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'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

Why social media couldn't call Trump's victory

Spredfast, a social media analysis firm, used its data to try to pick Trump or Clinton as president-elect. Here's what happened.<p>Chris Kerns is still asking himself what happened on Election Day.<p>Kerns, who runs research at social media analytics firm Spredfast, had a mountain of social media data at …

Social Media

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership - ExtremeTech

By on September 29, 2016 at 12:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>On Wednesday, the world …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Jose Aldo Wants Out of UFC: 'I Don't Want to Fight Anymore'

One of the greatest fighters to ever compete in mixed martial arts has apparently hit his boiling point with regards to his treatment from the UFC. …

Conor McGregor

Infrared Photographs Reveal The Secret Worlds Our Eyes Can’t See

People, forests, cities: documentary photographer Edward Thompson uses infrared film to uncover new things about familiar subjects.<p>The appeal of infrared photography is in its ability to reveal aspects of our world that are normally invisible, picking up longer wavelengths of light that our eyes …

BlackBerry bails on building its own phones

The struggling company will cease in-house work on hardware, handing that job over to partners. It now will focus on security and software.

60-Second Book Review: What Happens After the Robots Take All Our Jobs?

The specter of technology automating all our jobs has loomed over American discourse for so long it feels as if it must be exaggerated. But <i>Economist</i> …

Can robots write a song in the style of the Beatles? Yes, apparently

There'll never be a bona fide Beatles reunion, but scientists at Sony's CSL research lab have come up with an alternative: a song written by artificial intelligence that sounds like something that could've been penned by the Fab Four, TNW reports.<p>Quartz calls "Daddy's Car," the lab's first attempt …

Spotify will now serve up a daily selection of personalized playlists

The new feature, Daily Mix, aims more at comfort, not exploration<p>I'm a huge fan of Spotify's Discover Weekly, a personalized playlist that refreshes every Monday. And I'm getting into Release Radar, a companion to Discover Weekly that arrives on Friday and focuses on surfacing newly released music …

Google knows it all, but it's still confused about its birthday

Google has officially joined the 18+ club as today the tech giant is celebrating 18 years since Larry Page and Sergey Brin initially founded the company back on September 27, 1998.<p>Still, it seems the internet titan isn’t entirely sure about the exact date it was formed.<p>That’s right. While since …

Spotify's new Daily Mix promises a never-ending, never-boring playlist

Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists were well received, but it kind of sucks when you exhaust the two hours of music it nets you. Now the company is giving you another option if you want new music <i>right now</i>.<p>Your new ‘Daily Mix’ consists of a series of playlists that combines your favorite tunes with …

Pepper the companion robot has a lot of growing up to do

The robot revolution is coming. But instead of death machines dragging us off to work in their plutonium mines, we'll get helpful little friends like Pepper from SoftBank and Aldebaran. The little bot was built to be a friendly and helpful companion in stores and homes. It reacts to your emotions, …

Linguistics and Education

<i>Linguistics and Education</i> is an international peer-reviewed journal that welcomes submissions from across the world that advance knowledge, theory, …

Humanities

Demystifying Sexual Attraction To Children

Clarifying misconceptions about attraction to children<p>There’s a lot of <i>misconceptions</i> about what kinds of feelings pedophiles have towards children, …

Pedophiles about Pedophilia – Medium

Steve Jobs' widow is giving two L.A. teachers $10 million to start a school for homeless and foster youth

Instead of going to school, school will come to you.<p>That's the prize-winning idea behind RISE High, a proposed Los Angeles charter high school designed to serve homeless and foster children whose educations are frequently disrupted.<p>Los Angeles educators Kari Croft, 29, and Erin Whalen, 26, who came …

Windows tests snoozing tabs in edge, will deprecate old builds

Microsoft just released its latest Insider build of Windows 10 to the fast ring. The most notable feature is a newfangled ability to ‘snooze’ tabs in Edge so that Cortana nags you to read them later.<p>The idea is that many people – including yours truly – open up a myriad of tabs as a sort of to-do …

Spotify hits 40 million subscribers

A week after its main rival Apple Music boasted 17 million paying members, Spotify's CEO tweets about its own milestone.<p>Don't bet on Spotify starting monthly updates on its subscriber count, even if it feels like it lately.<p>Wednesday, Spotify's CEO and founder Daniel Ek tweeted that the …

Apple Music

Uber starts self-driving car pickups in Pittsburgh

Beginning today, a select group of Pittsburgh Uber users will get a surprise the next time they request a pickup: the option to ride in a self driving car.<p>The announcement comes a year-and-a-half after Uber hired dozens of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics center to develop the …

WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio

This post presents WaveNet, a deep generative model of raw audio waveforms. We show that WaveNets are able to generate speech which mimics any human …

Samsung is finally working with the U.S. government on a formal recall of the Galaxy Note 7

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says people should not use or charge the tablets, whose batteries have been linked to a fire risk.<p>The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that it is working with Samsung to soon announce a formal recall of the Galaxy Note 7.<p>In the meantime, the …

Tom Brady suspension case timeline

On Friday, Tom Brady announced he'd "no longer proceed with the legal process," in the battle against his four-game suspension. Take a look back on …

House approves bill letting 9/11 families sue Saudis

WASHINGTON — The House voted Friday to approve legislation allowing 9/11 survivors and family members to sue Saudi Arabia in connection with the attacks.<p>The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) passed the House by voice vote and now goes to President Obama, who has threatened to veto …

India bans the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from checked luggage

It’s been a rough few weeks for Samsung, and it’s seemingly getting rougher. It started with the launch of the long awaited (and highly lauded) Galaxy Note 7. Sales were blowing up, but unfortunately so too were the phones, and the Korean phone manufacturer was forced to quickly issue a …

Man claims his Galaxy Note 7 blew up and set his car on fire

Following numerous reports of exploding batteries, Samsung might have a huge Galaxy Note 7 emergency on its hands as a man from Florida claims his phone blew up, setting his car on fire.<p>According to a report from FOX 13 News, the incident took place this Monday shortly after Nathan Dornacher and …

Disney Produces Robot With "Very Fluid" Movement Thanks to Air-Water Actuators

These are a couple video demonstrations of Jimmy, a robotic puppet developed by Disney Research that moves with incredibly fluid motion thanks to …

Jared Goff struggles in Rams' final preseason game, a 27-25 loss to the Vikings

He began the exhibition season with designs on possibly starting the season opener.<p>Several rookie quarterbacks selected as the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft achieved that feat.<p>Jared Goff won't be the Rams' starter. He probably won't be the first quarterback off the bench if starter Case Keenum is …

Motorola and Hasselblad Team Up with 10X Zoom Phone Camera

Most people these days are more than happy with their cell phone cameras, but some of us still carry around digital cameras because of better lenses, better sensors and -- very important -- optical zoom.<p>But now Motorola, a subsidiary of Lenovo, has a smart phone with an optional snap-on camera with …

Sony's gold-plated Walkman needs deep, strong pockets

How much do you love music? Do you love it enough to spend $3,200 on a fancy pants Walkman? That's the proposition on the table with Sony's new gold-plated NW-WM1Z music player. Essentially, Sony continues to position its immortal Walkman brand as a true audiophile experience aimed at fans of High …

Audiophile

Qualcomm's new all-in-one VR headset will be cheaper than the Rift and Vive

Getting into VR is a damn costly proposition.<p>First, you’ve got to get a headset. The HTC Vive costs an eye-watering $799, and the Oculus isn’t much better at $599. Then you’ve got to get a computer with a meaty-enough graphics card and oodles or RAM, just to power the headset you just bought. Then, …