These are the top programming languages in blockchain

It turns out that Ethereum's Solidity, JavaScript, and Java are the most popular blockchain development languages, according to data from StackOverflow. | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

Samsung's new AI can create talking avatars with a single photo

Samsung's research center at Moscow has developed a new AI that can create talking avatars of photos and paintings without using any 3D modeling. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Teacher earns six figures teaching Dungeons and Dragons classes online

Most people play games like Dungeons & Dragons to get away from their problems. But Megan Hardy isn’t most people. She used it to solve hers. When her husband was laid off in 2016, she signed up to teach D&D classes on Outschool, an online learning platform for kids up to age 18. … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

How to remove hiring bias through gamification

Gamification is getting ready to save us from that awkward pause after a recruiter sits back and says, “So tell me about yourself.” | Continue reading | 4 days ago

BitDefender researchers discover terrifying security vulnerability in Intel CPUs

The specter of Spectre looms. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Stellar’s ‘decentralized’ blockchain crashed for 2 hours and nobody realized

Stellar has a problem with cascading failure, and it's really only a small group of people validating the network even realize it. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Yale researchers spot a biomarker that could help to predict suicide

Researchers at Yale University believe they’ve found a marker within the brain that could help to prevent suicide. The marker, known as mGlurR5, is a glutamate receptor found throughout all regions of the brain, and is known to play a role in a number of functions like sleep and … | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Coinbase now available in 103 countries

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just announced that it now offers trading in over 100 countries, after adding support for a further 50 countries. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

SaaS startups are changing the founder/investor dynamic

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Media houses and companies are already looking towards the next solution for producing content to keep up with the trend: AI avatars. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

An entrepreneur’s guide to South Korea’s blockchain tech scene

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Google’s case for privacy is more convincing than Facebook’s

A week after Facebook's F8 conference, Google makes a case for privacy, stating how a lot of new features have been built keeping users' privacy in mind. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

The GitHub extortion victims are outsmarting their Bitcoin scammers

Blackmailers wiping GitHub repositories and withholding code to extort Bitcoin from their victims haven't made enough to even buy a coffee. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Windows 10 gets a legit Linux kernel and a souped-up terminal app

Oh Satya, you are spoiling us. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

IBM’s Hyperledger isn’t a real blockchain – here’s why

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AI generates ultra-realistic fashion models from head to toe

Kyoto-based firm DataGrid's new AI can conjure complete human bodies afresh from images it's gleaned, for use in ads and fashion catalogs. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Did Game of Thrones Sneak a Video Game Reference into “The Long Night?”

Did you spot what looked like a hidden video game level in *SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS* in the latest episode of Game of Thrones? | Continue reading | 25 days ago

JPL Sentry System: Earth Impact Monitoring

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine thinks it’s time to start taking the threat of an Earth-altering asteroid impact seriously. In a speech today at the International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference, Bridenstine opened his keynote with a warning about what’s t … | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Quantum breakthrough could lead to ‘super-powered’ hard disk drives

While the world’s focused on the latest Avenger’s flick, an international team of scientists have potentially unlocked the super powers of another familiar Marvel character: Magneto. Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory, Oakland University in Michigan, and Fudan Unive … | Continue reading | 28 days ago

An entrepreneur’s guide to Sacramento’s startup scene

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Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast now – but you may have already heard it

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just launched a podcast the same day that his company issued its latest quarterly earnings report. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Why ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Is AI’s Toughest Challenge

Games make the perfect teaching environment for developers to train machine learning models in, but which game produces the strongest AI? You can put your money on DeepMind’s AlphaGo or OpenAI’s DotA 2-playing machine, but we’ll take whichever one is the first to master Magic: Th … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Cornell scientists create 'living' machines that eat, grow, and evolve

The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last. But what if, instead of painstakingly designi … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

