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WatchOS 5 makes those pricey $10,000 Apple Watch Editions obsolete

The idea of luxury watches is that they last a lifetime, maybe more. Patek Philippe makes this explicit with its tagline, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”<p>Clearly Apple didn’t get the memo, though. The company’s ultra-expensive Apple Watch …

The Only Houseplants You Can Be Trusted With: A Guide

<b>Spider Plant</b><p>This easy-to-care-for houseplant is ideal if you’re not a natural gardener. Requires well-drained soil, indirect light, surprisingly no spiders and occasional watering. So simple!<p><b>Succulents</b><p>Aloe plants and cactuses are perfect low-maintenance houseplants. Minimal water and very little …

10 Firefox Dev Tools things that you might not know yet

I am a fan of the Browser Dev Tools, the secret power weapon 🚀 for all us Web Developers.<p>Without them, we’d look at a web page in despair, trying to …

7 Gmail tips every emailer should know

Google overhauled Gmail with a new look and a host of new features including Smart Compose, and you can get the new Gmail right now. While the new additions are appreciated, Gmail has a number of oldies but goodies that you may have overlooked. Here are seven such features that make Gmail …

Google

'God of War' is the game I've been waiting for my whole life

There is a moment early in <i>God of War</i> when Kratos and his son Atreus are hunting a boar in the woods near their house. Atreus shoots it with an arrow …

The Last Jedi has something unusual for a Star Wars movie: Nuance

This darkly funny adventure isn’t perfect, but it’s full of genuine surprises.<p>Spoiler-free assessment<p>There are a lot of good things I expected from</i> …

Artificial intelligence is attempting to write the next 'Game of Thrones' book

With the TV show now firmly ahead of the books, fans might have to wait until 2019 to see how George R.R. Martin's epic saga wraps up.<p>So to give us some much-needed new material to over-analyze in the meantime, an algorithm has started to write the sixth book for us, and its predictions back up …

Skype’s interview feature pairs video calls with a code editor

Skype recently launched a preview version of a new feature that could be appealing to people who conduct technical interviews online. Now, while on a video call, Skype users have the option to simultaneously use a real-time code editor through the platform's new Interviews site.<p>There are some …

Python Top 10 Articles (v.August 2017)

Python Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.August 2017)<p><b>For the past month,</b> we ranked nearly 1,700 Python articles to pick the Top 10 stories that …

Machine Learning

10 Super-Useful React Components, Libraries & Tools

React is an open source JavaScript library developed by Facebook that allows for building advanced UIs. What makes React so interesting is that you …

Tutorial for building a Web Application with Amazon S3, Lambda, DynamoDB and API Gateway

I recently attended Serverless Day at the AWS Loft in downtown San Francisco. During the workshop section we built a serverless web application for …

Cloud Computing

10 Free Onboarding UIs Built With CSS and JavaScript

The goal of onboarding is to get new users acquainted with an interface. This comes in many different styles, and there is no right way to do it. But …

What Is The Universe's Third Most Common Element?

In the earliest stages of the Universe, it was too hot to form neutral atoms or even atomic nuclei, as they’d immediately be blasted apart by a collision. By time the Universe had expanded and cooled enough that we could form stable nuclei, things were sparse enough that we wound up with 75% …

Universe

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 …

Before you build another machine-learning startup, read this

The hype around artificial intelligence/machine learning has reached mythic proportions. Some commentators are calling AI the fourth industrial revolution. Others are calling it the new electricity. And I’m a believer. An incredible amount of money is pouring into companies focused on AI/ML, as it …

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

The First Galaxies: What We Know And What We Still Need To Learn

When you think of a galaxy today, you think of something like the Milky Way: hundreds of billions of stars, grand spiral arms, loaded with gas and dust, and ready to form the next generation of stars. Such a behemoth exerts a tremendous gravitational pull acting on everything else nearby. And you …

New study: Humans may falter when taking control of self-driving cars

The sort-of-self-driving cars of the near future might pose a problem<p>Long before we have fully autonomous cars – ones in which we can kick back and catch up on <i>Westworld</i> as our faithful robot delivers us safely to work – we'll live in a world of shared responsibility. Tesla Autopilot and other …

America’s 11 most beautiful streets

Did your favorite avenue make the list?<p>On the heels of Curbed’s most ambitious project yet—a multimedia deep dive into 10 streets that define America—we decided to take another look at urban areas across the country to discover our country’s prettiest streets. From narrow, picturesque cobblestones …

Now — And The Physics Of Time

Time is elusive and enigmatic. The moment <i>now</i> is ephemeral.<p>Quandaries and confusion about time date back as far as Aristotle and Augustine, and as recently as Einstein and Feynman.<p>Physicists understand much about time, how its flow varies depending on velocity and gravity, but they haven't reached …

Physics

iOS 10 review: It’s the little things that matter

Apple’s iOS 10 update for iPhones and iPads is the biggest software refresh the iPhone-maker has launched in years, adding a host of major and minor new features that completely change the iOS experience.<p>I’ve been using beta versions of iOS 10 on my iPhone 6s and iPad Pro since June. While some of …

This Is Why It Costs So Much to Rent an Apartment in the U.S.

Millennials have no desire to be homeowners.<p><i>USA Today</i> reported apartment lease renewals hit an all-time high of nearly 54% in 2016. This is up from …

The 12 most visually arresting games on Xbox One

From the scenic grandeur of The Witcher and Rise of the Tomb Raider, to the handcrafted beauty of Ori and the Blind Forest, here are some of the most evocative visual experiences on Microsoft’s latest console

Tomb Raider

11 iPhone Apps That Will Ensure All Your Pics Are Lit AF

Step up your photo game.

This Skills Gap Is Hurting America’s Housing Market

While America’s housing market is recovering, the construction industry has struggled to catch up. Nationwide, the median price for existing and new …

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Mega Cities

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Self-help

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us

You've probably heard that the crisp blue light emitted by everything from TVs to tablets to smartphones is wreaking havoc on our health.<p>As far as the range of visible light goes, blue light — which is also given off by the sun — is near the brightest. (If our phones and tablets weren't also graced …