Christopher E. Bing

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Interview with Alex Ziff of 3DCompare

For the past decades the only way to get your 3D printed part made was through 3D printing service bureaus or by buying industrial machines and …

Customers

North Korea summit: Trump, Kim Jong Un sign unspecified document after hours of talks

SINGAPORE — After more than a half-century of hostility between their two countries, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a document Tuesday pledging "to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," but provided few details of how that might work.<p>“We’re …

North Korea

Google adds user reviews to help you decide on Assistant apps

Find out exactly how much fun that Google Assistant Mad Libs app is.<p>Beyond automating your home through Routines and sending money to a friend, the capabilities of Google Assistant are expanding rapidly. So you don't waste time trying out lousy features, Google is letting users now post reviews on …

The US lags behind 8 other countries in AI and automation readiness

Hold the narrative about self-aware artificial intelligence wiping out the human race, at least for now. We’ve got more pressing issues.<p>According to a study published last week, the United States is quickly falling behind other developed nations in preparing workers for a future driven by AI and …

Machine learning won’t kill lawyers, but blockchain will

I fear for the professions.<p>Those which have enjoyed a monopoly for so long due to their protection by Royal Societies and Official registries. Those which require accreditation and continued professional development.<p>I’m not saying they never provided a quality professional service, I’m saying they …

Blockchain

She retired at 28 with $2.25 million

Millennials are the first generation to shun traditional retirement and seek financial freedom instead -- when income from savings is enough to cover …

Questor: an oil firm whose fortunes don’t rely on the crude price (and Warren Buffett is buying)

When we asked Questor readers for their feedback following our recent relaunch, one of the most popular suggestions was that we cover more overseas shares. So today we look at a giant American firm that may nevertheless be unfamiliar to many.<p>This is because the business, Phillips 66, was demerged …

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update - 50 Holdings, 6 Buys, 2 Sells

Introduction<p>Hello and welcome! This article series documents my journey as a young father of two towards my eventual retirement. The goal of my …

Investing

10 High-Paying Jobs Without a Degree

10 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree<p>New Collar Jobs That's Don't Require a Four-Year Degree<p>Updated April 24, 2018<p>There is a new …

Business News Network

AI-enhanced mobile trading app raises $25 million from Eastern Europe

Two major investors from Russia and Belarus have just invested $25 million in Capital.com, a trading app that is similar to Robinhood in the US or Trading212 in Europe — but with a specific AI-powered function that provides users with tailored content based on behavioral analysis.<p>This is the fourth …

If You're Asking Customers How You Can Help, It's Too Late

Artificial intelligence can help your company give people what they need (before they know they want it).<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When political commentator Amanda Carpenter got stuck in an Amtrak elevator, she tweeted an SOS. Amtrak tweeted back -- seven months …

People chose AI-made artwork over actual Art Basel pieces

We’ve learnt in the last few years that AI can be arty as fuck: those hallucinogenic DeepDream pics, the AI that made questionably attractive paint colours. Now, research has shown that bots are better at making art than creatives at Art Basel, and even Andy Warhol.<p>A study by researchers at Rutgers …

Google introduces the feed, a personalized stream of news on iOS and Android

Searching for relevance<p>Google today is rolling out its take on the news feed, a personalized stream of articles, videos, and other content. The feed will appear in its flagship app for Android and iOS, simply called Google. The feed, which includes items drawn from your search history and topics …

NYU’s Scott Galloway predicted Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition on Recode Decode

Listen to Galloway explain why the $13.7 billion deal makes sense on the latest Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher.<p>You might have been surprised to learn Friday morning that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion. One person who was not surprised: Our latest <b>Recode Decode</b> podcast …

Google Play Music

AI Weekly: Voice is the killer interface

This week’s news reminds me how much fun it is to be surprised by technology. Bonjour, Snips! Yesterday, the Paris-based AI startup raised $13 million, on top of an earlier $8 million investment, for technology that let developers put a voice assistant on nearly any device.<p>Add this to recent …

Watch: Apple’s new video depicts a world without apps — and it’s total chaos

“Keep making apps. The world is depending on you.”<p>Utter chaos.<p>That’s what awaits the world if people stop building apps.<p>At least that’s according to Apple, which kicked off its annual developers conference Monday morning with a clever video depicting a future in which all of the world’s mobile apps …

Bitcoin Is Bigger Than Ever, And Here's Why That Matters

The money you’ve been using all your life is backed by a government of some sort, and it exists in a tangible way. Bitcoin is neither tangible nor backed by anyone, but it’s still worth a great deal to some people. This digital currency began circulating on the internet in 2009 with each Bitcoin …

Ransomware

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

Microsoft is reinventing how it makes the 'massive machinery' that is Windows

In a practical sense, Microsoft's 47,000-some-odd programmers around the world all have their own tools, their own systems, and their own ways of getting things done. It introduces a lot of friction when and if those teams work together.<p>Take Windows, for example. It has 4,000 programmers working on …

The Strange Loop in Deep Learning

Douglas Hofstadter in his book “I am a Strange Loop” coined this idea:<p>In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are …

These 3D-printed off-grid tiny houses can withstand hurricanes and earthquakes

These 3D-printed off-grid homes manufactured by Ukrainian startup PassivDom are not only 100% self-sufficient – they can also withstand hurricanes …

Off-grid

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Vim

In Your 40s? 2 Stocks You Should Consider Buying

These two stocks could be great additions to your portfolio in the years before you retire.<p>Your 40s are a somewhat transitional time when it comes to …

California startup predicts retail failure via satellite images

After five years of fighting to increase profits, J.C. Penney is shutting down 130 stores nationwide. For one California startup — and anyone who’s been inside J.C. Penney lately — this didn’t come as a surprise.<p>Orbital Insight, a venture-funded startup in Mountain View, uses satellite imagery to …

Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers

The human brain is nature's most powerful processor, so it's not surprising that developing computers that mimic it has been a long-term goal. Neural …

Digital and printed book series created to help digital natives fall in love with reading

We Love Digital, a digital creative agency, has shaken up the screen-addicted childhood of the modern day by offering stimulating stories children …

Multiverse

How to Start a Home Based Baking Business

Do you enjoy baking? Are you the go-to person for the school or local non-profit organizations' cookie-sale fundraiser? Do you binge watch baking …

Small Business

Heat flow method can levitate just about anything

Levitation may look like magic, but there are a number of scientific tricks behind it. Magnetic systems are usually behind gimmicky consumer products …

Smart projector helps teach budding little artists how to draw

Currently on Kickstarter, the FollowGrams projector is a desktop device which has clearly been designed for its target audience of budding artists …