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Understanding And Using REST APIs

There’s a high chance you came across the term “REST API” if you’ve thought about getting data from another source on the internet, such as Twitter …

Software Development

​The Linux vs Meltdown and Spectre battle continues

Fixing Meltdown and Spectre will take Linux -- and all other operating systems -- programmers a long, long time. Here's where the Linux developers …

Uber Pyro: an open source 'probabilistic' language - Open Source Insider

Online transportation company Uber has released its open sourced Pyro – a homegrown probabilistic programming language that has been developed …

Machine Learning

Getting started with shinytest

<b>Shinytest</b> is in active development. To install it, run:<p>Recording tests<p>This is the general procedure for recording tests:<p>Run recordTest() to launch …

JavaScript

This Video Shows Exactly How to Remove a Tick (And What Not to Do)

Ticks in the summer are as certain as death and taxes. It’s important to know your enemy, so learning the 13 things that make a tick, um, tick is …

10 Reasons Why Your Grown Kids Hate You

Wonder why they’re not coming home for the holidays? Upset because they never return your letters, calls, or texts? Estranged, alienated, or …

Security Central: The NSA Is Hacked...Again

This week’s Security Central takes a look at the infiltration of the National Security Agency (NSA) by the mysterious hacking group called the Shadow …

Surveillance

Converting Unsearchable PDF Files (aka PDF scans) to Raw Text Using Command Line Tools `convert` and `tesseract`

Often, one gets a PDF file that is a scan of a book or text, which cannot be searched (boo!). A good (but not perfect) solution is to use Optical …

Command-line

Webflow lets you build gorgeous web animations just by dragging and dropping

Oh, to be a web developer in 2017. We’ve long passed the “bad old days” of Flash (RIP), Silverlight, and ActiveX. It’s now possible to build gorgeous, engaging, animated websites using the holy trinity of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript — no plugins required. If there’s a downside, it’s that it can be …

Web Design

How graphene quantum dots can fight cancer, counterfeiting and wine spoilage

Founded in 2014, Dotz Nano was built around a new, low-cost method for turning graphene into quantum dots developed by Professor James Tour and his …

Nanotech

Account Suspended

Defining (artificial) intelligence at the edge for IoT systems

Merriam-Webster defines intelligence as “the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations.” By that definition, …

Machine Learning

IoT teddy bear leaked over 2 million children and parents' data via unprotected MongoDB database

Spiral Toys' CloudPets line of connected stuffed toys leaked credentials from over 800,000 user accounts data.<p>A firm that sells internet-connected …

This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IOT security

Engineers at South Korea's SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT …

Portable

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W computer brings Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for just $10

The Raspberry Pi Foundation just turned five and to celebrate it just announced an update for its Zero computer, bringing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the diminutive and affordable computer.<p>This was a much-needed upgrade. While 2015’s Pi Zero is certainly an interesting computer, at an ultra-affordable …

Raspberry Pi

How to setup a Linux server on Amazon AWS

This tutorial shows the creation of an Amazon EC2 Linux instance (virtual server) and how to login to that server with SSH from Windows. AWS (Amazon …

Cloud Computing

Video: How to set up your Raspberry Pi Zero W

TechRepublic's Nick Heath walks you through how to get started with the $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W board.

Learning AI if You Suck at Math — P5 — Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Nets in Plain English!

Welcome to part five of Learning AI if You Suck at Math. If you missed parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 be sure to check them out!<p><b>Today, we’re going to</b> …

Raspberry Pi Zero W is a $10 computer with WiFi and Bluetooth

Although major Raspberry Pi announcements are very few and far between, you know that when there is one, it's worth paying attention. Take for example the Raspberry Pi Zero -- the $5 (£4) board that apparently came out of nowhere in October 2015 and offered 40 percent more computing power than the …

Is a master algorithm the solution to our machine learning problems?

Hassaan Ahmed Contributor<p>Hassaan Ahmed is co-founder of Intellisense Solutions.<p>Machine learning is not new. We have witnessed it since the 1990s, when Amazon introduced a new “recommended for you” section for its users to display more personalized results. When we search for something on Google, …

City of Boston calls for IoT projects grounded in reality

The City of Boston is calling all Internet of Things (IoT) developers to submit ideas on how to improve the quality of life for citizens.<p>A request for information (RFI) published earlier this month calls on IoT developers to skip the “glossy presentation” and actual identify areas where …

17 tips on how to keep your software engineering job even during a market crash

There are plenty of great job opportunities now if you're a software engineer.<p>But will that be the case even when the market crashes?<p>Hard to tell, but a bunch of engineers shared their advice in this Quora thread on how to remain employed in a market crash.<p>We narrowed it down to the 17 best pieces …

Employment

An elegant coding principle can be used to alphabetize your bookshelf with lightning speed

It’s easy to forget that the seemingly mundane sorting of goods and services online—like the map app that finds your nearest pizza joint, or the online retailer with the cheapest pair of running shoes—is powered by sophisticated computer algorithms. But the simple principles that power these …

Computer Science

httpstat – A Curl Statistics Tool to Check Website Performance

httpstat is a Python script that reflects curl statistics in a fascinating and well-defined way, it is a single file which is compatible with Python …

Linux

7 Amazing Places in Japan They Don't Show in Guidebooks

What to do when you've conquered the Fushimi Inari Shrine (and all the other shrines in the area), ran through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, blazed …

Wrapping a Gift Takes Just 15 Seconds With This Genius Japanese Hack

If wrapping a gift proves harder than actually finding the right one, rest assured you are not alone. (My wrapped gifts often come out looking like a first grader's school project.) Thankfully, YouTuber BeatTheBush filmed a step-by-step tutorial where he breaks down the wrapping method that went …

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook’s advice to students interested in artificial intelligence

Math. Math. Oh and perhaps some more math.<p>That’s the gist of the advice to students interested in AI from Facebook’s Yann LeCun and Joaquin Quiñonero Candela

 who run the company’s Artificial Intelligence Lab and Applied Machine Learning group respectively.<p>Tech companies often advocate STEM …

Write Your Own React.js!

Meditation is incredibly difficult for me. First, I sit down. Second, I do some stuff with my arms and legs that I’m sure looks “zen.” Third, I’ll …