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The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

Machine Learning

10 Best Open Source Test Automation Frameworks for Every Purpose

At the beginning of 2018, we decided to bring together the best open source testing frameworks out there. This rating had to be diverse – we chose …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

‘In the Hands of the Father’: Photos of My Dad’s Battle with Alzheimer’s

My names is Mario Zorzi, and I’m a 33-year-old amateur film photographer living in Verona, Italy. I’m currently working on a project about my dad’s …

AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain's Memory

When it comes to black boxes, there is none more black than the human brain. Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Want To Get Started With Learning Artificial Intelligence? Check Out This Learning Pathway

The balance of power in the tech landscape is shifting towards artificial intelligence with IT bellwethers baking AI into existing products. But …

9 Shows To Watch While You Wait For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8

Game of Thrones might not be back until 2019, which is really bad news for fans.But don't worry! There's loads of other stuff you can watch in the …

10 Little-Known Words You Need to Add to Your Vocabulary Right Now

Your vocabulary needs a little agerasia. Please trust me on that.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>As the dark parts of the day get ever longer, I find myself contemplating what's been lost.<p>And, of course, what's been overwhelming.<p>…

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Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

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A new layer of blockchain tech is emerging: inter-chain mediators

In the beginning was Bitcoin, the only blockchain we thought we’d need. Then Ethereum came along and launched us into a multi-blockchain world. Since then we’ve seen many new blockchains emerge with their various different protocols, financed by their various different tokens.<p>One of the the key …

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it?

In the next 25 years, AI will evolve to the point where it will know more on an intellectual level than any human. In the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet put together. At that point, there are serious questions to ask about whether this AI — …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

The Important "Game Of Thrones" Details You Might Have Missed

Seven seasons worth of hints and clues. Warning: Contains spoilers.

Researchers built an invisible backdoor to hack AI’s decisions

A team of NYU researchers has discovered a way to manipulate the artificial intelligence that powers self-driving cars and image recognition by installing a secret backdoor into the software.<p>The attack, documented in an non-peer-reviewed paper, shows that AI from cloud providers could contain these …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Use the Kafka Streams API

Whenever we hear the word "Kafka," all we think about it as a messaging system with a publisher-subscriber model that we use for our streaming …

The artist who makes portraits with a sewing machine

Harriet Riddell is a performance artist who stitches her subjects onto material using her trusty sewing machine.<p>At 26 years old, she is hoping to turn sewing into a mainstream art form.<p>She is performing at the Henley Festival in Oxfordshire.

Original Stitch uses AI to tailor your button-down from a single photo

A custom shirt startup thinks it has found the key to making bespoke garments using artificial intelligence. Rather than having users measure themselves, Original Stitch’s new Bodygram feature uses computer vision to extract the dimensions of a user’s favorite button-down shirt and replicate …

How to become a full-stack coder in just 28 hours

It used to take lots of hard work to become a full-stack coder. You had to get a degree in computer science, spend years mastering notoriously …

Exactly-once Support in Apache Kafka

On Thursday we released a new version of Apache Kafka that dramatically strengthens the semantic guarantees it provides.<p>This release came at the tail …

The 10 Best New Songs to Listen to in July

Tunes from HAIM and Broken Social Scene—plus a pretty premiere from Tristen.<p>July means summer is in full effect with beach parties, barbecues, endless road trips, popsicles, and hot, starry nights. These 10 songs will be the perfect soundtrack for all of the above—and a lot more. There is new music …

Soldo, a London fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, raises $11M led by Accel

Soldo, the London-based fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, first launched for consumers and since tailored to businesses too, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Venture Capital firm Accel led the round, with participation from Connect Ventures, InReach Ventures, …

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This Computer Program Detects Cancer Earlier Than Ever—Without Surgery

CancerLocator could be used to pinpoint tumor locations even before symptoms arise, eliminating painful biopsies and increasing patient survival.<p>Cancer is often found when someone starts to feel symptoms—pain, an abnormal growth, or maybe just fatigue. Now scientists have developed a computer …

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Digital Coins Are So Hot, Startups Are Selling Them Like an IPO

David Vorick, 24, is one of those techies with a plan to change the world. His startup runs a data storage service called Sia, similar to those of …

Borderless banking: Estonia's e-residents can open accounts without going there

Estonia is expanding its digital residency with a new business banking scheme.<p>Estonia has made headlines with its e-residency initiative, which lets …

Quantum Computers Will Analyze Every Financial Model at Once

In the movie <i>Office Space</i>, Peter Gibbons has a stroke of genius. Confronted with the utter mundanity of a life slaving away at his office park …

Futurist David Brin: Get ready for the ‘first robotic empathy crisis’

Science fiction author and astrophysicist David Brin believes humans have a range of options to consider when it comes to preventing artificially intelligent entities from one day ruling over us like monarchs or foreign invaders.<p>Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and regulation are key, but so is …

Creating Your First Native Mobile App with Visual Studio (Part 4)

Over the past few blog posts, we have been working on creating a cross-platform mobile app with NativeScript, Visual Studio, and SQL Server – …