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Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Artificial Intelligence May Save Us From New Breed of Cyber Threats

Kaspersky Labs this week scared the living Hell out of a lot of us with the disclosure that the Equation Group has developed one of the nastiest …

Rise of the Fembots: Why Artificial Intelligence Is Often Female

From Apple's iPhone assistant Siri to the mechanized attendants at Japan's first robot-staffed hotel, a seemingly disproportionate percentage of …

How artificial intelligence may change our lives

Benedict Cumberbatch plays computer pioneer Alan Turing in the Oscar-nominated film "The Imitation Game." The "game" he speaks of has come to be …

Artificial Intelligence

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. It's possible to reset a password by booting into Recovery Mode or from an external drive.<p>Thankfully, there two precautions you …

Information Systems

New system helps US step up defense vs biological warfare

DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah (AP) — A unique chamber designed to improve the nation's readiness against biological warfare has debuted at a U.S. Army …

Can an App Be Too Successful? Ask ‘Trivia Crack’

Mobile game has topped the charts with user-generated questions, but now players gripe of a glut<p>Sitting in church services on a Sunday morning last month, Julia Harryman noticed that her husband was playing the quiz game “Trivia Crack” on his phone.<p>“I just looked at him and smirked,” says the …

Mobile

Crocodiles Play, Too, Study Says—Why Do Animals Have Fun?

Several crocodile relatives amuse themselves by splashing water and giving each other piggyback rides, a new study says.<p>When Vladimir Dinets first heard several years ago that a Cuban crocodile at Ohio's Toledo Zoo appeared to be playing with an inflatable ball, he didn't think anything of it—at …

Animals

Facebook’s Mobile Apps Now Let You Plaster Stickers All Over Your Photos

Facebook has raised its sticker game with an update to its iOS and Android apps that allows users to decorate new photos with stickers and post them to the social network, as Engadget noted.<p>The world’s largest social network lets you use stickers with friends on its Messenger app, as comments on …

Lenovo installs adware on its computers that could let hackers steal private data

A vulnerability has been discovered in a piece of software that ships pre-loaded onto Lenovo computers that could grant hackers access to a user's secure browser data, allowing third parties to potentially collect passwords, bank details, and other sensitive information.<p>Superfish, an adware program …

Technologies join nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts in Global Challenges Foundation’s risk report<p>Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology have been named alongside nuclear war, ecological catastrophe and super-volcano eruptions as “risks that threaten human …

Artificial Intelligence

DARPA Develops Implant With “Terminator” Vision: “Plugs directly into a person’s DNA and visual cortex”

For now, the technology is in “crude” form undergoing R&D through animal testing, specifically with the neural connections of a zebrafish.<p>In the …

Why Is Lil Wayne Suing Cash Money?

Will Birdman pay Lil Wayne what he's owed? Maybe he won't, but then again... maybe he will.<p><i>Photo by Ryan Muir</i><p><i>UPDATE on February 19, 2015: Lil Wayne has broken silence on the current status of</i> Tha Carter V<i>, telling</i> Rolling Stone<i>'s Simon Vozick-Levinson: "It's super-done. Cake baked, icing on top,</i> …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Facebook's New Tool Helps Developers Debug Android Apps

Developers often struggle with quickly discovering problems in large native code bases and figuring out how to fix them, particularly when developing for Android.<p>Facebook might have a solution. Today, the company announced a new tool for debugging Android code called Stetho. Developers can use …

Articles about 5 designers’ own homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with …

Accused 'Blackshades' Mastermind Alex Yucel Pleads Guilty to Hacking

NEW YORK -- The accused mastermind behind a group called BlackShades pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to distributing malware that U.S. authorities say was used to hack into half a million computers worldwide. Alex Yucel, a 24-year-old Swede, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to …

U.S. Federal Courts

Ray wants to be the last remote control you’ll ever buy

David Skokna wants to simplify TV, one button at a time. That’s why Skokna and his team at Ray Ventures are introducing a remote control to replace …

Google pushes back on expansion of FBI hacking powers

As US law enforcement agencies look for more power over the digital realm, they're facing increasing pushback from tech companies, particularly Google's public policy arm. With a recent filing, Google pushed back against an obscure committee measure that would seek to give the FBI increased warrant …

Meet 8 Lifters That Are Shattering Stereotypes With Their Unusual Day Jobs

Just because you lift, it doesn't mean you have to be a security guard. These bodybuilders aren't just crushing it at the gym, they're crushing …

7 iOS apps for developers on the go

iOS Apps for Developers<p>Developers don't always get to choose where and when things happen. Sometimes you're on the move when things need to be …

Financial fact vs. fiction: 3 key takeaways for small businesses

There is a passion about Canadian small-business owners that comes through when they talk about the state of their own financial know-how. Nearly …

Small Business

Life Without Passwords: IDC's Latest Innovation Predictions

According to research firm IDC, the world is fast approaching the next wave of digital innovation. Much sooner than you may think, passwords will become a relic of our insecure past and bespoke products will be within the reach of anyone regardless of their tax bracket. In this VIDEO, Crawford del …

Machines are good at complex tasks, but not at activities that humans find simple. The answer is for people and computers to work together<p>What can scientists tell us about business? I had an opportunity to consider this important question when, earlier this year, I led a debate with four professors …

Artificial Intelligence

US to allow export of armed military drones

The Obama administration is amending its regulations for weapons sales to allow the export of armed military drones to friendly nations and allies.<p>The State Department said Tuesday the new policy would allow foreign governments that meet certain requirements — and pledge not to use the unmanned …

Marines Are Testing Adorable Robot Guard Balls

The few, the proud, the spherical<p>From the sea it emerges, a rolling orb-like object. One large black tire body with two side domes peeking out, GuardBot looks like a two-sided eyeball, straight out of an alien invasion movie. While the Marine Corps tests it as a possible amphibious scout, …

Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride …

Watch: 'Bigfoot' Spotted in Yellowstone National Park?

The footage purports to show four of the mythical creatures stalking a group of buffalo.<p>Our favorite lumbering ape-man, Bigfoot, has been spotted again—this time, hanging out near bison in Yellowstone National Park, according to a new video.<p>Uploaded by Youtube user Mary Greeley, and then pounced …

IBM’s Watson supercomputer learns Japanese, set for robot launch

IBM’s Watson supercomputer is learning Japanese as the tech giant attempts to extend the reach of its supercomputing technology.<p>Watson, famous for its appearance on the quiz show "Jeopardy," is at the center of an alliance between IBM and Japanese telecom heavyweight SoftBank, which was announced …

Artificial Intelligence