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SolarCity Just Produced Enough Power to Charge Every Tesla on the Planet

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk should be over the moon right now: The reveal of the Tesla Model 3 (tsla) at the end of March was a veritable …

Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

BitTorrent

IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform made famous by beating the three best <i>Jeopardy!</i> champions ever several years ago, bought Denver-based AlchemyAPI today. It did not reveal the purchase price.<p>The acquisition gives Watson a key piece of machine learning technology. The deal also gives …

Here’s Why People Trust Human Judgment Over Algorithms

You’d think after years of using Google Maps we’d trust that it knows what it’s doing. Still, we think, “Maybe taking the backroads would be faster.”<p>That’s an example of what researchers call “algorithm aversion”: even when an algorithm consistently beats human judgment, people prefer to go with …

Artificial Intelligence

Startups With Shorter Names Are More Likely to Succeed, Study Finds

Writing a recipe for startup success is like trying to bottle lightning. Estimates, after all, put the startup failure rate as high as 90 percent; …

Insightful Infographic Instructs You on How to Have the Perfect Workday

If you feel like you don't accomplish as much as you'd like during the day, perhaps there's a better way to structure your time. A recent experiment by the productivity app DeskTime finds that the highest-performing employees work for a consecutive 52 minutes before taking a 17-minute break. To …

Time Management

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free “news” stories spread like wildfire. …

What Is Heartbleed? The Video

You’ve probably heard about Heartbleed. You’ve probably been told that, as far as security vulnerabilities go on the Internet, it’s pretty damned scary.<p>But what <i>is</i> Heartbleed? How does it work? Why is it something that you should care about? This Khan Academy-style* video tries to break it all …