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18 Covers That Were Arguably Better Than The Original Songs In 2015

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Listed in no particular order.

5 Ways to Practice for a Coding Interview

Interviews for programming jobs aren’t like most interviews you hear about. There’s less, “What is your greatest weakness?” and, “Why are you right …

Employment

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

Microsoft's new PowerPoint tools make your presentations way less boring

It's not a secret that PowerPoint presentations can be really, really dull. The last thing you want on a Friday afternoon is a bland slide deck and transitions from the 1990s, so Microsoft is trying to make things a lot less boring. In the coming weeks, Office 365 subscribers will get two new tools …

Microsoft's Huge Update Could Bring Artificial Intelligence To Your Apps

One new program can identify human feelings<p>This has been a good week for artificial intelligence: On Monday, Google publicly released TensorFlow, a powerful machine learning platform that researchers can use to create their own artificial intelligence programs. On Tuesday Nvidia announced a sizable …

Cheat Sheets for Frontend Developers

Cheat sheets are amazingly handy quick reference resources that are time saving and educational, so we should probably all use them at one time or …

Python Programming

prettytechie

Microsoft Develops App That Turns Any Smartphone Into a Comprehensive 3D Scanner

It seems like it was just yesterday that I first was introduced to 3D scanning as a desktop production method used for 3D printing, yet over the past …

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

Holistic Medicine

3 lessons from developers who have embraced assistive technology

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 25 years ago, few could have imagined just how much would change as a result of the …

Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

This robot passed a 'self-awareness' test that only humans could handle until now

An experiment led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord of New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute used the classic "wise men" logic puzzle to put a group of robots to the test.<p>The roboticists used a version of this riddle to see if a robot is able to distinguish itself from others.<p>Bringsjord and his …

Robotics

Mint 17.2​: The year's best Linux desktop

Windows 10? Eh. OS X El Capitan? It's OK I guess. Just give me the latest and greatest Linux desktop from Mint and I'll be happy.<p>I currently have …

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Body Language

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.<p>I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning — odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but …

Emotional Intelligence

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

College Sports

Lance 2015

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Create Great Reports with JasperReports

Ruby on Rails is an amazing framework for building web applications. The Ruby and Rails ecosystems are very active and mature, with many libraries …