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A bunch of computers will try to hack each other in Vegas for a $2 million prize

Set for Aug. 4, DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge finals will take place right in the middle of two of the biggest hacking conferences, Blackhat USA and DEFCON, possibly proving that machines can beat even the best human hackers.<p>"Cyber grand challenge is about bringing autonomy to the cyber domain," …

Over 100 Snooping Tor Nodes Have Been Spying on Dark Web Sites

Researchers uncovered malicious hidden service directories that uncover meant-to-be-secret dark web sites.<p>Just like the internet generally, not all of the Tor network is safe. Sometimes, people set up malicious exit nodes—the part of the network where a user's traffic joins the rest of the normal …

7 Skills Every Business Icon Has in Common

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

5 rare public speaking tricks the best presenters use

She challenged the trend of using an image-heavy presentation style delivering 213 data-dense slides in 24 minutes and 40 seconds while sharing her 2016 Trends Report.<p>Rather than speaking at great length to her slides, Ms. Meeker moved at lightning speed spending about seven seconds on each …

6 effective leadership styles we can learn from 'Game of Thrones'

In the real world, leaders come in many forms. The same is true in HBO's "Game of Thrones." Every major player has had their own style of doing things, from the Usurper to the Young Wolf to the Blackfish to the Queen of Thorns.<p>However, in his book Primal Leadership, Dan Goleman (along with …

These Radical Ideas Show How Nature Can Inform Sustainable Design

The latest Biomimicry Global Design Challenge winners take their inspiration from the original innovation master.<p>Before humans ever conceived of sustainable design, nature was doing a good job. Plants and animals have evolved to use energy efficiently, to be multi-functional yet balanced, and to …

Biomimicry

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

An Alien Spends Human History Underground in This Beautiful Animated Short

What’s a peaceful alien to do on a planet full of people intent on killing each other? Hide. For decades and decades.<p>That’s roughly the idea behind …

The Most Important Leadership Trait All Ethical Bosses Share

The absence of it may be the reason why your employees are quitting.<p>How's your reputation? When people run a Google search on your name or company, do you get worried? Is there anything you don't want revealed about your culture or brand?<p>Listen, the leadership journey is not for wimps. There will …

Super-thin electronic skin lights up a digital display on your hand

One more step toward leaving smartwatches and fitness trackers behind<p>Imagine having a fitness tracker that doubles as a temporary tattoo. Or a monitoring device that doctors can paste straight onto an ailing organ. Or a watch so unobtrusive that it looks like it's built right into your wrist. These …

Everything announced at Facebook’s F8 conference

At Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg laid out the company’s 10 year roadmap and made tons of new announcements such as the new chatbots and a crazy new VR camera.<p>On Day 2, the keynote speakers dove into updates from the React Native platform, demoed a VR selfie stick, …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

<i>By Kathleen Mulpeter</i><p>If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health.<p>"We know that the old divisions of body and mind are false," says Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

Motivation

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …

Workouts

Why a psychiatrist thinks the key to happiness might be swallowing the right bacteria

That these organisms influences us as much — if not more — as we influence them is a powerful idea, explored in fecal transplant therapies and microbiome sequencing.<p>It's also one that some researchers want to take advantage of, psychologically speaking.<p>They're looking for psychobiotics — bacteria …

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

How I Went From Living in My Car to Owning My Own Company

What I learned about success and overcoming adversity from living in my car.<p>When I was 18 years old, I moved into a Honda Civic. I didn't get along with my parents, didn't have money for an apartment, and was not attending college. I read a lot about the student debt crisis many young people face …

Tidal is preparing a lawsuit against its former owners for overstating subscribers

Jay Z is preparing a lawsuit against Tidal's former owners, accusing them of overvaluing the company by using inflated subscriber numbers, according to a report from <i>Dagens Næringsliv</i><i>.</i> Project Panther Bidco, Jay Z's holding company that owns Tidal, sent letters to former board members and investors …

Media Industry

Astronomers find white dwarf with 99% oxygen atmosphere

Astronomers have discovered a star that has an atmosphere made up of 99.9 percent oxygen.<p>The O²-rich atmosphere was found on a white dwarf 1,200 …

Republic of Gamers Global

ROG is excited to announce the arrival of the world's most epic phone, it would only be apt to name it <b>ROG Epic</b>. ROG Epic is a 6.1" phonsole …

The Exercise That Will Help You Breathe Easy on Your Next Run

The first time I ever hit the track for a run, it felt like someone had lit my lungs up with a match and there was a burning fire blazing in my thoracic cavity, which had also incinerated my esophagus. Every few steps, I felt like I needed to slow down — my body was fine, but my lungs felt like …

An 'Adventure Time' Clone Army and Other Hallucinogenic GIFs

It's like Picasso, Miró, and Pen Ward took acid and had a baby.<p>Thousands of cartoon faces undulate like waves on the ocean, smiling, laughing, and morphing in a neverending loop. It's a friendly face, Finn the Human from beloved animated show <i>Adventure Time</i>—but wait, looking closer it appears that …

21 Things Everyone With A Vagina Should Know About Kegels

Bet you can't make it through this post without squeezing your vagina.

Women's Health

The KGB’s Dumbest Double Agent

Yevgeni Brik thought he could outsmart his Russian spymasters. He was terribly wrong.<p><i>The following is excerpted from Paddy Hayes'</i> Queen of Spies: …

Russia

The innovators: water mills a boon for green households

Lunagen has created a system for generating electricity from slow moving water in areas where space is at a premium<p>For entrepreneur Lauren Dickerson, water mills are an ancient form of renewable energy that can be brought into the 21st century.<p>“As early as the year 1050 AD, there were an estimated …

Hydroelectric Power

Silicon Valley’s most creative designer reveals the next wave of innovation — and we can’t wait

Fuseproject founder and head designer, Yves Behar, creates products that blend seamlessly into human experience.<p>Best known for the Sayl Chair by Herman Miller, the AUGUST Smart Lock and One Laptop Per Child, his approach reflects the environment and culture of San Francisco. Making him one of the …

Samsung’s new TVs will have a slick universal remote that runs Tizen

Samsung recently unveiled plans to integrate its SmartThings connected home platform into all its SmartTVs in 2016. Now, it looks like it has built a remote to power your entire living room setup. Samsung's new Smart Control remote promises to let users control everything connected to their …

Home Automation

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 13 lets you choose between Windows 10 or Chrome OS

Lenovo might be the world’s largest PC maker, but it started offering Chromebooks nearly two years ago. Today at CES it’s expanding its offering with a new ThinkPad-branded Chromebook. This time around you can pick between Chrome OS and Windows 10. That’s unusual for a Chromebook, but the two …

Lenovo unveils trio of droolworthy ThinkPads, including a modular tablet

LAS VEGAS — Over the years, Lenovo's transformed the ThinkPad series of laptops from bulky to svelte machines that you'd actually be proud of using …