Chris Bouronikos

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NASA Is About to Create The Coldest Place in The Known Universe

100 million times colder than deep space.<p>NASA is about to launch the coldest place on Earth - the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) - into orbit, where …

Zuckerberg removed a line about monitoring private messages from his Facebook manifesto

Mark Zuckerberg's vision for AI was initially somewhat creepier than what he shared in his epic 6,000-word manifesto about the future of Facebook.<p>In …

Here are the winners of NASA's space poop challenge

Three designs for an in-suit toilet take home $30,000<p>Poopin' ain't easy in space—especially if you're stuck in a space suit for extended periods of time. Today's astronauts wear diapers when they need to don a space suit, but on future Martian getaways, mishaps could leave astronauts stuck in their …

Diapers

Verizon could shave up to $350 million off its Yahoo deal and shift liability for future breaches

It’s a victory of sorts for the much-troubled internet giant.<p>According to sources close to the situation, the price for the Yahoo deal could total up to $350 million lower than the $4.8 billion that Verizon originally was going to pay for the internet giant. The figure is smaller than some …

Depression may be our brain's way of telling us to stop and solve a problem

At any given time, about 5% of Americans are reporting symptoms of moderate or severe depression. Major depressive disorder is so common that it's estimated one in six Americans will have it at some point in their lives.<p>The prevalence of depression presents economic problems as well — it's one of …

Depression

San Diego police unlawfully took DNA swabs from black youth, says lawsuit

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit alleging that the San Diego police skirted California privacy law by taking DNA samples from five teenage boys without a warrant or meaningful consent. Police allegedly stopped and frisked the teens without cause, and then told them to agree to cheek swabs before being …

Spanner, the Google Database That Mastered Time, Is Now Open to Everyone

About a decade ago, a handful of Google's most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic.<p>Called Spanner, it was the first …

Databases

Google releases TensorFlow 1.0 with new machine learning tools

At Google’s inaugural TensorFlow Dev Summit in Mountain View, California, today, Google announced the release of version 1.0 of its TensorFlow open source framework for deep learning, a trendy type of artificial intelligence. Google says the release is now production-ready by way of its application …

'Firefall' at Yosemite Park thrills visitors | CNN Travel

I've been doing Windows screenshots wrong this whole time

Windows key + Print Screen was all I needed<p><i>This is a new series called "Paul's doing it wrong and everyone is smarter than Paul and if he'd only just listened..." where I explain something dumb I've done in my life and people at work can't stop giving me shit about it.</i><p>Let me just explain to you how …

Caavo’s $400 set-top box unites Amazon, Apple, and everything else into one TV interface

The dream stream<p>Video streaming boxes and game consoles tend to create a new problem for every one they solve: for every improved TV interface, there’s another input to switch to, or another remote control to use. And you still can’t get certain content stores, like Amazon’s Video app and Apple’s …

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

Artificial Intelligence

How Do Stars Form? Black Hole Producing Star-Making Cold Gas In A Prolific Galaxy 5.7 Billion Light-Years Away

Black holes are more than just hungry voids that gobble up anything and everything they come across. They routinely create hot plasma jets and gas …

Prince Now Streaming on Apple Music

To coincide with the 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Warner Bros. Records today announced that Prince's well-known hits are now available on streaming music services such as Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and iHeartRadio Plus and All Access, after a nearly two year …

Ford invests $1 billion in AI startup Argo to make self-driving cars

Ford has shown just how committed it is to the future of self-driving cars by investing a staggering $1 billion (£800 million) in a new AI …

Apple shares first teaser for its upcoming Carpool Karaoke spin-off destined for Apple Music

During The Grammys this evening, Apple debuted the first advertisement for its Carpool Karaoke spin-off. The ad gives the first look at the premise of Apple’s version of the hit concept, which originally appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden.<p>Apple first announced its plans for a Carpool …

