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Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s …

Peter Thiel

the AI powered color palette generator

333333<p>555555<p>777777<p>999999<p>BBBBBB<p>Colormind is a color scheme generator that uses deep learning. It can learn color styles from photographs, movies, and …

Internet Consortium And Publishing Forum Merger Promises Better E-Books

E-books have brought contention and inspiration to the publishing industry for years. The merger of two major industry governing bodies, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), this month promises to add an extra layer to that tumult.<p>The merger …

Multimedia
Education

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Startups

Jewish community centers in US receive nearly 50 bomb threats in 2017 so far

Most recent call prompted evacuations of 14 Jewish organizations Antisemitic incidents have been on rise since Trump election, officials say<p>Nearly 50 bomb threats have been received by Jewish community organizations in the US since the start of the year, in a climate of rising antisemitism …

Religion

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Astronaut Mark Kelly Is Now Even Older Than His Twin Brother

Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year-long sojourn in space in June. His slightly older astronaut twin, Mark Kelly, stayed home as a …

Google's Android has gotten so out of control that $55 billion Salesforce had to take drastic measures

Unlike with the Apple iPhone, it's up to smartphone manufacturers, not Google, to push out updates to customers. So there's no guarantee that any given phone will get the operating system upgrades.<p>There's also a ton of different hardware, some of which does a better job supporting certain features. …

Mobile

Exit Polls, and Why the Primary Was Not Stolen From Bernie Sanders

The background music of my life is the steady drumbeat of tweets about how Hillary Clinton stole the presidential primary from Bernie Sanders.<p>It’s there when I wake up in the morning. It’s there when I go to sleep at night. The constant thrumming of election fraud conspiracists is like the noise …

Government

A Simple Content-Based Recommendation Engine in Python - Chris Clark

We're Hiring!<p>My company, Grove Collaborative, is hiring full-stack engineers. If you like what you read here, and want to work on similar problems, …

An Open Letter To Donald Trump From A Wounded Marine

Congratulations on winning the nomination of the Republican Party. I’ve seen that you are now moving towards courting voters for the November election and I just wanted to write to let you know why you won’t be getting my vote.<p>First, a word about me. I’m an entrepreneur who regularly works on a …

Donald Trump

Is REST Best in a Microservices Architecture?

During my journey into microservices, it has become apparent that the majority of online sample/howto posts regarding implementation focus solely on …

Software Development

Watch California Transform Through Time With This Incredible Satellite Dataset

If you have’t taken a moment to appreciate the fact that hundreds of Earth-orbiting satellites are photographing our planet right now, and that this …

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say

Experts point to damage caused by erosion and pollution, raising major concerns about degraded soil amid surging global demand for food<p>The world has lost a third of its arable land due to erosion or pollution in the past 40 years, with potentially disastrous consequences as global demand for food …

University of Sheffield

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Tracking Planes with RTL-SDR

Software-defined radios (SDR) are gaining in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why — using them, your computer can tune into in an enormous range of frequencies, including FM radio, unencrypted police and fire bands, aircraft transponders, and in many countries, digital TV. The most popular SDR …

Hacker Defeats a Master Combo Lock in Under Eight Tries

On his YouTube channel, Applied Hacking, Samy Kamkar has posted a series of clever and devilish Master combination lock hacks. In this installment, he shows how easy it is to manually defeat a lock with little more than some fiddling with the dial and entering the results into an app that he’s …

Hacking

Thank the Hubble Telescope For This Jaw-Dropping Space GIF

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrated 25 years of documenting the beauty of our universe in 2015 — and to commemorate the occasion, NASA released a stunning image captured by the telescope. "This vista of starry fireworks and glowing gas is a fitting image for our celebration of 25 years of amazing …

First Look At Uber’s Co-Founder’s Shopping Concierge “Operator”

Operator wants to “unlock the 90% of commerce that’s not on the Internet”, CEO Robin Chan tells me. After two years in stealth, Chan was finally willing to give TechCrunch a peek at his startup, which he sees as the convergence of the biggest themes in tech: mobile, messaging, and the on-demand …

eCommerce

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Small But Mighty: Meet Adafruit Trinket

<i>Note: This excerpt is adapted from author Mike Barela’s new Make: Book,</i> Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket<i>.</i><p>The Arduino has revolutionized the use of microcontrollers—programmable electronics—in the last several years. This can be attributed to easy to use hardware and software at a reasonable …

5 founder-friendly financing terms that give power to entrepreneurs

In the first half of this year, the level of venture-capital investment hit its highest quarterly mark since Q2 2001. Big M&A deals like WhatsApp, Oculus and Zillow have become prolific. And more and more companies are getting financing at eye-popping valuations.<p>For many startups, the hot …

Meet 5 "Zombie" Parasites That Mind-Control Their Hosts

Hairworms turn crickets suicidal, wasps make spiders spin their last web, and more.<p>Zombies may still be a thing of fiction, but some parasites more or less turn their hosts into the walking dead.<p>These masters of mind control manipulate their hosts from within, causing them to act in …

Google uses machine learning to make its spreadsheets smarter

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Google announced on Monday that its Sheets spreadsheet application in Google Drive can now fill in missing table values using …

The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next!<p>“Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals,” screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a …

Why the World Smells Different After It Rains

Behold, the wonders of petrichor.<p>"Petrichor" is the wonderful word that describes the wonderful scent of the air after a rain shower. It comes, like so many wonderful words do, from the ancient Greek: a combination of <i>ichor</i>, the "ethereal essence" the Greeks believed flowed through the veins of …

He came back after this first-session crash and bettered his lap time in FP2 but Marc Màrquez is gonna feel this in the morning. ((For more of today's action click: mtrcycl.st/JE1bEn)) Will he continue his MotoGP domination on Sunday or does the streak end at 8?

Wanna Build a Rocket? NASA's About to Give Away a Mountain of Its Code

Forty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, NASA open sourced the software code that ran the guidance systems on the lunar module.<p>By that time, …