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Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can also be found in its patent applications

‘Detecting and correcting potential errors in user behavior’<p>I trust by now we’ve all seen and been at least a little disturbed by <i>The Selfish Ledger</i>, the nearly 9-minute-long concept video from inside Google’s “moonshot factory” X labs. In the wake of it becoming public this week, Google quickly …

Patents

Celebrities are tweeting their old headshots, and wow

Celebrities ... they're just like us, right?<p>If you put aside all the wealth and fame and success and, well, yeah. Hey, at least they were <i>once</i> kind of …

How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Gmail’s sweet new interface is rolling out to users. It offers the familiar simple text-based interface from the Gmail you all know and “love,” but it manages to be both less messy, and more useful. If you want to take it for a spin, then switching it on is easy.<p>Why bother? What’s new in Gmail?<p>Our …

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming

Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The major scientific discoveries reported last week by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium in <i>Nature Genetics</i> are a hard-won breakthrough …

Genetics

BBC Sound Effects - Research & Education Space

These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound …

Metadata

Here’s What The Facebook Media Backlash Really Looks LIke

Sentiment analysis of over 87,000 articles provided to BuzzFeed News details the evolution of the social network as seen through the publications that cover it.<p>It took just hours after the surprise result of the 2016 presidential election for the Facebook narrative to turn sour. Technologists, …

Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage<p>A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience.<p>It’s a problem. In …

MIT wants to control your dreams with a glove

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a device that allows a person to maintain a semi-conscious state between wakefulness and sleeping.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> There’s now a working “sleep interface,” in the form of a device that allows humans to have a small amount …

HR Leaders From Netflix & Pinterest Think You Should Read These Books

Pick up one of these six must-reads if you want to be part of the conversation about the future of work or just know how to get more done.<p>Ever wonder what the people in charge of all the hiring, promoting, and firing are actually thinking? What’s top of mind for them, and where are they finding …

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

If you go to work as an executive at Amazon — no matter what your expertise — you'll be required to become a good writer, and a good reader, in order to lead the meetings necessary to do your job.<p>And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admits that this will likely be "weird," he explained during an onstage …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to see it.

A meteor shower is a special thing.<p>Watching as little bits of cosmic dust hurtle through the skies above tends to remind me of just how small we are …

Interview: Why Chatbots Continue To Fail Us

Digital anthropologist Amber Case explains why conversational AI still has a long way to go before it meets our expectations

Remember the Time We Bombed the Moon?

Image: Mortar launcher placed by Apollo 16 astronauts in 1972 (NASA)<p>No, not a Hollywood movie. Humans actually <i>did</i> bomb the Moon. Twice, …

Why Do Bridesmaids Traditionally Wear the Same Dress?

If you've ever been a bridesmaid in a large wedding, you know for <i>sure</i> that you don't <i>ever</i> wear the same dress again. What the question refers to is …

Water Bags Glass Sculptures by Dylan Martinez

Image: Dylan Martinez<p>A bunch of plastic bags filled with water? Tricked ya! Those are actually hollow and solid glass sculptures by Dylan Martinez …

Surreal Photography of Erik Johansson

Image: Erik Johansson<p>We've featured some of Erik Johansson's surreal photography before on Neatorama, but I just came across this 2010 interview of …

The Shady Gray Diamond Optical Illusion

(YouTube clip by MasikBon Origami Paper Crafts)<p>So. What color <i>is</i> that diamond-shaped piece of paper?<p>Give up? The secret is revealed below:<p>Mightly …

KFC Hot & Spicy Chicken Pieces Look Like Flames in These Ads

KFC Hong Kong's new ad campaign for their "Hot & Spicy" fried chicken is ON FIRE!<p>Designed by art director John Koay of Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong, the …

How Raytheon’s “Soldier In A Bubble” Technology Could Save Lives

The new stealthy technology allows soldiers to communicate securely with each other within six feet. Anyone beyond can’t intercept their data sharing.<p>When soldiers are in combat, they have countless reasons to communicate with others, and numerous sensors monitoring their health—but every motive …

Nintendo’s Labo toys have arrived, and here’s how to get started

Nintendo’s Labo kits—build-them-yourself cardboard toys that use the Switch console as their brains—go on sale today. They’re among the most inventive, purely <i>joyful</i> playthings I’ve seen in eons, and if you have a Switch, I recommend them unreservedly. But I do have a few tips:<p><b>Start simple.</b> The most …

InterAct

Google will plug 'Chat' into Android to compete with iMessage

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Google is planning to make another mobile messaging push. A report by <i>The Verge</i> shows off its next effort, simply called Chat. What Chat isn't is yet another app; instead, it's a brand name for Universal Profile features in RCS, a standard meant to replace …

Google's Complex Relationship With DeepMind Gets Exposed

The relationship between Google and DeepMind might not be as rosy as they’d like you to believe, according to an in-depth report from The Information, which cites several sources across both companies.<p>Google fought off Facebook to acquire DeepMind — a London-based artificial intelligence (AI) lab …

Artificial Intelligence

This robot can build your IKEA furniture

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hate building IKEA furniture and madmen. Now, thanks to IkeaBot, the madmen can be replaced.<p>IkeaBot is a project built at Control Robotics Intelligence (CRI) group at NTU in Singapore. The team began by teaching robots to insert pins and …

Audi considers subscription service, plans over-the-air updating system

For German automaker Audi, the future doesn’t stop at bringing a range of electric and hybrid cars to the market. The company also has plans to …

Electric Vehicles

Facebook starts its facial recognition push to Europeans

Facebook users in Europe are reporting that the company has started giving them the option to turn on its controversial facial recognition technology.<p>Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have reporting getting notifications asking if they want to turn …

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt fish has finally been revealed – and it’s down to evolution.<p>The Bajau people are able to dive tens of metres underwater with no conventional …

Biology

Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa

© Anton Balazh via [[www.123rf.com 123RF]]</span>According to Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's partner at Berkshire Hathaway, you understand the …

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

Biology