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The High-Priced World of Rye Whiskey

The historic spirit has gotten increasingly popular and upscale.<p>The pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock were a thirsty lot. They had fortified …

Watch: The World’s Rarest Cheese Is Made From Donkey Milk

A visit to the local cheesemonger will reveal plenty of selections made from cow, goat, and sheep's milk. But those aficionados who wish to taste the rarest — and most expensive — fromage will seek that which is made from donkey milk. This video tells the story of Slobodan Simić, the world's only …

These wireless earbuds transform the sounds around you and preview a future of in-ear computers — here's what they're like

"Just as Microsoft put a computer on every desk, and Apple put one in every pocket, we want to put a computer in every ear," he says.<p>The "we" there is Doppler Labs, the four-year-old, New York-based company that Kraft co-founded. It's been interested in your ears since its inception — first with a …

How The Lowline’s Underground Park Could Inspire Brighter Indoor Living

The technology that the park is using to bring light beneath New York’s sidewalks could change how we design buildings–and make everyone less depressed.<p>If all goes extremely well for Dan Barasch, he and his team will have built the world’s first naturally-lit underground park by 2021.<p>But the …

Here's A Robot That Will Mow Your Lawn, Rake Your Leaves, And Shovel Your Snow

Do you enjoy doing yard work? If so, this article is not for you. However, if mowing the grass, raking the leaves and especially shoveling snow aren’t leisure-time activities you look forward to, relief is on the horizon. A robot named Kobi will do all of these things for you because yard work is …

Gardening

Why drinking vinegars are set to be the buzziest wellness beverage

Make room in your fridge next to the kombucha—drinking vinegars are about to steal the healthy beverage spotlight.<p>Okay, so “vinegar drink” doesn’t …

Analytics company Heap raises $11M

Heap announced today that it has raised $11 million in Series A funding.<p>We’ve written about the company’s “capture everything” approach to analytics before — it aims to collect data about every tap, swipe and other action that a user takes on a website or app.<p>CEO Matin Movassate said this should …

Use Big Data to Create Value for Customers, Not Just Target Them

Big data holds out big promises for marketing. Notably, it pledges to answer two of the most vexing questions that have stymied marketers since they started selling: 1) who buys what when and at what price? and 2) can we link what consumers hear, read, and view to what they buy and …

Why my fellow students aren’t interested in doing data science for you

In the sage words of Marc Andreessen, “Data is eating the world.” Er, something like that. Big data has been and continues to be one of the hottest areas in tech, constantly covered in the news. According to CB Insights, it’s also an exciting area for venture funding, with almost $8 billion in …

Data Science

16 analytic disciplines compared to data science

What are the differences between data science, data mining, machine learning, statistics, operations research, and so on?<br>Here I compare several …

You Want Tastier Coffee? Freeze Beans, Then Grind

Percolator, French press, AeroPress, espresso, pour over, vacuum pot, automatic brew, tin can: People go to great lengths for a good cup of coffee. (A friend of mine filters his cold brew with pantyhose.) But to achieve consistent flavor you may just need to chill your beans before grinding them. …

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Alphabet Looks to Wirelessly Connect Homes to Internet

Google parent says technology is less expensive than laying cables<p>By<p>Jack Nicas<p>Jack Nicas<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jacknicas<p>jnicas<p>Google+<p>Jack.Nicas@dowjones.com<p>Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL 0.46% wants to beam high-speed internet wirelessly to homes, using technology that it says is …

Google Fiber

Someone Finally Designed An Easier Way To Hang Art

It’s the third greatest cause of relationship strife, behind trips to IKEA and debates over whether Fridays are for <i>Island Hunters</i> or <i>Say Yes To The Dress</i>: hanging art. It’s always either too high, low, crooked, or inspirational–and for these moments, there’s Hangsmart.<p>Developed by the art retailers …

Is the Jetpack Movement Finally Taking Off?

