caption An adult elephant and a calf try to cross railroad tracks in West Bengal. The image won a certificate of merit in the 2018 Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards. source Copyright of Biplap Hazra (courtesy of Sanctuary Asia) Science and nature provide some of the most compelling photography subjects, both on and off Earth. The staff of Business Insider and Insider rounded up some of our favorite pictures from 2018. The images we picked show elephants under threat, hurricanes from space, individual atoms, face transplants, spacecraft selfies, and more. Reporters and editors at Business Insider and Insider see, analyze, and write about thousands of stunning science and nature photos every year. Some pictures tell stories and reveal truths stronger than words could, occasionally inspiring enough minds or wrenching enough hearts to change the course of history. Other images hide amazing secrets that beg to be shown, explained, and demystified. The … [Read more...] about Feast your eyes, heart, and mind on some of the most stunning science and nature photography of 2018
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By Kevin Roose Published 7:45 pm PST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 The obsession with frictionless design has led to problems, including foreign influence campaigns, viral misinformation and ethnic violence abroad. The obsession with frictionless design has led to problems, including foreign influence campaigns, viral misinformation and ethnic violence abroad. Photo: Corey Brickley / New York Times Photo: Corey Brickley / New York Times Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The obsession with frictionless design has led to problems, including foreign influence campaigns, viral misinformation and ethnic violence abroad. The obsession with frictionless design has led to problems, including foreign influence campaigns, viral misinformation and ethnic violence abroad. … [Read more...] about Analysis: Is tech too easy to use?
A supercomputer is any mechanism whose performance capability, either by design or by default, enables it to compete -- effectively or otherwise -- in the market for functionality and information. There have been times throughout history where handfuls of spare processors, cobbled together with homemade substrates, produced supercomputers. And because they were super, they qualified.Today, supercomputing performance cannot be achieved accidentally. It must be designed willfully, intentionally, and with a modicum of tolerance for both corporate and international politics.The state of the supercomputing marketTo be a supercomputer in today's market is to be something other than cobbled together from off-the-shelf parts. A modern system is intentionally architected for a single purpose: parallel processing. This is not the same as multitasking, where a scheduling mechanism juggles multiple applications, adhering to some manner of concurrency.Ordinary multicore processors, intended … [Read more...] about The rise, fall, and rise of the supercomputer in the cloud era
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Is Tech Too Easy to Use? Supported by The Shift ByKevin Roose Dec. 12, 2018 Seven years ago, a younger and more carefree Mark Zuckerberg went onstage at Facebook’s annual developer conference and announced a major change to the social network’s design. Until then, apps connected to Facebook would regularly ask users if they wanted to publish their latest activity to their feed on the social network. Those pop-up messages — from apps like Spotify, Netflix and The Washington Post — were annoying, Mr. Zuckerberg said, so the company had created a new category of apps that could post directly to users’ feeds, without asking for permission every time. “From here on out, it’s a frictionless experience,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. Of all the buzzwords … [Read more...] about Is Tech Too Easy to Use?
Article Contents1 Devices1.1 Phones1.2 Tablets1.3 Computers2 Wearables2.1 Fitbit One2.2 LG G Watch3 Accessories and Gadgets3.1 Cases, cases, more cases!3.2 In My Purse3.3 At Home3.4 At Work3.5 In The Car3.6 While Swimming3.7 While Running/Hiking4 Software4.1 Android Apps4.2 Mac Apps4.3 iOS Apps4.4 Services5 Miscellaneous Stuff6 Conclusion I love gadgets. I remember wandering around the electronics store, checking the specs on every portable radio cassette player, and drooling over an Aiwa one that could play both sides of the tape without requiring manual flipping. I was also the 14-year-old girl who went to the computer shop and had a list of every spec she wanted in her first computer. Now in my (very) late twenties, that passion hasn't subsided. I still love these pieces of plastic and metal. I read about them, try them when I can, buy them when it's justifiable, tinker with them, and it led me to write about them. All of that takes a lot of time. In my spare minutes (whatever is … [Read more...] about What We Use 2014: The Stuff Rita Can’t Live Without