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Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

16 items people waste too much money on at the grocery store and should stop buying immediately

Personal Finance

Researchers develop device that can 'hear' your internal voice

New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world<p>Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking.<p>The device, …

Artificial Intelligence

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking

When you drink from a plastic bottle of fresh H20, you're sipping more than just water.<p>A new report from Orb Media reveals how major bottled water brands, including Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle and Evian all have tens, hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of microplastic particles floating in their …

Pollution

This Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Is Controlled by a Penniless Yoga Superstar

Twenty-three years ago, when he was a poor young yoga instructor living at the foot of the Himalayas, Baba Ramdev pledged to spend the rest of his …

India

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

More than 100 'uncontacted' tribes exist in total isolation from global society

We are more connected today than at any time in our species' history, yet isolated pockets of people still manage to live apart from the majority of society.<p>It's impossible to know exactly how many such tribes exist. Organizations like Survival International, however, estimate that more than 100 …

Brazil

3 Trends That Will Completely Change the World by 2020 | Inc.com

<i>What are the most promising disruptive innovations for the decade 2011-2020? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, blogger, author, and investor, on Quora:</b><p>I'm not a big believer in …

Natural Gas

By 2030, You'll Be Living in a World That's Run by Google

<i>I was asked on Quora what Google will look like in 2030. Since that is one of the most important issues the world is facing right now, I took some</i> …

This is how MoviePass plans to make money with a $10-a-month unlimited plan that seems too good to be true

When MoviePass announced this week that it would be lowering the rates for its unlimited movie buffet to only $10 a month it immediately became a trending topic. With the average movie ticket in the US about $9, and a ticket in a city like New York costing more than $16, the deal was impossible to …

MoviePass

How Machine Learning Has Hit Its Stride With Business Intelligence

<b>Business Intelligence is one of the oldest concepts in data processing</b>. Though it was first coined by Richard Millar Devens in 1865 in the Cyclopædia …

Machine Learning

Google's AlphaGo Levels Up From Board Games to Power Grids

WUZHEN, CHINA — When researchers inside Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence lab first built AlphaGo—the machine that plays the ancient game of …

Trade war: is it time to collect canned food and build a bunker?

If we don’t ensure free trade benefits are distributed equally, the world could get dangerous very quickly<p>It’s not often you go to a conference on agriculture and come away feeling quite scared for the future. But this week’s Abare’s 2017 Outlook conference featured a talk on the future of trade …

Economics

Trump’s Most Chilling Economic Lie

A so-called trade war with China would be an absolute disaster for the United States and its citizens.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has threatened to upend the post-World War II geopolitical order. What he finds most vexing about that order is the rise of China. Today, China is the largest trading economy in the …

Donald Trump

How necessary is Donald Trump’s wall?

DONALD TRUMP launched his presidential campaign with a promise to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border in order to stem the tide of …

Immigration

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

Amazon's Secret Weapon: Being Anticipatory

In many ways it seems impossible that Amazon has been in business for more than 20 years. Time does fly! During that time, Amazon has been - and continues to be - the largest and most innovative leader in the e-commerce market. You may be surprised to discover the other markets Amazon has not only …

eCommerce

An AI-powered chatbot has overturned 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York

Have you recently got a parking ticket? This chatbot might be able to help overturn it.<p>The free service, called DoNotPay, has successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets—around $4 million worth—in London and New York. It was launched just 21 months ago by London-born Stanford University student …

HIV positive

These RoboBees could pollinate crops and save disaster victims

Populations of bees, butterflies and other agricultural pollinators have been declining at alarming rates in recent years, putting global food …

Robots

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it<p>The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image recognition or text translation: instead, we build systems that …

Machine Learning

The Amazing Artificial Intelligence We Were Promised Is Coming, Finally

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world's chess champion. That didn't happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky's 1970 prediction that "in …

Artificial Intelligence

Google shows what Tango is capable of in 3 new videos

Google’s Tango (formerly Project Tango) is certainly a cool concept, and it’s been making a ton of improvements throughout the last few years. Certain forms of augmented reality can be done with pretty much any Android device with a camera, but Tango takes AR to a completely new level with 3D …

Augmented Reality

Is this why you're not getting enough sleep?

How much sleep you get may depend on where you live, while the time at which you got to bed is more important than when you get up, according to a …

The Future Is Now: Google Has Confirmed That Its Computer Is Big

If you’re a tech junkie, you had better sit down for this, because there’s news coming out of Silicon Valley that is going to completely blow you …

Silicon Valley

Singularity University: The Harvard of Silicon Valley Is Planning for a Robot Apocalypse

The students and teachers at Singularity University welcome a future where robots run the world.<p>During a recent Executive Program at Silicon Valley’s …

All of our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way — here are the different types of GM technology

You've probably eaten "cloned" food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all this without leaving the "organic" section of your local supermarket.<p>Anti-GM dogma is obscuring the real debate over what level of …

Genetics

In The Store Of The Future, Your Shopping Bag Connects To The Internet

In Adobe’s prototype of a future retail store, shopping meets the Internet of Things.<p>The Internet of Things is coming to shopping bags. Adobe, which has been pushing to succeed in the retail analytics market, is selling customers on a prototype “Store of the Future” that features RFID chip-enabled …

Internet of Things

What is Davos? A Glimpse Into the Future of Our World

Photo: I had the honour of meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau<p><i>"The fourth industrial revolution is unlike anything humankind has previously experienced. New technologies are merging the physical, digital and biological worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril. The</i> …

Innovation

How Mobile Apps Are Improving India’s Rickshaws

Noisy and ungainly, India’s three-wheeled auto rickshaws are an iconic form of urban transport that can be hard to love. Without knowing their place in Indian life, an outsider might take one look at their loud engines and open sides and suggest that rickshaws should be replaced with modern …

Innovation