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How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

Rethinking GPS: Engineering Next-Gen Location at Uber

Uber’s Sensing, Inference, and Research team released a software upgrade for GPS on Android phones that significantly improves location accuracy in …

Clever project gives any Mac touchscreen capabilities with $1 worth of hardware

While Apple has long resisted the idea of a touchscreen Mac, a clever solution from a group of developers gives an existing Mac touchscreen capabilities. The proof of concept is called “Project Sistine” and is based on $1 worth of hardware…<p>Developed by Anish Athalye, Kevin Kwok, Guillermo Webster, …

Touchscreens

What we know about Chronicle, Alphabet's mysterious new company

It focuses on cybersecurity and uses machine learning.<p>There’s an intriguing new player on the cybersecurity block, and it’s called Chronicle. Notable because it’s part of Google’s parent company, it emerged out of Alphabet’s “moonshot” incubator, known as X. Announced last week in two different …

How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.<p>The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white blob floating in a sea of digital …

GM takes in-car ordering to the next level

General Motors believes it has a new and easier way to order coffee, make reservations or shop while you are driving.<p>The automaker has launched GM …

How AI Could Change Amazon: A Thought Experiment

How will AI change strategy? That’s the single most common question the three of us are asked from corporate executives, and it’s not trivial to answer. AI is fundamentally a prediction technology. As advances in AI make prediction cheaper, economic theory dictates that we’ll use prediction more …

Artificial Intelligence

Angular Playground

A drop in entry module for your app to develop Angular components, directives and pipes in isolation

Blockchain Spotlight on Dragonchain

This is the first in my new Blockchain Spotlight series to focus on companies in the exploding blockchain environment (read my beginner's guide …

Adobe taps your car for targeted ad data

If it wasn't already clear that targeted ads are invading connected cars, it is now. Adobe has unveiled an extension of its Experience Cloud service that helps automakers and app developers interpret in-car data for the sake of personalization. The platform (not shown above) uses machine learning …

Inside GE’s Transformation

A CEO has different tasks in different cycles. Some CEOs are founders and builders. Others have the luxury of managing momentum through a stable economy or a period when business models aren’t being disrupted. My task was different: remaking a historic and iconic company during an extremely …

Innovation

How to press pause: 5 simple things any one can do to de-stress

<b>Life is busy, we all know it.</b><p>The more stress builds, the less easy it is to manage the pressures of everyday life.<p>As the pressure grows inside, …

Scientists are now using Wi-Fi to read human emotions

Scientists at MIT are using Wi-Fi and AI to determine your emotional state. They’ve created an algorithm that can detect and measure individual heartbeats by bouncing RF signals off of people.<p>An RF emitter coupled with the algorithm works in the same way as an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), without …

The 15 best business books to read this summer

The best kind of summer reading is a book that's both informative and entertaining — a book that makes you feel smarter without boring you to tears.<p>They're not always easy to find, but lucky you — we've found 15 of them. Below, you'll see some of our favorite business books from this year and …

A blockchain explanation your parents could understand

It's happening in an increasingly frequent manner: "Jamie, explain this blockchain stuff to me. I've read a bunch of articles and I'm no wiser." The …

Bosch is using radar to give autonomous-car maps even more detail

Many maps for self-driving cars are created using video data. But video cameras are far from the perfect solution. Bosch thinks its latest idea can improve upon the work of video cameras in a big way.<p>Bosch's Radar Road Signature technology uses (as you might have guessed) radar to create …

Autonomous Cars

The Periodic Table of Data Science

(This article was first published on <b>DataCamp Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>This periodic table can serve as a guide to navigate the key …

AI and deep learning can now help you be more popular on Twitter

Post Intelligence is a project by two ex-Google execs to help you know what and when to Tweet.<p>What is the point of Twitter? The 11-year-old microblogging platform is a social network, a broadcasting tool, a public relations platform, a joke incubator, and a news aggregator. It’s a daunting medium, …

Get Buy-In for Your Crazy Idea

Your boss told you to “think outside the box.” You and your team burnt the midnight oil and brainstormed until there were no more clichés left to …

Suspended – Medium

The machine learning in Microsoft Word's new Editor is scarily good

I mean, you <i>really</i> suck. That's what I wanted to write, but a new feature in the Office 365 version of Word called Editor made an interesting suggestion. The "machine" noted how the word "really" is superfluous, and it's true. The extra word doesn't add anything to the sentence, so I removed it.<p>I've …

Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine

One of the most popular pieces of writing on our site is Long Now co-founder Danny Hillis’ remembrance of building an experimental computer with …

The Privacy Screen on This Laptop is Making Hackers Nervous

The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is not 100% impenetrable (is anything these days?). But it will give hackers something to worry about.<p>It has come to this.<p>The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a new 14-inch business-grade laptop (yes, you can drop it at the airport and it will probably survive) with a cool new …

Intel Corporation

Neural network trained to solve quantum mechanical problems

Trained on quantum mechanics, the network handles multi-body wavefunctions.<p>It's notoriously difficult to make sense of Quantum mechanics, and it's …

How Spotify Balances Employee Autonomy and Accountability

Autonomy may be the single most important element for creating engagement in a company. How can anyone feel engaged, let alone inspired, if she feels that some supervisor is always looking over her shoulder? But autonomy is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it spurs creativity and involvement. …

Management

4 Steps To Learn TensorFlow When You Already Know scikit-learn

Many data enthusiasts of today learned Data Science basics a few years ago, with the classical winning triptych :<p><b>Andrew Ng MOOC</b>• <b><br>Kaggle</b>• <b><br>scikit-learn</b><p>At …

Scikit-Learn Cheat Sheet: Python Machine Learning

Scikit-Learn Cheat Sheet: Python Machine Learning

Zipcar Doesn’t Just Ask Employees to Innovate — It Shows Them How

Innovative companies have innovative cultures. Always. Think of Google, or of how GE has sustained an innovation culture that goes back to its founding father, Thomas Edison. Today GE has once again reinvented itself, as “the digital industrial company” — not bad for an organization founded in 1892.<p>…

Innovation

The Best Data Scientists Get Out and Talk to People

You can be a good data scientist by sitting at your computer. After all, the job description involves poring through huge quantities of often disparate data to find insights that may prove helpful in every aspect of a business, including marketing, logistics, and human resources. It also includes …

Oil & Gas Industry