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What Your Personality Says About Your Sex Life

Extroverts tend to have more sex than everyone else.<p>How often do you have sex? How sexually satisfied are you? Have you ever cheated? It turns out that scientists may be able to predict your answers to these and many other questions about your sex life based on a simple personality inventory. …

Psychology

How our teenage years shape our personalities

The mood swings and stress you experience as you go through puberty can shape your brain to determine the person you will become.<p>My four-year-old twins are similar in many ways – both are sociable, loving and cheeky – but a few contrasts are opening up. For instance, our son is more aware of time, …

Psychology

Seven ways to minimise the risk of having a stroke

Know the signs; early treatment prevents lasting damage<p>A stroke is the damage caused by a clot or a bleed in the brain. It is the major cause of serious long-term disability in the UK. A quarter of strokes occur in people under 65, and the damage caused ranges from minimal changes picked up on a …

High Blood Pressure

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Are Personality Traits Caused by Genes or Environment?

Psychologists often talk about personality traits, but what exactly is a trait? How do mental health professionals define this term? It is our …

The GANfather: The man who’s given machines the gift of imagination

One night in 2014, Ian Goodfellow went drinking to celebrate with a fellow doctoral student who had just graduated. At Les 3 Brasseurs (The Three …

Tip: The Truth About Eating Lots of Eggs

Researchers put participants on a diet with lots of eggs to see how their waistlines and hearts would handle it. Here are the results.<p>There've been a …

Microsoft HoloLens becomes an AR assistant for spinal surgery

Since the HoloLens was introduced, Microsoft has pitched it as both a gaming peripheral and a practical assistant in the workplace. Professionals have already started using its augmented reality tech to help out, from building engineers donning it to visualize structural blueprints or Duke surgeons …

Augmented Reality

Leaked Apple injuries report hints at AR glasses

New clues about prototype products Apple is currently testing may have just been revealed by leaked documents originating from Apple’s Cupertino campus.<p>A report on Apple compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor has reportedly leaked online today. Inside the report are over 70 …

Augmented Reality

Growth Story: How learning app Blinkist became one of Europe's fastest growing startups

<i>Growth Story is a new four-question format we’re doing about startups finding and influencing a defining metric that helped really grow their company.</i><p>This week the CEO and co-founder of Blinkist, Holger Seim, shares valuable insights into growing a subscription-based B2C service. Blinkist is a …

ARM designed an image signal processor, and that’s a big deal

If you want to show the common link between iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxy devices, and Google Pixels, you’ll find it in the underlying CPU technology that they’re all based on. ARM is the company, recently acquired by SoftBank for an immense $31 billion, quietly residing at the heart of the mobile …

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

Education Technology

Skurt has raised a $10M Series A to grow its rental car delivery service

Skurt, the Los Angeles-based rental car delivery startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Upfront Ventures (which also led a $1.3 million seed round), and included a strategic investment from BMW, as well as funding from Troy Carter’s Cross Culture Ventures, …

Automotive Industry

An augmented reality company that raised over $130 million is laying off staff worldwide

The workforce at its headquarters in Los Angeles and its Sunnyvale, California, offices were told of layoffs on Thursday and experienced the brunt of the layoffs, about 60 people, we understand. Other offices in the UK expect to hear about job cuts on Monday.<p>The company confirmed a reorganization …

Tim Cook believes that augmented reality could be as big as the smartphone

Apple knows a thing or two about not only setting, but also spotting trends. So when CEO Tim Cook sings augmented reality's praises, it may mean it's time for us to perk up and listen. In an interview with The Independent during his visit to the U.K. this week, the Apple executive likened the …

Paris airport hopes facial recognition is the answer to long lines

If you’re traveling through Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, be prepared for some invasive new biometric security measures.<p>Following terrorist attacks on the European capital, delays in airport security have doubled. Groupe ADP, who operates Paris’ airports, is testing the new software in …

Magic Leap said to be ‘doing 1,000 things badly’ after raising $1.4 billion

Magic Leap has raised an astounding $1.4 billion for its augmented reality smartglasses since 2014. But the company has run into considerable negative publicity lately, including a leaked photo that showed that the technology might be further behind than its CEO has claimed.<p>The negativity started …

Hayo brings augmented reality control to Hue lighting, Sonos, and your smart home

Controlling your smart home as been a topic of interest lately. We’ve covered various remotes, wall-mounted fixtures and more that all have a different take on letting you command your residence. What happens though when you want to turn on the lights on and your remote is in the other room? Hayo …

Kudi wants to make it easier to pay bills in places where internet access is limited

Making payments and sending money to friends and family in Nigeria can be cumbersome. Y Combinator-backed Kudi, which recently launched in Nigeria, is aiming to make it easier for people to pay bills and pay each other via messaging. At its core, Kudi is a chatbot, which lives inside Facebook …

Dogs Really Can Tell If Someone Is a Bad Person

Trust their instinct!<p>If you're a pet owner, you've probably long suspected that your furry friend is pretty insightful, and now a new study has shown just how canny that canine of yours could be.<p>Research published in the journal <i>Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews</i> has shown that dogs are capable …

Forget the ring: Lab-grown diamonds are a scientist’s best friend

At a drab office park in a Washington suburb, in an unmarked building's windowless lab, Yarden Tsach is growing diamonds.<p>Not rhinestones or cubic zirconia. Diamonds. <i>Real</i> ones. In a matter of eight weeks, inside a gas-filled chamber, he replicates a process that usually takes billions of years in …

How Artificial Intelligence Startups Struck Gold

Their founders aren't any smarter, luckier or more privileged than you or me.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever a hot new field starts to take off, you’ll inevitably hear sighs of regret by the many who wish they’d gotten into it when they had the …

Artificial Intelligence

Hope You Like Algae, Because It’s Going To Be In Everything You Eat

Easy to grow and packed with protein, these organisms may make our food system more efficient and less resource-intensive. After years of trying, food companies are poised to start an algae revolution.<p>You may have overlooked this tiny organism until now, but 2017 might very well be the year of …

Intelligent Machines are Teaching Themselves Quantum Physics

Machine learning could lead to unprecedented advances in quantum physics.<p>Last year, Google's DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol at Go, a strategy game like chess, but orders of magnitude more complicated. The win was a remarkable step forward for the field of artificial intelligence, but it got Roger …

Quantum Physics

How to quickly identify sepsis-causing bacteria – melt it down

When a patient is diagnosed with sepsis, a medical syndrome that kills more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV combined, it sets off …

Medicine

First photo of Magic Leap prototype leaks

And it looks very much like a prototype<p>Magic Leap, a secretive augmented reality startup, is not so secretive these days. An image of a prototype device was just leaked to <i>Business Insider</i>, which says the source referred to the device as "PEQ0,” a stand-in derived from an internal prototype naming …

Augmented Reality

Photo of Magic Leap AR prototype leaks out, backpack and all

In December, a report by <i>The Information</i> indicated that well-funded startup Magic Leap wasn't nearly as close to producing its vaunted augmented reality headset as demo reels had suggested. CEO Rony Abovitz responded by claiming it had completed a "PEQ (Product Equivalent) build of our target form …

Criminals beware! Google's AI can now identify faces from heavily pixellated images

Two artificial intelligence systems built by Google are able to transform a heavily pixellated, low quality, image into a clear photo or a person or …

Tipit raises $2.5 million to bring user-generated AR to all

Augmented reality glasses may be stuck in the dorky phase for the foreseeable future but smartphone-based augmented reality is only going to grow more popular moving forward.<p>Outside of Pokemon-catching, the primary augmented reality applications being used in the wild have been smart filters in …