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How To Choose The Best Font For Mobile User Interfaces

Typography certainly plays one of the most important roles in web design-it tries to convey your written content in the easiest possible manner. …

The awesome Android Remix OS fork will soon breathe life into virtually any old PC

Jide, the company behind the desktop-optimized fork of Android called Remix OS, has announced that the platform is being updated to support a whole range of old hardware, as well as bringing new features and squashing bugs.<p>While last month’s announcement brought an alpha version of the OS for X86 …

Cyanogen's 'MOD' platform is a whole new level of Android tweaking

Android has always been the mobile platform of choice for tinkerers, a trend that also directly led to Cyanogen's success as a custom version of the OS. Now Cyanogen is launching a platform called "MOD" that'll give developers access to portions of Android they could never reach before. For …

Apps

This Chip Will Give Your Phone AI Modeled On The Human Brain

MIT’s “Eyeriss” chip would allow for neural networks to run locally on your phone without an Internet connection.<p>In computing, a neural network is a collection of processors that mimic the way the human brain works. Simply put, a neural network analyzes data, learns about it, and then decides how …

New Software Turns Drones into Bloodhounds that Could Track You Through the Woods

The machine learning program can identify and follow human-made trails through the wilderness.<p>A team of Swiss researchers from the University of Zurich and the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence have developed a machine learning program that quadcopters can use to identify and follow …

Artificial Intelligence

'Astro Pi' and Tim Peake run UK kids' code in space

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has experienced a lot of highs recently, including a complete sell-out of its smallest-ever machine, the $5 Raspberry Pi …

AI’s Biggest Danger Is So Subtle, You Might Not Even Notice It

What happens when artificial intelligence that helps us make decisions is so commonplace, we become dependent on it?<p>The rise of artificial intelligence has been met with reactionary fears of robots taking over. We’ve all seen the movies. What’s left out of this conversation is a more practical …

This Robot Automatically Tweets at Comcast When the Internet Is Too Slow

Of the many things that Twitter is used for, one of the more popular is complaining about companies’ poor customer service to the masses. All the …

Particle’s Electron is a “cellular Arduino” with a global data plan

ARM- and GSM-based board promises quick on-ramp for mobile IoT development.<p>Particle, a company that makes development kits for wireless Internet of …

How Smart Can You Make Your Home?

You'd be surprised how much you'll get for a few hundred dollars.<p>Carlos Espinosa, a design professional based in Boulder, Colorado, has a completely …

4 Tips on How to be a Better Online Marketer

The world of digital marketing is gradually changing. What worked in 2015 may not work in 2016, hence one needs to be on their toes to be able to …

Remix OS is Android for the desktop, and it works with nearly any PC

Last year at CES, we mocked a company called Jide for creating a blatant Microsoft Surface clone. Well, this year they've come back with something new — and they've also returned much <i>richer</i>. See, between CES 2015 and today, Jide created a Kickstarter campaign for the Remix Mini, a $70 device that …

This Kit Gives Protesters Weapons for Anonymity & Encryption

New York-based designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira have created a kit of wearables for civil unrest.<p>Imagine if a hip fashion or tech company were in the business of designing privacy and encryption-enhancing wearables. This is sort of the notion behind Backslash, a kit of “functional devices …

Need a secure smartphone? Answer is simple, experts say

Making a good smartphone choice could be the difference between being hacked and keeping your data safe.<p>Nothing in this world is secure. If you're …

New ‘OpenAI’ Artificial Intelligence Group Formed By Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, And More

A Silicon Valley supergroup has united to keep AI open -- so they say<p>In the last few years, the world of artificial intelligence has mainly been dominated by large internet companies with huge computing infrastructures like Google and Facebook, or research universities like MIT or Stanford.<p>Now, …

iOS From Scratch With Swift: Creating Your First iOS Application

Even though we've already learned quite a bit in this series on iOS development, I'm sure you are eager to start building iOS applications that do …

The Day No One Died: The Moral Imperative of Transhumanism

Alone in the ivory tower they sit, so sure of what is to come. With glistened eyes glazed by misappropriated hopes and galvinized by wishful …

Stephen Hawking

This is the biggest shift going on in artificial intelligence

Machine learning superficially mimics the interconnected structure of the human brain, but beyond that, it looks nothing like how humans think or reason.<p>But when Tech Insider asked 26 AI researchers whether AI has to mimic the human brain to be truly intelligent, many of them flat out said no. Many …

Scaled/Proportional Content with CSS and JavaScript

The web is a fluid place. Different sized screens, yadda yadda yadda. Fortunately for us, the web is ready for it. Text wraps. CSS gives us control …

This app lets autonomous video drones with facial recognition target persons

Creating a selfie video with a drone and an app (credit: Neurala)<p>Robotics company Neurala has combined facial-recognition and drone-control mobile …

18 AI researchers reveal the most impressive thing they've ever seen

This year especially, artificial intelligence (AI) has had a renaissance — Tesla pushed their self-driving autopilot out to all eligible cars, and Google and Facebook have both announced large investments in AI research.<p>The latest human jobs to be taken by robots include video game playing and …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Create Your Own Stop Motion Movie With a Custom Raspberry Pi Film Rig

Shooting and combining the thousands of still frames required for a stop motion movie can be tedious, but this custom rig made from a Raspberry Pi …

These Are Edward Snowden's Favorite Security Tools (That Anyone Can Use)

In a recent interview, Edward Snowden unveiled his top five security tools that he uses all the time to protect his communications and devices …

'Waze for Drones' App Hivemapper Launches Public Beta, Raises $3 Million Seed Round

Spark Capital led the investment.<p>If you drive a car a lot in 2015, you’ve probably used Waze — the popular Google-owned navigation app with a fondness for side streets and left turns into traffic. Waze’s key innovation is that drivers can report car accidents, heavy traffic and other on-the-road …

Venture Capital

1. The way of the program — How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python 3

1. The way of the program¶<p>The goal of this book is to teach you to think like a computer scientist. This way of thinking combines some of the best …

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) telecommunications. Think, ubiquitous fiber optics. The team reportedly developed an on-chip …

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You <i>really should</i> be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so …