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Microsoft's new online certification program kicks off with data science specialization

Microsoft is launching the pilot of an online certification program, called the "Microsoft Professional Degree", with a data-science-focused …

SanDisk's new microSD cards are insanely fast 4K beasts

If you’re into shooting 4K video, you’ll probably be <i>really</i> into the newest microSD cards from SanDisk which can hold 14 hours of footage and transfer info insanely fast.<p>The SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSD card not only has an insane capacity (seriously, 14 hours of 4K footage!), it can transfer your …

How one CS:GO player took catching hackers into his own hands

Cheating in CS:GO is its own small sub-industry, a hard-to-kill parasite riding on the skin one of the PC’s most popular games. Some ne'er-do-wells …

PC Gaming

Stressed? Science Says Do These 3 Things Immediately | Inc.com

Advice for dealing with stress often boils down to clichés like, "Don't worry, be happy!" or, "Just stay positive." Don't get me wrong, there are some great resources that share how successful people tackle stress and awesome stress management apps to consider, but why not try lifestyle changes …

Self-improvement

Giroptic’s unique take on the 360-degree camera is now shipping

Up close with the crowdfunded 360cam<p>Two years ago, a company called Giroptic held a pretty successful Kickstarter campaign for the 360cam, ostensibly the first consumer-ready camera that could shoot 360-degree photos and videos. In the time that it took the company to turn that cash into a real …

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A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind

Technological change is accelerating today at an unprecedented speed and could create a world we can barely begin to imagine.<p>In March 2001, futurist …

A killer machine-learning algorithm guiding the U.S. drone program has killed thousands of innocent people according to some reports. What’s the truth?<p>A killer AI has gone on a rampage through Pakistan, slaughtering perhaps thousands of people. At least that’s the impression you’d get if you read …

Machine Learning

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

God was 'vital for the development of civilisation' as we know it

A new study has suggested that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of civilisation<p>Religion has been dismissed as the opium of the people by Karl Marx, but a new study suggests that belief in all-powerful Gods is absolutely vital for the development of …

British Columbia

Violent, head-to-head crash between Earth and another planet created the moon

New clues suggest the moon resulted from a head-on collision between Earth and another forming planet, according to scientists.<p>Researchers from a …

Manpower's CEO just gave us an awesome solution to the 'robots taking human jobs' conundrum

Over 2,500 of the world's most powerful people have talked about the risks and opportunities surrounding "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.<p>The biggest risk that has been pointed out time and time again when Business Insider spoke to the …

Here's What Humanity Wanted Aliens to Know About Us in 1977

It was nearly 30 years ago—Jan. 24, 1986, nearly a decade after it had been launched—that the Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest pass to Uranus …

10 Ways You Can Increase Dopamine Levels In The Brain Without Medication

I'm in!<p>“Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and …

This Is What It's Like To Use NYC's New Free Public Wi-Fi

Maybe blazing fast internet will be enough to keep the city warm this winter<p>The temperature hovered around freezing in New York City on Tuesday evening and my exposed hands were started to go numb, turning clumsy and slow in the cold. My phone's battery was sluggish in the frigid air, and the …

Can Psychology Teach Us How To Stick To New Year's Resolutions?

Research out of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania suggests that people see New Year's Day, their birthdays and even the start of a new month or week as "temporal landmarks" — an imaginary line demarcating the old "inferior" self from a new and improved version. That explains why …