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6 Secrets to Creating Great Visuals With No Design Skills

Strong visuals are proving increasingly vital for online content. But what if you have no design skills or resource? Here are some hacks and tools to create great graphics without a professional designer.<p>In June 2016, over 56 million blog posts were published using Wordpress alone. Then there's the …

Infographics

What is China going to do about sex robots and VR porn?

Porn is illegal in China, but sex dolls aren't. As VR, robotics, and porn converge, how is China going to regulate the future of sex tech?

Virtual Reality

Asus aims for the heart of the home with cute do-it-all robot

The Zenbo is being pitched as an entertainment center, personal assistant and home automation controller. It's able to move around the home on its …

Data Storytelling: What It Is, Why It Matters

Telling a compelling story with your data helps you get your point across effectively. Here are four tips to keep your data from getting lost in …

Business Technology

7 games with great learning curves that all developers should study

The best games are a slow steady learning process.<p>They teach and guide while they entertain and challenge. They push players to improve steadily — to …

Game Design

Reporting versus analytics

<i>“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.”</i><p><i>- John Naisbitt</i><p>For the love of statistics, please stop using the words “reporting” and …

Big Data

Wordsmith for Excel turns your charts into reports on-the-fly

You might not have heard of Automated Insights before, but chances are you’ve probably seen what its software can do.<p>The company has developed Wordsmith, which is essentially AI that can write human-sounding reports from raw numerical data, such as financial reports and sales forecasts. It’s …

Analytics

Beyond Dashboards: Good Business Intelligence is About Actionable Data

Business intelligence is a lot more than visually appealing dashboards. With a market size of roughly $14 billion, business analytics software companies are making actionable sense of an endless stream of data.<p>Simply defined as the "transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information …

Big Data

Google Demos Project Soli on Smartwatch, Crowd Goes Wild

Project Soli was demonstrated inside of a prototype smartwatch this morning on the last day of Google I/O, which had the developer crowd cheering …

Wearable Tech

7 Reasons Non-Analysts Should Understand Data Modeling

For many non-technical individuals in the business world, data modeling can seem like a strange and somewhat terrifying realm. Even those who are …

Big Data
Virtual Reality

The Ultimate Guide To Data Visualization Wireframing And Mockup Tools On The Web | Articles | Big Data

Your next big analytics project depends on accessible data visualizations. Here is a list of some of our favorite wireframing/mockup tools to help …

Microsoft's R Strategy

Microsoft bought Revolution Analytics just over a year ago. With the impending release of SQL Server 2016, integration of the data science-oriented R …

What to expect at Google IO – Android VR headset, Nexus, Tango

Amongst other oddities at Google I/O 2016, it’s time for a Google-made Android VR headset. Not just cardboard, but hardware, running Android. Virtual …

Steam Gauge: What VR games are popular with HTC Vive’s early adopters [Updated] | Ars Technica

One month in, Ars analysis shows what people are buying and playing in VR.<p>For years now, we've been hearing dueling predictions about the eventual …

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality

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10 Reasons You Need Google Analytics on Your Website Now

Sure, you may have heard of Google Analytics, but do you have it installed on your website? Don’t let intimidation or doubt of its usage hold you …

Google Analytics

7 Must-Use Tools for Building an Infographic

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Infographics are such a fun and effective visual way to display information. We at Buffer have certainly used them quite a few times to share information.<p>I always enjoy looking at them, but always feel like <b>there is no way I could ever create one myself.</b><p><b>Or is</b> …

Infographics

Learning From Data Viz Pioneer Edward Tufte: 5 Lessons For Interface Designers

Above all else, show the data.<p>Think about how much data you sift through on a daily basis. You might search Amazon for a new book, read the latest headlines on nytimes.com, browse Spotify for the best soundtracks, and check your wearable to see if you’ve logged enough steps–and that’s only a tiny …

Edward Tufte

Think Twice Before You Show Your Data On Pie Charts

Data visualization tools give businesses the opportunity to display data using various visually appealing graphics rather than traditional rows of …

Azure Stream Analytics and Power BI general availability

Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of the integration between Azure Stream Analytics and Power BI. With this capability you …

Tesco

Animation software used by Studio Ghibli will soon be free

You may not have heard of Toonz animation software, but you've no doubt seen work it was used in: Studio Ghibli films like <i>Spirited Away</i> and <i>Tale of the Princess Kaguya</i> (above), or the animated series <i>Futurama</i>. Now, the Toonz Ghibli Edition used by legendary Japanese filmmakers like Hayao Miyazaki is …

Anime