top of New Workplace Innovations

Developing talent in a new workplace is a constantly evolving strategic function. New trends are driving the need to rewrite the rules. The rise of …

Innovation

Does Our Survival Depend on Relentless Exponential Growth?

Malthus had a fever dream in the 1790s. While the world was marveling in the first manifestations of modern science and technology and the industrial …

Singularity

Why innovation has never been easier

The Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) gets many things right when it comes to trying new technologies, but sometimes it strikes out. For …

Innovation

Oracle Aims to Build a Supportive Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Across the Globe

'With Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator, the startups can devote more time to create a world-class product. By providing special access to Oracle’s …

Innovation

AI Is Easy to Fool—Why That Needs to Change

Con artistry is one of the world’s oldest and most innovative professions, and it may soon have a new target. Research suggests artificial …

Machine Learning

What Gaming Giant EA Knows About Bridging Creativity and Profit

In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, Andy Billings spoke to us about how he’s bridging the gap between the …

Electronic Arts

Apple’s swollen batteries are symptomatic of a larger industry problem

If you’ve been following Apple’s latest iPhone launch you’ll be aware that the start of sales hasn’t gone all that smoothly. Following six early reports of battery issues with the new iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has now launched an official investigation onto these cases to determine the cause of the …

Galaxy Note

Advertisers Lack The Education To Keep Up With Technology

It's becoming increasingly harder to make intelligent media-buying decisions when using emerging technologies like blockchain and programmatic. While …

Advertising

GDPR is the top tech disrupter shaking the insurance business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes with hefty fines for data breaches, is the major tech challenge keeping practitioners in …

General Data Protection Regulation

SAP User Groups Help Customers Make the Most of Their Investments

In recent posts, I have often touched on topics such as the importance of partnerships, platforms, and the power of ecosystems. Success in all of …

SAP SE