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The new TV demographics are the ‘ads’ and ‘ad-nots’

November 21st, 2014 at 4:16 pm » Comments Off

In the U.S., when commercial television made its debut, programmers and brands quickly recognized the medium’s rich marketing value. And so began decades of variations in monetizing TV.



Rethinking the role of the strategist in today’s world

November 21st, 2014 at 4:06 pm » Comments Off

Strategists have increased the scope and complexity of their roles beyond planning. Many companies have an executive to guide their strategies. The discipline’s professionalization, which began in earnest in the 1980s as it evolved from the chief executive’s domain into a core corporate function, prompted the creation of heads of strategy, strategic-planning directors, and, more recently, […]



Fabrics may soon be able to yield more health data than devices

November 21st, 2014 at 3:43 pm » Comments Off

Data from smart apparel will begin carving a health roadmap for the wearer. What if your outfit made more than a fashion statement? Thanks to miniaturization and state-of-the-art integration of electronics, smart clothing is a burgeoning new space in which sensors are now fixed, woven, and embedded into everyday wear. Hap Klopp, founder of North […]



Micro-scallop robots can swim through your blood, eyeballs

November 21st, 2014 at 3:34 pm » Comments Off

A micro-scallop robot is only a fraction of a millimeter in size. Simplicity is important when designing robots on the micro or nano scale (like, small enough to fit inside your body). There just isn’t room for complex motors or actuation systems. There’s barely room for any electronics whatsoever, not to mention batteries, which is […]



Top 6 best websites for finding remote work for web professionals

November 21st, 2014 at 3:12 pm » Comments Off

Remote work for web professionals is a viable career option. The choice to work from home or any place where there’s an Internet connection is a viable career option for web professionals. If you’re looking to make the leap into telecommuting, a great place to start would be the following top-notch job boards that allow […]



Social media changes the way the news covers conflicts around the world

November 20th, 2014 at 5:04 pm » Comments Off

Web Summit conference in Dublin. Social media has changed the way news organizations cover conflicts around the world, but traditional journalistic values are still vital. These were the conclusions from a panel at the Web Summit conference in Dublin. The conference featured representatives from Time, Vice News and News Corporation-owned social curation service Storyful.   […]



Bionic Bird: A flying bird-shaped drone controlled with your smartphone

November 20th, 2014 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Bionic Bird Bionic Bird isn’t a bird or a plane. Bionic Bird is a bird-shaped drone. This new mechanical bird, due to land this December, will be app controlled, using a Bluetooth 4.0 link to support 100 meters of remote controlled flight from your smartphone or tablet. (Videos)    



Here’s how time travel may actually be possible

November 20th, 2014 at 4:34 pm » Comments Off

For centuries, time travel’s been one of man’s wildest fantasies. It has been a popular trend in movies and fiction for a long time, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of  the movie Interstellar—n0t to […]



How much money would it take to build a space base?

November 20th, 2014 at 4:16 pm » Comments Off

Moon base How much would it cost to establish a space base on the Moon or an asteroid? Universe Today spoke with Philip Metzger, a former senior research physicist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, who has explored this subject extensively on his website and in published papers.    



The Krossblade SkyCruiser flying car transforms from helicopter to plane in mid-air

November 20th, 2014 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Krossblade SkyCruiser A new flying car, the Krossblade SkyCruiser, is not like any other flying car.  While folding wings are pretty common among these car/plane prototypes, the SkyCruiser has a Transformer-like power to reconfigure itself in mid-air. (Video)  



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