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Peter Diamandis

Extending Your Healthy Lifespan

Peter Diamandis | May 29, 2016 | Technology
If you are between the ages of 50 and 74, your mortality rates are 30 percent for a man and 20 percent for women. HLI's goal is to make healthcare proactive, preventative, and personalized -- predicting what disease you are likely to develop, and helping you prevent it in the first place.
Carl Nettleton

New Binational Research Institute Represents the Future for U.S. Mexico Relations

Carl Nettleton | May 28, 2016 | Technology
The opening of the new Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), on May 24, 2016, was expected to be perfunctory, but when Dr. Olivia Graeve, the new Center's first director, stepped to the podium, it all changed. "This center will...
William Morrow

Here Are the Top 5 WordPress Plugins You Must Use For a Better Blogging Experience

William Morrow | May 28, 2016 | Technology
Bloggers who use Wordpress, beginners or pros alike, always face one question - what are the best plugins to use to optimize the performance of your website?
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: The 'Apology' That Matters Is to Never Again Use Nuclear Weapons

Nathan Gardels | May 27, 2016 | World
This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking convincing actions today that ensure what happened in the past never happens again. That future-oriented apology remains lacking all around. (continued)
Tristan Harris

How Technology Hijacks People's Minds

Tristan Harris | May 28, 2016 | Technology
We need our smartphones, notifications screens and web browsers to be exoskeletons for our minds and interpersonal relationships that put our values, not our impulses, first. People's time is valuable. And we should protect it with the same rigor as privacy and other digital rights.
Harold Stark

Submarine Robot Deployed in Search of Missing Flight EgyptAir MS804

Harold Stark | May 27, 2016 | Technology
Bound for Cairo in Egypt to the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, EgyptAir's Flight MS804 lost contact with the aviation authorities on 11 pm this Wednesday, 10 miles into Egyptian airspace. It disappeared from the radar at a height of 37,000 feet, and with nothing but speculation to guide their search, the authorities began a gruesome expedition to track the fate of the missing airplane.
Pradeep Aradhya

Take Virtual Reality, Add 3D Printed Food: Will Anyone Stop Playing?

Pradeep Aradhya | May 27, 2016 | Technology
In the current year alone we have seen everything from VR games, to educational experiences to VR medicine to even virtual sex experiences.

What Are Some Things the Media Lab is Doing With Bitcoin and Blockchain?

Quora | May 27, 2016 | Technology
What are some things the Media Lab is doing with Bitcoin and Blockchain? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Brian Forde, Founding Director of Digital Currency Initiative at MIT...
Sam Cohen

Major Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone

Sam Cohen | May 27, 2016 | Technology
A phone is an all time companion for us. There are many options in front of us. You can go for a costly phone or can go for a budget phone. Only make a smart move and grab most appropriate device to compliment your choice.
Cecilia Brainard

Are Online Reviews Reliable? (Or Understanding Astroturfing)

Cecilia Brainard | May 27, 2016 | Technology
The root word, AstroTurf, refers to a brand of artificial grass. Astroturfing is the opposite of "grassroots" which refers to genuine support coming from the people.
John Powers

The True Cost of Online Crime

John Powers | May 27, 2016 | Technology
Photo Credit: User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-4.0 You can't believe everything you read on the Internet. That's a lesson I learned long before testifying in 2000 at the trial of a man who'd sold...

Where Is the for Latin America and the Caribbean?

FOMIN | May 27, 2016 | Technology
By Marcelo Cabrol Marcelo Cabrol is the manager of all external communications for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. His portfolio includes Demand Solutions, a business model that applies entrepreneurial thinking to solving persistent development problems in fields such as health,...
Treva Brandon

Maybe It's Time To Go On A Digital Dating Diet

Treva Brandon | May 27, 2016 | Fifty
Having trouble losing that extra 10 lbs. of online dating frustration? Here's a suggestion: Go on a digital dating diet. It's not a breakup, and it's not forever, it's just a way to add balance and quality back into your dating menu before you totally burn out and dump online dating altogether.
Brian Hughes

How Mobile Apps Are Changing the Home Loan Application Process

Brian Hughes | May 27, 2016 | Technology
Image Source: PhotoDune Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently indicated the market was not ready for an increase in interest rates. What does this mean for those looking to buy or refinance a home? Jump on the opportunity, but proceed with...
Don Tapscott

Here's Why Blockchains Will Change the World

Don Tapscott | May 26, 2016 | Technology
Today people everywhere are trying to understand the implications of a protocol that enables mere mortals to manufacture trust through clever code. This has never happened before -- trusted transactions directly between two or more parties, authenticated by mass collaboration and powered by collective self-interests.
Patrick Daniel

A Conversation With Vishal Sikka

Patrick Daniel | May 26, 2016 | Technology
Dr. Vishal Sikka is a champion of technology, and clearly sees it as an amplifier of human potential. He wants to use software in purposeful ways to address some of the biggest challenges of our times.
Seth Price

How To Create Customers For Life

Seth Price | May 26, 2016 | Technology
Over the course of your professional life you'll work with a sea of customers, but amongst those will be a group who truly appreciate your skills, value your approach and genuinely enjoy working with you. These are your true fans.
Candace Clement

Zombie Bills: The Ongoing Congressional Attacks on Net Neutrality

Candace Clement | May 26, 2016 | Technology
Senate Republicans' refusal to even hold a hearing on the president's Supreme Court nominee has gotten a lot of headlines. But it's not the only form of dysfunction happening on Capitol Hill. Around this time every year, the appropriations committees in the...
Ernesta Redi Neudert

5 Berlin Start-Ups to Watch

Ernesta Redi Neudert | May 26, 2016 | Technology
A new start-up is founded every 20 minutes in Berlin and the industry is set to produce 100,000 new jobs by 2020.
Michelangelo Signorile

Gawker Didn't 'Out' Peter Thiel -- Nor Did It Wrong Him in Any Way

Michelangelo Signorile | May 26, 2016 | Queer Voices
There's little sympathy in the world right now for Gawker, which has engaged in questionable and egregious reporting, but Thiel has a lot confused here.
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