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200,000 trillion calculations per second: U.S. launches the world’s most powerful supercomputer

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Oak Ridge National Laboratory and IBM have successfully built and launched the Summit supercomputer, the world's most powerful and smartest supercomputer.<p>The powerful computer is the next step toward a national goal of developing the world's first fully capable exascale machine …

Supercomputers

To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European

We now live in a GDPR world. GDPR, in case you didn’t know, stands for the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” privacy law, which …

Privacy

FDA hits pause on one of the first US human clinical trials to use CRISPR

The CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system has inarguably revolutionized medical research, promising a future where scientists can treat a vast array of …

Genetic Engineering

AI researchers developed a privacy-filter to fight facial recognition

A team of researchers from the University of Toronto have developed an algorithm that protects images from facial recognition AI.<p><b>What it does:</b> The researchers, Parham Aarabi and Avishek Bose, developed the AI to defend photos from facial recognition, but it’s not a shield — it’s actually an attack …

Artificial Intelligence

Sprints: The secret technique to getting more done in less time

Work overload is a distraction. Many people struggle to find the willpower and energy to focus on what’s really important.<p>Starting today, reclaim …

Time Management

This Pocket-Sized PC Packs Enough Computing Power To Replace Your Computer

It’s impressive to consider how quickly computers have gone from filling rooms, capable of handling only a small number of tasks, to pocket-sized …

Windows 10

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

Magnet Implants? Welcome to the World of Medical Punk

Louis Anderson, a 16-year-old aspiring biotech entrepreneur, eats dinner with an anarchist, a world-renowned tongue splitter and at least 30 people who have implanted themselves with magnets or radio-frequency identification chips, a.k.a. RFID implants, for fun on a recent Friday night in …

Peter Thiel

Microsoft Starts To Make Serious Progress On The Intelligent Edge Vision

Azure IoT and Edge Computing announcements dominated the keynote at Microsoft Build, the annual developer conference. Microsoft is on track to deliver the promise of Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge.<p>First outlined by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, at Build 2017, Intelligent Edge is a …

Internet of Things

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Microsoft Publishes Massive 948-Page PDF With Every Windows Terminal Command You Could Ever Need

Image: byrev / Pixabay<p>If you wanted an exhaustive reference for all the command line tools and utilities available in Windows, "/h" was as good as it …

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

Finally comfy in the cloud? Get ready for another jolt: serverless computing

Just when you thought you had finally wrapped your brain around cloud computing, another revolutionary concept is on the way. “Serverless computing,” …

How to enable the new Gmail right now

Google just updated Gmail with one of its biggest redesigns in a long time. The update brings several security features like confidential mode, which allows you to add two-factor authentication and / or set expiration dates for individual emails. Phishing alerts are also now highlighted in a much …

Scientists just stored the hottest album from 1998 in literal DNA

A, T, G, and C are the 0s and 1s of living things. Unlike the code stored in silicon, data stored in DNA won’t degrade for thousands of years. And …

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Why China will win the global race for complete AI dominance

China will be the world’s dominant player in artificial intelligence by 2030. This isn’t a prediction by a researcher or academic, it’s government …

NFC is the underdog tech set to explode in the next five years

In the tantalizing world of technology today, there are endless buzzwords and acronyms for emerging tech you need to know. From AI to the ‘Uber of’ dog walking and everything in-between, maybe you think you’ve heard it all. But before you hop on the hype train and leave the station, take note — an …

Google Files Go: Everything you need to know

If you browse the Play Store, you'll come across a litany of optimization apps that claim to speed up your phone. More often than not, they're just …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Self-improvement

How to download your Google data and what you'll find

Curious to see how much a sprawling Internet company knows about your likes, history and movements? Download your Google data.<p>This is the time many of us are taking a harder look at our Facebook data, spurred by a reminder that we've allowed the social network incredible access to our preferences, …

Google Search

Google Docs: You're probably only using 10% of what this free word processor can do

There’s probably a lot you already know about Google Docs, the simple-to-use and free word processor that debuted 12 years ago this month.<p>Files are stored in the cloud, so you can access your work from anywhere in the world, on virtually any Internet-connected device, and your docs are protected …

Google

Here's what you'll be able to do with Google Assistant's six Routines

Google's been talking about its Routines feature for Google Assistant since October of last year, but it's been pretty hush-hush in regards to how …

Organiza las ventanas de Windows como un profesional

Herramientas para aprovechar el espacio en pantalla.<p>Que levante la mano quien nunca ha tenido <b>problemas al trabajar con varias ventanas</b> abiertas en …

Honeywell Smart Home Security System combines four devices into just one

It’s 2018, and everything is connected. From your ceiling fan to your cooktop, it feels as though it would be easier to make a list of appliances …

Smart Homes

Microsoft lo confirma: Meltdown y Spectre harán que tu ordenador vaya más lento

En su blog oficial, Microsoft explicó a todos sus clientes cuán notorio será, en términos de rendimiento, el impacto de las actualizaciones frente a …

Intel says chips take 6% hit from Spectre, Meltdown fixes

Intel said this week that patches to its central processing units are slowing things down by 6 percent or less on its newest chips. However, some older chips may take a bigger hit. The patches fix the Spectre and Meltdown flaws that make the chips susceptible to attacks from hackers.<p>"Based on our …

Windows 10