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What Impressed Me the Most About Microsoft’s HoloLens

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The 14 coolest gadgets for Generation Z from CES 2016

CES 2016 boasted more than its fair share of wearables, 3D printing, drones and home entertainment, but a category that seems to be infiltrating more …

'The Baby-Sitters Club' meets coding in a new series of books for kids

NEW YORK — Girls Who Code is teaming with Viking Children's Books on a line of at least 11 planned works about computer science and coding.<p>In a joint …

Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Hires Yahoo Executive for His Online News Startup

Steinberg says he has yet to raise money and that Yahoo executive producer Peter Gorenstein is his first hire.<p>Former BuzzFeed operating chief Jon Steinberg is working on a video news startup. And he’s made his first hire: Peter Gorenstein, a former executive at Yahoo’s in-house production …

Media Industry

Big IPO, Tiny Payout for Many Startup Workers

Jeff Sutton led the corporate IT team at Box for four years, as the online file-sharing company grew from 50 employees to more than 1,000. He joined …

Recurrent Neural Networks Tutorial, Part 1 – Introduction to RNNs

Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) are popular models that have shown great promise in many NLP tasks. But despite their recent popularity I’ve only …

Deep Learning

Artificial Neural Networks for Beginners

Deep Learning is a very hot topic these days especially in computer vision applications and you probably see it in the news and get curious. Now the …

Deep Learning

Humin, an Address-Book App Built on Connections

Even before its launch on Aug. 14 at Apple’s App Store, Humin is getting a lot of buzz. The free app, which turns your phone’s alphabetical contact …

Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley

Sam Altman sits behind his desk with his knees pulled up to his chest, eating dried apricots. He’s 29, but even the most laissez-faire bartender …

The Super-Imaging Satellite That Will Double Google Maps Resolution

The quality of commercial space-based imagery is about to take a quantum leap forward with yesterday's successful launch of the Worldview-3 …

How Startup Funding Really Works (Infographic)

Not sure if you should take on outside funding? Check out this example that shows exactly what happens to your ownership stake when you do.<p>It never hurts to get a quick refresher on the startup funding process. First, recognize that it isn't your only option, as the bootstrapping approach might …

Researchers Can Now Listen To Voices In A Room By Videotaping A Bag Of Chips

Yes, they can hear the sounds simply by looking at the bag, even through a sound-proof glass door, no sound recording needed whatsoever.<p>"That's the results of the astounding visual microphone," project done by researchers at MIT, reports by Sarah Lewin for IEE Spectrum's blog .<p>It works like this: …

Filmmaking

In the connected home, do you want your apps from scratch or pre-prepared?

As the internet of things matures, it’s forcing consumers to think about how they want to build their connected home of the future. And frankly, this …

Inside FiftyThree’s Jaw-Dropping New Office Space

By Tyler Hayes5 minute Read<p>FiftyThree, the company behind the drawing app Paper and the hardware stylus Pencil, is moving into a new office. We spoke …

Philips adds new options for Hue lights, including an all-white and a 3D printed option

Fans of the connected Hue light bulbs from Philips are getting a few new options with an all-white version that is a bit cheaper on a per bulb basis, …

The Iris Is A Smarter Smartwatch

Wearable tech is what the entire tech industry is convinced is the next iPod; a massive popular consumer product that everyone wants. The jury’s …

Yes, the internet of things will be great, once we get the mess untangled

If you thought the in-house data silos of the client-server era were a nightmare, get ready for the hairball that the internet of things could …

ALYT offers a smart home hub jam-packed with sensors

If the current generation of connected home hubs aren’t enough for you, then check out the Indiegogo campaign for ALYT (pronounced alight), which …

MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future

The Transform, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, changes shape depending upon how users interact with it. Imagine a chair that could transform from an upright rocker to a sumptuous lounge, just by detecting your mood.<p>More Co.Design coverage of Milan Design Week: <br>36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather <br>See …

Engineering

SmartThings sweetens its hub for consumers and developers in a bid to own the smart home

SmartThings, the company behind a connected home hub, is walking the fine line between creating an open ecosystem for connected devices and a user …

Dropcam makes its smart home play with new sensors

Dropcam, the Wi-Fi enabled camera, said it will launch a line of sensors for the smart home that will track when a door or window is open or closed …

Google's New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel

Steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, mirrors -- all gone.<p>Google has finally built its own car from scratch. And it looks like a gondola with wheels.<p>The two-seater prototype vehicle is Google’s reimagination of what the modern automobile should look and feel like if you took the human out of …

Vessyl, a connected cup that’s too good to be true?

For $99 you can pre-order a Yves Behar-designed connected cup that will not only track how much you drink, but also what’s in your drink. After the …