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CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the …

Chatbots

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

New Jersey

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Is Now Completely Online

In years past, we let you know that Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of <i>The Feynman Lectures on</i> …

Richard Feynman

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

Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Raspberry Pi and other must-haves. It'll be much easier to get started from now on: Google has released updated …

Android News

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Quantum Mechanics

Sell all crypto and abandon all blockchain

Blockchain

Trouble Detected in Infamous Dark Matter Signal

New results from a decades-old experiment were initially touted as further evidence for dark matter. But independent scientists have cast serious …

Dark Matter

New Study Could Provide The Best Explanation For Dark Matter to Date

What if we already know one of the dark matter particles?<p>Physicists trying to understand the fundamental structure of nature rely on consistent …

Dark Matter

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

The best telescopes for beginners

<i>By Colin Rosemont</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Few things are as awe-inspiring as being …

Andromeda Galaxy

What happens in my body when I have a panic attack?

To our bodies, there’s not always a clear difference between the stress of being pursued by predator and the desk job frustrations of today’s …

Muscle

Google debuts Chrome OS tablets to take on the iPad in education

Ahead of Apple’s education-focused event tomorrow where a new affordable iPad is expected, Google this morning announced the first Chrome OS tablet. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is a new form factor for Chrome OS going directly after the K-12 market.<p>Since its 2011 launch, Chrome OS has expanded …

Google

2TB pCloud storage for under $30

<b>Cloud storage</b> is where your files <i>should</i> be. If you keep them on hardware, they’re a virus or crash away from disappearing into the ether.<p>If you haven’t invested in cloud storage yet, <b>pCloud Premium Plus</b> is a great option. In today’s deal it’s <b>super affordable</b> too.<p><i>4.5/5 – Cloudwards</i> <i><br>“The pCloud service</i> …

Google Drive

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana Show Me

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs, the third this week, with Cortana Show Me. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is expected to ship in April). There is no new build from the RS5 branch …

Cortana

13-Year-Old Boy Is First Person In US To Receive Newly Approved Gene Therapy For Blindness

On Tuesday, a 13-year-old boy from New Jersey was at the center of medical history as he became the first person in the US to receive an FDA-approved …

Medicine

Add a dash of chemistry for the best microwave mug cake of your life

This single-serving dessert takes 60 seconds—and some science.<p>There’s something incredibly neat about a microwave cake. A cake tin full of batter takes 45 minutes or more to bake fully; a few ingredients in a coffee mug transform into a sweet treat in just sixty seconds. How does that magical …

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 …

Machine Learning

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Linux

Le règlement GDPR : une opportunité pour les entreprises

<b>La prise de conscience de la valeur des données utilisées par les entreprises ne cesse de croître. Face à cette évolution, le règlement GDPR (General</b> …

Why Do All The Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?

Our Solar System is an orderly place, with the four inner planets, the asteroid belt, and the gas giant worlds all orbiting in the same plane around the Sun. Even as you go farther out, the Kuiper belt objects appear to line up with that same exact plane. Given that the Sun is spherical and that …

Universe

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

AWS Serverless Application Repository To Boost Adoption Of Function As A Service

Amazon announced the general availability of AWS Serverless Application Repository, a marketplace for developers to collaborate on building serverless applications.<p>In serverless computing, developers squarely focus on the code and not on the underlying infrastructure. They need not plan the number …

Cloud Computing

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

Latest Estimate on The Universe's Expansion Shows We Need New Physics to Explain It

Physics is about to get weird, and we're here for it!<p>Astronomers have come up with the most precise measurement of the Universe's expansion rate so …

Microsoft’s Cortana is finally on IFTTT

Microsoft keeps striving to find Cortana a place in the crowded smart assistant market, and despite losing a minor feature, it's still adding functionality. Today, Cortana added IFTTT, and launched with interactions to link it up with 550 apps and devices.<p>Cortana lags behind some of its peers in …

Physicists Create New Form Of Light

In results published in <i>Science,</i> researchers suggest that this new light could be used to perform highly complex, incredibly fast quantum computations.<p>…

Microsoft developing blockchain tech to let you manage your digital identity

Microsoft is out to prove blockchain naysayers wrong. In an effort to show the potential of the technology beyond its applications in cryptocurrency, the Redmond giant has announced plans to use blockchain tech as the foundation for storing and processing digital identity data.<p>Following a …

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps

Are We Closer to Finding a Fifth Dimension?

The discovery of gravitational waves toppled what we thought we knew about dimensions.<p>In Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>, the …