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Smart Love: The Future Smart Home Promises to Help Us Unplug

Julia Allison | Posted 02.14.2016 | Technology
Julia Allison

According to the findings of a new survey commissioned by Intel, a quarter of Americans believe it can. The report goes on to hint that in the future, the all encompassing phrase "IoT" won't just stand for the Internet-of-Things, it will herald in a new terminology, built around the idea of the "Intimacy-of-Things."

The Story Behind the App

Hareem Mannan | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology
Hareem Mannan

This is how we take technology and make it less about a product and more about the people who are actually going to utilize it -- by building the story behind the app as we build the app itself.

The Transhumanism Movement Aims to Eliminate Existential Risk for the World

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanist Party supporters protesting against existential risk -- Photo by Daniel Sollinger Like many other people around the world, I am foll...

5 Technologies That Are Changing Creative Work

Nalden | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology

Technology has always changed the way we do creative work, and it will continue its impact on creativity long after the technologies we name here are a normal part of everyday life.

Kids May Soon Be Able To Build Their Own Prosthetics Out Of Legos

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact

An idea to create Lego prosthetics for children is getting the chance to see the light of day. Iko Creative Prosthetic System, a customizable prosthe...

U.S. Surgeon General

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherwin Sheik

Do you know the name of the U.S. Surgeon General or the purpose and priorities of that position? Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy caught my (team's) atten...

12 Ways To Be More Productive That Actually Work

Sofia Katsali | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Sofia Katsali

"I'm busy" is probably the second most popular phrase I hear from pretty much everyone around me. I've learned not to believe every person who tells me that. I am not necessarily calling them liars. It's just that most people seem to be oblivious of the differences between "busy" and "productive".

Tags, You're It // Luxury Electronic Luggage

Dane Steele Green | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Luxury-minded travelers will already know the Rimowa name; easily identified by its "grooved" outer housing, the company is one of the most reputable luggage manufacturers on the market. But unlike it's competitors, this is one old kid (est. 1937) on the block embracing all things new.

Using data to drive business intelligence

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Whilst it's tempting to think of social data as largely frivolous, it is increasingly evident that it is capable of revealing a great deal about us, b...

New models aim to disrupt charities

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Adi Gaskell

It's hard to dispute that the social web has transformed society and created any number of new ways to connect people in more personal ways.

Lean On: A Mobile Mentoring App for Women

Ruth Starkman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Ruth Starkman

It's 8:30 AM in Palo Alto and I'm skyping with the CEO of Lean On, Chedva Kleinhandler, who is telling me about her new mobile mentoring app for women...

Improving the Quality of Life: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week's grantees demonstrate a heart for humanity, animal welfare, small businesses, and the environment -- vital resources that enrich our world and lives.

How FiscalNote Will Change Our Government

Quora | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Technology Will Make Lecturers Redundant - But Only if They Let It

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
The Conversation Africa

Educational technology can change the way that university students learn. But ultimately, machines can't replace teachers. Unless, that is, teachers are just selecting and packaging content with a view to "getting through the syllabus."

Tech-Savvy Kids Forgetting How to Make Conversation

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Our children learn far more from watching us than from our scoldings or lectures. Is your phone on the table at meal time? Do you carry it with you when you go for a walk? Show your kids what it looks like to disconnect from your devices to make sure all of you is in-the-room when it's family time.

NEWS: Google's Wild New Book Venture: A Bookstore of Smartphone-Based 'Books That Cannot Be Printed'

The National Book Review | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

One of the two books on sale now is The Truth About Cats and Dogs by English poet Sam Riviere and British novelist Joe Dunthorne, described as "The book that takes sides." The other is Entrances & Exits by Reif Larsen, described as "The book that travels the world."

6 Things I Learned Traveling Without My Cellphone

Woody Roseland | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Woody Roseland

At it's core, this trip was about being intentional about adventure (One of Micah's life mantras). So I wondered how to increase the adventure aspect of it. And it hit me! For as vocal as I've been about not using technology, this would be the perfect time to put my money where my mouth is: leave my phone at home and do this trip sans cellular.

Our Founding Fathers Had the Same Gift-Giving Options as Many Top E-tailers Do Today

Jon Loew | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Jon Loew

Considering how far we've come in buying gifts with e-commerce and mobile orders, many online retailers are still offering customers outdated, centuries-old gift-giving options - a card and some wrapping paper -- presenting a missed opportunity for stronger personal connections and business success.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy the Presidency?

Brian Hughes | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Brian Hughes

It's a multi-screen world out there. From maximizing micro-donations on mobile channels to developing hyper-local content for grassroots campaigns.

An Evolutionary Approach to AI Learning

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

AI guru Nick Bostrom frequently highlights the crucial importance of the goal setting process when building a superintelligence. He outlines the comp...

Apple Bye Bye

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

I was clumsy, and I spilled some beer on the keyboard of my Mac Air laptop, bought July 9, 2014.  I immediately  started drying my precious computer...

Smiley Poop, Unicorns, Middle Fingers: What We Talk About When We Emoji

TueNight | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology

For by Laurie White (Photo by Helen Jane Hearn/TueNight) "Look at my taco emoji," my friend said last week. "Look at it!" "I can't s...

Why Technology in Our Society Still Requires the Human Empathy Component

Olivier Dumon | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Olivier Dumon

Self-driving cars are a hot topic. There are some promising opportunities for exciting new industries in the next decade. But as with anything else, this type of AI sans the human components of reason, empathy and plain common sense, bear some consideration.

Workplace Video: A 2015 Rewind and a 2016 Fast Forward

Michal Tsur | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Getting feedback from customers on their use of video in the workplace is always a valuable exercise. The start of a new year is the perfect opportuni...

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.