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150,000 Stone Tools Found in North America Add More Evidence That We're Wrong About The First Settlers

Show this to your history teacher.<p>Until recently, if you asked most experts when the first human beings arrived and settled in North America, you'd …

Anthropology

Surprise! There’s a quadrillion tons of diamonds lying beneath your feet

Finding a diamond on the ground would make anyone’s day. Depending on its quality, you might be able to sell it for a nice little payday. Now imagine …

Geology

The Amazon Music Unlimited Prime Day deal is by far the best bargain in streaming

Prime Day is in full swing right now and we’ve been sharing all the best deals from Amazon’s 36-hour sales blitz all day long. If you want to see all …

Smart Homes

Sacramento’s $44 million plan to become the U.S. electric car capital

By adding electric buses, chargers, and hundreds of shared electric cars, Green City wants to help Sacramento plug in<p>Sacramento, California, can often be underappreciated. While the growing city is in the midst of a building boom, and just opened a high-tech new basketball arena, it’s mostly known …

Electric Vehicles

Rolls-Royce is working on a robotic cockroach that can fix plane engines

Rolls-Royce, a company perhaps best known for airplane engines and fine automobiles, is now creating tiny cockroaches that can crawl inside tight spaces to spot potential problems and perform routine maintenance.<p>These roaches aren’t of the household variety, however; they’re robots.<p>Rolls-Royce‘s …

Robotics

Research suggests that people stop discovering new music at age 30

French-streaming service Deezer has conducted a study to figure out the age at which people tend to stop discovering new music. After surveying 1,000 …

Psychology

How To Hack Your Way Into A Proprietary Data Set

A<p>s software continues to eat the world, every company must become a tech company. The good news: Declining cloud compute and hosting costs and open-sourced machine learning algorithms like TensorFlow mean it has never been cheaper and easier to build intelligent software. The bad news: It has never …

Machine Learning

Chris Wallace Asks Putin Why So Many of His Political Rivals End Up Dead

Fox News anchor <b>Chris Wallace</b> is widely thought of as one of the tougher interviewers in the TV news business, and he held Russian President <b>Vladimir</b> …

Russia

Voting Machine Maker Suddenly Remembers It Did Connect Its Machines to the Internet

Voting machine manufacturer ES&S has denied that its systems were ever equipped with remote-access software when confronted by reporters. But after …

Workstations

Yann LeCun: An AI Groundbreaker Takes Stock

T<p>he mid-1980s: Besides the infamy of mullet haircuts, pink plaid jackets and manic Richard Simmons workout videos, research on artificial intelligence (AI) had ground to an absolute standstill. For starters, computers simply lacked the processing power to make things happen. Floppy disk-drive …

Artificial Intelligence

AutoGraph converts Python into TensorFlow graphs

By Alex Wiltschko, Dan Moldovan, Wolff Dobson<p>We’d like to tell you about a new TensorFlow feature called “AutoGraph”. AutoGraph converts Python code, …

Python Programming

The next generation of VR headsets will connect over a single USB-C cable

VirtualLink has announced a new standard, shrinking tangles of VR cables to one USB-C<p>VirtualLink, a consortium of companies including AMD, NVIDIA, Oculus, Valve, and Microsoft, has just announced that the oodles of cables needed to connect VR headsets to PCs will soon be whittled down to a single …

Virtual Reality

Blueprints for 3D printed guns to again appear online

Defense Distributed will soon be able to again publish designs for 3D printed guns.<p>The company's owner, Cody Wilson, confirmed in an email that he'll resume publication Aug. 1. Last week, the US Department of State agreed to waive its prior restraint order against Wilson and Defense Distributed, …

U.S. State Department

No Man’s Sky NEXT Finally Delivers the Game Everyone Wanted

Hello Games is set to release a huge <i>No Man’s Sky</i> update next week. Dubbed <i>No Man’s Sky NEXT</i>, this update will deliver a host of features fans believed …

No Man's Sky

How The Clone Wars Could Hint at the Future of the Star Wars Franchise

“I need someone to show me my place in all of this,” Rey begs Luke Skywalker shortly after meeting him in The Last Jedi - and her quest for meaning, …

