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This Is The A-Bomb Moment For Computer Science

Physics made the atomic bomb and chemistry created nerve gas. Today, computer scientists need to confront the weaponization of their work.<p>“Computer science is a field which hasn't yet encountered consequences,” ex-Googler Yonatan Zunger wrote on Sunday. Physics made the atomic bomb, chemistry …

50,000 sites infected with cryptocurrency mining malware

The cryptocurrency mining malware epidemic is getting out of hand: nearly 50,000 sites have been surreptitiously infected with crypto-jacking scripts, according to security researcher Troy Mursch from Bad Packets Report.<p>Relying on source-code search engine PublicWWW to scan the web for pages …

Entangled Quantum Particles Can "Communicate" Through Time

In the world you know, actions have causes and effects, objects exist as one thing or another, and everything is what it is whether you observe it or …

Quantum Physics

Australian scientists move closer to world-beating quantum computer

Australian scientists, led by Australian of the year Michelle Simmons, have made a significant step in creating a world-beating, single-atom quantum computer.<p>Simmons and her Australian team announced on Wednesday they had built quantum bits, known as qubits, from single phosphorus atoms in silicon, …

Quantum Computing

8 Tech Trends to Keep Your Eye on in 2018

Five tech companies made up a whopping 37 percent of the S&P 500's total gains in 2017. How much more proof do you need than that?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly 60 years ago, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, coined "Moore's Law," a prediction that would …

Virtual Reality

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

Self-improvement

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital

Upcoming Predictions of Scientist to Watch Out For on 2017

As one year ends and another comes into life, it’s a time of both reflection and prediction. People tend to reflect on the past year – what’s gone …

Virgin Galactic

Scientists Have Built a Microbial Fuel Cell That Runs Without External Power

Microbes that poop electricity could be the next batteries.<p>For the first time, scientists have built a microbial fuel cell that produces an …

How to Keep Zika at Bay Without Using DEET

You don't have to spend all summer hiding indoors.<p>As the weather heats up this summer, the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses—think Zika, West Nile Virus, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis, and more—dominates headlines worldwide, shifting to the forefront of public consciousness in …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Disturbing new site scrapes your private Facebook and informs landlords, employers

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Euphemism is beautiful.<p>It holds within it darkness and creepiness and emits only softness and lightness.<p>For example, these words: "Unlocking big data to bring you insightful referencing."<p>This is the promise …

Don't just buy into data connectors in new BI tools

There's no shortage of data analysis tools promising easy connectivity to a range of data sources. While these technologies are promising, users need …

SEO

Startup Preps Big Data Processor

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nervana Systems is on the cusp of rolling out a microprocessor designed for big data analytics. The startup’s work is one of a …

Beyond Fitbit: The quest to develop medical-grade wearables

A new wave of wearable computing devices that detect and monitor serious diseases is moving from the laboratory to the market, potentially transforming the treatment of conditions ranging from epilepsy to diabetes and creating business opportunities estimated to be worth tens of billions of dollars.<p>…

McKinsey acquires data analytics firm QuantumBlack

<i>McKinsey has acquire QuantumBlack Visual Analytics to tap into the growing demand for data analytics. The deal will see QuantumBlack’s management</i> …

What Big Data Analytics Can Learn From The NoSQL World

<i>In this special guest feature, Ron Bennatan of jSonar provides four practical lessons on how companies can get past the “Hadoop hangover” by using</i> …

Big Data

Microsoft acquires big-data analytics vendor Metanautix

Microsoft has bought analytics firm Metanautix and plans to integrate its technology with SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.<p>Microsoft has …