LighterBro multi-tool is designed to lighten up your life

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LighterBro multi-tool

Man’s game changing discovery of how to harness fire was made ages ago. Yet here we are in 2014 and our most useful pocket tools do everything but make fire. The LighterBro® multi-tool was launched to answer this question.

LighterBro  is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase, which takes place November 14-15, 2014 at the Denver Mart. This is your chance to experience LighterBro and many other amazing innovations.

 

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Top 3 reasons why 3D printing will change the world

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3D printing will change the world.

Orwell’s prophetic year of Big Brother, 1984,  saw the release of the Mac which broke the idea that centralized control could ever be what it was before. The year 1984 also saw the first workable prototype for a 3D printer. Built by Charles Hull, the technology was then known as stereolithography. We know it as 3D printing, and that’s a term that covers a variety of different processes which may revolutionize all stages of the global manufacturing and distributing process.

 

 

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How five U.S. innovations helped improve schools in Finland even as American’s ignore the same reforms

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Finland has a staggering record of education success.

Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish educator and scholar, is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. He is the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?”and a former director general of Finland’s Center for International Mobility and Cooperation. Sahlberg is now a visiting professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has written a number of important posts for this blog, including “What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools,” and “What the U.S. can’t learn from Finland about ed reform.”

 

 

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‘Micro-colleges’ will educate the workforce of the future: Futurist Thomas Frey

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The world has a shortage of 18 million teachers.

Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs took to the Rockies, sponsoring an event at the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado. Former IBM engineer and noted futurist Thomas Frey addressed a gathering of business leaders, entrepreneurs and community members on an issue he says is increasingly impacting the labor force: With the ever-increasing pace of innovation, traditional colleges and universities are failing to train and retrain workers quickly enough.

 

 

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Top 10 ways technology will change the world by 2025

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By 2025 electric vehicles will take over traditional vehicles.

Technology is changing the way we live our day-to-day lives. It’s exciting to imagine what the future will bring.  We may like to imagine one day living on Mars with technology that lets us teleport our toothpaste from CVS and the ability to apparate like Harry Potter.

 

 

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14 freaky technologies that are just around the corner

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Vivek Wadhwa, Singularity University’s vice president of academics and innovation.

Vivek Wadhwa, a Stanford University fellow, and vice president of academics and innovation at Singularity University, stands at the crossroads of the future of nearly every industry business and arts and science has to offer.  At the World of Business Innovation event he painted a vivid portrait of 14 freaky technologies just around the corner.

 

 

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Financial services ripe for disruptive innovation

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Richard Branson

Technology is having a profound impact on so many sectors, creating opportunities, speeding up development and leveling the playing field so that leading companies can no longer take success for granted. It is an incredibly exciting time for innovation across the sector. (Videos)

 

 

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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

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Futurist Thomas Frey: Last week I was speaking at an event in Istanbul. As usual, once I landed at the airport, I made my way to the customs area where I was greeted by no fewer than 1,000 people in line ahead of me.

 

 

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The real manufacturing advantage in America

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General Motors assembly line.

In the United States the industrial sector is rebounding. Manufacturers are boosting output, building new plants, increasing exports, and creating better-paying jobs that require precise skills—and in the process are helping lead the U.S. out of the long, stubborn slump that followed the market disruptions of 2007.

 

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Almost half of American jobs today will be automated ‘in a decade or two’

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Baxter, the flagship robot by Rethink Robotics in Boston.

Computerization. Automation. Artificial intelligence. Technology. Innovation. Robots. These are the many names of an invisible force that has been stoking progress and killing jobs for centuries. But it’s different now because nearly half of jobs in America today could be automated in the next 10 to 20 years, according to a new paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, discussed recently in The Economist. The question is: Which half?

 

 

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