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Waves Set To Become 'Fastest' Decentralized Blockchain Platform Globally

Waves, a global public blockchain platform founded last year that completed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in June 2016 raising over $16 million (c.30,000 bitcoin (BTC)), is implementing new technology to enable the network to process thousands of transactions per minute and become what is claimed …

Blockchain

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin: Biggest Bitcoin investment platform is a 'ponzi'

Any avid cryptocurrency enthusiast has heard about the new cool kid on the block, BitConnect – a bullish Bitcoin lending investment platform with a bludgeoning user base and a bullish market cap of over $2 billion.<p>But despite its stunning success, the company, which launched through an initial coin …

This hacker built his own iPhone using parts from Chinese electronics markets

The project took roughly two months and about $300 in parts to complete<p>Scotty Allen first got the idea to make his own iPhone over beers with fellow gadget enthusiasts. The American hacker and engineer lives part-time in Shenzhen, China, a city full of chaotic electronics markets and an …

Apple Store

This guy created a Polaroid camera that spits out moving GIFs

Sure, Polaroid cameras have been spitting out instant photos for years, but what about GIFs, those moving photos that fill up social media feeds? …

The 'Godfather of AI' on making machines clever and whether robots really will learn to kill us all?

<i>Today, the Telegraph begins a three-part series reporting from Toronto’s booming Artificial Intelligence sector where new technologies are being pioneered that will permanently change all of our lives</i><p>Deep within the inner sanctum of Google’s downtown HQ in Toronto, past the rooftop crazy golf …

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

How to get started with machine learning

Machine learning is still a pipe dream for most organizations, with Gartner estimating that fewer than 15 percent of enterprises successfully get …

Machine Learning

A history of video game console failures

The history of console gaming is littered with high-profile flops, middling also-rans and vaporware never-weres. In fact, the stories of console failures are perhaps even more compelling than the tales of those companies that crossed the finish line. Thankfully, for every Nintendo Switch, there are …

Gaming

How to preorder new Atari and Sega Genesis Flashback consoles

Looking to capitalize on the mania for remakes of classic gaming consoles such as the SNES Classic Edition and the Nintendo NES Classic Edition, AtGames has announced the launch dates for its upcoming lineup. Yes, I said lineup. AtGames will be releasing <i>four</i> Atari and Sega consoles in September. …

Retrogaming

Long Short-Term Memory Networks With Python

Thanks for your interest.<p>Sorry, I do not support third-party resellers for my books (e.g. reselling in other bookstores).<p>My books are self-published …

Machine Learning

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

George Hotz's Command.ai is back to help you automate your car

Renowned hacker George Hotz wants to give you the tools to hack your own car to put an autonomous vehicle in your garage. His new self-driving car …

Getting started with the purrr package in R

If you’re wondering what exactly the purrr package does, then this blog post is for you.<p>Before we get started, we should mention the Iteration …

Microsoft manages to cram artificial intelligence on the Raspberry Pi 3 PC board

The Raspberry Pi 3 is one of the most popular devices you can buy. For $35, this inexpensive all-in-one computer board can be used to power numerous …

Machine Learning

A Search Engine for Programming Language Syntax Is a Pretty Good Idea

Coding very often means Googling.<p>The current search engine for programming language syntax is Google. Knowing how to search for information is a key skill in knowing how to program at all. You can know all of the algorithms and a half-dozen programming languages inside-out, but you will nonetheless …

The iPhone Helped Convince Us We Need The Web All The Time, Every Day

That’s according to Brian McCullough, who runs the popular Internet History podcast, and discussed the iconic device’s impact upon its 10th anniversary.<p>The iPhone wasn’t the first so-called smartphone when it launched in 2007, but it was arguably the first to capture the popular imagination, and it …

Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. In an interesting twist, the Deeplearning.ai domain name appears to be registered to Baidu’s Sunnyvale AI research campus — …

What Makes The GIF Great

In celebration of the internet’s favorite file format, we’re taking you down the rabbit hole of GIF history.<p>Yesterday the GIF—a favorite birthday missive for many—had a birthday itself. Everyone’s favorite looping file format is now 30 years old—and in those three decades, it has managed to …

Google releases new TensorFlow Object Detection API

Google is releasing a new TensorFlow object detection API to make it easier for developers and researchers to identify objects within images. Google is trying to offer the best of simplicity and performance — the models being released today have performed well in benchmarking and have become …

This in-ear translator will hit eardrums next month

Aussie startup Lingmo is farewelling language faux pas with an earpiece that can translate eight languages, taking seconds, and it could be yours within a month.<p>Lingmo's Translate One2One earpiece translates spoken conversation across English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian …

For $500, this site promises the power to track a phone and intercept its texts

Paid access to a deeply insecure phone network<p>For years, experts have warned of vulnerabilities in the network that routes phone calls and cellular service — but those attacks may be more widespread than anyone realized. For more than a year, a Tor Hidden Service has been offering ongoing access to …

Sony Built A Craft Set For The Coding Generation

It’s hard to describe exactly what Toio is, but we like it.<p>In an era of STEM “toys” that forget toys are supposed to be fun, the weird side of Sony has showed up to save the day.<p>Toio is a new game console by Sony, but it’s not for your typical video games like the PlayStation 4. Instead, the …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Google makes Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps

Google today announced that it is making Kotlin, a statically typed programming language for the Java Virtual Machine, a first-class language for writing Android apps. Kotlin’s primary sponsor is JetBrains, the company behind tools like IntelliJ. It’s 100 percent interoperable with Java, which …

Android News

The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

Patch for severe authentication bypass bug won’t be available until next week.<p>A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was …

Information Security

The Nintendo PlayStation prototype can finally play CD-ROM games

After over a year of on-and-off tinkering, the "Nintendo PlayStation" is fully operational. The unreleased console — which was formed out of an ill-fated partnership between Nintendo and Sony in the early ‘90s — can play games both from a typical SNES cartridge and the Sony-built CD drive. In 2015 …

Big Data will open a big career with this 9-course training — for under $50

For all the intricacies and nuances of heavy data analysis, outlining what Big Data is doesn’t require much detailed explanation. If you want to be the numbers guru who knows what all the vast number sets in those giant business reports mean, then this nine-course Big Data Bundle (on sale now for …

An introduction to Firebase – the easiest way to build powerful, cloud-enabled Android apps

Google I/O 2017 is rapidly approaching and taking a look at the scheduled sessions, it’s apparent that Firebase will be featuring heavily. This is something of a clue as to how Google views Firebase. In short: it’s kind of a big deal. And Google is right to want to promote the service. Firebase is …

Apps

Why the FBI Kept a 1,400-Page File on Einstein

The world-famous physicist was outspoken against racism, nationalism, and nuclear bombs, prompting deep suspicion from J. Edgar Hoover.<p>Albert Einstein was already a world-famous physicist when the FBI started keeping a secret dossier on him in December 1932. He and his wife Elsa had just moved to …

Powerful automation tricks and hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython and more

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps