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Algorithms | Computer science | Computing

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Earth - Tardigrades return from the dead

If you go into outer space without protection, you'll die.<p>The lack of pressure would force the air in your lungs to rush out. Gases dissolved in your body fluids would expand, pushing the skin apart and forcing it to inflate like a balloon. Your eardrums and capillaries would rupture, and your …

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs a life-saving gift, but he refused

In 2009, Steve Jobs was dying. And so the man Jobs had entrusted with everything he had built at Apple offered to save his life.<p>According to a new book about the late Apple CEO, co-written by Fast Company executive editor Rick Tetzeli and veteran reporter Brent Schlender, Tim Cook, the man who …

The Fastest Camera Ever Created Will Be Used to Study Invisibility Cloaks

You can watch exactly how light interacts with objects using a camera that captures 100 billion frames per second.<p>​ If you're wondering what scientists can do with a camera that captures 100 billion frames per second, you're not alone. We've already got ​cameras that can film bullets as they burst …

Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the door, the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Institute of Electrical …

UK's 5G could make video holograms a reality

Futuristic 5G networks with speeds of 50 Gbit/s could be up and running in the UK by 2020, with holographic video one of many applications for the …

This Unique Mobile Keyboard Folds Smaller than an iPhone 4

Typing on cellphones and tablets sucks. Virtual keyboards can be effective, but they take up half of your screen’s real estate. On the other hand, portable keyboards then tend to be either too small (limited by your tablet’s screen size), or too clunky to carry.<p>A company called WayTools wants to …

Mobile recap: Tizen Z1 phone; NFC wrist-wallet; new Sony Walkman

Samsung has long talked about its Tizen phone and now it has one to show off. The company launched the Samsung Z1 for India with a cost of around …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a short amount of time, from as little as seven minutes. These apps can help you fit in a workout …

Apple's Swift programming language soars in popularity

Just months after the first ever app created by it, the Swift programming language from Apple has leapt up the rankings of the technologies to watch from 68th place to 22nd<p>The programming language created by Apple for developers to make iOS and OS X apps with has made an “unprecedented” jump up the …

France: 19,000 websites hacked since Charlie Hebdo attack

Hackers have attacked 19,000 French websites in the aftermath of the raid on the office of <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, according to France's cyberdefense chief.<p>The …

Amid Bitcoin's Bloodbath, Silence From Silicon Valley Press

As I'm sure you're aware, oil prices have cratered, from $85 a year ago to just $46 today. That's nothing. The value of Bitcoin, which peaked in …

The Bipolar Lisp Programmer

This was written in 2007 and became well-known on reddit. The final conclusion, that Lisp like life, is what you make of it, is a play on the …

Lisp (Programming Language)

Global outrage at Saudi Arabia as jailed blogger receives public flogging

Saudi Arabia,Middle East and North Africa,Freedom of speech,Amnesty International,Islamic State (Isis),Syria,Iraq,Bashar al-Assad,World news<p>Kingdom stays silent as protesters contrast its opposition to Paris attacks on free speech with its own attacks on free speech<p>Saudi Arabia is remaining silent …

Middle East

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

How To Become A Hacker

<b>Revision History</b><p>Revision 1.51<p>06 October 2017<p>esr<p>Link to "Things Every Hacker Once Knew." Mention USB-stick distros. Many updated translation …

Open Source Software

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Azure is now bigger, faster, more open, and more secure

In October, we outlined how Microsoft is delivering the industry’s most complete cloud platform and discussed many enhancements to our hyper-scale, …

Decentralize All The Things!

They gave us a fully decentralized Internet and we used it to build web services–Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, iCloud–so massively centralized they verge on being quasi-medieval fiefdoms. Now we’re building the Internet of Someone Else’s Things, wherein every room of every home will contain devices …

Blockchain

eGPU – Connecting an external video card to a notebook (DIY implementation)

<b>Our community is populated with tons of enthusiasts and many of them are very well skilled in various areas of the computer sciences. Because of</b> …

Computer Hardware

for easy to remember very strong passwords

The simple plastic card that goes in your wallet<br>for easy to remember very strong passwords<p><b>Step 1:</b> Type in the code letters shown on the <b>'spacebar'</b> of …

A Hacker Reveals How Your Fingerprint Could Be Easier To Hack Than A Traditional Password

At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club conference in Hamburg, Germany, Popular Science reports a hacker named Jan "Starbug" Krissler pointed out the flaws in biometric password technology, like the fingerprint sensor found on an iPhone 6.<p>Krissler said pictures of people's hands and fingers can be …

Hamburg

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

Hands-on with North Korea's Operating System

North Korea has its own national desktop operating system and the very latest version, called Red Star 3.0, has leaked online, giving us a rare glimpse into what happens when you build something like an entire operating system in isolation.<p>Red Star 2.0 resembled Windows, but this new version has a …

North Korea

Applying NASA coding standards to JavaScript

Jet Propulsion Laboratory – scientific institution making a lot of research and development for <b>NASA</b>. JPL have been developing software for most of …

Seagate Seven Portable Drive review: Portable drives just keep getting thinner - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Seagate Seven portable drive is razor-thin, has fast performance and includes helpful backup software. The drive is also very rugged and aesthetically pleasing.<p><b>The Bad</b> There's only one capacity -- 500GB -- and the drive is comparatively expensive.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you need only a …

New York Prosecutor Calls for Law to Fight Apple Data Encryption

Apple Inc. and Google Inc. should be legally required to give police access to customer data necessary to investigate crimes, New York County’s top …

Antibiotic Pulled From Dirt Ends 25-Year Drug Drought

Scientists have discovered an antibiotic capable of fighting infections that kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, a breakthrough that …

FBI Director: Sony's 'Sloppy' North Korean Hackers Revealed Their IP Addresses

The Obama administration has been tightlipped about its controversial naming of the North Korean government as the definitive source of the hack that …