Jean-Pierre Theron

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Fe Makes an Outstanding First Impression

While Fe might be the name of an upcoming EA Originals game made by Swedish developer Zoink Games, Fe is also the name of a tiny, black, fox-like …

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Leadership

Woman Loses Her Engagement Ring in Garden, Finds It 13 Years Later Wrapped Around a Carrot

Well, this is a new one.<p>In September of 2004, Mary Grams, an 84-year-old woman from Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while doing some yard …

Engagement Rings

How Much Do We Really Know About The Speed of Light?

Light-speed, explained.<p>In one of his videos from earlier this year, YouTuber Joe Scott, host of "Answers With Joe," takes on the glaring question of …

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Wearable Tech

Facebook again under fire for spreading illegal content

An investigation by a British newspaper into child sexual abuse content and terrorist propaganda being shared on Facebook has once again drawn critical attention to how the company handles complaints about offensive and extremist content being shared on its platform.<p>And, indeed, how Facebook’s …

California will start charging electric vehicle fees in 2020

While some states are still offering incentives for electric vehicle buyers, California will soon become the biggest state to start charging fees for EV ownership. California is estimated to account for about half of the country's EV sales, so the state is keen on recuperating some of the money it …

Amazon Is Opening Up This Echo Feature to Other Manufacturers

Amazon Echo has been a massive hardware hit, and now the e-commerce giant is letting other manufacturers use its technology in their own …

Why Calista Flockhart is Badly Missed on SUPERGIRL

Despite leaving the series early in season two, it’s just been announced (via <i>Deadline</i>) that actress Calista Flockhart is officially returning to</i> …

Scientists Have Peered into a Black Hole and Taken a Photo of Its Event Horizon for the Very First Time

The first attempt to peer inside a black hole and take an image of its event horizon—the point of no return—appears to have been a success, with no …

Google's new site showcases its open source projects and favorite tools

Over the years, Google has not only implemented numerous pieces open source software in its own products and services, but also contributed several tools for people to use in their own projects.<p>That includes things like a JPEG encoder which can reduce file sizes by 35 percent, beautiful usable …

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise incapable of movement. A humanoid machine appears at your side, bowing to its task with ceremonial formality. With a brisk sequence of motions, the machine removes a large panel …

Singularity

Samsung Gear IconX deal takes $50 off for a “limited time”

While you’re struggling to grab a pair of Apple’s AirPods in this somewhat ridiculous market deprivation phase we’re in, why not consider a cheaper …

Google Play Store gains 'Free App of the Week' section

It can be tough to navigate the Play Store and find a quality new app, but Google is making that process easier with its Free App of the Week section.<p>…

Apps

Nokia 6 global launch will span 120 markets through spring (along with Nokia 3, 5, 3310)

HMD Global has announced that it is launching all of the Nokia-branded devices it launched at MWC 2017 in 120 countries over the course of the second …

Mobile Technology

Google now offers a free Android app every week

Google has quietly launched a new section on its Play Store, offering one app that normally costs money for free every week.<p>Called "Free App of the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. A self-driving Uber got into an accident in Arizona and flipped onto its side.</b> Uber has suspended autonomous car testing in the state.<p><b>2. A visit to a Seoul escort-karaoke bar by a party of Uber execs in 2014 led to an HR complaint from a female employee, according to The Information.</b> CEO Travis …

Wall Street

'NBA Jam' creator talks about Midway's little-known history

If you hung around arcades in the 1990s, you were likely extremely familiar with Midway sports games like <i>NBA Jam</i> and <i>NFL Blitz</i>. Apparently, though, even these classics have a few secrets left. Former Midway design lead Mark Turmell has participated in a Reddit AMA where he revealed a handful of …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Jeff Bezos suits up in giant robot armor as Amazon prepares to take over the world

Looking for another terrifying 2017 moment to keep you up at night? We can't imagine why, but here ya go: Jeff Bezos in a giant mechanical robot …

11 Reasons Why Your Relationship With Money Is Keeping You Poor

You're reading 11 Reasons Why Your Relationship With Money Is Keeping You Poor, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Personal Finance

Tesla Camper Mode: I Went Camping in the Trunk of a Model S

I Went Camping in the Trunk of a $145,000 Tesla<p>Elon Musk inadvertently spawned a subculture that's hacking the Model S into a 21st century tent.<p>By …

This New Study Might Actually Explain The Weirdness That Is Déjà Vu

But we still don’t know if it’s a good thing.<p>In French, déjà vu literally translates to "already seen", and describes the phenomenon of having the …

10 apps to help make you a morning person

It's time to kick that snooze habit once and for all.<p>How you spend your morning can be a good indicator for how you spend your entire day. A good …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled

<i>Editor's note, October 11th, 2016, 10:30AM ET: On September 2nd, 2016, Samsung issued a recall on the Galaxy Note 7 because of a safety concern with the battery. The company halted sales and recalled all 2.5 million devices it manufactured. It then issued replacement devices that were deemed to be</i> …

How Microsoft Predicted The Smartphone's Future

For all of the new hardware and tweaked form factors in the latest generation of smartphones, one thing has remained constant. If you want to do something with your phone you need to open an application, and all of your applications are going to be found in a rectangular grid of icons. Open up an …

Apps

Do You Even Lift? Why Lifting Weights Is More Important For Your Health Than You Think

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Lifting weights can seem inaccessible if you don’t know how to do it. Pascal, CC BY-SARegular participation in …

Exercise

The Debate At The Heart Of The Digital Age

<i>This column was posted today on the Box blog here.</i><p>As we’ve all seen by now, last week the US Government made an unprecedented request to Apple: help create software to bypass the iPhone’s self-destruct capabilities, thus weakening the security protections its customers (consumers, businesses, and …

Innovation

Oscars gift bag worth $200k to include breast lift, sex toy and walking tour of Japan

All acting and directing nominees will receive PR goodie bag of beauty goods and luxury experiences from brands hoping to capitalise on Oscar hopefuls’ fame, via LA product placement firm<p>Oscar nominees in this year’s major categories will go home with a gift bag worth $200,000, featuring such …

Walking Tours

This 3D display on Kickstarter is straight out of Star Wars

The Holovect Volumetric Display, which draws dots, lines, and shapes in mid-air with light, is the brainchild of Jaime Ruiz-Avila, who was inspired by early sci-fi movies.<p>The first model failed to get enough funding on Kickstarter, but Ruiz-Avila is working on another prototype that displays a …