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18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Trump on torture: Ex-CIA boss Leon Panetta condemns US president

Donald Trump says he's been told torture works and that he feels waterboarding is effective.<p>The US president's words were condemned by the former director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, who ran the spy agency during the Obama administration.<p>He spoke to the BBC's Katty Kay for the 100 Days programme on …

Donald Trump

This 3D Printing Startup Raised $23 Million to Disrupt How Cars Are Made

Divergent 3D, a Los Angeles-based startup that hopes to disrupt automotive manufacturing, has raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led by …

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

HTC's top Vive designer is leaving to work on Google Daydream

Switching VR camps from the Vive to Google's mobile alternative<p>It seems like Silicon Valley hiring season right now, as swiftly on the heels of Hugo Barra announcing his move to direct Facebook VR, it's emerged that Google has recruited a senior new designer for its Daydream VR mobile platform. …

Virtual Reality

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ is a best-seller again. Here’s why it resonates now

<i>Double think. Newspeak. Thought crime. Memory hole.</i> These are the remembered phrases of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” about …

Literature

We Are Running Out of Ways to Say That President Trump Is a Dangerous, Delusional Lunatic

It's been less than a week.<p>On Wednesday, during his first network television interview since last Friday's inauguration, President Trump kicked off this plum opportunity to assuage the fears of his millions of terrified constituents by staring intently into the camera and doubling down on his …

Donald Trump

Blackboard cofounder Michael Chasen takes CEO reins at PrecisionHawk

Commercial drone tech venture PrecisionHawk has a new CEO—again. Red Hat Inc. cofounder Bob Young, who has served as PrecisionHawk’s CEO since July 2015, is handing over the reins to another veteran of enterprise software, Michael Chasen, a cofounder and former CEO of education tech giant …

Startups

Skype’s Niklas Zennström backs London fintech startup Cleo

Cleo founders Aleksandra Wozniak and Barney Hussey-Yeo<p>London-based Cleo, a startup that’s developed an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances, has picked up $700,000 in funding from an impressive list of angel investors, including Skype founder Niklas Zennström.<p>He’s joined by Zoopla …

HoloLens is helping engineers visualize building blueprints

With its ability to give the real world a digital assist, mixed reality can be much more useful than the insular cocoon of VR. Microsoft is showing again how HoloLens can help designers via a collaboration with the University of Cambridge's construction IT lab. "We've never been able to bring 3D …

Pixie is the 'Pokémon Go' for finding your lost stuff

There's not much worse than losing your stuff — except maybe the time you wind up wasting looking for it. Nothing is more infuriating than being held …

Google has banned 200 publishers in the three months since it passed a new policy against fake news

The company routinely weeds out “bad ads.” Now it weeds out more bad ad publishers, too.<p>Google kicked 200 publishers off one of its ad networks in the fourth quarter, partly in response to the proliferation of fake news sites.<p>The company banned the publishers from its AdSense network, an ad …

Neural network can create high-res images based on a text description

As far as artificial intelligence goes, 2016 has been the year of deep learning. Brain-inspired neural networks have received massive amounts of …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017

Technology companies will increasingly invest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other emerging tech next year.<p>Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish …

Good Charts

Publication Date: <b>May 17, 2016</b><p>A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

11 successful people share the unusual beliefs that helped them reach the top

Conventional wisdom too often yields conventional results. These entrepreneurs succeed where others don't because they hold some unusual beliefs that create massive results for their businesses. Learn from their ideas below to make your own venture a success.

Storyboard VR Makes Building Virtual Worlds Stupid Simple

If you want to make a website today, you can build a prototype in a matter of hours, if not minutes. Thank the cottage industry of rapid prototyping …

Why Tons of Failure Is the Key to Success, According to Seth Godin | Inc.com

Most people avoid failure like the plague.<p>They spend their time trying to achieve perfection. They forgo opportunities they aren't certain will be a sure thing. They do whatever it takes to make sure they don't find themselves in the vulnerable position of falling flat on their face.<p>And while …

Motivation

Podcast #257: The Productivity Project | The Art of Manliness

Along with getting into shape, being more productive is a common goal people have. While there are a ton of books and articles out there filled with …

What Nike’s $720 self-lacing sneaker, releasing today, signals about Nike’s future

After a decade of development and a reveal back in March, Nike’s first-ever self-lacing sneakers made for general release, the HyperAdapt 1.0, hit the mass market today. Sort of.<p>It’s the first time the average consumer will be able to walk into a Nike store and buy sneakers with Nike’s innovative …

Shoes

13 Sleek Gifts for Graphic Designers

Designers are known for their finicky love for aesthetics. Give them a gift that celebrates their ability to make the world a prettier place.<p>1. …

Shopping

The 7 Habits Young Millionaires Possess | Inc.com

Do you have your sights on one day becoming a millionaire and enjoying the benefits of a lifestyle that's characterized by financial freedom? Well, you aren't alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to become a millionaire. Why, then, do so few ever achieve this status? Well, …

Self-improvement

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

10 Free Chrome Extensions That Will Transform Your Workday

It's not an oversell: These browser add-ons really can make you better, faster, smarter, and safer when working in Chrome.<p>You fill your phone with apps to make it work harder for you--but how about the computer you use every day at work?<p>Chrome extensions work to supercharge your go-to Google …