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Thu Jun 14 '18 Announcement from HiGame PC - Mini Workstation for Gamers & Creators

Dear backers,<br>We are so proud to tell you a gratifying news that we have reached the goal 200% in one hour. Thanks for your generous support, we …

Adobe Scan now now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Software

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

For yourself or for the fathers in your life, there is a lot of fun to be had this weekend. The Queer Arts Festival opens, there’s free family events …

Western Canada

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Self-improvement

How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire.<p>Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a …

Ancient History

Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse – Eudaimonia and Co

You might say, having read some of my recent essays, “Umair! Don’t worry! Everything will be fine! It’s not that bad!” I would look at you politely, …

Demographics

Bitcoin’s Price Was Artificially Inflated Last Year, Researchers Say

SAN FRANCISCO — A concentrated campaign of price manipulation may have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other big cryptocurrencies last year, according to a paper released on Wednesday by an academic with a history of spotting fraud in financial markets.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

When you write your will, don’t mess this up

Two chores that most people gladly put off: The first is writing a will—and the second is updating it to reflect changed circumstances. Either way, …

Retirement

New technology can see your body through walls

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has created a system that can see your body through walls, recreating your poses when you walk, sit, or simply stand still. It uses RF waves to sense where you are and then recreates your body as a simple stick figure. It’s called …

Artificial Intelligence

The internet loled at AirPods when they launched. Who’s laughing now?

If history has taught us anything, it’s that when we make fun of early adopters, they tend to be right.<p>In 1897, the first automobile was sold. No one believed that cars would replace the horse—so much so that the speed of a car was called “horsepower” for comparison’s sake. Today there are over 1 …

Google Glass

Albert Einstein's Surprising Thoughts on the Meaning of Life

Albert Einstein was one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers, influencing scientific thought immeasurably. He was also not shy about sharing his …

How to Fly With a Bad Back

Over time our bodies become less pliable, and the bumps and bruises we experienced as younger versions of ourselves sometimes manifest into chronic …

Heathrow

Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain

Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free.<p>When Jarek Duda invented an important new compression technique called …

Deep Learning

The Top 10 Hikes in Yosemite National Park

You know how views only get better and better the higher you hike? That has never been more true than on the trails in Yosemite National Park. Take …

Hiking

Fiber optic wires, servers, and more than 550,000 miles of underwater cables: Here's what the internet actually looks like

Every second, millions of emails, clicks, and searches happen via the world wide web with such fluidity that the internet seems almost omnipresent. As such, people often mistakenly assume that internet traffic happens by air — our mobile devices, after all, aren't wired to anything.<p>But satellites …

Mobile Devices

Watch Adam Savage Upgrade a Nerf Blaster So It Can Fire 1,000 Shots Without Reloading

Some of Adam Savage’s most popular Tested videos in recent years have been his one-day builds in which he mods, hacks, and paints Nerf blasters to …

Hacking

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

VPNFilter router malware from Russia affects way more devices

A piece of malware believed to originate from Russia that began doing the rounds two weeks ago is affecting far more routers than we first learned.<p>Researchers from Cisco previously noted that the malware, dubbed VPNFilter, infected more than 500,000 routers in over 50 countries and is capable of …

Routers

Python Application Layouts: A Reference

Python, though opinionated on syntax and style, is surprisingly flexible when it comes to structuring your applications.<p>On the one hand, this …

Python Programming

This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

Los Angeles

Costco Is a Performance Athlete's Dream

Costco. A place where you can buy things like gasoline, durable goods, and—most important—healthy calories, all in bulk yet without sacrificing quality. That last item is exactly what outdoor athletes, who burn through energy at rapid-fire pace, need to fuel all those runs, rides, and ascents. The …

Healthy Eating

Apps & Microservices – What you need to know: Autonomy and the challenges you will face.

A lot of what I will be going through will reference this amazing 289 page behemoth document from Microsoft which can be downloaded from …

Microservices

Tiny camper pod expands to 3 times its size in seconds

It can even sleep a family of four<p>The camper industry may still sell a fair number of giant RVs, but people are increasingly foregoing luxury behemoths for compact Class B vans and trailers. Smaller campers and trailers allow for easier travel, are more economical, and can be a good option for …

Car-Friendly Camp Trailer Triples in Size

Meet the modular, mobile, lightweight pod that goes from tow mode to camp mode at the push of a button.<b>Whether you like simple camping or luxury</b> …

We’re not in a bubble — we’re in a revolution

Two hundred twenty nine. That was the number of private companies valued at a billion dollars or more—so-called “unicorns”—worldwide in January 2016, according to a report released by VentureBeat. The Wall Street Journal offered a more conservative estimate, but even there the overall trend was …

Messages in iCloud finally arrives in iOS 11.4 to fix your iMessage-syncing woes

Almost a full year after it was announced<p>It’s been a long time coming, but Apple is finally launching its Messages in iCloud feature today with the release of iOS 11.4. Messages on iCloud was announced almost a year ago when Apple first showed off iOS 11 at WWDC 2017, and now — on the eve of the …

Apple

Microsoft is now more valuable than Google

Third most valuable company behind Apple and Amazon<p>Microsoft has passed Google (Alphabet) in market valuation for the first time in three years, reports <i>CNBC</i>. Microsoft is now valued at $753 billion, while Alphabet (Google’s parent company) is valued at $739 billion. It makes Microsoft the third …

Satya Nadella

The mad, twisted tale of the electric scooter craze

Every homeless person has like three scooters now. They take the brains out, the logos off and they literally hotwire it.<p>Michael Ghadieh<p>The angry people, they were angry.<p>Michael Ghadieh

San Francisco

How to Plan the Ultimate British Columbia Road Trip

What to Know About Driving in British Columbia<p>British Columbia (B.C.) is Canada's most westerly province, bordered by the Pacific Ocean on one side …

Western Canada

Picos de Europa: Is this jaw-dropping mountain range Spain’s most underrated tourist attraction?

It was a bit Hitchcockian. As I picnicked atop the wind-whipped peak, a chough landed by my feet. I looked away, taking in the panorama from one of …

Hiking