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A Wearable Chair Designed to Improve Working Conditions that Involve Manual Labor

The Chairless Chair® is a flexible wearable ergonomic sitting support designed by Sapettiand produced by the Swiss-based company noonee.<p>The main …

Ergonomics

10 jobs that pay over $100,000 with the least competition

It's no surprise that tech jobs can offer sky-high salaries. But to land a coveted job at a company like Facebook or Google, applicants have to …

Clever new method solves VR’s ‘infinite walking’ problem by tricking your brain

One of the ways that virtual reality could be made even more immersive is if users were able to fully explore enormous virtual worlds by physically …

So You're Smart, but You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Scientific Research

Here's what can happen if you don't pay taxes on bitcoin

In 2017, bitcoin went from trading at below $1,000 early in the year to a peak of over $19,000 in December, while other virtual currencies also …

The One Exercise That Will Flatten Your Stomach in 10 Minutes

Moms everywhere know the struggle of post-baby bulge, or that extra bit of flab that leaves their bellies wiggly and jiggly. It seems like all of the …

Are you being insulted by your doctors without your knowledge? You can find out here - IBTimes India

Over the years, doctors have mastered a whole new vocabulary to discreetly talk about problem patients, communicate not so positive updates or even …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

3 Cryptocurrencies That Outperformed Ethereum in 2017

One lesser-known virtual coin is up nearly 170,000% this year.<p>It may be the holiday season, but cryptocurrencies have been playing the role of St. …

Cryptocurrency

IRS Bitcoin Hunt Ramps Up, But Tax Amnesty Could Follow

Expert Blog is Cointelegraph’s new series of articles by crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and …

As the Winklevoss Twins Hit a Billion, Bitcoin's Weaknesses Become Even More Evident

Last Monday the <i>New York Post</i> reported that Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss became the world’s first Bitcoin billionaires. After winning $65 million from Mark Zuckerberg in a dispute over who came up with the idea for Facebook, the twins subsequently purchased $11 million worth of Bitcoins with their …

Taku Monitor Stand Case

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Google for Jobs adds salary stats to help you avoid cheapskate employers

Google wants to make it easier to find your ideal job. The internet giant is introducing a line of improvements to its Google for Jobs platform.<p>Among other things, the new features will offer users more detailed career postings, including salary comparison stats, improved location settings, …

How AV can open you to attacks that otherwise wouldn’t be possible

New AVGater flaw provided key ingredient for hacker to hijack computer.<p>Antivirus programs, in many cases, make us safer on the Internet. Other times, …

Information Security

The Coffee Pouring Puzzle That’s Messing With People’s Minds

Can you figure it out?<p>People have been stewing over the correct answer to a coffee-themed puzzle.<p>A Twitter user shared the logic quiz, in which coffee is poured into a network of pipes leading to four different cups, on Thursday.<p>You have to figure out which of the cups will receive coffee first:<p>The …

Coffee

3D gel stacks can grow enough stem cells to treat brain disease

Programmed stem cells promise to tackle all kinds of illnesses, but there's one catch: making them. It's hard to cultivate large numbers of them, and the need to grow them on 2D surfaces isn't very practical. That's where researchers might come to the rescue: they've developed a method of growing …

Stem Cells

Don't Be a Bitcoin Tax Evader

If you own or have sold bitcoins, you may owe one or more different taxes to the IRS.<p>As bitcoin adoption climbs, the IRS has gotten more and more …

Bitcoin

A New Futuristic Robot Lets Your Arms Lift Half a Ton

Robot Arms<p>Elon Musk recently made headlines asserting that, in order for us to both progress and survive as a species, we must merge with machines …

Microsoft Azure Gets The Managed Kubernetes Service

Microsoft has announced the availability of managed Kubernetes service for Azure customers. This brand-new service dubbed as Azure Container Service (AKS), makes it extremely easy to provision a Kubernetes cluster in the public cloud running the latest version of the open source orchestration …

DevOps

Science Has Figured Out How Long Our Vacations Should Be

A lot goes into planning a vacation. Where should you go? When can you take time off? What gets you the most bang for your buck? Should you do a lot …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Eight Things Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Probably Won’t Tell You

<i>[Note: I neither own nor have any trading position on any cryptocurrency. I was not compensated by any party to write this. The views expressed below</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Kids

Cleaning a Dirty Sponge Only Helps Its Worst Bacteria, Study Says

Stop. Drop the sponge and step away from the microwave.<p>That squishy cleaning apparatus is a microscopic universe, teeming with countless bacteria. Some people may think that microwaving a sponge kills its tiny residents, but they are only partly right. It may nuke the weak ones, but the strongest, …

Cleaning

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 25156<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

CRISPR

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

Ancient programming language COBOL can make you bank, literally

You’d think a computer programming language created in 1959 would be outdated — but you’d be incredibly wrong.<p>Most people know Java and C++, but good ol’ COBOL is still alive and kicking. In the US, around 80 percent of in-person transactions and 95 percent of ATM swipes are based on programs …

Commonwealth Bank

This Coding School Will Pay YOU to Attend

Here's what you have to do.<p>Don’t want to borrow to get the education you need to land a high-paying job? A coding bootcamp is now paying students to …

Movado's Android Wear device looks like its regular watches

Movado has revealed its first Android Wear watch at Baselworld 2017, a few weeks after it announced its first solo foray into smartwatches. The American watchmaker calls its creation Movado Connect, a timepiece with edge-to-edge, always-on display specifically designed for Wear 2.0. It will come …

Wear OS