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Why You Should Use Caution When Dealing with Big Data

Big data is increasingly being used in a predictive capacity to forecast when we might be about to do bad things. In health and social care settings, …

Opera VPN: Can the privacy-enhanced browser really protect you online?

Opera Software has released a new version of its developer browser that comes bundled with a virtual private network (VNP) built in. The feature is …

Here's what could happen to Earth over the next 500 years

1/<p>Let's start with the year 2100, when things really started getting hot — on average, almost 4 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than in 2016.<p>3/<p>Glaciers in …

A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

In Search of the Elusive Cultural Libertarian

What is a "cultural libertarian?" While young conservatives claim the term originated in a 2015 <i>Breitbart</i> article, it's actually a term that's been …

Should All Math Classes Be Morning Classes?

A new research study has found that students perform better in math classes held in the morning than those held in the afternoon.<p>The Review of …

Check Out These Clever Kits for Teaching Your Kids to Hack Electronics

Parents, listen up: Put your kids in engineering and computer science classes. A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report says "software development …

Computer Science

11 resources for teaching and learning Python

If you're looking to teach, tutor, or mentor beginning programmers, you've got your work cut out for you. Different learning styles, varying levels …

The Seven Enemies Of Big Data

The unfortunate truth is, big data has a lot of enemies — and the largest group of opponents might just be those of us who have simply been force fed too much media spin on the subject in the first place. Of course there is no real big data i.e. all the data out there is still just data. As we …

Big Data

How a Chatbot Helped This Vinyl Records Startup Make $1 Million in 8 Months

Chatbots already have a little bit of a bad name. Early reviews for the ones on Facebook Messenger have been rough due to apparent malfunctions, and …

This Adorable Robot Can Help Children to Program

Getting kids to code is a great idea—but it’s not always easy. Now a team of researchers from Harvard has developed this little robot, called Root, …

Robotics

Cruise's $1 billion exit is now in doubt after a founder files legal claim

It's a scenario all too common in Silicon Valley: A startup gets a big exit, then people who were involved in the early days pop up to demand what they believe is their fair share.<p>Startup Cruise made waves at the beginning of March when General Motors acquired the autonomous driving tech company …

Google wants to know if you're hot and sweaty over search results

Google’s been working on making its search results better for you since day one, mainly by making sure Web pages are tagged with the most relevant keywords and that the most trusted pages head straight to the top.<p>But that’s not enough.<p>Google has filed a patent that opens the door for it to measure …

The Risk And Reward Of Big Data - Part 1

I’ve been working on and around ‘data’ for a large part of my career, and consider myself fortunate for it – the topic of data is never boring, is very impactful, and even philosophical.<p>Beyond the obvious importance of data management in the computing industry, the more fascinating questions are</i> …

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New Jersey's Revenue Instability Exposed By David Tepper's Move To Florida

When the departure of just <i>one</i> resident sends your state’s legislative budget office into a panic – it might be time to take a closer look at your tax policies. Such is the current predicament in New Jersey, where the relocation of hedge-fund manager David Tepper to Florida is causing serious …

Income Tax

A ban on state-funded academics using their work to question government policy is to begin on 1 May. It’s either a cock-up or a conspiracy<p>Unless government officials make a major U-turn in the next few days, many British scientists will soon be blocked from speaking out on key issues affecting the …

Ulysses S. Grant

Europe's plan to collect airline passenger data raises privacy concerns

Directive aims to strengthen intelligence sharing following recent terrorist attacks, but critics say it goes too far<p>The European Parliament yesterday passed an initiative that will enable EU intelligence agencies to collect and share information on airline passengers, as lawmakers move to tighten …

Someday soon, software will learn your habits and be able to look out for you

In five years time, digital personal assistants will even more important than your smartphone, says University of Washington computer scientist Pedro Domingos, author of "The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World."<p>"What you have right now on your …

Why This VC Isn't Buying Into the 'Million Dollar Idea' Myth

<i>This post originally appeared on brunchwork.</i><p>While working as an attorney in New York, Alejandro Cremades noticed that, “businesses were having a lot …

Alarmism, economic idiocy, and Orwellian appointments: three years of political disaster

How to explain the trainwreck that is the last three years of the federal government? The debacle poses a challenge that will dog journalists, policy wonks and historians for decades to come. The explanations for its dysfunction and sustained under-achievement are complex, but there are at least …

Australia

6 tools to help cultivate a happy workforce for your growing startup

Running your startup was fine when it was just you, your co-founder, and your jane-of-all-trades hire. But now that you’ve raised investment (woohoo!), you want to focus on strategy and expand your team.<p>It’s not hard telling people you want to hire a kick-ass developer, but it’s time-consuming to …

Not so caring: the lie of the sharing economy

But doubts about what has been ushered in by the sharing economy are piling up. A range of thinkers are beginning to point out that there's just a …

Three realistic tips for losing your mummy tummy (that don’t involve boot camp)

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p>As a new mom you want nothing more than to get back into your skinny jeans and feel like yourself again. The elusive flat tummy touted by …

Your face is big data

A Russian photography student has carried out an experiment to show how easy it is to identify complete strangers.<p>Twenty-one-year-old Egor Tsvetkov took photos of people in public places and then tracked them down on the Russian social media site VKontakte using a facial recognition app.<p>The …

The #BigData Revolution: Who Owns Our Information?

Today, humans cram more data into our brains in a single day than our ancestors did during an entire lifetime.<p>On average, in one day, we view Google 7.2 billion times, send 247 billion emails, and upload 48 hours of video to YouTube each minute (Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is the most watched).<p>The …

Big Data

Data can be toxic, here's how companies should handle it

<b>Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy and represents one of the most valuable assets a company can develop today.</b> But according to leading …

The Future Perils And Promises Of Big Data - Cloudera Co-Founder Mike Olson Shares His Views

I have had the pleasure to speak to Mike Olson, one of the co-founders of Cloudera, to explore the future of big data.<p>Cloudera was established in 2008, when few had heard of the term “Big Data”, and has gone on to establish itself as a driving force in the field. Not only does it provide the Open …

Big Data

“House of Cards,” Netflix, and Big Data Ambivalence

Netflix seems to know what I like… and I have mixed feelings about this.On the one hand, the ubiquitous streaming service informed me, a few weeks …