Jonathan Biron

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The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

IBM will invest $3 billion over five years to develop processors with much smaller, more tightly packed electronics than today's models, and to sustain computing progress even after today's manufacturing technology runs out of steam.<p>The first goal is to build chips whose electronic components, …

Quantum Computing

Former Head of BIS Worried About Cost of QE

<i>Below is the April 26th “Thoughts from the Frontline” newsletter, republished in full.</i><p>(It is especially important to read the opening quotes this week. They set up the theme in the proper context.)<p>“There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The …

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original …

Final Keystone XL Pipeline Review To Assess Potential Of OIl-By-Rail

By Patrick Rucker<p>WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - U.S. officials weighing the climate impact of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline connecting Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners are zeroing in on the question of whether shipment by rail is a viable alternative to the controversial project, industry …

I Am Anonymous

For better and worse, I can wreak havoc with your so-called "secrets," and when someone — you maybe — offends my sense of what is right and fair, I take it into my own hands to see that justice is done. Just look at what happened to the rapists in Steubenville and you will see what I, and Bradley …

Abs in a Week

The Poorest Rich Kids in the World

The black Chevy Tahoe picked up speed as it careened down the curving Wyoming mountain road, the two frightened children inside clutching their …

Chemical Brothers: 'Breaking Bad' Stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

Walter White is staring at me. He doesn't like what he sees. It's just before midnight, and we're facing off in the dusty shadows of an Albuquerque, …