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The New York Times and The National teamed up for a VR film with 100% more angst

The kings of the alt-rock musical equivalent of a black and white photograph, The National, have a new virtual reality experience they’ve released with The New York Times.<p>The VR documentary, “The National: Something Out of Nothing” could be an article about the secrets of the band’s success, but is …

Virtual Reality

What Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ tells us about the state of blockchain

The proliferation of blockchain startups and their mammoth ICOs show there’s a lot of interest in decentralizing applications and services. And though it’s an oxymoron, we’re now seeing a few “centers” of “decentralization” emerging — a handful of cities engaged in serious jurisdictional …

Blockchain

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

Small Business

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

We Can't Tear Our Eyes From NASA's First Supernova GIF

Scientists at NASA just caught an amazing first: the bursting of a supernova.<p>In case you don't know what a supernova is, it's the explosion of a …

Deep Learning Algorithm Automatically Colorizes Photos

This is one of those sites you're going to want to try yourself. Take any black and white image, feed it to the algorithm, and watch as it spits out …

Machine Learning

11 Tips For Startups To Gain Initial Traction

One of the most challenging facts that you’ll have to come to terms with is that no matter how innovative your product is, you won’t have any customers if they aren’t aware of your startup. Even more challenging is figuring out how to attract your first customers when you have a limited budget and …

Marketing

Top 5 Web Vulnerability Scanners of 2015

Web security scanner or web application vulnerability scanner is crucial while conducting a security assessment analysis or test of any web …

Information Security

Here's what it's REALLY like to interview at Facebook, Google, and 11 other big tech companies

According to research from LinkedIn, e veryone wants to work in tech these days— especially for big-name companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.<p>In fact, these tech giants topped LinkedIn's 2015 ranking of the most in-demand employers in North America, taking four of the top five …

Forget big data – it's time for big algorithms to change the world

It's no good just having data – it's what you do with it that counts. In five years, one million new devices will come online every hour, creating …

Big Data

Tiny cameras spy on crows making tools

It's well-known that crows are smart enough to make tools. However, catching that crafting on video is sometimes a big challenge -- unless you lure the birds to a feeding site, you probably won't see the behavior. That's where the University of Exeter is coming to save the day. It recently …

Birds

Books of the year 2015 - a scientist's reading list

The twenty-three books this scientist read in 2015 in search of stimulation and amusement. For the most part, he was not disappointed<p>Here continueth a tradition I started way back in 2013, having resolved at the beginning of that year to read less internet and more books. I present a review of the …

Books

Opinion: Here’s what Chinese hackers really want

In a speech last week on U.S.-China relations, President Xi Jinping said: “We have agreed that neither the U.S. nor the Chinese government will …

Marshall London unboxing and first impressions

A few days ago during the IFA 2015 show in Berlin, we got our first look at a very interesting smartphone, the Marshall London. A smartphone made by a speaker and audio company is certainly very intriguing, and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on a review unit. I’ve received mine, but before …

Phones

UN REPORT: Our Climate Change Future Is Terrifying And Emissions Need To Stop Completely As Soon As Possible

This is the kind of world we may be forced to accept if we don't eliminate global greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the century, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).<p>That's the conclusion of the IPCC's fourth and final installment in the climate …

Climate Change

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

How Do You Compete With EMC, IBM and Oracle? Generis' Secret: Get Close To Customers

Building a business on a product that replaces and supplements standard features on an already expensive software product doesn’t seem like a winning business strategy, however when you actively listen <i>and respond</i> to what prospective customers want, delivering features they actually find useful and …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …