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3 Internet of Things Stocks to Buy in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for the evolution of the Internet of Things, and these three stocks deserve the attention of investors looking to …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

How to Protect Yourself from the NSA If You Use 1024-bit DH Encryption

In a post on Wednesday, researchers Alex Halderman and Nadia Heninger presented compelling research suggesting that the NSA has developed the …

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Should you book your summer 2016 holiday now?

Yesterday Thomson - Britain’s biggest tour operator - launched its summer holiday programme for 2016. Yes. 2016. So, if you feel so inclined, you can book your holiday for next summer, before this year’s summer holidays have even started.<p>There was lots of other news too - more long-haul flights …

An Introduction to Animation in Web Design

Animation is not just for cartoons anymore. From full-screen moving images to small hover effects, touches of animation are popping up everywhere. …

Why do AAA devs often hate their jobs? Watch this video.

If you're a AAA-game developer at a big studio with a publisher and a big marketing budget, this video is probably enough to give you cold chills, or at least a knowing nod.<p>This is what it looks like when people who don't understand game development begin asking for things they assume are …

Mobius Final Fantasy was 'a little too sexy,' watch the redesigned mobile RPG

<i>Mobius Final Fantasy</i> is headed to Japanese mobile devices this spring, but with a bit less exposed skin than developer Square Enix originally planned.<p>About 29 minutes into a recent Japanese language presentation about the role-playing game, the developers discussed the protagonist, Wal, and how …

1.5. Why Study Data Structures and Abstract Data Types? — Problem Solving with Algorithms and Data Structures

1.5. Why Study Data Structures and Abstract Data Types?¶<p>To manage the complexity of problems and the problem-solving process, computer scientists use …

Computer Science

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Retro RPG Menu Doormat

I think what I would do if I had this RPG command doormat is carry it around to other people's front doorsteps with me instead of installing it on my …

Cross Browser Debugging integrated into Visual Studio with BrowserStack

January 31, '13 Comments [18] Posted in ASP.NET | VS2012<p>Sponsored By<p>TL;DR - Too Long Didn't Read Version<p><b>BrowserStack Integrated into Visual …

The Pinocchio Problem

I only permit myself about 4 hours a month for blogging. That's been my rough budget for the past year or so. Normally I have all sorts of topics I'd …

Why some of tech’s greatest minds are still missing the Internet of Things picture

I did not attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago, but I eagerly read about the prototypes for new consumer gadgets and services that debuted there. From all accounts, the Internet of Things was a major theme of the show. Yet, to my dismay, the coverage I saw coming out of the …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

What Is It Like To Work As A Programmer For Riot?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is it like to work as a programmer for a company like Blizzard or Riot?</i><p><i>Answer by Michael Shao, software engineer, gamer, nerd, on Quora</i><p>I was a “Software Engineering Intern” for Riot Games this past summer (May to August 2014), so hopefully my post …

FORBES Best Video Games Of 2014

Video games are as diverse an entertainment medium as any I can think of. In 2014, competitive collectible card games that you can play on your tablet competed against racing games with classic Nintendo characters like Mario and Luigi. Action games and first-person shooters compete against …

What It’s Like To Use North Korea’s Internet

By Michael Grothaus10 minute Read<p>Yesterday we investigated what little is known about the country’s totalitarian Red Star operating system. But what …

North Korea

When Hacked Celebs Sue Apple, Guess Who Cashes In?

The hacking and posting of nude photographs of celebrities provoked discussion about protections from invasions of privacy. The victims included Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa …

Europe Seeks A Common Appeals Process For The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

Data protection regulators in Europe are working on creating a common set of guidelines for handling appeals by individuals whose requests to search engines to de-index personal information, under the region’s recent right to be forgotten ruling, have been refused.<p>The Article 29 Working Party …

Rhianna's rise: Meet the writer behind Tomb Raider

One of the game industry's most popular writers tells her own story.<p>Rhianna Pratchett is walking along a burbling stream in the heart of one of London's trendier districts, telling a story and, intermittently, pointing out local birds and other wildlife. The story is a pleasant one — one with a …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

Here's What Our Smartphone Obsession Looks Like ... In 26 Photos

One in every five people owns a smart phone. That's more than one billion people. Our devices have become an extension of ourselves; they are company in some of the most monumental, meaningful and intimate experiences of our lives. We bring them to the bathroom. We keep them near us while we sleep. …

Uber reportedly in funding talks that'll value it at $10B

The on-demand car service Uber could soon be uber-rich. The company is reportedly in talks to raise enough funding to value it at more than $10 billion, according to Bloomberg. This would be big bucks for the relatively nascent startup.<p>Sources close to the matter told Bloomberg that Uber is …

Startups

Hear Lost Recording of Pink Floyd Playing with Jazz Violinist Stéphane Grappelli on “Wish You Were Here”

Those of you deeply into both jazz violin and progressive rock no doubt jumped right on the play button above. Quite a few more will listen — so …

Life and Death of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz Examined in New Doc

After scoring rave reviews at Sundance, the first trailer for <i>The Internet’s Own Boy</i>, the new documentary on the late programmer and hacktivist Aaron …

Online Life

Doom co-creator John Carmack under fire for allegedly taking ‘proprietary technology’ to Facebook’s Oculus VR

Quake developer John Carmack’s breakup with Zenimax might end in court.<p>Id Software, the company responsible for classic shooters Doom and Quake, and its parent company, Zenimax Media, are accusing Carmack of inappropriately taking intellectual property (as first reported by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> …