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Apple is opening a school for 600 programmers on the coast of Italy

And for 600 aspiring programmers, the idyllic package will become reality, thanks to the new "iOS Development Center" that Apple is opening up in Naples, Italy.<p>Apple announced the center in January, after it reached a tax deal with the Italian government.<p>On Friday, Apple and University of Napoli …

Italy

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Microsoft says it faces 'difficult' challenges in AI design after chat bot Tay turned into a genocidal racist

Microsoft issued an apology in a blog post on Friday explaining it was "deeply sorry" after its artificially intelligent chat bot turned into a genocidal racist on Twitter.<p>In the blog post, Peter Lee, Microsoft's vice president of research, wrote: "Looking ahead, we face some difficult - and yet …

Chatbots

Music Streaming Takes Dominant Role In Industry

The latest numbers from the Recording Industry Association of America show that streaming music brought in more money than digital downloads and physical releases for the first time last year.

'Root of all evil' found in the brain by scientists

The part of the brain which switches on before aggressive behaviour is anatomically known as the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus.<p>The ‘root of all evil’ has been discovered by scientists who found that a distinct part of the brain fires up before premeditated nefarious acts are …

100 best hikes in America's national parks revealed in new book from Backpacker magazine

Three great things about hiking in a national park: fresh air and your own two feet. Now a new book from Backpacker magazine can guide you to finding the best trails.<p>"Backpacker: The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes," a new book by Ted Alvarez, the magazine's Northwest editor, offers …

National Parks

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

How Close Is Dot Gov To Basic Internet Security?

Federal websites are slowly but surely changing to HTTPS<p>The government is finally securing its websites. HTTPS is a secure protocol that's as old as its shadier, insecure sibling HTTP, yet it’s not nearly as commonly used. The United States government, hardly an exemplar of early technological …

Mattel's ThingMaker brings 3D printing to iconic '60s toy

NEW YORK — Mattel's ThingMaker was the original at-home maker device of the 1960s, but now the company is giving it a modern reboot, allowing kids to …

Eugene Chung Wants To Be Virtual Reality's First Auteur

But in a medium that yet doesn't have an audience or a rulebook, that means starting from scratch and taking big risks.<p>“We almost decided that we shouldn’t show it to you.”<p>Eugene Chung is standing in his office, hesitating. Really, he’s standing in a desk-filled condo in a residential building, but …

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

Qualcomm gives up on its augmented reality business

There's a renewed excitement around Augmented Reality (AR), driven largely by Microsoft's HoloLens headset. Not everyone is so enthused, though, most notably Qualcomm, which is selling its AR business to the Internet of Things (IoT) company PTC for an undisclosed sum. The unfortunately named …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Groupon is laying off 1,100 employees and shutting down its operations in 7 countries

The company will be cutting 1,100 jobs, mostly in customer service and in its international Deal Factory department.<p>"Evolution is hard, but it's a necessary part of our journey," Williams said.<p>"It's also part of our DNA as a company and is one of the things that will help us realize our vision of …

Facebook M virtual assistant will compete with Siri and Google Now

From restaurant bookings to dog-friendly beach recommendations, social network’s new technology blends AI with human helpers<p>Facebook is launching a virtual assistant that combines artificial intelligence (AI) technology with a team of human helpers, to compete with services such as Apple’s Siri, …

Artificial Intelligence

Square Adds Appointments App To Its Business Software Suite

Piece by piece, Square is trying to provide all of the tools that businesses need to manage themselves. They have the payment processing part down, a payroll product, real-time analytics and now a way to manage appointments.<p>The company says that “millions” of appointments have been made through …

Apps

Hollywood rebels: why directors are trashing their own films’ trailers

The directors of Jurassic World and Terminator Genisys have criticised the movies’ marketing campaigns, saying they contain spoilers and misrepresent their work. Does their unusual honesty point to a wider crisis in Hollywood?<p>Ever since Marlon Brando slurred: “Whaddya got?” to a friendly …