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Verizon Wireless (yet again) makes it more expensive to upgrade early

When Verizon Wireless unveiled its "Verizon Edge" early-upgrade plan in July 2013, the company allowed customers to switch to a new smartphone once …

Verizon

Tilda Swinton In Talks to Join DOCTOR STRANGE

The Ancient One is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And she’s not who you would expect.

Tilda Swinton is reportedly in talks to join Doctor

Mutant Bacteria Will Test You For Disease And Color Your Pee Accordingly

Colorful pee is easy to see

From sophisticated imaging tools to cancer-sniffing dogs, researchers are constantly seeking better ways to detect disease, which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment. In recent years, genetically manipulated bacteria seemed like promising indicators, but …

Bacteria

The Characters of The New Yorker Cartoons and the Cartoonists that Draw Them

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The different characters of the cartoons of The New Yorker and the cartoonists who …

The Secret History of Ultimate Marvel, the Experiment That Changed Superheroes Forever

A reboot is a delicate thing. When a once-profitable franchise of characters becomes stale, outdated, or overly complex, there will always be voices …

Superheroes

When Does Consciousness Begin and End? — NOVA Next

In March of this year, the beloved singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious on the floor in her Bel …

Consciousness

Machine learning: Decision tree

Finally I have implemented decision tree and I want to share it with you! Decision tree concept is deceptively simple and I thought it will be very …

Machine Learning

To write great code you must first read great code – our reading list

You become a better writer by reading great works and writing, a lot. This is as true for writing code as it is for writing books. Whether you …

Python Programming

Over 30% of Official Images in Docker Hub Contain High Priority Security Vulnerabilities

Docker Hub is a central repository for Docker developers to pull and push container images. We performed a detailed study on Docker Hub images to …

Top 5 features and release Information of Java 9

Soon after the release of Java 8 in March 2014, Java 9 was expected to be released in 2016 and and now a complete schedule is out. According to this …

Java

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers

Alcohol, at least in moderation, can help the heart, but too much can be toxic. The latest study tells you where to draw the line

For decades, there’s been a steady line of literature welcomed by anyone who enjoys a regular drink or two: that moderate drinking can actually protect you from having a …

Drinking

Disney wants to make robots of your favorite animated characters

Folks working as Disneyland mascots may want to start looking into possible employment opportunities for the future. The company's crazed scientist branch, Disney Research, is developing a biped robot that can walk like an animated character. See, Disney's goal is to bring its CGI characters "to …

Walt Disney Company

US wants future first responders to be more high-tech

The folks that might one day save your ass still rely on '50s-era radio technology (with some exceptions), and the US Commerce Department wants that to change. Its National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) division has just created a roadmap for how first responders can exploit …

NIST

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Man fatally shot by friend during bulletproof vest 'test'

What was meant as a playful test of a bulletproof vest by two friends in Northern California ended with one man dead and his friend in jail on suspicion of murder, officials said.

Characterized by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as an “unintentional killing,” deputies arrested Elijah Ray …

Bulletproof Vest

Elizabeth Warren On Rise Of The 1099 Economy: “A Real Problem”

The Democratic senator avoided directly answering whether Uber and Lyft drivers should be classified as employees, but did weigh in on the changing nature of contract workers.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday dodged addressing whether contract workers for on-demand services such as …

Elizabeth Warren

Does our government, in fact, "represent the people"? This video shows... no. - The Daily Buzz

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An unsettling video reveals a startling graph that indicates how little Americans feel their government …

Government

Why Even Use Java 8 Optional?

Java 8 introduced a type Optional<T>, which can be used to handle potentially missing values. It does so by wrapping a reference (which might be …

Java

Basic motion detection and tracking with Python and OpenCV

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That son of a bitch. I knew he took my last beer.

These are words a man should never, ever have to say. But I muttered …

Image Processing

Arrow Originally Had Big Plans For Harley Quinn

After her brief cameo appearance in the second season of Arrow, the series could have used a lot more Harley Quinn, according to actress Willa …

Harley Quinn

Rumor: Jaden Smith to Star in DC Comics’ STATIC SHOCK

Last October, Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced that one of the first projects from their new digital production team would be a live-action …

Researchers use an app to predict GPA based on smartphone use

What a person does on their phone call tell you a lot about them -- including their GPA. Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an app that tracks smartphone activity to compute a grade point average that's within 0.17 of a point. The software is …

Research

Arcade emulator MAME aspires to be a 'learning tool for developers'

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Popular arcade emulator, MAME, is becoming open-source in the hopes of becoming a learning tool for …

Emulation

The Flash Season 2: 5 Changes To Look For

Warning: Spoilers for The Flash Season 1 finale are ahead! If you have not watched it yet, use your super speed to run to another one of our fine

TV

These microbes 'eat' electrons to make methane

These microbes ‘eat’ electrons to make methane

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform …

Environment

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

Globe-like agglomerations of human neural cells look and act strikingly like real, living grey matter.The post ‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells …

The Brain

The Failed Justice League Movie Is Getting Its Own Movie

Movies

New neural implant reads a person’s intentions to control robotic arm

Erik Sorto, 34, has been paralysed from the neck down for the past 13 years. However, thanks to a ground-breaking clinical trial, he has been able to …

Robots

Elon Musk is terrified that Google CEO Larry Page will accidentally create 'evil' robots that take over the world

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One of the biggest things that keeps Elon Musk up at night doesn't have anything to do with Tesla or SpaceX — in fact, it's a fear that sounds like something from a science fiction film.

In his new book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," Bloomberg …

Elon Musk

Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

The competitive landscape for app development tool providers keeps getting tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and mobile applications in JavaScript.

The round, led by Matrix Partners with investments also coming in from …

JavaScript