Zain Alvarez

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Goodbye, Android

I was once a fanboy, but I can’t take it anymore.<p>Last week, I was hanging out with some hackers and security experts at a conference in Brooklyn when I took out my Sony phone.<p>"Oh! The journalist uses Android. That's secure!" said one guy next to me, in a highly sarcastic tone.<p>I dismissed his …

Why Windows 10 Users May Never Use Google Again

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Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Kids

Prominent Scientist Says Consciousness Is Key to a ‘Theory of Everything’

Dr. Robert Lanza, who was selected by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people last year, believes science must recognize the …

Quantum Physics

3 Zen Principles That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Happier!)

There’s no guarantee that you’ll wake up tomorrow.<p>You may know this, but are you really living it?<p>I've spent some time ruminating on this and have …

This is what gets written about you AFTER your job interview at Google

But less attention is paid to what happens after candidates are finished explaining their step-by-step solutions on a white board or in a Google doc.<p>At most companies, interviewers may make a few notes on a candidate and perhaps fill out a form giving prospective employees a score.<p>Not at …

Employment

Stagefright: It Only Takes One Text To Hack 950 Million Android Phones

Six critical vulnerabilities have left 95 per cent of Google Android phones open to an attack delivered by a simple multimedia text, a mobile security expert warned today. In some cases, where phones parse the attack code prior to the message being opened, the exploits are silent and the user would …

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

10 beliefs highly successful people share

Incredibly successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs.<p>Here are some of those beliefs ... no. Wait. Before you comment that my point of view is shallow and materialistic, read this to see why I feel <i>this</i> is the only definition of success that matters. (Hint: success has nothing to …

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Becoming a World Class Programmer

One tensions that I’m not sure every goes away for programmers is that of “Am I learning enough?” If it does, I’d like to know <i>when</i> so I can prepare …

NBA star’s hilarious tattoo

JAMES MATTHEY news.com.au<p><b>MOST elite sportsmen and women reach the top level because they spent their time as kids outside practising rather than</b> …

Miami Heat

10 People With Great Tattoos At the 2015 San Diego Comic Con

In the world of fandom there's no more brightly colored, bolder or more permanent way to show you are forever a fan than getting a tattoo. Your …

This Girl's Heartbreaking Tattoo in Memory of Her Mom Will Make You Tear Up

Twenty-two-year old Taylor lost her mom too soon, but she's keeping her love close to her forever. Taylor's mom passed away unexpectedly in her sleep in February 2011, and Taylor decided to get a beautiful tattoo to honor her memory. It's a tattoo of a handwritten note from her mom that reads, "I …

Tattoos

15 Insanely Talented Tattoo Artists You Need To See

If you're thinking about getting some brand new ink work done or considering getting a tattoo for the first time - it's always worth doing a bit of …

United Kingdom

10 Final Paintings By Artists Who Committed Suicide

Many artists have passed away and left a final masterpiece tantalizingly unfinished. Even more interesting, albeit in a slightly morbid fashion, are …

They may live to serve, but the Minions have been ruling at the box office for quite some time. Their first movie, Despicable Me, was a surprise …

Animation

Look inside the rare Leonardo da Vinci notebook that Bill Gates paid more than $30 million for

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is known to be an avid reader, and his home library is filled with rare books selected by a professional book dealer.<p>In 1994, he purchased Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex Leicester," a manuscript that dates back to the 16th century. He paid $30.8 million for the journal at …

Upgrade Your Reading List: Top 7 Japanese novels you should read this Summer – Japan Info

Summer is here and what better way to spend your vacation than to read a good book while you relax at the beach, while you sit and travel on an …

5 of The Best Opening Lines to a Novel You'll Ever Read

You’ve got to hook your reader from the very first line, says every creative writing teacher everywhere and judging by the selection of great opening …

6 Sexy Books for Sexy Grown Ups

Once upon a time, I was a voracious reader. Recently, my book consumption has dwindled, but my love for lit hasn't and these six books are some of my sexiest favorites.<p>If you like your reading list to come with a splash of sex appeal, pick up one of these six books. From historical sex scandals to …

Book in Brief: Dinosaurs of the British Isles

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>A few months back I finally got a chance to visit one of the dinosaur museums that I had been longing to see since childhood – London’s Natural History Museum. Familiar fossil faces greeted me as I made my way through the historic halls. “Dippy” the <i>Diplodocus</i> stood at …

Dinosaurs

The Top 10 Colors for Fall 2015

Prepare for an autumnal garden party in your home and your closet.<p>The coming months may feel like a never-ending Throwback Thursday if Pantone's fall 2015 predictions prove to be true. According to the color authority, earthy neutrals (think: herby green and stormy gray) will mix with emboldened …

Here's exactly when you'll be able to buy Samsung's next giant Galaxy phone, according to a new report

The company is expected to announce its new Note phone and a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge on August 12, and both phones are set to go on sale August 21, according to Sam Mobile.<p>The Galaxy Note 5 will be the latest phone in Samsung's Note line, which it started in 2011.<p>The Note 5 is expected …

Phones

The Future Of Samsung Could Rest On A Single Vote Tomorrow

These are trying times for Samsung Electronics, the largest Korean company by market cap and one of the largest technology companies in the world. The once high-flying smartphone maker has hit several road blocks over the past two years, including greater competition from Chinese Android …

OnePlus 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Nexus 6: Will There Be A New Alpha Of Android Smartphones?

Close<p>OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone startup that launched the OnePlus One as the flagship killer of 2014, has naturally touted the OnePlus 2 as the …

What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

Africa's Richest Woman Isabel Dos Santos Withdraws Bid For Portugal Telecom

Africa’s richest woman Isabel dos Santos has reportedly withdrawn her $1.5 billion takeover bid for Portugal Telecom SGPS SA, after the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) ruled last week that she had to raise the offer price.<p>According to a report by Reuters, Terra Peregrin, an …

Elon Musk's Next Plan: Millions of Tesla Electric Cars and Factories On Three Continents

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, in Detroit to urge automakers to increase their investment in electric cars, said his company could build as many as 2 million cars by 2025, which would require factories in China, Europe and a second U.S. location, most likely on the East Coast.<p>Such production would be …