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This creepy tool reveals how Facebook tracks and studies your activity

Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more? Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions.<p>Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you …

Teaching AI how to be sarcastic is totally the easiest thing ever

Pop culture has primed us to think that our robot friends of the future will be quick-witted quipsters. Television and films have their fair share of sardonic androids, from the foul-mouthed alcoholic Bender in <i>Futurama</i> to the acerbic J.A.R.V.I.S. from <i>Ironman.</i> But the reality of such amusing …

Machine Learning

Feisty, frigid and frumpy: 25 words we only use to describe women

This week, Sir Roger Gale, the MP, has come under fire for referring to his female employees as 'girls'. One of his employees, Debi Hill, has defended him - "he's not sexist and we feel valued by him" - but there has been a furore about his decision to refer to the grown women he works with as …

Google launches new API to help you parse natural language

Google today announced the public beta launch of its Cloud Natural Language API, a new service that gives developers access to Google-powered sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax analysis.<p>This new API joins Google’s other pre-trained machine-learning APIs like the Cloud Speech API, …

Machine Learning

World’s Tiniest Violin Uses Radar and Machine Learning

The folks at [Design I/O] have come up with a way for you to play the world’s tiniest violin by rubbing your fingers together and actually have it …

Machine Learning

The Democratic Party derailed Bernie: How the establishment has worked to discredit Sanders’ movement

Party leaders demonized Sanders supporters to stymie debate of the progressive change he’s championed<p>Back in April, the Hillary Clinton Super PAC Correct the Record, which is helmed by the former right-wing attack dog David Brock, announced that it would be spending $1 million to “engage in online …

Middle-class

Natural Language Processing APIs

API Name<p>Description<p>The Inbenta Case Management API aims to simplify chat communication with replies, messages, contacts, alerts, attachments, …

Natural Language Processing

40 CSS jQuery Charts and Graphs | Scripts + Tutorials

Data visualization is the modern equivalent of visual communication and involves the creation and study of the visual representation of data. It …

Data Visualization

Alexis Grenell: What Hillary gets wrong about loyalty

Lately, Hillary Clinton has been wondering whether Bernie Sanders is a real Democrat. “He’s a relatively new Democrat, and, in fact, I’m not even …

Middle-class

Yes, Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat — and Hillary represents the very worst of the party

Sanders has exposed just how reactionary and corrupt the Democratic Party is—while Clinton wants things to carry on<p>A new strategy has emerged in the Hillary Clinton camp: No longer even try to match Bernie Sanders' left-wing politics — which the Wall Street-backed multimillionaire war hawk Clinton …

Middle-class

17 Tweets Show How Early Women Experience Sexual Harassment And Violence

A new hashtag is highlighting the subtle sexism, sexual harassment and violence women face from an early age.<p>On Tuesday morning, the UK-based Everyday Sexism Project asked their Twitter followers to share their experiences of sexism, harassment and sexual violence with the hashtag #WhenIWas. …

Feminism

Why are so many smart people such idiots about philosophy?

There’s no doubt that Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is extremely intelligent. But it seems that, when it comes to philosophy, he’s completely in the dark. The beloved American science educator and TV personality posted a video last week where he responded to a question from a philosophy undergradabout …

Computer Science

12 advanced Git commands I wish my co-workers would know

© xkcd<p>Once you have internalized the basic work flow, Git is a powerful tool for distributed version control that offers a lot of advantages over …

Software Development

Tech’s Big Gender Diversity Push, One Year In

Is anyone making headway on recruiting and retaining more women? Behind the scenes at the world’s largest conference for women in tech.<p>“This is the best room in the world!” Hilary Mason, the founder of data and machine learning R&D group Fast Forward Labs, yells enthusiastically as she walks on …

Computer Science
Language

Network of artificial neurons learns to use language

A network of artificial neurons has learned how to use language.<p>Researchers from the universities of Sassari and Plymouth found that their cognitive …

Using Color When Designing Apps Or Websites

One thing that is absolutely essential the the overall success of your website is being able to select the right color scheme.When it comes to other …

UI Design

GitHub now has a self-paced training course for command-line newbies

GitHub is an excellent workflow tool, but some developers don’t quite understand it. To help get you up and running, GitHub released a training course.<p>It’s a self-paced program that has two overriding goals: to help you manage your source code and use GitHub as a collaboration tool. There are seven …

Analyze the Quality Of Your PHP Code

In code reviews we often browse metrics, source code and reported code issues together with our customers. This leads to discussions about the …

Software Development

A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms

Machine Learning

These 5 Kits Can Teach Kids About Computers and Coding

As adults and parents, we’re quick to point out how much simpler—and therefore better—things were when we were young. Instead of iPads, we had books. …

Kids

List of Application Development Tools every Android developer should know

Being a mobile application developer, you should understand how important it is to be up-to-date on all the latest application development tools and …

Business Development
Laptops