Ashish Arora

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A glossary of basic artificial intelligence terms and concepts

Naysayers will point out AI isn’t new; researchers were diving into the idea of autonomous computing back in the 1950s. Today’s developers aren’t so …

Will Amazon Retain Its Cloud Supremacy?

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services (AWS) seems equally unstoppable. Having built a large infrastructure needed for its e-commerce business, Amazon …

Machine Learning

Inside Facebook's plan to eat another $350 billion IT market

He suggested doing something that had never been done before and could upend the $350 billion telecommunication market.<p>"It can't be so difficult to build our own system," the engineer said, referring to the telecom equipment that sends data across cables and wireless networks, a system that could …

6 Books to Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Hollywood-loving book clubs have plenty of fodder to choose from this year, with a spate of blockbusters based on novels due to hit theaters in the …

Microservices Architecture-Force Multiplier for Cloud Applications

Instantly after Martin Fowler and James Lewis in March 2014 released an article on microservices, a wave of murmurs sluggishly highlighted the …

Microservices

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

Books

Picture Books for Rock and Roll Parents and Their Kids

As Neil Young said, “Rock and roll is here to stay,” so it’s never too early to start exposing your kids to the magic of this musical tradition. Love …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Epic Cloud Wars Lead To AWS - VMware Deal

A decade after the launch of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Web Service (AWS) is still the leader in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing. However, ten years into a market, companies are expecting more than cheap infrastructure. Cloud conversations have shifted to …

Vmware

Iraq inquiry report: Statement by Sir John Chilcot in full - military action 'was not a last resort'

'The UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted.'<p>We were appointed to consider the UK's …

Vir Sanghvi

Some weeks ago, I wrote about sushi.<p>It was so popular, I said, that it had become the new butter chicken. To which some readers responded: why, …

Butter Chicken

What enterprise wants from Google’s cloud

Google has a dream. It’s an ambitious dream but, with hard work and dedication, Google’s cloud chief Diane Green figures Google can realize its dreams.<p>The dream? To be hopelessly, blindingly dull. Enterprise dull.<p>Green is telling people that Google is “very serious about the enterprise,” but she …

The best running trainers for women

A good pair of trainers are essential for running. While the fashion world have fully embraced the concept of a trainer, if you’re actually going to exercise in them, you need to choose more wisely than just which colour will go with your new culottes.<p>“Choosing the right shoe will help protect your …

Why Google and Microsoft shouldn't be worried about losing $50 billion Salesforce to Amazon

But Wall Street doesn't think it's a big loss for the two cloud vendors, both of which are playing catch up to Amazon. Rather, the deal is a taste of bigger things to come for the entire public cloud service industry.<p>"We hardly believe this serves as a death blow to competing public clouds, like …

7 Snapchat accounts every aspiring founder should follow

Snapchat's an immensely powerful tool for storytelling, engaging with audiences, and disseminating advice. Here are some accounts founders should …

Public cloud computing vendors: A look at strengths, weaknesses, big picture

A Cowen & Co. survey of cloud computing customers found that providers are differentiating themselves on cost, support, APIs and other factors. …

How to Take Advantage of the $100 Billion Industry Nobody's Heard Of

The internet has created an environment where anyone can share their knowledge/experiences and make a profitable business out of it.<p>The internet has created an environment where <i>anyone</i> can share their knowledge/experiences and make a profitable online business out of it. The online learning industry …

A Guide To Buying Your First Rolex

<i>Buying your first Rolex watch is a big step – here are some things to think about</i><p>I am not a watch expert. The world of fine timepieces is something I …

There's an 'AI backbone' that over 25% of Facebook's engineers are using to develop new products

FBLearner Flow, as the software is known, is filled with algorithms developed by Facebook's AI/ML experts that can be accessed by more general engineers across the company to build different products.<p>"FBLearner Flow [is] capable of easily reusing algorithms in different products, scaling to run …

5 Unique Features Of Google Compute Engine That No IaaS Provider Could Match

Google Compute Engine (GCE), the infrastructure service of Google Cloud Platform, is a late entrant in the market. Amazon EC2 was announced in 2006 while Microsoft added VMs to Azure in 2012. Google announced the general availability of GCE only in late 2013.<p>Despite being the laggard in the IaaS …

Top 5 Fashion E-commerce Websites That Change The Way You Shop

The times have changed – fashion brands are appearing in the market so quickly, that sometimes it is pretty easy to miss something. Browsing each one of those websites are time consuming – choose same size, same style, same pattern, etc… That is why e-commerce aggregators are becoming so popular. …

eCommerce

There’s a new thing called ‘fog computing’ and no, we’re not joking

That's where companies rent shared software, computers, and storage instead of buying and installing it all themselves. They pay for their usage via subscriptions, accessing it over the internet.<p>Cloud computing is all the rage right now, on track to be a $10 billion business for Amazon in 2016; …

The perfect dram: how to choose a whisky that's right for you

The whisky refusenik is often a victim of past experience. Perhaps as a first-timer, they were met at the bar by both an overwhelming complexity of flavour in the glass, and the intimidating rhetoric of a more seasoned “expert” whisky drinker next to them.<p>But they are denying themselves a drink …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Here's why some are calling the Internet of Things the next Industrial Revolution

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Volkswagen chooses OpenStack for private cloud

The second largest car manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen Group, will use the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack to build a private …

OpenStack

Five Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020

<i>Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health program provides insight on the growth opportunities driven by innovative healthcare technology</i><p>The healthcare landscape is changing exponentially and the following technologies are expected to have far-reaching implications in terms of diagnostics, …

Digital Health