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Sorry, but We're Going Here: Answering NBA Midseason Questions Nobody Dares Ask

The 2015-16 NBA season's encroaching midpoint brings with it the usual unanswered questions.<p><i>Are the Golden State Warriors really the best team we've ever seen?</i><p><i>Can a healthy Cleveland Cavaliers squad put up more of a Finals fight than they did a year ago?</i><p><i>Is Russell Westbrook actually made out of a</i> …

The 14 most impressive AI scientists working at Google DeepMind

However, who actually works at Google DeepMind beyond the three cofounders is a bit of a mystery, possibly because Google doesn't want to risk shouting about them and losing its smartest staff to rivals that are also focusing on artificial intelligence, such as Facebook.<p>DeepMind's talented …

Move Over, Graphene: Borophene Could Be the Strongest Material Ever

Graphene is the best-known two-dimensional material, with its atom-thick layers proving plenty of fascinating material properties. But now a team of …

Graphene

Graphene's 'Big Mac' creates next generation of chips

The world's thinnest, strongest and most conductive material, discovered in 2004 at the University of Manchester by Professor Andre Geim and …

Facebook open sources its artificial intelligence server

Facebook today is announcing that its researchers have developed hardware for a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which can be used inside several of the company’s applications. Facebook is publishing the hardware designs for anyone to explore through the Open Compute …

The best place to work in America? Why, Airbnb

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Remember that misguided ad campaign that tried to tell San Francisco how to spend the taxes Airbnb pays to the city -- the one that Airbnb took down and apologized for?<p>It really didn't bother the employees …

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food—or so intense a range of natural beauty, from craggy mountains to verdant hills to coasts of shattering beauty. No list of "bests" or "tops" from among the thousands of possibilities could be definitive. So …

Google claims to have proven that its D-Wave machine has quantum compute capabilities

Google has just published a paper which it claims proves that its controversial D-Wave quantum computer really can tap into quantum physics to solve problems. There have previously been some questions raised about the actual capabilities of the D-Wave sold to Google, but the company now appears to …

Hardly Anyone Is Using Apple Pay

Only 20% of people who can use Apple Pay have done so.<p>Few consumers are taking advantage of Apple’s APPLE INC.<p>mobile payment service, Apple Pay, …

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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This mobile phone game is so addictive it is ruining people's lives and destroying their sleep cycles

If you don't know what "1010!" is, then click away from this story right now. This mobile phone app from Gram Games is so addictive it will ruin your life and make your friends hate you.<p>Remember what happened when you were introduced for the first time to Candy Crush Saga? Or 2048? Or Dots?<p>It's way …

What Apple employees say about the company's secretive internal corporate culture

We know it's intense.<p>But we wanted to hear what it was like from the employees themselves, and not just those picked to be at the centre of its flagship projects.<p>What is it like in the cafeteria, walking the halls? Are staff really encouraged to let their creativity flow?<p>Luckily, there is a Quora …

Why is the US killing its fintech industry?

The World Economic Forum recently reported that the fintech industry can close a $2 trillion funding gap for small businesses globally. If given the right conditions, the industry can therefore power entrepreneurship the world over. Yet the United States, home to some of the most generous and …

Want an open-source deep learning framework? Take your pick

Earlier this week, Google made a splash when it released its <b>TensorFlow</b> artificial intelligence software on GitHub under an open-source license. Google has a sizable stable of AI talent, and AI is working behind the scenes in popular products, including Gmail and Google search, so AI tools from …

Google launches open-source machine-learning system TensorFlow

Google has built and launched a new machine-learning system called TensorFlow, making it available for any developer through an online open-source library.<p>Google’s existing machine-learning infrastructure, known as DistBelief, has hitherto been used internally at Google to do things like identify …

A "Vertical Forest" Towers Above Milan's Skyline

<i>Bosco Verticale</i> (Italian for "vertical forest") is a breakthrough in sustainable architecture.<p>Although green roofs were once thought to be the future …

Architecture

This Robot Could Replace Your Mailman | CNBC

TransferWise has 450 staff but has only ever hired 12 managers — and 5 didn't last

But Kristo Käärmann, the co-founder of the international money transfer business, has revealed the company has a pretty unusual approach to management.<p>In a blog post last week, he said TransferWise doesn't like to hire managers, instead letting natural team leaders emerge.<p>Käärmann says TransferWise …

Hooks, The App That Lets You Get A Notification For Almost Anything, Lands On Android And Apple Watch

Hooks, the app that sends you push notifications triggered by things that are important to you, has a new version for Android, as well as the now almost obligatory Apple Watch app. Previously, the latest version of Hooks was iOS only.<p>Apple’s smartwatch platform seems particularly suited to a …

New tech job titles you might need to learn for 2015

Your job title says a lot about what you do. Most of us work in well-established professions. We’re accountants, doctors, lawyers, real-estate agents, and journalists. You can read a name and title on a business card or on LinkedIn and easily grasp the role. Yet, in 2015, you might be surprised to …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

The Whole Universe Surrenders

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Top 10 Berlin experiences

Berlin is a scene-stealing combo of glamour and grit, poised to mesmerise anyone keen to connect with its vibrant culture, bold architecture, global food, intense parties and easy-going vibe. Whether your tastes run to posh or punk, you can sate them in the German capital. Here are ten things to …

Clickless in Ephesus: How I Missed (What's left of) the Wonder of Wonders

I took a whole bunch of pictures at the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. Actually, I didn't know much about this spot on the Turkish coast before our cruise ship stopped at the port of Kusadasi, from which it's a half-hour bus ride to the ruins.<p>I took a whole bunch of pictures at the old …

Cruise Ships

Now, Even Artificial Intelligence Gurus Fret That AI Will Steal Our Jobs

It’s easy to find lots of people who worry that artificial intelligence will create machines so smart that they will destroy a huge swath of jobs currently done by humans. As computers and robots become more adept at everything from driving to writing, say even some technology optimists such as …

Artificial Intelligence