Expert Edge News

April 26, 2017

  • Silicon Valley Is Trying to Make Humans Immortal—and Finding Some SuccessSilicon Valley Is Trying to Make Humans Immortal—and Finding Some Success
    Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, plans to live to be 120. Compared with some other tech billionaires, he doesn’t seem particularly ambitious. Dmitry Itskov, the “godfather” of the Russian Internet, says his goal is to live to 10,000; Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, finds the notion of […] Click to view full article
  • Need Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting BusinessNeed Clients? The 5 Best Ways to Market Your Consulting Business
    This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com’s  Second-Quarter Startup Kit  which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries. In Start Your Own Consulting Business , the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Eileen Figure Sandlin explain how you can start a profitable consulting business, no […] Click to view full article
  • On bots, language and making technology disappearOn bots, language and making technology disappear
    There’s a new buzzword in computer design circles every year. This year, the buzzword is without question bots. As with anything we build, we give bots names. It’s something most of us don’t even question. They come pre-personified and ready for us to start that human-computer relationship, just like HAL 9000 or Her : there’s […]
  • You Can Teach an Old Dog New TricksYou Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
    Niklas Thiel poses with an electroencephalography (EEG) cap that measures brain activity, at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Garching near Munich September 9, 2014. Michaela Rehle/Reuters Scientists have long known that our ability to think quickly and recall information, also known as fluid intelligence, peaks around age 20 […] Click to view full article
  • Buffett looks to succession, signals future growth problemBuffett looks to succession, signals future growth problem
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. But he now says: Do not expect a repeat of that […] Click to view full article
  • Coding Breeds Collegiality & Boosts STEM ProgramCoding Breeds Collegiality & Boosts STEM Program
    Mark Elgart is president and CEO of AdvancED , a provider of improvement and accreditation services to more than 32,000 schools and school systems across the U.S. and 70 countries. To prepare for the world and the workforce, students need to learn more about themselves and what motivates them. They also need opportunities, both in […]
  • The Big Reverse Of The WebThe Big Reverse Of The Web
    Here is one idea that arrived before its time: the push-based web, where information comes to us, versus the search-dominant web we’re most familiar with. Those who are looking at the push web […] Click to view full article
  • Startups Rocket To The Front Of The Space RaceStartups Rocket To The Front Of The Space Race
    Tim Reyes is a freelance writer residing in Silicon Valley. With degrees in Physics, he has been an engineer for NASA supporting development of flight software of robotic spacecraft to the planet Mars. How to join the network Capitalizing on the falling cost of launch services and the miniaturization of satellites, a new breed of […]
  • Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreadsIncreased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. To date, the virulent H5N2 influenza, which has infected turkeys and chickens on Midwestern poultry farms, […] Click to view full article
  • Harnessing the Power of Human Waste to SurviveHarnessing the Power of Human Waste to Survive
    Tech & Science Humans are almost self-contained biospheres, says National Geographic Emerging Explorer T.H. Culhane. Courtesy Jorma Görns National Geographic Emerging Explorer T.H. Culhane talks about harnessing the power of poo. Break down your take on trash and poop. In the field of industrial ecology, the mantra is that, […] Click to view full article
  • Information Sharing Key To Avoiding CyberattackInformation Sharing Key To Avoiding Cyberattack
    President Obama’s recent extraction of a pledge from Chinese leader Xi Jinping that neither government would conduct or continue economic espionage in cyberspace, while important, still comes up far short of addressing the significant and growing global concerns about the potential for a 9/11-style cyberattack on critical financial sectors. Now more than ever, dramatically increased […]
  • Meet Roy Tomlinson; the Man Who Put the ‘@’ in Your E-MailMeet Roy Tomlinson; the Man Who Put the ‘@’ in Your E-Mail
    A computing legend has died. The inventor of email, Roy Tomlinson, suffered an apparent heart attack on 3/5/16, according to reports. He was 74 years old. In memorium: Who invented e-mail? That’s a bit like asking, “ Who invented the internet ?” Even those with intimate knowledge of its creation can’t agree on the moment […]
  • High-Tech Tattoo For Medicine And MilitaryHigh-Tech Tattoo For Medicine And Military
    The future of wearables could be inked on your skin. Chaotic Moon , a software design and development firm based in Austin, Texas, is developing a high-tech tattoo made of components and conductive paint to create circuitry to basically turn you into a cyborg…er collect health and other biometric data from your body. Chaotic Moon’s […]
  • The Top 4 Fintech Predictions For 2016The Top 4 Fintech Predictions For 2016
    Alongside “Unicorn” and “Grexit/Brexit,” “Fintech” was considered one of the top 10 financial buzzwords of 2015. But fintech isn’t a newcomer to this list — and for good reason. For a few years now, fintech companies have moved from the margins to the mainstream . They are building tech-enabled financial platforms that serve consumers better […]
  • A Card Game About Exploding Kittens Broke a Kickstarter RecordA Card Game About Exploding Kittens Broke a Kickstarter Record
    Culture The Exploding Kittens card game Kickstarter has been funded by over $5 million with 17 days to go. Matthew Inman The Internet loves cats. Games with explosions, too. And most everyone loves a good card game. So what happens when you combine the three? Crowdfunding mania. Exploding Kittens, […] Click to view full article