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Innovations: October, 2013

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Why I dumped my smartphone for a 7-year-old Motorola Razr

Trading my smartphone for a 7-year-old Motorola Razr saved money, and helped me focus on my family.

By Timothy Kim  |  02:33 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/31/2013

It’s time to get serious about flood-resistant and amphibious houses

One year after Superstorm Sandy it’s painfully clear that we need to invest in flood-resistant and amphibious homes.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 10/31/2013

The five most-liked Washington Post comments from the past 24 hours

Thursday’s edition features Edward Snowden, President Obama, health care and strong-willed in-laws.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:41 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Google’s crazy barge scheme: Your complete guide

Two mysterious structures have appeared on barges Google owns. Here’s what we know so far.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:52 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/30/2013

I’m texting you like it’s 2007, that’s the Nowness. (Also: I deleted Facebook from my phone)

Keeping Facebook off my phone means having the chance to embrace Nowness, and communication methods that fit perfectly into our hands.

By Cory Haik  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 10/30/2013

The five most-liked comments from the last 24 hours

Here are the five most liked comments, as recommended by our readers. Politics and President Obama remain in the spotlight.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:19 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is a flop, here’s why

Forget the hype. As is, the smartwatch isn’t innovative enough to be worth $300, and consumers know it.

By Matt McFarland  |  02:56 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/29/2013

The most-liked comments from the past 24 hours

Here’s a roundup of the nine reader comments that have been liked the most by your fellow readers.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Why free operating systems will encourage you to actually spend more

Apple’s decision to give away OS X Mavericks is crafty. By exposing users to new features, there’s an incentive to upgrade your devices and fully enjoy new capabilities.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 10/28/2013

There’s a car in Belgium that draws portraits

Plenty of people in the auto industry are searching for innovations. Only one just made a car that draws portraits.

By Matt McFarland  |  05:09 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Snapchat is thriving and that’s a great sign for your privacy

Think Snapchat is a silly app used by sexting teens? It’s actually our best hope to regain some online privacy.

By Matt McFarland  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/25/2013

The case for paying kidney donors

A study suggests that paying kidney donors $10,000 would actually cut health-care costs.

By Matt McFarland  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Welcome to the hellabyte era, as in a helluva lot of data

The human race has more information than ever before, but don’t expect big data to solve all of our issues.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

It’s Elon Musk’s world, and everyone else is just driving in it

With all he’s accomplished -- including his work on electric cars -- there’s no doubt it’s Musk’s world, and everyone else is just driving in it.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Samsung’s folly shows Achilles heel of online reviews

Samsung was fined for leading a campaign that praise its phones and disparage its competitor, HTC.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:11 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 10/24/2013

The quest to reinvent bicycling

Wheels are becoming lights and lights are becoming indestructible. When you thrown in electric-powered bikes, cycling is a hot area for new ideas.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:38 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/23/2013

The $40 Indian tablet that could help bridge America’s digital divide

This tablet -- expected to be for sale in early 2014 -- is just the help needed to get computers in the hands of low-income students.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Apple’s iPad has peaked. Where’s the innovation?

It’s been 3 1/2 years since the iPad launched, and Apple’s “wow” factor has faded with every version of the once dominant product.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:11 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Six insights from Booz & Company’s 2013 innovations report

China is rising, Japan is falling and smartphones are ground zero for innovation.

By Matt McFarland  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/22/2013

One hair proves how easy it is to move in space

Check out this neat trick from astronaut Karen Nyberg on the international space station.

By Matt McFarland  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Why entrepreneurs have an edge over governments in shaping global development

In the race to solve the world’s biggest challenges, bet on Silicon Valley, not governments.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Introducing a new editor

You may not recognize much of what the world will look like in 100 years. Our new editor introduces himself and explains why that’s a great thing.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 10/16/2013

It’s time for tech companies to fix the gender imbalance

Tech companies such as Twitter need to stop making excuses and put qualified women on their board of directors.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:34 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Technology

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Big box solar and the clean energy revolution

DIY chain’s customers will soon get a chance to produce their own energy.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:41 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Solar solutions

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Siemen’s Eric Spiegel on a stronger STEM pipeline

Where are the jobs? In STEM fields.

By innovations  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CEOs talk STEM innovation

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Jorge Benitez: Are you a standout math student? ‘I’ll hire you tomorrow’

Video: Where the jobs are for today’s graduates

By innovations  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CEOs talk STEM innovation

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Sajan Pillai: STEM ‘the prosperity mechanism’ for the world

Video: Where are the jobs for today’s graduates?

By innovations  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CEOs talk STEM innovation

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Al Bunshaft at STEMconnector: Math, science ‘indispensable for innovation’

Video: How critical is STEM education and innovation for job growth?

By innovations  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CEOs talk STEM innovation

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Google wants to make you immortal (and Obamacare will pay for it)

The ACA may stimulate Silicon Valley to help unlock the types of healthcare innovation that has never existed before.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:57 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 10/08/2013

MOOCs going mainstream? This may be the year

By thinking of courses like apps, and an education as an operating system, more students are leaving the classroom behind.

By Dominic Basulto  |  05:01 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Silicon Valley shrugs off Washington shutdown

Innovators chug along while government ceases to function.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  05:03 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government

 

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