No country for old devs: How to solve tech’s ageism problem

When it comes to job hunting, a common concern is not having enough experience. In tech, the fear riddling job seekers and holders alike is the opposite. They worry they have too much experience. Experience comes with age, and age is proving an issue in tech careers. As many as 6 … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

YouTube TV's hikes price (again)

As the price and channel count on YouTube TV increases, Google's streaming service looks more and more like that which it was meant to destroy. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

We can’t fix the data scientist talent shortage with $40 online courses

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EU proposal requires platforms to delete ‘terrorist content’ in 1 hour

The EU's proposed terrorism regulation could lead unwanted censorships and will be tough for smaller platforms, risking further centralization online. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Average life of a dead Google product is just four years

Google shut down Google+ and Inbox last week, and and we’re still in mourning (for the latter). Recently, we’ve seen sites like Killed By Google and Google Cemetary crop up to show us the Mountain View company’s notorious habit of killing off products. Now, a new feature in the G … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Algorithms that mimic the human brain and the results don't suck

Researchers are kicking it old school with new biologically-feasible algorithms that appear to be able to hold their own with today's modern techniques. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

PayPal makes its first blockchain startup investment

The payments giant, PayPal, has invested in Cambridge Blockchain, a startup developing digital identity management software for financial institutions. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

HackerRank report shows Gen-Z women are ready for the tech workplace

The kids are alright. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

GitHub’s fight to protect devs from EU’s disastrous Copyright Reform

The EU will have a final vote on its controversial Copyright Reform and March 26. If it's passed, it could risk open source projects. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

An entrepreneur’s guide to Kazakhstan's startup scene

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AI can be trusted to take our 911 calls

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Why banning phones from schools is a backward step for education

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Bitcoin scammer boasts $760k payday through dark web domain squatting

A scammer is claiming to have made 200 BTC ($760,000) through 'typosquatting' criminal dark web sites on the Tor network, over the past four years. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Facebook’s reportedly been storing millions of user passwords in plain text

Facebook revelaed last night that it stored password of millions of users in plaintext. What's more shocking is that this has been going on since 2012 | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he will pay you to work on Bitcoin full-time

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made an offer to the cryptocurrency community: he will pay devs to work on Bitcoin full time. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

How to be a better boss, according to Google

Being a great leader is important for many reasons: your team gets more work done, your staff are engaged and enthusiastic, and co-workers will invite you to their dinner parties. But there’s a lot more on the line than just your team’s performance. According to Gallup’s 2017 sur … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The upcoming Angry Birds AR game for your iPhone looks like a ton of fun

Game studio Rovio Entertainment just dropped a trailer for its upcoming augmented reality iOS game, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The earth’s fate isn’t on individuals — it’s on society

Saving the planet shouldn't be on each individual, as history has shown. In order to secure our planet's fate, society needs to work together. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

This Day In Deals – 16th October

634 years ago, Jadwiga was crowned King of Poland – although she was a woman. Imbibe her spirit today and do something people don't want you to. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Google explains the magic behind the Pixel 3’s Super Res Zoom

Google Pixel 3’s camera has a lot of impressive tricks up its sleeve. One of them is Super Res Zoom, which improves digital zoom for clear pictures, and allows for decent results when working with a single-lens setup like the one on the Pixel 3. The company’s AI team explained in … | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Dev sends Bitcoin without using the web or the power grid

One day we might all be able to send Bitcoin from literally anywhere in the world, with no electricity and no internet connection. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

MIT is spending $1 billion to open a college in 2019 just for AI

MIT will create a new college with courses combining AI, machine learning, and data science with other academic disciplines. With $1 billion in funding, this will be the largest financial investment in AI by any US academic institution. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Palm’s new companion phone is the comeback we didn’t ask for

The Palm brand is back, and this time, it's on a 'companion phone' that you might use on weekends. Sadly, it's not the return to greatness I was hoping for. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

What happens when the AI bubble bursts?

The experts are warning that an AI winter is coming, but what does that even mean? We examine the AI bubble to determine whether it's time to worry. | Continue reading | 11 months ago