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Curtis Wong

Posted on Tue Oct 17, 2017, 1:23 pm

Curtis Wong is a Principal Researcher at the Microsoft Redmond Research Laboratory. His interests include data visualization, interactive media, and natural user interaction. He formed the NextMedia group which developed a number of technologies to enhance ...

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Telsa CEO Elon Musk actually owns two gas cars

Posted on Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:58 am

Telsa CEO Elon Musk actually owns two gas cars As the founder of Tesla, Elon Musk is arguably at the forefront of electric vehicles, and yet the billionaire admits to owning two gas cars! Check out this story on

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Tim Cook still remembers Michael Dell's quip that he'd shut Apple down

Posted on Tue Oct 10, 2017, 10:40 pm

It may be 20 years later, but Apple CEO Tim Cook still remembers when Apple was close to death and then Dell-CEO Michael Dell said that he'd shut the company down. He recalled the quote while explaining how he decided to join Apple and his career path ...

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Corey Doctorow on limiting situations

Posted on Tue Oct 10, 2017, 6:32 pm

This is an interesting article by Cory Doctorow on the limiting situations that characters face, and whether or not those limits are realistic. It gets a little political at the end, but I think it makes a good point (especially for SF/F writers ...

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Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Conference Brings Healthcare Professionals to...

Posted on Tue Oct 10, 2017, 11:18 am

More than 30 speakers will participate this year, and keynote presenters will include Dr. Jeffrey Bland, President of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, and Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology. Other speakers will ...

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Nvidia has now become the leader in autonomous-driving technology

Posted on Tue Oct 10, 2017, 9:12 am

Though Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has used acquisitions to speed up its own development in the field of autonomous driving, it has a colossal task to catch up to what Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been able to achieve through adaption of its graphics processor ...

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Books That Made a Difference to Rachel McAdams

Posted on Tue Oct 10, 2017, 3:32 am

This giant book with amazing photos is part of a project founded by Jin Zidell, a philanthropist and environmentalist who wants as many people as possible to have clean drinking water. To raise awareness for the cause, he organized the Blue Planet Run (a ...

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Roane County Humane Society stops animal intake to pay bills

Posted on Mon Oct 9, 2017, 3:54 pm

Dr. Patrick Hackett owns Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital and works with humane societies across the region. He tries to provide the animals from the societies as much care as he can for as cheap as possible. "We try to do everything we can to help these ...

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Where Amazon Is Failing to Dominate: Hollywood

Posted on Fri Oct 6, 2017, 2:44 am

Amazon is looking to broaden its TV programming as well. It has a series based on the Jack Ryan spy novels and is developing shows based on books by science-fiction writers Neal Stephenson and Larry Niven. To help free up money for such programs ...

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GE selects AWS as preferred cloud partner for digital transformation

Posted on Fri Oct 6, 2017, 2:18 am

GE aims to improve digital transformation by changing its ... said to believe that moving services to AWS will improve businessoperations and innovation. Chris Drumgoole, Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President at General Electric said ...

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These are the 100 richest Indians in the world

Posted on Thu Oct 5, 2017, 1:53 pm

Far behind, on the second spot, is Wipro chairman Azim Premji, with a net worth of $19 billion. On the third spot are the Hinduja brothers of Ashok Leyland, sitting at $18.4 billion. "Despite the country's economic hiccups, the combined net worth of India ...

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How Oracle is taking AI and machine learning to cloud and security

Posted on Thu Oct 5, 2017, 12:18 pm

Furthermore, Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd also emphasised this point during a Q&A session, in which he mentioned that embedded AI capabilities are able to improve efficiency across an enterprise. Although Oracle has come out with these new AI services and ...

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Inside View: Science Foundation Ireland

Posted on Wed Oct 4, 2017, 1:00 am

A conversation with Professor MARK FERGUSON Director-General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland Science Foundation Ireland, the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research ...

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Las Vegas Absorbed America

Posted on Sun Oct 1, 2017, 9:00 pm

Heller's case is of particular interest because unlike Bill Nelson, D-Fla., (a quiet 5,536 tweets this week), Heller actually got fewer tweets after the local tragedy despite giving blood publicly. In the House of Representatives, Twitter was less engaged ...

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Synthetic Genomics hit with gender discrimination suit

Posted on Tue Sep 19, 2017, 5:12 pm

The company, Synthetic Genomics, said it will fight the lawsuit because it is without merit and against its principles of diversity. Teresa Spehar filed the lawsuit Sept. 7 in San Diego Superior Court. Spehar, vice president of intellectual property until ...

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Global Learning XPrize finalists handed $1 million to build education software

Posted on Tue Sep 19, 2017, 1:00 am

In the words of XPrize CEO Peter Diamandis at the time, 250 million kids around the world can't read, write or do basic arithmetic, with many of them living in the developing world. He says it would require more than one and a half million teachers to meet ...

