Chris Perry

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Here Is the Gender Pay Gap in Every U.S. State — and What Could Be Behind It

There are some huge differences.<p>Women in America earn around 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That means that, across the board, women have to …

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

13 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Startup Before You Start It

In a previous post, I explained that investors are now, or will soon be, using big data--including browsing and purchasing history--to decide whether you're worth betting on.<p>I asked the source for that post, Steve Goodman, founder and CEO of Restless Bandit, for some pointers for protecting …

Investing

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

Silicon Slopes Vs. Silicon Valley: Four Tech Unicorns, Thousands Of Startups, No Frenzy

Back in 2004, when Aaron Skonnard founded Farmington, Utah-based Pluralsight, an online tech education company, venture capital firms weren’t paying much attention to the Beehive State. So Skonnard and his cofounders bootstrapped the company. Times have changed.<p>Pluralsight – now one of Utah’s …

Silicon Valley

Do Our Memories Make Us Who We Are? One Artist’s Memory Loss Suggests Maybe Not

“When the neuroscientists discovered that Lonni Sue existed, they realized that she had all of these skills that don’t necessarily fit into our idea …

The Brain

The uneasy truth about human-animal hybrids

Merging animal and human forms brought terror to our ancestors – and this fear persists right the way into our modern age.<p>In Greek mythology, the Chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing creature, typically described as having the head of a lion, with a snake as a tail and the head of a goat emerging …

Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real

LINDON, Utah — In an ordinary office complex here, past stacked cartons of Mountain Dew and a throng of hoodie-wearing employees, sits a prototype for an attraction that Hollywood thinks will become the next entertainment craze — an offering that could mint money for its developers, throw a …

Virtual Reality

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

Steals and deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart and 13 other retailers.<p>The big retailers launch holiday sales the day after Halloween, and the flow of …

Elon Musk’s Wild Ride

Biographer Ashlee Vance examines the troubles at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.<p>By Ashlee Vance | October 12, 2016<p>Illustrations by Steph …

Issue #3

She’s been exiled from her home and is searching for answers, but now Dejah has a new destiny — leading a platoon in the army of Barsoom! Dejah …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

About Us

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Microsoft's Cortana could soon control your mood lighting

​Microsoft's Cortana may be younger than counterparts such as Google Now and Apple's Siri, but the virtual assistant already stands out thanks to some unique features. One prime example is Notebook, which the service uses to learn about your habits and keep track of your preferences. Another is the …

Google Glass’s battery is lousy on purpose, says Google man

Thad Starner has been wearing computers on his face for 21 years. Today he works with Google on Glass, the web giant’s wearable computing project which, because of its high-profile backer and the accompanying publicity blitz, also happens to be the go-to example of all that is good and evil about …

Will transparent caching reshape the future of video on the internet?

When Comcast and Netflix signed a peering agreement last month that lets the two networks directly connect to each other, it also meant that Netflix …

Affordable Asus Chromebox Cloud PC Fires Shot Across Microsoft's Bow

Recently I spent some quality time testing (and tearing down) the new Asus Chromebox small form factor Chrome OS PC. This little 5×5-inch brick runs Google's latest Chrome operating system and the model I tested was based on an Intel Core i3 dual-core (Haswell) processor, 4GB of 1600MHz RAM and a …

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

The Curious Double Standard of Google Glass

"That's tight."<p>"Yeah she looks good."<p>"I'd hit that."<p>I was watching as two gentlemen at the table next to me at the SXSW Interactive festival ogled an attractive young woman. They weren't admiring her low cut blouse or a well-filled-out pair of green skinny jeans. Instead they were looking at what …

Who is winning the 'crypto-war'?

<b>In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, who is winning?</b><p>Ladar Levison sits exhausted, slumped on a sofa with his dog Princess on his lap. He is surrounded by boxes after he moved into a new house in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, the previous day.<p>He describes his new home as …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …