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A Short History of Machine Learning -- Every Manager Should Read

It’s all well and good to ask if androids dream of electric sheep, but science fact has evolved to a point where it’s beginning to coincide with science fiction. No, we don’t have autonomous androids struggling with existential crises — yet — but we are getting ever closer to what people tend to …

Artificial Intelligence

Phone accessories are becoming more interesting than phones

With a few days to go before the 2016 Mobile World Congress, now's a good time to take a look back at 2015 and assess how the mobile industry has evolved since its last big get-together. One trend emerges from even a glancing retrospective: smartphones are as important as ever, but they aren't …

What is Kik and should your child be using it?

Company claims as many as 40% of US teens are on the chat app – but after a series of scares, online safety groups urge caution<p>Kik, like the past, is a foreign country.<p>The mobile chat app of choice for 40% of US teenagers (according to the company) contains an entire version of the internet inside …

13 Free Things on the Internet You Should Be Using

Why pay when you can get it for …

Internet

Five reasons you're not losing weight

<i>Libby Weaver is the health expert Hugh Jackman called 'a one stop shop’ for wellbeing. In a new book, she explains the underlying factors that thwart dieters’ best-laid plans...</i><p>When Libby Weaver was studying dietetics and later biochemistry at the University of Sydney in Australia it was the late …

The 5 stories that will define the next decade

China's heavy pollution has been well documented. Last year, Beijing issued two "red alerts" for pollution, the highest level warning which calls for emergency measures such as closing schools and restricting car use. Poor air quality is also having a significant knock-on effect on the country's …

Quentin Tarantino reveals his two favorite scenes he's ever written

Even when pressed for time, Quentin Tarantino can still give a good response to a meaningful question.<p>Toward the end of the San Diego Comic-Con panel for "The Hateful Eight" this past July, Tarantino was asked by one fan what his favorite thing was that he's ever written in a movie.<p>"That's actually …

12 retailers that bombed in 2015

Some brands seriously struggled.<p>These are some brands that did not fare too well — many suffered from low sales and misguided sartorial choices. Some companies filed for bankruptcy.<p>Here's hoping 2016 will be better for them.

I gave up coffee and alcohol for 15 months, and it changed the way I think about well-being

I haven’t had a single drop of alcohol or coffee in 15 months. A couple of my friends on Facebook and Twitter asked me to write about my experience, so here it is, in a nutshell.<p>With over a year of no alcohol or coffee, I did notice some side effects. Here is what I learned.<p>I save $1,000 every month<p>…

Alcohol

This is the best map of the United States you'll ever see

The five most recent winners were all maps designed by large, well-known institutions: National Geographic (three times), the Central Intelligence Agency Cartography Center, and the U.S. Census Bureau.<p>But earlier this year, the 38th annual Best of Show award went to a map created by Imus …

Malfunctions, Pilot Response Blamed in AirAsia Flight 8501 Crash

Investigators’ report depicts confusion and escalating trouble in plane’s cockpit<p>Indonesian investigators said the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 last year, which killed all 162 people on board, was caused by a combination of system malfunctions and improper pilot responses to cascading electrical …

Airplanes

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

The world's most hated currency hit an 11-year low

Among them, one stands out: the Canadian dollar.<p>The rout in commodities has ravaged Canada's oil patch and its mining sector. For example, home sales in Calgary, the epicenter of the oil patch, have plunged 25% year-to-date. Canada is in one of the most magnificent housing bubbles the world as ever …

The future of tablets is iPad-shaped

Before the iPad, we really had no idea what a tablet should look like<p>Recall, if you will, how many unanswered questions there were around tablets when the iPad was introduced. Filling the gap between laptops and phones meant making a choice between a desktop or a mobile operating system. HP and …

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Stealthy jet ensures other war-fighting aircraft survive

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (AP) — Screaming through the air along southern Virginia's coast, the Air Force's F-22 Raptor routinely puts on a …

Cuba and USA Restore Diplomatic Relations

The Evolution of TV's ‘Very Special Episode’

Family sitcoms once embraced the preachy format to teach teens about important social issues, but more subtle, complex storytelling has since taken over.<p>Before <i>Cast Away</i> and <i>Captain Phillips</i>, before he waxed inspirational over boxes of chocolates in <i>Forrest Gump</i> or flirted online with Meg Ryan in</i> …

TV

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Uncle of Chattanooga shooter in custody, being investigated

A maternal uncle who hosted the Chattanooga shooter in Jordan for a few months last year is a businessman with no links to any militant groups, his attorney says.<p>But a Jordanian official says the uncle is under investigation over the shooter's time with him there.<p>Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali took in …