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36 eBooks on Computer Programming from O’Reilly Media: Free to Download and Read

This past week, we featured a free course on the programming language Python, presented by MIT. A handy resource, to be sure.<p>And then it struck us …

Programming

An IoT botnet is trying to nuke Wcry's killswitch

Whoever created the Wcry ransomware worm -- which uses a leaked NSA cyberweapon to spread like wildfire -- included a killswitch: newly infected …

WannaCry

New NIST guidelines banish periodic password changes

New draft guidelines have been issued by NIST are recommending that users should not be forced to periodically change their passwords.Guest …

IT security

Watch an AI teach itself to drive in 'GTA V' on Twitch

While automakers are still negotiating with local and state governments to let autonomous cars test drive on open streets, one programmer has found a more accessible proving ground to teach AI how to be a motorist: Grand Theft Auto V. It's not the first time folks have used the game to train their …

WannaCry: Don't pay the ransom, inept hackers have DDoSed themselves with payment requests

IBM Security says no one's data is being decrypted because the hackers didn't set up their systems properly.<p>If you've been hit by the WannaCry …

NASA discovers humans have created an artifical barrier around Earth, and it could protect us from space weather

NASA discovers humans have created an artifical barrier around Earth, and it could protect us from space weather<p>NASA space probes have discovered an …

Amazon Charts, Amazon’s new bestseller list, ranks titles by ‘most read’ and more

Amazon has long relied on customers providing feedback and other ranking data as part of the process of encouraging more sales on its platform, and now the e-commerce giant is adding a new twist on this to spur more buying in its books business.<p>Today, Amazon announced Amazon Charts, a new kind of …

Books

A new glitch with the Nintendo Switch is really annoying users | Trusted Reviews

<b>Most gadgets experience teething problems in their first few months of life, and it looks like the Nintendo Switch is not going to buck that trend.</b><p>A …

Gaming

Apple wants to show you how to take better photos on your iPhone

Apple is rightly proud of its great iPhone 7 camera, and in a new series of instructional videos debuting online it wants to make sure that users take full advantage.<p>The video series, posted on both Apple’s YouTube channel and a new webpage, follows on from the company’s acclaimed “Shot on iPhone” …

Why Capital One bought hundreds of Apple Watches and gave them to employees

Apple has consistently said that Watch is selling well, and CEO Tim Cook indicated that Watch was part of a multi-billion "wearables" business at Apple (along with Beats headphones), but gave no specifics about it.<p>Still, there are indications that it's not a hot product, and is perhaps a real dud. …

Employment

The 12 Best Games For The Nintendo Switch

You just bought a new Nintendo Switch. Now it’s time to figure out what games you want to play. We’ve got you covered.<p>Since the Switch came out, …

Gaming

Want to Become the Best at What You Do? Read This.

It doesn’t matter how good your strategy is, if you’re not skilled at what you do, that strategy won’t take you very far.<p>As Jason Fried and DHH have …

Motivation

Here's how many millennials live with their parents in each US state

Nearly one in three millennials lives in their parents' home.<p>The US Census Bureau recently released a study on how young adulthood has changed between the 1970s and today. One of the main topics covered in the study was living situations.<p>In 1975, a 57% majority of young adults aged 18-34 lived with …

Demographics

Artificial intelligence can be as sexist as humans

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years, and algorithms with machine-learning applications are proving skillful at things like playing poker, lip-reading, and, unfortunately, being biased.<p>Researchers at Princeton proved the point in an experiment involving an algorithm known as …

Sketchy drawings depict bezel-less iPhone 8 with Home Button, camera and speaker integrated behind screen

A sketchy series of images has been circulating this morning, supposedly showing an iPhone 8 prototype design with mockup renders and technical measurement drawings.<p>The drawing is impressive, depicting an iPhone front dominated by screen with just 4mm of bezels on every side. However, the original …

Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. You can’t easily buy an Ubuntu-powered phone today (at least not in the U.S.), but over the years, a few have come and gone. As Canonical founder Mark …

Linux

Goodbye internet privacy, we hardly knew you

As President Donald J. Trump’s systematic dismantling of 21st century public policy continues, we pause a moment to mourn the death of a set of …

11 Tips for Working Out With the Apple Watch

SELF has been excited about the Apple Watch for some time—we featured it on our March cover with Candice Swanepoel and our Fitness Director Liz …

Smartwatches

5 Photography Courses That Will Take You From Amateur to Expert

Learn to shoot and edit like a pro.<p>Knowing the right time to press the shutter isn't the only skill needed to capture a great photo. With these comprehensive courses (all over 90% off), you can unlock the power of your DSLR and discover professional editing methods to take your pics to the next …

A DIY Guide to Product Photography for the Resourceful Entrepreneur

When you’re creative and resourceful enough to have made products you can sell for a profit, you’re already on a good track.<p>But what happens when you …

Tutorials

Security researcher finds the DDoS mastermind who took down the internet last fall

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can take down a site, a server, or various parts of the internet. Attackers send to the target …

I took a nap on Sleep Number's auto-adjusting smart bed

I've never spent more than a couple of hundred bucks on a bed. After spending a few minutes with Sleep Number's 360 smart bed, however, I'm tempted to reconsider. Why? Because it adapts to my every move. As you toss and turn in the night, the bed will automatically recognize this movement and …

Improve Your Photography Skills With This 52 Week Photo Challenge

Challenges are a fun way to help improve your skills in a particular area. If you want to get better at photography, or you just like taking …

Ridiculously thin diamond wires could help make tech tiny

How thin? We're talking nanometers.<p>Diamonds are a techie's best friend?<p>They might be when they're one ingredient in supersmall circuit boards that can cram more power into your future electronics and use up a lot less space.<p>Those circuit boards haven't been created yet, but the nanowires that could …

Nanotech

Previous PS4 Exclusive Rime Gets Rated For Release on Other Platforms

Remember Rime? The sumptuous looking indie title turned a lot of heads when it was originally revealed at Sony's GamesCom press conference back in …

Microsoft is officially bringing real desktop apps to ARM smartphones

From the outset, Windows 10 has promised to be the OS for all devices, but using it on a phone or small tablet meant you couldn’t run traditional desktop apps. That’s now changing.<p>At its WinHEC event today in Shenzen, Microsoft announced that desktop apps are coming to ARM processors – the kind in …

Copyright Your Instagram Photos With One Hashtag | #Blockai

From around the end of the first quarter this year, there were a bumper crops of rather noteworthy/infamous lawsuits regarding copyright claims of …

Internet

Top 10 Evil Ways to Use Technology

Like other powerful tools, technology can be used for great good or for great evil. Learn how people use technology for wrongdoing so you can protect …

Information Systems

Bad news, Shutterfly: Amazon is moving into photo printing

Amazon is moving into another sector: photo printing.<p>The e-commerce giant this week debuted a new service called Amazon Prints that allows customers …

Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics

Robot deception, addiction and possibility of AIs exceeding their remits noted as hazards that manufacturers should consider<p>Isaac Asimov gave us the basic rules of good robot behaviour: don’t harm humans, obey orders and protect yourself. Now the British Standards Institute has issued a more …

Robotics