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Google DeepMind open sources Sonnet so you can build neural networks in TensorFlow even quicker

Google’s DeepMind announced today that it was open sourcing Sonnet, its object-oriented neural network library. Sonnet doesn’t replace TensorFlow, it’s simply a higher-level library that meshes well with DeepMind’s internal best-practices for research.<p>Specifically, DeepMind says in its blog post …

Deep Learning

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>On the face of it, President Trump’s decision to attack Syria doesn’t make a lot of sense. Launching 59 missiles at a single airbase, as Trump did, is not going to seriously change the outcome of a years-long civil war. So what’s the point of doing it …

Five weak words you should avoid—and what to use instead

When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were filled with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them I was sabotaging myself and my writing.<p>Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime—and when they do, they destroy the power of our …

Creative Writing

Ensure a Sickness-Free Year With These 6 Habits

Credit<p>One of the greatest blessings anyone can have is living a healthy life. But the abundance of sicknesses and diseases in the world today makes it almost a difficult task.<p>The outbreak of both curable and incurable diseases which are all expensive to deal with is a real problem. But just like …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

A New Kind of Computer Chip Could Soon Make Your Smartphone Way More Powerful

And it could save you some battery too.<p>Your smartphone is already pretty smart. Chances are it has a GPU (for graphics) and a CPU (for everything else) packed into its tiny microchip brain. Those two parts alone make it more powerful than entire desktop PCs from only a decade or so ago, but a new …

Computer Science

Going 'Wild': Why more women are seeking out adventure

<b>(CNN) —</b> If your idea of a vacation with friends involves a giant margarita, poolside massages or slot machines, you might be surprised by the latest travel trend. Grab your hiking boots and backpacks — more and more people are planning vacations that feature tents instead of hotel rooms, and …

Hiking

Unbelievable But True: These Foods Account for More Than 60% of Calories in Americans’ Diets

This is really what we’re packing into our cart at the supermarket<p>Your shopping cart is probably filled with crap: <b>Most of the food we purchase is heavily processed</b>, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found.<p>In the study, 61 percent of the calories purchased each year …

34 Gloriously Awkward Photos of Celebrities at Prom

Cannes 2015 Fashion: The Hottest Red Carpet Trends

This year's Cannes Film Festival has almost come to a close, but the attendees have given us enough style inspo to last all summer.<p>The A-list hit the …

Microsoft Surface 3 Review: Laptop Destroyer

Previous attempts to cross breed laptop and tablet has spawned some questionable creations that have been rightly consigned to the history books, filed under ‘oops’.<p>Not so with Microsoft’s Surface range. The tablet/laptop (tabtop?) in question is the Surface 3, the slightly less glitzy version of …

Gear & Gadgets

An app that has helped millennials save $25 million

Investors -- and millennials -- are nuts about Acorns.<p>Acorns is a new investment app that lets people automatically invest spare change from debit and credit card purchases.<p>On Wednesday, the eight-month old app announced that it banked$23 million in its third round of funding. The new round comes …