Karl Lurman

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A Simple Tool to Start Making Decisions with the Help of AI

There is no shortage of hot takes regarding the significant impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have on business in the near future. Much less has been written about how, exactly, companies should get started with it. In our research and in our book, we begin by distilling AI down …

Machine Learning

Designing very large (JavaScript) applications

This is a mildly edited transcript of my JSConf Australia talk. Watch the whole talk on YouTube.<p>Hello, I used to build very large JavaScript …

JavaScript

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

What I’ve learned from full-time remote pair programming for a month

For the past month, I’ve been pair programming with a remote partner 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. This is thanks to a new company called Microverse …

Programming

Dances with the Dragons is So Dark Its Fans Can't Believe It Got an Anime

<i>Dances with the Dragons</i> isn’t your typical light novel. It’s a relic of an earlier era in a certain sense. The series was originally published …

Anime

‘The Expanse’ Is Lapping Its Science Fiction Competition

The third season of <i>The Expanse</i>, Syfy’s ambitious space opera, begins on Venus. It picks up right where Season 2 left off, in the aftermath of a …

Science Fiction

Apple grabs sci-fi show based on Asimov’s Foundation trilogy

Apple is ready to tackle one of the most ambitious sci-fi projects in the history of Hollywood after the company greenlit a new TV series based on Isaac Asimov’s <i>Foundation</i>.<p>The new TV show is being produced by Skydance Television with David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman signed on to write the series …

Science Fiction

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

Machine Learning

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Ice Age

A 1990s tech magazine made some eerily accurate predictions about the future

Carl Court/Getty Images<p><b>A prediction by a sci-fi writer in 1999 is going viral for its frightening level of accuracy.</b>• <b><br>David Gerrold pretty much</b> …

Personal Information

Why I switched to Vim from Visual Studio Code

I started using Vim as my main editor around six months ago and I can say it has been a worthwhile experience because it has pushed me to think in a …

Linux

Hello from the Magic Tavern is a hilarious improvised fantasy epic in podcast form

Chunt’s up with that?<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column</i> <i>Pod Hunters</i><i>, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>During last year’s New York Comic Con, a friend told me that I had to come with him to the …

Comedy

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

Science Fiction

Eight new anime shows to watch this spring

Just because it’s getting warmer doesn’t mean you have to go outside<p>The 2018 spring anime season is almost here and with it, a new slate of shows (about 53) as well as 11 carrying over from the winter season. Many of these shows are available for viewing outside Japan within a day thanks to …

Anime

Prospect Delivers a Space Western That Should Satisfy All Your Dirty Scifi Cravings

Once upon a time, the western parts of the United States seemed as foreboding as other planets do now. <i>Prospect</i> is the latest in a long line of scifi …

Codes of Conduct

Google’s TensorFlow AI framework adds Swift and JavaScript support

Google today unveiled a slew of updates to its popular TensorFlow machine learning framework to make it useful for a wider variety of developers and give data scientists new ways to get started building AI models.<p>TensorFlow is one of the most popular programming frameworks developers can use to set …

Machine Learning

The Best New Anime of Spring 2018

Now that March is nearly defeated like so many Jabberwockys with so many Vorpal swords going snicker-snack, we can turn our attention from actively …

Anime

Our Favorite Board Games for Adults

We spent 54 hours researching 115 board games and playing 13 top contenders with 18 people to find some of the best board games for adults. In the …

Board Games

Watch this: "The Terror," a deliciously brutal fusion of history and horror

<i>Watch This is a Quartzy recommendation series that spotlights new television shows to check out. You’ll find all the entries here.</i><p>Murderous bears are having one hell of a month.<p>AMC’s new miniseries <i>The Terror</i> is the latest Hollywood production to go all-in on giant bear-like monsters. Based on the …

TV

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a time-travel adventure full to the brim with ideas

A sharp, optimistic time travel adventure<p>Time travel is a classic trope in science fiction, posing questions about fixing the past, paradoxes, or simply spectating in a time long before your own. In her new book, <i>Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach</i>, author Kelly Robson spins out a fantastic story …

Time Travel

Netflix’s ‘Requiem’ Is The Creepiest Show Since ‘Dark’

<i>Requiem</i> is some high class Stephen King shit. I mean that in the best way possible. Netflix‘s latest original series is scary and creepy and a …

Horror

This Horror Game Lets You Play The Monster

Most horror games put you in the shoes of people struggling to survive. In Carrion, however, you're the grotesque monster, fighting your way out from underground.<p>Carrion takes place in several areas focused on physics-based combat and platforming. You can hurl objects at human survivors, consuming …

GDC

These Are the Best (and Only) Speakers You Should Be Buying For Your Home

You had me at multiroom sound system.<p>When I was 10 years old, my parents built a new house that was chock full of bells and whistles. Among them? …

Smart Homes

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Horror

The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

The largest global community of tabletop fans weighs in<p>The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is <i>Gloomhaven</i>, the diceless dungeon crawler.<p>Other award-winning titles include <i>The</i> …

Board Games

Upgrading a create-react-app project to a SSR + code splitting setup

<i>This article was first published on Medium.com.</i><p><b>UPDATE:</b> <i>This is part 1 of my</i> <b>CRA+SSR</b> <i>series:</i><p>Upgrading a create-react-app project to SSR + code …

JavaScript

When Functional Programming Isn't

When functional programming started to become a “thing” in the software industry, I had a lot of difficulty understanding the fundamentals. I’ve …