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The languages that let you say more with less

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Twitter's decision this week to test 280-character tweets is a nod to a fundamental linguistic truth: Some written languages are more concise than others.<p>The social media company's engineers noticed that …

Language

Want to Ensure Your Company's Future? Here's the Disruptive Mindset You Need to Have

What makes meaningfulness so disruptive is that it is so rare.<p>Why do we get out of bed in the first place?<p>It's a personal question, of course. But knowing what motivates your employees could make or break the success of your business.<p>It comes down to meaningfulness, which a new book by Minter Dial …

10 Ventures Young Entrepreneurs Can Start for Cheap or Free

Don't be discouraged. You can afford to leave the 9-to-5 rat race.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a young entrepreneur who's sick of the 9-to-5 rat race, you should start thinking out of the box. You need to find an idea that will allow you to start your own …

10 rules for making it as a writer, by Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and writer for The Wire, told the Hay Festival how he went from working class Boston to a life of literary acclaim<p>Dennis Lehane is the author of a dozen novels including Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island. His television credits include seasons of …

Where Is the Real 'Homegrown Terrorism' Coming From?

A New Jersey domestic terrorism threat level assessment now places black separatists in the same category as ISIS.<p>As government agencies increasingly turn their attention to “homegrown terrorism,” it’s important to note who’s being targeted and who isn’t. Reuters reported this week that President …

Black Lives Matter

February 8, 2017 - A MANIAC IS RUNNING OUR FOREIGN POLICY! (IT'S NOT TRUMP)

The court conceded that hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens were arrested in Arizona each year, that they were responsible for "a …

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Wi-Fi

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Sean Parker on tech industry's 'tricks': 'Social media feeds our narcissism'

Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage<p>Parker says it’s not up to Facebook to think about its impact on society: ‘They should try to be as successful a company as possible - I’m a big shareholder, I’d like that to be the case.’ Parker, right, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek …

Social Media

Ring Video Doorbell adds support for Kevo smart lock

Ring Video Doorbell now works with the Kevo smart lock, the company behind it has announced. Using one’s smartphone, and thanks to the new support, …

Why Does My Android Phone Have eFuses And Why Should I Care About Them?

<i>This is a guest post by Ricardo "arcee" Cerqueira who takes things apart for sport, on a quest to understand how they work. He currently works on</i> …

Android Phones

Nissan's Full Display Mirror lets racers see through solid objects

Usually, technology created for motorsport tends to trickle its way downward to regular passenger cars -- high-end carbon-ceramic brakes are an excellent example. Every so often, though, a piece of consumer technology turns out to be a great benefit for racers. That's the case with Nissan's Full …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Stingray phone surveillance tools can also record your calls

It looks like the Stingray tools law enforcement agencies have been using to track cellphones are even worse than we thought. They also have the ability to record your calls and access your text communications, according to Justice Department documents obtained by the ACLU. As Wired points out, …

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

US Army forced to borrow British helicopters amid budget cuts

Reduced American military presence in Europe forces US to borrow equipment from Nato allies<p>The US military contingent in Europe has been forced to borrow British helicopters and conduct training exercises with equipment loaned by other Nato members due to budget cutbacks.<p>America no longer has any …

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Anne crawled out of bed in her North Las Vegas house around 10 p.m. and started to get ready for her shift.<p>She pulled her chestnut hair into a bun …

Military

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

Festival Of Code Winners May Be The Startups Of The Future

Startups start with talent, and the talent, as we all know, seems to get younger every year. But it wouldn’t happen if children themselves were not introduced to the word of technology and engineering early, and shown that it can be a fun, creative environment. For the last 6 years, a pioneer of …

The First Fully 3-D Printed LEDs Are Here

And they come in orange and green<p>3-D printing has been touted as the most amazing thing to happen to manufacturing since the assembly line. The idea is that, someday, every home could be a mini-factory, downloading CAD templates online and printing off eyeglasses, coffee mugs, shoes, and whatever …