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Amazon’s Alexa can now recognize different voices and give personalized responses

October 13th, 2017 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

Your Echo just got smart enough to tell you apart from the people you live with.



‘A new extreme’ for the sharing economy: Shoe rentals

October 12th, 2017 at 12:45 am » Comments Off

You may soon be able to rent a pair of designer heels at a nearby shoe store.



Silicon Valley isn’t just disrupting democracy—it’s replacing it

October 11th, 2017 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

If you want to understand the threat that Silicon Valley poses to culture at large, consider Apple’s $5 billion headquarters. The Cupertino, California, building may seem like paradise to some, with striking architecture—a donut-shaped building featuring the world’s largest piece of curved glass—and lavish details like iPhone-inspired elevator buttons and patented pizza boxes that prevent […]



Asset prices are high across the board. Is it time to worry?

October 11th, 2017 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

With ultra-loose monetary policy coming to an end, it is best to tread carefully



Company uses patient’s own cells to put and end to baldness, aging skin and tendon degeneration

October 10th, 2017 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense strength through his hair […]



Meet the nocebo effect, the placebo effect’s evil twin that makes you feel pain

October 10th, 2017 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

A fascinating new study finds patients report worse side effects when a drug costs more money.



Agriculture faces many 21st century disrupters

October 9th, 2017 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

Our perspective on agriculture is about to go through dramatic changes as this century unfolds. What are some of the disruptive forces at work?



The bold, tech-fueled plan to save Africa’s big beasts

October 9th, 2017 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Kenya’s rhinos, elephants, and zebras pull in millions of tourism dollars and supply jobs. Poachers threaten that – but an ambitious programme is combining the influence of local communities and innovative technology to keep them at bay.



This new car-free neighborhood redesigns suburbia

October 8th, 2017 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

A new development in Mannheim, Germany, is the ultimate walkable community.



Airbus’ electric flying taxis are set to take to the skies next year

October 8th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Airbus has successfully completed testing on its CityAirbus’ propulsion system, putting the VTOL on track for a 2018 test flight. When its fully operational, it will be able to carry up to four people and maneuver around the city at 120km/h.



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