Nishanth Oblirajan

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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 …

The ending of Avengers: Infinity War was teased years ago and we all totally missed it

Did you spot it?<p>The big superhero mash-up that was Avengers: Infinity War was finally released back in April, giving Marvel fans plenty of thrills …

Someone drew the Tube map on an aerial photo of London and it's totally mesmerising

When you take a photo from an airplane, the last thing you'd expect is for a complete and utter stranger to draw a load of squiggly lines over it. …

Bill and Melinda Gates Just Wrote an Extraordinary Annual Letter That Teaches Us 7 Powerful Leadership Lessons

In their phenomenal Annual Letter released yesterday, Bill and Melinda Gates take us to leadership school.<p>A decade ago, Bill and Melinda Gates began writing about their enormous philanthropic efforts impacting the world, which they highlight in their annual letter.<p>They just released their 10th …

Hasselblad X1D review: 50 million astonishing pixels

Shooting with this medium format camera is a transformative experience<p>There’s a class of cameras designed almost exclusively for studio use. Expensive, hulking things, they live their lives on tripods, churning out exquisite portraits and other specialist photography for truly committed …

Google releases huge HDR+ image dataset for researchers

Google's HDR+ image processing is almost magical at times, and it's all thanks to machine learning. Just a few years ago, Google's cameras were below …

This Iron Man Mask Could Be the Future of Toys

It makes absolutely perfect sense that augmented reality would find its way into an Iron Man toy. Tony Stark and AR go together like peanut butter …

Foxconn is working with RED to make cheaper and smaller 8K cameras

Foxconn, AKA Hon Hai Precision Industry, AKA the company that made your iPhone, is working with digital cinema pioneer RED to create affordable 8K cameras, the company announced. Chairman Terry Gou told reporters in Taipei, the Nikkei’s among them, that the goal is to reduce both the price and the …

Microsoft Considers Adding Python as an Official Scripting Language to Excel

Microsoft is considering adding Python as one of the official Excel scripting languages, according to a topic on Excel's feedback hub opened last …

Python Programming

6 open source home automation tools

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated to include additional options and information.</i> <br>read more

Home Automation

Former Facebook executive has sworn off social media because he doesn’t want to be “programmed”

While Facebook’s business is booming and the company continues to expand its tentacles to every corner of the internet, its early employees and investors are growing more and more vocal about the damage it has wrought among its users.<p>Former Facebook vice president of user growth Chamath …

Social Media

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

In Just 4 Hours, Google's AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

"This algorithm could run cities, continents, universes."<p>Chess isn't an easy game, by human standards. But for an artificial intelligence powered by …

Disney tried to hide the Millennium Falcon with shipping containers — but it's on Google Maps

Disney has kept a tight lid on details about all the new "Star Wars" movies — but its strategy has been breached by Google Maps.<p>The service shows the street views of addresses all across the world via satellite images, which are typically one to three years old.<p>But Kevin Beaumont found something …

Google Maps

Microsoft and Amazon struck a brilliant partnership to take on Google in the next big thing for cloud computing

Microsoft and Amazon have joined forces to help spread artificial intelligence across apps.<p>The two companies released a new tool for developers, called Gluon, as an open-source project, meaning anyone can use it, work on it, or contribute to it for free.<p>Releasing new programming tools like this as …

Machine Learning

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

Apple's design chief thinks its about time you put down the iPhone

Speaking at <i>The New Yorker’s</i> annual tech shindig,TechFest, Apple design guru Jony Ive hit us with some hard truth: we’re using our phones too much. Granted, we didn’t need Ive to tell us this: multiple studies have come to the same conclusion, and that conclusion is that smartphones are basically …

Everyone is focused on the wrong area of tech right now (AAPL, GOOGL, MSFT, NVDA)

• <b>The world is focused on augmented reality right now when they should be paying more attention to machine learning.</b>• <b><br>Both are exciting, but machine learning is the tech powering AR and will make our lives simpler and easier.</b><p>Everyone is focused on the wrong area of tech right now.<p>Augmented reality is …

Machine Learning

When Google killed its business, a startup hit the jackpot as one of India's profitable unicorns

Back in 2009, India was still far from becoming a global startup hub. The founders of India’s (now) most-funded internet startup, Flipkart, were only selling books online, and the country was nowhere on the radar of global players like Amazon.<p>But Piyush Shah took the plunge.<p>Giving up his cushy job …

Startups

Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor

For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit …

Why Jon Snow is doomed to kill Daenerys on 'Game of Thrones'

For years now <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans have been theorizing about the "bittersweet" ending that George R. R. Martin promised them. But one fan theory …

Reminder Blocs 2 for Mac, Save 50%

Just a quick reminder for our readers about the great deal in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 50% off the Blocs 2 for Mac.<p>The Blocs …

Drones carried blood samples over the Arizona desert, and it could change the future of medicine

Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine used drones to transfer human blood samples, traveling over 160 miles across the Arizona …

Remarkable is the paper lover's tablet

We’re far from the paperless ideal envisioned at the dawn of the desktop computing age, but paper and handwritten notes no longer play a central role …

An Indian startup knows the trick to make online content go viral—with or without Facebook

At a time when media houses the world over are struggling for eyeballs, a 27-year-old from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, has found a way to get most of the content on his website to go viral.<p>Vinay Singhal began his entrepreneurial journey with a desire to change India and create awareness about national …

Social Media

Google sets Pixel 2 launch event for October 4th

Tired of hearing about the iPhone X? Google clearly is, as the Mountain View company has just debuted a new marketing campaign and website that urges viewers to “ask more.” The new landing page is part of the madeby.google.com subdomain, and it carries the teasing tagline of “thinking about …

This AI program can make 3D face models from a selfie

A group of AI experts from The University of Nottingham and Kingston University managed to create a new method by which two-dimensional images of faces can be converted into 3D using machine learning.<p>The researchers trained a convolutional neural-network to perform the task by feeding it tons of …

The Incredible Growth of Python

We recently explored how wealthy countries (those defined as high-income by the World Bank) tend to visit a different set of technologies than the …

Programming