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10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Massless Particles, And They Could Revolutionise Electronics

They can theoretically carry charge 1,000 times faster than ordinary electrons.<p>After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence …

40 key computer science terms explained in ways your boss can understand

<i>Editor’s note: This post first appeared on Carl Cheo’s website. We’ve republished it here with his permission.</i><p>To make learning more fun and interesting, here’s a list of important computer science theories and concepts explained with analogies and minimally technical terms. It’s like an …

Don't Go 'George Orwell's 1984' With Big Data

I’m not a fan of the word “governance” in the context of big data and the IT policies that “govern” how we use it. The term governance comes across as boring and maybe even a bit oppressive, not unlike how many people think of actual governments – especially the dystopian regimes where citizens are …

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10, It's The Big One

Something cool just happened. Microsoft has released the biggest new version of Windows 10 in ages and it does something vitally important: it gives us the first look at the platform as a cohesive – and possibly game changing – whole…<p><b>So What’s New?</b><p>Let’s cut to the chase. What Windows 10 Build 10061 …

10 emerging technologies that could change the world in 2015

From zero-emission cars fuelled by hydrogen to computer chips modelled on the human brain, this year's 10 emerging technologies offer a vivid glimpse of the power of innovation to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard our planet.<p>To compile this list, the World Economic Forum's …

7 Ways To Visualise Data Without Excel

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

What is the most difficult concept to grasp in physics?

Karl Muller, B.Sc. Hons. Applied Mathematics & Physics, University of the Witwatersrand (1978)<p>Don MacQuarrie, works at Worked Everywhere Except on …

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensor should be better than Touch ID

Sensor uses ultrasonic waves to scan a 3D image of your finger<p>Ever since the iPhone 5S came out in 2013, Apple has had one feature no one could match: Touch ID. Samsung has just caught up with its new Galaxy S6, but in a few months a new technology from Qualcomm will likely best both of …

Obama, AT&T, Verizon, Netflix and more react to the FCC's historic net neutrality vote

The FCC has just made history by placing broadband under Title II regulation in an attempt to permanently safeguard net neutrality. The 3-2 vote was the culmination of months of back-and-forth between net neutrality advocates — determined to keep the internet free and open — and ISPs, who have …

Net Neutrality

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Apps

Five Catalysts Accelerating Cloud ERP Growth In 2015

PwC is predicting that by 2016, investment in SaaS solutions will more than double to $78B while investment in traditional ERP systems will decline over 30% to less than $15B.<p>Their recent analysis of Cloud ERP adoption shows that net new license revenues for traditional ERP systems have been …

ERP

Learn Arduino: The world’s greatest open-source electronics platform

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Learn …

Microcontroller

State of the Union 2015 analysis: What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Republicans

Even some Verizon shareholders are sick of its stupid net neutrality strategy

Given how just about any net neutrality proposals have the potential to inhibit Verizon’s bottom line, you’d think that all the company’s …

Net Neutrality

Evolutionary approaches to big-data problems

The AnyScale Learning For All (ALFA) Group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) aims to solve the most …

Obama to immigration hecklers: 'I just took an action to change the law'

President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to change the law."<p>Obama was in Chicago on Tuesday night to tout an executive order halting deportations for the undocumented parents of …

Snapdragon 810 to offer multi-gigabit wireless speeds

Qualcomm has just completed the acquisition of Wilocity, a company which has been developing high speed 60GHz wireless chipsets based on the IEEE 802.11ab standard. The technology is known as WiGig, and can apparently offer transfer speeds of up to 7 gigabits per second over short distances of …

Mobile

Misgivings over the pardon of Alan Turing

Many people will welcome the granting of a retrospective royal pardon to Alan Turing, and there can be no doubt that those who have campaigned for one have been well-intentioned and moved by perfectly understandable feelings. But Andrew Hodges is absolutely right in his criticism (Report, 24 …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

US national security,US politics,Privacy,Telecommunications industry,Telecoms,Verizon Communications,Data protection,Technology,Business,World news,US news,NSA,The NSA files<p><b>Exclusive:</b> Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama

US doctors cure child born with HIV

Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented.<p>The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.<p>…

TFTW: Top Ten Reasons Playstation 4 Is Better Than Xbox One

For engineering students, a lesson in caring?

Many people inside and outside engineering have emphasized the importance of training ethical, socially conscious engineers, but Erin Cech, assistant …

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

Ashton Kutcher vs. Wal-Mart: Epic Twitter clash rages over poverty wages

<b>Ashton Kutcher (AP/Dan Hallman)</b><p>Kutcher slams retailer: “You should be proud of your associates but I’m not sure if they should be proud of you”<p>Josh Eidelson<p>November 20, 2013 4:21pm (UTC)<p>Celebrity actor/producer Ashton Kutcher and retail giant Wal-Mart had a spirited Twitter debate Tuesday over …

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now seems rather obvious: Silicon Valley …

Google Glass Could Save Companies $1 Billion By 2017

Market research firm Gartner has boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar gadgets could save $1 billion a year within three to five years.<p>Hands-free access to the Internet, cameras, conferencing and phone calls, plus something called "augmented reality" will be a big help to people …

Google Glass

PS4 won't work with IR remotes

<b>Back before Blu-ray players became super cheap, the BD playback support on the PS3 was a killer feature.</b><p>It made the PS3 a true home entertainment …

How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party

Want to know why the Tea Party so eager to grievously wound the Republican Party? The answer is as simple as it is counterintuitive: its leaders view …