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La conciencia puede ser un efecto secundario del intento cerebral a maximizar la entropía

Durante siglos, filósofos, científicos y escritores han reflexionado sobre qué es la conciencia y cómo surge de la materia inanimada. Después de …

A Google app can now compare your selfies to fine art 

Taking selfies is already the modern equivalent of posing for a dozen hours while somebody paints a lavish portrait of you, but a new feature on …

Senate bill to undo the net neutrality repeal will get a vote

How could any of us forget that dreary day in December when the FCC voted to repeal Title II net neutrality regulations? However, all hope is not lost. In mid-December, Edward Markey (D-MA) and 27 other senators proposed a resolution to restore net neutrality. Today, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) …

This is the best list of cybersecurity predictions for 2018

If you want to know what cyber threats we will face in the next year, look no further.<p>What terrifying cyber threat will menace us in 2018? There are …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families be happy, successful,</i> …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Richard Branson Says Work From Home (Here's How to Do It)

Of course, for Branson working from home means spending time on his private island--but you can make working from home work for you, too.<p>Want to raise successful kids? Richard Branson has a few ideas.<p>He's written at length about how important he thinks it is not to protect kids from their …

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

LONDON — The amount of energy used by computers "mining" bitcoin so far this year is greater than the annual usage of almost 160 countries, according to new research.<p>Research by energy tariff comparison service PowerCompare.co.uk shows that the amount of energy expended mining bitcoin globally has …

Bitcoin

Why should the poor be left in the internet slow lane?

If net neutrality controls are weakened, ISPs will decide what we can read – and what we can’t<p>Imagine if the government had restored ownership of Britain’s roads to the private trusts that used to run them. Imagine they were allowed to charge companies different amounts to use them, so that …

Spotify for typographers font library launches

Typeface collections are a fundamental yet expensive asset for designers. This might have caused some creatives (whisper it) to steal fonts in the …

Typography

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

OECD

A new ransomware attack is hitting airlines, banks and utilities across Europe

A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack. The most severe damage is being reported by Ukrainian businesses, with systems compromised at Ukraine’s central bank, state telecom, municipal metro, and …

Information Security

There's a new internet-privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean 'Facebook won't be free'

Tennessee Congresswoman Martha Blackburn says she wants to give consumers control of their internet experience.<p>She's introduced a bill — the "BROWSER Act" — that would require internet users to actively opt in to say yes to any sort of ad tracking or online-data collection.<p>To the online-advertising …

Net Neutrality

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

Web Design

This computer language is teaching kids to code

When Zuckerberg entered the room, many of the young students had a hard time pulling themselves away from their projects, even to gawk at one of the world's richest men. Facebook's founder instead came to them.<p>"What are you making?" he'd ask. And they would proudly say, "A game!" or whatever it …

Learning

13 Google Inventions You Use Every Day

The company has done so much more than search.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>There is simply no …

Three Basic Lighting Techniques That Apply to Anything

Lighting is equal parts art and science. The science part often comes in understanding how different surfaces absorb and reflect light and how that …

New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong

When I recently discovered a draft of new guidelines for password management from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), I was amazed about the number of very progressive changes they proposed.<p>Although NIST’s rules are not mandatory for nongovernmental organizations, they …

Authentication

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 …

OpenCourseware

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

Wondering why your middle schooler's social media use has ratcheted up your stress levels? Understanding the brain at this age can help you can take …

Public Relations

20 Best UX Patterns Tutorials

Are you a UX designer looking forward to creating professional-looking designs or just wanting to learn more about user experience? This amazing …

UX Design

20 Essential UX Apps and Tools for Designers

Interested in developing your UX design skills? Here are some excellent UX apps and tools for designers that can hep you improve your skills. These …

Wireframing

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Artificial Intelligence

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Privacy

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

Apps

Big Data's Unexplored Frontier: Recorded Music

The open-source Digital Music Lab aims to fill a hole in the Big Data frontier.<p>While still a vast field, a huge part of machine learning exists for what may seem to be a relatively narrow subset of problems. These are problems involving visual processing: character recognition, facial recognition, …

Machine Learning

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

Dystopia

Biggest Parenting Trend of 2016: F**k It! Don't Worry, Be Happy

After years of Tiger moms and helicopter parenting, 2016 finally brought good news for parents in the form of a philosophy that everyone should just …

Parenting

Ontology & Linked Data

Ontology - Linked Data<p><b>What is Linked Data?</b><br>The Web enables us to link related documents. Similarly it enables us to link related data. The term Linked …

Databases