Josiah Wolfram

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Microsoft’s New App Reads Your Intimate Emotions From Photos

You might be wearing a strained smile, but is that masking anger or sadness? Soon you won’t be able to hide your true self from machines.<p>Microsoft’s new tech demo can look at a photograph of a face and tell you the emotions it shows. You can upload your own photos, and it will scan them, detect the …

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Disney Playmation makes me wish I was 10 years old again

I was a little kid when <i>Return of the Jedi</i> came out, so I did what any kid would do: endlessly re-enact scenes from the movie until my parents went mad. My favorite game was “Sarlacc Pit,” in which I would hang onto the top of the stairs and pretend to be pulled down into the depths of the sandy …

Iron Man

Why Feminist Frequency Is Dead Wrong About 'The Witcher 3' [Updated]

Confirmation bias is dangerous. When you’re always looking for evidence of something, you begin to see it even where no evidence exists. Perhaps especially when no evidence exists.<p>Take the recent tweets of the Feminist Frequency duo—Jonathan McIntosh and Anita Sarkeesian—regarding the recently …

Feminism

Good news everyone! We can finally add hurdling to the Scary Robot Olympics

MIT's Cheetah robot has already beaten the speed record set by Usain Bolt (the world's fastest man) and now it's coming after Aries Merritt (the world's fastest hurdler, of course). Researchers at the university's Biometrics Robotics Lab have upgraded Cheetah with new algorithms that allow it to …

Robotics

Heroes of the Storm tips for MOBA beginners and League of Legends/Dota 2 deserters

Heroes of the Storm has officially arrived! Blizzard Entertainment’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game has been in beta for many months, but on June 2 people everywhere can duke it out in the Nexus as their favorite Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo characters.<p>Heroes is more accessible than …

Electronic skin makes your body a computer

<b>(CNN) —</b> A patch of gold, just a few centimeters wide and light as a feather, could reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings.<p>This is the premise of Professor John Rogers' Biostamp. By attaching flexible, miniature sensors to the user's temple, he has been able to track brain waves in real time …

Brainwaves

Build A Compact, Mini-ITX 1440p Gaming PC For $800

It’s the weekend, which means School of Tech is back in session! Today I’m tackling a question that’s been asked frequently. It seems you all enjoyed my budget-conscious $400 Gaming PC build, but you want to know what can be accomplished with a mini-ITX form factor for roughly double the cash. Ask …

Computer Hardware