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October 25th, 2014 at 8:58 am

The rapidly changing world of IT sparks a war for developers

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War for developers

The emergence of next-generation social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology has sparked a war for developers able to continue the fast pace of innovation. Enterprises that want to remain in business tomorrow would be wise to make the right changes today.

 

 

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October 24th, 2014 at 10:07 am

Groundbreaking new battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes, and lasts 20 years

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The battery is expected to be on the market in 2 years.

Are you tired of waiting an hour for your phone to charge before you leave the house? Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have come up with the best solution yet – a lithium ion battery that charges to 70 percent in just two minutes.

 

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October 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Futurework – how technology will redefine the culture of work

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“We’re increasingly going to be working with technology, and clearly some technologies are going to replace us.”

Former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Robert Reich and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, Susan Hassler , are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Rice University, and the Institute for the Future to give listeners insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future. (Podcast)

 

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October 20th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

The great decoupling – the impact of machine learning advancement on productivity and jobs

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Machine learning is advancing at exponential rates. Many highly skilled jobs once considered the exclusive domain of humans are increasingly being carried out by computers. That may be good or bad depending on whom you talk to. Technologists and economists tend to split into two camps, the technologists believing that innovation will cure all ills, the economists fretting that productivity gains will further divide the haves from the have-nots.

 

 

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October 20th, 2014 at 11:35 am

Naval Facilities Energy Initiatives manager goes ‘net zero’ on his home in D.C.

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The Knox home has geothermal loops buried under the backyard.

Andrew Know, manager of Naval Facilities Energy Initiatives, decided to go “net zero” on his home in Washington, D.C. What Knox got was a true zero-energy home, done right on a budget.

 

 

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October 20th, 2014 at 10:58 am

Kano – a $150 DIY computer and coding kit

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Kano

Children today have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They are powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.

 

 

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October 19th, 2014 at 8:23 am

Blind man regains partial sight thanks to bionic eye

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Larry Hester is the 7th person in the U.S. to have a bionic eye implanted.

Thanks to bionic eye technology, people diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease are seeing a new future. And Larry Hester is the seventh person in the U.S. to have a so-called bionic eye – an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device — implanted. It allows him to see for the first time in 33 years. (Videos)

 

 

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October 19th, 2014 at 8:09 am

Bitcoin isn’t just for anarchists and libertarians anymore

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Consumers are embracing the digital currency even though the value of Bitcoin has fallen 55% against the dollar.

Earlier this year Mary Fons joined the Bitcoin economy. She uses the digital currency to buy gift cards and office supplies. Her partner reimburses her with Bitcoin for his portion of the rent. Thirty-five year old Fons isn’t a nerd or a self-proclaimed libertarian like many of the currency’s early adopters. She lives in New York and co-hosts the Love of Quilting show on public television. “Why Bitcoin?” she asks. “Because I want to have options. I think it’s a beautiful thing open to everyone.”

 

 

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October 18th, 2014 at 8:51 am

Electric cars with 310 to 373 miles of range are possible by 2020

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Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser

The head of Volkswagen’s powertrain development, Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser, thinks that electric cars with over 300 miles of range aren’t too far off. The foundation of his argument is that the energy density of electric car batteries has been improving rapidly and will continue to do so.

 

 

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October 17th, 2014 at 10:30 am

Top 3 ways travel is going to be different in 2024

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Breakthrough technologies and new destinations will shape the global travel industry by 2024.

Skyscanner, a travel booking site, released a report earlier this year predicting what travel will be like in 2024. Skyscanner teamed up with 56 experts to analyze and present the breakthrough technologies and exciting new destinations that will shape the global travel industry over the next ten years.

 

 

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