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What Is Digital Twin Technology - And Why Is It So Important?

While the concept of a digital twin has been around since 2002, it’s only thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) that it has become cost-effective to implement. And, it is so imperative to business today, it was named one of Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017.<p>Quite simply, a …

Manufacturing

Make really slick GIFs with text that follows movement, using Google's Motion Stills app

Google's Motion Stills app just got a sweet update, allowing you to add text that can track moving objects in a video automatically.<p>The text follows …

The Real Difference Between Google And Apple

Google and Apple are both hyper-successful companies, but chart their patents, and they have completely different innovation signatures.<p>Steve Jobs has been granted 347 patents in the past decade, many awarded posthumously. By contrast, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page only have a combined 27 …

Innovation

Why Facebook Can't Stop the Fake News

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on Friday night posted a message on his Facebook page about so-called fake news and the controversy over his company’s …

Internet

How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A couple of years ago, Walmart, which once built its entire branding around a big yellow smiley face, was creating more than its share of frowns.<p>Shoppers were fed up. They complained of dirty bathrooms, empty shelves, endless checkout lines and impossible-to-find employees. Only …

Income Inequality

Google will now help you fact-check Trump (and other lies)

Google appears to be just as fed up with the constant lies during the presidential election as we are, so now it’s helping you set the facts straight.<p>The company today introduced a new feature that will tag and help find “fact checking in large news stories.” Tagged articles will show up in the new …

David Cay Johnston: 'There's no evidence Donald Trump is a billionaire'

David Cay Johnston, former New York Times reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of "The Making of Donald Trump," has investigated Donald Trump for nearly three decades. He reveals how Trump calculates his supposed billion dollar net worth.<p>When asked for comment, Donald Trump's campaign …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Government

Remix OS now available as a virtual machine for Windows PCs

Jide's Remix OS has turned a lot of heads in the last couple of years, thanks to an interesting initial tablet offering and subsequent …

The Hottest MMA Ring Girls of All Time

Some may say that the most important part of every MMA match is the fight between two ruthless modern warriors that try their best to outdo their …

MMA & UFC

After Nine Years Of Work, Fans Release Their Own Pokémon Game

<i>Pokémon Uranium</i>, one of the more interesting attempts by fans to build an all-new <i>Pokémon</i> game, is finally finished!<p>We wrote about it a few years …

Gaming

The Physics of Head Stomps, Soccer Kicks, and MMA's Other Taboo Weapons

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC<p><i>Watching Wanderlei Silva grab the ropes that edge the Pride ring and stomp his poor foe's head into the canvas, it's hard not to feel it in your gut. It's like you're watching the scaffolding of a sport fight and all of its contrivances start to buckle,</i> …

Martial Arts

Here's what the Japanese think about World War II

Obama will specifically visit Memorial Park, which commemorates the event; he will be the first sitting American president to do so, although he does not plan to offer any sort of apology.<p>The bombing of Hiroshima killed around 100,000 people; three days later, tens of thousands more were killed …

Political Science

Underwater Castle? This AI Creates Never-Before-Seen 'Super Mario Bros.' Levels

Mario, remixed.<p>When something is as popular, revered, and utterly inescapable as <i>Super Mario Bros.</i>, there's a tendency for it to become a bit… boring. Thanks to a new AI, though, Mario will be trouncing through new and trippier environs, like an underwater castle.<p>The AI is an updated version of a …

Artificial Intelligence

Gravity Falls creator transforms presidential candidates into Pokémon

You'll never see Charmander — or Bernie Sanders — the same way again<p>Alex Hirsch, creator of dearly departed cartoon series <i>Gravity Falls</i>, is keeping himself busy on Twitter with a new project: drawing presidential candidates as different Pokémon.<p>Here's Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders as Burnie the …

Government

The Rear Naked Choke: MMA's Most Deceptive Finish

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC<p>They call it the 'king of chokes' and it is clear to see why. Of the sixteen submission victories in the UFC through 2016 thus far, nine have been rear naked chokes. If that doesn't seem like many, consider the vast variety of positions a fight moves …

Martial Arts

What If Physical Illness Were Treated Like Mental Illness?

What if you were sick in bed for three days? You’re popping Advil like candy to keep your fever down. You feel like you are going to die. Well-meaning friends offer to swing by the store if you need anything. Your mother brings over chicken soup and tells you to rest up and take it easy. Everyone …

The Brain

Barstool Sports

A Short History of Machine Learning -- Every Manager Should Read

It’s all well and good to ask if androids dream of electric sheep, but science fact has evolved to a point where it’s beginning to coincide with science fiction. No, we don’t have autonomous androids struggling with existential crises — yet — but we are getting ever closer to what people tend to …

Artificial Intelligence

Coming to terms with my game backlog

I used to be scared of the RPG genre. Growing up, I played plenty of video games like any other kid, but I stuck to stuff I could pick up and put down. <i>Mario</i>, <i>GoldenEye</i>, <i>Doom</i>. I lacked the dedication, the loyalty and the skill to tackle an intimidating dozens-of-hours role-playing adventure. And yet I …

What Is The Future Of Apple's Share Price?

Apple is below $100. What now?<p>The key question is not about Apple’s future, it is the course of the indices over the coming weeks.<p>As I wrote a few weeks ago, the pace and direction of the market is being set by the S&P 500. The S&P 500 is the route of the auto-magical support the U.S. market has …

Stock Markets

Who is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto? Does it even matter?

Australian Craig Wright could be the mysterious Bitcoin creator. But the same thing has been said about others before – the currency is bigger than one person<p>Craig Wright, an Australian academic, might be the secret creator of cryptocurrency bitcoin, unmasked by an anonymous hacker after seven …

Bitcoin

6 Of The Best Side Quests In 'Fallout 4'

<i>Fallout 4</i> is actually a bit of an exception when it comes to Bethesda games. Usually I play the main story missions as something like a chore, important and produced, by rarely as interesting as the strange little stories you come across in the meantime. <i>Fallout 4</i> actually has an excellent and …

RPGs

How the NFL and NBA Corrupted America's Major Universities

This week saw two big stories develop around the big money in college sports. It makes one wonder, when did sports become more important than academics in American universities – and why?<p>The first story was how the football team at the University of Missouri was able to fire the university …

College & University
Apple Watch