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Science Says These 3 Mindsets Can Bring You Massive Success

Does it feel like, no matter how hard you work or how much you accomplish, you never feel truly satisfied? You can fix that.<p>Sometimes, does it feel like, no matter how hard you work or how much you accomplish, you never feel truly satisfied? Do you feel like you experience mental blocks that …

Self-improvement

Don't believe the 'Pokémon Go' privacy hype

When the <i>Pokémon Go</i> obsession reached full saturation this week, privacy-concern whispers became full-blown hysterical shrieks when a researcher's blog post accused the game's maker of taking over its users' Google accounts. As it turned out, the app's iPhone permissions were just poorly …

How to stay anonymous online

Anonymity networks protect people living under repressive regimes from surveillance of their Internet use. But the recent discovery of …

MIT

Google Maps Lets You Catch Pokemon on Your Smartphone

April Fools’ Day has already arrived in Japan and as expected, Google has a deluge of jokes and Easter eggs to check out online. You can check out our constantly-updating list here.<p>One of our early favorites is the new Pokémon Challenge for Google Maps which, at long last, lets anyone with a …

New No Man's Sky Trailer Invites You to Explore Game's 18 Quintillion Planets

Sony has released a new trailer for ambitious PlayStation 4 and PC space game No Man's Sky. It's titled "Explore," and it shows off some of the 18 quintillion planets the game has to offer.<p>As you'll see, each planet appears to be unique. The game offers "limitless variety," the video says, due in …

No Man's Sky

Fallout Shelter's Huge Update Out Now, Here's What It Adds

Fallout Shelter's biggest update ever arrived today, adding things like a new quest system and combat mechanics, as well as more microtransactions.<p>Update 1.6, which was announced at E3, arrives today alongside a PC version. The PC edition started to show up yesterday; you can read this post to find …

NVIDIA releases its own VR game ‘Funhouse’ to the masses through Steam

As of this morning, NVIDIA is in the game publishing business. In its own weird, roundabout sort of way. The company has pushed its first title out to Steam, offering players seven mini-games under the Funhouse umbrella (with a total of ten planned for eventual roll out). But while the Funhouse is …

Virtual Reality

'Pokémon Go' is not enough to stop banks from telling investors to abandon Nintendo stock

Bank analysts, however, are warning investors that there is one key reason that people should abandon or be cautious about Nintendo stock: <b>It is not the company that will be making heaps off the gaming phenomenon.</b><p>Basically, Nintendo was the original creator of the Pokémon video games and holds some …

This hexagonal smartphone was designed for 'the small hands of women'

There are lots of good things in life that are hexagon-shaped. Honeycomb (from beehives), Honeycomb (the cereal), <i>Super Hexagon</i>, ASTM and ISO standard bolts, and five-eighths of the panels on a soccer ball.<p>The Keecoo K1, the first smartphone from Keecoo Mobile, hopes to join these illustrious …

Mobile Technology

Here's how to build an ultra-secure and private computer for less than $200

But it doesn't have to be.<p>If you don't want to be tracked online, or want to keep your conversations truly private, there is an all-encompassing solution called Tails.<p>And it's so good, even ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden trusts it.<p>Here's how to get Tails and set up your own secure PC.

Osama Bin Laden's son vows to avenge al-Qaida leader's death

Hamza bin Laden releases message in which he promises to continue the militant group’s fight against the US in a speech entitled ‘We Are All Osama’<p>The son of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message …

Terrorism

Pokémon Go adds $9B to Nintendo’s value, global rollout continues this week

Nintendo rode the Pokémon Go wave that enveloped countries where it’s currently available this past weekend: The company’s stock price surged, raising its total market cap to $28 billion as of close of trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today.<p>And expect that value to climb higher still: Pokémon Go …

Pokémon

An Australian Startup Creates The World's First AI-Powered Business Advisor

From face recognition to virtual personal assistants and robots, AI has seen huge advancements and unprecedented applications in the past few years – thanks to recent significant developments in algorithm-based deep learning.<p>But while it’s more common to accept that a machine could help you with a …

Artificial Intelligence

He Was a Hacker for the NSA and He Was Willing to Talk. I Was Willing to Listen.

he message arrived at night and consisted of three words: “Good evening sir!”<p>The sender was a hacker who had written a series of provocative memos at …

Surveillance

Google launches 'Project Bloks' toys to teach kids to code

Google wants to help teach kids how to code, so now it’s launching a hardware platform for kids (and curious) adults to learn the principles of code. It’s called Project Bloks.<p>There are three components to the experience.<p>The Brain Board houses a processing unit based off of Raspberry Pi Zero, both …

A scientist installed cameras around 'no trespassing' signs at a beach to see how people reacted and was pleasantly surprised

But that sort of impulse is a huge headache for people trying to protect animals that just want to be left alone. The solution may involve tapping into that itchy feeling you get at the back of your neck when you think you're being watched, suggests a paper recently published in BioOne.<p>Fort de …

Privacy invasion? Facebook is using your phone's location data to suggest friends

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic<p>Well, this sounds like potentially a pretty big deal. Facebook is using smartphone location data to recommend new friends to users, …

Privacy

Fake fingerprints: The latest tactic for protecting privacy

The Identity pad – a project to create artificial and reusable fingerprints – addresses the security and privacy risks associated with the growing …

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing<p>You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.<p>The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device …

Virtual Reality

How to access the Dark Web, where all sorts of illegal stuff goes down online

The Dark Web was created by online activists who were trying to share content using the most private methods. Without a doubt, there are a bunch of places in this bizarre grove of the web that people should avoid at all costs.<p>But it's quite easy for people to access and is also a good lesson in how …

Microsoft and Google Want to Let Artificial Intelligence Loose on Our Most Private Data

Computing <br>Microsoft and Google Want to Let Artificial Intelligence Loose on Our Most Private Data<br>New ways to use machine learning without risking …

Artificial Intelligence

State Of Anarchy Is Like Hand-Drawn Grand Theft Auto

If the original top-down Grand Theft Auto had been axed in its pre-production phase, someone had gathered its concept drawings from the cutting room …

Grand Theft Auto

The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom.<p>There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged …

Privacy

The Latest: Police arrest protesters in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):<p>9:55 p.m.<p>Seattle police say they arrested nine people during …

You can predict city gentrification through check-ins and tweets

Do you dread the thought of gentrification jacking up real estate prices (and stifling culture) in your neighborhood? In the future, you might only need to keep tabs on social networks to know when your part of town is changing -- British researchers have learned that Foursquare check-ins and …

University of Cambridge

Shortened URLs make it easy to spy on people

Security researchers have discovered that short URLs are able to be brute-forced, potentially exposing personal data to anyone motivated to look. The issue was found by Martin Georgiev and Vitaly Shmatikov after looking at the abbreviated web addresses used by companies like Google, Microsoft and …

Information Security

Google and Microsoft are making gigantic artificial brains

Computers have long been good at carrying out assigned tasks but terrible at learning things on their own.<p>Thus all the excitement around "neural …

5 Ways to Get to Know your Audience Using Google Analytics

Using Google Analytics is one of the best ways to get to know your digital audience. Here's how to utilize it best.<p>I'm often asked by entrepreneurs and executives alike what's the best way for them to better understand their digital following. Google Analytics, Google's freemium tool, is a pretty …

Google Analytics