Victor Li

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This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the key to success

Jobs held a staff meeting and explained the role passion would play in revitalizing the brand:<p>The simple phrase — "people with passion can change the world" — holds the secret to entrepreneurial success.<p>Nearly a decade later, in 2005, Jobs returned to the theme in his famous commencement speech at …

This is the tiny computer the BBC is giving to a million kids

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts

Dreadlocked programmer has spooked the FBI by creating a tool that police can’t crack<p>SAN FRANCISCO—In the past decade, Moxie Marlinspike has squatted on an abandoned island, toured the U.S. by hopping trains, he says, and earned the enmity of government officials for writing software.<p>Mr. …

Privacy

Insects may be able to feel fear, anger and empathy, after all

A recent survey suggests that, for most of us who have ever had a pet companion, it’s a no-brainer that mammals and birds are emotional creatures, sharing emotions with multiple species and not just their own. Yet despite the thousands of YouTube videos and hundreds of recent scientific studies …

Emotional Intelligence

This Lamp Runs On Salt Water

Got some water? Got some salt? Now you also have a light.<p>As you can imagine of a country that is spread over more than 7,000 islands, many people in the Philippines aren’t hooked up to the power grid, so a common light source is the relatively dangerous kerosene lamp. In addition to the fire risk, …

Saltwater

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

A Graphene Discoverer Speculates on the Future of Computing

<i>SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology.</i><p><i>Editor’s Note: As leaders from business, politics and science</i> …

Net Neutrality's Technical Troubles

After years of fence-sitting, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has come down strongly in favor of Net neutrality, which in some sense must …

Moore’s Law Is About to Get Weird - Issue 21: Information

I’ve never seen the computer you’re reading this story on, but I can tell you a lot about it. It runs on electricity. It uses binary logic to carry …

Quantum Computing

Why the $10,000 gold Apple Watch really winds me up

When Steve jobs co-founded Apple, his vision was to democratize technology.<p>At the time, computers were for governments and rich corporations. Jobs wanted everyone to have their own computer — a crazy idea back in the ’70s. The slogan for the original Macintosh was “the computer for the rest of …

Apple Watch