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Python

Extension for Visual Studio Code - Linting, Debugging (multi-threaded, remote), Intellisense, code formatting, refactoring, unit tests, snippets, and …

Learn These Simple Custom Camera Settings and You’ll Never Miss a Shot Again (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot <i>better</i> is to learn how to shoot <i>faster,</i> so you never miss …

Some thoughts on whether intelligence is linked to anxiety and depression

In High intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological overexcitabilities, a group of academic and industry neuroscientists survey a …

Depression

Parentheses, Braces, and Brackets in Math

These symbols help determine the order of operations<p>You'll come across many symbols in mathematics and arithmetic. In fact, the language of math is …

Mathematics

Adobe Debuts New Photoshop Tutorial Series on YouTube for Beginners

Adobe has launched a new Photoshop tutorial series for beginners on its YouTube channel, titled “3, 2, 1… Photoshop!”<p>The series is hosted by Adobe …

The Joys of Long-Exposure Photography

If you really love landscape photography, it can be more than a professional pursuit or a hobby, it can almost become a way of life. This awesome …

Landscape Photography

Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors<p>String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that …

Physics

Nikon Reveals Arcrest Pro Lens Protection Filters | 200 G Resistant, Hydro & Oleophobic

Love ‘em or indifferent about them, protective filters can play a pivotal role in photography. Some photographers argue that the filters degrade the …

Cameras

The Best Camera Lineup for Your Photography Projects

There are so many camera options when considering a primary camera and a secondary backup, so there’s quite a bit to take into consideration. As the …

Cameras

Nikon Announces Three New Wide-Angle Nikkor Lenses

Nikon announced three new wide-angle Nikkor lenses this morning: the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20MM F/4.5-5.6G VR, which is a compact, ultra-wide-angle …

Cameras

Kotlin for Android app development introduction

Way back at the Google I/O 2017 conference, Google announced that Android development would now fully support Kotlin. This is big news as it opens up an entirely new avenue for those that want to start creating their own Android applications. And seeing as Kotlin for Android is highly popular and …

Android Development

WannaCry ransomware: Here are the 10 most puzzling questions raised by the attack

In mid May this year, <b>WannaCry ransomware</b> attacks affected computer systems in over a <b>hundred and fifty countries around the world</b>, exposing the risks …

The Odds Of Your Unlikely Existence Were Not Infinitely Small

In order for you to exist, a great many unlikely events needed to unfold in exactly the way that they did. The exact sperm cell and egg cell needed to meet to create you with the DNA sequence that encoded you, and brought you into existence; a one-in-250 million chance for a sperm cell alone. That …

Mathematics

Here’s how one of Google’s top scientists thinks people should prepare for machine learning

People like famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla's Elon Musk have issued dark warnings of a world where computers become so sophisticated, so …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Can Be Fooled With One Misspelled Word

When artificial intelligence is dumb.<p>Computers are getting really good at learning things about the world and applying that knowledge to new situations, like being able to identify a cat in a photo. But researchers have recently discovered that there's a hitch: by adding some digital noise to an …

Flaws in AI Systems Let Hackers in Easily

As intelligent as AI is becoming, it’s still not clever enough to fool the most determined of hackers. Just last year, researchers tricked a …

Is Time Travel Possible, According To Science?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time? Not at the standard, “boring” rate that we normally do — at one second per second — but either:<p>faster, so that you wound up far into the future while remaining the same age,<br>• slower, so that you could accomplish much more than anyone else over the same …

Physics

Innovation in India: A computer scientist has co-created a programming language in Bengaluru

Viral Shah, CEO of Julia Computing, says you don’t have to go to IIT or the US to innovate.<p>In India, the formula for success is drilled into children …

The Edge Will Eat The Cloud

Today, cloud computing is eating enterprise data centers, as more and more workloads are born in the cloud, and some are transforming and moving to …

Cloudbleed Is a Problem But It Gets Worse

Huge security disasters like Cloudbleed are never fun. However, as more information about the newly reported vulnerability becomes available, we can …

IT security

Why science will never know everything about our Universe

There is so much we’ve discovered and so far that we’ve come. But there’s a limit to knowledge we’ll never be able to overcome.<p><i>“To know that we know</i> …

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

My View on Programming Languages

I’ve been writing about programming languages for nearly three years now. Many of my articles have been quite popular. What do the readership numbers …

The Most Common Terminal Commands Worth Knowing for the Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi’s operating system is Linux, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out and memorize every Linux command. The Pi is a …

Comments of the Week #145: from identical snowflakes to science and God

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, …

Cyanogen failed to kill Android, now it is shuttering its services and OS as part of a pivot

It’s been a rocky few months for Cyanogen, the ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google. It has laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with another co-founder — now it is shutting down its services and nightly software builds on December 31.<p>The news …

Startups

Konost previews its alternative to the Leica M

The independent camera maker inches closer to production.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Many camera enthusiasts have been on the edge of their seats …

Cameras

2016’s top programming trends

Last January I wrote a TechCrunch post predicting the major programming trends of 2016.<p>But in the software development world, things can change very quickly. It can be difficult to see the high-level trends clearly through all the chatter about shiny new development languages, frameworks and …

Programming