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“Removing COVID-19 from the earth is, in principle, quite easy. All we need to do is to have the – still relatively few – people infected, stop infecting new people. The surprise is that achieving this might not require any mass surveillance. Just a free app, with absolutely no impact on most users’ life. An app that nobody should be shy to ask their friends to install before visiting. This is the idea of the…

You might be an occasional gamer, breaking out the PlayStation, Xbox, or PC when you need to give your brain a break. But, did you know that video games help solve real-world problems faster? As the famous game developer and researcher, Jane McGonigal noted in her TEDTalk, gamers are out-of-the-box problem solvers. Why? Because, as she claims, gamers spend roughly 80% of their time failing while playing video games. Interestingly enough, constant failure makes one person quite the…

If you were to organize programming languages into tiers, there would probably three main tiers. The top tier, the highest of them would include mainstream languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, etc. While some of these languages may be fading, you’re better of knowing at least one of these languages to land a great job. Most of the top tier languages are firmly entrenched. It takes quite a while for a programming language to…

Artificial intelligence is the future. Artificial intelligence is science fiction. And it is already part of our everyday lives. All these three statements are true, it all depends on what flavor of AI you are referring to. For instance, when Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo program defeated the South Korean Master, Lee Se-dol in the board game “Go” earlier in 2016, the terms AI, machine learning and deep learning were used in the media to describe how DeepMind won.…

Honestly, building a PC is way easier than you might think! Learning how to build your own PC is intimidating enough, let alone work on it and actually building it. Be that as it may, once you choose the right component and put everything in the right place, you’ll do tremendously good. Lucky for you, I’ve been researching on how to build my own PC for a long time. And actually did it just last…

Welcome to the ultimate guide to hacking for beginners Are you tired of reading stories about ethical hacking over and over again, without really knowing what it means? Let’s change that! This post is for absolute beginners who qualify for these below: No experience with Cyber security (hacking) Limited experience Those that just can’t catch a break I’ve had my good share of Hats. Black, white or sometimes a blackish shade of grey. The darker it is,…

Even though a design degree seems the safest way to go, it’s not the only one. If you’re looking to become a graphic designer without going to school, you’re in the right place. Leaving aside that the degree will teach you both foundation skills and theory, you can grow as a graphic designer without taking those courses. The downside of getting a degree is spending 3 to 4 years of your life studying, and not…