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These are the six big things Apple is announcing today

SAN JOSE — Chief executive Tim Cook said that Apple had six big announcements Monday at its annual developers conference. Cook promised updates to each of Apple's operating systems — for the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, mobile devices and computers — plus some additional announcements that he …

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Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Why we should be (realistically) optimistic about the future of cars

Almost all the major carmakers are actively embracing the three big shifts: Electrification, autonomous driving and new ownership models.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>I spent …

The Internet Of Things Could Finally Get The Common Language It Needs

In the home and beyond, it’s more important than ever that gadgets get standard ways to talk to each other. And there are signs of progress.<p>Smart home gadgets were everywhere at the CES trade show in January, from useful iterations on connected light bulbs and door locks to odder endeavors such as …

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The Apple Car: What We Know About the Company’s Secret Project

Not content with its devices already living in our pockets, on our wrists, and on our desktops, Apple is seemingly at work on a completely different …

Tableau beefs up data analytics and enterprise tools with ‘significant’ release of Tableau 10

Tableau today released Tableau 10, the newest iteration of the company’s data analytics and visualization software.<p>Tableau 10 brings about a host of …

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.<p>Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of …

Coding Is the New Business Literacy

<b>Dispelling the myth that "business leaders don't need to be technical"</b><p><i>By Andrea Coravos, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 & Harbus Contributing Writer</i><p>It's easy to imagine a future where nearly all CEOs are technologically literate.<p>As we swiftly integrate technology into our daily lives, more …

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Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016 in one handy list

This year’s keynote from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is a wrap – but if you missed it, here’s a recap of the important bits you need to know. For more details on each news item, click the links below for an extended coverage.<p>Kicking off the keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook opens with a moment …

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Apple just launched 'the absolute best way to teach everyone to code'

Swift is already a smash hit: Over 100,000 apps have started using Swift to build at least some of their code, including Twitter, Uber, and Lyft, not least because Apple purpose-built it to be easy to learn.<p>Indeed, Swift has seen a lot of love from schools and classrooms everywhere. To keep that …

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Star Trek ‘tractor beam’ invented by British scientists

Scientists have tuned sound waves to act like sonic tweezers which can pick up and move objects<p>A Star Trek inspired ‘tractor beam’ which can levitate and move objects using sound waves has been invented by scientists.<p>The world’s first sonic beam can only move a tiny particle of less than one …

You’re Not a Computer Programmer

In this video, DHH – author of Ruby on Rails, partner at 37signals, and one of the developers that I admire most – talks about the idea of a pure …

QA: I’ve heard Hadoop being mentioned for storage, distributed jobs, queries and data analytics… So what is Hadoop and what is it not?

<i>This QA first appeared in Data Science Briefings, the</i> <i>DataMiningApps</i> <i>newsletter as a “Free Tweet Consulting Experience” — where we answer a data</i> …

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How To Use Data Visualization In Your Content Marketing Strategy

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a fact or a data point may just be worth a million. In a data-driven world, marketers are finding innovative …

8 New Big Data Projects To Watch

The big data community has a secret weapon when it comes to innovation: open source. The granddaddy of big data, Apache Hadoop, was born in open …

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The New Analytics Professional: Landing A Job In The Big Data Era

Along with the usual pomp and celebration of college commencements and high school graduation ceremonies we’re seeing now, the end of the school year also brings the usual brooding and questions about careers and next steps. Analytics is no exception, and with the big data surge continuing to fuel …

Python Programming Tutorials

Intro to Machine Learning with Scikit Learn and Python<p>While a lot of people like to make it sound really complex, machine learning is quite simple at …

Places You Need to See Before You Die

So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all of them, so how do you decide which ones to visit?<p>Whether or not you have a formal bucket list, you've likely made a mental list of places you want to go and things you'd …

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How You'll Die On Mars

Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.<p>We're on our way to Mars. NASA has a plan to land astronauts on its surface by the 2030s. Private spaceflight companies like SpaceX have also expressed interest in starting …

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R leads RapidMiner, Python catches up, Big Data tools grow, Spark ignites

<b>By Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets.</b><p>The 16th annual KDnuggets Software Poll continued to get huge attention from analytics and data mining community and …