Mike Udem

90 Flips | 15 Magazines | 39 Likes | 79 Following | 12 Followers | @MikeCalGov2018 | A native Angelino & foodie who often travels abroad. I’ve been a Realtor since 2004 in Beverly Hills to Westwood. An investor in stocks & options.

Best Black Friday Headphone and Speaker Deals

As Black Friday approaches, you can give your loved ones the gift of music. Or at least the devices that let them hear their favorite tunes with …

8 tips for using the Google Pixel's camera

Before you can begin taking stellar photos with your new Google Pixel ($58 at Amazon.com), you need to learn a thing or two about the camera app itself.<p>For those who've used Google's Camera app previously, you'll feel right at home with a few minor tweaks. Those coming from a competing Android …

Mobile Photography

Adobe Adds Data Visualization Tools, Making It More Intelligent

Adobe began offering new features in its analytics platform Thursday to meet the increasing need for visual data on mobile devices as well as …

Microsoft Azure’s new data-analysis service embraces competing databases and visualization tools

Microsoft is set to expand its Azure public cloud by launching Analysis Services as a technical preview today. The new offering runs a range of …

This Online Education Firm Is Offering an Artificial Intelligence Training Program

Artificial intelligence, the machine learning technology that allows “smart” machines to take over human tasks like driving cars or ordering pizza, …

Meet the Woman Who Runs Amazon’s Alexa Unit

<b>Age</b>: 44<p><b>From</b>: Seattle<p><b>Veteran Affair</b>: Reid has spent almost her entire career at Amazon (amzn), where she is now director of product for its Amazon …

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. TRUMP LANDS JAW DROPPER DURING DEBATE<p>By …

All hail Virgin’s innovative, forward-thinking, collaborative initiative: No email

Richard Branson has built several billion-dollar businesses, launched spaceships, and set a world record as the first person to cross the Atlantic in a hot air balloon. But surely his latest project—banning his staff from the horrors of email—is his most brilliant move yet.<p>Roughly 200 employees at …

Personality

7 things you didn’t know about CERN and the strange world of particle physics

Four years after the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, the world’s biggest science experiment is still seeking to unlock the mysteries of our …

How Arianna Huffington Lost Her Newsroom

The Huffington Post’s namesake founder, who stepped down as editor in chief last month, built an iconic media company in record time. Then, after a decade at the helm, she left suddenly. This article, the first in a two-part series, reveals one of the factors that may have contributed to her …

A 3-point plan to restore US growth and opportunity

The insurgent candidacies of both Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in this year’s presidential campaigns exposed a deep fault line in American …

5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry

The recent integration of two military contractors into a $10 billion behemoth is the latest in a wave of mergers and acquisitions that have …

Patently Apple

The first AI-judged beauty contest taught us one thing: Robots are racist

With more than 6,000 applicants from over 100 countries competing, the first international beauty contest judged entirely by artificial intelligence just came to an end. The results are a bit disheartening.<p>The team of judges, a five robot panel, attempted to pick winners from the submitted photos …

Artificial Intelligence

Think Outside the eBook: 12 Fresh Content Ideas

Let me first say that you should think <i>outside</i> the eBook, but not <i>forget</i> the eBook. eBooks serve as excellent "big rock" or "pillar" content that can …

World's first driverless bus service begins carrying passengers in French city of Lyon

The world’s first driverless bus service began carrying passengers in the French city of Lyon this weekend, attracting curious onlookers keen to photograph the vehicles.<p>Two electric minibuses with a capacity of 15 passengers each are now operating a 10-minute route with five stops in the city …

Transportation

California Lawmakers Unanimously Repeal State’s ‘Tampon Tax’

This week, the California Assembly unanimously passed a bill that would exempt menstrual products from state sales tax, sending it to Gov. Jerry …

Apple Announces App Store Cleanup

Apple has announced a plan to clean up the App Store. Apple’s developer site states it plainly:<p>To make it easier for customers to find great apps that fit their needs, we want to ensure that apps available on the App Store are functional and up-to-date. We are implementing an ongoing process of …

Volkswagen stakes hopes of US sales revival on new SUV

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen's new SUV comes with a feature that automatically controls braking to each wheel as the seven-seater descends on …

There's Another Son in Japan Trying to Change the World

When a massive tsunami swept away entire towns in northeastern Japan five years ago, Taizo Son filled three shipping containers with emergency …

IBM swings axe through staff, humming contently about cloud and AI

Long-serving workers in US, UK and beyond lose their jobs amid ongoing months-long shakeupMore IBM staffers found out they are losing their jobs this …

Paris Attacks Suspect Was Monitored by Western Allies Seeking to Kill Him

Islamic State operative couldn’t be located in the weeks before plot was carried out<p>An Islamic State operative suspected of helping plan the Paris attacks had been monitored in Syria by Western allies seeking to kill him in an airstrike, but they couldn’t locate him in the weeks before the plot was …

Terrorism

11 weird products that you probably didn't know Microsoft made

Almost everyone is familiar with Windows or Office, collectively two of the most widely used pieces of software ever, and will come into contact with them on a day-to-day basis.<p>Microsoft's domination of the PC world is part of the reason that the Windows XP default background is said to be the most …

In 'Bridge of Spies' Cold War thriller, Tom Hanks shines

"The Bridge of Spies" is a consummate professional's tribute to a gifted amateur, a smooth entertainment with a strong but subtle political subtext that's both potent and unexpected.<p>The professional would be<p>Steven Spielberg, a director with more than 40 years of experience whose superior filmmaking …

This Japanese schoolgirl looks so lifelike you won't believe she's not human

While she might look like a regular teenage girl, Saya actually isn't human. Instead, everything from her lifelike eyes to her brunette bobbed hair is entirely computer generated.<p>Saya started gaining attention after people online began tweeting pictures of her recently, debating whether or not she …

This Is Quite Possibly the Dumbest Explanation for Donald Trump's Success

A distraught Wall Street Journal columnist lashes out at Barack Obama.<p>Here at the Café…no, sorry, I can't. Not on this. I mean…I just…wow…<p>The only thing I feel certain of is how we got here. There are many reasons we're at this moment, but the essential political one is this: Mr. Obama lowered the …

Here's the most disproportionately popular job in every state for people without college degrees

Using Census data from the Minnesota Population Center's 2013 American Community Survey Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, we found the most disproportionately popular job in every state among Americans with less than a four-year college degree. These are jobs that are held by non-college …