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Hackers Designed a New Way to Secretly Unlock Millions of Hotel Room Doors

A critical flaw in electronic locks left millions of hotel rooms worldwide vulnerable to hackers. Now, the security researchers who developed the …

Information Systems

Indian President says Sanskrit is the best language for developing AI

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, speaking at the 17th convocation of the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, said the ancient language of Sanskrit was the most suitable language for writing algorithms and developing artificial intelligence.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> President Kovind was …

Artificial Intelligence

Japan seeks role in French-German marine surveillance plane project: sources

TOKYO/BERLIN (Reuters) - In a fresh bid to win its first major foreign arms deal since World War Two, Japan is proposing its P-1 submarine hunter for a French-German project to develop a marine surveillance aircraft, two Japanese government sources said.<p>Discussion between the three governments …

Military

U.S. is way behind other nations on workers' readiness for jobs of the future, report says

The United States lags behind other countries in readiness for an increasingly automated world, placing ninth on a ranking of 25 advanced economies, according to a new report from Swiss technology giant ABB.<p>South Korea, Singapore, Germany and Canada are better prepared for the rise of machines, …

Education

2018 Hiking Gear Guide For Day Trippers And Weekend Warriors

Not to brag (well, maybe to brag a little), but I’m thriving on my 12,000-step program. Every day this year I’ve endeavored to walk that much, with my iPhone’s distance tracker as my witness. Yes, I’ve missed a few days but for the most part I’ve nailed the daily dozen times a thousand.<p>You can, …

Backpacking

Samsung launches 32-foot wide 4K Onyx displays for use in movie theaters

One year after revealing new theater display technology at CinemaCon, Samsung has officially launched its new movie theater experience. They are calling it, “Onyx”. Up to this point, theaters have been known for using projectors to display their films, but Samsung hopes to change that with the …

Gear & Gadgets

Hobbyist builds the first Sony E-Mount film camera

Sony is the one major imaging company that has never built a film camera, having leaped straight into DSLRs in 2006 after buying Minolta. A hobbyist named Alexander Gee has just pulled off a neat trick then, by creating what might be the world's first Sony E-Mount 35 mm film camera. Called the LEX, …

Cameras

Pyramid House

Although it may look like something straight out of Egypt, the Pyramid House is anything but ancient. Architect Juan Carlos Ramos used the clean …

Architecture

The Bombardier Global 7000’s Ultra-Long Range Just Got Longer

After flight tests, the big business jet’s nonstop distance has been upped to more than 8,860 miles.<p>The ultra-long-range Bombardier Global 7000 can …

Aviation

Graphene-reinforced concrete offers a stronger, more durable option

Concrete isn’t the sexiest building material, made up of little more than cement, water, and rocks. It’s neither as strong as steel nor as flexible …

Engineering

The Numbers Behind WeWork’s Growing Empire

WeWork Cos. is tapping the bond market for the first time and in doing so, has provided a rare glimpse into the startling numbers behind its …

General Motors

You'll Need to Cool Off After Looking at Demi Lovato's Sexy Swimsuits — Someone Turn Up the AC!

Demi Lovato loves to show off her curves in a sexy swimsuit — can you really blame her? The talented singer clearly has a knack for finding the most flattering bikinis and one-pieces. If you don't believe us, just take a look at her Instagram account.<p>Demi constantly showers her 67 million Instagram …

Swimwear

MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

Entrepreneurship

Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education

In <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i>, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he argues “get[s] people in the habit of straying from …

Tech Industry

Shanghai gets automated bank with VR, robots, face scanning

SHANGHAI (AP) — Missed paying dues on your Communist Party membership? There's a bank for that - and it's fully automated.<p>A state-owned Chinese bank has opened an automated branch equipped with facial-scanning software, a virtual reality room, a hologram machine, talking robots and touchscreens for …

Communist Party

Paris : piétons, cyclistes... ils en ont « Ras le scoot » !

Plusieurs associations viennent de créer un collectif qui entend débarasser Paris des motos et des scooters<p>La guerre des usagers de la route a bel et …

Automobile

These are the Essential Apps Globetrotters Won't Travel Without

Apps have revolutionized the way we travel in so many ways. From booking the best points and miles hotels to helping us pack for a last-minute trip, …

Apps

Male contraceptive sinks swimmers without hormonal side effects

As a man, if you're not a fan of condoms and don't really want to commit to a vasectomy, you're pretty much out of options when it comes to birth …

Contraception

America's JASSM Missile Has One Goal: Crush Russia and China's A2/AD Weapons

Early in the morning of April 14, 2018, two sinister black jets took off from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The huge B-1B Lancer bombers, nicknamed …

Military

Cold Showers Don't Replace Hot Showers. They Replace the Gym.

Confusion about their purpose scare people from realizing their value as one of the easiest, cheapest, and effective improvement practices.<p>I've written here many times on the benefits of cold showers. I've blogged more about them. You wouldn't have clicked on the headline if you weren't curious …

Homelessness

Fast LED Matrix Graphics For The ESP32

Many of you will have experimented with driving displays from your microcontroller projects, and for most people that will mean pretty simple status …

Microcontroller

Man Who Caught ‘Super-Gonorrhea’ Bug Is Cured, But Experts Fear More Cases Might Be Reported

The British man who contracted the first case of “super-gonorrhea” has been cured, but health officials believe there’s a good chance that even more …

Public Health

This Audio-Driven Fitness App Will Motivate You to Exercise

Cost, convenience, and (lack of) variety are three major factors that either hold people back from working out or make it difficult for them to work out consistently. But Aaptiv removes all of those obstacles with its audio-based fitness classes, programs, and challenges led by professional …

Marathons

Want An A Team? It's All About Learning Curves

Most leaders want to be liked and respected. They also want to inspire high performance. Fortunately, both are possible simultaneously.<p>But it doesn’t happen without mindful attention to <i>engagement</i>. And engagement is all about learning curves.<p>Backed by more than 20 years of research, consulting and …

Skateboarding

The new analytics translator: From big data to big ideas

April 20, 2018 – Three of the top five “most promising” jobs in the United States this year are high-tech data positions. But not every role on an …

Big Data

Tim Cook: People don't want iOS and MacOS merged

If you've had some kind of fantasy about MacOS features on your iPad, Tim Cook is putting that dream to rest.<p>Despite rumours of allowing developers …

Apps

AI helps grow 6 billion roaches at China's largest breeding site

The system ensures an optimal growth environment for the cockroaches, which are eventually crushed to make a "healing potion" that cures ailments like stomachache.<p>If your worst nightmare is to be trapped in a room with six billion roaches flying around you, here's the bad news.<p>With the help of …

Artificial Intelligence

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Diesel Emissions

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

Mathematics

Goodbye Cable TV, Hello Tablo

For the past four days, I’ve completely cut the TV cord. I get crystal clear, over-the-air, hi-def TV for free — after hooking up an antenna. That’s not any kind of news, though, as millions of Americans have been doing the same thing.<p>Here’s what I’m excited about: I have been recording all of my …

Televisions