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USA creates 'do not buy' list of software from Russia and China

Australia generally follows this kind of advice.

Cybersecurity

Intel's Monster Core i9-9900K 8-core Processor Will Reach A Massive 5GHz With 4.7GHz All-Core Boost

While AMD looks set to claim the ultimate performance crown in the high-end with its 32-core 2nd Generation Threadripper processor that’s due to be released soon, Intel is aiming to dominate lower down with its first 8-core mainstream processor, which rumors claim will be called the Core i9-9900K. …

Computer Hardware

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why We Dream, And It's Probably Exactly What You'd Think

Sleep tight.<p>Dreaming is one of the strangest things that happens to us, and for as long as we have been recording history, we have been puzzling over …

Sleep

Top 20 Python AI and Machine Learning Open Source Projects

TensorFlow was originally developed by researchers and engineers working on the Google Brain Team within Google’s Machine Intelligence research …

Machine Learning

Copywriting vs. Content Writing: What Is the Difference and What Should You Be Doing for your Blog?

Free-Photos / Pixabay<p>You’ve got a blog, but are you writing the right kind of posts? According to HubSpot, 53 percent of marketers say that blogging …

Marketing

WhatsApp will drastically limit forwarding across the globe to stop the spread of fake news, following violence in India and Myanmar

The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.<p>Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes it hopes will drastically curtail the ability of users to spread fake news via its social messaging service by making it harder for people to forward …

Internet

Cia Admit To Using Modern Art 'As A Weapon'

For years there have been persistant rumours that CIA agents helped fund the rise of the America's Abstract Expressionism movement - the 50s and 60s …

Jackson Pollock

Trading cryptocurrency? Use this nifty tool to stay up to date and in the loop

Cryptocurrency trading can be a fickle mistress – and if you hang out in Telegram channels long enough you’ll see these questions asked incessantly:<p><i>When moon? Why dump? When new exchange?</i><p>Well, a new service has opened up that can help answer in real time. Coindar is primarily a web-based …

Social Media

Ditching Windows: 2 Weeks With Ubuntu Linux On The Dell XPS 13

A few weeks ago during a time-sensitive 350GB file transfer, Windows 10 rebooted without warning. When the OS restarted I was greeted with an infuriating blue screen that had become all too familiar. No, not <i>that</i> infuriating blue screen. The one that declares “Working On Updates.” It was, as they …

Linux

Researchers Tricked AI Into Doing Free Computations It Wasn't Trained to Do

Google researchers demonstrated that a neural network could be tricked into performing free computations for an attacker. They worry that this could one day be used to turn our smartphones into botnets by exposing them to images.<p>Facial recognition systems have become ruthlessly efficient at picking …

Deep Learning

Windows 7 Remastered: The Best Microsoft OS You'll Never Use

What if operating systems got the remaster treatment just like classic video games and albums? A modern reimagining of Windows 7 gives us a beautiful but bittersweet glimpse into that possibility.<p>Following the bloated disaster that was Windows Vista, Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system was a …

Microsoft is updating the Windows Notepad app for the first time in years

A surprise for Windows users<p>Microsoft is giving its Notepad app for Windows a surprising amount of new features. While the software giant hasn’t updated Notepad for years, the next Windows 10 update will include some highly requested additions. Microsoft is clearly listening to Windows 10 users who …

Software

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

Why bitcoin uses so much energy

BITCOIN has been alarming people for years because of the amount of electricity needed to mint new virtual coinage. Alex de Vries, a bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Impress Your Friends with This Fake Hollywood Hacker Terminal

In Hollywood movies, hacking always seems interesting, especially because the whole action is spiced up with fancy desktop environments/backgrounds, …

Linux

Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

The best virtual machines

If it hasn’t happened already, there will come a time when you’ll wish your computer was running a different operating system. Whether you’re a …

How to Download Absolutely Everything You Can Find on the Web

The internet is always there, vast and accessible, from wherever you happen to be—until it isn’t. Maybe you’ve got a long flight ahead of you and …

Algorithms for Everyone

Algorithms are an important part of every programmer toolbox. In fact if you are a programmer you use algorithms everyday even if you don’t notice.<p>An …

Fibonacci Hashing: The Optimization that the World Forgot (or: a Better Alternative to Integer Modulo)

I recently posted a blog post about a new hash table, and whenever I do something like that, I learn at least one new thing from my comments. In my …

Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain

Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free.<p>When Jarek Duda invented an important new compression technique called …

General AI, the "holy grail" of AI, demonstrated for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>AI’s that can learn quickly, and from very small data sets, will fundamentally change how we train AI’s, their capabilities, …

5 Useful Tools to Remember Linux Commands Forever

There are thousands of tools, utilities, and programs that come pre-installed on a Linux system. You can run them from a terminal window or virtual …

Bitmain's New Miner Is Drawing Criticism from Early Users

Mining hardware giant Bitmain has been criticized over one of its latest mining products, the AntMiner B3, with Chinese users making allegations …

A 3

A team of researchers from MIT and Harvard University has come up with a way to get 3-D printers to print objects using data sets rather than …

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?

Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?<p>It’s no secret that mining cryptocurrency—a largely automated process that uses powerful computers to find a specific hash value that verifies the next block of transactions—uses up a lot of …

Remembering When Only Barbarians Drank Milk

“Butter eater” was once a terrible insult.<p><i>This article is adapted from</i> <i>Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky</i><i>.</i><p>During a visit to conquered …

This Museum Celebrates Failure

Travel<p>Success stories are everywhere, but we rarely see the hardships along the way.<p>In 1994, American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson tried to capitalize on its cult status by launching a new product: “Legendary” cologne. Who wouldn’t want the bottled scent of sweat, leather, and exhaust on …

Sunday's Best Deals: Noise-Canceling Headphones, Robotic Vacuum, Sonicare Toothbrush, and More

Spend your Sunday with deals on Sony noise-canceling headphones, a $119 robotic vacuum, a Sonicare toothbrush, and a whole lot more.<p>Bookmark Kinja …

Windows 10 is finally getting an improved screenshot tool

Coming with the next major update<p>Microsoft is testing a new update to Windows 10 this week, which will include a new screenshot experience for the upcoming major update. While third-party apps like ShareX and Lightshot have been leading the way in taking screenshots on Windows 10, Microsoft has …

Windows 10