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For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

Netflix May Soon Drop An Update That Could Save You Piles And Piles Of Money

Using the words “piles and piles of money” in a headline seems hyperbolic, but there’s nothing trivial about saving a few bucks. Last July’s Netflix price increase news seemed like betrayal to many, and that only came down to a few dollars too. Some of us are on the $7.99 plan because we’re not …

17 of the hottest European apps for Android

Europe may be lagging behind the American tech scene, but there's still a lot to be impressed by.<p>Sure, the US has Facebook, and Snapchat, and Twitter. But Europe has contributed some serious heavyweights to the modern app economy: Just take Sweden's Spotify. Or the British Citymapper. Or TomTom, …

Apps

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

That's the question these 15 books force readers to ask themselves as they read about computer hackers, bionic limbs, and iPads, all thought up by authors decades and sometimes centuries before the inventions were created.<p>Inspired by this infographic of seemingly precognitive sci-fi books, we've …

Credit Cards

Coding bootcamps are making computer science degrees obsolete

Coding bootcamps have been so successful that observers have wondered whether these programs are beginning to replace traditional college computer science degrees. For example, Aaron Skonnard, the CEO of Pluralsight, argues in Edtech's Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree that college degrees …

College & University

If you know Linux, Microsoft wants you

That was the message Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure, delivered at the All Things Open tech conference in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday.<p>He told the 1,700-person crowd of open source and Linux coders to "Pass your resumes up," reports ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.<p>He also showed a slide with …

Delete All of These iPhone Apps or Risk Having Your Data Stolen

Popular games like Angry Birds 2 may have been infected by suspicious malware.<p>Following a recent security breach, Apple has removed over 300 apps from the iTunes store this week after discovering that the software was collecting users' e-mail addresses and device serial numbers, MyFox Boston …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

Hortonworks CTO on Apache NiFi: What is it and why does it matter to IoT?

With its roots in NSA intelligence gathering, Apache NiFi is about to play a big role in Internet of Things apps, says Hortonworks CTO Scott …

One of the coolest Apple TV features won’t work with Netflix or HBO

The Apple TV demo we saw earlier this week was unbelievably slick. In particular, some of the Siri tricks Apple showed off were especially impressive.<p>…

Smart TV

Review: M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit' Is A Glorious Return To Form

<b>M. Night Shyamalan</b> <b></b><b>roars back to life with this deliciously creepy and funny little triumph.</b><p><b>The</b> <b></b><b>Box</b> <b></b><b>Office:</b><p><i>The Visit</i> comes courtesy of Universal/Comcast Corp. and is yet another micro-budget Blumhouse production. The film, which cost just $5 million to produce, drops Thursday night at 7:00 pm. The …

Horror

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Amazon, Facebook and Google have the same secret

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Beck Diefenbach/AP/Matt Sayles/McIek via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Our modern tech monopolies made billions and transformed the economy in different ways, but this was the base<p>Sam Wilkin<p>August 30, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Wealth Secrets of the One Percent”<p>Did Bill Gates …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Responsive Images in Practice

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.<p>Sixty-two percent of the weight of the web is images, and we’re serving more image bytes …

Web Development