Can a sleek headband which reads your brainwaves help you to achieve inner peace? Interaxon's CEO, Ariel Garten certainly thinks so. Her company's first product, Muse, is an EEG (Electroencephalography) headband which determines what kind of brain waves you are producing and a Brain Health package which tells you how to change them.
stories by Ciara Byrne
Mars may once have looked like Earth. It has seasons, polar ice-caps and once supported shallow seas and flowing streams. So did it also once support life?
The audio-sharing network SoundCloud, which allows users to share not just music but any audio recording -- from company earnings calls to cat impersonations -- has just launched a new version, "Next SoundCloud," at LeWeb in Paris.
“Many of us will live to see the day where we have physical, non-human colleagues,” says Matt Beane, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and he doesn’t mean the office dog. Beane’s research addresses what he calls “The Avatar Economy”, where remote workers operate robots.
Russian billionaire Dimitry Grishin wants to bring robots to the masses. Throw together cash, design, and startup culture, and the robolution starts now.
For the first time a brick and mortar educational institution, Antioch University, will offer Coursera MOOCs (massive open online courses) for credit as part of a bachelor's degree program. This announcement could be one of the first tremors in a seismic shift in higher education.
Editor's Pick How did F.ounder's organizers -- a self-described failed entrepreneur, freelance journalist and unemployed asset manager -- with no background in technology, convince some of the world's top entrepreneurs to come to an unknown event at the far edge of Europe?
Editor's Pick Want to cut out sugar or add super-foods to your diet? Now app developers can help. Data curators Factual just added ingredient lists for over 350,000 of the most popular consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and nutrition parameters for over 150,000 of them to its Global Products API.
Yoga mats have become quietly de rigeur for developers in the Dutch capital, as yoga classes for startups spring up around the city.
What skills are startups looking for in a new hire? Duedil and Adzuna just analyzed 2,697 startup job vacancies in the UK to find out.
Amplino may be the ultimate garage project. Three DIY bio-hackers have created a malaria testing kit that can identify different strains of malaria with 95 percent accuracy in under 40 minutes. The testing device is connected via Bluetooth to a mobile phone, making it possible to track malaria outbreaks and the spread of particular strains.
Do you find yourself reading about Kim Kardashian but only sharing articles from the Harvard Business review? You are not alone.
Talent Analytics measures people, weighing their preferences and motivations and how those characteristics predict job performance. "Our niche is companies who have employees," jokes founder Greta Roberts.
Behind every cloud, there's.. a cloud. Cloud services may not actually be saving you money.
Spotted By Locals offers a website and mobile apps listing travel tips from the local residents of 42 European cities. Dutch husband and wife team Bart and Sanne van Poll have created a network of local "spotters" in each city, all of whom they meet and vet in person.
Being a backseat driver may no longer be a bad thing. Luxury car brand Daimler AG just invested an undisclosed amount in ride-sharing startup Carpooling.
Although Munich, Germany-based Carpooling declined to specify the size of the investment, other sources indicate …
It may be time to sack your therapist. The researchers conducting the world’s first clinical study on the use of smartphone apps to treat depression have given VentureBeat a preview of the results. 73.5 percent of depressed participants who used …
Have cash? Looking for tech talent? Go to Europe. So says Konstantin Guericke, co-founder of LinkedIn and newly minted venture partner in Berlin’s EarlyBird Ventures. EarlyBird recently raised $100 million for its fourth fund, focusing on European, and in particular …
Do you live outside your native country? Need to transfer money home? Most banks will charge you not only for the currency exchange but also for the transfer itself.
TransferWise today announced funding of $1.3m for its scheme to sidestep …
London’s Notion Capital just raised a $100m new fund focused on cloud computing and SaaS (software as a service) startups in Europe. The fund is expected to reach $150 million by the time it closes in the next few months.…