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What is Xiaomi? Here’s the Chinese company that just stole one of Android’s biggest stars
Yesterday, Google lost one of its top Android executives to a relatively unknown Chinese cellphone manufacturer. While the circumstances surrounding Hugo Barra’s departure are still murky and potentially dramatic, there’s no question about where he’s headed: he’s going to Xiaomi as vice president of Xiaomi global, which, according to The New York Times, some in China have dubbed the “Apple of the East.” 

thisistheverge:

What is Xiaomi? Here’s the Chinese company that just stole one of Android’s biggest stars

Yesterday, Google lost one of its top Android executives to a relatively unknown Chinese cellphone manufacturer. While the circumstances surrounding Hugo Barra’s departure are still murky and potentially dramatic, there’s no question about where he’s headed: he’s going to Xiaomi as vice president of Xiaomi global, which, according to The New York Times, some in China have dubbed the “Apple of the East.” 

springwise:

Through game, players aid gene research
Cancer Research UK’s ClicktoCure platform has already enabled anyone to help out researchers by analyzing their data. Putting a gamification twist on this concept, GeneGame challenges users to form the best combinations of genes – aiding research in the area in the process. READ MORE…

springwise:

Through game, players aid gene research

Cancer Research UK’s ClicktoCure platform has already enabled anyone to help out researchers by analyzing their data. Putting a gamification twist on this concept, GeneGame challenges users to form the best combinations of genes – aiding research in the area in the process. READ MORE…

What I am opposed to is a dumb war.

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Barack Obama, running for the Illinois State Senate in 2002.

In case you ever wondered why your poli sci professor ever used the phrase, “where you stand depends on where you sit.”

(via politicalprof)

fastcompany:

Why we pick crowded restaurants over empty ones.

fastcompany:

Why we pick crowded restaurants over empty ones.

ucresearch:

tedx:

From Debbie Sterling’s TEDxPSU talk, "Inspiring the next generation of female engineers." Sterling is the creator of GoldieBlox, a set of toys featuring Goldie, a female engineer who guides girls to develop problem-solving skills and build projects, introducing girls to the world of engineering through a tech-savvy female role model.

"I had little girls in tutus building belt drives."


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techtaffy:

Tel Aviv Working With NASA On Magnetic Transport Pods For Mass Transit

Tel Aviv, Israel, is on its way to becoming the first city to add personal pods to the mass-transit…

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techtaffy:

Tel Aviv Working With NASA On Magnetic Transport Pods For Mass Transit

Tel Aviv, Israel, is on its way to becoming the first city to add personal pods to the mass-transit…

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americanexpress:

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset
by Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com
Click here for the full article

americanexpress:

7 Traits of a Highly Effective Mindset

by Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com

Click here for the full article

I am convinced that the act of thinking logically cannot possibly be natural to the human mind. If it were, then mathematics would be everybody’s easiest course at school and our species would not have taken several millennia to figure out the scientific method.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

(via scienceisbeauty)

goodideaexchange:


The Words That Will Change Your Company
“When you’re company gets stuck in its habits. When growth stops. When your firm might even be heading for huge losses. You will feel urgency. You don’t have to despair. Big turnarounds happened before.”

goodideaexchange:


The Words That Will Change Your Company

When you’re company gets stuck in its habits. When growth stops. When your firm might even be heading for huge losses. You will feel urgency. You don’t have to despair. Big turnarounds happened before.”

Will Technology Push Language To Become Image-Based?

txchnologist:

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by Ysabel Yates

A few weeks ago, Sergey Brin was eating a meal while wearing Google Glass when a friend sent him a text message. Instead of words, Brin replied by snapping a quick photograph. “It was fascinating to see that I could just reply to a text message with a photo,” he told the New York Times.

Platforms like Instagram, Vine and SnapChat have already demonstrated the power (and popularity) of communicating through visuals, and the potential of this type of cultural disruption is enormous. Language barriers would break down through image-based communication, opening up the possibility of a world where people interact through photographs regardless of what language they speak (not to mention embarrassing iPhone autocorrects would become a thing of the past).

The impending release of Google Glass and the growing user base of visual social media platforms have caused a strange question to surface: What would we lose in a scenario where language evolves (or devolves) into a communication system based on images? 

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