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Weird Trick to Help You Memorize Pentatonic Patterns

Some of you might recognize Steve Stine, the guitarist in the July 2016 video below, from his many lessons (which include tab and video) on …

Electric Guitar

Virtual 3D Oil Painting Perfectly Simulates How the Brush, Paint, and Canvas Interact

Nvidia and Adobe teamed up to develop a 3D-painting app that is sure to become an essential tool for modern day art forgers. The software accurately …

This Game Engine-Rendered Sci-Fi Short Film's Graphics Are Jaw-Dropping

The Unity Demo Team show off new digital filmmaking tools in their latest short film, 'Adam.'<p>When artificially intelligent humanoids pass beyond the uncanny valley, most theorists assume they will one day become indistinguishable from humans. Or, perhaps they will pass into another realm of …

Grandmother’s exceptionally polite Google search charms the internet

Barely a week goes by without some new report emerging telling us how the internet is ruining the way we communicate – making us forget our grammar, our spelling and our manners as we engage in ever more furious arguments with one another on social media.<p>Three cheers, then, for this extraordinarily …

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; more positively that I am aware of my surroundings, experiencing and …

Consciousness

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple)

Neuroscientific and psychological principles point a clear path to true happiness, and it's probably not what you think.<p>As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some …

Happiness

Scientists believe the natural next step in our evolution is to become cyborgs

Somehow, humans evolved from single cell organisms to the intelligent creatures we are today. So, is it so incredible to conceive that the next step in our evolution will see man meld with machine?<p>That’s the argument two scientists from the University of Adelaide’s school of medicine put forward in …

Singularity

How to Become Impossible to Ignore

Be Impossible to Ignore“Memory matters because it influences action.” -Carmen Simon <i>How do you stay on people’s minds?</i><i>How do you craft your message in</i> …

Google’s search finds a future where devices don’t matter: It’s all AI

In the foreseeable future, we likely won’t even notice our devices. That’s the vision Google CEO Sundar Pichai cast in the search giant’s annual …

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13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Design Realistic Video and Game Imagery - MIT Technology Review

If you close your eyes and imagine a brick wall, you can probably come up with a pretty good mental image. After seeing many such walls, your brain …

The Man Selling Shovels in the Machine-Learning Gold Rush - MIT Technology Review

Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of the chipmaker Nvidia, is either very prescient or very lucky. His company was built around graphics processing units (GPUs) …

Google engineers have built a photo recognition system that can outperform the most well-travelled humans

Humans typically struggle to determine where generic photos were taken just by looking at them. If shown a picture of a white sandy beach, for example, they might assume it was taken in the Caribbean when in fact it was taken in the Maldives.<p>While many humans need a landmark to refer to — such as …

How to safely clean Windows 10's registry

Remove rogue Registry entries<p>Let's be honest: we're not big fans of Registry cleaning tools. We've seen first-hand the damage they can do to …

Google and Alphabet's 20 most ambitious moonshot projects

Google went through a massive reorganization October 2015 when Alphabet became its parent company.<p>Projects that weren't part of Google's core business (Google search engine and Android) were spun out into separate Alphabet companies with their own CEO. All of these "moonshot" projects cover …

Essential Gmail hacks from a former Google insider

I love reading about essential tips and tricks for making Gmail better and what better place to look for new tips than from former Google employees? …

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

Google's quantum computer is 100 million times faster than your PC

Initial tests found that Google and Nasa's quantum computing system was unable to outperform regular computers. But now Google has announced that its …

Quantum Computing

A Series Of Unfortunate Tech Predictions - The Smartphone Is Dead

This one is so plainly obvious it can’t even be classed as a prediction anymore. At the time of writing, Ericsson has also released a report which surveyed 100,000 consumers on their own predictions for the top tech trends in years to come. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone will no longer be seen as …

Artificial Intelligence

25 Bone-Chilling Photos of Abandoned Places

<b>Top of the grand stairwell, Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital, 2008</b><p>Though insane asylums, prisons and hospitals wouldn't necessarily be the first places that come to mind when you're thinking about beautiful places to shoot, you might find photographers Ian Ference and Katherine Westerhout there. These …