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The First Six Months Developing For The Computer On My Face

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Gottfried is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Co-Founder of the Hacker Union, and a StartupBus Conductor. Follow him on Twitter @jonmarkgo.</i><p>Being one of the first cyborgs in the world, I have been privy to a unique set of bizarre experiences that have led to some early …

Google Services Bug Causing Location Issues For HTC Owners, Google Working On A Fix

Sometimes, updates break things. That seems to be the case for some HTC owners who, upon receiving a silent update to the newest version of Google …

Google announces natural language search for photos

You know what photos we’re searching for, right? (Image credit: Photographer / Shutterstock)<p>Search is increasingly becoming human. While users from my generation have been used to search operators like “and”, “or” and the plus and minus signs, search queries are becoming more and more natural …

Machine Learning

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Viewpoint: Mars - what we've learnt in five years

Read Dr Tom Pike's Phoenix mission blog<p><b>On 25 May, it will be five years since Nasa's robotic spacecraft Phoenix touched down in the Martian "arctic". Here, Dr Tom Pike, one of the mission scientists on Phoenix, explains what we've learnt about the Red Planet in that time.</b><p>I'm tightly sandwiched …

Imperial College London

Neuron growth in children 'leaves no room for memories'

<b>The reason we struggle to recall memories from our early childhood is down to high levels of neuron production during the first years of life, say Canadian researchers.</b><p>The formation of new brain cells increases the capacity for learning but also clears the mind of old memories.<p>This could be behind …

The Brain

Pakistan Airlines plane alert: Suspects' custody extended

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/981000/981214_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522563464_17d78fc8b6f3baf60eaa26d653dcb2cb<p><b>Two men continue to be questioned on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF Typhoon jets escorted a passenger plane over the UK.</b><p>Police boarded …

Airplanes

Trust Your Journey

New Google Services apk confirms Google Play Games is coming

We have a clue at what Google will provide in their upcoming Play Games service, look for it all to make more sense next week at Google I/O<p>There's a …

Google to make 2-step verification mandatory

(Image credit: Biometrics / Shutterstock)<p>The rise of mobile devices and persistent connectivity, as well as apps and cloud services, has put us all at potential risk when it comes to online security. Simply put, it’s no longer as basic as using strong passwords and strong encryption on websites and …

Information Systems

Nova Launcher Updated To Version 2.1: New Apps Menu, Better Icon And Wallpaper Selection, And More Theme Options

TeslaCoil Software's Nova Launcher has become one of the most popular custom launchers for Android power users since shortly after the arrival of Ice …

Rise in obesity poses 'dementia time bomb'

<b>Ever-growing waistlines could result in a big increase in the number of people who develop dementia in the future, researchers have warned.</b><p>Previous studies have shown that being overweight in middle age increases the odds of developing the mental disorder.<p>Data presented at the European Congress on …

Alzheimer's Disease

Nurse leaders issue warning over staff numbers

<b>Senior nurses have issued an "unprecedented warning" about hospital ward staffing levels in England.</b><p>The Safe Staffing Alliance, which includes the Royal College of Nursing and Unison, says wards regularly have one registered nurse caring for eight patients - which they say is unsafe.<p>Labour urged …

Radiation Therapy

Ignorance of tick-borne Lyme disease 'costing lives'

<b>When Joanne Drayson regularly walked her dogs in the woodland near her home in Guildford, Surrey, she was unaware that a tick the size of a poppy seed would infect her with a serious and debilitating disease.</b><p>"I had this strange symptom, which I can only describe as whole body rigidness. It kept …

Disease

Profile of reiki massage: how the no-touch therapy has made its mark

Could the hands-free reiki massage really leave the deputy speaker Nigel Evans with a scratched forehead?<p>The first problem with a reiki massage is that you don’t actually get a massage. At least, not in the familiar sense of being pummelled like pizza dough, by a man with JCBs for thumbs. It’s …