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Databricks And Snowflake Partner To Bring Machine Learning Smarts To Data Warehouse

Snowflake Computing delivers a modern, cloud-based data warehousing platform which is giving traditional database vendors a run for their money. Built from the ground up to exploit the capabilities of dynamic cloud infrastructure, Snowflake is available as an entirely managed data warehouse on AWS …

Machine Learning

How to Write Dialogue That Dazzles Your Readers

If you’re a fiction writer, you’re always looking for ways to improve your craft. There are so many aspects to focus on — what kind of detail to …

Writing

Illustrator Turns Strangers Into Anime Characters And We Can’t Get Enough

We are all the stars of our own story and one illustrator is showing people what they would look like if their story was on the pages of a comic …

Microsoft Whiteboard is a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team

Microsoft has finally launched its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices. It’s a free tool for collaborating on ideas with as many people as you like, and it’s not half bad.<p>Whiteboard (which has been available in preview since last December) is designed for use with a stylus, so it’ll automatically …

The 3 Most Important Slides In Your Pitch Deck

Each and every slide is important. Yet, if you only have time to really nail and improve on some of them before your next investor meeting, which ones do you focus on?<p>Decks seem to be shrinking. It’s perfectly acceptable to only have 10 slides in your deck. 20 is pushing the long side. While this …

Venture Capital

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

House Price Prediction using a Random Forest Classifier - Data Blogger

In this blog post, I will use machine learning and Python for predicting house prices. I will use a Random Forest Classifier (in fact Random Forest …

AWS announces a serverless database service

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new database service that will make it easier and cheaper to quickly launch relational databases that don’t need to process data continuously. Aurora Serverless, which, unsurprisingly, was built on top of AWS’s existing Aurora database system, …

Introduction To Neural Networks

<i>This tutorial was originally posted here on Ben's blog, GormAnalysis.</i>Artificial Neural Networks are all the rage. One has to wonder if the catchy …

Deep Learning

Yann LeCun Discusses the Power, Limits of Deep Learning

LeCun was both enthusiastic on the progress the field has made in recent years and realistic about what such systems can and cannot do.<p>PCMag reviews …

WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!

'New editing experience' called Gutenberg coming too, but it might hate your pluginsWordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular …

How to get started with TypeScript

TypeScript is one of a group of languages that use the JavaScript runtime as execution environment: .ts files containing TypeScript code are compiled …

Nintendo digs up original The Legend of Zelda design docs

Heads up game designers, because Christmas has come early thanks to the folks over at Nintendo.<p>The Japanese game maker has given us a festive treat …

Thieve Your Way to the Top in Clank!

Envision yourself as a bit of a career burglar; perhaps you’re an elven thief looking to uncover new treasures for your clan or a Robin Hood-type …

Trump team sparks fears of 'witch hunt' as it seeks names of Energy Department climate experts

Donald Trump’s transition team has circulated a 74-part questionnaire at the Department for Energy that requests the names of employees who have …

Donald Trump

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

These Playful Infographics Teach Toddlers About the World

Why should visually playful, comprehensive infographics be just for adults? The Brooklyn-based infographic wizards at Pop Chart Lab have set their …

Infographics

Top 8 Board Games for Children with Gaming Parents

There are a lot of really awesome board games out there and after having a child I quickly realized that my love of gaming would be passed down to my …

50 external machine learning / data science resources and articles

Starred articles are candidates for the picture of the week. A comprehensive list of all past resources is found here. We are in the process of …

Data Science