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GitHub just suffered the world’s biggest DDoS attack—and barely blinked

The site, which many developers use to store code, was knocked offline briefly this week by hackers who flooded it with fake traffic.<p><b>Terror-bytes:</b> …

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

It's happening: Google's AI is building more AIs

Put away your machine learning degrees -- artificial intelligence is now at the stage where it's ready to replicate and improve on itself, according to Google.<p>Googlers have designed AIs that are capable of "learning to learn," said CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's …

Marcus Hutchins 'Saved the U.S.' From WannaCry Cyberattack on Bedroom Computer

ILFRACOMBE, England — As a vast "ransomware" attack raced from computer to computer, infecting tens of thousands around the world, a young tech expert worked from his bedroom in England to bring the rampage to a halt.<p>But Marcus Hutchins doesn't consider himself a hero.<p>The 22-year-old credited with …

Bill Gates Advises College Graduates on Today's Most Promising Careers

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has offered the many thousands of graduates currently streaming out of U.S. colleges some career and life …

You'll want to squeeze HTC's new flagship phone, and not because it's adorable

Weird phone features are back again.<p>The last few years have seen phone makers largely dump fun little gimmicks in favor of refining the basics: …

Phones

Some oddities in the WannaCry ransomware are puzzling cybersecurity researchers

Some researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the attack, but others are more cautious, saying the first step is shedding light on even the most basic questions about the malware itself.<p>For one thing, said IBM Security's Caleb Barlow, researchers are still unsure exactly …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't riding SpaceX to Mars until Elon Musk answers this challenge

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the ever-witty astrophysicist who delivers the truth about space and science to the masses, held a Reddit AMA on Sunday, and it …

Your brain on video games | Daphne Bavelier

Google and Levi's teamed up to make a super high-tech denim jacket, and you'll be able to buy it soon

Are you ready to start wearing your digital devices on your sleeve — literally? The newest style trend is going to be more than high fashion — it’s …

Too many people make the same mistake when they start a new job, and it makes them look ridiculous

They can also be exhilarating — if you were known at your last job as the office goofball or the guy who always missed deadlines, here's your chance to make a great impression on your new coworkers.<p>But in an effort to wow the entire office, too many people wind up looking foolish instead.<p>That's …

How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence

For centuries, humans have been fretting over “technological unemployment” or the loss of jobs caused by technological change. Never has this sentiment been accentuated more than it is today, at the cusp of the next industrial revolution.<p>With developments in artificial intelligence continuing at a …

An Army general says an ally used a $3 million Patriot missile to shoot down a $200 drone

Gen. David Perkins, commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, related the incident to an audience at an Association of the US Army meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, on March 13.<p>Perkins relayed the anecdote when his remarks turned to how address threats at different levels of command.<p>"When …

A hacker reveals the most secure thing you can do to your passwords

It's very difficult to come up with and remember unique passwords for every single login. Cyber security expert Kevin Mitnick — author of the book "The Art of Invisibility"— explains why you shouldn't even try to come up with your own passwords, and what you should do instead.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On …

Information Systems

This is how Russian hackers broke into millions of Yahoo accounts without passwords, according to the FBI

You can read the announcement of the indictment here.<p>The breach involved more than 500 million stolen Yahoo accounts, representing one of the biggest hacks of all time.<p>So how did the hackers do it?<p>Essentially, the hackers managed to get hold of a secret directory that contained Yahoo usernames, …

Glitch is a new collaborative coding site from Anil Dash based around remixing apps

Glitch is a new coding website from Fog Creek Software (which built Trello and FogBugz and is led by tech entrepreneur Anil Dash) with a simple goal: to provide “a friendly community where you'll build the app of your dreams.” Originally launched in beta under the name Gomix, Glitch is primarily …

DeepMind's new algorithm adds 'memory' to AI

When DeepMind burst into prominent view in 2014 it taught its machine learning systems how to play Atari games. The system could learn to defeat the …

Artificial Intelligence

You can now pay for things with your sunglasses because what could go wrong

I wear my sunglasses at night so I can pay...<p>We know, those aren't the exact words to Corey Hart's classic ear worm, but they fit perfectly with …

This app helps immigrants instantly alert family and lawyers when they're detained

For undocumented immigrants, signaling for help during a raid or roundup now only takes the push of a virtual "panic button."<p>A new app called …

Immigration

Prioritize These Two Things and Watch Your Productivity (and Your Life) Transform

Follow these prioritization tips and watch your productivity transform.<p>Imagine this: It's 3 pm, you have a weekly team meeting in an hour, and a 6 pm deadline looming--but you've only managed to check off one item on your lengthy to-do list.<p>We've all experienced days like this; days where no matter …

Time Management

SXSW Will Feature 8K Video Virtual-Reality Motion Ride That Requires No Headset

SXSW attendees next week will be able to climb into a cockpit for a virtual flyby of major Tokyo landmarks in what’s being billed as the world’s …

Virtual Reality

15 things successful people do over holiday breaks

The holidays are almost here, which means you might be looking forward to some time off from work.<p>While this time of year might be a bit chaotic, a break from work can offer you the chance to recharge and refocus.<p>However, it's crucial that you don't squander the opportunity.<p>Business Insider spoke …

Uber is losing the ability to disregard demands from cities and states

On Wednesday, an Uber spokesperson said, California stripped the registration from the autonomous Volvos that the company had put into service in San Francisco. The trial has ended, though the company says it will find a way to "develop workable statewide rules" in California going forward. It will …

Apple might depend on a rival for the next iPhone's display

There are still a few days left in 2016, but iPhone fans have been living in 2017 for some time now.<p>Rumors of the next version of Apple's flagship …

If you feel uneasy about Amazon’s cashier-less grocery store, you’re not alone

Amazon has changed the face of online retail, and now it appears ready to bring big ideas to physical stores as well. Last week, the company introduced Amazon Go, a new store concept that uses machine learning, "computer vision," and a companion app to let you pick items of the shelves and simply …

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

It’s a super capacitor made with nano-materials, but all you need to know is–if it’s commercialized–your days of worrying about your battery might be over.<p>You can divide the world into two kinds of people. Those who manage to keep their phones charged, and those whose batteries always seem to be in …

Google Docs adds a quick citation button just in time for finals season

Because who has time to remember APA vs. MLA formats<p>The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be an emotional roller coaster for a college student: first, you get to go home, feast, see your hometown friends; then you head back to school only to realize there are still finals and papers in …

Google Docs

Millennials are different. Your talent probably isn’t

Considered as an important demographic, millennials will be the largest adult segment by the end of the current decade. That's three years from now. And not just in the West: Already nearly two thirds of Asians are millennials.<p>Millennials are entering their peak years for earnings, consumption and …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …