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I Made a News Scraper with 100 Lines of Python.

Everyday I take subway to my office, where my cellphone has no signal at all. But medium app won’t let me read stories offline, so I decided to make …

Python Programming

This mashup of 46 Nintendo melodies just made my day

No videogame company has as wonderful and diverse a collection of music as Nintendo. Composers like Koji Kondo – he composed the iconic <i>Mario</i> and <i>Zelda</i> themes, to name a few – have created an incredible sonic palette of music that’s as hummable today as 20 years ago.<p>Point is, I’ve spent <i>a lot</i> of time …

Mashups

15 Gin Cocktails You’re Missing Out On

There's nothing like a few cheeky gin cocktails to wet your whistle. These classic drinks are perfect for every season.<p>Say hello to the …

Wine & Spirits

How to Secure Your Email Now That PGP Is Compromised

If you’ve been using PGP—short for Pretty Good Privacy—to send and receive encrypted emails, it might be time to switch to a different service to …

Information Systems

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which …

Apps

Happiness Isn't a Feeling — It's a Skill That Can Be Learned

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Self Improvement<p>Can Happiness Be Learned?<p>Happiness Isn't a Feeling — It's a Skill That Can Be Learned<p>Shares<p>For most of my life, I clung …

Happiness

The telltale tap: Soundscape app brings 3D audio map to pedestrians, gaining fans well beyond those with vision loss | Stories

A new 3D “heartbeat” tapping through stereo headphones is bringing pedestrians more independence and confidence while they navigate through …

High School

Students create exoskeleton app for patient with muscular dystrophy

Zach Smith has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle degeneration. His lack of muscle control and being in a …

Computer Science

17 Easy Ways to Turn a Rotisserie Chicken into Dinner

If there was ever a grocery store shortcut worthy of an award, it's the rotisserie chicken. I believe there are few things this fully cooked bird …

Cooking

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

Welcome to 2018 and a children's book that teaches us how to find our place in the world... using the blockchain.<p>At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about …

Bedtime Stories

Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds

<i>An modified version of this article was originally published February 20, 2018.</i><p>There's no getting around physics – smartphone cameras, and therefore …

Mobile Photography

DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

Zurich-based DeepCode claims that their system — essentially a tool for analyzing and improving code — is like Grammarly for programmers. The system, which uses a corpus of 250,000 rules, reads your public and private GitHub repositories and tells you how to fix problems, remain compatible and …

Machine Learning

Where does blockchain fit best?

3 characteristics of blockchain speak to where it may find a home in your organization. Supply chain is emerging as an early use case.

Blockchain

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Penetration Test a Success

They say the best defense is a good offense, and when it comes to network and data security, there’s no better way to proactively head off hackers …

Information Security

Every Nintendo Switch Can Be Hacked, And The Tools Just Went Public

This escalated <i>quickly</i>. First a permanent boot exploit was found in the Nintendo Switch allowing hackers to run unsigned code, alongside confident claims that Nintendo is unable to patch the exploit with software or firmware updates. Weeks later, fail0verflow transformed the Switch into a …

Information Security

Heads up: Total Meltdown exploit code now available on GitHub

Remember the Total Meltdown security hole? Microsoft spread the vulnerability in every 64-bit Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patch released this year, prior …

Information Security

The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet

Film photography may seem like a relic of the past, but it’s gaining increasing popularity lately. And many photographers claim it’s still the best …

5 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them

Photography is one of the most creatively rewarding hobbies you can pick up, but when you’re first starting out it can be all too easy to become …

Landscape Photography

How to Clean Your Computer Inside and Out

It’s a tedious task you've been putting off for what could be years. But the moment has come: You're going to clean your computer inside and out. …

Social Media

The secret to grilling chicken wings

During my childhood, you could always count on there being a stash of chicken wings in the freezer. My mother had a tendency to buy chicken parts in bulk. She’d get a bag whenever we went to Costco or the local deli, and the result was a frozen surplus that could feed the family (or a small army) …

Cooking

A Comprehensive Guide to Understand and Implement Text Classification in Python

Table of Contents<p>In this article, I will explain about the text classification and the step by step process to implement it in python.<p>Text …

Deep Learning

4 Basic Steps to Take a Star Photograph

Knowing how to take a good picture of the stars is not as complicated as it may seem. Now, there are things that would obviously make it easier to …

Landscape Photography

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Using data science to brew beer — Data Science Institute

<b>MSDS alum teams up with Champion Brewing to craft Machine Learning IPA</b><p>Master of Science in Data Science alumnus Tyler Hutcherson ('17), a data …

Understanding the science of camera sensors

When we see a technical video posted online, purporting to explain some scientific concept that has to do with photography, we typically brace …

Chef John's Cuban Sandwich Recipe

"Here's how I build a Cuban, or Cubano, sandwich. I like to use pulled pork. Carnitas would work too. These ingredients and amounts are open to your …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

Apple Store

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes