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15 Trending Data Science GitHub Repositories you can not miss in 2017

Introduction<p>GitHub is much more than a software versioning tool, which it was originally meant to be. Now people from different backgrounds and not …

Machine Learning

Large Swaths of Southern California Are in Ruins Thanks to the Catastrophic Thomas Fire

Wildfires in California have continued to ravage large portions of the state, with the Thomas fire in southern California now entering its 13th day …

Southern California

Amazon moves towards 'internet of things' shopping with Dash

New re-ordering device reduces need to ever leave the house again with a one-touch button for when products run out<p>Have you ever been stuck on the toilet with no toilet roll? An end to that nightmare might soon be in sight. Amazon’s next big thing in the “internet of things” lets you order a new …

eCommerce

Infographics platform Infogr.am bets big on Brazil as it acquires data-visualization blog Visualoop

If you have a penchant for dressing up numbers and stats in infographics, you’ve maybe come across Infogr.am over the past few years.<p>In a nutshell, the Latvian startup delivers a user-friendly WYSIWYG editor that invites you to feed your data in, with Infogr.am then issuing a beautiful infographic …

This Guy Convinced Google, Dropcam, Pinterest To Let 10,000 Hackers Attack

When they find a bug, they get paid.<p>The more bugs they find, the more they are invited in to hack ever-more sensitive parts of a company's network. They hack companies like Google, Dropcam, Pinterest, even some banks.<p>And these companies couldn't be happier about it.<p>In the two years since Australian …

Security Testing

Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

With predictive analytics, Amazon can figure out what you'll buy next, Netflix knows what you'll watch next and Target can guess if you're pregnant.<p>In the world of venture capitalism, some firms have used predictive analytics to try to figure out which startups to invest in to make a quick buck.<p>And …

Tado hopes to put its smart thermostat in more homes with new retail partner

The smart thermostat space is plenty competitive nowadays, and securing an exclusive and high-profile retail partner seems the go-to sales strategy. Over the past few months, we've seen Nest buddy up with npower and Climote rebrand its thermostat for Scottish Power, not to mention British Gas plugs …

Tesla teams up with China’s wireless carrier Unicom for charging network

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Electric car maker Tesla Motors has signed a deal with China’s second largest cell phone service provider China Unicom to …

Project Wing: Google’s drones could one day drop your groceries from the sky

Google’s latest moonshot could revolutionize the way we move stuff from point A to point B. As Google [X]’s Captain of Moonshots Astro Teller puts it, “Project Wing aspires to take a big chunk of the remaining friction out of moving.”<p>To achieve this lofty goal, Google has developed delivery drones …

Dog Food

This Robotic Bridge Inspector Was Originally a Disney Camera-Bot

De-icing slippery winter roads is a vital public safety measures in cold-weather climates. However, the annual cycle of salting streets only to have …

Amazon is now aggressively going after Google’s core business

Amazon and Google, having evolved well beyond their respective beginnings as on online bookstore and a web search engine, are now expanding in ways that bring them closer to becoming direct competitors.<p>The latest: Amazon is spending $970 million to buy Twitch, a live-streaming site for videogame …

eCommerce

LG to sell world's first 4K OLED TVs next month for over $11,000

Pre-orders start in South Korea this week<p>LG is continuing to push OLED TV technology with the announcement that it'll be the first company in the world to ship 4K models. 65-inch and 77-inch 4K OLED sets will be available for pre-order in South Korea this week; the Associated Press reports that the …

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

The Colors of Motion Is a Visualization of Movie Color

The Colors of Motion is a beautiful, interactive experiment that looks at the use of colors in movies, showing them off in a way that you’d usually never see.<p><i>The Matrix in color</i><p>Built by interaction designer Charlie Clark, the site uses a bash script to analyse movies frame by frame in order to get …

MIT study says robot overlords could make for happier human workers

New research from MIT reckons that robots controlling human tasks in manufacturing is not only more efficient than flesh-and-blood middle-management, but <i>preferred</i> by people that do the work too. Automation in the manufacturing process has been around for decades, but the new study aimed to seek out …

Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind

Robo Brain isn’t exactly feasting on the internet. That implies a level of choice, or agency. What’s happening to Robo Brain is closer to force-feeding, as researchers from four different universities regularly cram its cloud-based computational system with data collected from the internet. So far, …

Robotics

Leap.it Wants To Open A New Front In The Battle For Search

For the nearly the last ten years, Mike Farmer has been trying to unseat Google from its perch as the king of search. Now, four years in to his second search startup, Farmer thinks he may have found the next leap forward.<p>From its base in Kansas City, Kan., Farmer’s Leap.it is looking to wrest the …

Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock user carlos castilla<p>The term “open journalism,” which has become a core principle of digital media for …

Hortonworks Names Analyst Marshall VP of Development

How a new hire hints at an unfolding strategy.<p>Big data startup Hortonworks just announced an interesting hire. The company says it has tapped Brian Marshall, a analyst with the researcher firm ISI, as its VP of corporate development. The hire was announced in a company blog post.<p>Marshall spent the …

Good Ideas: Date Rape Drug Detecting Fingernail Polish

A group of students from North Carolina State University are developing Undercover Colors, a line of fingernail polishes that can detect the presence …

VMware plays nice with OpenStack, unveils a VMware-powered data-center-in-a-box

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Virtualization giant VMware plans to announce Monday that its lineup of tools for the data center will soon be compatible with …

7 Things You Need to Know About Google Calico

<b>1. It's Google's latest venture and its focus is unraveling the secrets of aging and longevity.</b><p>Not immortality per se (though, it is Google after all, so I'm not going to rule it out) but a more broad spectrum approach to looking at all aspects of health, aging and what kills us.<p><b>2. Calico will have</b> …

Google

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / tovovan<p>Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet …

ChangeTip Wants To Kill Clickbait With Social Bitcoin Micropayments

ChangeTip is hoping to drive mass adoption of micropayments on the web by using Bitcoin plus existing social networks as the medium to deliver feeless micro donations to content creators. Which means part of its mission is “to spell the end of clickbait“. And that’s something anyone who spends time …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Fuel Efficiency

Tesla Model E To Compete With BMW 3 Series

Tesla currently sells the Model S, the company is getting ready to launch their new Tesla Model X, neither of these vehicles are exactly cheap and …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Raspberry Pi