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The ultimate morning routine: Get back over 20 hours per week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working …

Time Management

Google-led Kubeflow, machine learning for Kubernetes, begins to take shape

Ever since Google created Kubernetes as an open source container orchestration tool, it has seen it blossom in ways it might never have imagined. As the project gains in popularity, we are seeing many adjunct programs develop. Today, Google announced the release of version 0.1 of the Kubeflow open …

Waymo van involved in serious collision in Arizona

A Waymo self-driving vehicle was involved in a serious accident in Chandler, Arizona earlier this afternoon. Local police said there were minor injuries from the incident after a sedan swerved into the Waymo van to avoid another collision.<p>Although Waymo has said it will be testing vehicles without …

Apple took 8 days to give me the data it had collected on me. It was eye opening.

How much does Apple know about me? The answer surprised me.<p>Following Facebook's acknowledgement that it had let a political ad targeting firm scrape the personal data of 87 million users, I rushed to see what kind of personal data the social network and Google had gathered on me. Both had more …

Privacy

Coinbase bug made it possible to reward yourself with unlimited Ethereum

You might have missed a one-off opportunity to become a cryptocurrency multi-billionaire. It appears popular exchange desk Coinbase suffered from a flaw in its Ethereum smart contract setup, which made it possible to reward yourself with a virtually infinite sum of ETH, according to newly surfaced …

Bitcoin

14 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

We all care about what others think of us and want to be liked (despite what rebellious 15-year-old you might have said). The basics of getting …

Largest prime number discovered – with more than 23m digits

At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: the largest prime number ever found.<p>Known simply as M77232917, the figure is arrived at by calculating two to the power of …

Mathematics

Diabetes Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice; Reduces Brain Plaque Buildup and Improves Memory

Tech & Science Alzheimer's Disease diabetes<p><i>Updated |</i>Promising new animal research suggests a drug originally developed to treat diabetes …

Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

Scientists have come a step closer to mimicking the natural process by which the body creates sperm from stem cells in work that could ultimately provide new treatments for infertility.<p>Speaking at the Progress Educational Trust annual conference in London this month, Azim Surani, director of …

Genetics

New DNA vaccine could lead to a one-dose universal vaccine for the flu

One of the reasons it’s so difficult to create a cure for the flu is because the virus continually shape-shifts from year to year. That means getting …

Vaccination

Microsoft says it's time to kill off the password

No matter how many times people are warned, the most popular passwords are still terrible. They make it easy for hackers to steal identities and are …

How IBM is Training Its Workforce to Think Like Designers

To win in the age of cognitive computing and cybersecurity, the venerable tech giant is betting big on design thinking. How big? It now boasts the …

Humans and robots can have babies, claims AI expert

Dr David Levy says that humans and robots will soon make babies, given the 'recent progress in stem cell research and artificial chromosomes.'<p>The …

Samsung could make this phone that 'flips' and folds

Scary 'Slaughterbots' video shows danger of autonomous killer drones

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When you're smart, you can make decisions all for yourself.<p>That could be a problem if you're a so-called smart weapon.<p>A video presented on Friday at a meeting of the Convention on Certain Conventional …

Artificial Intelligence

How Hollywood techniques and VR are changing the field of neuroscience

We’re all familiar with the CGI used in big-budget Hollywood movies. When used properly, this technology can help bring even the most fantastical of …

Virtual Reality

The Incredible Ways Heineken Uses Big Data, The Internet of Things And Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Every industry can benefit from Big Data, IoT and AI, and that includes brewers. Dutch brewer Heineken has been a worldwide brewing leader for the last 150 years, but today, as the No. 1 brewer in Europe and No. 2 in the world they are ramping up their results thanks to the use of big data and AI. …

Customer Experience

HaptX promises to make your virtual hands feel like real ones

The holy grail of VR is immersion: to truly feel like you're in a virtual world. While most modern VR headsets do a pretty good job of this, the experience isn't perfect. One problem standing in the way of true immersion are the controllers. They're OK for basic tasks like picking up objects, but …

Virtual Reality

I raced Lego drivers in VR on a real-life roller coaster

Screams of terror pierced the air as I made my way up the steps to what used to be the terrifying Project X roller coaster. Legoland Malaysia, together with Merlin Magic Making, had given it a tech makeover: It's now the ostensibly less intimidating Great Lego Race. Still, I was nervous.<p>The Great …

Virtual Reality

Stanford professor sues critics of his 100% renewables article

A Stanford professor is angry about a study that criticized his work about the feasibility of the U.S. economy completely running on renewable energy …

Everything you need to know about climate tipping points

(<i>This post was co-authored by EDF Climate Scientist</i> <i>Ilissa Ocko</i>)<p>Imagine cutting down a tree. Initially, you chop and chop … but not much seems to …

These DIY Machines Let Anyone Recycle Plastic Into New Products

Precious Plastic is giving instructions on how to build a series of simple machines that will let makers turn plastic trash into new material.<p>In a workshop in downtown Chang Mai, Thailand, designers turn plastic trash–mostly plastic bags they collect from the street–into marble-like coasters and …

Brain Scans Can Now Identify People With Suicidal Thoughts

It's a breakthrough in helping pinpoint who's most at risk.<p>Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among American adolescents, taking the lives …

Mental Health

Soon, non-biological intelligences will populate our planet

Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware – you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several …

Universal Music taps AR and VR to hype new releases

VR storytelling company Within has been experimenting with different musical collaborators. Universal Music Group artist The Chemical Brothers worked with the company to create an immersive, web VR-based visual interpretation of the duo's tune, "Under Neon Lights." Within also put together a music …

The robots of the future will hide in your garden under this pulsating silicone skin

Say goodbye to the garden gnome<p>The next generation of soft robots might be able to hide in plain sight, thanks to a newly developed, camouflaging skin that can rapidly transform from a flat silicone sheet to a 3D shape.<p>The new camouflage, described this week in the journal <i>Science</i><i>,</i> could help …

Master & Dynamic’s concrete speaker is part art piece, part room shaker

The $1,800 MA770 is modern extravagance<p>Have you ever fancied a studio-grade, connected speaker made of custom concrete? If so, Master & Dynamic has you covered: its MA770 nearfield soundstage speaker is encased in concrete, weighs 35 pounds, and comes with an equally hefty cost of $1,800. Now, …

No quick win for Uber in London over license loss

Disappointment for Uber today if it was hoping an apology and a personal visit from its new CEO would quickly reboot relations with the local transport regulator in London, which last month stripped the company of its license to operate.<p>The market is Uber’s most important in Europe, where it claims …

More robots didn't lead to layoffs: Boxed CEO

According to Boxed CEO Chieh Huang, the online wholesale retailer has seen exponential growth, recording more than $100 million in sales in 2016, up from $40,000 in sales at the end of 2013. Now, the company is implementing new robots in its warehouses.<p>“We designed them and built them ourselves and …

MicroLED explained: What is MicroLED and how it can change display technology

While OLED technology is currently enjoying its time in the spotlight, display innovators are already turning their attention to the next big technological shift – microLED. Major product companies, including Samsung, Apple, and Facebook’s Oculus, are already looking at this technology for future …

Intellectual Property