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Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers

Amazon today announced the launch of its new Amazon AI platform at its re:Invent developer event in Las Vegas. This new service brings many of the machine learning smarts Amazon has developed in-house over the years to devs outside the company. For now, the service only makes three different tools …

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Take 10% Off<br>Your First Purchase<p>Join millions of other subscribers who get exclusive discounts, freebies and giveaways!<p>Coupon code will be sent to …

10 Spooky Tabletop Games for Your Halloween Game Night

Games for a hauntingly good time.<p>October might just be the best month, what with all of the apple picking, the beautiful leaves, apple pie, and scary …

Board Games

Why you should be using Gantt chart to manage your projects. But, you’re not

Missing deadlines, shouting managers and tumbling projects. This is a usual scenario in IT companies. But there’s a simple cure that can remedy all …

Project Management

Remember the laptop-destroying 'USB Killer?' Now you can buy one

In Oct. 2015, we wrote about USB Killer — a seemingly innocuous USB stick that fries nearly any device it's inserted into with a bolt of …

Selling

Kanban and Agile saved our house

“Call the doctor.” “Did you call the doctor today?” “Don’t forget to call the doctor today.” With nine week old twins at home, there has never been a …

NES Classic Will Feature Pixel Perfect Mode, Permanent Save Points

As well as a 4:3 option and temporary saves.<p>New details on the NES Classic Edition have been revealed, confirming Nintendo's adorable mini console …

The best games of 2016 so far: A Gameological catch-up guide

Nobody has the time to play all the great video games that hit the market. Between the increasingly even distribution of big-budget releases …

Google Just Figured Out A Futuristic Way To Slash Its Energy Bill

After crushing human opponents in a board game, Google's DeepMind has a new project.<p>Google is getting a lot smarter about how much electricity it uses.<p>The internet goliath is now using its DeepMind artificial intelligence technology ― the same one that recently trounced one of the world’s best …

20 Big Data Repositories You Should Check Out

This is an interesting listing created by Bernard Marr. I would add the following great sources:• DataScienceCentral selection of big data sets - check …

15 Python Libraries for Data Science

If you’ve read our introduction to Python, you already know that it’s one of the most widely used programming languages today, celebrated for its …

Machine Learning

Researchers Make Malware That Steals Data by Spinning Your Computer's Fans

A new paper shows how data can be extracted from computers without an internet connection or audio hardware.<p>A team of researchers claim they've developed malware that can extract data from an isolated computer with no internet connection, camera or audio hardware—all by using sounds generated by …

Learn deeply, but baby, don’t fear the Skynet

Who’s afraid of AlphaGo? Everyone who’s anyone, you might think. Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking have all expressed concern about the “existential threat” of AI, just as “deep learning” neural networks are revolutionizing the AI field. Should we be scared for our jobs? Or even our …

Where's the edge of the universe?

We all know that the universe is expanding, right? Well, if you weren't aware, now you are. We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding <i>into</i>? More universe? …

Part 2: Mental Shifts That Allowed Me To Become a Millionaire at 22

Managing Director, Hughes Marino<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year I wrote one of the most popular articles on Entrepreneur.com. It detailed the seven mental shifts that I implemented to accelerate my career success and become a millionaire at the age of 22. …

Google built its own chips to expedite its machine learning algorithms

As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips to expedite the machine learning algorithms.<p>These so-called Tensor Processing Units (TPU) are custom-built chips that Google has now been using in its own data centers for …

The 8 fastest-growing tech skills worth over $110,000

Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings.<p>We then cross-checked those skills against …

Big Data

19-Year-Old Programmer Creates DoNotPay, the World's First Robot Lawyer

Joshua Browder, a 19-year-old British programmer currently studying at MIT, has created "DoNotPay", the world's first robot lawyer. Registered users …

The Scrum Master vs. the Product Manager

A scrum master is a member of a software development team that is practicing scrum -- the best known and most widely used Agile software development framework. The scrum master's key role is to help keep the team accountable to their business commitments -- and remove any roadblocks that might …

Why Engineers Despise Agile

TL;DR<p>The agile consulting industry repackages an originally human-centered, technology-driven philosophy into a standardized, all-weather …

Oblivion is 10 years old

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is 10 years old. Let that fact sink in along with the crushing sense of your own mortality.<p>On March 20, 2006, …

These are testing times: mavericks vs. ice people

One of my earliest engineering jobs, before I fled hardware in favor of the (relative) ease and lucre of software, was in chip design. I remember being shocked when I learned just how much of the processor in question was devoted to test circuitry. <i>Why waste so much on testing,</i> I thought, <i>instead of</i> …

How adblockers drive YouTubers to shill for mobile game makers

Disclaimer<p><i>The organizers of Casual Connect paid my way to Amsterdam. Our coverage remains fair.</i><p>The business model of the Internet is changing as more people install tools to block advertisements, and this is forcing content creators into situations where they need to cross the line from neutral …

AlphaSense, Search Engine For Financial Professionals, Raises $33 Million

In yet another sign of how technology is remaking Wall Street, AlphaSense, a smart financial search engine, announces Monday $33 million in funding.<p>Investors include Tribeca Venture Partners, Triangle Peak Partners, Quantum Strategic Partners (which is managed by Soros Fund Management), Tom Glocer, …

Venture Capital

Customize An Open-Source HAL For Your Home

The ultimate DIY AI<p>Engineers Ryan Sipes and Joshua Montgomery wanted their makerspace in Lawrence, Kansas, to be more intuitive. So they borrowed an artificial intelligence system from other makers and used it to do simple tasks, such as controlling the lights or playing music. Then they realized …

Edward Snowden: we may never spot space aliens thanks to encryption

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Snowden is a patriot<p>Read more<p>The US government whistleblower Edward Snowden believes encryption might make it difficult or even impossible to distinguish signals from alien species from cosmic background radiation.<p>On Friday night, Snowden appeared from Moscow on the …

Surveillance

Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Lynis 2.1.0 - Security Auditing Tool for Unix/Linux Systems

Lynis is an open source security auditing tool. Commonly used by system administrators, security professionals and auditors, to evaluate the security …