Stewart Smith

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With Big Data, Companies Can Predict Your Success Before Your First Day On The Job

The need for high-performing employees, and for hiring the right candidate for the right job at the right time, has never been greater. Here’s how the talent hunt is being transformed.<p>We are not what we eat, as many people like to say–we are what we do.<p>Since the “big bang of culture” about 50,000 …

Human Resources

Quantum teleportation approaches the computer chip

Quantum teleportation is on its way to becoming routine. New work demonstrates that quantum information can teleport on demand, using for the first …

Quantum Mechanics

DARPA Wants To Build A Computer That Mimics The Human Brain

The research group wants to develop machines with the capability for higher brain function.<p>The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.<p>DARPA wants to …

Want to train your brain? Play StarCraft

A new study has found that real-time strategy gaming can increase the cognitive flexibility of the player.<p><i>(Credit: Blizzard)</i><p><b>A new study has found</b> …

Tokyo's Most Unusual Restaurants Offer More Than Food

Some restaurants you go for the food. Not these, though. You patron these because they're interesting, unique, or down right odd.<p>With the Tokyo Game …

Japan

The Five Anime of Summer 2013 You Should Be Watching

When the summer 2013 anime season started early last month, I told you a little bit about each anime and where to watch them. However, with 36 new …

Anime

50 Science Fiction/Fantasy Films That Everyone Should See

Last week, Flavorwire published a list of 50 science-fiction and fantasy novels that everyone should read – an article that prompted some great …

Steven Spielberg

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Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

Google

Java Garbage Collection Distilled

Serial, Parallel, Concurrent, CMS, G1, Young Gen, New Gen, Old Gen, Perm Gen, Eden, Tenured, Survivor Spaces, Safepoints, and the hundreds of JVM …

With no guns and no people, ‘Gone Home’ is a different kind of first-person game

When I'm alone in someone else's home, I really can't help myself: I peek in the fridge, take a look in the medicine cabinet, and if I'm feeling particularly brave maybe I'll even root around in a drawer or two. <i>Gone Home</i> is a game that takes these voyeuristic tendencies and turns them into a game …

Make love, not war: a military contractor helps build a dating app

Instead of bad guys, Hinge wants to help you find dates<p>If you Google "John Kleint," you won’t come up with much. This time last year, Kleint was working for a military defense contractor that he won’t name. "Big data analytics," he calls the job. "Projects involved analyzing a large social graph of …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

Indelible Ink: 6 Popular Fountain Pens Tested and Rated | WIRED

Fountain pens seem hopelessly geeky to the uninitiated. Why bother with an expensive, finicky pen when most of us do all of our writing on keyboards …

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