Orhan Celiker

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I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't)

If you spend any time online, you'll inevitably come across an article (or 15) spelling out steps to reach the near-mythical status of becoming a …

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Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code for Windows, OS X and Linux hits 1.0

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Microsoft’s cross-platform text editor for developers, hit version 1.0 today after about a year in beta. The company says more than 500,000 developers now actively use the application each month.<p>The launch of VS Code came as quite a surprise when the company first …

My Year in Startup Hell

<b>By Dan Lyons</b><p>Illustration by Jan Feindt<p>March 25, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT<p><i>Hear the one about the unemployed middle-aged guy who tripped and fell into the new</i> …

How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code

A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code.<p>The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the …

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Microsoft just launched an artificial intelligence bot for teens that has 'no chill'

But users won't be speaking to a person, they'll be talking to "Tay," Microsoft's new bot that's powered by artificial intelligence.<p>The easiest way to converse with Tay is on Twitter. It's at @tayandyou. All users have to do is tweet at it as if it were a real person and it'll tweet back in a kind …

Apple Watch gets serious heart monitoring with the new Kardia wrist strap

Wearable manufacturers talk a big game about "health" and "fitness", but a new accessory for the Apple Watch is looking to up the stakes significantly with a medical grade electrocardiogram (ECG).<p>AliveCor already makes an FDA-approved ECG accessory for your phone, and the company is now bringing …

Apple Watch

Drop everything. Microsoft wants to tell you what dog your face is

Technically Incorrect: The latest in a series of facial recognition experiments by the software maker will captivate people everywhere. It might even amuse their dogs.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I am strong. I am affectionate. And I …

NASA’s dreamy new space posters recall the golden age of air travel

Riding a wave of popular interest in space travel, NASA has unveiled a treat for its fans. In an online gallery called “Visions of the Future,” the US space agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a collection of colorful retro posters.<p>With tongue-in-cheek advertising tag lines like “<i>Earth: Your</i> …

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re …

18 things that have no business being connected to the internet

In the near future, if analysts and media reports are to be believed, every object in our lives will be connected to the internet in some capacity. We’ll be in constant contact with our homes, clothing, cars, and offices, receiving information and giving out commands on the fly. Our ovens will …

SPOT To Stop You From Getting In The Wrong Uber

Uber for "who"?<p>Uber is a very convenient, often inexpensive way to get around a city. The app's regular users — of which there are millions — know this. But they also know that Uber has a problem.<p>Yesterday, Uber announced via blog post that it has come up with a solution, something a little easier …

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Geneticists Are Concerned Transhumanists Will Use CRISPR on Themselves

The biggest debate at the International Summit on Human Genome Editing is where to draw the line between "medical treatment" and "body enhancement."<p>Geneticists developing powerful genome editing tools are worried that transhumanists will try to use them on themselves before they're deemed safe and …

Want To Work For Tesla? Elon Musk Turns To Twitter To Recruit Engineers

Elon Musk is looking for a few good engineers. The Tesla CEO took to Twitter tonight to announce Tesla is ramping up its autonomous vehicle division and needs some new talent. Oh, and he said he’s going to do some of the interviews, so there’s that too.<p>To apply Musk simply says to email the company …

Facebook Just Streamlined Your Post-Breakup Cleanup

Hide your ex from your News Feed without unfriending or blocking them<p>Being constantly connected to the world is great, except when your world revolves around someone you don’t want to see anymore. Facebook is trying to fix that though, and announced a new tool today that will “help people manage …

Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now

A group of scientists at the University of Washington were able to successfully refrigerate water using an infrared laser. This is a big deal because researchers weren't even sure this was possible as water tends to heat up when illuminated. However, by using an infrared laser and nanocrystal, it …

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Single Artificial Neuron Taught to Recognize Hundreds of Patterns - MIT Technology Review

Artificial intelligence is a field in the midst of rapid, exciting change. That’s largely because of an improved understanding of how neural networks …

Neuroscience

The “modern” workplace doesn’t just make us lonely, it can make us physically ill

Who are the people we think of as lonely? At one time, they were the outcasts—the mentally ill, the poor, the elderly, the isolated—anyone considered <i>outside</i> of society. But today, extreme loneliness has become much more pervasive, fueled by new technology and the rise of the freelance economy.<p>As …

Even The Planes Stop Flying For South Korea's National Exam Day

It's an hour before the big test starts and the skies above Seoul have gone silent. The government grounds aircraft or reroutes flights to keep students from getting distracted during the biggest test of their lives. It's a college entrance exam known as <i>Suneung</i>, and all South Korean high school …

Steve Jobs Tells the Best Definition of Object-Oriented Programming

It’s a well-known fact that even without any formal engineering training, Steve Jobs had an unmatchable understanding of technology.<p>Many people avoid …

Scientists find you can reduce peoples' belief in God by directing magnetic energy into the brain

They found the same results when trying to reduce intolerance towards immigrants<p>Scientists from the University of York have found a way of performing mind control<p>By directing magnetic force towards the posterior medial frontal cortex of the brain, they were able to reduce belief in God and decrease …

Russian rocket maker blows up plane to prove it didn't blow up MH17

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — How do you prove you didn't blow up a plane? In Russia, you blow up a plane.<p>A Russian missile manufacturer said Friday that it …

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Barack Obama 'flouted secret service rules' for Bear Grylls challenge

President Obama "ate" a fish that had been half-chomped on by a bear and took on perlilously steep slopes in filming an episode of the survival expert's television show<p>Bear Grylls has spoken of how President Obama flouted the protocol of his secret service to take up every challenge thrown at him, …

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Scientist says researchers in immigrant-friendly nations can't use his software

A German scientist is revoking the license to his bioinformatics software for researchers working in eight European countries because he believes …

Here's what traveling to Mars does to your brain

Future Mars astronauts will have more to contend with than just the unforgiving, vacuumous expanse of space separating Earth from the Red Planet (140 million miles, on average).<p>In an experiment meant to simulate a journey to Mars, 18 months of isolation caused participants to have high stress …

This Concept Camera Won’t Let You Shoot Unoriginal Photographs

Say hello to “Camera Restricta,” a new concept camera by designer (and photographer) Philipp Schmitt. It’s described as a “disobedient tool for …

Photography

Superman Toy Taped To Flying Drone Is Better Than Superman Movie

The legendary Man Of Steel recently made a fly-by over Victoria Park in London in a fun stunt by Barry Craig, who attached the plastic hero to a …

Uzbekistan Airways will weigh passengers before flights

Uzbekistan Airways has announced it will weigh passengers before boarding. Once they get to their departure gate at the airport, passengers will get …

Aviation

Google And MIT Researchers Demo An Algorithm That Lets You Take Clear Photos Through Reflections

Whenever I try to take a photo through a plane or hotel window, chances are there are plenty of reflections that show up on the final image and ruin it. Now, however, Google and MIT researchers have found a way to take these photos and automatically remove these reflections and other …