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50 Side Jobs to Help You Make an Extra $500 or More This Month

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Personal Finance

Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Us Find The Authors Of The Bible

Both the most controversial and best-selling book ever written, the Bible is an unusual book not least because, for the most part, we’ve got no idea who wrote it. Which makes it easy to pull find-replace jobs and make unfortunate typos. The Old Testament, in particular, is more or less anonymous. …

What I learnt after spending 7 days in a remote villa with 18 entrepreneurs

I have always regarded traveling as the second best school of learning, growth and introspection in life. The first would be running a venture, and …

Step aside Ken Block, Stanford invents an autonomous electric drift car

Stanford University rolls out MARTY, a DeLorean-based electric car that's almost as futuristic as Doc Brown's -- it can drift without a driver.<p>On the eve of the day when the fictional Marty McFly went back to the future in "Back to the Future II," Stanford University's automotive lab unveiled its …

Robots

This self-driving electric DeLorean knows how to drift

Engineers from Stanford University have marked Back to the Future day by releasing footage of MARTY, a self-driving, electric DeLorean.<p>Developed as …

Stanford turns a DeLorean into a drifting, driverless car

This isn't from some weird movie franchise mashup entitled <i>Back to the Future IV: Stanford Drift</i>. No, Stanford's Revs Center simply decided to experiment on an old DeLorean, giving it the ability to fly drift all on its own. The car, which the team decided to called MARTY (Multiple Actuator Research …

British spies will be given new legal powers to hack your smartphone and computer

The Conservative government is expected to introduce its investigatory powers bill to Parliament in the coming weeks. The bill, if passed, will modernise the law on surveillance and provide a strong legal foundation that will allow spy agencies MI5, MI6, and GCHQ to hack suspects' devices to obtain …

This is the new version of the Hendo hoverboard

Arx Pax caps off Back to the Future Day with a glimpse of the future<p><i>Back to the Future</i> Day wouldn't be complete without a hoverboard announcement, would it? Okay, it might be <i>a little</i> late in the day, but Arx Pax finally revealed the new version of the Hendo hoverboard — and it is quite a sight to …

Robots

The FAA is testing new technology to find dangerous drone operators

The Federal Aviation Administration is cracking down on unauthorized drone flights. Earlier this week the body hit a commercial drone operator, SkyPan International, with a $1.9 million fine for illegal flights that took place over New York and Chicago. In order to monitor similar flights in the …

Writing a Fuzzy Receipt Parser in Python

Last weekend, the Python Hackathon Düsseldorf took place at trivago’s office. Although we were only five people we had a lot of fun. I took the …

Python Programming

Skype now has real-time translation built in

Not on Mac or mobile versions yet<p>Microsoft first released Skype Translator almost a year ago as a standalone app designed for Windows 8. The software giant is now integrating its impressive translation feature directly into the desktop version of Skype, opening it up to Windows 7, Windows 8, and …

Software

Apple pulls iFixit’s iOS app and developer account following Apple TV teardown

iFixit has been tearing apart gadgets for years, helping everyone understand the inner workings of MacBooks, the Apple Watch, Android phones, digital cameras, and more. But now, the California-based company has seemingly fallen foul of the mighty Apple, following a recent teardown of the latest …

Improved Water Resistance of iPhone 6s Attributed to New Gaskets and Seals

iFixit began its teardown of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus after the new smartphones became available last Friday, discovering the specifics of the smaller batteries, Taptic Engine, and 3D Touch display. After a few iPhone fans began extensive water resistance testing over the weekend, iFixit …

Mobile Technology

Tech-Savvy Millennials Stink at Protecting Themselves From Cyber Attacks

Young consumers engage in behavior that opens them up to theft<p>Millennials are suffering from cognitive dissonance when it comes to cyber fraud, …

The self-driving car is ready for prime time, but you still can't have one

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Google — or as co-founder Sergey Brin put it, "Google, ah, sorry, I mean Alphabet" — held a thoroughly fascinating event …

Addictive quiz game Trivia Crack is now available for the Apple Watch

Trivia Crack, the game that lets you compete in timed knowledge competition against other users, is now available for the Apple Watch.<p>With the update, you’ll be able to play games from your wearable, check ongoing games or create new games. Trivia Crack also uses Apple Watch’s haptic engine to give …

Apple Watch

Tesla adds two Supercharger stations in Australia for city-to-city travel

If you've got a Tesla and plan to drive from Sydney to Melbourne any time soon, consider yourself in luck.<p>On Thursday, Tesla Motors launched two new …

Tesla's new Model X has a 'bioweapon defense mode' button

'This is a real button,' Musk says<p>If you want to survive a biological attack, you might want to look into buying a Tesla. The company just officially unveiled the Model X, and Elon Musk shared a rather unexpected feature during the unveiling: a "bioweapon defense mode" button.<p>"This is a real …

Tesla

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

Artificial intelligence learns Mario level in just 34 attempts

Perhaps it's that all the levels have simple, left-to-right objectives, or maybe it's just that they're so iconic, but for some reason older Mario games have long been a target for those interested in AI and machine learning. The latest effort is called MarI/O (get it?), and it learned an entire …