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Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Artificial Intelligence

What it's like to be a conscript in the Russian military

Hundreds of thousands of young Russian men are drafted into the country's military every year, a practice carried over from the Soviet Union-era and the Tsarist systems before that.<p>Russia's military is set apart by a bullying culture that's generally more extreme and widespread than in other …

Russia

The White House Is Ready For Tech To Step Up In Government

Preet Anand Contributor<p>Preet Anand is the CEO and Founder of BlueLight, a safety toolkit for the digital age.<p>It’s no secret that the tech community has historically reacted with hesitation at the thought of collaborating with the public sector, what with the red tape, bureaucratic processes, …

Startups

The Search for the God Algorithm

So far no one has discovered the Master Algorithm that can reap and sort all knowledge, but not for want of trying. A new book details the hunt for …

Machine Learning

Keeping the body ticking – Scientists discover mechanism that regulates circadian clock

Tick tock. Tick tock. A team of scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor …

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid | Inc.com

In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective leaders. Below are seven characteristics that poor leaders often …

Employment

14 horrible things that could happen if we colonize Mars

From the extreme cold to the deadly radiation, there are many traits about Mars that make it inhospitable.<p>Here are some of the main obstacles to surviving — and colonizing — the fourth rock from the sun.

Space

Listen to a 'CD' made from fool's gold, powered by a Raspberry Pi

What's music to some is noise to others. And that's perhaps most apparent with <i>Ra</i> the latest piece from the creator of an 8-bit camera gun, ::vtol::. As the artist writes in the demo's Vimeo description, the project uses a laser to scan the irregularities on the surface of a pyrite disc. The artist, …

Google employees confess all the worst things about working at Google

A job at Google.<p>It's career heaven, right? How could a gig at the biggest, most ambitious tech company on the planet possibly be bad?<p>Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for the search giant.<p>Turns out that …

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McDonald's turnaround strategy is in overdrive

The fast-food chain has added some new items — like the premium sirloin burger — while altering others, like the quarter pounder, and announced that it will soon offer breakfast all day, among other changes.<p>McDonald's is hoping that the tweaks help to revive business following seven straight …

McDonald's

Mysterious ‘Denisova’ humans possibly inhabited Siberian cave 110,000 years ago

Ancient humans found in Siberia in 2010 may have inhabited the site as early as 110,000 years ago and revisited the cave over a time span of 60,000 …

Syrian army bombards Isis positions in Palmyra

At least 26 people killed, including 12 militants, in multiple airstrikes on city a day after regime bombing of Raqqa<p>Syrian army jets have carried out at least 25 airstrikes on Islamic State positions in the city of Palmyra, activists say.<p>At least 26 people died in the bombardment on Friday, …

Middle East

The industry that froze a 23-year-old woman's head is peddling 'snake oil,' says neuroscientist

Anyone who has experienced the devastating loss of a loved one can understand the impulse to latch on to anything that might bring that person back.<p>It's that very impulse that drives some people to pay to have the brains of loved ones frozen in the hopes that someday, technology of the future will …

The Brain

Here's More Proof Earth Is in Its 6th Mass Extinction

Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.<p>Over the last century, …

'Most gay porn stars are straight and women earn WAY more money than men': Stars of adult film reveal industry secrets in controversial Reddit thread

• <b>A Reddit thread has seen insiders reveal secrets from the porn industry</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Both producers and actors have lifted the lid on the taboo subject</b>• <b><br>Producer</b> …

Palestinian fury as 'Jewish settler' arson attack kills child

<b>Palestinian officials say Israel is "fully responsible" for the death of an infant in an arson attack blamed on Jewish settlers in the West Bank.</b><p>The 18-month-old boy was killed in the night-time attack on two homes in the village of Duma. His parents and brother suffered serious injuries.<p>Slogans in …

Israel

Google rejects French global right-to-be-forgotten order, says it'd have 'chilling effects on the Web' | VentureBeat | Business

Google has rejected an order from French privacy watchdog <i>Commission nationale de l’informatique et des liberté</i> (CNIL), which included global versions of its search engine in the so-called right-to-be-forgotten program.<p>The CNIL request was an extension of the May 2014 ruling from the European Union …

After 3 weeks of using an iPhone, I'll never use Android again

About a month ago, I wrote passionately about how I had tried Android for eight months and learned it simply wasn't for me.<p>Eventually, I concluded …

The 20 hottest startup hubs in the world

While Silicon Valley may stand undefeated as the most prominent name for tech entrepreneurs and startup visionaries, other regions all over the world are worthy competitors.<p>Compass, a San Francisco-based benchmarking software company, has published a 2015 Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report that …

Startups

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10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Researchers find that Earth’s magnetic shield is much older than previously thought

Since 2010, the best estimate of the age of Earth’s magnetic field has been 3.45 billion years. But now a researcher responsible for that finding has …

Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons

More than 1,000 experts and leading robotics researchers sign open letter warning of military artificial intelligence arms race<p>Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers have signed an open letter warning of a “military artificial intelligence arms race” and …

Artificial Intelligence

Calais crisis: 'It’s easier to leave us living like this if you say we are bad people'

Migrants stuck in the camp outside Calais say politicians know nothing about them or the desperate conditions they are living in<p>On the edge of the “jungle”, just beneath the imposing security fence that separates the 3,000 people living in the Calais migrant camp from the motorway that runs to the …

North Africa

NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor

NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia constellation, near the North Star. It was first spotted with …

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking Among Over 1000 to Urge Ban on Military Robots

More than 1,000 of the leading researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have today signed and published an open letter calling for a …

And the Oscar may go to: 30 movies we've already seen which could win big

Contrary to popular belief, Oscar contenders don’t only premiere in the autumn. Keep these films on your radar as the red carpets are rolled out<p>Autumn is when studios typically unspool their serious-minded awards contenders. But with major film festivals like Sundance, Berlinale and SXSW all …

Mad Max

The Sex Is Always Hotter: The Science Of Why Men Love 'Crazy' Women

A friend of mine was madly in love with a girl who sent him an average of 97 texts and 48 FaceTime requests a day.<p>Another friend was head-over-heels …

Relationships

Kepler-452b: How long would it take humans to reach 'Earth 2' and could we live there?

NASAIf it would take 33,000 years to get there will we ever reach it?<p>The US space agency announced last Thursday that after 20 years of searching the …

Universe