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Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …

80-Year-Old Grandmother Loves To Play Skyrim, Has Over 200k YouTube Subscribers

Video games are assumed to be a young person's pastime, but more and more seniors are embracing the awesomeness of video games, and soon the kiddy …

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Infographic: There's Big Money to Be Made in Asteroid Mining

There’s Big Money to Be Made in Asteroid Mining<p>If humans were ever able to get their hands on just one asteroid, it would be a game-changer.<p>That’s …

Space Exploration

Abandon Ship brings the pressure of FTL-style command to the high seas

If "FTL-meets-Sunless Sea in the golden age of sail" strikes you as a good idea (and why wouldn't it?), then you might want to direct your attention …

PC Gaming

YouTube musician illustrates the generic synth glory of ’90s video game music

If you played a lot of video games in the late ’80s and early ’90s, you’re familiar with a certain language of synthesized sound that punctuated …

Argonne researchers posit way to locally circumvent Second Law of Thermodynamics | Argonne National Laboratory

For more than a century and a half of physics, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which states that entropy always increases, has been as close to …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Tech companies are trying to fight unconscious bias in hiring by making job candidates fight coding bots

A startup in Silicon Valley is challenging conventional hiring practices in the white, male-dominated world of tech by giving coders a platform to be tested on their raw talent.<p>San Francisco-based CodeFights offers a gamified coding platform for job-seeking programmers to reach recruiters by …

Employment

MIDI interface brings tactile modularity to expressive music-making

Looking quite similar to last year's successfully crowdfunded, but yet to ship to backers, Sensel Morph, the main platform of the Joué is made of …

Four Copies of Unreleased Akira Game Discovered

<i>Akira</i> is arguably one of the greatest animated films of all time. As would be expected, several video games based on the property were produced, …

[1210.1847] Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation

High Energy Physics - Phenomenology<p>Title: Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation<p>Abstract: Observable consequences of the hypothesis …

Physics

Anki's Cozmo robot is the new, adorable face of artificial intelligence

Humanizing smart robots for the masses<p>Human beings have an uneasy relationship with robots. We’re fascinated by the prospect of intelligent machines. At the same time, we’re wary of the existential threat they pose, one emboldened by decades of Hollywood tropes. In the near-term, robots are …

‘Rigs: Mechanized Combat League’ review

Gameplay is fast, fun, and easy to understand, but with a high threshold for mastery.

How to speed up the Rust compiler | Nicholas Nethercote

Rust is a great language, and Mozilla plans to use it extensively in Firefox. However, the Rust compiler (rustc) is quite slow and compile times are …

Books Programmers Don't Really Read

Introduction to Algorithms (CLRS)<br>This book may have the most misleading title of any programming book ever published. It's widely used at many …

The End of the Age of MOSFETs? Carbon Nanotubes Finally Outperform Silicon in Transistors

For the first time ever, a material other than silicon has managed to boast the top performance specs in the field of transistors. Carbon nanotube …

Co-op Dungeon Brawler Super Dungeon Bros for X1, PS4 and PC Heads to Beta

Super Dungeon Bros Gets Beta on Steam<p>Get #Ready2Rock as Wired Productions today announced the rock-themed, co-op dungeon brawler Super Dungeon Bros …

Falsehoods programmers believe about time

Over the past couple of years I have spent a lot of time debugging other engineers’ test code. This was interesting work, occasionally frustrating …

8-Bit Nium Is a Striking Glimpse at an Irradiated Wilderness

In <i>Nium</i>, a hooded boy explores a lush forest rendered in familiar 8-bit graphics, carrying a, wait, is that a lead pipe? This is a retro-style …

Designing Chasm , a procedurally generated Metroidvania

James Petruzzi had given up game development until he had the idea for <i>Chasm</i>, a procedurally generated take on Metroidvania platformers that will be …

The 12 best space video games ever made

Most kids have wanted to go to space at some point, but becoming an astronaut is not for the weak of heart. Many of us instead end up living out our …

Trio Wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for Molecular Machines

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa won the Nobel chemistry prize Wednesday for work on molecular machines that may lead to developments like new materials, sensors and energy storage systems.<p>"This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry is about the world's smallest machines," said …

Chemistry

Worth a Watch: 5 of Your Favorite TV Shows & Movies Retold in 8-Bit Video Game Style

Nostalgia for classic video games is stronger than ever—just look at the excitement for the mini NES Classic and Mario's arrival to iPhone. So it's …

TV shows

YC grad Paperspace gets $4m seed round to disrupt virtual desktops

Paperspace founders Daniel Kobran and Dillon Erb set out to solve a hard problem, one the typical startup might shy away from. They wanted to disrupt the mature virtual desktop market dominated by giants like VMware, Citrix and Amazon. Today they got a healthy $4 million seed round to pursue the …

How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

<i>No JavaScript frameworks were created during the writing of this article.</i><p><i>The following is inspired by the article “It’s the future” from Circle CI.</i> …

Moral Machine

A platform for public participation in and discussion of the human perspective on machine-made moral decisions

See Stranger Things Reimagined as an 8-Bit Video Game

Recent sci-fi thriller series <i>Stranger Things</i> was an unapologetic homage to ‘80s pop culture, and if watching it inspired you to dig out your old …

Presence is a new novel about VR, clones, and virtual theme parks

Richard MacManus was the founder of tech blog ReadWrite and is now a full-time author. His latest book, Presence, is an exploration of VR and virtual experiences and promises thrills, excitement, and plenty of virtual weirdery. In the following excerpt, the protagonist Gats Holloway meets up with a …