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Study: Being forgetful can actually make you smarter

You can relax if remembering everything is not your strong suit. Recent research makes the case that being forgetful can be a strength — in fact, …

The Brain

Firefox has a clever workaround for Facebook users worried about privacy

Mozilla is really taking advantage of Facebook’s latest troubles. First, in a splashy PR move, the company behind the Firefox internet browser pulled its advertising from Facebook. Now it’s also offering its users a way to bypass the social network’s controversial data collection practices.<p>The …

Social Media

The Empirical Revolution in Economics: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

I have been asked to write a piece for the excellent TSEconomist, TSE student magazine. I took the opportunity to put together my ideas on where …

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

Psychology

Researchers find a new material for quantum computing

Rumors of commercial quantum computing systems have been coming hot and heavy these past few years but there are still a number of issues to work out in the technology. For example, researchers at the Moscow Institute Of Physics And Technology have begun using silicon carbine to create a system to …

Quantum Computing

IBM Bets Company On Exponential Innovation In AI, Blockchain, And Quantum Computing

Under CEO Ginni Rometty’s leadership, IBM has been undergoing its riskiest transformation since the Gerstner era. With massive bets on artificial intelligence, blockchain, and quantum computing, Big Blue is essentially using its massive inertia and deep pockets as the bluest chip in tech to drive …

Innovation

Creepy AI scans a driver's face and voice to monitor mood and distraction level

You're being watched.<p>No, not on Facebook, but in your car. Or at least you could be, with a new artificial intelligence system that tracks drivers' …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Unique Teambuilding Activities That Immediately Improve Communication And Teamwork

Take a break from daily activities and re-invest in your team's success.<p>Honest engagement. Interaction. Connection. Without these basic elements of human experience, it's almost impossible to build trust.<p>And if you can't build a basic feeling of trust, then communication suffers. Productivity lags. …

Whiteboards

IoT attacks are getting worse -- and no one's listening

If there was one theme at this year's Kaspersky conference, it was the constant reminder that many connected devices have potentially serious gaps in security.<p>There's a running joke regarding connected gadgets and the internet of things: "The 'S' in IoT stands for security."<p>And yes, I'm aware …

Internet of Things

Bose's AR glasses recommend restaurants and teach you French

Bose's glasses, fitted with speakers and mics, let you hear details about landmarks around you or learn a foreign language.<p>I've never been on this street before, and I'm not really sure where I'm going. I reflexively reach for my phone to see where I am. But then I remember I don't need it.<p>That's …

Augmented Reality

How AlphaGo Beat The Game's World Champions

Google's AlphaGo AI smashing humanity's best? Amazing stuff. Unfortunately, if you wanted to learn <i>how</i> the AI managed to play so well, the only option …

Artificial Intelligence

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.<p>The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 per cent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.<p>It means, the vast majority of a person's ability to recognise and …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Move over, lithium! Researchers create world’s first rechargeable proton battery

A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The current battery is …

Clean Energy

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

How artificial intelligence is driving sales

Every time Amazon recommends a purchase to a customer, that's artificial intelligence at work.<p>But AI, the ability of computers or robots to perform …

Dolce & Gabbana used drones to carry handbags down the runway instead of models

Because human models are so last season<p>It’s 2018, and as further proof that we’re already living in the future, what’s more fashionable than drones? Drones <i>with handbags</i><i>,</i> according to Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabanna, which sent a bunch of flying drones down its runway during the house’s …

Dolce & Gabbana

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

Japan lays groundwork for boom in robot carers

Japanese government wants to increase acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce<p>Japan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.<p>With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants …

Robotics

Forget Willpower. This Science-Backed Strategy Is Much More Powerful | Inc.com

Let's start off with the conventional wisdom. Willpower is how we break free of the past; it's how we undo bad habits and avoid temptation. You've heard this your whole life. If you're eating to much, not exercising enough, being too impulsive, not motivated enough then you just don't have enough …

Self Control

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

Science Explains Why You're More Productive When You Work Around Strangers | Inc.com

"I don't understand how you can work in coffee shops every day. That would drive me crazy."<p>I've heard that from more people than I can count since starting my own business. It's gotten to the point where instead of making my case I simple shrug and let the conversation move on.<p>I understand where …

OpenOffice

Airbnb will add VR previews of rooms and cities

Airbnb has been expanding to serve users' other needs, from partnering with WeWork to find desks for traveling customers to investing in apartment complexes for season-length rentals. But the company isn't neglecting its main rental service. Today, Airbnb announced it has plans to implement the …

Deutsche Bank’s CEO hints that half its workers could be replaced by machines

Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan, who has been planning a “big number” of job cuts at the German lender, thinks robots could replace a large chunk of its workforce. Cryan has already cut thousands of jobs as part of a five-year restructuring plan, and he hinted in a Financial Times interview (paywall) …

Deutsche Bank

Uber hasn’t recovered its business in San Francisco and New York since #deleteUber

The company’s sales have gone back up to pre-#deleteUber levels in many of its other major markets.<p>Uber has recovered from the impact of the #deleteUber campaign in certain cities better than others, new data shows.<p>Nationally, Uber’s market share declined as the first of two campaigns to boycott …

San Francisco

How I Infiltrated a Fortune 500 Company with Social Engineering

Getting into the company proved surprisingly easy during a contest. Find out how to make your company better prepared for real-world attacks.<p>I …

Google Street View

Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

Computers have changed cars at least as much as they’ve changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two are collaborating on how to apply quantum computing to solving some fundamental car-related problems, including …

Quantum Computing

Chatbots Are Getting Unsettlingly Good at Conversations

Here's how Mitsuki, A.L.I.C.E., Rose, and rate on intelligence and humanity.<p>I don’t have many fond memories from middle school. The few bright spots …

Artificial Intelligence

JP Morgan has acquired US fintech startup WePay

JP Morgan has splashed some cash on fintech, acquiring US online payments provider WePay.<p>Seven-year-old WePay, which is backed by PayPal co-founder …

Max Levchin

The Porsche Passport