Wesley Gaddis

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Why 'Modern' Work Culture Makes People So Miserable

Dan Lyons’ account of his time at the software company HubSpot describes a workplace in which employees are disposable, “treated as if they are …

Google Has a Room Full of Robot Arms Learning Hand-Eye Coordination

One tiny step closer to enslaving humankind.<p>Even though Google is selling Boston Dynamics, that doesn't mean it's getting out of the robot business. Just ask its room full of robotic arms. It's about more than just making a good robot arm, though. It's also about teaching a robotic arm tactile …

The 'Monkey Selfie' Monkey Just Filed an Appeal

Naruto v. Slater is headed to the Ninth Circuit, fighting for animal copyrights.<p>A monkey appealed his copyright case to the Ninth Circuit on Sunday.<p>The lawsuit was brought by PETA on behalf of Naruto, a crested Sulawesi macaque, against the nature photographer David Slater and the self-publishing …

Music Can't Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet

Recorded music was once incredibly fragile. Before the days of digital music, an independent band might press only a few thousand, or even a few …

Profit

Japan's economy is shrinking again

More bad news for the world economy: Japan is going backwards again.<p>The country's GDP shrank by 1.4% in the last three months of 2015, the government said Monday, underlining the challenges for officials who have been trying for years to drag the world's third-largest economy out of stagnation.<p>The …

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• World News<br>• National News<br>• WorldNews24x7 Exclusive<p>Apr 30, 2018 4 World<p>Missile strikes overnight in central Syria killed at least 26 pro-regime fighters, …

Think VR is about to explode? Be prepared to wait

My company’s main focus is on developing content, specifically photos, so we have been studying immersive video and virtual reality (VR) with particular interest. We are looking closely at the impact of several new VR creation and consumption technologies that launched last month at CES and at …

White House denies security clearance to Pulitzer-prize winning journalist with links to Edward Snowden

Ashkan Soltani, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and recent staffer at the Federal Trade Commission, recently began working with the White House on privacy, data ethics and technical outreach.<p>The partnership raised eyebrows when it was announced in December because of Soltani's previous work …

The definitive list of what everyone likes on Facebook

Last week, Facebook made public a huge trove of data about its users’ interests as part of a new tool called Audience Optimization. For the first time it revealed not only the hundreds of thousands of categories into which Facebook divides its users, but also the number of people who belong to each …

'Ant Simulator' Cancelled After Devs Blow Crowdfunding Money On Booze And Strippers

The cancellation of <i>Ant Simulator</i> is one of the most disheartening stories about crowdfunding indie games I’ve heard. It’s also one of the most outrageous and crazy, filled with betrayal and greed and tragedy.<p>Lead programmer Eric Tereshinski, along with two business partners, raised money on …

Crowd Funding

Experience a Salvador Dalí Painting in Virtual Reality

If you’ve ever wanted to explore a Salvador Dalí painting in all its trippy, dream-like glory, a new virtual reality installation at The Dalí Museum …

The 15 most ridiculous celebrity commercials that only aired overseas

Endorsing everything from coffee and energy drinks to things that seem to only be popular in Japan, celebrities who would never be caught dead doing such projects in the US have pushed their egos aside and put on a smile for a day's work abroad.<p>In the process, they've pocketed anywhere from the …

BMW Just Debuted a Sci-Fi Motorcycle Helmet

F-35 fighter pilots have been using augmented reality built into their helmets for years to keep an eye on the plane’s gauges, monitors, and weapons …

Fallout 4's Graphics Cranked So Hard It Becomes A Cartoon

There are already a number of mods out there which alter the appearance of <i>Fallout 4</i>, but they don’t go quite as far as this tweak, which makes the …

As Oculus Rift pre-orders begin, debate remains about how mainstream VR will be, whether it’s about more than games, and what it’ll do to humans<p>Is 2016 the year that virtual reality (VR) finally makes its breakthrough as a mainstream technology? That’s a question for its evangelists and sceptics to …

Virtual Reality

How Compact Cameras Can Survive in the Smartphone Era: By Radically Changing Their Form Factor

The Flex Cam PIC can do things that even a GoPro can't<p>Here are the facts: Smartphones are ubiquitous, the compact camera market is fading and GoPro's …

CodePush

Build in the cloud<p>Ship CodePush hotfixes quickly from release branches directly to your deployments.<p>Powerful analytics<p>Gain deep insights on release …

Double Exposure Animal Portraits By Andreas Lie

Norwegian artist Andreas Lie blends verdant landscapes with photographs of animals, creating a subtle double exposure effect. Snowy mountains and …

New breakthroughs for fundamental problems in computer science

Magic Python

This is a package with preferences and syntax highlighter for cutting edge Python 3, although Python 2 is well supported, too. The syntax is …

Python Programming

Wall Street analysts say virtual reality can't go mainstream until these issues are fixed

On Thursday, analysts at Oppenheimer published a report on the state of virtual reality, in which they outlined the most significant obstacles companies will face in the next couple of years.<p>The analysts said that although the VR experience has improved over the decades, it's not where most people …

Is Cortana a dangerous step towards artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is close to entering our everyday lives. It might not be the Skynet-style system that comes to mind when we think of AI, but …

Artificial Intelligence

Future of Programming - Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and fall of the craftsman)

Level [C3]<br>[<i>Disclaimer: I am by no means a Scientific Programmer but I just want to become one</i>] It is the turn of yet another year and the time is …

Google to FCC: if the internet is a Title II utility, let us expand Fiber

Verizon famously said that if the FCC heeds President Obama's urging and declares the internet a Title II utility, it would cause "great harm to an open Internet, competition and innovation." But exactly the opposite of that may happen, according to a letter from Google to the FCC. Mountain View …

Telecoms

State agency warns consumers to be cautious with virtual currencies

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) on April 30 cautioned businesses and consumers to consider the risks if they intend to use …

This mom and her son made the PlayStation Experience’s coolest game

I think I collaborated with my mom on my third-grade science project. We made one of those baking-soda volcanoes. But we haven’t worked together on much since, which is why the game One Way Trip is so interesting to me.<p>Christine and Michael Frauenhofer are a mother-son development team working on …

Skinny Puppy demands $666,000 in royalties from U.S. government for using their music in Guantanamo torture

<b>Skinny Puppy @ Best Buy Theatre, 12/2/2014</b> (more by Greg Cristman)<p>Canadian industrial band <b>Skinny Puppy</b> have invoiced the U.S. government $666,000 in …

George Lucas doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer

The creator of the <i>Star Wars</i> movies hasn't seen the trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. In an interview with <i>Page Six</i>, George Lucas was asked what he thought of the promising 88-second teaser for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. "I don't know anything about it," he replied. " I haven't seen it yet."<p>Lucas …