Juan Velasquez

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10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

<b>Bottom line:</b> Every manufacturer has the potential to integrate machine learning into their operations and become more competitive by gaining predictive insights into production.<p>Machine learning’s core technologies align well with the complex problems manufacturers face daily. From striving to keep …

Machine Learning

World Bank: Silicon Valley tech firms are making inequality worse

But to the World Bank, the powerful Washington-based organisation that lends money to developing countries, Silicon Valley's technology firms appear to be exacerbating economic inequality rather than improving it.<p>It's not a new argument in California's San Francisco Bay, where protesters have …

Silicon Valley

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Manny Pacquiao undergoes surgery on injured right shoulder

Manny Pacquiao has had surgery on his injured right shoulder following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather at the weekend.<p>Pacquiao could be out of action for up to a year after he underwent corrective surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff on Wednesday, but his surgeon Dr Neal ElAttrache said he could …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

The attitude adjustment that leads to entreprenurial success

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don't?</i><p><i>Answer below by Quora user Oliver</i> …

World Water Day in Pictures

Vin Diesel Reveals He Named His Newborn Daughter After Paul Walker

Just in case you needed a good morning cry, during a segment which aired on <i>Today</i> on Monday, <i>Furious 7</i> star Vin Diesel opened up to Natalie Morales …

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are No Longer Secret Married

The secret is out.<p>Back in January, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher sparked some serious secret marriage speculation when their Facebook New Year's greeting was signed "The Kutchers." Since then, Kunis has played coy, <i>very coy</i> about whether or not the two are actually married, neither confirming nor …

One of the Baltimore Ravens Just Published an Insanely Complex Study in a Math Journal

John Urschel, an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, recently co-authored a paper in the <i>Journal of Computational Mathematics</i>. It is titled "A …

San Francisco 49ers

15 Genius Style Hacks That Will Save You Time Every Day

You forgot to take your sweater to the cleaners. Now what?<p>The dryer's heat releases moisture from the ice cubes, which helps loosen up wrinkles, while the tumbling dries things up and makes everything smooth.<p>Simply wrap the tape around your hand and pat your garment down to remove pet hair and lint.<p>…

The Power in Kendrick Lamar's Complexity

To Pimp a Butterfly is challenging, but that's because it reflects a challenging world.<p>Six songs into his new album, Kendrick Lamar locks himself in a hotel room and faces a brutal assault from his own conscience. His voice shredded like that of a man dying in the desert, with horns in the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond

Whether we’re talking gnocchi or dim sum, we’ve yet to meet a dumpling we haven’t liked. By design, they know how to deliver pure comfort in just a bite or three, and this collection of 25 parcels all bundled up in a thin wrap is no exception. You’ll find an assortment of traditional Chinese …

Intrapreneur? How To Ensure Your Business Idea Doesn't Get Killed

Corporate entrepreneurship, which is sometimes referred to as intrapreneurship, is a term coined by legendary management scholar Peter Drucker. It refers to the process of initiating new ventures or creating new sources of value within an established organization. Put simply, it is where the …

As Obama requests military force, a brief history of war power

<i>Today in the Morning Line:</i><p>Details emerge of Obama’s request to Congress for military authorization to fight the Islamic State group<br>• A brief history of …

Scott Walker

Tim Cook explains why the Apple Watch will crush every other smartwatch on the market

The Apple Watch isn’t the first smartwatch to hit the market, but Apple CEO Tim Cook is confident that it will be the first smartwatch that actually …

The Science of Stradivarius: Researchers Sound the Depths of Violin Design

Ever wondered about those elaborately carved openings on violins — what they do, and how they came about? Researchers at MIT and the North Bennet Street School in Boston did, and what they found out is fascinating. Over seven years of comparing measurements, X-rays and CAT scans of hundreds of …

Archaeological study explores drug-taking and altered states in prehistory

Neanderthals on speed 60,000 years ago; Paleolithic art inspired by psilocybin or <i>Amanita muscaria</i> mushroom trips; and alcohol-fueled religious …

Simple, Bedrock Rules on Personal Finance

For My Last Sunday WSJ Column, All You Need to Know in 833 Words<p>Smart money moves aren’t more complicated than you think. They’re simpler.<p>Cut through all the jargon and pontificating and technical stuff, and everything you really need to know about personal finance fits into less than 1,000 …

Personal Finance

Paris Review - Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69

Interviewed by Peter H. Stone<p>Issue 82, Winter 1981<p>Gabriel García Márquez was interviewed in his studio/office located just behind his house in San Angel Inn, an old and lovely section, full of the spectacularly colorful flowers of Mexico City. The studio is a short walk from the main house. A low …

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

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“MY BIG fear,” says Paul Ryan, an influential Republican congressman from Wisconsin, is that America is losing sight of the notion that “the …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Ikea For Entrepreneurs: 1,000+ Handpicked Apps To Help Build Your Business Overnight

This week I am writing about 5 companies that I expect to see making waves this year on the London start-up scene. Right now, London is the most popular destination in Europe for Tech founders. Favourable tax breaks, state of the art facilities, enthusiastic government support and an increasingly …

Why Venture Capitalists Are Turning to Crowdfunding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The crowdfunding industry has been making great strides in helping entrepreneurs from all industry sectors solve the ever-present problem of undercapitalization. And forward-thinking venture capitalists have begun to take notice.<p>Given the …

Venture Capital

K-means clustering is not a free lunch

(This article was first published on <b>Variance Explained</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>I recently came across this question on Cross Validated, …

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea?<p>Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build <i>on</i>. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power …

VC firms rain down cash on tech startups, is bubble brewing?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies — levels …

Venture Capital