Personal flight, once a pipe dream, is now within our reach. But futuristic transportation does not come cheap<p>DAVID MAYMAN’S RIGHT THIGH is covered by a skin graft, the aftermath of a jetpack crash. In 2010, a “rocket belt” he bought in Mexico shot 1,300-degree steam down Mayman’s leg after he …

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Apple is reportedly making an Echo competitor

Apple is working on an Amazon Echo competitor, says <i>The Information</i>.<p>The company will also be creating a "development kit" for Siri, giving third-party …

Report: Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker may feature facial recognition cameras

Earlier this week it was reported that Apple may announce a Siri SDK and Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker at WWDC next month. The software development kit would allow developers to integrate apps with the voice assistant, and a Siri speaker would compete with Amazon’s Alexa and the upcoming Google …

Nest's co-founder is releasing a smart go-kart for kids

Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused <i>solely</i> on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to give kids a taste of what smart cars are like. The electric go-kart includes GPS, a and WiFi to keep …

Amazon built a tool that puts Alexa in your browser

Amazon's Alexa personal assistant is super useful in the Echo and lot of fun to use. But if you don't have an Echo or can't buy one because you're outside of the US, it can be hard to appreciate Alexa's skill set. In light of this, Amazon has created a web app that lets you play with Alexa right in …

Big data is the key to the app market reaching $100 billion in 2020

The app market has the potential to grow to over $100 billion by 2020, but most publishers need to adopt better data analytics to capture a piece of that spending, according to app analytics startup, Pyze.<p>That's because while global app revenue is expected to double by 2020 from an estimated $51 …

Big Data

51% Of Enterprises Intend To Invest More In Big Data

• 76% of all organizations are planning to increase or maintain their investment in big data over the next two to three years.<br>• 52% of enterprises globally see Big Data as an opportunity, and only 4.5% see it as a threat.<br>• Despite widespread optimism regarding Big Data’s potential, only 23.5% of …

Big Data

How to define the evolving role of data scientist

In its recently released 25 Best Jobs in America for 2016 report, Glassdoor listed data scientist as number 1 career -- but it wasn't just top of the …

Silicon Valley’s Star Design Firm Goes Analog And Builds A Lifestyle Brand

Ammunition–a 2016 National Design Award winner–departs from its typical tech work to create a brand for an Alaska Native corporation.<p>The state of Alaska conjures up all kinds of associations. For some, it speaks to endless expanses of untrammeled wilderness; to others it’s Sarah Palin territory. …

When The Data Bubble Bursts, Companies Will Have To Actually Sell Things Again

We’re pushing the limits of how much of our economy can exist just collecting and selling data to better target ads. Once people realize that’s a losing game, we’ll have to get back to a real economy.<p>How can a company with no revenues still make money? It’s not a trick question. The answer is at …

The humblest paella beloved by chefs

Ferran Adria, of El Bulli fame, and Joel Robuchon, the most Michelin-starred chef in the world, have both declared this paella the best they have ever eaten.<p>Josefa Navarro was hunched over a large stove in the long, narrow kitchen of her restaurant, Paco Gandia, stirring a murky broth of rabbit and …

Hospitality

How Battery-Powered Rides Could Transform Your Commute

A new wave of electric-powered vehicles—scooters, longboards, unicycles—is ready to whisk you from your mass-transit stop to your final destination. But are cities ready?<p>MANHATTAN, the summer of 1984. A hair-dryer breeze blew up Park Avenue as I left Grand Central Terminal, on foot, for my first …

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Google's own interpretation of Amazon's Echo is coming soon

All of a sudden, it's as if everyone is working on voice-controlled personal assistants, and reports suggest that Google's version of something similar to Amazon's Echo could land as soon as the Google I/O event next week -- which would make sense. According to sources at <i>Recode</i>, it's currently …

Recode

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

Watch the Hyperloop's first public test, but don't blink or you'll miss it

You blinked, didn't you?<p>It only lasted about two seconds, but wow, what a sort of thrilling two seconds it was! Hyperloop One, the LA-based startup striving to realize Elon Musk's pipe dream, conducted its first public open-air test in the Nevada desert Wednesday.<p>A crowd of wealthy investors, …