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BBC Reveals How Math and Psychology Give Poker Players the Upper Hand

While the exact origins of Poker are somewhat unclear, it is still one of the most popular card games in the world. Poker is relatively easy to play, …

The Case for Technoskepticism: How Innovation Hurts Workers

The presidential election has been viewed as a litmus test for how Americans think about the economy. To generalize, coastal urbanites think things …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Bringing Pokémon GO to life on Google Cloud

Posted by Luke Stone, Director of Customer Reliability Engineering<br>Throughout my career as an engineer, I’ve had a hand in numerous product launches …

Dear Data: You're a useful tool but 'some stones should be left unturned'

Data is the new gold. We're either creating it, collecting it, or making money with it. But can it help us get to know other people? After an …

Data Visualization

Data is Beautiful: 7 Data Visualization Tools for Digital Marketers

Did you know that, according to IBM, more than 2.5 million terabytes of data is generated every single day? To put this into perspective, one …

Revitalize Your DAM Analytics With Graph Databases

If your team struggles to view how information is consumed from a digital asset management (DAM) system, consider the option of a graph …

Databases

It’s time trade tycoons address the dark reality of globalization

<i>Jim Stanford is the Harold Innis industry professor of economics at McMaster University.</i><p>The architects of globalization are worried, quite rightly, by both the rhetoric and the reality of recent trade developments. On the rhetorical front, the rise of nationalistic populism – exemplified by Donald …

Introducing the ‘mutualised database’

2016-10-06T16:52:58.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Can the blockchain community stick to any consistent nomenclature? Seemingly not.<p>Move aside distributed …

Blockchain

ADP Leverages Huge Database to Gauge Worker Attrition

A database of more than 30 million employee records is the basis of a new cloud-based analytical tool designed to lower worker turnover by …

Analytics Startup Restless Bandit Mines Resume Databases for Candidates

Most large organizations use databases to stash incoming resumes from job applicants. What happens to the resumes of the silver medalists—the solid …

Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high.<p>Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one …

Personal Information

How Employees Become Pawns for Hackers

Employees are the greatest security risks, especially since they are prone to be used as pawns for hackers. That’s why they are vulnerable to attacks.<p>…

Video Explainer: How Criminals Can Easily Hack Your Chip & PIN Card

You may be under the impression that the new EMV chip system for credit card payments is nice and secure. But the UK’s been using it since 2003 — so …

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Linux TCP flaw lets 'anyone' hijack Internet traffic

What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, internet …

Information Security

Telstra explores blockchain, biometrics to secure smart home IoT devices

Telstra's efforts to blockchain IoT are being augmented by identity verification using voice, fingerprint, and facial biometrics.<p>Telstra is …

Blockchain

Cyber attacks on satellites could spark global catastrophe, experts warn

The world is dangerously unprepared for a global disaster sparked by cyber attacks on space infrastructure, experts have warned.<p>Authorities are not …

Hackers in the house: Why your IoT devices may have already joined a botnet

Hackers are taking advantage of lax security attitudes around connected devices to hijack them for malicious means, researchers have warned.<p>Criminals …

Cybersecurity

Stealing an AI algorithm and its underlying data is a “high-school level exercise”

Billions of dollars are being poured into building sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms. But they could all be snatched away if even a tiny door is left open.<p>Researchers have shown that given access to only an API, a way to remotely use software without having it on your computer, it’s …

Machine Learning

Do We Have Left or Right Brain Personalities?

Is it true that some people are more 'right brained' or 'left brained?' Certainly some people are more creative and free-thinking, while others are …

The Brain

Facebook Rooms: the New Face of Social Media Marketing

When it comes to advertising over Facebook, things have certainly changed over the last few months. While the focus shifts towards friends and family …

Social Media

The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence

ARE you intelligent — or rational? The question may sound redundant, but in recent years researchers have demonstrated just how distinct those two cognitive attributes actually are.<p>It all started in the early 1970s, when the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky conducted an influential …

Critical Thinking

Atul Gawande: for the first time in human history, ineptitude is a bigger problem than ignorance

The New Yorker writer and surgeon joins The Ezra Klein Show to explain why our idea of failure is so wrong.<p>You can get a little dizzy just thinking about how much Atul Gawande gets done every year.<p>Gawande’s main job is as a cancer surgeon — he performs around 200 surgeries a year. He’s also …

Health Care

Machine learning's next trick is generating videos from photos

MIT researchers create neural net to 'predict' what happens next in stills<p>Show a human any photograph and they’ll able to predict what happens next with pretty decent accuracy. The woman riding her bike will keep on moving. The dog will catch the frisbee. The man is going to have a pratfall. And so …

Machine Learning

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

‘Unsexy’ Business Software to Sell? This U.K. Firm Will Buy

While much of the technology industry fixates on the latest hot releases -- virtual reality, drones or a new iPhone -- U.K. software provider Micro …

Repeat After Me: Humans Run the Internet, Not Algorithms

The saga of Facebook Trending Topics never seems to end—and it drives us <i>nuts</i>.<p>First, Gizmodo said that biased human curators hired by Facebook—not …