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This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

Surge in airline hiring boosts interest in aspiring pilots

DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a …

Airlines

Airplane Air Makes People Really Sick Over Time, According to 2 New Scientific Studies

It's a new study--but an issue people have known about for years.<p>Flying stinks--and we're not just talking about the service and the experience of being crammed into coach.<p>Instead, this is about the air quality aboard commercial airplanes.<p>A pair of new scientific studies says it's often polluted …

The billion-dollar startups revolutionizing healthcare you should be watching in 2018

There was no shortage in funding for healthcare and biotech startups in 2017.<p>By the end of the year, a new crop of unicorns were born, while others increased their already billion-dollar valuations.<p>From companies harnessing the plant microbiome to buzzy biotechs working on cutting-edge technology, …

Digital Health

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Makes The Force Awakens Much More Interesting

Back when it came out, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> played like a straightforward homage to 1977’s <i>Star Wars</i>. It was plenty fun, but wasn’t all that …

Star Wars

DIY Shutters

<b>Make these DIY shutters to give your home a fresh, rustic look.</b><p>November 2014<p><i>By Karah Bunde</i><p><i>Looking to create a unique, rustic style without breaking</i> …

DIY

Augmented reality will transform city life

It’s understandable to feel underwhelmed by augmented reality thus far; AR won’t really become interesting and practical in a mass market way until it can do more than just place 3D objects on tables. Despite this, AR is already changing our urban lives, even if the technology’s effects aren’t …

Augmented Reality

Primer: How to Clean A Hydration Pack

Outdoor adventuring 101: stay hydrated. We’re all quite aware of this necessity while traversing the fine national parks and backcountry badlands of …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

Ron Howard Narrates STAR WARS in Nerdist Presents ARRESTED REBELLION

Earlier this summer, Lucasfilm opted to replace directing duo Lord and Miller with Ron Howard for their developing Young Han Solo movie. We can …

Arrested Development

Clever Ways to Use Awkward Spaces in Your Kitchen

If you've ever priced a kitchen renovation, you probably know that custom cabinets are very, very expensive. Which leaves most people working with …

Home Depot

Innovating A Backyard Solar Battery System

Ever on the lookout for creative applications for tech, [Andres Leon] built a solar powered battery system to keep his Christmas lights shining. It …

17 Ways to Master Using Spray Foam at Home

Despite the obvious drawbacks-it’s messy, sticky and impossible to remove once it cures-there’s nothing better than spray foam for sealing …

Artificial intelligence can make America’s public sector great again

First, let’s define what AI looks like for federal government use.<p>Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., just drafted forward-looking legislation that aims to establish a select committee of experts to advise agencies across the government on the economic impact of federal artificial intelligence.<p>AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Woodworking: 10 easy ways to build your own pergola

Building a pergola is one of the easiest woodworking/DIY tasks out there—so if you're keen to test your skills, this is a good place to …

Why Synthetic Sensors Could Be The Future Of Smart Kitchen Monitoring

Will the smart kitchen of the future be stocked with arrays of distributed sensors or could a single suite of sensors, localized on a credit-card …

Lap dances on a plane: Woman filmed giving in-flight lap dance claims she's 'absolutely mortified’

A female passenger aboard a Ryanair flight claims she’s “mortified” after footage of her giving a lap dance to a fellow passenger went viral online.<p>Tracy Bolton, a 39-year-old mother of three, was flying from Manchester, England, to Ibiza, Spain, when she hopped on top of 31-year-old Shaun …

One year later, here’s the state of the chatbot economy

“What’s the state of the global chatbot economy today?”<p>That’s a question I’ve been asked a lot lately and one that I’m hoping to get more answers to by attending the second edition of Chatbot Summit in Berlin at the end of the month. Since bot mania took over the tech world nearly a year and a half …

Chatbots

The First Space-Based 'Nation', Asgardia, Plans to Illegally Store Data Off-Planet

Space-Based Nation<p>Late last year, an international group of scientists announced that they were going ahead with plans to launch the first ever …

EduExo: Robotic exoskeletons for everyone

For decades robotic exoskeletons were the subject of science fiction novels and movies. But in recent years, exoskeleton technology has made huge …

Exoskeletons

Your Camera Wants to Kill the Keyboard

Snapchat knew it from the start, but in recent months Google and Facebook have all but confirmed it: The keyboard, slowly but surely, is fading into …

Sleep it off: What you can and can’t learn from sleep tracking wearables

Most wearables can track sleep, but will you learn anything useful from them?<p>Fitness trackers didn't always monitor sleep, but the feature is now a …

62 DIY Projects To Transform Your Backyard

Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting …

Landscaping

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested on gun charge after loaded firearm found in carry-on

A Southwest Airlines pilot was arrested on a weapons charge in New York Monday after airport security officers discovered a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.<p>Erik Gibson, 55, was slated to pilot a flight to Chicago when Transportation Security Administration officials found the .380-caliber …

How The Red Bull Air Race uses telemetry to judge pilots and conjure ghost planes

Since the dawn of the running shoe, technology has played a key role in the evolution of sports, with perhaps no greater synergy between tech and …

Boeing and JetBlue Are Funding Electric Aircraft

The hybrid electric aircraft startup Zunum Aero announced that it had received an investment from Boeing and JetBlue.<p>“I consider us very fortunate to …

Star

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Baidu AI achieves 'zero shot learning' ability using natural language - ExtremeTech

Baidu AI achieves ‘zero shot learning’ ability using natural language<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Artificial Intelligence

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Augmented Reality

It’s Time to Modernize the Skies

High up in airport control towers and in darkened tracking facilities, a technological revolution is set to take your next flight into the 21st …

Nextgen