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SXSW panel opens window into dangers of facial recognition software

The biometric technology is becoming more mainstream but there is little oversight of these systems, leaving them open to misuse<p>How do you exclude children from biometric surveillance, such as facial recognition software used by police, when you need to scan their faces to identify them as children?<p>…

Surveillance

This New Phenomenon Squeezes Electrons to Speeds Physicists Didn't Even Know Were Possible

Now entering 'superballistic' mode.<p>Imagine you've got 50 people all trying to squeeze through the same doorway at the same time. That stress-filled …

Quantum Mechanics

The Higgs Boson Explained in Layman's Terms

<i>How can you explain Higgs Boson to a layman? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Now: The Physics of Time, on Quora.</b><p>In the theory …

Physics

These are the four most common personality types – which are you?

No two humans are exactly alike but researchers believe there are just a few main personality types most of us can be classified into.<p>A study on human behaviour has revealed that 90 per cent of us can be classified into just four basic personality types.<p>The different personality types, according to …

How to get the internet performance you're paying for

You’re paying a lot of money for your internet connection, whether it’s a basic 1.5-megabits-a-second package or a top-tier 100+Mbps screamer. It only takes a few minutes to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth-- and unfortunately, it's not always the case that you are.<p>If your internet feels …

Telecoms

This shadowy group is assassinating ISIS members within its borders

It almost seems inevitable.<p>With such an oppressive regime and a weakening infrastructure, the organization that touts itself as the caliphate is facing growing dissent within its civilian populace.<p>And it looks like this gap is widening, especially after the efforts of a secret group called the …

Mosul

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a …

Middle School

Success is Rarely an Elegant Affair - Follow these 10 Dirty Rules to win

Achieve your goals. Hit your targets. Nail your objectives. Success.<p>Is success elegant? Can it be governed by a formula or algorithm?<p>Not in my …

We. Think. Everyday.

20 February 2018<p>Running a website can be difficult. You must make sure that it looks professional, that it stands out, and that everything on your …

Internet

Nova Innovation hails ‘world first’ for tidal energy

Protracted UK efforts to get electricity from the bottom of the sea have moved ahead as a Scottish company said it was successfully delivering power …

Hydroelectric Power

It's Time to Imagine a Post-Police World -- Here's Why Abolishing the Police is Not a Crazy Idea

Are police necessary? Although this existential question often produces a knee-jerk ‘of course they are, who would protect us?’ a growing call for …

Here’s how much money you could make with a career in cybersecurity

For Candy Alexander, the difference between cybersecurity professionals and everyone else in the information-technology sector isn’t just a matter of …

Edward Snowden

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …

Privacy

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's The Difference?

In light of North Korea's recent claim that they tested a hydrogen bomb, here's an explainer on how these nuclear weapons work<p><b>Related on TestTube</b><b><br>Who</b> …

Is Casual Sex Hazardous to Your Mental Health?

Casual sex gets a bad rep. Although most young people have at least one hookup under their belts, many fear this is detrimental to their …

Psychology

Top 10 Life Hacks That Don't Make Your Life Better At All

If you want to improve your life, there are a lot of clever little tricks you can use called “life hacks” to fix problems. Some are great! Some are …

20 habits of unsuccessful and ineffective leaders

However, it's also worthwhile taking the time to understand what bad leaders do so that we can learn what to avoid which can be just as helpful.<p>Over my 25 years in leadership, here are some of the habits of unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that I have seen, and in some cases, their …

Self-improvement

I Hire Engineers At Google–Here’s What I Look For (And Why)

This Googler explains how tech recruiting is becoming more holistic than it used to be, and what it takes to stand out.<p>The hiring experience for engineers isn’t what it used to be–and that’s partly by design. Here at Google, we’ve intentionally broadened the number of schools where we actively …

Employment

18 bedtime habits that will jump-start your productivity

The importance of sleep is not to be refuted. It can be difficult to grab those zzz's, however, if you're feeling stressed, run-down, or overworked.<p>The 18 hacks ahead will assist you in getting a stellar night of slumber — even when it's hard. (And if you're up for it, try our workweek sleep …

Bedtime Stories