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How To Build A SpriteKit Game In Swift 3 (Part 3)

This is lesson three in our RainCat journey. In the previous lesson, we had a long day going though some simple animations, cat behaviors, quick …

App analytics startup Apptopia raises $2.7 million from Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban, others

Apptopia, an app intelligence startup based in Boston, has raised a $2.7 million seed round of funding from Ashton Kutcher’s and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures VC firm, existing investor Mark Cuban, 500 Startups, and a handful of other VC firms.<p>Founded in 2011, Apptopia serves up what it calls “the …

ISRAEL AS AN APARTHEID, REPRESSIVE, MILITARIST STATE? HARDLY

The anti-Israel left, which supports boycott and sanctions of Israel, paints it as a repressive, apartheid and militarist state. While Israel is hardly perfect, it is a democratic, First World, high-tech, modern state governed by the rule of law that applies to Jews and Arabs, men and women.<p>By …

Israel

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

Quantum Mechanics
Dark Matter

3tags.org

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Computer Science

Banking service SWIFT adds new security plan following hacks

Banks use a service to send secure messages built by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) to send financial transaction instructions. But recently it hasn't been so secure: Hackers stole $12 million from Ecuador banks earlier this week, the latest in a slew of …

3tags.org

SpriteKit From Scratch: Physics and Collisions

IntroductionIn this tutorial, the third installment of the SpriteKit From Scratch series, we take a detailed look into the physics simulation …

Game Development

Assad reportedly struck an ominous deal with ISIS to recapture Palmyra

Sky News reported that the documents came from a Free Syrian Army group comprised of ISIS defectors originally from Raqqa, ISIS' de facto capital in Syria.<p>"Withdraw all heavy artillery and anti-aircraft machine guns from in and around Palmyra to Raqqa province," read one document that was dated …

Middle East

Pentagon adopts Israeli tactic in bombing ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. has adopted a unique Israeli battlefield tactic in its fight against ISIS: exploding a missile above a building to warn civilians inside that it's about to be bombed.<p>Israeli forces have widely used the so-called knock-on-the-roof operations in Gaza attacks in recent …

Human Rights

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

National Parks

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could prove they believe in God, according to scientists

New footage of ritual behaviour by chimpanzees, taken and analysed by researchers, shows they may be engaging in spiritual practices - and could even believe in God.<p>West African chimpanzees have been captured on camera throwing rocks into holes in trees and engaging in other bizarre behaviour, …

You'll soon be able to 'holoport' anywhere in the world

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Automakers agree to make auto braking a standard by 2022

By 2025, almost all new vehicles in the US will come with automatic emergency braking systems, thanks to a pact 20 automakers made with the government. The companies and the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as the Insurance Institute for …

General Motors

Sony announces October release for PlayStation virtual reality headset

The device, which will retail at £349, will be one of the cheapest available, with experts predicting it could take VR technology to the mass-market<p>A major consumer electronics firm has become the first to launch a mass-market virtual reality headset, in what could be the move that takes VR …

Virtual Reality

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Papua New Guinea

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

Erdogan wants to turn Turkey into Islamist state, bets on uneducated masses - CIA veteran

The skies above Syria are crowded with military planes from various nations. However, the non-stop bombardment of Islamic State (IS, formerly …

Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything’

In the last few decades, researchers have pursued the problem in two separate programs — string theory and loop quantum gravity — that are widely considered incompatible by their practitioners.<p>But now some scientists argue that joining forces is the way forward.<p>Among the attempts to unify quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Putin says Europe’s Jews should move to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Tuesday that Jews facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and bigotry farther west should move to Russia, where he said they would be better accepted.<p>The Russian leader was in a meeting with members of the European Jewish Congress, an organization …

Russia

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There's an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

Earth Science
Israel

New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the edge of the solar system

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that they have found new evidence of a giant icy planet lurking in the darkness of our solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. They are calling it "Planet Nine."<p>Their paper, published in the Astronomical Journal, …

Science
Climate Change
Web Design

Putin labels the US a security threat to Russia for the first time

US-Russian relations reached a new low after Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a document that puts the United States on a list of threats to the country’s national security for the first time.<p>Putin signed the document, titled “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation,” …

Russia