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This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society

Today Microsoft is releasing a new book, <i>The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society.</i> The two of us have written the foreword …

Artificial Intelligence

Want a Job in Data? Learn This.

Why mastering a 50-year-old programming language is the key to getting a data science job.SQL is old. There, I said it.I first heard about SQL in …

Databases

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding | Inc.com

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing …

Project Management
JavaScript

A Crash Course in Data Science

Executive Data Science Specialization<p>Be The Leader Your Data Team Needs. Learn to lead a data science team that generates first-rate analyses in four …

Learn React.js from Top 45 Tutorials for the past year (v.2018)

Between Jan~Dec 2017, we’ve compared nearly 18,000 React.js articles to pick the Top 45 that would help advance your web development career in …

Software Engineering

Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. While Google plans to expand this custom ML model builder under the AutoML brand to other areas, the …

Machine Learning

The Enverge is a deadly looking electric car from a company you’ve never heard of

GAC says it’s primed to enter the US market by 2019<p>You probably haven’t heard of GAC, the Chinese automaker with big designs on the US market. At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GAC is seeking to up its profile in advance of its 2019 US launch with — what else? — an …

Detroit Auto Show

Learning Python: Best free books, tutorials and videos

There's a wealth of free resources out there, including books, sites, videos, and even courses.<p>If you want to learn a programming language in 2018 …

Python Programming

How to Build an E-commerce Search UI with React and Elasticsearch

Next, we will need an Elasticsearch index to host our backend data. In this post, we will use appbase.io for doing this but you can also run your own …

JavaScript

The 25 most powerful football clubs in the world, ranked by squad value, cash, and potential

The list highlights the changing landscape of world football, as billionaire investment has led to a power shift with the top 25-ranked clubs now coming from nine different leagues/countries.<p>This is a far cry from the days when Italy, Germany, England, and Spain were regarded as big financial …

Soccer

'Metalens' breakthrough may bring a revolution in camera design

Physicists say wafer-thin device can do the job of today's bulky glass lenses.<p>Physics could soon make it possible to replace those bulky, heavy, glass lenses on cameras with wafer-thin "metalenses" — materials microscopically engineered to focus light at a fraction of the weight and size of …

Nanotech

Most Hated Video Games Of 2017 That Were Loved By Critics

They took away nearly everything that made Destiny 1 great. The end game is non existent and will take months if not years to fix. Highly …

This substance lets you 'walk on water' — here's how it works

Turns out, walking on water isn't as impossible as it might sound — as long as you have the right kind of water. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>These people are "walking on water." The substance is a mix of water and cornstarch. The mixture is two parts cornstarch to one part water. It …

Particles

Buy Ripple, Tron, NEO or XLM and you could get as rich as the early Bitcoin traders

If you were lucky enough to buy Bitcoin a few years ago, you’re probably feeling pretty pleased with yourself.<p>But what if you’re skint and hoping to …

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act …

Graphene

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Startups

AI is highly likely to destroy humans, Elon Musk warns

Elon Musk believes it’s highly likely that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a threat to people.<p>The Tesla founder is concerned that a handful of …

Best local multiplayer and couch co-op games

Grab four controllers and a good couch<p>There’s plenty of reasons why you’d want to whip out four controllers, some friends (or family) and plop down on the couch for some games. Whether its the holidays, a get together or a weekend with terrible weather, local multiplayer games are one of the best …

Indie Gaming

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

Tesla

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake …

Here’s how to play HQ Trivia, the smartphone game from a red-hot startup rumored to be worth $100 million

HQ Trivia is quickly becoming one of the most buzz-worthy gaming apps on the market: a trivia-styled, fast-paced mashup of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' and 'Jeopardy' for the internet age. On Friday, Recode reported that the company behind the app was raising $15 million at a $100 million …

Peter Thiel

PAX 2017: Pokken Tournament DX Is the Portable Pokemon Fighting Game I've Always Wanted

Fighting with Decidueye on the go.<p>As a kid, battling was always my favorite part of Pokemon. Even more than catching ‘em all, building my party and …

Pokémon

Apple said to be in search of programming chief to lead video efforts

Apple’s original content and video efforts have been described as scattered at best in earlier reports, but now it looks like the company is trying to do something about that. According to a new report from The Information, Apple is currently in the process of searching for a programming chief to …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Once you learn these 7 hard truths about life, you’ll be much stronger

Life isn’t easy. We all encounter tough times that are hard to swallow and never seem fair.<p>The truth is, life is neutral. It has no bias and simply …