Star Wars

How To Get Started In AI For Less Than $400

G<p>ot 400 bucks and some free time? Then you may be the next artificial intelligence (AI) whiz kid.<p>It’s never been easier for a developer to start building something in the field of artificial intelligence. Firms are creating total hardware solutions that run in the hundreds, not the hundreds of …

Artificial Intelligence

Jean-Claude Van Damme Was 'Coked Out of His Mind' During 'Street Fighter,' Director Says

Director Steven de Souza described filming the 90s action flick as a total shit show.<p>The 90s live-action <i>Street Fighter</i> movie is a cliched, cringeworthy masterpiece. The action movie, based on the video game, is sustained almost entirely by fight scenes and one-liners, and it's one of those films …

Movies

A Fascinating Brief History of the Coded Graphic Language Symbols That Made Up Hobo Graffiti

In a report for Vox, video producer Coleman Lowndes offers a brief but fascinating history of the early coded graphic language symbols, which have …

Graffiti

80,000 Angry Bees Attacked a Woman For Trying to Get to Her Car in California

"She had them on her face, around her mouth..."<p>The 10:23 am emergency call to the 23000 block of Buckland Lane was dispatched as a reported bee sting.<p>…

Insects

Amazon Prime Day 2018, the final hours: The best deals still available

Welcome to the final hours of <b>Amazon Prime Day.</b> The sale has less than 7 hours left. It officially kicked off yesterday at noon PT (3 p.m. ET), and <b>it ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. PT (Wednesday at 2:59 a.m. ET)</b> -- though we expect some straggler deals to continue thereafter. Several hours of serious …

Tech Trends

All AWESOME Linux Applications and Tools

Hello, <b>F.O.S.S</b> lovers!<p>Welcome to our list of awesome Linux applications and tools.<p>Below are listed the coolest software available for your Linux …

Linux

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

SpaceX: 'Mr Steven' Giant Net Tested at High Speeds in Stunning Video

SpaceX’s component-catching ship has got an upgrade. <i>Mr Steven</i>, the vessel designed to catch the fairing from the Falcon 9 as it returns to Earth …

Space Travel

Don't Buy Replacement Windows For Your Old House

If you own a house built before 1960 that has its original windows, be grateful. Nothing will ever look as good. And, contrary to what you may have heard from the building and remodeling industries, new windows will not function better. They will not save you buckets of money in energy costs. They …

National Trust

Yamaha’s RX-S602 packs MusicCast Surround wireless tech into a slim package

In May, Yamaha debuted three audio/visual receivers that were good enough on their own but also were the first to carry the company’s MusicCast …

Home Theater

Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn’t performing.<p>Three months later, he still hadn’t fired him.<p>I asked him why. His answer? “I’m a wimp!”<p>Brad (not his real name — I’ve changed some details to protect people’s …

Leadership

How To Learn About The Future Of Artificial Intelligence And Work Without Leaving Your Office

Many business leaders stress over how to keep up in a competitive business world where things now change even before you finish reading this post. The pace of emerging technology only increases the pressure to stay well-informed. Budgets are not what they used to be when it comes to flying all over …

Artificial Intelligence

U.K. Introduces New Fighter Jet: The Tempest

The fighter exists only in mockup for now, and is expected to enter service in 2035.<p>The United Kingdom has announced the country’s first entirely British fighter in decades. The new Tempest fighter project will primarily involve British defense contractors, forging a plane that could be used for …

Aviation

These 25 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Will Blow Your Mind

Science fiction has the power to transport us to other dimensions, expand the boundaries of our imaginations, and teach us very important lessons about being leaders and adapting to change. Once you've read through all the best sci-fi classics, you might be ready to cozy up on the couch with a …

Movies

A beginner's guide to AI: Computer vision and image recognition

<i>This is the second story in our continuing series covering the basics of artificial intelligence. While it isn’t necessary to read the first article, which covers neural networks, doing so may add to your understanding of the topics covered in this one.</i><p>Teaching a computer how to ‘see’ is no small …

Artificial Intelligence