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7 Key UX Topics that Every Manager Should Understand

The new entrant into UX in an established business often has a tough time of things. People understand what UX stands for (some of the time at …

Customer Service

Google Cloud releases Dialogflow Enterprise Edition for building chat apps

Building conversational interfaces is a hot new area for developers. Chatbots can be a way to reduce friction in websites and apps and to give customers quick answers to commonly asked questions in a conversational framework. Today, Google announced it was making Dialogflow Enterprise Edition …

Chatbots

Recurrent Neural Networks for Multivariate Time Series with Missing Values

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Zhengping Che ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-6818-1125,<br>• Sanjay Purushotham,<br>• Kyunghyun Cho,<br>• David Sontag &<br>• Yan</i> …

Data Science

New Internet Of Things Operating System Azure Sphere Unveiled By Microsoft

Microsoft has this week unveiled a new Internet of things operating system that uses a custom Linux kernel takes the form of the Azure Sphere. The …

Internet of Things

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

Finally, a comic novel gets a Pulitzer Prize. It’s about time.

Andrew Sean Greer did something rare this week: His latest novel, “Less,” won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.<p>That’s extraordinary, of course, but what makes this year’s winner so unusual is that his novel is funny. <i>Very funny</i>. Laugh-till-you-can’t-breathe funny.<p>That just doesn’t happen in the …

Books

Meet Ayyan Ali, the Pakistani model who is the epitome of beauty - see pics

In India, we might not be aware of Pakistani model and singer Ayyan Ali, but she is someone who created a name for herself pretty early in life. She …

Pakistan

Robot to run for mayor in Japan in 'world first' promising 'fairness and balance' for all residents

A robot has been nominated to run for the position of mayor in Tokyo, promising to be "fair and balanced" to all its constituents.<p>The mayoral …

Artificial Intelligence

How Wild Wild Country directors brought the controversial story of Osho to life

Rajneesh’s life is well-documented but not many remember his controversial move to America to establish Rajneeshpuram, a utopian city for his …

Archives

Gallery: Dazzling visions in the 4th Fine Art Photography Awards

The two Grand Prize winners, Coco Amardeil's <i>Come Hell or High Water</i> and William Ye's <i>A Tribute to Orlando</i>, were impressive albeit more classically …

Art

Will Chapel Mark Next Great Awakening for Parallel Programmers?

Just because supercomputers are engineered to be far more powerful over time does not necessarily mean programmer productivity will follow the same …

DARPA

UC Berkeley Is Offering Data Science, Its Fastest-Growing Course Ever, for Free Online

It's worth passing along a message from UC Berkeley. According to its news service, the "fastest-growing course in UC Berkeley’s history — …

UC Berkeley

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Quantum Computing

12 Startups Utilizing Blockchain Technology in New Ways

Blockchain is good for a lot more than just Bitcoin.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cryptocurrency created quite the buzz this past year. Although the technology has been around for a few years, 2017 was the year it really took off. Bitcoin, the first application of …

Blockchain

Data science notebooks get real: JupyterLab releases to users

Jupyter notebooks break out of their "show and tell" role into something more suitable to data engineers. Can JupyterLab turn notebooks into an …

Python Programming

Lesser-known YouTubers band together on ‘Demonetization Day’

‘I will just keep trucking on’<p>The day many smaller YouTubers feared has finally come.<p>YouTube will put into effect today new criteria for creators to join the company’s Partner Program, which enables members to earn AdSense for their videos. YouTube first announced in January that creators will now …

Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision.<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

Leadership

Introducing C.A.R.E. – a simple framework for user onboarding

A well considered and well maintained onboarding funnel will grow your business. A leaky one could kill it.In software, when you think of …

Product Management

Client IP address middleware

PSR-15 Middleware that determines the client IP address and stores it as an ServerRequest attribute called ip_address. It optionally checks various …

Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Cryptocurrency Is Now All in One Place

Over the past few months, I’ve written a lot of articles trying to demystify the world of cryptocurrency (from the coins themselves to blockchain to …

Here's why you shouldn't be worried about the big selloff in crypto

As the Satoshi Roundtable IV, a small gathering of some of the most influential and legendary figures in the crypto space, wraps up there's one primary reflection I'd like to share with you: <i>nobody</i> who attended this event appeared in the slightest bit panicked about the recent crypto correction… and …

Stock Markets

The 9 Rules of Design Research

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot more ambient enthusiasm for research among both early stage start-ups and established organizations. Businesses have …

UX Design

Rethinking front-end error reporting

Understanding problems in web apps is hard. Between mysterious JavaScript errors, user-reported bugs, and issues caught in QA, there’s a constant …

JavaScript

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

Microsoft offers Box, Dropbox, and Google cloud customers free OneDrive for Business until their contracts expire

What do you do if you want more people to use your service when there are many other competing services out there already? Offer it to them for free, of course. And that is exactly what Microsoft is doing to encourage signups for its OneDrive for Business cloud storage service.<p>Microsoft announced …

Twitter just reported its first profitable quarter ever, but didn’t add any new users in Q4

Twitter made $91 million in Q4.<p>After almost 12 years, Twitter is finally profitable.<p>The company had its first profitable quarter ever in Q4, reporting profits of $91 million on $732 million in revenue, a jump of 2 percent over last year. Wall Street was looking for revenue of $686 million for the …

Profit

Bridging the many interpretations of the Ramayana across Southeast Asia and India

In the 15th century, the capital of Thailand was a city called Ayutthaya, which is Ayodhya in the local language. When Burmese soldiers overran this …

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

Extreme Sports