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The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At $695 a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming you up over …

Graphene

The Best Project Management Apps to Get Your Life in Order

Project management apps help teams collaborate more effectively and hit their deadlines, but you can use the same apps to put some order into your …

Project Management

19 Ideas on How to Push Yourself to the Next Level

If you're not getting better, you're getting worse.<p>When it comes to success in any area of your life, continuous improvement is part of the job. And intentions are great, but it's the actions you take that decide your outcomes. Need some ideas on ways you can improve? Here are the habits 19 …

Commuting

How To Get Started In Astrophotography Landscapes

If you’ve never done it before, night photography can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! In this article I’ll discuss the gear I use and …

Landscape Photography

Explaining blockchain basics

Following my studies of blockchain, I've focused to have a deeper understanding of what is a blockchain and how it works. Of course a lot of you may …

Blockchain

A small team of student AI coders beats Google’s machine-learning code - MIT Technology Review

Students from Fast.ai, a small organization that runs free machine-learning courses online, just created an AI algorithm that outperforms code from …

Machine Learning

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Raspberry Pi and machine learning: How to get started

A guide to how to experiment with machine learning on the $35 board.<p>If you want to dabble with machine learning on the $35 Raspberry Pi you've never …

Machine Learning

People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.<p>Necrotizing fasciitis (or NF, the clinical term for flesh-eating bacteria) is an infection caused by swimming in infected water—and it’s very rare. Like, a few hundred cases a year rare. And yet, I personally know two people who just barely survived the disease. …

New Jersey

Object Detection, With TensorFlow

Getting computers to recognize objects has been a historically difficult problem in computer science, but with the rise of machine learning it is …

Machine Learning

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Quantum Computing

Mu, a new Python IDE for beginners

Mu is a very simple-to-use Python editor and IDE (integrated development environment) and this week, version 1.0 was released!New MuMu is designed to …

Microcontroller

Air-Purifying Plants So Good, Nasa Used Them in the Space Station

Plus, they’ll make your home feel like a tropical paradise.<p>You have to admit, there is something sweet and crisp in the air of a home that’s filled …

Plants

Here Are 6 Surprising Home Improvements That Will Get You the Most Bang for Your Buck When You Sell

Zillow, the website that values home properties according to local area sales, just released a report on how to add value before selling your home. …

Home Improvement

No Man’s Sky NEXT Finally Delivers the Game Everyone Wanted

Hello Games is set to release a huge <i>No Man’s Sky</i> update next week. Dubbed <i>No Man’s Sky NEXT</i>, this update will deliver a host of features fans believed …

No Man's Sky

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

This video game is turning teenagers into millionaires — and it's on track to pay out $70 million more this year

Roblox<p><b>Roblox, the video-game app that's wildly popular with younger players, is on track to pay out $70 million to its developers this year. That's</b> …

Game Development

Microsoft Teams gets a free version

Microsoft opened up the news floodgates this morning, in the kick off to its annual Inspire event in Vegas. One of the more compelling announcements of the bunch is the addition of a free version of Teams.<p>The Slack competitor has been kicking around in some form or other since late-2016, but the …

Microsoft Teams

Everything You Need To Set Up Raspberry Pi Home Automation

Raspberry Pi has for the last several years been a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. The device, which costs just $39 for the Raspberry Pi 3 and even less for older versions, is designed to let you create whatever you can dream up.<p>Raspberry Pis have been used to control computers, create game experiences, …

Raspberry Pi

How to make a Discord bot

The rise of Discord, a chat and voice program favored among gamers, has made it fairly common for Internet denizens to find themselves hanging around …

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Top Differences Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Deep Learning

<b>Artificial intelligence</b> is the future of the technological football and now some of the world’s most advanced artificial intelligence and machine …

Amazon says this business opportunity could make you up to $300K a year — here's how to get into the program

Thursday, Amazon announced a new business it says almost anyone with enough savings and a desire to be their own boss can do: staffing and operating …

Bill Gates thinks Elon Musk's AI bots working together to beat humans in Dota 2 is a 'huge milestone'

Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, is a huge fan of Elon Musk's artificial intelligence research company OpenAI.<p>Musk cofounded the non-profit in 2015 …

Google URL Inspection Tool Shows Marketers What The Search Engine Sees

Google will now allow marketers to check specific URLs on their websites to learn how Google’s search technology actually sees them.<p>The feature, made …

There’s really no reason to buy a HomePod now

At an event in San Francisco on Wednesday (June 6), the home-audio company Sonos launched an affordable, Alexa-powered TV sound bar. But a smaller announcement at the event was perhaps more interesting, and solidified the company’s argument that you really don’t need to splash out for Apple’s first …

Smart Homes

How to Make the Korean Pomegranate Drink That's Helping Women Lose a Pound a Day

You know how much Americans love the refreshing tang of lemonade? That’s how folks in Asia feel about a sweet-and-sour drink made with pomegranate …

7 Innovative Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of

Getting into a zone of flow often happens with the help of technology.<p>Getting into a zone of flow--a magical feeling of cranking out excellent work without distraction or losing momentum--often happens with the help of technology. Here are several interesting websites, apps or platforms to make …

How to make money on Instagram: a detailed guide

Brand partnerships, affiliate links, engagement and more<p>You just have to look at Zoella’s house (that bath!) to know that an influencer’s salary is not insubstantial. But how exactly can you translate all that time you spend on social media (read: literally any bus or train journey) into pounds in …

This DIY smart mirror is small, stunning and full of features

Several years ago Google X engineer Max Braun published a medium post on a smart mirror he made and now he’s back with a new version that’s smaller and smarter. This is a smart mirror I can get behind though I still find smart mirrors completely frivolous.<p>He published his project on Medium where he …