Walter Harrington

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How to make Alexa do your bidding with new custom apps

Amazon has given me a precious gift: infinite new ways to troll my family and house guests with Alexa.<p>On Thursday, the company released a set of DIY apps for the voice-assistant that anyone can make. They let you create helpful and entertaining voice commands and replies customized for your family. …

Apps

Why Should We Believe the Big Bang?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman</i> …

Universe

HP takes on the iPad Pro with its way cheaper Chromebook x2 convertible

If you’re in the market for a large tablet, you couldn’t do much better than Apple’s excellent – if ridiculously expensive – 12.9-inch iPad Pro. But now, HP has a new contender in the game, in the form of its $599 Chromebook x2.<p>The 12.3-inch convertible device is the second Chrome OS-powered tablet …

IPad Pro

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 …

British Columbia

This device is like an Echo Dot for your car, and it’s discounted today on Amazon

Amazon has done a great job of offering a wide range of smart speakers that let users spread Alexa throughout their homes. Amazon has also done a …

Smart Homes

Harmful genetic mutations may be less common than we thought

We are all mutants. Every characteristic that defines our species is the result of a genetic mutation somewhere in the history of evolution. And the …

Genetics

How to Edit PDF Files for Free

Not everyone can afford the steep subscription fee that Adobe charges for its Adobe Acrobat DC PDF editor (Rs. 12,168 per year). The app is the best …

Apps

How We Got Our Bible: Did You Know?

Current Issue<p>Remembering Billy Graham - April 2018Subscribe<p>Read This Issue<p><b>How a Humble Evangelist Changed Christianity As We Know It</b><br>• How Billy Graham …

Theology

First images of molecules in reaction | Cosmos

<b>What does a molecule look like?</b> It turns out, exactly like the drawings we made in high school chemistry class. A striking new set of images confirms …

Chemistry

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Cancer

Anger's Allure: Are You Addicted to Anger?

Anger is a public epidemic in America; it contaminates everything from media controversy to road rage to wars to mass shootings. But aside from the …

Anger Management

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

Drones set a Guinness World Record at the Winter Olympics

More than 1,200 drones lit up the sky at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics.<p>That's a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones …

10 Amazing Plants to Have in Your Bedroom to Help You Sleep Better : House Plants

People who have trouble sleeping from time to time will be glad to know that there are many plants out there that can not only detoxify the air in …

What Is Midrash?

<i>Midrash (מדרשׁ)</i> is an interpretive act, seeking the answers to religious questions (both practical and theological) by plumbing the meaning of the …

Add a head-up display to any car with this $48 device

Have you ever been in an expensive luxury car and seen the head up display (HUD)? It’s not just cool technology, it’s also a great way to drive …

Tech Trends

Quartz is a water bottle that cleans itself

It also purifies your water thanks to a UV-C light in the cap.<p>Admit it, you clean your water bottle sparingly, at best. The Quartz Bottle, which was on display today at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, wants to take over the responsibility by using ultraviolet light to keep itself and your water …

Crowd Funding

CES 2018: 'U by Moen' Smart Shower System Adding Support for Apple HomeKit and Siri Voice Controls

One year after being announced during CES 2017, faucet brand Moen is back at CES this year with a new announcement for its "U by Moen" cloud-based, Wi-Fi enabled shower system (via <i>CNET</i>). The company this week revealed that the smart shower will add support for Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa AI …

Home Automation

Everything you know about the Gospel of Paul is likely wrong

This past year, I burdened the English-speaking world with my very own translation of the New Testament – a project that I undertook at the behest of …

Theology

Roku aims to take over home audio with its wireless speaker platform

No, Roku isn't building a wireless speaker, despite rumors hinting at that. Instead, it's approaching home audio similar to how it tackled TVs: By offering its technology to other companies. Specifically, Roku is unveiling a new wireless audio platform, Roku Connect, that it'll license to third …

Televisions

ASETNIOP puts touch typing on a tablet at your fingertips

Though there are a number of alternatives available, the QWERTY keyboard layout (and regional variants) is the input king. But its crown can slip a …

Google Play

One of The Biggest Evolution Experiments Ever Has Followed 68,000 Generations of Bacteria

And it's still going.<p>Scientists have spent the past 30 years carefully tracking evolution across more than 68,000 generations of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria - …

Zero raises $8.5 million for a credit card that functions like a debit card

Just one-third of young adults have a credit card, according to a Bankrate survey. It’s partly due to concerns about debt.<p>A startup called Zero thinks it has a solution to this and it is gearing up to launch a credit card that functions like a debit card. The startup is also raising $8.5 million in …

FinTech

Yes, humans are still evolving. Here's how you can tell.

Even more evidence that we’re continuing to change.<p>The nice thing about bacteria is that they multiply really fast. This is inconvenient if they happen to infect, but useful if you want to see how evolution works. Put antibiotics on a Petri dish with enough bacteria, and a few days later you’ll …

How to use the Mac’s mysterious startup keyboard combos

If your Mac is sick, the first step is to restart it. But did you know that there are several tricks you can perform <i>while</i> your Mac is starting up?<p>Many of these are advanced Mac diagnostic tools, which shouldn’t be used unless you really know what you’re doing. But some not-so-secret startup …

Operating Systems

Experiment reveals evidence for a previously unseen behaviour of light

Beams of light do not, generally speaking, bounce off each other like snooker balls. But at the high energies in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN they have just been observed doing exactly that<p>Light is useful, versatile and perplexing. We see with it - that is, we make sense of our surroundings …

Physics

5 Wireless Earbuds That Ship Faster Than AirPods and Cost Less Than $50

If you’re looking for a more accessible (and budget-friendly) alternative to Apple’s AirPods look no further. Find out more from <i>Boy Genius Report</i> and …

Tech Trends

AI is already beating us at our own game

Although modern AI systems still have trouble deciding whether or not to flip that stranded tortoise in their path, they're already outpacing the intellectual capabilities of their creators in a wide variety of fields. From beating grandmaster Go players to outguessing cardiac surgeons, lipreading …

Artificial Intelligence

Get started with machine learning using Python

Have you wondered what it takes to get started with machine learning? In this article, I will walk through steps for getting started with machine …

Machine Learning

The Race To Build An AI Chip For Everything Just Got Real

Yann LeCun once built an AI chip called ANNA. But he was 25 years ahead of his time.<p>The year was 1992, and LeCun was a researcher at Bell Labs, the …