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Opinion: SoftBank’s big plan for a smarter internet is brilliant

Masayoshi Son doesn’t do anything small nor does he do things in a simple way.<p>A few months ago SoftBank Group 9984, +0.50% announced that it would be …

Venture Capital

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

5 Simple Things You Can Do to Effortlessly Grow Your First Business | Inc.com

The key to scaling your first business is this: balance.<p>You're looking to balance speed with attention to detail, rapid-fire decision making with thorough due diligence. And because business never goes as planned, scaling becomes the ultimate test of anticipation, adjustment, and persistence over …

Business Strategy

Google launches final release version of Angular 2.0

After Google launched the first version of its Angular web application framework in 2010, it quickly became one of the hottest web technologies. Since then, the web has changed, though, and when Google announced Angular 2 in 2014, it created quite a stir in the web development community because …

JavaScript

Watch the Cosmic Evolution of the Universe in This Stunning Short Film

In <i>Infinitude</i>, abstract, geometrical shapes condense into stars, which explode into supernovae, sending an asteroid careening through space towards a …

Magnitude 4.7 quake hits temblor-prone central Italy

MILAN (AP) -- A magnitude 4.7 quake shook residents and structures early Tuesday in a region of central Italy that had been struck by a series of powerful quakes in 2016. No deaths or injuries were reported.<p>Mayors in towns affected did, however, report some damage from the temblor, which struck …

Italy

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

Dark Matter

Armageddon asteroid ‘on course to pulverise Earth’

NASA will soon launch a probe to study an asteroid that crosses Earth’s orbit every six years and could pulverise the planet.

Space

Scale lets companies outsource their human-powered tasks with one line of code

A new startup called Scale, officially launching today, wants to make it easier for businesses to outsource their core processes and tasks that require people, not algorithms, to handle. This could include anything from appointment scheduling to more complicated matters like content moderation, …

Chatbots

These 7 Steps Will Make It Possible for Humans to Live on Mars

'Next, we have to worry about what we will breathe. Frankly, I was really shocked to find out that NASA has this problem worked out.'<p>Elon Musk says …

British Columbia

The true history of Eve Online | Polygon

"You have to be able to show people that there is a hope." - Death<p><i>Mactep</i><p>Coalition of the South's time was rising and the sun had set on Red Alliance.<p>It was time to go on the offensive.<p>When the smoke cleared, the Coalition found itself down hundreds of ships.<p><i>Death</i>

Kotlin, the 'pragmatic' language for Android and JVM, has reached its 1.0 release

Jetbrains, the team behind the popular Java IDE IntelliJ, have released Kotlin 1.0, its homegrown programming language for JVM and Java.<p>The company descries Kotlin as “a pragmatic programming language for JVM and Android that combines [object oriented] and functional features and is focused on …

14 Great Gifts For Your Geeky Guy Friends

Buying gifts for geek guys (with “geek” herein used in the most loving way possible, meaning someone who’s really into the thing they like) can be tough.<p>Ask us what we want, and we usually say “Eh, I don’t know”.<p>Fortunately, we have a bunch of geek guys on staff. Geeks of all shapes, sizes, and …

Geek

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

Universe

Facebook's simple trick for serving so many different Android devices

Some folks like to call it fragmentation, others call it choice, but by any name there are certainly a lot of different Android phones. Building …

What can we do to save the Universe from certain death? – Michael Hanlon

We are doomed. Our best efforts to reproduce, to conserve, protect and survive will, in the end, come to nought. We could sort out climate change, …

Universe

Testlio Raises $1M To Provide On-Demand QA Testers

Testlio, a startup that provides development teams with dedicated quality-assurance testers, has recently raised $1 million in seed funding to bring on more experts to fill out its “elastic” on-demand offering.<p>Instead of hiring a team of QA engineers to deal with the bugs produced in new versions …

Startups

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

How to add a U2F Security Key to your Google Account

Your Google Account is important. "One login, all of Google" also means one login will not only get <i>you</i> into all of your services and data, it …

Danish researchers achieve fastest single-laser data transfer speeds ever

Looking for wicked fast internet? You may want to move to Denmark: researchers in DTU Photonics' High-Speed Optical Communications Group (HSOC) have set a new world record for single-transmitter data transfer. Using a new kind of optical fiber, the team was able to achieve transfer speeds of 43 …