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Stephen Hawking warns of ‘AI arms race’ – and reveals what most mystifies him

British physicist Stephen Hawking says the potential threat from artificial intelligence isn’t just a far-off “Terminator”-style nightmare. He’s …

Singularity

This Is the Surprising Bookish Way to Get Over Your Latest Breakup

Book lovers have been raving about the healing powers of reading since the dawn of the paperback. And while some celebrity authors like J.K. Rowling even go the extra mile to help fans overcome their demons, even simply diving into a heavy read on body positivity, breakups or whatever hardship …

Airbnb's Brian Chesky: If 100 People Love Your Product, That's Enough

The Airbnb co-founder also believes the next batch of great entrepreneurs will not come from the United States.<p>As the CEO of a company worth $25.5 billion, Airbnb's Brian Chesky knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship, and on Thursday, he shared his thoughts with a group of international …

Startups

Sergey Brin: Don't come to Silicon Valley to start a business

It's easier to start a company outside the Valley than in it, he said onstage at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.<p>"I know that sort of contradicts what everyone here has been saying," he said with a laugh.<p>Google got started at Stanford University, where the conference is taking place. But he …

Apple is working on an AI system that wipes the floor with Google and everyone else

Apple now has the tech in place to give its digital assistant a big boost thanks to a UK-based company called VocalIQ it bought last year.<p>According to a source familiar with VocalIQ's product, it's much more robust and capable than Siri's biggest competitors like Google Now, Amazon's Alexa, and …

This week’s top stories: new MacBooks incoming, iPhone 7 leaks, iOS 10 rumors, Siri SDK, & WWDC 2016

The top Apple stories this week include reports of new MacBook models on the way, the latest rumored specs and features for iPhone 7, our roundup of features in the cards for iOS 10, and reports that Apple is developing dedicated hardware and a new SDK for Siri. As usual, below we’ve collected all …

Quiet revolution: Is it better to be an introvert?

In the opening page of her new book, Quiet Power, author Susan Cain is introduced as someone who ‘prefers listening to talking, reading to socialising, and cosy chats to group settings.’ Yet Susan’s first book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking, became a New York …

'No McDonald's, no motorway, no army': Iceland's evolution recalled

Iceland’s nascent relationship with tourism is bringing a new era to the country. Four people chart the changes to the island’s image<p><b>Magn</b><b>ú</b><b>s Sveinn Helgason, economic historian, Walk the Crash tour guide and contributor to the government’s official inquiry into the economic collapse of 2008</b><p>Related: …

Iceland

How Silicon Valley is botching IoT

The “Internet of things” has been a Silicon Valley buzzword for the last few years, so it’s ironic that we seem to read almost as much tech news coverage about Internet of things hacking. In recent months, for example, VentureBeat has reported that the FBI is warning car makers and owners about …

Google plans to bring password-free logins to Android apps by year-end

Google’s plan to eliminate passwords in favor of systems that take into account a combination of signals – like your typing patterns, your walking patterns, your current location, and more – will be available to Android developers by year-end, assuming all goes well in testing this year. In an …

Microsoft acquires Internet of Things platform Solair, will integrate the technology into Azure IoT Suite

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Solair, a company that provides software companies can use to work with all of their Internet-connected devices. The software can run as a cloud service or on companies’ infrastructure. Solair also offers a hardware gateway that companies can use on …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Keeping A Journal Can Make You Mentally Stronger, Science Explains Why

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Self-help

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

How I Taught Myself Product Design

When we think of autodidacts, our minds frequently race to the arts: people who discovered an aptitude for painting or music despite their lack of formal training. We often separate the innate impulse to create things from those who teach themselves practical tasks. We glorify the teens who put …

The absolute beginner's guide to how and why tech companies get on the stock market, and why Uber is waiting so long

Now, a market crash, a Great Recession, and a possible tech-bubble burst later — investors are scaling back how much money they put into startups, and the public stock market is increasingly volatile.<p>Still, going public is often viewed as the end goal for ambitious young tech companies.<p>Here's how …

