mimi plain

33 Flips | 4 Magazines | 51 Likes | 8 Followers | @mimiplain | Keep up with mimi plain on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “mimi plain”

Why Satya Nadella thinks cars are the 'best thing that has happened' to Microsoft

And there's a good reason for that. Microsoft has no plans to build one, CEO Satya Nadella told attendees at the WSJ D Live conference Monday night.<p>Many of the big automakers are Microsoft customers who are using Microsoft's cloud, Azure, to host connected car apps.<p>So when the Wall Street Journal's …

Google seems to have hidden HTC involvement in Google Pixel XL code

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are “made by Google”… or at least that is what the Search Giant is trying to advertise. Though HTC is the ODM (original design manufacturer), Google is adamant on the argument that this as a work done by themselves. But with all the mystery surrounding this case, it is …

Google Pixel

DDoS Attacks That Caused Chaos on Web Were 'Sophisticated': Dyn

The denial of service attack that crippled servers across the U.S. East Coast on Friday was the result of a "sophisticated, highly distributed" assault that involved millions of internet addresses and a malicious source code, according to Dyn.<p>The internet traffic company released a blog post in …

Internet of Things gets its zombie apocalypse, and this is just the beginning

Winter is here. The Internet of Things (IoT) winter, that is.<p>All those digital routers, DVRs, "smart" kitchen appliances and IP-enabled cameras you …

New MacBook Pro Line-Up Leaks Ahead Of Official Launch

The invites to Apple’s event on Thursday October 27th arrived with a simple slogan, ”Hello again”, that echoed the “Hello” from the first Mac launch back in the eighties. If you were expecting new Mac hardware from Apple after that, you’d be right. Apple’s plans for Thursday are becoming clear, and …

MacBook Pro

How Google's self-driving car project rose from a crazy idea to a top contender in the race toward a driverless future

Now, it's seven years later, and Google's test cars have driven two million miles in four cities around the nation and have learned everything from how to honk politely to how to sense cyclists and pedestrians.<p>But Google has also failed to commercialize its cars so far — falling behind competitors …

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Mother's Health Takes Backseat To Fetus' In Wisconsin Abortion Bill

A Wisconsin state Senate committee advanced an abortion restriction on Thursday that prioritizes the health of the fetus when the pregnant woman's life and health are in danger, The Cap Times first reported.<p>The bill bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest, …

U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

Bill Nye to Grads: Become the Next Great Generation

Distinguished faculty, parents, guests, alumni, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Scarlett Knights of all ages, and especially graduates: Welcome …

Albert Einstein

Stephen Colbert to Grads: You Are Your Own Professor Now

Good morning. Oh, what a day. What a lovely day. It’s a pleasure to be addressing the Wake Forest graduating Class of 2015. I want to start by …

Wake Forest University

President Obama to Grads: We Should Invest in People Like You

Thank you. Thank you so much. Congratulations. Thank you so much. Thank you. Everybody, please have a seat. Well, hello, Watertown! It’s good to be …

College & University

Michelle Obama to Grads: Shape the Revolution

Michelle Obama gives the 2015 commencement speech at Oberlin College. Scott Shaw - Oberlin College<p>Hi! How are you all doing? Are you sure? Well, let …

Michelle Obama

Chris Matthews to Grads: 'Make Them Say No. Never Say No to Yourself'

President Donahue, Christian Brothers, other members of the faculty, my friend Frank Howard, graduates and families of the class of 2015. By the way, …

Henry Viii

Joe Plumeri to Grads: Go Out and Play in Traffic

How you doing? You doing alright? I stand between you and the thing. All the speaker, I’m the last one. So you want this to go on, right? Nah. Come …

Insurance Industry

Darren Walker to Grads: Build a Bridge to a Better World

Thank you, President Powers, for your generous words, for so warmly welcoming me back to the 40 acres, and—much more importantly—for your almost 40 …

Colorado River

Robert Redford to Grads: 'Don't Be Afraid to Take a Risk' in a 'Rough' World

Robert Redford didn’t hold back when he gave the commencement speech at Maine’s Colby College on Sunday.<p>The two-time Academy Award winner warned the …

The Arts

Robert De Niro Just Gave the Best Graduation Speech at NYU

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts rarely lacks for great graduation speeches. Just last year, director and alumnus Martin Scorsese …

Robert DeNiro

Natalie Portman to Grads: Carve Your Own Path

<i>Read more 2015 commencement speeches:</i>

Natalie Portman

5 Takeaways From the Greatest Commencement Speech of All Time

There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. …

David Foster

Tim Cook to College Grads: Don't Spend Your Life on the Sidelines (Video)

Cook delivered the commencement address at George Washington University on Sunday.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a challenge to the graduating class at George Washington University on Sunday: Someone has to change the world — it might as well be you.<p>“The sidelines are not where you want to live your …

Tim Cook

Hack a Tesla Model S, win $10,000

Calling all computer hackers: A Beijing security conference is offering $10,000 to the first person who successfully hacks into a Tesla Model S.<p>Organizers of the Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) will set up a Tesla Model S and some computers on July 16 and 17 and are inviting …

Google's "Quantum Computing Playground" lets you fiddle with quantum algorithms

Google has just launched a new web-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows users to write, run and debug software that makes use …

Quantum Physics

Report: NSA Racing to Build Quantum Computer That Could Break ‘Nearly Every Kind of Encryption’

The National Security Agency hopes to build a “cryptologically useful quantum computer” with the capability to break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect sensitive information around the globe, according to documents provided to the Washington Post by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>FILE – …

Let Go of the Fallacy of Quantum Leap Success

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most powerful force for change is the element of time. When you make small positive changes on a daily basis over an extended period, you can achieve great results.<p>We live in a society of instant gratification where …

Self-improvement

Quantum computers will leave Moore’s Law far, far behind

Classical computers are only as good as the number of transistors they have. According to Moore’s Law, that number doubles every two years.<p>That pace …

Quantum computing explained: harnessing particle physics to work faster

Around the world teams of scientists are working on the next technological revolution: quantum computing. But what makes it so special? And why do we need it? We ask physicist Dr Ruth Oulton of the Bristol University to explain.<p><b>In a normal computer, information is stored as bits. How is it</b> …

D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell On Quantum Computing And Tackling Tech’s Big Problems

It’s been a big year for D-Wave, the quantum computing technology company. In May it was announced that NASA and Google had jointly purchased a D-Wave Two computer to anchor a new ‘Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab’ to do cutting edge research on machine learning. For a relatively small company …