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What if the aliens we are looking for are AI?

The search for extraterrestrial life has so far assumed our cosmic neighbours are organic. What if we’re dealing with artificial intelligence?<p>For more than a century we have been broadcasting our presence to the cosmos. This year, the faintest signals from the world’s first major televised event – …

Artificial Intelligence

'Stupid' core of the internet behind Hacking Team IP address 'hijack'

Italian spyware company Hacking Team allegedly hijacked 256 IP addresses it did not own in order to assist a special arm of Italy's Military Police, …

Nature's hadron collider produces Higgs bosons all the time, high in the sky

On Wednesday the whole of year six from my daughter’s primary school came to visit UCL. They saw the Slade School of Fine Art, the department of Earth Sciences and finally my department, Physics & Astronomy. That’s two classes of 30 children each, and for those of you not familiar with today’s …

Physics

'Quantum Jitter' to Reveal if We Live in a Hologram

In a new experiment called the “Holometer,” scientists are trying to answer some seemingly odd questions, including whether or not we live in a …

Hyped Up: Startups Race To Bring The Hyperloop To Life

The audacious plan to build a train that travels 760 mph<p>Maybe it was the Guns N’ Roses pumping from the speakers. Or maybe it was the spell of Dubai itself, a newly minted megalopolis whose explosion from the Arabian sands screamed that the past was dead and the future had arrived. Whatever it was, …

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make | Inc.com

While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers. (His online courses "Launching a Business …

Entrepreneurship

10 do’s and don’ts of UI and UX design

User experience online is very similar to the user experience you get when going to a grocery store. You want a pleasant time without any hassle. You want to be able to navigate the store quickly, get what you need right away, head to the checkout line without a wait, and get back home.<p>You don’t …

UI Design

IBM Watson CTO: Quantum computing could advance artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude

Combining the vast processing power of quantum computers with cognitive computing systems like IBM's Watson will lead to huge advances in artificial …

The Best Way to Wake Up

<b>Ditch the Beep</b><p><b></b>Picking the most obnoxious, earsplitting sound for your wakeup call will definitely shock you out of your slumber, but you’ll feel more refreshed if you ease into the morning, says <i>Men’s Health</i> sleep advisor W. Christopher Winter, M.D.<p>Light is actually a better cue for your body to …

Giant Japanese robot will fistfight America's MegaBot

Get set for a live-action version of Transformers, as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger MegaBot. However, it'll only fight on one condition: Combat must be hand-to-hand with no guns. Kuratas has been around for three years and …

Do these eight things and you will be more creative and insightful, neuroscientists say

Tests of human intelligence show that even as IQ, the measure of our analytical thinking skills, appears to be on the rise, our more expansive, creative thinking skills may be on the wane as our hyper-busy world promotes more narrow, analytical thought. Neuroscientist John Kounios, a professor of …

Creativity

This Is Apple and Google's Next Big Battleground

For most of my 35-year technology career, fights over operating systems have dominated the landscape. First, it was MS-DOS againt the original Apple …

The College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries

At Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, the undergraduate class of 2014 did very well on the job market. Nearly three quarters of its 563 graduates are employed while 15% are in graduate school. The majority who’ve found jobs landed impressive starting salaries. Computer science majors, …

College & University

How Much Does an Experienced Programmer Use Google

I often hear beginners ask, "Is it okay if I use Google a lot?" while they nervously throw glances around the room.<p>The answer couldn't be a more …

How computers are learning to code

Computer scientists have a history of borrowing ideas from nature, such as evolution. When it comes to optimising computer programs, a very …

Getting/Making Game Music that Fits - Comparative Music Series - Atmospheric vs Ambient

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

5 E3 gems that owe their success to Kickstarter

It's impossible to not think about crowdfunding at E3 this year, between Sony's very public grandstanding for the <i>Shenmue III</i> Kickstarter, and the …

Screenshot Survey: Tridents and Turnips

Screenshot Survey: Tridents and Turnips<p>/ June 28, 2015 at 10:46 AM / Gaming, Gaming Opinions<p>Batman may be broken and recalled on PC, but at least we …

Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The</i> <i>Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

New method of quantum entanglement vastly increases how much information can be carried in a photon

A team of researchers led by UCLA electrical engineers has demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each …

Writing your first Android app - everything you need to know

There are lots of reasons why you might want to write an Android app. Maybe you have a great idea and you want to build a prototype, maybe you just want to learn to program for Android, maybe it is part of a school or college course, or maybe you are just curious. Whatever the motivation, building …

Android News

These trippy images show how Google's AI sees the world

But now, in a process Google's engineers are calling "inceptionism," these artificial intelligence networks were fed random images of landscapes and static noise.<p>What they get back sheds light on how AI perceive the world, and the possibility that computers can be creative too.<p>The AI networks …

How to design for human behaviour: 5 pro tips

Our two-volume series Interaction Design Best Practices delves into the details of the art of interaction design: how different interaction elements …

Google found a clever way to prevent tomorrow's leap second from crashing its computers

Google's leap second defence technology is set to get its first field test during Tuesday's fast-approaching 61-second minute.<p>Leap seconds are a phenomenon that scientists implemented in 1972 as a means to mitigate time anomalies resulting from earth's slowing rotation that affect high-precision …

Here’s How Google Makes Its Phones Less Laggy

Lag on touch screens is super frustrating and can make basic tasks difficult (not to mention it keeps your Candy Crush scores embarrassingly low). To keep that issue at bay, Google built a robot, aptly named TouchBot, that taps and drags its way through endless tests on its Android and Chrome OS …

Supreme Court's API ruling puts a cloud over software industry

On the last day of its term, the Supreme Court turned aside a crucial question over whether a single company can own application programming …

Where Computer Science, Engineering And Math Majors Want To Work

If 17-year-old Google is at all worried that it’s losing its mojo, it should find some new data highly reassuring. According to a survey of 19,000 students across 340 universities around the world, Google is still their top choice when asked where they’d want to work.<p>Their other top picks, in …

Computer Science