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Turning off anxiety could be as easy as flicking on a light in your brain

<b>The optogenetics technology</b><p>Optogenetics is a burgeoning field in the life sciences that scientists are very excited about. It's a tool that combines …

Neuroscience

The Mysteries of UI Design for Video Games - Game Wisdom

UI Design is an underrated part of game development and can make or break a game if not handled correctly. For many first time designers, especially …

Testing catches up to the pace of development

In the past, testing has been an afterthought. These days, as development cycles get shorter and shorter, there has been a push to test earlier in …

What is Looking Glass? Mozilla blasted for secretly slipping mysterious Mr Robot plugin into Firefox

"How can we claim to advocate for our users while violating their consent?" a Mozilla software developer said.<p>Firefox users noticed over the weekend …

Software

An introduction to Xamarin for cross platform Android development

Xamarin is a cross platform tool for building Android and iOS apps using Visual Studio (VS). It can potentially save you vast amounts of time by allowing you to build an app with a single code base and seamlessly port it to multiple platforms without drastically increasing development time.<p>Visual …

Software Development

The Incredible Ways Heineken Uses Big Data, The Internet of Things And Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Every industry can benefit from Big Data, IoT and AI, and that includes brewers. Dutch brewer Heineken has been a worldwide brewing leader for the last 150 years, but today, as the No. 1 brewer in Europe and No. 2 in the world they are ramping up their results thanks to the use of big data and AI. …

Internet of Things

'Bit Rot' explained: Why your phone is slower than when it was new

Computers are kind of like people — as they age they tend to get a little slower and flaws are easier to see.<p>Our phones are computers shrunk down to …

Android News

Website uses neural networks to enlarge small images, and the results are pretty magical

You know how in <i>CSI</i>, the cops always try to "enhance" a shot to zoom in and read (non-existent) details in photos? It's amusing to the rest of us, but …

UI Design Resources For Color, Tools, Type, Icons, More, In One Inclusive List

Screenshot via designer lynx<p><b>Can’t decide which</b> UI design sites to follow? Why not bookmark an entire library that’s filled with tips and resources, …

Fitbit health alert: You appear to be bleeding

Sales fall, losses grow, but watch looks OKFitbit's year-on-year losses grew fivefold to $113.4m compared to a year ago, with sales of 3.6 million …

Fitbit

Cryptocurrency mining code found hidden in Google Play-listed Android apps

The spread of hidden code that hijacks computing power to mine for cryptocurrencies is spreading even further, as security researchers have …

Mindfulness Matters: how to seek treatment to achieve mental wellness

When you or a colleague is experiencing issues related to their mental wellbeing, what treatments are out there that can be sought out?<p>In this second …

4 Non-Chemical Ways to Stimulate Productivity

Many workers rely on tall cups of java and nootropic pills for brain fuel, but startups can produce better results by caring for employee well-being and time management.<p>Silicon Valley has become obsessed with milking every bit of hidden productivity it can find -- so obsessed, in fact, that many …

Our Computers Are Learning How to Code Themselves

On the Hunt for Code<p>Those of you who followed the first season of HBO’s “Westworld” know that one of the things that made an artificially intelligent …

Fake news and neurobabble: how do we critically assess what we read?

With unprecedented access to news and knowledge, how do we make judgements about what we read? Neuroscience news is a case in point<p>In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it seems as if our collective ability to critically assess information is starting to falter. We have unprecedented access …

Machine Learning is Going Mobile

<i>An emerging trend promises to bring the power of machine learning to mobile devices, opening the door to a plethora of valuable new applications.</i><p>Machine learning—the process by which computers can get better at performing tasks through exposure to data, rather than through explicit …

Machine Learning

Android Fragments Tutorial: An Introduction

This tutorial is an introduction to Android Fragments. You will learn the fundamental concepts of Android Fragments while creating an app that …

Android Development

AI’s open source model is closed, inadequate, and outdated

Artificial Intelligence is big. And getting bigger. Enterprises that have experience with machine learning are looking to graduate to Artificial Intelligence based technologies.<p>Enterprises that have yet to build a machine learning expertise are scrambling to understand and devise a machine learning …

My View on Programming Languages

I’ve been writing about programming languages for nearly three years now. Many of my articles have been quite popular. What do the readership numbers …

Applying Gaussian Naïve Bayes Classifier in Python: Part One

<b>N</b>aïve Bayes classifier is one of the most effective machine learning algorithms implemented in machine learning projects and distributed MapReduce …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

How to Get Ahead of the A.I. Curve in 2017

A leading VC shares how to stay ahead of the competition in the year ahead.<p>As part of my research on the year ahead, I embarked on a series, 20.17 Big Ideas for 2017, to ask a number of my favorite award-winning marketing experts, authors, and other thought leaders -- as well as some of Firebrand …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Have Video Game Developer Jobs Dropped 65 Percent in 3 Years?

Job openings for video game developers dropped 65 percent since 2014, according to new data from job search site Indeed. That’s despite the growing …

Karuki Wireframe Kit – User Interface Web Elements

Karuki Wireframe Kit, a well designed user interface collection with more than 200 web elements.Mahamed Elgendy is a skilled UX/UI designer with …

Graphic Design

Create your own amazing apps from scratch with the Professional Android Developer Bundle

App building may seem incomprehensible — but once you start digging into how developers actually do it, it’s not so mysterious… and you’ll even start thinking you can do it yourself. And the reality is that you can, especially with training like in this Professional Android Developer Bundle.<p>You can …

What .NET Developers ought to know to start in 2017

Many many years ago I wrote a blog post about what .NET Developers ought to know. Unfortunately what was just a list of questions was abused by …

Software Development

The Developer Perspective: Toolsets which you can use for Android app development

Android is everywhere. With the increasing potential of android, the demand for app developers has also increased manifold. In mid-2013, Android ran …

Prominent Trends for UI Design in 2016

The year is going away so fast: seems each day just melts away like a snowflake, and it's the high time to turn away and revise what deserves to be …

UI Design

How Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing the Diagnosis of Rare Diseases

Well before the family came in to the Batson Children’s Specialty Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, they knew something was wrong. Their child was born with multiple birth defects, and didn’t look like any of its kin. A couple of tests for genetic syndromes came back negative, but Omar Abdul-Rahman, …

Genetics