Richard Glyn

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What RESTful actually means

If you do web development, you’ve probably heard of REST. But if you’re like me, you usually just pretend to know what it is, and nod politely when …

Software Development

This AI expert says that a robot economy will force us to give people unconditional free money

At least, that's what data scientist and artificial intelligence expert Jeremy Howard believes.<p>According to Howard, <b>the pool of displaced workers will just keep growing exponentially, and the solution is to level the playing field.</b><p>Howard delivered this argument in a recent panel discussion held at …

MIT’s Amazing New App Lets You Program Any Object

The Reality Editor is a Minority Report style AR app that makes programming your smart home as easy as connecting the dots.<p>The end goal of the Internet of Things is to make every object in your life programmable. But our smart objects are still pretty dumb. They don’t talk to each other, and most …

France's grim estates are the perfect breeding grounds for terrorism

These tragic, crime-ridden enclaves stifle ambition<p>Like so many of France’s mega-estates, this one was mind-numbingly ugly, a forest of Sixties social housing blocks on the outskirts of a large post-industrial town. My friends and I all knew to avoid the local cité, as the French call these tragic …

On ISIS, Obama Created an Information Vacuum

President Obama professes to be a great admirer of President Lincoln. He would do well, then, to listen to his astute political advice:<p>Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.<p>For reasons known only to himself, President Obama seems to …

Google and PC makers are teaming up to take on Microsoft and Apple

After the report was published, Google clarified (multiple times) that Chrome OS was here to stay — and it should be, as both Google and PC makers need it.<p>Google launched Chrome OS in 2009 as an alternative operating system to Windows, OS X, and Linux that was, essentially, just the Chrome web …

Tor Wars: The Signal Awakens

The long arm of the law wants ever more eyes, if you’ll pardon the gruesome metaphor. The UK government recently unveiled an attempt to legalize “draconian state surveillance powers.” US voices keep calling for a mythical “secure golden key” for government access to encrypted messages. Canadian …

Will this one-armed robot put you out of a job?

Sawyer the one-armed robot can do many things. It can assemble goods on the factory floor day after day without tiring, taking toilet breaks, or asking its boss for a raise.<p>What Sawyer can't do, however, is understand the human debate swirling around its potential to revolutionize manufacturing -- …

The Russians have opened a second front! (against Google)

As any westerner who’s lived in Moscow will tell you, Russians know the value of attacking from multiple directions. They still haven’t tired of …

Less Than 2% Of Android Devices Are Running Lollipop, Three Months After Launch

I really, really like Android 5.0 (or “Lollipop” as it’s known by those of us who probably care too much about these things). It cemented my preference for Android, and has earned the Nexus 5 another few months as my go-to phone.<p>Alas, most Android devices still aren’t running 5.0. In the grand …

Explained: Why dual-core iPhone 6 is faster than 8-core Android phones

There is something strange going on in the world of smartphones. At a time when every company is talking about their phones powered by 8-core …

Computer Hardware

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

This year’s Christmas stocking essential, how the ‘selfie stick’ is set to storm Britain

There was a time when most of us didn’t see our Christmas “happy family” photographs until the summer, having finally finished the film and taken it to be developed at Boots. No longer. The selfie stick which allows photographers to extend their camera phone to a metre in length for group shots, …

The Copenhagen Wheel could help get more people on their bikes, while also giving urban planners the data they need to make cities more bicycle friendly<p>Copenhagen may be famous for the little mermaid and Nordic noir, but there is one thing with which it’s virtually synonymous: bicycles. Often …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

Air-slurping solar battery will slice energy costs – boffins

Scientists have cooked up a patent-pending hybrid device that combines a solar cell with a rechargeable battery for the very first time.<p>The solar …

10 Great Ways To Recycle Your Wee

If you’re finding that peeing in a standard toilet is getting rather boring, maybe it’s time to use your pee for the good of mankind. Bodily …

12 Graphs That Show Why People Get Fat

People are fatter and sicker than ever before.<p>Obesity rates have tripled since 1980 and have increased particularly fast in children.<p>The reason why …

10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.<p>Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and …

Build Your Own Siri: Api.ai Offers Voice Integration for All

The team behind Speaktoit, the virtual assistant app for Android, has launched a natural language understanding platform today called Api.ai, which allows developers to voice-enable their apps and devices.<p>Since Speaktoit’s launch in 2011, the company has sought to integrate its natural language …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Samsung reveals Simband and Sami health platform

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1080000/1080385_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524632300_b3306211988af00298a8756ff4891754<p><b>Samsung has unveiled a prototype wristband that can be fitted with third-party sensors to gather a range of health data about the wearer's …

AirDroids Wants To Democratize The Skies With Its Pint-Sized Pocket Drone

The buzz around drones is undeniable these days — as it turns out, even Martha Stewart uses one to survey her farm — but there still hasn’t been a runaway drone hit that has captured that imaginations of the masses. That’s exactly what a hardware startup called AirDroids is trying to accomplish …

Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

Computer Science

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Sensory hacking: perfume-infused dreams and virtual intimacy

Augmented reality is yesterday's news. Wired.co.uk takes an in-depth look at some of the developing technology designed to virtually stimulate all …

Apple just might build a stylus for iPads after all

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Apple’s(s aapl) latest patent isn’t one you’d expect; at least not if you think back to Steve Jobs’ thoughts about tablets …