Impact Lab


Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: communication


How do you know you have the right person on your leadership team?

June 30th, 2016 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

You’ve probably heard the saying, “You are only as strong as your weakest link.” While it’s a rather trite phrase, it is also very true, especially when it comes to your leadership team. No matter how uncomfortable or unpleasant it might be, it is necessary to evaluate every person in your leadership team. If you’re […]



The new frontier of digital implants

June 22nd, 2016 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

Tim Shank can guarantee you that he’ll never leave home without his keys. Why is that? Well, his house keys are located inside his body.



The biggest Product Design trends set for 2016

June 16th, 2016 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Winners of Inc.’s Iconic Design Awards come from all varieties of categories this year, including toys, sportswear, environment-saving home goods, and more. However they all share one key quality: they nail what customers want now.



Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than ever

June 8th, 2016 at 5:38 pm » Comments Off

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain. It’s the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, California. What you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. This article will take you through some clear examples […]



Zenbo – Asus’s $599 Home Robot

June 1st, 2016 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

Asus  may be best known as the maker of laptops and phones, but on Monday it unveiled a fairly low-cost robot that can help with heathcare and controlling the smart home. It also unveiled new laptops and phones.



Messaging apps are bigger than social networks

May 31st, 2016 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Around the world, users are logging in to messaging apps to chat with friends and to connect with brands, browse merchandise, and watch content. What were once simple services for exchanging messages, pictures, videos, and GIFs have evolved into expansive ecosystems with their own developers, apps, and APIs.



In-Ear device translates foreign languages in real time

May 25th, 2016 at 4:14 pm » Comments Off

Most of us have found ourselves in the awkward situation of trying to communicate in a foreign language. Sometimes it’s funny, embarrassing or downright disastrous. Thanks to a new translation device that easily fits into your ear, the days of struggling to speak the local lingo might soon be a thing of the past.



Teaching assistant robot being used for help in online courses

May 17th, 2016 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

Students at Georgia Institute of Technology found out that a teacher assistant giving them assistance they was actually Jill an artificially intelligent robot. Jill was created to provide faster answers and feedback to students and take some of the pressure of teaching large classes off the instructors.



Blockchains are becoming the new secure way to share data

May 12th, 2016 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

Even in 1981 inventors were trying to solve the Internets problems of privacy, security and inclusion with cryptography. With every new process, no solution was perfect, because a third party was involved. Paying with credit card was insecure because too much personal information was involved and transaction fees were steep. In 1998, Nick Szabo wrote a […]



Facebook’s Plan For Virtual Reality Is A Killer App for Social VR

April 17th, 2016 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

What does the the largest social networking company want with a device focused on single user experience? Many eyebrows were raised when Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014. Today at F8, Facebook revealed how it thinks VR will be a rich social tool. During his keynote address, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about what he calls […]



Futurist Speaker