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macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

<i>Update #2: An official fix is now available; no restart required.</i><p><i>Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works:</i><p><i>“We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to</i> …

Operating Systems

Nvidia Teaches the World About Deep Learning in Finance

High performance gaming and artificial intelligence computing giant Nvidia launched its Deep Learning Institute (DLI) last year, and is now offering …

How big business is trying to convince Congress to save the ‘Dreamers’ from Trump

Business leaders across industries, from tech to agriculture, are appealing to Congress to protect nearly 800,000 undocumented workers from deportation as President Trump is expected on Tuesday to announce a plan to revoke their permission to work.<p>The Trump administration has indicated it would …

Immigration

10 ways smart people work less and get more done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or …

Stephen Hawking spars with Jeremy Hunt over NHS

The renowned physicist and lifelong Labour supporter said Mr Hunt was "cherry-picking" scientific research into the so-called "weekend effect".<p>Mr …

Single Can Be Your Happy Ever After

I received a message today, it touched me deeply as I was at one time this person, it amazing me actually how many messages I receive daily, lamenting single life.<p>Firstly being single does in no way make you less desirable, attractive, intelligent, sexy or charismatic than any one else. It is not …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

Apps

Android From Scratch: Building Your First Android Application

What You'll Be CreatingAfter taking a look at the current state of Android development and how to set up your development environment, in this …

Android News

What Is Mindfulness, Actually?

My spiritual mentor used to say to me, “we are human beings, not human doers.”<p>In an era that rewards productivity, what does it mean to focus on …

Research suggests this is the best music to listen to for optimal productivity

Luckily, music can help get us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

Time Management

Volvo Is Designing the Autonomous Car That Could Eliminate All Traffic Deaths

As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the 10 Freeway. So I cued up the <i>Master of None</i> episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek …

A Lethal Weapon Designed By A Computer

Designed by John Briscella using Autodesk software, the Optimal Bow would be perfect for a cybernetic Katniss Everdeen.<p>Humans have been building bows for thousands of years–there’s some evidence that they go back 70,000 years–but can computers design one? That’s the question amateur archer John …

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Productivity

Wireless charging technology: what you need to know

Wireless Charging has had a hit-or-miss relationship with the mobile industry, dipping in and out of product ranges and flitting between spec sheet features and accessory status. However, the second half of 2017 and early 2018 has seen a major shift in the industry’s balance of power, led by …

Internet of Things

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

Time Management

Strong Solar Flare Headed Toward Earth

A strong solar flare is barreling toward Earth at 2.5 million miles per hour, but scientists say its worst effects will likely bypass the planet when …

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

2015 Lexus NX 200t review: With a touchpad and a turbo, the NX 200t is like no Lexus before - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The Lexus NX 200t's new turbo four-cylinder makes use of Toyota's D-4S fuel injection for strong acceleration and reasonable efficiency. Enform apps and infotainment are as easy to use as ever, thanks to improved natural voice command and a new Remote Touch Pad controller. The compact …

Eyeballed: Suren Manvelyan's eerie animal close-ups are judging you

Suren Manvelyan's photographs of animal eyes are surely destined soon to fill magazines, coffee-table books and science museums. Who doesn't like to look at powerful images of nature? And these pictures are not just scientific; they are strange. Photographed in ultra high definition on a massive …

How Sapphire, The Nearly Indestructible Material Now Being Used For Smartphones, Is Made

There's been a lot of buzz around sapphire, an extremely hard material that smartphone makers are using to produce scratch-proof screen displays. Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, unveiled the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display on Friday. The announcement follows rumors that …

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

Today, Motorola announced its second-generation Moto X, the successor to the company’s rebooted flagship smartphone that was unveiled just over a year ago. Yes, the phone will simply be called Moto X again — not X+1, as some rumors had suggested — and it’ll be available for the same $499 unlocked …

The trippy GIFs of Zolloc

Hayden Zezula, designer and animator based in Austin, creates graceful and immersive worlds within the limitations of the animated GIF.<p>To create the …

Android One scheduled for a September debut in India

Android One was one of the most important announcement at this year’s Google I/O. The Android One program marks a large effort on Google’s part to improve the smartphone experience in emerging markets, and it has come to light that Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice will be the first to launch products …

Android News

Top Xposed Framework Modules

Xposed Framework is a powerful tool, that allows you to add certain functionality and features to your device which would otherwise be available only through flashing custom ROMs. Xposed framework requires root to access core Android resources, using them to run different modules to add new …

Apps

Peaches and Cream – Brush Script Font Family

Peaches and Cream, a bold brush style script font family.<p>Emil Karl Bertell, a Finnish type designer and founder of foundry Fenotype has created the</b> …

Spy Bolt

Have something small — cash, microfilm, an SD card loaded with private videos — that you want kept safe and out-of-sight? Hide it in plain view with …

Facebook unveils Hydrabase, a next-generation HBase

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: dolphfyn/Shutterstock<p>Facebook announced in a blog post on Thursday that it has upgraded the Apache HBase database with …

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …