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Hackers reveal how the NSA exploited weaknesses in software to breach the global money transfer system

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the data showed.<p>On Friday, a …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Let The 10th Doctor Teach You Einstein's General Relativity in 3 Minutes

Who better to explain space-time?<p>On 14 March 2017, the world celebrated what would have been Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. But while all of us …

Baidu's Deep Voice can quickly synthesize realistic human speech

The text-to-speech system can also change the emotions the words convey.<p>Baidu has been quietly working on other projects besides self-driving cars at its AI center in Silicon Valley, and now it has revealed one of them to <i>MIT's Technology Review</i>. Apparently, the Chinese tech titan has created a …

Deep Learning

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

Giant winged Transylvanian predators could have eaten dinosaurs | Elsa Panciroli

Welcome to the Cretaceous Romanian island of Hațeg, once populated by lifeforms stranger than anything imagined by Lovecraft or Giger<p>What makes ancient, extinct animals so compelling is that they are often beyond anything we can imagine. Many of them have no comparison among the lifeforms surviving …

Food52 Baking Chocolate Is Here! Organic, Fair Trade & 100% Pure

Baking chocolate is a staple around here—playing a starring role in a Genius vegan frosting, Amanda Hesser’s much-lauded Dump-It Cake, or a not-too-sweet but crazy moist Dark Chocolate and Walnut Zucchini Bread.<p>But we kept hitting a snag. <b>Namely, where to find high-quality—not to mention ethical,</b> …

Fair Trade

5 new fitness research findings that will change the way you work out

There are many challenging aspects of a workout routine. Getting strong enough to do your first pull-up, for example, or finding the time in your …

Facebook names its favorite in-house hackathon projects

They include a more robust Safety Check and Android instant verification.<p>Facebook is ending 2016 by naming its favorite projects and products that came out of all the hackathons its offices worldwide hosted this year. One is a richer, more robust Safety Check: a team tweaked the feature (which was …

Hackathons

Researchers think they've found the key to happiness and it's not what you think (or maybe it is)

Artists and poets have long argued that the key to happiness is not money — and landmark research may prove them right.<p>A study by the London School …

Happiness

What every layperson should know about string theory

If you’ve ever wondered just why it has piqued the interest of so many, have a look inside.<p><i>“I just think too many nice things have happened in string</i> …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Here’s What A Perfect 30-Minute Workout Looks Like

When life gets insanely busy (y'know, as life does), even an hour-long workout can seem like a luxury that you just don't have the time for. But even …

Tribe is an augmented video messenger app that knows what you're saying

Video messaging is super fun, but hasn’t found a permanent place on our phones yet. Even though chat apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and WeChat are widely used, seperate services for video haven’t taken off in a big way.<p>Apps like Airtime and Houseparty are trying to make us like video …

Digital innovation in Asia: What the world can learn

Companies in the region are transforming their digital operations to great effect and building some of the world’s most successful tech giants.<p><b>In</b> …

Innovation

Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League

Forget about faking it ’til you make it, these tips will trick your brain into thinking you’re all that.<p>Whether you are interviewing for a job that feels beyond your current abilities, demonstrating a skill that feels rusty, or working with someone who is difficult and challenging, there are dozens …

Slack's CEO Suggests Bots Are Overhyped

Stewart Butterfield, CEO and co-founder of popular business chat app Slack, helped kick off Silicon Valley’s newfound bot craze with the introduction …

Google boasts quantum computing breakthrough with first display of real-world use

Scientists team up with Google to demonstrate one of the first real-world uses for quantum computers.<p>US and UK scientists have teamed up with Google …

NanoPi NEO is an $8 version of the Raspberry Pi Zero you can actually buy

Usually knockoff products are cheaper than the original, but if the original is a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, well the knockoffs just can't afford to slash prices. Enter the NanoPi NEO, an $8 Chinese version of the Pi Zero built by FriendlyARM— that you can actually buy. It's easier to get Hamilton …

Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Robotics Are High Priorities For Developers In 2016

• 56.4% of developers are building robotics apps today.<br>• 45% of developers say that Internet of Things (IoT) development is critical to their overall digital strategy.<br>• 27.4% of all developers are building apps in the cloud today.<br>• 24.7% are using machine learning for development projects.<p>These and many …

Machine Learning