Terrell Mcfarland

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Carnivorous plant-inspired nano material could be worth billions to the shipping industry

Costly Biofouling<p>The shipping industry is constantly struggling against the accumulation of damaging bacteria, plants, and algae on wet surfaces like …

Energy Efficiency

The rise of Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, who is taking his $10 billion company public years after Steve Jobs said he would destroy it

Drew Houston is on top of the world.<p>On Friday, his company, Dropbox, filed its S-1, making it Y Combinator's first startup to ever file for an IPO.<p>The file sharing service that began as a two-person team in 2007 is now a sprawling enterprise with more than a thousand employees and a stock ticker …

Startups

OnePlus 5T makes the best deal in smartphones even better

Three years and seven phones later, it’s hard to argue with OnePlus’s methods. That’s not to say it hasn’t made its share of missteps along the way (it definitely has), but the company has produced quality phones at affordable prices basically since day one.<p>OnePlus’s whole “never settle” tagline is …

10 Strategies for Entrepreneurs Dealing With Failure

Failure feels like being crushed, but it's just a feeling. In reality, it's your opportunity to become stronger.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Failure, for entrepreneurs, is inevitable. This might come in the form of small losses, like losing an important deal to a …

Motivation

Elon Musk is freaked out by the creepy backflipping robot

Elon Musk has repeatedly sounded the alarm against the rise of artificial intelligence as a threat to humanity. Now, the venerable tech exec has observed that Boston Dynamics' latest robot, which does backflips, is just the start of things to come.<p>"This is nothing," Musk wrote on Twitter, …

Larger Razer Phone teased by CEO amid DAC talk

The CEO and co-founder of Razer defended the company’s lack of headphone jack on their brand new Razer Phone this week. Users submitted “feedback” on …

How to prepare for the cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated technologies of our time. Much like the early internet, experienced technologists foresee blockchain as a vehicle to drive society forward. Implementations of secure, decentralized systems can empower us to conquer organizational issues of …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt Insane

Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips.<p>Check out …

I enlisted a free AI to troll email scammers – it was hilariously effective

Email scammers are the scum of the earth and deserve forever itchy butts. I’ve always wondered if there was something I could do beyond just wishing them ill, and I’m happy to report I’ve now found a way to give them a dose of their own medicine.<p>Rescam is an AI bot that sends authentic-sounding …

Try Training This AI To Respond To Your Face

Google’s latest AI Experiment lets anyone teach a neural network in seconds.<p>Machine learning is a complex topic, and it requires specific expertise to build products using this form of AI. That’s a serious problem for designers, who have no easy way of experimenting with this new technology. But a …

This Farm Has No Farmers

The 'Hands Free Hectare' gives us a peek at the future of automated agriculture.<p>Just after sunset on September 6, 2017, celebrations erupted on a farm in the quiet county of Shropshire, England. After a year of hard labor and careful planning, researchers achieved the previously impossible: the …

A man regained consciousness after 15 years in a vegetative state. But what does that really mean?

We’re terrible at defining the difference between life and death.<p>It’s difficult to agree on one definition of consciousness, so it’s confusing to read reports that someone who was in a coma for 15 years suddenly regained it. What does it mean to be aware of yourself and the world around you? If you …

Consciousness

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Here Is A Thing That Happens In Destiny 2

<i>Destiny 2</i>, a video game in which players travel through space trying not to get their raids ruined by glitches, is full of fun easter eggs. Here’s …

A Five-Year Basic Income Experiment Is Happening in the U.S.

A thousand people will receive $1,000 a month for up to five years.<p>Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley technology startup incubator that’s that offered …

What should I consider when buying a laptop for university?

Mike and Joan are planning to buy their student granddaughter a laptop for university and would like some tips before they discuss it with her<p><i>Our granddaughter is off to university this year and we will be buying her a laptop. We will discuss this with her, but some advice from you would be …

Laptops

Xiaomi to launch the Mi Max 2 in India next week

The media invite that has just landed in our inbox and our sources confirm that Xiaomi will launch the Mi Max 2 in India on July 18. The Mi Max 2 was unveiled in China in May, and the 6.44-inch phablet is successor to last year’s Mi Max.<p>The ‘Max’ is clearly the keyword for the device as it sports a …

Prototype '3D' chip from MIT could eliminate memory bottlenecks

Future CPUs will have to deal with growing amounts of data, but all too often they are slowed down by bandwidth issues between the processor and RAM. A prototype chip built by researchers at Stanford and MIT can solve the problem by sandwiching the memory, processor and even sensors all into one …

Nanotech

Making a Small-Scale Brewery With A Raspberry Pi And Python

No doubt many Hackaday readers will have tried their hand at home brewing. It’s easy enough, you can start with a can of hopped malt extract and a …

Raspberry Pi

AiLight

Some time ago I started working on the idea of making our house smarter. One of the first things I created was a sensor that measures temperature, …

Microcontroller

Rust your ARM microcontroller! - Embedded in Rust

<b>NOTE</b> Embedded Rust development makes use of the <i>nightly</i> channel. The nightly channel moves fast and breaks things unapologetically. That’s why if you …

New MIT water purification method eliminates even trace chemical waste and pesticides

Ridding water of tiny concentrations of pollutants isn’t easy. Typically, a lot of energy or chemicals are required to remove these dangerous …

How a 22-year-old inadvertently stopped a worldwide cyberattack

SAN FRANCISCO — The massive ransomware attack that crippled more than 20% of hospitals in the United Kingdom and disabled systems in as many as 74 countries appears to have been inadvertently stopped by a 22-year-old computer security researcher in England who began studying it Friday afternoon.<p>The …

Ransomware

These hot robots will help us find life on icy moons

Heat and drills will help us probe for alien microbes<p>The moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn lie far from the sun’s warmth. Most have no atmosphere, and many are covered in an icy sheath miles thick. They're also our best bet for finding life in our own solar system. Beneath the frozen crusts lie …

Astronomy

Elon Musk is building a robot army to work in Tesla's 'alien dreadnought' factory assembling Model 3 cars

Tesla's electric cars feature some of the most cutting-edge technology around, so it's only fitting that the company's production line is just as …

MIT develop rolling robot that can 3D print buildings

<b>the mediated matter ground from MIT is setting out to revamp construction as we know it with their latest project—an autonomous rolling robot that</b> …

Solar Panels

MIT's mobile 3D printer built the largest structure to date

Your next house could be built by a robot. Following the recent success of San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor, a team of MIT researchers have created a mobile autonomous 3D printer of their own. And to prove that the prototype works, the team had it build a 12-foot tall, 50-foot-wide igloo out of …

Robotics

Essence

The sense of smell is perhaps the most pervasive of all senses, but it is also one of the least understood and least exploited in HCI. We present …

I just tried Microsoft's new VR system, and it's like stepping into Windows

At about noon on Thursday, I lowered a headset over my eyes and, for the first time in my life, stepped into Microsoft Windows.<p>I was invited to …