Luís Eduardo Brito

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It might be time to stop using antivirus

Former Firefox developer Robert O'Callahan, now a free agent and safe from the PR tentacles of his corporate overlord, says that antivirus software …

These Artificial Cells Are Not Alive - But They Just Passed The Turing Test

They're communicating with bacteria.<p>Scientists have built artificial cells that are so life-like, they've tricked natural cells into thinking they're …

Artificial Intelligence

How to (seriously) read a scientific paper

Adam Ruben’s tongue-in-cheek column about the common difficulties and frustrations of reading a scientific paper broadly resonated among <i>Science</i> …

Ver um computador identificar objetos num trailer de filme é divertido demais - Gizmodo Brasil

Se um trailer condensa um filme de duas horas em três minutos com os elementos essenciais, como seria condensar um trailer de filme? Para fazer isso, …

Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Facebook paid more than we thought for Oculus VR

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed new details about his 2014 deal to acquire the VR company Oculus during a public appearance in court on Tuesday.<p>Zuckerberg visited the Dallas courtroom to testify in the ongoing lawsuit against Oculus by video game publisher Zenimax, which claims that the …

Mark Zuckerberg

‘PCC é uma franquia que prosperou porque os governos cederam’

<b>Sputnik Brasil</b> - As sucessivas rebeliões em presídios de várias partes do país, que estão acontecendo desde primeiro de janeiro deste ano, estão …

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken

Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have needed a double-decker bus to transport the 62 people we thought owned the same as the poorest 3.6 billion on the planet. …

Economics

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

With a few minutes and a few free tools, you can resurrect nearly any aging PC with a fresh, fast, Chrome-like interface.<p>Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist …

Linux

China’s energy strategy: power and independence

What are the implications of China’s announcement last week that it will be spending $360m over the next four years to build up its renewable energy …

A próxima grande batalha da tecnologia começou sem Apple, Google e Microsoft

O próximo grande campo de batalha da tecnologia já está preparado, e Apple, Google e Microsoft estão saindo atrás da concorrência. Se a CES, a maior …

Our cities are getting smarter and you probably didn’t even notice

Imagine having to take out the trash only twice a month, or knowing what parking spots are available before arriving at your destination and swiftly paying for them via your mobile phone.<p>The term “smart cities” conjures up images of futuresque, <i>Minority Report-</i>style communities in which every car is …

Obama Administration

Portal do Consumidor

Publicado: Segunda, 09 de Fevereiro de 2015, 16h32 | Última atualização em Segunda, 09 de Fevereiro de 2015, 16h32 | Acessos: 55712<p>Caso ocorra a …

Pinturas revelam sinais de Alzheimer e Parkinson em artistas famosos

Pesquisadores da Universidade de Liverpool mostraram que é possível detectar doenças degenerativas em artistas famosos ao analisar pequenas mudanças …

Self-driving cars will exacerbate organ shortages.

Much has been said about the ways we expect our oncoming fleet of driverless cars to change the way we live—remaking us all into passengers, rewiring …

O mínimo que você precisa saber sobre Descartes para não ser um idiota

Se há um panteão dos filósofos mais influentes que já existiram, René Descartes com certeza faz parte dele. Em 1596, período em que Shakespeare …

Como convencer alguém quando os fatos falham

Por que ameaças às visões do mundo minam evidências Por Michael Shermer Publicado na Scientific American Já notou que, quando você apresenta fatos as …

14 séries e filmes da Netflix que vão desgraçar a sua cabeça

Se "Black Mirror" não foi suficiente, aqui vão mais pesadelos, perturbações e tramas muito das esquisitas.

3 Ways Bitcoin Is Promoting Freedom in Latin America

How Streaming Is Changing Music (Again)

Beyoncé made history with her album <i>Lemonade</i>, which was streamed a record 115 million times in its first week. Just one week later, Drake broke that record when his album <i>Views</i> was streamed 245 million times. The age of streaming music has arrived in full force, displacing both physical sales (e.g., …

The Most Memorable Pop-Music Moments of 2016

<b>The Return of Bad-Boy Bieber (and Post Malone)</b><p>Did anyone believe him when he said he was sorry? Bieber’s protracted public repentance must have tuckered the poor guy out, because he spent most of this year sliding back into lackadaisical petulance. He stumbled through his “Purpose” tour with the …

The 11 best video games of 2016

We struggle to recall 12 months so crowded with great video games. Indie developers, blockbuster studios, virtual reality tinkerers, and creators who defy labels: all corners of the industry contributed to one of the strangest, most varied, and best years in the medium’s short history.<p>Controversial …

O gosto na era do algoritmo

Às segundas-feiras pela manhã, os usuários do Spotify recebem uma lista personalizada de músicas que lhes permite descobrir novidades. Assim como os …

Obama’s Official Photographer Favorite Pictures in 8 Years

Pete Souza fut le photographe officiel de la Maison Blanche durant les deux mandats de Barack Obama. Le nombre de clichés qu’il a pris durant huit …

Maison-Blanche

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

Sérgio Cabral é preso pela Operação Lava Jato

O ex-governador do <b>Rio de Janeiro</b> Sérgio Cabral (PMDB) foi preso pela Polícia Federal na manhã desta quinta-feira (17) em seu apartamento, no Leblon, …

Gun control laws actually work, according to new research

Stricter firearm laws are associated with fewer firearm homicides.<p>In this week’s obvious news, laws that allow people to kill other people with guns have led to more people killing other people with guns. According to two new research papers, stricter firearm laws are associated with fewer firearm …

Guns

Hyperloop One will build the first Hyperloop system to go from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in twelve minutes

Hyperloop One and the United Arab Emirates are on the fast track to building out the first hyperloop system. Just today H1 announced it would build the first commercial hyperloop transportation system from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.<p>The journey is 99 miles (159.4 km) long and normally takes about two hours …

High-speed Rail

América Latina lamenta derrota de Hillary e destaca que agora é preciso se entender com Trump | Home Notícias | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A surpreendente vitória de Donald Trump nas eleições norte-americanas acertou em cheio a maioria dos países da América Latina, que apostavam em uma vitória da democrata Hillary Clinton para acentuar os laços comerciais e diplomáticos dos últimos anos.<p>Presidente eleito dos …

Companies expect IP theft to rise in the next year, according to a new survey from Deloitte

Intellectual property theft may not be discussed as much as data breaches that see customers’ credit card and other personally identifiable information stolen by hackers. But online theft of IP is a growing concern in tech, according to a new survey by Deloitte, Cyberattackers and Your Intellectual …

Intellectual Property