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You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.
Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …Money
IBM and the Weather Channel's parent company are collaborating on a true cloud data service.
The computing powerhouse and WSI, the Weather Company's global business division, have teamed up to integrate real-time weather information into business applications for improved performance and decreased …Weather
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — With its scaly exterior, peculiar body shape and propensity for rolling into an armored ball when threatened, the pangolin has invited comparison to the artichoke and the pine cone.
But a 3-year-old female pangolin at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center here seemed …Animals
For someone who has never grown a thing, planting a seed into soil feels absolutely intimidating. It's an incredibly simple act and it happens in the natural world every second, yet we've gotten to a place in our modern world where growing things feels very foreign. It's time we change that. Let's …Gardening
While everyone understands the intrinsic privacy trade-off, few may realize just how often apps ping their location.The post Apps Snoop on Your …Maps
Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction.
Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction of artificial …Machine Learning
Why ship hardware to space when we can just culture it on arrival?
NASA is working on a prototype drone that will be able to survey Mars from a modest altitude. But what if instead of shipping a drone to Mars, we could just ship small vials of cells, and use them to grow a biodegradable drone on the …Biotechnology
The Super Rich Technologists Making Dire Predictions About Artificial Intelligence club gained another fear-mongering member this week: Apple …Artificial Intelligence
Cybersecurity advisor Marc Goodman believes that most, if not all, the physical objects in our homes will ultimately be connected to the internet.
While this offers untold benefits, he also warns that hackers will try to turn the technology against us.
He has just penned a book, Future Crimes, about …Internet
Robots will use the latest computer-vision and machine-learning algorithms to try to perform the work done by humans in vast fulfillment centers. …Robots
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been enjoying a major resurgence in recent months and for some seasoned professionals, who have been in the AI …Artificial Intelligence
Ford is to sell a car that can read road signs and adjust its speed accordingly to ensure the vehicle is not driving too fast.
The speed-limiting tech can be activated via the steering wheel and briefly overridden by pressing firmly on the accelerator.
The car company suggests the facility will help …Driving
In the future, fat and bacteria are good, soil is smarter, and healthy convenience is king.
Today's food landscape looks a lot different than it did 10 years ago. Fast casual—not fast food—dominates. Your next meal is just a tap of the iPhone away. McDonald's is toying with the idea of kale. These …Food
A group of songbirds may have avoided a devastating storm by fleeing their US breeding grounds after detecting telltale infrasound waves.
Researchers noticed the behaviour after analysing trackers attached to the birds to study their migration patterns. They believe it is the first documented case …Storms
The best gigs I've ever been to are the ones where I felt like I got lost in space and time. Those occasions where the dance floor is apparently wrenched out the ground and sent spinning through the universe in an enjoyable mash of people, lights, and music. Basically, they feel exactly the way …Perfume
BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.
Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of …Black History
Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple
Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …Calories
Georgetown, Texas, probably isn’t the first place people think of when they think of clean, green energy. As the seat of Williamson County–one of …Energy
The right seasonings can take any meal to the next level.
By Arianna Davis
Most cooks have a predictable menu of tried and true flavor accents: a sprinkle of thyme, a pinch of paprika. And while many spices are sources of vitamins and antioxidants, some may deliver surprising benefits. We asked Sara …Oregano
A technique for editing genes while they reside in intact chromosomes has been a real breakthrough. Literally. In 2013, Science magazine named it the …DNA
Smartbike startup Vanhawks, part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class, has raised $1.6 million from Real Ventures, Olympic triathlon gold medallist Simon Whitfield, Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit partners and various angels. The company will use the funding to help deliver its Valour …Startups
While the standard George Foreman has long been the go-to grill for busy executives on the go, it’s time for Big George to hang up his gloves. Palate Smart Grill is on the scene and launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014.
This smart grill will cook almost any food perfectly based on weight, …Cooking
GitLab calls itself the open-source GitHub that companies can run on their own servers. Like GitHub, it offers an open source git repository. Also like GitHub, it has a cat creature mascot.
“But sometimes you want your hub protected on your own servers, behind your own firewall for certain …Git
I’m guessing you have been in a meeting that made you hate your life. You know, where one or two people drone on and on, half of the attendees seem to be talking past each other, and at the end no one’s sure what’s been decided or who’s responsible for doing what.
Well, a startup called WorkLife has …YCombinator
Imagine never having to buy new and expensive hardware to upgrade your personal computer with more speed and storage space. That’s the vision behind Y Combinator-backed Paperspace, a new company launching today, which is building a full, personal computer that lives in the cloud, which you access …Cloud Services
Building the backend to power your dream app is one of the walls that stops front-end developers from even attempting to prototype their own app designs.
It’s got to run fast but efficiently on whatever infrastructure you decide to use. It has to work with any platform you might build a client for. …Back-end
While the open source movement has made getting up and running with a software project incredibly easy for those who know what to look for, the reality is that not every project can be updated to support the latest versions of the code they’re built on.
Over time, this means that you see thousands …Object-Oriented Programming
There seems to be an endless amount of new photo apps out there, but new app Priime is a unique spin on the humble photo editing app.
Available for iPhone, Priime is an intelligent photo editor that suggests filters for your shots based on the content of the image. The app analyzes the color and …iOS Apps
Photo editing apps for smartphones are a dime a dozen these days, but today there’s a new one that hopes to stand above its competitors with a couple …Photographers