Jon Harlan

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10 basic Android terminal commands you should know

For a lot of us, the fact that we can plug our Android phone into a computer and interact with it is a big plus. Besides the times when we've broken …

Android News

Scientists are pushing the limits of 3D printing with these shape-shifting materials

The tech could be used to create magnetically controlled implants or "soft robots."<p>Three-dimensional printing has been used to create all sorts of things, from car parts and experimental rocket engines to entire houses. Now scientists at MIT have found a way to 3D print objects that can change …

Magnetism

A brief history of web app loading

In the beginning, there was the <script> tag.<p>We managed dependencies by carefully arranging our scripts in our HTML. You had to load jQuery before …

JavaScript

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.<p>In Chicago or Beijing, any given street is likely to take you north, south, east, or west. But good luck following the compass in Rome or Boston, where streets grew up organically and seemingly twist and and …

Data Visualization

This Is The Fastest Rotor Humans Have Ever Built, And It's Bending Our Understanding of Physics

Mind-boggling.<p>Scientists have created a tiny rotor that rotates at speeds of up to 60 billion revolutions a minute – the fastest-spinning human-made …

Physics

Why 'Ontology' Will Be A Big Word In Your Company's Future

Your business has its own language. If you sell cars, then you need not only make, model and year, but also MSRP, leather bucket seats and dealer incentives. If you are a dentist, knowing about bicuspids, prostheses and various forms of anaesthesia is a must. Media companies have producers and …

Engines

Trading cryptocurrency? Use this nifty tool to stay up to date and in the loop

Cryptocurrency trading can be a fickle mistress – and if you hang out in Telegram channels long enough you’ll see these questions asked incessantly:<p><i>When moon? Why dump? When new exchange?</i><p>Well, a new service has opened up that can help answer in real time. Coindar is primarily a web-based …

Social Media

I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

Caribbean

Glass phones are about to get really, really cool

Are you ready for translucent phones? What about wood, or snakeskin? That's the promise of Gorilla Glass 6, Corning's newest generation of Gorilla …

Mobile Technology

These are the clearest views of Saturn's moon Titan we've seen yet

Long live Cassini, which has delivered the clearest views of Saturn's moon, Titan, to date.<p>Six infrared images of Titan have been captured by the …

Astronomy

Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) -- in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles -- for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV and truck sales are growing while car sales …

Watch Elon Musk's Thai cave rescue submarine in action

The rescue operation to save a Thai youth soccer team from the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non caves in northern Thailand began in earnest on Sunday, with an experienced team of divers rescuing four of the 13 people trapped. On Monday, rescuers retrieved four more boys, bringing the total freed so far …

Quickstart with ReactJS: Everything you need to know in 5 minutes

And start building react apps<p>ReactJS is an amazing piece of JavaScript library because of its flexible nature that allows you to build components the …

Google’s Flutter SDK moves out of beta with Release Preview 1

It's another release milestone for Google's Android and iOS app platform.<p>Google's cross-platform Flutter SDK is hitting yet another release milestone …

StreetCred is building a blockchain-based marketplace for location data

While applications like Google Maps and Yelp seem to provide an inexhaustible source of information about local restaurants, stores and other points of interest, they also can come up short — moments when you arrive somewhere only to discover that the hours you had were wrong, or the store is …

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Using Google’s Flutter For Truly Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Using Google’s Flutter For Truly Cross-Platform Mobile DevelopmentUsing Google’s Flutter For Truly Cross-Platform Mobile DevelopmentMike Bluestein …

Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself.<p>But it’s there, hidden away, …

Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind of …

Notability for iOS adds handwriting search & conversion, side-by-side view, more

Popular note-taking and annotation app Notability has been updated this week with a handful of new features. The update brings the app to version 8.0 and includes handwriting recognition and conversion, a new Multi-Note feature, and much more.<p>For iPad users, Notability now supports Handwriting …

If Hacking DNA Frightens You, This Will Terrify You

In a 9-minute internal video, Google explores the future of hacking DNA<p>We're all familiar with the double helix that constitutes our genetic makeup, the incredible progress in decoding it, and the potential for hacking it to eradicate disease or even create bespoke organisms. But what most of us …

Hello tensorflow

<b>Machine Learning (ML)</b> is the dope new thing that everyone’s talking about, because it’s really good at learning from data so that it can predict …

Shared housing startups are taking off

When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next.<p>Looking at the new home construction industry, one would …

How To Conquer Procrastination Once And For All

I’ve too much to do today.<p>I’ve two articles to write, a report to submit and several phone calls to make.<p>So I don’t have much time to read up on Marvel’s planned superhero movies for 2019.<p>And yet here I am, procrastinating again on <i>Den of Geek.</i><p>I’ve often wondered what’s an efficient way to overcome …

4 ways to show curiosity in job interviews (and why you need to)

Simple as it sounds, just being curious is a marketable job skill. Here’s how to show it off when you interview for a job.<p>You can’t always know what employers are looking for in job candidates, but it’s a safe bet that you’re better off coming across as more, rather than less, curious. Not only do …

How One Man Turned $2,000 Into $500 Million

If you’re a newer entrepreneur finding your way toward success, this man’s story will inspire you and give you four strategies that helped him turn $2,000 into over $500 million.<p><b>Who is Tim Gill?</b><p>In the early 1980s, Tim Gill found himself newly unemployed. He was let go from a small business due to …

Entrepreneurship

If You Have Lower Back Pain, Here's What Science Says You Should Do

You don't just have to put up with it.<p>Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is becoming more common as our population …

Surgery-free ‘nasal airway remodeler’ boosts airflow in congested patients’ noses

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from sinus pain and inflammation due to obstruction of the nasal cavity. This can cause chronic congestion, …

Former JPMorgan head of blockchain announces new start-up

Former head of J.P. Morgan's blockchain arm Amber Baldet has finally announced her next move. The former bank executive started a new blockchain …

We got Gilfoyle's entire PowerPoint presentation explaining cryptocurrency from HBO's 'Silicon Valley,' and it's both useful and hilarious

HBO's "Silicon Valley" is a biting satire of the tech industry, and the show's writers use tech trends and real-life events to inform the storylines.<p>Since the show's fourth season aired last year, cryptocurrency has gotten much bigger and become something a lot of people are talking about (or …

TV