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  • What does the future hold for our understanding of the brain? Could we digitize our memories and personalities? Michio Kaku, physics professor at the University of New York, discusses.

  • Is it possible that one day we can leave our physical bodies behind? That one day humans can traverse, not just to planets, but the stars and beyond? Well, according to the laws of physics, we can.

  • There is criticism of science that says that to understand something is to remove its magic and its mystery. And it says that as you unveil the secrets of the mind, it becomes ordinary and mundane. Michio Kaku, physics professor at the University of New York, explains why he disagrees.

  • ShareTheMeal is an app developed for the World Food Programme that enables people to donate easily via their mobile phone, and help eradicate hunger by 2030.

  • Alexandre Mars established the Epic Foundation in 2014, a nonprofit which hopes to disrupt philanthropy by offering tools that will enhance how donors select, monitor and experience their impact.

  • From fashion to philanthropy, model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd is involved in a new project that aims to make paying and giving easier: "Donate the Change".

  • Data has always been key to philanthropy, knowing about donors helps tailor campaigns. So will the age of Big Data change things even more?

  • Mobile World Congress started with a bang, with products from Samsung, LG and Sony. But virtual reality was the real stand-out star of this year's show.

  • After Sony unveiled the Xperia X and XA models, CNBC asked its CEO, Kazuo Hirai, if the lack of scale would be a problem for the new flagship smartphones.

  • Goldman Sachs recently estimated that VR and augmented reality is set to become an $80 billion market in almost 10 years’ time.

  • Everything from education to manufacturing will see disruption and the hot debate right now is how much it will affect the way we live and work.

  • CNBC's Karen Tso talks to Synchronoss' CEO, Stephen Waldis, about the future of the car space and how quickly we could see an Apple or Google car on our roads.

  • The behemoths of the smartphone industry met in Barcelona to discuss 5G. Will it be sink or swim for the new platform?

  • "Connectivity, data access is too important to keep it to the world's rich," says Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, who discusses how having access can create more productive lives.

  • "Technology has only helped humanity and the quality of life, but a couple of images come to my mind, which truly do scare me," Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra, reveals.

  • What will Rwanda look like in 10 years' time when it comes to technology? President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame discusses.

  • This challenge of displacement, due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a "real one." Jobs will change, and the nature of work is going to fundamentally change, explains Microsoft Corporation's CEO, Satya Nadella.

  • What does the future of the jobs sector look like in 10 to 20 years' time? Microsoft Corporation's CEO, Satya Nadella weighs in.

  • TechCrunch Disrupt: The competition begins

    At TechCrunch Disrupt, the rules are simple: start-ups can be at any stage, whether that’s prototyping or being fully funded. To win however, start-ups have to get their pitches perfect within 6 minutes.

  • Jukedeck: The AI music composer

    Fan of music? Here’s Jukedeck. A platform which allows members to produce custom, royalty-free soundtracks for their videos, without breaking the bank.

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