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Why do smart people do foolish things?

Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking, and the difference matters<p>We all probably know someone who is intelligent, but does surprisingly stupid things. My family delights in pointing out times when I (a professor) make really dumb mistakes. What does it mean to be <i>smart</i> or <i>intelligent</i>? Our …

You never know where your allies are going to come from: “Bending the Arc”

400 million people lack access to basic medical care, but three doctors set out to change the status quo<p>There’s something a little mind-bending about the idea that a documentary about global health could be one of the most life-affirming, optimistic films you might see this year. But that’s the …

LunaR is a solar-powered smartwatch with plenty of features and an elegant design

Smartwatches nowadays can do all kinds of neat things. In fact, they are becoming more independent than ever, some even featuring wireless data connectivity, killing the need for a companion smartphone. But there is one thing manufacturers haven’t handled well – battery life and charging.<p><b>Other</b> …

Batteries

​Google reveals how it crams a neural network in your pocket with Translate

Google has developed a miniature neural network so that its Translate app can do live translations without being connected to the internet.<p>After …

Deep Learning

An impact that will endure

Abdul Kalam’s passing has seen a national outpour of grief. This emotional unity in a diverse India is rare in peacetime. No other public figure …

India

WeMo home automation system easy to operate

Just about every night when I get home from work, our little Scottish terrier Sherlock is there waiting to greet me.<p>He doesn't run to the door, but I …

Home Automation

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

Ubuntu Phone review: years in the making, but still not consumer-ready

The smartphone arena is dominated by two operating systems. Gartner's latest figures show that during the first three months of 2015, iOS and Android devices accounted for almost 97 percent of global smartphone sales. With established alternatives from Microsoft and BlackBerry already fighting for …

Peek inside Honda’s radically efficient, energy-producing smart home

Last March, Honda showed off its state-of-the-art smart home, which is so energy efficient it actually produces more energy than it uses. But it …

15 Secrets to Great Skin

The best buys for total complexion perfection.<p>The best buys for total complexion perfection. Plus, the top wipes, foams, and oils to remove makeup.

This community college dropout went from working at Chick-fil-A to making $90,000 as a computer programmer after 6 months of 'coding bootcamp'

At the time Collier, now 22 years old, was making a half-hearted attempt at community college and just trying to pay the bills. He was studying nursing while working full time, but eventually dropped out of school without earning his associate degree. He had simply lost interest.<p>Collier had started …

Best Sites to Learn How to Code for Free

There are a ton of resources out there to learn coding, most of which are free!!! So why you enroll in expensive training classes.<p>Here are the best …

Man charges iPhone on train, arrested for stealing electricity

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I really thought electricity was all the rage these days.<p>If you power your car by it, you're cool and saving the world.<p>Not everyone, though, seems to think you're cool if you charge your iPhone with it.<p>I am …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

wakeup

The College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries

At Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, the undergraduate class of 2014 did very well on the job market. Nearly three quarters of its 563 graduates are employed while 15% are in graduate school. The majority who’ve found jobs landed impressive starting salaries. Computer science majors, …

Microsoft announces cheaper Surface 3

Hacking the size of your SSD could save you a pretty penny.<p>In a blog post today Microsoft announced a new budget model of its Surface 3 tablet.<p>The …