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Humans and robots are on the cusp of a sexual intimacy we may never reverse

If you could construct a sexual partner that was faithful, beautiful, and responsive to your every wish, would you?<p>It’s a question Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, thinks a lot about. In July 2017, she and fellow ethicist Noel Sharkey published a report …

Robotics

Amazon will now tell Prime members what to wear via a new “Outfit Compare” feature

Amazon has been steadily pushing its way into fashion over the past several years, with investments in its own private labels – from workwear to activewear – plus increased fashion ad spending and even its own trend-obsessed TV show, Style Code Live. Now the online retailer is looking to dole out …

eCommerce

iPhone 7 Plus Teardown

Teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus performed on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

Mobile Technology

Trouble's brewing in Canada

Jared Dillian, the former Lehman Brothers trader and noted financial writer, says that low oil prices have hurt the Canadian economy and that the real-estate market is near the peak of a massive bubble.<p>In a video interview with Mauldin Economics, Dillian notes he shorted the Canadian dollar almost …

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

Bitcoin: What It Is And How It Works

Demystifying the cryptocurrency<p>What Is Bitcoin?<p>In 2008, a programmer issued a white paper in which he argued that we need an Internet currency not subject to the fees and permissions of third-party intermediaries. So he came up with the digital equivalent of cash online, a system that lets …

How Apple obsessive John Gruber built Daring Fireball, the world’s most powerful one-man media company

Since 2002, Gruber has owned a chunk of the conversation about Apple — and he does it all solo.<p>More than a decade ago, as Apple was starting to transition from Microsoft’s also-ran PC rival to a globally dominant consumer hardware company, John Gruber was making a big leap of his own. After …

Media Industry

What My Three Years At Netflix Taught Me About Scaling A Startup

Ariel Tseitlin began working on Netflix’s cloud platform in 2011. Here’s what it taught him about culture and high-speed innovation.<p>I joined Netflix at the beginning of 2011, just as the company was making the transition from operating in the data center to the public cloud. My job was to help …

Startups

Morgan Freeman has been traveling around the world learning about how we see God

The man famous for his godly voice and portraying God in “Bruce Almighty” doesn’t believe in God — at least in the traditional way.<p>Morgan Freeman believes that man invented God. But that doesn’t mean he is an atheist.<p>“My opinion does not question the existence of God, merely how we arrived at the …

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Used for Good or Evil (and That's Exactly Why You Need It)

Is using emotional intelligence ethical? The surprising answer: It depends.<p>"The power to do good is also the power to do harm."<p>--Milton Friedman<p>If you follow my column, you know I'm a fan of developing emotional intelligence. Put simply, emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Things That Could Tell Others A Lot About Your Personality Secrets

Sometimes we tend to judge people by their attitude rather than getting to know the person. Each of us also has our own unique threshold for …

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.<p>We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by ― and that may be negatively affecting our health.<p>In fact, a 2011 World …

Android flavors through the years

This Man’s Hilarious Journey To Weight Loss Should Be An SNL Sketch

This viral video is unlike typical fare because it features a few recognizable faces, but it suitably parodies self-improvement videos across the internet. The short film, directed by Ben Berman, premiered last month at Sundance, and now it’s bursting across YouTube. Current <i>SNL</i> star Beck Bennett …

Weight Loss

Till We Meet Again Mukesh, Au Revoir

Saying goodbye to someone you look up to, someone you’ve learned so much from, someone who is a mentor and friend, is never easy. Over the past …

India

APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO — 2016

It also sold 74.7 million iPhones — another record. The company could not be in better shape.<p>And yet Apple is a troubled beast:<p>The fear is that Apple is at its peak, and the only way from here is down.<p>Of course, only idiots bet against Apple. The company has a history of confounding its critics by …

Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

THE 1,000,000,000 CLUB: The elite apps and platforms that have more than a billion users

"This may sound a little ridiculous to say, but for us, products don't really get that interesting to turn into businesses until they have about 1 billion people using them," he said during Facebook's third-quarter earnings call in 2014.<p>On Monday, one of the social network's sister apps just got …

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

12 Work Hacks To Keep You Sharp And Focused Throughout The Day

Demolish that to-do list.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Let's be honest: Concentrating on work for eight hours straight is downright impossible.<p>An office is packed with …

This Epic Flowchart on Procrastination Applies to Pretty Much Everyone, Always

Is there work to do? You'll want to work through this, first.<p>Is there work to do? You'll want to work through this, first.<p>Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well. --Mark Twain<p>Sure, there are a thousand and one guides out there to help you get over your bad …

Procrastination

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Research suggests this is the best music to listen to for optimal productivity

Luckily, music can help get us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

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MySQL is a better NoSQL. When considering a NoSQL use case, such as key/value storage, MySQL makes more sense in terms of performance, ease of use, …

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than Running

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than RunningCANOTTIERI CEREA, TURIN, ITALY - 2015/11/08: The Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale (NZ) in …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Amazon explains its secret weapon in the cloud wars

About a year ago, Amazon introduced Lambda, which it describes as "a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you."<p>That sounds like a lot of buzzwords, but developers and customers like Major League Baseball and …

How Amazon took control of the cloud | John Naughton

Amazon’s fast-growing web services have become a critical component in our computing universe<p>The internet, in just two decades, has gone from something that seemed exotic to most people to a utility that is taken for granted – like electricity. Just as most people – at least in industrial societies …

History