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Possible Python rival? Programming language Julia is winning over developers

A young programming language for machine leaning is on the rise and could be soon gunning for Python.<p><i>Video: What programming languages do you need to</i> …

Programming

Koch Network Pushes Back on Trump's Washington

Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and the network of advocacy groups that enjoy his backing are doing little to mask their disgust with …

Republicans

Microsoft Whiteboard is a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team

Microsoft has finally launched its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices. It’s a free tool for collaborating on ideas with as many people as you like, and it’s not half bad.<p>Whiteboard (which has been available in preview since last December) is designed for use with a stylus, so it’ll automatically …

Apps

How to Edit a PDF

PDFs can be a serious pain to edit if you don't have the right tools. Here's what you need.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

FireEye Offers Free Tool to Detect Malicious Remote Logins

Open source GeoLogonalyzer helps to weed out hackers exploiting stolen credentials to log into their targets.

Information Security

Conservatism Took Hold in This Canyon 1,000 Years Ago... Until Everyone Fled

Mapping the rise and fall of a cultural ideal.<p>During the eighth century, a new kind of civilization arose in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon.<p>It started a …

MH370 Didn’t Just Disappear, It Was Caught in a Swamp of Corruption

From the beginning, the crash investigation fell victim to a regime in Malaysia now revealed to have been one of the most corrupt in the world. There …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just beamed back even more jaw-dropping photos of the planet's tireless storm clouds

Juno, a tennis-court-size NASA probe at Jupiter, recently sent scientists a new batch of data, and the photos it included are even more stunning than the last set.<p>NASA launched Juno toward Jupiter in August 2011 and the probe arrived in July 2016. Every 53.5 days since then, Juno has performed an …

Astronomy

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and April 2018 Update added even more bells and whistles to Microsoft's powerhouse operating system.<p>PCMag reviews …

Windows 10

The year of Linux on the (Windows) Desktop - WSL Tips and Tricks

I've been doing a ton of work in bash/zsh/fish lately - Linuxing. In case you didn't know, Windows 10 can run Linux now. Sure, you can run Linux in a …

Linux

Malwarebytes Buys Binisoft for Firewall Management

Vendor plans to integrate Binisoft's Windows Firewall Control into the Malwarebytes endpoint protection platform.

Information Security

This Pocket-Sized PC Packs Enough Computing Power To Replace Your Computer

It’s impressive to consider how quickly computers have gone from filling rooms, capable of handling only a small number of tasks, to pocket-sized …

What my grandfather found in photo of war dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> I came across an old photo the other day, something my grandfather had held onto -- a gruesome image of a pile of burned corpses. It appears to have been taken somewhere in France during World War I.<p>It's not clear to me whether the corpses are soldiers or civilians, American or French. I …

Memorial Day

Is Threat Intelligence Garbage?

Most security professionals in a recent survey said that threat intelligence doesn't work. So why all the hype?

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side by side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, both have auburn …

What’s the best photo management solution? Google Photos or iCloud Photos?

I’ve always been a huge fan of cloud-managed photo systems. I did a review of Everpix back in 2013. I even challenged Apple to release something similar to iCloud Photo Library. I’ve written countless articles about Photo Management and discussed it on countless podcasts. Photo management is …

I tried using a weighted blanket to stress less. Here's what happened.

Weighted blankets are surging in popularity thanks to their ability to relieve stress and improve sleep.<p>Thanks to high stress levels and a brain that wouldn’t shut off, I was in search of a way to get a better night’s rest (without having to resort to drugs). I’m a serial tosser-and-turner, and …

Autism

Memphis Belle's rebirth: Rehabbed WWII bomber rolling out

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Memphis Belle took off from England on the morning of May 17, 1943, with a wave of 159 B-17s to drop bombs on the concrete Nazi submarine shelters at Lorient, France. When it landed unscathed that afternoon, the 10 men aboard already were celebrating; they had just become …

U.S. Air Force

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

3 Big Problems With Target-Date Funds

One of them could cost you $37,000.<p>Target-date funds are designed to solve the problem of asset allocation, giving time-strapped investors an …

Inside NORAD's nuclear threat assesment bunker

CNN's Scott McLean goes inside the North American Aerospace Defense Command's bunker in Denver, North America's first line of a defense from a nuclear missile.

New details reveal slain US soldier's harrowing last stand

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> With enemy forces rapidly closing in on his position, Army Sgt. La David Johnson decided he had to move, evading gunfire alone and on foot for over half a mile before eventually taking cover under a thorny tree. It was here that the 25-year-old South Florida native would make his …

Military

The evolutionary paradox of homosexuality

Being gay no longer holds the stigma it once did, but in evolution, why does a non-reproductive trait persist?<p>In 1913 George Levick, an explorer, …

The Best Travel Apps of 2018

Find deals, book flights, reserve accommodations, pack your bags, and get out of town with these excellent travel apps.<p>PCMag reviews products …

How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

Tips<p>You may be closer to getting rid of your wallet than you realize. Here are a series of tips on how we've managed to replace most of our everyday …

Apple Pay

Windows 10's Timeline is the star of its latest update

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 three years ago, the company proudly said it was focusing on productivity. That might not sound very exciting, but it was a noble goal nonetheless -- one that made it clear Microsoft was paying attention to its more dedicated users. So it's not too surprising that …

Windows 10

Flickr just got acquired by SmugMug - so where should your photos go?

Over the weekend, photo hosting platform SmugMug acquired Flickr from Yahoo– sorry, Verizon; merging two companies that have offered similar services for nearly 15 years. So what’s changing, and in which cloud should you stash your photographs?<p>SmugMug said that it couldn’t pass up the opportunity …