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What Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump Said to Each Other When They First Met

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met Tuesday in Singapore’s Sentosa Island, kicking off a historic summit that marked the first time the …

Donald Trump

Here Are 18 Things You Might Not Have Realized Facebook Tracks About You

Including: information about your online and offline actions and other devices on your Wi-Fi network.<p>When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in April in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he said he'd have his team follow up on questions he couldn't answer in full …

Apps

AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging

There’s really no nice way to put this: In his new film, <i>Zone Out</i>, <i>Silicon Valley</i> star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not …

Artificial Intelligence

Why AI isn’t going to solve Facebook’s fake news problem

Moderation will always be a problem on a platform this huge<p>Facebook has a lot of problems right now, but one that’s definitely not going away any time soon is fake news. As the company’s user base has grown to include more than a quarter of the world’s population, it has (understandably) struggled …

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

#BoycottNRA: Hertz and Avis are the latest companies to cut ties with gun lobby as movement gains steam

Several major companies — Enterprise Holdings, First National Bank of Omaha, Symantec, Hertz and Avis — have ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picks up steam.<p>Enterprise — the parent company of car-rental brands Enterprise, …

Guns

The week in 36 photos

Take a look at 36 photos of the week from February 16 through February 22.

Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine

In most coffee shops, you can choose a cup of joe brewed with beans from countries like Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Yemen. Now, a new crop of coffee growers is working to get coffee brewed from California-grown beans included on those menus.<p>When Mark Gaskell moved to California after working …

Coffee

How to stop websites from using your computer to mine Bitcoin (and more)

Mining cryptocurrencies is a great way to earn small amounts of residual income (that could possibly be worth much more in the future). This is becoming an alternative revenue source some websites (and people with more nefarious intentions) are banking on.<p>Salon.com, for example, is giving readers …

Cryptocurrency

Nominees in the 2018 World Press Photo Contest

The top images being considered to win awards in the 61st annual World Press Photo Contest ​have just been released, with the final announcement of the winners coming on April 12. Jury members selected the nominees in eight categories, including the new environment category, from submissions made …

Central Africa

A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia

Russia is a land of stories. Stories of the czar and his people, of Lenin and the revolution, of the Great Patriotic War; of the transformation of a backward land into a mighty, modern industrial state; of Sputnik, of Laika, of Gagarin. Then the story of Stalin’s reign of terror, the story of a …

Civil Service

The Police Case Against Bibi Netanyahu

Citizens are innocent until proven guilty, but Prime Ministers are not mere citizens. According to Israeli law, Prime Ministers need not resign unless they are convicted of a serious crime. But precedent holds that Prime Ministers should not serve if they are merely indicted—that, once indicted, …

Israel

Israel’s decision to put a Palestinian teen on trial could come back to bite it

OFER, West Bank — Slouching in her chair and mouthing messages to her friends and family from under a cascade of strawberry-blond curls, Ahed Tamimi in many ways appears to be an everyday teenager.<p>But the tussle of television cameras and photographers that crowded in for a shot of her in the dock …

A giant float at this German carnival didn't hold back in mocking Trump's Russia problem

A carnival held in the German city of Düsseldorf played host to an array of eye-catching parade floats — including one attempting to visualise Donald Trump's relationship with Russia.<p>The float, which was paraded through the streets on Monday, showed a naked representation of the US president being …

Software as a Service in 2018: Artificial intelligence and new apps are reshaping a key cloud sector

First, the bad news when it comes to Software as a Service in 2018: The market is maturing. Growth is expected to cool a bit. And artificial …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Pikazo Uses Artificial Intelligence to Turn Pics into Masterpieces

<b>The Pikazo app uses a special neural algorithm to transform snapshots into works of art.</b>Many children are natural-born artists, creating crayon …

The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.<p>It’s a striking position from the world’s richest man and a self-described techno-optimist …

Bill Gates

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

Machine Learning

7 Beginner Tips for Shooting Better Landscape Photos

When I was growing up, I spent several summers living with my father on the Isle of Skye in northern Scotland. As a teenager, I didn’t have an …

Scientists Have Found a New Form of Hydrogen

Hydrogen is an element that we’re all familiar with as it makes up around 75 percent of the Universe’s total mass and over 90 per cent of atoms. You …

Are Earth's Magnetic Poles About to Flip?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>The …

Researchers discover blood vessels in lab-grown mini-brains

Growing brains in laboratories was just the start for scientists. Next up is vasculature. By studying the naturally occurring capillaries discovered on the mini-brains, researchers from Brown University say that they will be able to conduct bigger investigations into things like strokes and …

Concussion

The History You Know Is Wrong

The shocking assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov today in Ankara, amidst a rising tide of global violence and instability, has pitched …

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Gartner's Top 10 Tech Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore in 2017

Steadfast robots replace hotel desk clerks and retail workers, autonomous cars and drones transport robots that deliver packages more efficiently, shopping sprees take place in virtual reality – these are just a few of the innovations Gartner, Inc. predicted during a webcast entitled, “The Gartner …

Internet of Things

Scenes from the Siege of Aleppo: Pictures

Using Color Theory to Improve Website Accessibility

There are tons of articles and guides about <b>color theory</b> and its importance for every web designer. Colors are really essential in design and may even …

The Best Machine Learning Books To Go From Novice To Expert

There’s no single book that can help you fully master machine learning. It’s a complicated subject that spans many topics, purposes, and of course …

Machine Learning

Neurala Deep Learning Software Empowers New Drone Applications For Autonomy And Object Recognition

Industry: Technology<p>Neurala’s Brains for Bots SDK Provides Real-Time Learning, Object Recognition and Following Capabilities For Linux, Android and …