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Come On, Put This Google-Owned Surveillance Device in Your House. It'll Be Great!

Google's Nest is running its first TV ads. They're good, in a self-conscious, winking way.<p>How do you convince regular people to buy Google-owned monitoring gadgets and install them in their homes?<p>First, don’t mention Google in your nationally televised ads.<p>Next, make those ads pretty funny.<p>That’s …

Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?

TL;DR:<p>The Dark Web is a collection of thousands of websites that use anonymity tools like Tor and I2P to hide their IP address. While it's most …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential

"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest …

Modification lets Google Now use any language that Android supports

As smart as Google Now can be, its language support is limited; it won't always display results in your native tongue, for example. Sletmo at <i>XDA-Developers</i> has partly solved this through a modification of the Google Now app. His tweak makes the search tool provide information in any language …

We scanned the Internet for port 22

Yesterday (Sept. 12) we scanned the entire Internet for port 22 -- the port reserved for "SSH", the protocol used by sysadmins to remotely log into …

Big data is a bubble? Don’t tell that to these guys

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Albert Chau<p>There has been some talk lately that big data is a bubble — that it has been overhyped, oversold and …

The Man Who Invented Modern Probability - Issue 4: The Unlikely

If two statisticians were to lose each other in an infinite forest, the first thing they would do is get drunk. That way, they would walk more or …

Mathematics

The Best Electric SUV - Model X | Tesla

Model X is the safest, quickest, most capable sport utility vehicle ever—with standard all-wheel drive, best in class storage and seating for up to …

Pirate Bay Releases 'Pirate Browser' to Thwart Censorship

The Pirate Bay is arguably the most censored website on the Internet.<p>Courts in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and elsewhere have ordered Internet …

Ask HN: I'm a chronic procrastinator – how do I break it?

For as long as I can remember I have been a super procrastinator. However, I'm also pretty smart which helps me fake it so that no one else notices. …

Lifehacking is just another way to make us work more.

Buzzwords that emerge from Silicon Valley are usually vapid and imprecise. (Let's just agree that “the sharing economy” must become “user-centric,” …

New Course: The Design of Everyday Things

After reading <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> by Don Norman, I remember thinking to myself, “I probably learned more from this book than I learned from …

Existential Depression in Gifted Children

It has been my experience that gifted and talented persons are more likely to experience a type of depression referred to as existential depression. …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

Egypt's revolution inspires tech start-ups

<b>Egypt's revolution in 2011 proved two incredibly important things for Egyptian youth.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessWorking alone to come together betterInventing the question to fit your answerDigital divorce for the 21st CenturyCrowd and proudBe your own DIY PR consultant<p>First, that …

Minuum, The Super Simple Software Keyboard, Launches Android Beta Today

Toronto-based Whirlscape attracted plenty of attention when it first debuted its innovative Minuum software keyboard, and sought funding for the project on Indiegogo. Now, the project is moving forward with the launch of the Minuum keyboard beta app for Android, which will give Indiegogo supporters …

Nationwide LTE data test finds AT&T fastest, Verizon most reliable

A United States-wide test of mobile data has been run this year with each of the top mobile service providers under the magnifying glass. This is not …

How YouTube Became The Most Popular Video Site In The World

YouTube is far and away the most popular video sharing site in the world. People watch over 6 billion hours of YouTube videos per month.<p>So, how did YouTube become THE place to go to watch videos online?<p>Find out everything you could possibly want to know about YouTube below:<p><i>Produced by William Wei</i>

Algorithms from the Book.

Paul Erdos talked about the "Book" where God keeps the most elegant proof of each mathematical theorem. This even inspired a book (which I believe is …

Life On Bitcoin – Life On Bitcoin

Bayesian Methods for Hackers

<i>Using Python and PyMC</i><p>The Bayesian method is the natural approach to inference, yet it is hidden from readers behind chapters of slow, mathematical …

Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: The Full D11 Interview

As CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk is methodically and intensely focused, but in conversation he’s surprisingly easygoing and willing …