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MyStrength to Speak at Two Prestigious Healthcare Conferences in September

Posted on Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:38 am

and Cori Lathan, CEO of Anthrotronix. BrainFutures will be held September 6-7 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. On September 8, Cousino will speak at the 40th Annual Vinfen Conference on Innovative Technology ...

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INVNT/IP Welcomes U.S. Government Examination of China Trade Policy

Posted on Mon Aug 14, 2017, 5:00 pm

"For years, the PRC has practiced a comprehensive policy of intellectual property theft and associated protectionism," noted Evan Anderson, CEO of INVNT/IP. "Over the past decade, INVNT/IP has tracked government programs funded by, supported by, or ...

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CleanChoice Energy Launches New Small Business Service - KAIT Jonesboro, AR -...

Posted on Wed Jul 12, 2017, 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanChoice Energy has launched CleanChoice Small ... businesses that want to do their part on climate and now they can," said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of CleanChoice Energy. "The time for climate action ...

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BARN FIND: White Rabbit released from its hole

Posted on Wed Jun 21, 2017, 2:37 am

I drove the GTI and she followed to Vantage Motors where we ordered an oil, coolant and brake fluid change along with a new battery. I asked Jason Green in the service department to check it over for leaks and anything that might need attention.

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How GPU-enabled machine learning could help space robots

Posted on Wed May 31, 2017, 1:36 pm

Now this inventor is back with another breakthrough. Read More "There's still this automation, factory legacy for robotics," says BluHaptics CEO Don Pickering. "But the demands and the challenges that are placed on robotics when you move them into dynamic ...

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Vidder Names New VP of Marketing, Broadens Industry Experience

Posted on Mon Apr 17, 2017, 5:00 pm

CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vidder, Inc., a leader in Trusted Access Control solutions, today announced that it has named Gregory Ness as its new VP of Marketing. In this role, Mr. Ness will guide marketing programs globally as the company expands ...

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SentinelOne Brings Award-Winning Endpoint Protection to Japan with Strategic ...

Posted on Thu Feb 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

The new office will be led by new country manager Jonathan Epstein who joins SentinelOne from Credorax. Epstein has more than 25 years in proven leadership positions in Japan for several leading technology companies, including PayPal, AIG and NASDAQ Japan.

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The Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes Third Edition of the Journal of ...

Posted on Thu Feb 2, 2017, 4:40 pm

The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the global, member-driven organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced the publication of the third edition of the Journal of Innovation. A ...

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Global retailers say India a key market for growth

Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2017, 8:56 am

deflation or low inflation in rich countries and a protectionist backlash against globalization were among dynamics which contributed to a challenging economic environment for retailers," said Ira Kalish, Deloitte Global Chief Economist. "And yet people ...

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Just in time for Christmas: Invisible, edible food coating DOUBLES your fruit...

Posted on Wed Dec 21, 2016, 11:58 pm

The barrier that Edipeel creates slows down the rate that water evaporates out of the produce, and slows down the rate that oxygen gets into produce,' Dr James Rogers, CEO and founder of Apeel, told FastCoExist. 'By doing that, we're able to dramatically ...

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When Genetic Tests Disagree About Best Option For Cancer Treatment

Posted on Fri Dec 16, 2016, 6:15 am

Dr. C. Anthony "Tony" Blau and colleagues at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle compared results from two commonly used tests that are used to identify mutations in tumors. The FoundationOne test is used on tissue samples extracted ...

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Oil Company CEO Sees Trump Cabinet Picks As Good For All Businesses

Posted on Tue Dec 13, 2016, 3:18 am

CEO Randy Foutch has Laredo Petroleum headquartered in Tulsa and drilling operations in Texas. "We view it as while they have oil and gas expertise, we view it as broadly very, very, qualified people," Foutch said. Lawmakers like Senator Jim Inhofe ...

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Light-Bending Nanocrystal Discovered, Could Be Used To Create Ultra-Light Nig...

Posted on Sun Dec 11, 2016, 8:49 pm

Scientists in Australia invented a light-bending nanocrystal that is about 500 times smaller than a human hair. This novel crystal could transform a pair of regular glasses into night vision glasses or turn them into reverse sunglasses. The study was ...

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Kineta CEO Unveils Its Immuno-oncology Program at the BIO Investor Forum

Posted on Wed Oct 19, 2016, 1:45 am

"Cancer is typically not recognized as foreign by the body's immune system which allows tumors to grow unchecked," stated Kineta CEO Dr. Shawn Iadonato. "Kineta's immune modulators activate the RIG-I pathway and may reprogram the immune system to ...

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