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You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

Crucial iPhone source code posted in unprecedented leak (updated)

Critical, top secret Apple code for the iPhone's operating system was posted on Github, opening a new, dangerous avenue for hackers and jailbreakers to access the device, <i>Motherboard</i> reported. The code, known as "iBoot," has since been pulled, but Apple may have confirmed it was the real deal when …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Panama Papers: Over 700 Indians in ‘Paradise’ expose, govt orders probe

<b>New Delhi:</b> A fresh expose “Paradise Papers” by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has lifted the veil on the offshore …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

The world's 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations

This is one of the most anticipated and indulgent holidays you’ll ever take, so naturally expectations are high. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as champagne picnics on uninhabited islands, diving with whale sharks and staying in over-water villas with their own chef tend have long lured happy …

The creators of Pokémon Go are hiring somebody to help them fix the servers

Niantic can use the help — as the company scrambles to keep up with the continuing influx of demand, the game's servers have been unreliable since launch, and certain features flat-out aren't working.<p>At the San Diego Comic Con, Niantic CEO John Hanke announced that the company wouldn't be adding …

How Einstein Went from ‘Lazy Dog’ to Nobel Prize Winning Scientist

Funders and Founders put together this great infographic that delves into the life of Albert Einstein. Designed by Anna Vital, the information was …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

handyguide

Don’t build a mobile app (a message from the app graveyard)

A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, something called Birdly Mobile used to exist. It was a mobile app: something you could download on an App Store and use on your smartphone just by tapping on an icon.<p>The app did something really cool: You only had to take a snap of a receipt and tap a …

How to protect your startup from copycats

<i>Has your website content been stolen? Medigo’s Ieva Soblickaite and Florence Collins tells you how you can protect it.</i><p>For close to two years, we’ve been building a website that never existed before. Medigo.com, the world’s largest free-to-use platform that connects patients and doctors globally, …

ARM: Britain's most successful tech company you've never heard of

Without ARM, the iPhone and other smartphones wouldn’t work. Hardly anyone knows it – and that’s just how Cambridge’s ‘Silicon Fen’ company likes it<p>In a loose collection of offices on an underwhelming business park outside of Cambridge sits Britain’s most successful technology company, ARM. You’ve …

University of California

What, no muggles? JK Rowling fans aghast at new term for non-wizards

As first images from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit the web, Entertainment Weekly has controversially revealed that the film’s witches use term ‘no-maj’ to describe non-magical compatriots<p>It’s a word that has become so wholly co-opted into the lexicon that it even entered the Oxford …

BlackBerry Priv review: Android with a hardware keyboard is wonderful

BlackBerry has finally given in: The Canadian company has created an Android phone. Not only that, but the BlackBerry Priv is a beautiful, expensive, and powerful device.<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry. Like many fans, I have long missed having the hardware keyboard that made BlackBerry phones …

Aurous is a free and questionably legal way to stream music

Aurous is like Apple Music, Spotify, and Rdio, in that it offers a selection of songs available to stream direct from dedicated apps. But unlike Apple Music, Spotify, and Rdio, Aurous is totally free with no ads. Where those other streaming services have negotiated expensive deals with record …

Popcorn Time

Engineer builds 'working' Thor's hammer only he can lift

In Marvel comics, Thor's legendary hammer Mjolnir is famous for being able to be wielded only by the worthy. For the unworthy, i.e., literally everyone except Thor and the odd someone else from time to time (a handy loophole for writers), Mjolnir simply cannot be lifted off the ground.<p>It is this …

Magnetism

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

Earth Science

Google releases new Android Marshmallow sample apps: Direct Share, MidiSynth and MidiScope

Developers and hard core Android fans are likely keeping up with the Marshmallow sample apps Google has been releasing to the public. These applications are not really meant for consumers, as they do nothing but show how certain new features operate. They are really just dummy applications and …

Are Indian startups hiring recklessly?

Indian technology startups have been on a hiring spree lately—thanks to easy availability of funds. But, given their business models, the huge manpower they have accumulated may soonturn into a liability. In fact, several companies are already reworking their hiring policies, and some are trimming …

Startups

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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