Tarik Gill

623 Flips | 1 Magazine | 6 Likes | 4 Followers | @TGillz | Keep up with Tarik Gill on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Tarik Gill”

Researchers demonstrate how PINs and other info can be gathered through phone movement

A team of researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. has published a paper highlighting some troubling findings linking on-board sensors with privacy issues. Using data collected by mobile devices’ hardware tracking systems, the team was able to crack four digit-PINs with 70 percent accuracy …

Newcastle University

10 Tips On How to Use Wireshark to Analyze Packets in Your Network

In any packet-switched network, packets represent units of data that are transmitted between computers. It is the responsibility of network engineers …

IBM researchers have created an “impossible” molecule that could power quantum computers

Chemists hate being beaten by physicists at their own game. At IBM Research, physicist Leo Gross and his team have done just that.<p>Gross’s team made a triangular molecule that chemists have found impossible to produce by conventional chemistry. To rub it in even more, Gross and his colleagues may go …

Chemistry

Here Are Some Great Tips on How to Start a Business With No Money

Learn How to Start a Business With No Money<p>Updated April 20, 2018<p>A lot of entrepreneurs get caught up in the old cliche that you need money to make …

Astronomers Spot a Strange, Supersonic Space Cloud Screeching Through Our Galaxy

Powered by a rogue black hole.<p>While focussing on the remains of an exploded star roughly 10,000 light-years away, a team of Japanese astronomers have …

Universe

Trump's 'America First' policies are catapulting Boeing into dangerous territory

Take its 787 Dreamliner.<p>It's a flying symbol of an interconnected world economy, one with a network of global suppliers that would be hard to unravel with government policies, and a global group of customers waiting to buy the plans.<p>The Dreamliner is like the United Nations of planes:<p>Its wings and …

Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

On a wet Wednesday morning I’m reading a glossy, A3-sized health report that promises to unpack the secrets of my DNA. It informs me that I’m twice as likely to get heart disease as the average person. How cheery: I’m in my mid-30s and have so far had a reasonably clean bill of health, so seeing …

How to Make Real Money From Virtual Things

From Bitcoin to Kimoji, there's a whole new economy of intangible goods ready for your business to sell.<p>Just a decade ago, few would have guessed that virtual goods could create a real market. Then the smartphone age sparked a whole new universe of ephemeral, yet lucrative, commerce. "People have …

In-App Purchases

The startup that's an expert at predicting what you want to do next just raised $20 million

He responds with one of the his company's core values: "Provide omotenashi."<p>The Japanese philosophy of whole-hearted hospitality is one that powers both the business and the company's culture.<p>"The easiest literal translation [of omotenashi] is the ability of the host to predict what his or her …

Here’s how you use mobile phones to learn programming when you don’t have a desktop

It’s not easy for computer science students at most universities in Africa to practice and develop their programming skills. They have the ability to program, but access to desktop or laptop computers might be a problem. I experienced this first-hand while teaching programming at a Kenyan …

Mobile

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Review: Lrn is a coding app that doesn’t involve actual coding

Lrn is a mobile app for Apple devices that provides an introduction to coding. Once you’ve signed up for free, you can choose between five …

Serverless Computing: 10 Things You Need to Know

Also called function as a service, serverless computing offers some benefits for enterprises, particularly those adopting a DevOps approach.

Cloud Computing

Quiz: What CSS framework should you use?

CSS can revolutionise your web layouts, help you create animated menus, responsive layout grids and more – but it can also be a real nightmare. We’ve …

How To Save an Old Laptop By Installing This Free OS

The new and improved default OS for the Raspberry Pi isn’t just for hobbyist computer boards any longer. Thanks to an experimental version of the …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Self Control

Timekit wants to make it easy to build your own online booking system

Timekit, a Danish startup that offers a developer-friendly online booking platform, has closed $1.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Connect Ventures, with participation from a group of rather noteworthy angel investors.<p>The latter includes former Spotify CTO Andreas Ehn, Libratone …

Startups

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can’t Explain Climate Change Today

XKCD does it again.<p>One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in …

How machine learning is ushering in a new age of customer service

While machine learning itself is nothing new, the speed at which data can now be processed, analyzed and actioned has completely changed the machine-learning game. Readily affordable computing power, the quantity of data available, and algorithms we never thought we could use are now …

Shiftgig raises $20M more to connect hourly workers with open jobs

The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Now a similar kind of flexibility is finding its way into …

Startups

WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it | Tobias Boelter

Facebook denies it is deliberate loophole but Tobias Boelter sets out what the vulnerability is and why it matters<p>There was an outcry when the Guardian published my information regarding a vulnerability within WhatsApp’s implementation of end-to-end encryption, but much of the response misses the …

Soon, The Only Tech Jobs Will Be Design Or Data

The robots are coming for web programming. And coding schools will soon be obsolete. Even an engineer admits: with increasing automation, technology …

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Anti-surveillance apparel hides your face from facial recognition software

Privacy advocates have long feared the risk facial recognition technologies pose to ethical surveillance practices, but soon there might be a high-tech garment solution that can hide your face from being recognized by computers.<p>The Guardian reports Berlin-bound artist and independent researcher …

Artificial Intelligence

Master the JavaScript Interview: What is Functional Programming?

“Master the JavaScript Interview” is a series of posts designed to prepare candidates for common questions they are likely to encounter when applying …

10 Success lessons from Peter Drucker – “Father of Modern Management” for entrepreneurs

Share48<p>Tweet<p>Share443<p>+16<p>Shares 497<p>Peter Drucker, “the father of modern management,” turned management theory into a serious discipline. In a legendary …

Here's the New Dark Matter-Free Theory of Gravity

Erik Verlinde has picked a fight with Einstein -- and could win.<p>The existence of dark matter is generally accepted by the sort of scientists who care …

Dark Matter

Linksys made a gaming router with Killer networking built in

Speed is everything for gamers, so Linksys is hoping to up the game when it comes to wireless speeds. It's unveiling a new router today, under the bewildering name "WRT32X," that builds in Killer networking — a brand of wireless tech often found in high-end gaming machines that's meant to …

Wi-Fi

The Data Warehouse Has Failed, Will Cloud Computing Die Next?

There’s a trend in IT firms. CEOs and evangelists like to try and coin the next major buzz phrase with the word ‘data’ in it. There’s big data, fast data, data analytics, data provenance, time-series data and then there are data lakes, data marts and the data warehouse.<p>TechTarget defines the data …

Big Data