Wim Permana

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Parabola raises $2.2 million to simplify programming for employees stuck in Excel all day

While knowledge workers are handling increasingly difficult tasks — ones that may be much easier to handle with just a Python script — Alex Yaseen thinks that in the future not everyone will actually need to learn how to code.<p>Instead, he hopes that tools like the one he’s building, called Parabola, …

Employment

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which …

How to stop people using your face for porn (or other scarier things)

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video’s worth a thousand pictures. For as long as videos have existed, we’ve trusted them as a reliable form of evidence. Nothing is as impactful as seeing something happen on video (e.g. the Kennedy assassination) or seeing someone say something on …

The untold story of how the XPS 13 defied odds to become the world’s best laptop

Dell.<p>What does that name make you think of? Your answer is likely beige boxes, affordable laptops, or — if you’re a child of the ‘90s — the infamous …

MacBook Air

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux

Microsoft announced on Monday a new technology called Azure Sphere, a new system for securing the tiny processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets.<p>We'll get to the specifics in a moment, but here's the really notable part: To power Azure Sphere, Microsoft has developed …

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE INTRODUCES REDESIGNED PRINT EDITION – National Geographic Partners Press Room

<b>New Paper, Design, Sections, Typefaces, and Energy Debut with the May Issue</b> <b></b><p><b>Redesign showcases even more of National Geographic’s stunning photography and follows on the heels of one of the most successful years in the magazine’s 130-year history</b><p>WASHINGTON (April 16, 2018) On the heels of one of the …

Typography

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

Why you shouldn't buy a new car ... ever

<b>"Name me something that you use less than 4 percent of the day, all the while it loses value."</b><p>There are days when I feel like I drive the oldest car …

No more painful fillings! This dental breakthrough fixes cavities "naturally" using peptides

Scientists have developed a method for filling cavities by mimicking nature<p>The sound of the dentist’s drill could be a thing of the past with news …

Complications: The Tachymeter Explained

Anyone who’s either owned or held a chronograph in their lives have more than likely noticed a series of etchings surrounding the watch bezel. To be …

RSS is undead

RSS died. Whether you blame Feedburner, or Google Reader, or Digg Reader last month, or any number of other product failures over the years, the humble protocol has managed to keep on trudging along despite all evidence that it is dead, dead, dead.<p>Now, with Facebook’s scandal over Cambridge …

Muslims win case against NYPD illegal surveillance

'We won this case, make no mistake about it ... I believe the United States won as well,' said Farhaj Hassan<p>The New York Police Department has agreed not to conduct surveillance based on religion or ethnicity and to listen to Muslims as it develops new training materials as part of a deal to settle …

A Beginner’s Guide To Watch Complications

Buying a watch is a complicated business. And that’s not a reference to the bewildering array of styles and price points on offer. Because in the …

These tech ads from back in the day show how far we have (and haven't) come

A digital artist is compiling old computer ads into a compendium that singlehandedly reminds us how far technology has come in just a few short decades.<p>The ads come from <i>Byte Magazine</i>, which ran from 1975 to 1998. It might be but a distant memory of a bygone age, but back in its day, <i>Byte</i> was a big …

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

Photos: The Saudi Crown Prince met with tech VIPs this week in Silicon Valley, including Sergey Brin and Magic Leap’s CEO

Up next: Apple CEO Tim Cook.<p>The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is meeting a star-studded group of tech and media CEOs this week, including Google co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai; Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz; and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. A visit with Apple CEO …

Here's Why You Need adidas' Brand New UltraBOOST 4.0 Trainers

This white-out gets our green light<p>In the sneaker world, the endless rejigs, remixes and re-re-updates can be tiring. Colour us surprised, then, when adidas Originals piqued our interest with a new release leached of actual colour.<p>The UltraBOOST 4.0 has been given a makeover in a brand new 'chalk …

How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at 1.1.1.1, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

10 Best Practices To Turn Your Blogging Passion Into A Money-Making Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Many people dream of leaving their 9-5 jobs and being their own bosses. And many others are making it happen! The rise of the solopreneur is …

Guess What? Facebook Logs Your Calls, Texts (Update)

<i>Updated March 25 at 10:15 p.m. ET with further comment from Facebook. This story was originally published March 23, and was updated later that day,</i> …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Here’s what Facebook knows about you, and how to download all your data

Facebook has long allowed you to download an archive of all the data the social network has on you, and <i>HackerNoon’s</i> Georges Abi-Heila decided to find out exactly what company knows about its users …<p>Abi-Heila reports (via <i>TNW</i>) that his archive was a 500MB zip file, and it included everything from the …

Personal Data

95 Simple Ways to Generate Massive Amounts of Website Traffic

rawpixel / PixabayI’ve put this comprehensive article together to help you cut through the marketing hype and crap that’s all over the social media …

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Internet

Introducing pydbgen: A random dataframe/database table generator

Introducing pydbgen which is a lightweight, pure-python library to generate random useful entries (e.g. name, address, credit card number, date, …

Python Programming

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s …

Peter Thiel

California is taking a cooling off period after generating too much energy from the sun

California’s solar sector has been on fire. But after a building sprint that saw its share of solar rise from 0.5% of generation in 2010 to 10% last year, the state may be taking a break following two new production records this month.<p>Solar served up an unprecedented 50% of the state’s demand on a …

50,000 sites infected with cryptocurrency mining malware

The cryptocurrency mining malware epidemic is getting out of hand: nearly 50,000 sites have been surreptitiously infected with crypto-jacking scripts, according to security researcher Troy Mursch from Bad Packets Report.<p>Relying on source-code search engine PublicWWW to scan the web for pages …

Cryptocurrency

Here’s how much it costs to mine a single bitcoin in your country

So-called bitcoin mining is a hot topic of in the cryptocurrency world.<p>That’s chiefly because of the rising electricity costs associated with …