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Create beautiful test-driven data visualisations with D3.js - Heart Internet Blog - Focusing on all aspects of the web

D3.js is the de facto library to create dynamic, interactive and engaging data visualisations on the web. D3 development frequently starts by working …

Top 10 Big Data Analytics Tools For Successful Data Analytics Developers

The importance of data in today’s business is difficult to overstate because no meaningful decision can be made without the analysis of relevant data.<p>…

Buying pot in Ontario in 2018 will be like buying booze in 1928

The legalization of cannabis in Canada is on the horizon. Canadian provinces are taking different approaches to how it will be sold to the public.<p>The …

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Self-improvement

10 Secrets for Insane Success-Elon Musk Work Ethic

I read Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future over the summer. It’s a fantastic read and a detailed account of the ups and …

An Introduction to Deep Learning for Tabular Data

Written: 29 Apr 2018 by <i>Rachel Thomas</i><p>There is a powerful technique that is winning Kaggle competitions and is widely used at Google (according to Jeff …

The Big Lesson From Jeff Bezos' Annual Letter

Amazon’s founder and CEO highlights a key business principle in his most recent letter.<p><b>Amazon</b>'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) rise over the past two decades has seen …

Democratizing Big Data in the Cannabis Space

Cannabis tech companies have been creating impressive offerings that harness the power of big data, capturing demographic information and analyzing …

Tons of legal marijuana leave regulators awash in data

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

Tableau gets new pricing plans and a data preparation tool

Data analytics platform Tableau today announced the launch of both a new data preparation product and a new subscription pricing plan.<p>Currently, Tableau offers desktop plans for users who want to analyze their data locally, a server plan for businesses that want to deploy the service on-premises or …

Cloud Computing

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

3 Big Reasons Why the Sizzle Has Fizzled for Marijuana Stocks

And why they could be poised to rebound.<p>With one-fourth of the year already gone, 2018 has turned out to be a pretty dismal year for marijuana stocks …

Cannabis

You can unscramble the hashes of humanity's 5 billion email addresses in ten milliseconds for $0.0069

Marketing companies frequently "anonymize" their dossiers on internet users using hashes of their email addresses -- rather than the email addresses …

Personal Information

4 Areas In The Banking Industry To Unlock Big Data's Potential | Articles | Big Data

Leading players in the banking industry such as JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are already making good use of big data. Frankly, by this point, …

Big Data

People Analytics: Talent Management in the Age of Data

Digital technologies are disrupting every sector of the economy and redefining whole industries. The need for finding and retaining critical talent …

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

Use This Map to See How Dead You'll Be If a Nuke Hits Your City

Outrider's interactive nuclear blast map is the best way to find out how you'll die if a nuke hits your city.<p>North Korea has nuclear weapons, Russia is rapidly modernizing its nuclear arsenal, and there’s a chance Washington won’t renew it’s denuclearization agreements with Moscow. The Doomsday …

Facebook Has Had Countless Privacy Scandals. But This One Is Different.

It’s a moment that forces us, collectively, to step back and think about what we sacrificed for a more convenient and connected world.<p>Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal has everything: peculiar billionaires, a once-adored startup turned monolith, a political mercenary who resembles a Bond …

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

Extracting PDF Text with R and Creating Tidy Data

In the digital age of today, data comes in many forms. Many of the more common file types like CSV, XLSX, and plain text (TXT) are easy to access and …

IDG Contributor Network: Are your employees unwittingly invalidating your cyber liability insurance?

Just because you have home insurance it does not mean you should stop locking your front door.Equally travel insurance does not give you free rein to …

Robotic Process Automation: This Is Just the Beginning

Call it digital transformation, digital disruption, digital operations or digital process automation. No matter what term an organization uses to …

Artificial Intelligence

Don't Lift and Shift Big Data Analytics, Lift and Optimize

Advancing through the digital era with a greater use of self-service analytics doesn't mean that you have to trash proven analytics tools and …

Big Data

What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together

Rise Science came to IDEO with a challenge. The young startup had built a robust data platform for college and professional athletes to track their sleep and adjust their behavior so that they played at peak performance. But for the players, the experience was challenging. Rise expected athletes to …

I've Just Launched "Pwned Passwords" V2 With Half a Billion Passwords for Download

<b>Presently sponsored by:</b> Raygun APM is here! Now you can monitor every part of your application, together, in one place.Last August, I launched a …

Bayes’ Rule Applied

<b>Using Bayesian Inference on a real-world problem</b><p>The fundamental idea of Bayesian inference is to become “less wrong” with more data. The process is …

Best Health Tech Gadgets 2018

Whether you’re just a little health-conscious, a complete fitness fanatic or simply looking for something to aid you getting back in shape, I’ve put together a list of my favorite health-related gadgets to help you get there and feel your best for the year ahead.<p>Here are the best health tech …

Are You Setting Your Data Scientists Up to Fail?

Getting as much as they can from analytics is critical for companies seeking to monetize their data, become data-driven, and put their data to work. Yet most find this difficult. Indeed, the failure rate of analytics projects remains distressingly high.<p>A key reason for this is that senior managers …