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Amazon, Alibaba and Nike all point to the next innovation in retail: Personalized physical spaces

July 18th, 2018 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

Last week I wrote a piece entitled, “Amazon Go Means Goodbye Status Quo.” The piece not only heaped praise on Amazon but also highlighted how Amazon Go, over the long-run, is about far more than the mere buzzwords of “checkout-free shopping.” The thesis is that if one studies Amazon Go closely, he or she will […]



Robots will lead to more human trafficking, slavery, report says

July 17th, 2018 at 9:49 am » Comments Off

Tens of millions of workers could lose their jobs to automation, particularly in southeast Asia, over the next 20 years. Garment workers among those most at risk of losing their jobs, finding few low-skill alternatives and facing exploitation, according to the Verisk Maplecroft report. The rise of robot manufacturing will dramatically alter the labor market […]



Cobots are transforming the factory floor — but they’re not replacing humans

July 7th, 2018 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

Combining human creativity and automation is unlocking new efficiencies. The increased presence of robots on factory floors has been a boon to manufacturers, who have embraced automation as a way to increase efficiency and cut costs. But there’s been less optimism among human workers, who worry that the rise of robots will render human workers […]



SD cards could soon hold 128TB of storage

July 2nd, 2018 at 9:20 am » Comments Off

The SD Association has announced a new card specification that should increase maximum storage on SD cards to 128 terabytes and provide much faster data transfer speeds of 985 megabytes per second.



FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

June 27th, 2018 at 9:47 am » Comments Off

Epidiolex treats two types of epileptic syndromes The drug is expected to become available in the fall (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday. Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week […]



Wellness real estate has blossomed into a $134 billion industry worldwide- and it’s growing fast

June 27th, 2018 at 9:33 am » Comments Off

From personalized wellness programs to fitness-focused apps, luxury homes are focusing on making residents feel better It’s the non-stop pace of our digital lives. An increasingly isolated and aging population. Rising chronic illness. Climate change. Given the pressures of the modern world, a gym membership and taking the occasional “mental health day” often just aren’t […]



Here’s how the plan to replace the humans who make iPhones with bots is going

June 25th, 2018 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

    Foxconn Technology chairman Terry Gou on Friday reiterated a pledge that the world’s biggest assembler of iPhones has made many times: that in a matter of years, human workers will be in a minority at the company.



‘You can hear the panic in the bankers’ voices’ says Tim Draper

June 23rd, 2018 at 7:21 am » Comments Off

Most advice around ICOs tends to center on researching the team or project themselves, but Draper favors a different approach. The never-ending debate is if Bitcoin is a universal currency. I attend the final session of the Blockchain Economic Forum in San Francisco, where venture capitalist Tim Draper was interviewed by former Obama administration CFTC […]



The shift from 4G to 5G will change just about everything

June 20th, 2018 at 9:56 am » Comments Off

Including speed, bandwidth and low latency. Low latency with 5G means web pages would load in a millisecond. Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number of high-tech devices out there trying to connect to the internet […]



3 predictions for the future of freelancing

June 18th, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

Enterprises everywhere are looking for talent. And those with talents and skills that are in high demand can pretty much control their work life: where they work, how they work, compensation packages, and a host of other specifications about their work life. This is a huge opportunity for freelancers, if they keep current with demand […]



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