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Why I left Ireland and moved back to my East-European country?

<i>When i was packing, after almost 2 year in Dublin, everybody was asking me the same question “Why would you want to leave?”. I thought nothing of it</i> …

Siri is actually a dimmed down version of the 90’s chatterbots

A long time ago, in the 60’s to be exact, a guy by the name of Joseph Weizenbaum created AIML. This was a superset of XML that allowed a simple …

India’s Silicon Valley offers the cheapest engineers, but the quality of their talent is another story

Bengaluru’s startup ecosystem is what it is because of its engineers.<p>With an average annual salary of $8,600, engineers in India’s tech hub cost 13 times less than their Silicon Valley counterparts, according to the 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report released on March 14. The city is home to the …

Silicon Valley

The Hacker Blog

In a previous post we talked about taking over the .na, .co.ao, and .it.ao domain extensions with varying levels of DNS trickery. In that writeup we …

Don’t Say You Are An Entrepreneur

I stopped sleeping for fifteen years the first day I left my full-time job to go to my own business, which had been operating already for 18 months.<p>I …

How to stop being a good software developer and be an awesome one instead

As of 2016, being a software developer is a way cooler job that it was when I started 11 years ago. I see more and more people joining our ranks and …

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

<i>By Max Berlinger for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do you ever think that it's kinda crazy that we can order pizza from our cellphones and yet no one can figure out how to stop (or at least slow) the inevitable march towards death? Well, you're not alone.<p>Science has been trying to figure out this …

Longevity

WITCHORIA

Masochistic Art Director Applies for Agency Jobs Vowing Never to Sleep Again

Is it wise or foolish, when trying to get a job in advertising, to tell agencies you don't plan on sleeping after you start work? You might just get …

OMGFacts

The Huawei Watch Brings Serious Style To Android Wear

A somewhat unlikely suspect might just have revealed the best-looking Android Wear-powered device: The Huawei Watch, from the gadget-maker of the same name, made its official debut onstage today at Mobile World Congress, and it’s easily one of the best looking devices ever to sport Google’s …

Wearable Tech

14 Fantastic Free Tools for Design Collaboration

For designers, collaborating and sharing design concepts can be frustrating. The process is often initiated over email, while we wait for feedback and sort through comments and revision notes.<p>However, there's a wealth of excellent collaboration tools to make it easier to get feedback and approve …

Web Design

Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Roger Lee is a general partner with Battery Ventures.</i><p>Seven years ago when the iPhone was first introduced, smartphones were a novelty. Now they’re the default method of computing for most people. As of late last year, Americans spent 34 hours a month on their mobile devices, compared …

Mobile

In Practice

In a major new study, two standard psychotherapies—cognitive-behavioral and brief psychoanalytic—did no better than routine psychiatric care for …

Depression

“Coder’s High”: One Hit and You’re Hooked for Life!

These days I write more than I code, but one of the things I miss about programming is the coder’s high: those times when, for hours on end, I would …

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

Illustration

Pharrell Williams - Happy ( WE ARE FROM BUCHAREST )

Creepy Corner: Imaginary Friend Edition

I'm sure most of you have seen the Reddit thread, or some version of it, about the creepy things kids say about their imaginary friends, right? If you haven't yet, here's a link to the some of the best stories from that thread.<p>This is one of my favorite ones:<p><b>Icy Wants Me to Tell You It Will Be</b> …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sony's Core isn't a wearable, it's a sensor (hands-on)

The Core is tiny. Thick as two sticks of gum, but twice as smart, this is Sony's renewed effort for wearables and it really couldn't look more different from the SmartWatch we saw in 2013. It's a different device to begin with: an activity tracker with no screen. Sony's still keeping it all pretty …

Wearable Tech

Mary-Louise Parker: A Woman We Love

Helpful cooking tips, a thank-you note to men, and some wonderful photographs from the sexiest pie maker alive.<p><i>Dear Ms. Parker,</i><p>This time, we don't know what to say. That pie. The crust, so flaky. The fruit, so sweet. The little apron. Thank you very much.<p>It's been what, eight or nine years that …

Baking

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

The WikiLeaks Mole

How a teenage misfit became the keeper of Julian Assange's deepest secrets - only to betray him<p>On a recent frigid night near Reykjavik, Iceland, …

Julian Assange