James Thomas

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Here's Yet Another Reason Why You Should Never End a Text With a Period

If you’re a human being in 2017 and you don’t identify as a sociopath, then you know full well that ending any one word text like “Yup” or “OK” with …

Language

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

Working with HTTP streams with Cycle.js

Hi! These days everyone is talking about functional programming in JS, reactive programming, and streams. Some awesome libraries came out to help us …

How A.I. could be our most intelligent defense against hackers

It’s by now a familiar cycle: news breaks that troves of sensitive data from some key database, server or system have been compromised, and a game of …

Cybersecurity

Google Is Making AI That Can Make More AI

There's no way this could go wrong.<p>Designing a good artificial intelligence is hard. For a company like Google, which relies heavily on AI, designing the best possible AI software is crucial. And who better to design an AI than another AI?<p>If you said "literally anyone else" you might be right, but …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

AI isn't coming for our jobs, it's coming for our planet and will one day 'colonise the galaxy'

Jürgen Schmidhuber is painting an image of the future of our Universe. And it’s plain to see, we are neither a real part of it, nor is it our …

Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN turned on, it’s brought with it an incredible slew of results. Large numbers of rare, exotic and unstable particles have been created, and their decays have been measured to unprecedented precision. The Higgs boson has been created and observed to have a mass …

Physics

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

Exercise

These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math

Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain …

What Upsets Creative People More Than Anything Else | Inc.com

Everyone who has a naturally creative spark knows the dreaded feeling.<p>The moment you realise that you're actually being discouraged from having ideas because other people think they're a waste of time.<p>Have you ever experienced this: Your boss, manager or CEO decides that they need to come up with …

Creativity

Building a Vertical Timeline With CSS and a Touch of JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build a responsive vertical timeline from scratch. First, we’ll create the basic structure with minimal markup …

Web Design

40 CSS jQuery Charts and Graphs | Scripts + Tutorials

Data visualization is the modern equivalent of visual communication and involves the creation and study of the visual representation of data. It …

Data Visualization

10 Tips for Prototyping Your Designs

Even though there’s a wide variety of prototyping techniques, they all share plenty of common ground. In this article, I’ve distilled years of …

UX Design

The ultimate guide to information architecture

Information architecture is equal parts art and science. Whether you hire a dedicated IA professional, or just sort of let IA happen on your …

How to test the usability of prototypes like a pro

Usability isn’t something you just can cook up in any one phase of design, but must be developed and refined throughout the entire process. If you …

UX Design

10 Awesome WordPress Lightbox Plugins

Share!<p>jQuery lightbox plugins are very popular for showcasing your photos in an elegant and appealing way. This technique is also used for pop-up …

Chasing The Mystery Of Spacetime's Local 'Bulk Flow'

For decades, the root cause of our Milky Way galaxy’s “bulk flow” in the direction of the Centaurus and Hydra constellations has retained an air of mystery. Our own star’s motion through the Milky Way is relatively well understood. But a full understanding of the exact forces driving our Local …

Universe

10 Looks At How Mindfulness Boosts Creativity

## Everyone can be creative, though finding it may take a bit of work and curiosity. Sure, there are those among us who seem to be in touch with …

Creativity

When Portraits & Landscapes Collide: The HDR Composites of Patrick Knecht

When we begin our photography journey, finding what we love to photograph is one of the first steps that everyone goes through. When I got my first …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

We’ve had two great days in a row for paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free for a limited time, and now we’re stretching our streak out …