Sankaran

5,007 Added | 26 Magazines | 789 Likes | 128 Following | 193 Followers | @Sankaran5vct | Well, it's complicated

How massive is 'Black Panther' at the box office? A record-shattering $235 million

The King of Wakanda reigned supreme this holiday weekend as Disney's "Black Panther" proved to be a pop cultural phenomenon, shattering box office records with an estimated $235 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for the four-day holiday weekend.<p>The Marvel Entertainment release, the first …

Black Panther

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Language Learning

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

Source: Pexels photo<p>When other people wrong you and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the gut. I know that …

Self-help

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …

Amazon got bigger than Microsoft by beating it at its own game

• <b>Amazon officially passed Microsoft's market capitalization last week, and continues to outperform the market at large.</b>• <b><br>Amazon's cloud-computing business is growing three times faster than Microsoft's — and the potential market continues to expand.</b><p>When Amazon came online in 1995 selling books, …

Credit Suisse

All family and no work: Justin Trudeau's lonely 48 hours in India

<b>From the moment the Canadian PM landed in New Delhi to his latest trip to Gujarat, Justin Trudeau has faced a series of snubs from Modi govt.</b><p>Canadian …

India

APFS Bug in macOS High Sierra Can Cause Data Loss When Writing to Disk Images

Apple's APFS file system included in macOS High Sierra suffers from a disk image vulnerability that in certain circumstances can lead to data loss, according to the creator of Carbon Copy Cloner.<p>In a blog post last Thursday, software developer Mike Bombich explained that he had uncovered the data …

Operating Systems

'Black Panther' has the best Marvel supervillain ever. Yes, even better than Loki.

<b>Excited for</b> <i>Black</i> <i>Panther</i><b>?</b> <b>So</b> <b>are</b> <b>we. Which is why</b> <b>we're rolling out obsessive coverage with</b> <b>Black</b> <b>Panther</b> <b>Week</b><b>.</b><p><b>Spoilers ahead for</b> <i>Black Panther</i><b>.</b><p><i>Black Panther</i> …

Comics

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track Internet users across the web.<p>Facebook uses data it collects in this way to sell targeted advertising.<p>The social media …

Privacy

Don’t Be Fooled by Smoke and Mirrors: 12 Traits...

Let me paint a picture for you. The average member of today’s society has become immersed in technology, navigating life behind the confines of …

Psychology

Someone Made A 3D Game Engine In Microsoft Excel Using Nothing But Formulas

Why bother with Unity, Unreal or even Game Maker, when you can fire up Excel and whip up a game made up of formulas? Sure, you're spending sanity …

Microsoft Excel

India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop

Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they'll actually construct one. It's why the news coming out of India's latest announcement is such a big deal, because it includes a pledge to build a working test …

High-speed Rail

Apple Glasses: AR Revolution in the Making

<i>Don’t call it a paradigm shift unless it’s truly revolutionary to our day-to-day lives.</i><p>While we own more display screens than ever before, the …

Augmented Reality

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Aerospace

The future of phones is folding

The future of smartphones is folding. At least, that's what Samsung thinks. In its latest earnings report, the company says it "will continue its …

Mobile

Cryptmount - A Utility to Create Encrypted Filesystems in Linux

<b>Cryptmount</b> is a powerful utility which allows any user to access encrypted filesystems on-demand under GNU/Linux systems without requiring root …

Linux

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

16 Images Your Brain Won't Let You See Right No Matter How Hard You Try

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

'Time-traveller from 2030' PASSES lie detector test over whether his future predictions are true

A man who claims he is from the year 2030 - and has revealed a number of predictions for the future - has undergone a lie detector test and …

Frankfurt Motor Show

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate haggling

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Kelley Blue Book

Microsoft Visual Studio Code tool is now part of the Anaconda Python distribution

Microsoft is continuing to bang the AI drum with its developer tools, with its latest announcement that VS Code is shipping as part of the Anaconda …

Software

PlayStation 4 Downloads Full Games to Promote Sales

It Looks like PlayStation 4’s Sales Technique Is Bothering Some People<p>Easy Allies’ Daniel Bloodworth reports that the PlayStation 4 downloads full …

Gaming

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

<b>Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the development of a programmable quantum processor made with silicon.</b><p>The team used microwave energy to align two electron particles suspended in silicon, then used them to perform a set of test calculations.<p>By using silicon, the scientists hope that …

Quantum Computing

Florida teen charged with 17 murders legally bought AR-15

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Just before the shooting broke out, some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School thought they were having another fire drill.<p>Such an exercise had forced them to leave their classrooms hours earlier. So when the alarm went off Wednesday afternoon shortly before they …

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Indian character crashes iOS 11.2.5, may require full device restore (Updated)

Sending a specific Indian character in a text message can crash an iOS device’s Messages app and potentially require the device to be restored from a backup, Italy’s Mobile World reports. The bug follows last month’s device-freezing ChaiOS issue, which Apple rushed to patch in iOS 11.2.5, but has …

Viral

Nirav Modi Fled India With Family a Month Before First Complaint

Billionaire jewellery designer Nirav Modi had left the country on 1 January much before the CBI received a complaint from Punjab National Bank on 29 …

India

Solar storm could strike Earth Thursday: What you need to know

A solar storm is forecast to hit Earth early Thursday after the Sun unleashed a powerful solar flare — a burst of high-energy radiation — Sunday night.<p>NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Satellite captured a solar flare on the Sun releasing a coronal mass ejection (CME) around 8:25 p.m. ET …

Astronomy

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

A massive freshwater reservoir at the bottom of the ocean could solve Cape Town’s drought — but it’s going untapped

On May 11th — a date that has become nervously known as “Day Zero” — it’s expected that Cape Town, South Africa, a city of 4 million, will run dry in the wake of what could arguably be the most alarming and severe water shortage a modern city has ever experienced. But research suggests that a …

São Paulo