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11 Shows to Binge-Watch After The Defenders

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Putting the voice assistant speaker craze in context

If you believe the hype, homes in the US are already lousy with speakers containing embodied AI — the most high profile being Amazon’s Echo, in its various incarnations, whose Alexa voice assistant can be commanded to do things like play music, answer trivia questions or tap into third party apps …

Internet of Things

Some Google Voice users aren't receiving SMS messages, Google is investigating

Bugwatch season is in full swing here at AP and Google Voice is the latest culprit. It was only in June when we last heard of issues with the …

How to Solve the Information Paradox In the Event a Black Hole Deletes the Entire Universe

In a highly informative yet somewhat terrifying animation, design house Kurzgesagt explains the concept of black holes (see previous video), the …

Black Holes

Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures

Typographic ligatures are when multiple characters appear to combine into a single character. Simplistically, when you type two or more characters …

Sergey Kislyak, the Zelig of Trumpworld, Strikes Again

As the media rushes to connect the dots between the Trump campaign and Moscow, the longtime Russian ambassador is omnipresent.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> earned only the briefest of reprieves in the wake of his well-reviewed address to Congress before the full weight of the Russia scandal looming over his …

Donald Trump

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …

A decentralized web would give power back to the people online

Matthew Hodgson Contributor<p>Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org, a not-for-profit open source project unifying Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies.<p>Recently, Google launched a video calling tool (yes, another one). Google Hangouts has been sidelined to Enterprise, and Google Duo is …

Blockchain

UNC challenges NCAA’s authority to make most serious charges in academic scandal

The University of North Carolina disputed NCAA accusations that it lacked institutional control over its athletic department and challenged whether college sports’ governing body has jurisdiction to impose penalties for violations resulting from the school’s academic fraud scandal.<p>UNC did not issue …

5 psychological rules you should follow when building a bot

B.J. Fogg is a behavioral scientist who has written extensively about how computer products influence people.<p>He coined the term “Captology,” which is an acronym for <i>computers as persuasive technologies</i>.When people view a product as having a life, the computer system inside the product can leverage …

3 smart choices you can make with your money right now, according to billionaire Mark Cuban

Next, unprompted, the fast-talking entertainment tech mogul and Dallas Mavericks owner launched into a rapid-fire list of "smart money moves" he says "everyone should make."<p>Clocking in at an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion, Cuban's clearly doing something right when it comes to money. It also …

An Australian Startup Creates The World's First AI-Powered Business Advisor

From face recognition to virtual personal assistants and robots, AI has seen huge advancements and unprecedented applications in the past few years – thanks to recent significant developments in algorithm-based deep learning.<p>But while it’s more common to accept that a machine could help you with a …

Artificial Intelligence

New book about Ariz. wildfire that killed 19 firefighters

"The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting" (Flatiron Books), by Fernanda …

The 200 billion dollar chatbot disruption

In 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. That astronomical number set off waves of speculation as to what value Facebook could possibly see in a company with just 55 employees and roughly $20 million in revenue, although it had 500 million users. At last week’s F8 conference, that …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Core Strength Matters<p>Don Foley<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Your bulging quads and razor-cut calves are the envy of your cycling pack, and you start every ride strong. As the ride progresses, though, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The …

Workouts

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

The folks we spoke to at Facebook's conference this week had 5 complaints about the company's big plan

The social network is trying to revolutionize the way people and businesses communicate with the launch of a new set of tools to let companies build "smart" chatbots for automating conversations with users.<p>The thesis here is that people hate talking on the phone and downloading new apps, so …

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14 great responses when a job interviewer asks, 'Any questions for me?'

And now those infamous words have just come out of the mouth of the person who is sitting across the desk from you. And you desperately wish you had something to ask.<p>This is a good time to remember what interviews are really all about.<p>It can be easy to forget that interviews aren't about you. …

Master & Dynamic's brass earbuds mix style with great sound

So far, I haven't had the best luck with the earbuds I've reviewed: The OnePlus Icons were unremarkable, and though Earin sold me on the idea of totally wireless earbuds, the execution left something to be desired. And so my ridiculous, Goldilocks-ian journey to find my perfect in-ears continues, …

You may be storing your food all wrong — here's how to keep fruit, veggies, meat, and dairy fresh for longer

Many of us chuck spoiled food into the trash because it goes bad before we have a chance to eat it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, American families throw away an average of $1,600 worth of wasted food every year.<p>But it doesn't have to be this way.<p>We've compiled some handy tips …

How Long Has The Universe Been Accelerating?

Perhaps the biggest discovery about the Universe in the last generation came at the very end of the 20th century, when we uncovered one of the most disconcerting cosmic truths: the distant galaxies, as time goes on, aren’t just receding from us, they’re <i>speeding up</i> as they move away from us. The …

How DEA agents and Navy SEALs helped bring down the 'King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

The US embassy wanted the DEA and their Bolivian <i>Leopardos</i> to raid a <i>finca</i>, a ranch, out in the remote northern part of the country, and they wanted a rush put on it.<p>DEA Agent Larry Leveron and Navy SEAL Hershal Davis rode on Bolivian UH-1 Huey helicopters with the Bolivian police, flying toward the</i> …

The Best Bicycle Rides in Every State

<b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace white-sand beaches and scout for protected turtles along the southern end of Mobile Bay. Catch the $5 ferry to tiny Dauphin Island, then head home for a total of 40 easy miles. Hell, end it at Lulu’s …

Hiking

The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day (I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week).<p>Freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of …

Employment

Why America Is Moving Left

Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.<p>Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation.<p>In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African …

5 vitamins and minerals that are actually worth your money

Science tells us that taking most vitamins is worthless — but here’s a few that buck the trend<p>Recently, a number of studies published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> underscored a fact that scientists have become increasingly sure of: The vast majority of vitamins and mineral supplements are …

I Want To Run Stateful Containers, Too

Dean Peterson Contributor<p>Dean Peterson is co-founder of abecorn and a solutions architect for the State of Minnesota at the Department of Employment and Economic Development.<p>Using Amazon for everything feels wrong to me — a bit like the rebels in Star Wars renting a Star Destroyer from Darth Vader …

Cloud Computing

20 Awesome Gifts for Around $20

According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend $462.95 on holiday gifts for family members. That doesn't leave a whole …

Stephen Colbert and Judd Apatow make a brilliant Ben Carson campaign ad

<b>(AP/Mediapunch)</b><p>“I relate to him. I tried to stab a guy once,” Apatow said<p>Sarah Burris<p>November 13, 2015 12:42pm (UTC)<p>The director of "40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Trainwreck" has made his long-awaited presidential endorsement thanks to "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," Thursday night.<p>You're probably …