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How To Read People: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Writing Testable Code in JavaScript: A Brief Overview

Writing code that is easily testable takes some effort and planning. However, some patterns exist that can be used to write simple and functional …

6 Internet Of Things Building Blocks

Need an embedded system to whip up an IoT prototype? These six platforms make it easier than ever to get started with embedded programming.<p>1 of …

What Is A Gyrocopter And Why Did This Man Land One On The Capitol Lawn?

Not quite a copter, not quite a plane<p>Earlier today, a postman from Ruskin, Florida, landed a gyrocopter on the east lawn of the United States Capitol building. Doug Hughes claimed his flight was intended as a nonviolent protest against corruption, and shortly after landing he was apprehended by …

NASA made an autonomous car too, and it makes Google’s look dull

Auto makers the world over are scrambling to create cars that can drive themselves, but they’re not the only ones interested in such technology. NASA …

20 Design Rules You Should Never Break – Learn

<i>Just like with any profession or discipline, design comes with some rules.</i><p>While breaking design rules is allowed and even (in some circumstances) …

Short probabilistic programming machine-learning code replaces complex programs for computer-vision tasks | Kurzweil

Two-dimensional images of human faces (top row) and front views of three-dimensional models of the same faces, produced by both a new MIT system …

Machine Learning

6 Skills Shared by Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

After amassing 10,000 pages of interview transcripts, Stanford's Amy Wilkinson thinks she's found what makes founders successful.<p>Five years ago, Amy Wilkinson was attending a birthday party in New York City when she looked around at the prominent guests and saw several well-known entrepreneurs. …

Entrepreneurship

Seven Start-Ups From Israel That You May Want To Watch

If you’ve been following this column over the past two weeks, no doubt you are wondering, “OK, <i>which</i> start-ups from Israel – Start-up Nation – do you actually like?” I spent a full week in Israel – as part of a delegation of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley – earlier last month. We met so many …

Startups

How Video Games In The Classroom Will Make Students Smarter

Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. They are now more than just leisure and entertainment. They are mainstream media, an everyday method of storytelling and representation. …

How Far Away Is Driverless Technology Really?

<i>This article forms part one of a two-part look at the future of driverless cars. This part considers the current advantages driverless technology offers and the reasons currently holding it back. Part two looks at the longer-term future opportunities driverless technology offers.</i><p>Entrepreneurs and …

Autonomous Cars

How Can Video Games Improve Our Real Lives?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Press Play<p><b>About Jane McGonigal's TED Talk</b><p>When Jane McGonigal was bedridden after a concussion, she gave herself a prescription: play a game. She says games helped her get better, and for many of us, virtual games can improve our real lives. Here's her first TED …

Gamification

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Why The Internet Of Things Heralds The Next Great Economic Disruption

The Internet of Things (IoT) may mean more than simply having devices and machines talking to each other. It potentially represents a profound shift affecting the way businesses and society operate. At this point, we’re only just starting to grasp the implications these new technologies will …