Stock Markets

NSA's chief hacker gave a remarkable talk on what you are doing wrong online

A big reason why they are good, the NSA's Robert Joyce explains, is due to the fact that most people will be satisfied with their networks being 97% secure. "That's what we need ... that first crack, that first seam," he said, in an unprecedented talk on network security last month at the USENIX …

Mobile Payment Platform Minkasu Raises $1M Seed Round

It faces several formidable rivals, but Minkasu believes it has developed the easiest way to make mobile payments. The startup’s iOS and Android app stores encrypted credit card information, does not need passwords, and lets shoppers complete transactions with one click.<p>Minkasu, which means …

Microsoft's plan to get iOS apps on Windows is moving forward

Project Islandwood is part of the Bridge Projects, which were created by Microsoft to bring different kinds of apps — from iOS, to Android, to web apps — onto Windows devices.<p>The Android bridge, named "Astoria," has been put on hold indefinitely, but the iOS versions is reportedly still in the …

Science Explains Why It’s Harder To Poop While On Vacation

Pooping. Everyone except girls do it — that’s a scientific fact. But, science isn’t just about analyzing the frequency in which fecal matter is extracted from your body. (Mind blower, right?) Science is also all about understanding how settings can change the <i>manner</i> in which fecal matter is …

Extracted

Watch 100 Years of Men's vs Women's Fashion in 3 Minutes

Watch 100 Years of Men's vs Women's Fashion in 3 MinutesA sartorial battle of the sexes.They say men's fashion moves at a snail's place, and …

The 44 games we can't wait to play in 2016

<b>Abzu</b> (PS4, PC - 2016)<p><i>Abzu</i> is the first release from Giant Squid, a new studio founded by Matt Nava, the art director responsible for the gorgeous <i>Journey</i> and <i>Flower</i>. And just like those games, <i>Abzu</i> is a non-violent experience that has you exploring a wondrous new world — only this time it’s underwater.<p>…

Gaming

How Bazaar: Hello, Vacation Style

Putting on out-of-office and breezy fashion…<p>Whether you have a New Year's Eve trip to St Bart's—or [INSERT TROPICAL HOT SPOT]—planned, or you're just really excited about <b>Resort clothing</b> dropping into stores, now's the time to shift into vacation mode—in mind and in fashion.<p>Having trouble getting …

Startup employees: Here is the proper way to value your stock options

Good was about 15 years old. In its most recent incarnation, Good specialized in software for managing mobile devices. It had a variety of owners over the years, but in the last few years it raised a lot of venture capital and it filed to go public in 2014.<p>Then its business segment got …

These Apple veterans want you to never have to leave your texting app to get things done

And this has certain developers looking toward not trying to develop single-use apps, but an app that could serve as an ecosystem for endless other mini-apps. The best example of this possible future is WeChat, the Chinese messaging behemoth that has 549 million monthly active users. People love …

3 Things Every Startup CEO Should Remember To Stay Humble

Whenever I feel that my title is making me egotistical, I use these three reminders to bring me back to earth.<p>It's interesting that in a startup, you can go from a recent college graduate to a CEO overnight. Forget climbing the ladder, instead go straight to the top. Sounds like a pretty good deal …

Leadership

Millennials’ lack of debt may be a sign of trouble

A long-quiet gauge of household financial stress is flashing a bizarre warning signal about millennials.<p>Insolvency filings by consumers have started to edge higher after a long decline that began after the last recession. As has already been widely noted, the share of insolvencies accounted for by …

Demographics

The first home in the UK that generates more energy than it uses... and it's in Wales

A revolutionary house which generates more energy than it consumes has been built in Wales.<p>The walls of the building, which was designed and …

The best crossfit apps for iPad

If you are a CrossFit fanatic, or want to learn more about this amazing fitness lifestyle, then check out our list of the best CrossFit apps for the …