Carpool Karaoke

Tesla Releases Completely Redesigned iPhone App With Touch ID Support

Tesla has updated its iPhone app with a completely redesigned user interface and Touch ID support for quick access to keyless driving.<p>The app now has a much cleaner aesthetic, a trio of shortcuts on the main screen for quick access to frequently used controls, and a more detailed render of the …

The tech industry has $21 billion worth of open, high paying jobs — here are the top 15

It now includes a salary estimate with every job listing, based on sifting through the millions of self-reported salaries hosted on its site.<p>To celebrate that new feature, it dug into its data to find out which industries and job titles had the most openings.<p>All told, there are a whopping $272 …

Employment

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Quantum Physics

Learn By Example: Statistics and Data Science in R | Popular Mechanics Shop

Introduction<p>You, This course and Us (2:32)<br>• Top Down vs Bottoms Up : The Google vs McKinsey way of looking at data (12:58)<br>• R and RStudio installed (5:10)<p>The 10 second answer : Descriptive Statistics<p>Descriptive Statistics : Mean, Median, Mode (10:07)<br>• Our first foray into R : Frequency Distributions …

Hubble Just Saw a Star Rip Apart The 'Big Brother' of Halley's Comet

Space is brutal.<p>Astronomers have observed something unexpectedly vicious happening in space - for the first time, researchers saw a white dwarf star …

The Guardians Of The Galaxy Will Battle Alongside The Avengers In ‘Infinity War’

Dreams do come true! The Guardians of the Galaxy will officially battle alongside the Avengers in ‘Infinity War,’ proven by a behind-the-scenes video …

Marvel Universe

Apple is giving away three months of Apple Music with wireless Beats products

Even if you’re already a subscriber<p>BeatsX, Apple’s newest pair of $149 wireless earbuds, will finally hit store shelves tomorrow after a few months of delays. But it turns out there’s a slight silver lining, because buyers will find a card inside with a code that’s good for three free months of …

Etymotic and Grado are the masters of unsweetened music

Are you ready for a lean and clean audio diet?<p>Audio companies design their sound in much the same way that synthetic food producers design their flavor. As one group weighs up macronutrients, the other tries to balance frequencies. And just as adding sugar can make unpalatable things enticing, so …

Inside the Bugatti factory: an exclusive look at the making of the $2.6 million Chiron

It takes a team of 20 people six months to assemble<p>The Bugatti Chiron is not only very, very expensive, it is, without doubt, one of the fastest production supercars in the world. Bugatti has a long history in lustrous, elegant design, dating back to founder Ettore Bugatti, who designed racecars at …

Samsung’s QLED TVs start at $2,500

Samsung touted its new QLED TV series as the next step in TV achievement at CES this year. The TVs, which come in three models — the Q9, Q8, and Q7 — are supposed to be brighter and have improved color reproduction as compared to OLEDs. Now that Samsung, Amazon, and Best Buy have opened up …

Ousted Hyperloop One founder Brogan BamBrogan just started a new company

Meet Arrivo, the Arrival Company<p>Brogan BamBrogan, the former SpaceX engineer who was dramatically ousted last year from Hyperloop One, the futuristic transportation company he helped found, just launched his own company. It’s called Arrivo, which is Italian for “you’ve arrived,” and will be located …

Facebook has hired an MTV executive to create original content

Mina Lefevre had been the head of scripted for MTV<p>Facebook has been working to make video a central part of how its users experience the site, first with Facebook Live, and more recently with rumors that it would be creating an app for television boxes such as Apple TV. Now, the company has hired …

Heisenberg’s astrophysics prediction finally confirmed after 80 years

One of the most famous quantum physicists of all makes his mark in space, 80 years after first predicting it.<p><i>“What we observe is not nature itself,</i> …

Canadian Scientists Know What to Expect from Trump

The Canadian biologist Ian Stirling has spent much of his life with polar bears. Now seventy-five years old, he joined the Canadian Wildlife Service in the early nineteen-seventies, at a time when no one was doing much in the field beyond tagging the bears and waiting to see where they went. For …

Donald Trump