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California advises against keeping your phone in your pocket

The jury is still out on whether or not cellphone radiation is bad for you, but California's Department of Public Health isn't taking any chances. The agency just issued an advisory that suggests residents should take steps to limit their exposure to cellphones. The notice recommends avoiding phone …

Public Health

5 Things INTJ Personalities Need to Have in Order to Be Happy

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Introvert<p>Happiness Tips For INTJs<p>5 Things INTJ Personalities Need to Have in Order to Be Happy<p>Shares<p>There are many things INTJs …

Happiness

Get a comprehensive set of online courses in computer science for 97% off

If you thought you missed your chance to major in computer science when you opted for art history in college, there's good news after all. There are …

The Consequences of No Man's Sky: Will Players Destroy or Preserve the Universe?

No Man's Sky allows players to affect planets in ways that subsequent visitors can see. You will, however, have to alter a planet <i>a lot</i> for the changes to be saved to the game's server. Developer Hello Games has implied that you'll need to do something drastic, like perhaps full-on terraforming or …

No Man's Sky

Roleplaying at Your Fingertips With Weave

Tabletop roleplaying games have evolved from the first commercially available D&D books in 1974 to the ever changing and innovative systems that …

Lifeprint's 'Harry Potter'-like moving photos are now big enough to hang up

What if your photos could move, like they do in <i>Harry Potter</i>? With augmented reality they can.<p>Lifeprint got a head start wowing people with its …

450 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in December

Six years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world …

Computer Science

250-year-old note stashed inside backside of Jesus Christ statue

<b>Restorers of an 18th century statue of Jesus Christ in Spain have apparently found a mysterious note hidden up the Messiah’s bottom.</b><p>The handwritten …

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Does apple cider vinegar actually do anything?

An investigation into the internet’s favorite home remedy.<p>If something claims to be a miracle cure—for cancer, for overeating, for run-of-the-mill acne—you should start by assuming it isn’t. Life is hard and long and there are no easy shortcuts, especially when it comes to your health. That …

Cider

George R.R. Martin confirms Nightflyers will be a Syfy series in 2018

Here’s a first look at the series’s spaceship, and some jokey speculation about casting Game of Thrones actors<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> might be headed into its final season on HBO in 2018 or 2019, but the Syfy channel is hoping audiences will tune in for more adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s writing. On …

Google DeepMind is helping neural nets decide how they want to learn

There is no one teaching style that works perfectly for every student, and it turns out that the same can be said for neural networks, the computing …

Veteran game designer creates ‘War Room,’ the ultimate WWII tabletop game

<i>Axis & Allies</i> is a classic tabletop strategy wargame that’s sold millions of copies. For many, it was their first introduction to wargaming. Now the …

This necklace camera livestreams your life so you're not wasting it looking through your phone

As easy as it is to livestream with your smartphone, it also takes us out of the moment. Instead of seeing and experiencing events, we now watch them …

Here’s All the New Anime That Netflix Just Announced

Netflix is really going all-in on anime production.<p>Between exclusive streaming rights to the <i>Castlevania</i> anime adaptation alongside other titles like</i> …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Filmmaking

6 Ways Stephen King Can Improve Your Business Writing

The modern master of suspense has sold more than 400 million books. His advice can inspire leaders to become stronger communicators.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.”</i> …

Stephen King

Mark Zuckerberg Used This Trick to Combat Self-Doubt. You Can Too

Don't let self-doubt prevent you from reaching your goals.<p>In his recent Harvard commencement speech, Mark Zuckerberg explained how a couple years into his venture, some big companies wanted to buy Facebook. Everyone around him advised him to sell.<p>But Zuckerberg held onto his business a little …

Timbre is a totally free app for editing video and audio

Good audio and video editing tools are somewhat hard to come by on mobile — a sentiment shared by app developer Xeus. The dev was prompted to create the Timbre: Cut, Join, Convert mp3 app after failing to find a “decent” tool for doing the same in the Play Store. And what Xeus has come up with is …

Apps

A scientist named George Church has a wild idea to upend evolution — here’s what you should know about him

They're considering launching a decade-long drive to build, from scratch, all the genes that make humans human.<p>The meeting raised all sorts of ethical questions. But that's nothing new for Church. He has been stirring controversy, and excitement, in the scientific community for decades. He wants to …

Genetics

Watch an AI teach itself to drive in 'GTA V' on Twitch

While automakers are still negotiating with local and state governments to let autonomous cars test drive on open streets, one programmer has found a more accessible proving ground to teach AI how to be a motorist: Grand Theft Auto V. It's not the first time folks have used the game to train their …

Grand Theft Auto

Five Ways Elon Musk's Brain-Computer Interface Could Transform the World

In March, Elon Musk announced his gambit to merge human and machine with a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) called Neuralink. For a full report on the …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Bat chat: machine learning algorithms provide translations for bat squeaks

In a step towards understanding the origins of human speech, researchers have worked out a way to understand the meaning of bat calls<p>It turns out you don’t need to be Dr Doolittle to eavesdrop on arguments in the animal kingdom.<p>Researchers studying Egyptian fruit bats say they have found a way to …

Machine Learning

Using an app that remembers all my digital activity felt like putting my brain in a jar

It sounds appealing and then again it doesn’t<p>Atlas Recall, created by Napster co-founder Jordan Ritter, is what he calls a “juicy” idea.<p>It remembers everything you do on your computer — or on all of your computers, if that’s how you live your life — and automatically creates a searchable database …

Apps

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

AI boffins turn to StarCraft to train future neural networks

<i>StarCraft</i> could be the next battleground for AI, as researchers create an open framework that tests deep-learning methods in the real-time strategy …

10 Success lessons from Kevin O’Leary – “Mr. Wonderful” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share76<p>+11<p>Shares 89<p>Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian born entrepreneur and TV personality who rose to prominence in the business world after …

Entrepreneurship