Ryan OHara

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7 Myths That Fuel Blockchain Hysteria

Rather than jump on the bandwagon, you need to understand what blockchain can and can't do.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The future for blockchain-based systems is promising, but we need to be very clear about what blockchain can do that no other …

Blockchain

Storyteller

Executable Specifications<p>Traditional requirements documents consisting of a wall of "the system shall do this vaguely understood thing" prose can …

The Brain’s Connections Shrink During Sleep

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.<p>In your every waking moment, whether you mean to or not, you are absorbing new experiences, and changing your brain. Specifically, some of your neurons become more strongly connected. …

Neuroscience

Working with Windows Containers and Docker: The Basics

IntroductionWindows containers will revolutionize virtualization and the DevOps process.With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft introduces the new …

What To Expect in 2017 From AMD, INTEL, NVIDIA, XILINX And Others For Machine Learning

Without a doubt, 2016 was an amazing year for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). I have opined on the 5 things to watch in AI for 2017 in another article, however the potential dynamics during 2017 in processor and accelerator semiconductors that enable this market warrant …

Machine Learning

Ontology & Linked Data

Ontology - Linked Data<p><b>What is Linked Data?</b><br>The Web enables us to link related documents. Similarly it enables us to link related data. The term Linked …

Empathy Is Good, Right? A New Book Says We’re Better Off Without It

<b>AGAINST EMPATHY</b><b><br>The Case for Rational Compassion</b><br>By Paul Bloom<br>285 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. $26.99.<p>When I read about what happened in the West Bank village of Duma on July 31, 2015, I immediately felt empathy. Recall the awful events: Just before dawn a firebomb was thrown inside the home of …

Scientists Say Your “Mind” Isn’t Confined to Your Brain, or Even Your Body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of …

Guided Meditations

Share this<p>For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, stream or download the guided meditations below. Recorded …

Scaling frameworks, agile models, and your team | Zephyr

For the past two decades, the agile methodology has facilitated software delivery. Scaling agile techniques across departments is challenging. The …

Recalibrating your life and work: what is your biggest opportunity?

Most of us have not quite realized that there is something remarkable happening in the world, something that is available to each of us, should we …

Innovation

Amazon reportedly hopes to open a massive chain of 2,000 grocery stores

Amazon is plotting its takeover of physical retail<p>Amazon’s ambitious physical retail plans extend well beyond its new cashier-less convenience store unveiled earlier today. According to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Amazon hopes to ultimately operate more than 2,000 grocery and convenience …

Mastering Identity with Azure Active Directory – Episode 1: Introductions all round

In this series, I will take you through the key aspects of Azure Active Directory, and you will discover how using Azure AD you can build identity …

Researchers Found Where Depression Lives in the Brain

New study identifies the area of the brain affected by depression and could open the door to far more effective treatments.<p>Last year, an estimated 16 million US adults experienced a major depressive disorder that lasted at least two weeks and included at least four other symptoms such as problems …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Self-improvement

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

Laying Bare the Bones of Ancient Maya Society

Much is known about Maya kings, lords and priests. Gaps remain, but we have long had some idea of how they lived. But what about the majority—the …

10 Useful Math Tricks You Probably Never Learned In School

Memorizing Pi<p>Want Some cool tricks for solving math problems in just second. Here it is.<p>If you always hated maths just because you were not able to …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Feeling Stressed? This Mindfulness Website Will Help Put Your Problems In Perspective In Just 60 Seconds

Having one of those days when it feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? A new website has a brilliantly simple …

"Thermal Touch" can turn any surface into an augmented reality touchscreen

Augmented reality company Metaio is developing "Thermal Touch," a technology that combines infrared and visible light cameras to detect the heat …

The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter's Smile

Imagine a world that is completely black. You can't see a thing — unless something happens to move. You can see the rain falling from the sky, the steam coming from your coffee cup, a car passing by on the street.<p>This was the world that Milena Channing claimed to see, back in 2000, shortly after …

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," …

Heads or tails: Experimental quantum coin flipping cryptography performs better than classical protocols

"In quantum coin flipping," Pappa explains, "the players do not trust each other, since both want to win the coin flip, so they try to cheat by …

Samsung Wearable Patents Feature Circular Face, Gesture Controls And Image Recognition

Samsung has a group of new patent applications it filed recently related to wearable tech (via 9to5Google), and these could describe an initial foray into Android Wear, which Samsung has said it would support in addition to its Tizen-powered Gear devices depict a device with a circular face, much …

Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To <picture> And srcset

“Everything I’ve said so far could be summarized as: make pages which are adaptable.… Designing adaptable pages is designing accessible pages. And …

Email is broken – how to fix it

Our inboxes contain fundamental flaws that add stress and make us unhappy, but Chris Baraniuk discovers there may be ways to transform email forever.<p>Email has become so fundamental to our lives, that it can be difficult to see what’s wrong with it. Yet for many, it has long suffered from …

Vishal and Scott create a new startup with the new Azure Portal

Vishal and Scott create a new Team Project, create a Web Site with SQL, setup continuous integration from a Git repository, and then browse the …