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World's best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI

Ke Jie, who once boasted he would never be beaten by a computer at the ancient Chinese game, said he had ‘horrible experience’<p>A Google algorithm has narrowly beaten the world’s best player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers say is a …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists can see through walls with Wi-Fi to create 3D holograms

Wi-Fi is everywhere — and as the electromagnetic waves are beamed out from routers to connect our devices to the internet, they also travel through empty space, around corners, and even through walls.<p>A pair of German researchers have developed a method to harness Wi-Fi signals to capture 3D …

Wi-Fi

Ford just used Wi-Fi for the first time to update its cars' software

Some of Ford's SYNC 3-enabled cars are finally getting an update to match the rest of the connected car ecosystem.<p>The automaker's 2016 model-year line will be eligible for an infotainment center software upgrade that will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers a better connection with …

Wi-Fi

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Mental Health

How one man saved $1 million in 5 years

If you’re graduating from college this spring, saving for retirement probably isn’t high on your list of priorities.<p>In fact, GOBankingRates found that saving for retirement isn’t a priority for 40 percent of all Americans.<p>It certainly wasn’t at the top of Grant Sabatier’s to-do list when he …

Retirement

12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

Emotional Intelligence

Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google has always used its annual I/O conference to connect to developers in its sprawling empire. It announces new tools and initiatives, sprinkles in a little hype, and then tells those watching: choose us, and together we’ll go far. But while in previous years this message has been directed at …

Machine Learning

How To Save Money No Matter How Crappy Your Paycheck Is

You won’t be able to save a penny if you don’t ruthlessly chart your cash flow first. Grab a pen and paper and let’s do this.<p>You’d love to save money, but with that anemic paycheck of yours, it seems impossible. Chances are it isn’t, but it will continue to seem that way as long as you don’t know …

Money

Google unveils VR headsets that don't need smartphones

What the Google started at last year's I/O conference, where it announced the Daydream mobile virtual reality platform and headset, is now complete with the announcement of Google's new, standalone (no smartphone needed) VR headset project that uses inside out tracking it calls WorldSense.<p>Google's …

Virtual Reality

How I Earn $200,000+a Year from Photography

It’s kind of a crazy thing: I believe you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics, and also get rich. In this post, I’ll share some of the …

Street Photography

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Universe

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

25 Examples of A.I. That Will Seem Normal in 2027

In the last ten years, artificial intelligence has changed the world in subtle but sweeping ways, but it’s got nothing on the coming decade, if you …

Machine Learning

1360-HP Electric Supercar Just Smoked Gas-Powered Cars on the World-Famous Nurburgring

It broke its own record by nearly 20 seconds.<p>Last year, electric-car startup NIO brought its 1360-hp EP9 supercar to the Nurburgring and set a blistering time of 7:05.00, making it the quickest electric car at the famous circuit. Now, NIO says the EP9 has returned to the 'Ring and put down an …

Electric Vehicles

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

We think charisma is a gift, a special charm that some people have and others don't.<p>In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose …

Body Language

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Programming

Apple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm.<p>The study involved 6,158 participants …

Medicine

SpaceX is building the world’s most powerful rocket, and it is nearly ready to fly

The Falcon Heavy has been on Elon Musk’s mind for years: A rocket bigger than anything else currently in operation, only outstripped by the moon rockets of the Apollo program.<p>Too many years, in the minds of his critics. He’s been plotting the rocket since 2005, when he first mused about strapping …

SpaceX

This Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes

Israel’s StoreDot has done a lot of interesting stuff with battery technology, but what it’s demonstrating today at CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin is for the history books.<p>The company is launching its new FlashBattery technology, which promises to allow you to charge an electric car in just five …

Batteries

Tesla is opening Solar Roof orders today, starting with black smooth and textured tiles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced this morning that the company will open orders for the first solar roof tiles today:<p>It will start with the Black glass smooth tiles and the textured glass tiles. Other styles will follow next year.<p>The news comes as the company confirmed last week that it plans to start …

Tesla

Apple acquires sleep tracking company Beddit, but its site will stay live

Apple has acquired a sleep tracking hardware and software company, TechCrunch has confirmed. News of the acquisition was first reported by CNBC.<p>In a post on Beddit‘s privacy policy page, the company also confirmed that it has been acquired and furthermore that user information “will be collected, …

Apple

How to Make Garlic Powder That Actually Tastes Like Garlic

There is a cloudy plastic jar of garlic powder at the back of my spice drawer that is older than I am. To shake it on pizza or sprinkle it over pasta would be a song and dance. And so it remains there, to die another day. It's a security spice.<p>But this dust masquerading as garlic powder is not a …

Recipes

Apple acquires popular Apple Watch & iOS sleep tracking platform Beddit

Apple has acquired popular iOS sleep tracking platform and hardware maker Beddit. While specific details of the acquisition are unclear at this point, Beddit has updated the privacy policy on its website to announce the acquisition and note of a privacy policy change…<p>Furthermore, the Beddit iOS app …

Smartwatches

NASA’s next big space telescope is about to get extremely cold to prep for launch

The mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope is now in Houston for cryogenic testing<p>For the last couple of years, NASA’s next big space observatory — the James Webb Space Telescope — has been carefully pieced together at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. But now the telescope …

NASA

Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag Review

compose Logan Watts time May 3, 2017 comment 0<p>Paired with the proper jacket or parka, the Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag becomes an ultralight …

Patagonia

50 best resources when learning to code

50 Best Resources When Learning to CodeIntroductionLearning to code has slowly become a valuable asset. Regardless of your profession, understanding …

Programming

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving …

Exercise

'Guardians of the Galaxy' team says why it used Red's 8K camera

When director James Gunn revealed that <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> would be the first movie shot with Red's 8K Weapon camera, he triggered a bit of speculation: what prompted the move beyond the incredibly high resolution? You might have a better answer today. Red has posted a behind-the-scenes …

Comics

Exclusive Picture: Female Anaconda Strangles Male After Sex

Photographer Luciano Candisani has captured the first-ever photographs of a green anaconda squeezing her mate to death in Brazil.<p>While tracking down a particularly large snake in the swamps of Brazil, photographer Luciano Candisani got more than he'd hoped for: the first known image of a female …

Nature