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NSA to resume mass surveillance for another 6 months

Following a ruling from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Monday, the National Security Agency (NSA) is set to resume its bulk data collection program, which allows it to store and analyze data about American citizens’ phone calls.<p>The Freedom Act — signed on June 1 after section 215 …

First computers recognized our faces, now they know what we’re doing

We haven't designed fully sentient artificial intelligence just yet, but we're steadily teaching computers how to see, read, and understand our world. Last month, Google engineers showed off their "Deep Dream," software capable of taking an image and ascertaining what was in it by turning it into a …

Artificial Intelligence

That Massive IRS Hack Was Way More Massive Than We Thought

Remember that awful news of Russian hackers stealing the personal information of 100,000 taxpayers? Turns out the Internal Revenue Service lowballed …

French linguists in uproar over plans to remove the 'i' in onions

New rules to simplify French spelling in primary school textbooks risks turning French into a "text message" language, warn French purists<p>French risks being reduced to the language of “text messaging” when rules to simplify the language take effect in primary school textbooks, linguistic purists …

The Indian who changed the world : Buddha's epic journey to seek Nirvana.

Becoming Buddha: One man’s epic journey to seek Nirvana.<p>India is one the world’s most ancient living civilizations. It’s also the birthplace of one …

How ancient Greek mythology can explain Greece's modern-day debt crisis

Greece's dramatic debt crisis has drawn media attention from the world over, as the depression-racked country flirts with bankruptcy and a possible exit from the euro currency.<p>Inevitably, reporters and editors (including those at this newspaper) have reached for their dog-eared school copies of …

Mental Floss

What are the seven wonders of the world?

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<p>The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>1. Great Pyramid …

Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing

<b>The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.</b><p>This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved …

How the rest of the world learns about the American Revolution in school

The American Revolutionary War is an intensely proud moment in history for most Americans (perhaps too proud). It’s taught as a major subject in history classes as early as elementary school, and it’s brought up again and again in different contexts in middle school, high school, and college. Along …

High School

Data storytelling is the next big thing in collaborative computing

Data storytelling is gaining ground in BI and analytics circles. What is it and why should CIOs care? Howard Dresner explains in this SearchCIO …

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Secrets of computer science: Tips for aspiring programmers, and advice for their teachers

Understanding how to work effectively on a team is critical for a successful career in computer science, you can be a great programmer no matter when …

University of Washington

5 human-powered open hardware projects

Take a look at five open hardware projects that harness the power of the human body through physiological computing.

The top 50 colleges for computer science

Are you looking to go back to school? Or maybe your teenager is starting to look for colleges. I recommend studying computer science. It's what Kim …

Tech giants push for accessibility education in computer science courses

When Jennison Asuncion asked a large group of LinkedIn summer interns if they were familiar with the term “accessibility,” only two people raised …

Test-tube babies

A growing number of babies will begin life in a test tube. They will owe their existence to a British medical team, Dr Robert Edwards and Mr Patrick …

U.S. Federal Courts

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

Apps

Altruistic Horizons: Our tribal natures, the 'fear effect' and the end of ideologies

<i>Okay, this is one of my big ones... a major posting about some fundamentals of human nature and history. I sometimes blog these before posting them</i> …

What does artificial intelligence mean for mankind's future?

Artificial Intelligence

Where Maths is at your Fingertips!

It’s time to boost your maths skills. Ultimate maths helps you<p>to develop your understanding of mathematics in all areas as<p>well as providing a wide …

Apple reportedly met with BMW for help with its secret car project

Apple’s potential entry into the electric car market has provoked fevered speculation, with conflicting reports that the company is making some kind of electric minivan, and that it plans on challenging Google and Uber in making a self-driving car.<p>At the very least, it has poached a bunch of auto …

Tim Cook

A new technology could drastically extend your phone battery — but cellphones companies don’t want to use it

The antenna in your phone is more than just a lazy strip of metal.<p>As Apple's infamous Antennagate fiasco taught us, snatching radio waves out of thin air to transmit thousands of messages a second over miles and miles is not quite that simple.<p>Just as poor antenna design (or an errant hand) can ruin …

How Technology Scales the Pace of Innovation

<b>Imagine it’s 2045: Technology is ordering you around, and you’re actually doing what it’s telling you.</b><p>That could very well become reality; look no …

Cancer-fighting mushrooms sought in Northern B.C.

Researches from UNBC are searching the forests of northern B.C. for undiscovered mushroom species that may help in the fight against cancer.<p>Dr. Chow …

Immune System

Did these researchers just create an autistic computer program? - ExtremeTech

By on July 25, 2015 at 8:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Last month, it was revealed that …

Math Works Great—Until You Try to Map It Onto the World

In 1900, the great mathematician David Hilbert presented a list of 23 unsolved problems worth investigating in the new century. The list became a …

New study shows yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics

The consequences, they caution, are dire—and already emerging in hospitals with bacteria that can't be treated with any of our existing antibiotic medications.<p>But the thinking went that to become resistant to the drugs we use on them, bacteria have to pay a price.<p>They may be able to survive the …