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7 books you must read to be a real software developer

Congratulations on finishing your four-year computer science degree in two years with no actual practical software development experience or …

Programming

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

What an AI's Non-Human Language Actually Looks Like

Facebotlish looks pretty weird to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to<p>Something unexpected happened recently at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab. Researchers who had been training bots to negotiate with one another realized that the bots, left to their own devices, started …

Artificial Intelligence

Bose wants kids to assemble their own Bluetoother speakers

There are all kinds of tools and services to help kids learn to code these days – but what if your child is more interested in building gadgets?<p>The audio experts at Bose have released the BoseBuild Speaker Cube, a system designed to help kids understand how sound works as they assemble a Bluetooth …

Bernie Sanders Is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race, and I'll Prove It to You

Nobody cares how well a politician does at the ballot box when he or she is running for an office unopposed. What matters is how a politician performs in contested primaries and general elections, as when it really matters -- like it will, for instance, this November -- you can be certain of a …

This 10-minute video shows you how to land a plane in an emergency

If you’ve ever imagined a scenario where you’re safely piloting a plane to a runway after something catastrophic happens, this video is for you. If you, like me, would be spending your last few moments curled up in fetal position, not as much.<p>Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot, created a 10 minute …

Everything about Samsung's Galaxy S7 just leaked

More press renders showing the back of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge just leaked thanks to the notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass, who tweeted out images via his Twitter account, @evleaks.<p>Similar press renders of the front and sides of the Galaxy S7 were leaked last Friday evening.<p>From the …

Phones

Adblocking just officially came to Android devices

Not to be left out of the great mobile ad blocking landslide, Samsung has tonight released an over the air update to its Web browser for Android 5.0 users that delivers adblocking for the first time.<p>Earlier this year, Apple quietly built an ad block API into iOS, bringing the ability to block …

APIs

Apple’s latest earnings have good news for Google

Depending on where one looks, Apple either had the best quarter <i>ever</i> at the end of last year, or else has finally started to come down from its high horse of smartphone sales. While the company <i>did</i> manage to make more <i>money</i> than ever before – $18 <i>billion dollars</i> in profit is no small sum – when details …

Ready for the Samsung Galaxy S7? Mark your calendar for February 21

Samsung will reveal its next Galaxy device at an event on February 21 in Barcelona, according to an invitation sent out Sunday afternoon PT.<p>The invitation to the "Unpacked" event doesn't explicitly say Samsung will unveil the seventh generation of its Galaxy phone, the S7, but if it doesn't, the …

Surface makes Microsoft money while the iPhone may be in trouble

Microsoft's gamble into hardware seems to be paying off.