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China's Dystopian Police State Arms Cops With Smart Glasses to Scan Everyone's Faces [Updated]

Chinese police have begun using glasses equipped with facial recognition-enabled cameras to spot fugitives traveling through train stations. Though …

You can start a coding career without a degree — here’s how

Bored of slaving away at a job you don’t love? Stuck in a career rut? Hating on the man? There’s one easy solution to changing things up: teach …

AngularJS

Norway to ban face veils in all schools

Norway's ruling coalition of right-wing anti-immigration parties plans to ban the full face veil in all educational institutions across the country saying it hinders communication.<p>The authorities had promised the ban last year targeting the hijab, balaclavas, and masks.<p>"We do not want clothes …

Judiciary

Anti-Sharia rallies around the U.S. denounce Islam while stoking concerns among Muslim groups

Speaking out about what they believe are the ills of Islam, anti-Sharia law activists demonstrated nationwide Saturday, but were met by counter-protesters who assailed their rhetoric as insensitive and demeaning.<p>Members of Act for America, which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty …

Rights & Freedoms

An Idiot’s Guide to Building an Ethereum Mining Rig

Let us hash.<p>In March, the price of an Ether cryptocurrency token rose to an all-time high of around $25. This was good news for investors in Ethereum—the blockchain-based distributed computing platform that uses Ether as its currency—who had watched the cryptocurrency's price stagnate at under $10 …

What it takes to build artificial intelligence skills

An AI repertoire is a unique blending of programming, data science and business knowledge.<p>Artificial intelligence, AI, is all the rage these days -- …

Voluntary taxation: a lesson from the Ancient Greeks

Imagine a progressive tax – in other words, a tax that falls on those most able to pay; a tax that results in the rich paying – quite voluntarily – …

Revolutionary Discovery About the Human Brain Could Lead to Second-Gen AI

Teaching Individual Neurons<p>The Neurophysiology department at the University of Lund has discovered that individual neurons can be taught patterns …

Get started with machine learning using Python

Have you wondered what it takes to get started with machine learning? In this article, I will walk through steps for getting started with machine …

Machine Learning

Pacemakers are far more vulnerable to hacking than we thought

Back in January, the FDA has finally acknowledged that some pacemakers and other cardiac devices are vulnerable to hacking. But how vulnerable are they, exactly? A security company called WhiteScope has discovered 8,000 bugs that hackers can exploit in pacemaker programmers -- the tools used to …

Artificial Intelligence: A Free Online Course from MIT

Today we're adding MIT's course on Artificial Intelligence to our ever-growing collection, 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. That's …

This Dystopian Device Warns You When AI Is Trying to Impersonate Actual Humans

AI is turning against itself.<p>Scared of a future where you can no longer discern if you're dealing with a human or a computer? A team of Australian …

The 50 best computer science schools in the world

A computer science degree from a top university can help graduates land their dream job at companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.<p>But which computer science courses are the best ones to try and to get onto if you want to impress employers?<p>Using the QS World University Rankings 2017, we took a …

Online Education

So, You Regret That Brain Implant. Now What?

Believe it or not, the nose thing is not an option.<p>If anyone understands the unique level of risk associated with getting a neural implant, it’s Dr. …

Brain implant allows paralyzed people to control an exoskeleton with their mind

A new device could let paralyzed people control exoskeletons with their thoughts. Developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne, the device …

36 eBooks on Computer Programming from O’Reilly Media: Free to Download and Read

This past week, we featured a free course on the programming language Python, presented by MIT. A handy resource, to be sure.<p>And then it struck us …

Emerging technology could turn these 9 sci-fi movie plots into reality within a decade

Few cinematic genres capture the imagination like science fiction. But plots that center around traveling to the stars, back in time or even to a …

World's thinnest hologram will make screen size 'irrelevant'

A team of Australian and Chinese researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne has unveiled the world's thinnest hologram with the potential to change the way we look at technology -- quite literally.<p>The "nano-hologram" is set apart from other holograms because it can be seen without 3D goggles, and …

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Hello, future.<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the …

Minimalistic Learning Path to Become a Data Scientist

Data has been around us forever, but ever since the day Harvard Business Review announced that ‘Data Scientist is The Sexiest Job of the 21st …

Want to be a top developer? These are the languages you need to know

Developers are in high demand, but there is still a need to stand out from the crowd. Here’s how to make yourself as hireable as possible.<p>Learning to …

The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes

The WannaCry ransomware attack has quickly become the worst digital disaster to strike the internet in years, crippling transportation and hospitals …

Coding Without Google

Some time ago an intriguing article appeared on Reddit: "Do Experienced Programmers Use Google Frequently?". The author discussed if expert …

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

The Brain

Certifications I'm considering, as an experienced software engineer

In building more and more open source projects spanning the full project lifecycle, I am appreciating the importance of structured business …

Star Trek Fan Forced to Surrender 'ASIMIL8' License Plate for Being Offensive

A <i>Star Trek</i> fan in Canada has been forced to turn over his personalized license plate after people complained its message, ASIMIL8, was insulting to …

18 Free SVG Icon Sets for Commercial Use in Web Design

SVG icons offer many benefits over the regular font icons or image sprites and are usually preferred in web design. We are presenting here some of …

New spray-on skin device uses patients own stem cells to heal burns - IBTimes India

Medical start-up RenovaCare have developed an experimental device that uses a patients own stem cells to directly heal burns.

How to Make a Multiboot USB with All the Tools You Need

Just like with any job there are tools, in the IT community there are millions of tools. Finding the tool that is most affordable and most efficient …