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5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Whether they identify as white hats, black hats, or something in between, a majority of hackers agree that no password is safe from them -- or the …

How to use coding apps like a pro to work magic with text

• Select all of the last names by holding down the command key (control key in Windows) and double-clicking or click-and-dragging on each of them.<br>• Once they’re all selected, you can press command-x to cut, just like you normally would.<br>• Then you can select all of the first names, and press …

Apps

The 10 most valuable career skills you can acquire in your spare time

In other words, they evaluated a ton of different skills that companies look for in their job postings and then evaluated how much higher those jobs paid on average than similar jobs that <i>didn't</i> include those skills.<p>For example, a lab technician job that includes a requirement for the "data …

Employment

Scientists found a surprising relationship between people who ate more pasta and their health

But a new study out Monday suggests there may be hope yet for pasta to fit into a diet associated with slimmer bodies.<p>The Mediterranean diet is modeled off of foods commonly eaten in countries on the Mediterranean Sea. The diet's usually filled with foods like olive oil, fish, whole grains, and …

Holistic Medicine

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

21 scientific facts that will motivate you to exercise when you really don't want to

It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There's a mountain of research backing up its many benefits.<p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardio activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous cardio activity every week, plus …

American Cancer Society

Google Created Its Own Laws of Robotics

Building robots that don’t harm humans is an incredibly complex challenge. Here are the rules guiding design at Google.<p>In his famous <i>Robot</i> series of stories and novels, Isaac Asimov created the fictional Laws of Robotics, which read:<p>A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a …

Deal: Get Ultimate MySQL/SQL Bootcamp with This 9-Course Program

Many businesses out there have large amounts of data to be stored and managed, and having skills of data storage and management using MySQL or SQL is …

The 14 Most Popular CSS Links of 2016 So Far

We’ve taken a look through all the stats for the 20 issues of HTML5 Weekly (our front-end development newsletter) published so far in 2016 and have …

‘Project Arena’ isn’t just an amazing ‘Tron’ tribute, it could be VR’s first eSport

Knees slightly bent and one foot forward, I prepared myself for the battle ahead by adopting an aggressive, ready-for-action pose. My left arm was …

Google built its own chips to expedite its machine learning algorithms

As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips to expedite the machine learning algorithms.<p>These so-called Tensor Processing Units (TPU) are custom-built chips that Google has now been using in its own data centers for …

Machine Learning

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

Artificial Intelligence

Flourless Chocolate Coconut Cake [Vegan]

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The future of machine learning: 5 trends to watch around algorithms, cloud, IoT, and big data

Algorithms. Cloud. Internet of Things. Data.<p>No one can predict the future of technology with 100 percent accuracy. But these four pillars are …

The 10 best workouts for weight loss

When you’re looking to drop pounds, the basic formula is pretty simple: eat less and move more. But there are obviously ways you can optimize this …

A 15-Minute Trick to Keep Your Appetite at Bay

It's probably no big surprise to learn that the more tired your brain — after a long day at work, say — the more you eat. But a new study shows that …

Big Data: Will We Soon No Longer Need Data Scientists?

The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk.<p>Data scientists have been called “unicorns” because finding the right person with the right set of skills — including coding, statistics, machine learning, …

Big Data

How a self-taught Canadian game designer sold a winning pitch to Sony | The Star

Canadian-born indie video game designer Erin Robinson Swink is the developer of <i>Gravity Ghost</i>, a game that’s coming to PlayStation 4 some time this …

Tinker Crate will have your kids bolting to the mailbox for monthly tech projects

Let’s talk about DIY kits for kids! Ever since my nephew celebrated his fourth birthday, I’ve been buying him DIY kits. Robot kits. Science project …

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

The 6 Biggest Reasons Startups Fail at Fundraising

Jeremy Liddle from Capital Pitch explains why entrepreneurs struggle to find funding.<p>Jeremy Liddle believes entrepreneurs are changing the world and personally understands the challenges they experience.<p>The number one problem cited by young entrepreneurs is raising funds with Forbes reporting that …

The Best Gaming Desktop PCs for Every Budget

Gaming desktops vary greatly in size, shape, and performance. We've rounded up the best picks available today from the industry leaders.<p>This roundup contains pre-built machines from major manufacturers such as Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, and MSI among others.<p>If you are shopping for a gaming desktop and are …

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.<p>The intricate geometric patterns of Islamic art are not only visually stunning, they’re also some of the earliest examples of algorithmic art. Artisans would generate …

A Ridiculously Long List Of Easy DIY Projects For Your Home

Ready to roll up your sleeves?<p>Channel your creative side with these totally easy DIY projects. From DIY life hacks to home decor ideas, we rounded up some of our favorite tutorials so you can get your craft on!<p>1. 15 Simple DIY Gifts For Everyone On Your List<p>Make the gift-giving process fun and …

Crafting

Can police police their biases? Training is underway. How would you do?

Police are biased.<p>It’s a fact. Everyone is.<p>But as police shootings of unarmed black men draw increasing scrutiny, some law enforcement agencies are trying to train their officers to accept their intrinsic prejudices and work to overcome them.<p>The officers are presented with scenarios — some real, …

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

The Future Of Big Data Is Bigger Than You Can Possibly Imagine

By Marko A. Rodriguez7 minute Read<p>Imagine a world without government, schools, a legal system, law enforcement, or companies. It’s a world unlike the …

TV shows

Top 10 Easy DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Bathroom

The bathroom: It might not be your favorite room in your home, but it sure is an important one. Use your DIY skills to boost the organization and …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

9 Best New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read: April 2016

I don’t know about the rest of you readers, but nothing puts me in the mood to curl up with a book like a little inclement weather. So, with the …