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What is the Fermi Paradox? - ExtremeTech

By on January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ever since scientists began to …

Digital Offers: Learn to Code in Every Language you Need for $39!

"Computer programming is the future the industry of the future." If you have heard someone say that, it's time to look at a calendar and realize that …

How life changes when you’re fearless

Fear is an essential part of the human condition that’s deeply rooted in our most primal instincts. For most of the hundreds of thousands of years of …

Big Data Industry Predictions for 2017

Wow! What a year 2016 has been. The big data industry has significant inertia moving into 2017. In order to give our valued readers a pulse on …

10 Free Tools for Successfully Managing Your Personal Brand

Do you Google yourself and find another person with your same name? Do you want to keep your personal life separate from your personal brand? Do you …

4 Questions That Will Impress Any Hiring Manager in an Interview

It’s something that gets asked by almost every hiring manager at the tail end of almost any job interview: “Do you have any questions for me?” Shrug …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Uber ends self-driving tests in San Francisco

Uber has halted its self-driving program in California, following regulatory pressure from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and state attorney general.<p>It comes one week after the DMV revoked the registration of Uber’s 16 self-driving cars. The DMV said Uber had not filed the …

A Man Pays a Painful Price for Reliving His Happiest Memories in Scifi Short Again™

The premise of Mitch Glass’ short <i>Again™</i> is almost an anti-<i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>. A heartbroken young man becomes obsessed with …

Happiness

The Four Pillars of Performance for Digital Marketing Campaigns

Compared with just a decade ago, consumers have an unprecedented amount of control over the content they see across all media.<p>DVR and premium …

NOBEL ECONOMIST: 'I don’t think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize last year for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, told the Financial Times he believes robots are a much greater threat to employment in the US than globalisation.<p>Addressing the theory that Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections was …

The Best Internet-of-Things Stocks of 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The Internet of Things is going to become harder to ignore, as it will continue to fundamentally change not only the tech sector but also the global economy in the decades to come. As we head into the end of the year, here's how three of the best Internet-of-Things stocks …

Scientists Think They've Identified The Underlying Neurological Cause of Dyslexia

It's much bigger than we realised.<p>Scientists have identified a neural signature in people with dyslexia that could explain why those who experience …

This Startup Will Sequence Your DNA, So You Can Contribute To Medical Research

Will the opportunity to contribute to disease-ending medical research convince more people to get their DNA sequenced?<p>The price to sequence the human genome has dropped from $100 million in 2001 to just a few thousand dollars today. It’s now cheap enough that some people are starting to get …

The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much.

Leah H. Somerville, a Harvard neuroscientist, sometimes finds herself in front of an audience of judges. They come to hear her speak about how the brain develops.<p>It’s a subject on which many legal questions depend. How old does someone have to be to be sentenced to death? When should someone get to …

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Why Some Filmmakers Make Viewers Work To Figure Out What’s Going On

<b>WHAT:</b> A new video explores the control of information in last year’s small-scale sci-fi hit, <i>Ex Machina</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> Michael Tucker of film analysis site, Lessons From the Screenplay.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Some films, such as 2013’s <i>Upstream Color</i>, can challenge audiences with abstract ideas to the point where they …

In the race to build the best AI, there’s already one clear winner

As Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Baidu take turns leapfrogging each other in artificial intelligence innovation, one company stands to profit from any outcome: Nvidia.<p>Graphics processor units, the company’s biggest moneymaker, have become the industry standard for deep learning, a flavor of …

Artificial Intelligence

Epic Fantasy Meets Ancient Rome: An Interview with Michael Livingston, Author of "The Shards of Heaven" and "The Gates of Hell"

What happens when a historian brings his love of the fantasy genre to crafting a trilogy? In the case of Michael Livingston's adrenaline-pumping Shards novels, what you get resembles a cross between HBO's <i>Rome</i> and <i>Game of Thrones</i>. Set in the era of the Roman Empire, featuring such famous figures as …

Books

5 Unique Books That Are Loved by Successful Entrepreneurs

From an Elon Musk biography to Deep Patel's A Paperboy's Fable, these five books are must-reads.<p>Elon Musk built his career by reaching into the future and pulling it into the present. But before he started bringing futuristic ideas to the present day, he mined the past for ideas.<p>Musk exemplifies …

Why You Shouldn’t Use Q-Tips to Clean Your Ears

When we feel like cleaning our ears, many of us reach for a Q-Tip. But while the tiny cotton-tipped sticks may seem like the perfect earwax removal …

Pop Culture

Facebook's go-to management manual says you can identify a great boss by who they spend their time with

You're a manager who oversees seven employees: two are underperforming, one is your star, and the rest deliver what they're supposed to but not much more.<p>How much time do you spend with each? Common sense would suggest you spend most of your time with the struggling employees to get them back on …

Apple has fully autonomous vehicles on closed routes, but is rebooting its Car project again

Apple’s car plans appear to have hit yet another snag. Tonight the NYTimes is reporting that Apple is again rebooting the now infamous car project.<p>In a retrenchment of one of its most ambitious initiatives, Apple has shuttered parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees, …

​Google's DeepMind claims major milestone in making machines talk like humans

Google DeepMind says its WaveNet neural network has closed the gap between machine-generated and human speech by 50 percent.<p>Google's UK artificial …