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The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience.<p>First is the man often called "the father of the Internet," Vint Cerf. Between the early 1970s and early '80s, he led a team of …

Charlie Brooker

12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the past 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.<p>Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for mindful travelers planning their next …

Mount Everest

Easily Control Servos Using A PlayStation 4 Controller And ServoShock 2

Hobbyists, developers and electronic enthusiasts searching for an easy way to control up to 12 servos from a PlayStation 4 controller may be …

Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II

<i>Note: This post was previously titled “Why Ajit Pai is Right.” I have changed it to reflect my interest in a substantive debate, not flame-throwing.</i> …

Net Neutrality

DIY Android Things Powered Smart Mirror

A fantastic project has been published to the Hackster.io website this week created by Patrick Graham which uses Android Things to create a magical …

Watch out Google! Blockchain will set us free from data tyranny

Credit: RF Clipart<p>Do you know how much data you actually own?<p>You would think it would be a lot, right? We’re constantly feeding the internet with our personal information, traits, habits, and characteristics — so at least some of that data should belong to us personally.<p>That would be the case in a …

Blockchain

Top 10 ES6 features by example

Though ES6 specification is not super-fresh, I think that many developers are still not so familiar with it. The main reason is probably poor support …

Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he'd walked through some invisible wall cutting …

Meet the boy genius changing the way driverless cars see

Austin Russell helps cars see. As he drives past London's Hyde Park, he flicks between two screens - one showing what a standard autonomous car can …

I'm a military analyst, and 'Game of Thrones' has more parallels with reality than you might think

"Game of Thrones<i>,</i>" HBO's hit fantasy series, is just that — fantasy — and nothing more.<p>But part of what makes the show so engrossing is its exploration of themes that resonate with real-world problems, particularly those associated with power and war.<p>The military use of dragons and the dilemma they …

TV Series

Map Anything From the Chrome Address Bar

Looking up directions on Google Maps is a little clunky on the desktop. You have to select your starting location, your destination, and your method …

Accused of throttling Netflix, Verizon starts site to explain how Wi-Fi works

When it isn’t out to slay net neutrality or throttle internet speeds for Netflix and YouTube, it appears that Verizon wants to educate people about the internet.<p>The telecommunications conglomerate has quietly rolled out a pleasantly-designed interactive website that aims to explain how Wi-Fi works …

Internet

‘Dunkirk’: Why Didn’t Hitler Go in For the Kill?

The British army was in full retreat, but suddenly German tanks were halted—twice. Hitler later said he gave Churchill ‘a sporting chance’ of …

Adolf Hitler

6 Practical Examples Of How Quantum Computing Will Change Our World

There’s a reason Google, Microsoft, IBM and governments around the world continue to make significant investments in quantum computing—they are counting on it to change the world by solving problems that are intractable for today’s classical computers.<p>Quantum computers will disrupt every industry. …

Quantum Computing

The 10 best abs exercises for beginners

1. High-tension plank<p><b>Why it's effective:</b> The plank is one of the most common core exercises, ever, but most guys get it wrong. Creating tension in …

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

Typography

I thought I knew JavaScript …

<i>… until I failed a technical interview I thought I aced!</i><p>The first time I got in touch with JavaScript was when it was still cool to use ViewSource to …

How to create pure react SVG maps with topojson and d3-geo

Since d3 has been split into smaller components in v4, pairing it with react has become more streamlined. Making declarative SVG maps with react, …

The steady rise of GraphQL

Today GitHub announced that the next version of their API will use a new technology developed by Facebook called GraphQL.<p>GraphQL may eventually come …

The $80 billion question: Why are Bitcoin and Ethereum growing so fast?

A little over two months ago, Bitcoin achieved a symbolic milestone: After an intensive period of growth, the price of one Bitcoin surpassed the …

Europe isn't the new Silicon Valley. It's better

The World Economic Forum just published a fascinating article charting the growth of the European startup scene, contrasting it to the larger tech ecosystems of Silicon Valley and Asia. If you’re a European founder, you’ve got cause to be optimistic — funding is easier to get, there’s so much …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

WATCH: Dutch film “The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump”: Connecting the dots on Trump’s ties with the Russian mob

Documentary makers explore how Russia could have damning intelligence about Trump, and Putin could try to use it<p>As the U.S. continues its investigations into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia to influence the U.S. presidential election, the scandal has evolved into a potential …

10 Reasons that Make Node.js a Top Choice for Web Application Development

It often happens that a game-changing technology enters the tech market with a boom, but passes into extinction later. However, that’s certainly not …

JavaScript

Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

Some call it eliminating distractions. Some call it <i>flow</i>. Tuning out of your immediate surroundings has been shown to increase focus on internal …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

This Unsuspecting European City Could Become Silicon Valley's Biggest Rival

Here's why Barcelona is becoming a hotbed for startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation.<p>There's no denying, Silicon Valley is the Mecca of all things start-up. It is, after all, the birthplace of venture capital, billion dollar unicorns, and sweatshirt-and-jeans-wearing millennial masterminds. In …

Silicon Valley

Will Blockchain Technology Be the Ultimate Disrupter? Harvard Says Yes

Say goodbye to the middleman for your financial transactions. Blockchain technology will change the way you do everything.<p>"Imagine a technology that could preserve our freedom to choose for ourselves and our families, to express these choices in the world, and to control our own destiny, no matter …

Blockchain

YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' – this is how you activate it

Open the Chrome developer tools tab.<p>Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.<br>• Mac users can do this by pressing Option + Cmd + I.<p>Select the Console tab.<p>Once in Console, paste the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”<br>• Hit enter.<p>Close the developer tools tab and …

Apps