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It’s a “great shame,” says Silicon Valley insider Jaron Lanier, that so much of big tech’s AI has been aimed at manipulating you.<p>Critiquing social media these days is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Singling out the almost mindless narcissism is an easy target, as is pointing to the social …

Social Media

Run Long, Race Strong

The goal of training is to deposit as much fitness as possible into your training account. Little deposits day after day add up. But once you are …

Humans Didn’t Evolve From a Single Ancestral Population

In the 1980s, scientists learned that all humans living today are descended from a woman, dubbed “Mitochondrial Eve,” who lived in Africa between …

Humanity

Magic Leap's long-awaited headset will ship this summer -- and everything else we learned

On Wednesday, after nearly four years of secrets and speculation, the $2.3 billion Magic Leap revealed that its first mixed-reality headset will hit the market this summer, exclusively on AT&T.<p>The news came during the company's third livestream on Twitch -- you can watch a replay here -- and it …

Augmented Reality

Earth's oldest biological colour discovered in rocks beneath Sahara Desert

The discovery of the world's oldest biological colour could help explain why it took 4 billion years for animal life to form on Earth.<p>International …

Earth Science

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station.<p>In Qingdao, a city famous for its German colonial heritage, cameras powered by artificial intelligence helped the police snatch two dozen criminal …

Artificial Intelligence

Hear Stanley Kubrick Explain the 2001: A Space Odyssey Ending In a Rare, Unearthed Video

The director famously refused to give his interpretation of the sci-fi masterpiece.<p>When it was originally released in 1968, audiences didn't really know what the hell to think of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. In fact, 250 critics walked out of the New York premiere, literally asking aloud, "What is this …

unearthedvideo

Microsoft bets big on cognitive services in artificial intelligence race

In a race to dominate the artificial intelligence (AI) space, Microsoft is bringing the power of AI to users and organisations through ‘Microsoft …

Artificial Intelligence

Spiders fly on the currents of Earth’s electric field

Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind …

Insects

The Balancing Act: Speed vs. Endurance

While many runners can tend to over-complicate training, when you get down to the bare bones of it all, training is essentially a balancing act. …

Marathons

7 surprising companies where you can work on cutting-edge AI technology

Consider yourself lucky if you happen to be studying machine learning, data science, business intelligence, or any other field that relates to AI. While automation slowly eats away at human jobs, the demand for AI talent continues to grow at an accelerating pace.<p>According to employment search …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Small Outdoor Spaces That Deserve Instagram Fame

Having a small backyard area doesn't mean you can't enjoy the outdoors as much as those with large, sweeping grass lawns (in fact, without all the …

Outdoor Spaces

Best Pitch Decks: The Early Stage Pitch Decks Of The Hottest Funded Startups

What does it take to create a winning pitch deck that gets your startup funded?<p>Whether you are still at seed stage, or are preparing for a follow up series of funding, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides. Not long ago I covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley …

Startups

Scientists Just Found The Cause of Earth's First Global Warming That Triggered Mass Extinctions

We can learn from this.<p>The emergence of life on Earth was obviously a time of great change for our wee blue marble. Plants and algae had evolved some …

Climate Change

Machine learning to predict component failure

The Army will be using cloud-based machine learning software predict when Bradley Fighting Vehicles need maintenance.

Machine Learning

Why tech’s favorite color is making us all miserable

The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems. Designers and technologists should take cues from military history and embrace the orange.<p>When I was 14, I saved up money from my first web design job to trick out a really nice gaming PC. I …

bluelight

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

5 Signs of a Toxic Workplace That Should Be Stopped Immediately

If these things are happening at work, try these coping strategies to keep your sanity.<p>Much has been written about hiring and developing top performers in the workplace, but less attention has been paid to the effects of toxic workers on their organizations.<p>The term "toxic workers" is in vogue. The …

The Workplace

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Headphones may start to look like old technology in 2019 when Noveto, a startup based in Israel, showcases its new "focused audio" devices to attendees of the biggest tech show of any year, CES.<p>Noveto has come up with a technology that can do exactly the same thing as headphones — deliver sound …

Consumer Tech

What Your Body Actually Needs During Different Types of Endurance Exercise

Hydration is only one piece of the nutrition puzzle faced by endurance athletes, so at Precision Hydration we get a lot of questions about how to …

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Self-help

Virtual Reality's Role In Building The Next Generation Of Jails

Strolling down the hall of the brand new El Centro jail expansion, opened April 2018, Correctional Officer Sergio Romero points out the holding cells near the processing center, the strip search room, and the nursing station. Comprised of 274 beds, the jail is arranged in dormitories instead of the …

Virtual Reality

David Byrne review – still making sense

One strand of western thought still assumes that the mind and the body are distinct. To generalise, dance music is for bodies while art rock, say, titillates the mind.<p>David Byrne begins each night on the highly unorthodox tour for his most recent album, <i>American Utopia</i>, seated at a table stroking a …

Janelle Monáe

Five New Moves to Relieve Tight Hips

The demands of training paired with time at a desk can leave many of us with tight hips. Tight hips manifest in many ways, from back and knee pain to …

Yoga

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

You Have Only So Much Time: Here's How the Most Successful People Use Theirs

People who get to the end of their days and assess their lives positively have one thing in common--they're intentional about their behaviors in the here and now.<p>It can be sobering to think about the finite amount of time you've been given. And like it or not, how you assess your life when you get …

Self-improvement

When Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks Your Brain Out of Sync

In 1956, the renowned cognitive psychologist George Miller published one of the field’s most widely cited papers, “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or …

People kicking these food delivery robots is an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots

The company behind tiny food delivery robots has admitted that people are kicking its machines — and it's an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots.<p>Starship Technologies was launched in 2014 by Skype cofounders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis. It makes 22-inch tall robots that roll …

Robotics

General AI, the "holy grail" of AI, demonstrated for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>AI’s that can learn quickly, and from very small data sets, will fundamentally change how we train AI’s, their capabilities, …

Artificial Intelligence

The future of computing is at the edge | Financial Times

The economics of big data — and the machine learning algorithms that feed on it — have been a gift to the leading cloud computing companies. By …