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The 13 things we learned from this year’s Star Wars Celebration

And three we didn’t<p><i>Star Wars</i> Celebration has wrapped up in Orlando, Florida, and it’s been a fun four days immersed in everything <i>Star Wars</i>. We’ve learned a lot about the next couple of years of the franchise: we got our first looks at <i>The Last Jedi</i> and <i>Battlefront II</i>, learned the fate of <i>Star Wars</i> …

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

Real Estate

This May Be the Most Accurate Han Solo Blaster Replica Ever Created

I thought I was a big Han Solo fan, but then I saw this blaster and, well, I don’t even come close. This is a hand-crafted, DL-44 prop replica …

Replicas

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Hitchhiker's Guide to Data Science, Machine Learning, R, Python

Originally posted on Data Science Central<p>Thousands of articles and tutorials have been written about data science and machine learning. Hundreds of …

Data Science

How Google Maps Records Remote Locations

In the gravel parking lot at Rainbow Beach, a popular, calm-watered spot on St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Google’s Mara Harris is struggling …

Solo Indie Game Development – Not for Faint of Heart

Matt Trobbiani wasn’t allowed to get his own coffee.<p>The project was too important, his employers said, and the deadline was looming. After …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

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10 Amazing Anime Movies of 2016

In 2016 there is no question but that the medium of anime is about as mainstream as it is going to get in the West, although Anglo countries lag …

Anime

How Fujifilm's cameras and lenses are Made in Japan

The Taiwa plant handles final assembly on Fujifilm's most prestigious products: the X100T, the X-T1, and the new X-Pro2 — on which I shot all the photos in this article — as well as lenses like the 35mm f/2 and the just-introduced 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6. In the case of the X-Pro2, for example, the …

If you work at Go-Jek, Nadiem Makarim is your ‘coach, sugar daddy, and friend’

As Indonesia’s most talked-about startup, Go-Jek can’t blow its nose in the local market without getting a barrage of media attention while …

What happens when the consumer says ‘I don’t want it’

In today's ultra-connected, seamless and seemingly limitless world, most of the everyday non-food purchases we make as consumers completes the final leg of a supply chain that often stretches halfway around the world. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers have developed increasingly complex …

Japan Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Japan (including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, geisha, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Japan invented a Google Maps for cats and it's purr-fect

If you've ever wanted to explore Japan as a cat, there's a map for that.<p>The tourism board of Hiroshima recently created a site with street views from a cat's perspective. It's the first of its kind.

Japan

5 New Technologies You Should Integrate Into Your Business

It’s often assumed, at least within tech circles, that traditional enterprise is slow to adapt to emerging trends. That may have been true in the past, but it is becoming increasingly less so.<p>After seeing smaller players maneuver quickly to take advantage of emerging trends, the enterprise is now …

How did you get that job: deputy administrator of NASA

<b>Sean O'Kane: Your first job was polishing shoes in front of a department store when you were 15?</b><p>Dava Newman: You’ve definitely done some back work. [<i>Laughs.</i>] Back then I was an aspiring basketball player, and also a little entrepreneur, and frankly thinking about how I could make money to afford …

A former Google exec created a school to transform the way we teach kids

Kids take attendance on an iPad, complete a "playlist" of activities, and learn 3D modeling software to design a playhouse for the class pet.<p>Founder and CEO Max Ventilla previously helmed the personalization team at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet …

Online Education

Here's what it's REALLY like to work at Google, the 'world's most attractive' employer

The tech giant headquartered in Mountain View, California, frequently ranks top tier on Business Insider's Best Companies To Work For In America list, landing in the No. 2 spot this year.<p>Google was also judged to be the World's Most Attractive Employer this year by global research and advisory firm …

Employment

1853 Japanese Map Of The World By Suido Nakajima

<i>Map created by Suido Nakajima found via reddit.</i><p>The map above is interesting not because it looks beautiful, which it does, but because of where and …

Japan

Global Sushi Challenge 2015: Pictures

Vinegar

Luxury Cars on Display in UK

Classic Cars

Force Friday Around the World

Why NASA scientists are excited about Matt Damon film 'The Martian'

Fearing the wrath of his nerdy online followers, software engineer and amateur author Andy Weir spent countless hours digging through Google to perfect technical details in what became a popular 2012 e-book about an astronaut stranded on Mars.<p>As director Ridley Scott turned Weir's bestseller into a …

Blade Runner

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

Internet of Things

India is now home to the world’s first airport that runs entirely on solar power

If you thought that globetrotting solar-powered airplane was impressive, wait until you see the solar airport that India just finished building. …

'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance

Scientists say it is time to have an ethical debate about whether Modafinil should be 'condoned or condemned.'<p>A ‘smart drug’ taken by one in four students at Oxford University really does boost brain power and colleges need to consider whether it should be banned, scientists have said.<p>Modafinil is …

Can You Guess The Pixar Movie By Looking At Every Frame At Once?

Hey, you! Pixar fan! We've got a challenge for you.