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Salesforce is using AI to democratize SQL so anyone can query databases in natural language

SQL is about as easy as it gets in the world of programming, and yet its learning curve is still steep enough to prevent many people from interacting with relational databases. Salesforce’s AI research team took it upon itself to explore how machine learning might be able to open doors for those …

Databases

A New Blockchain Platform is Taking on Ethereum

New Kid on the Blockchain<p>Cryptocurrency is on the rise and, as a result, there’s no shortage of companies looking to establish themselves as an …

What is SegWit? Bitcoin's Software Fix that Just Locked In

The software will never be the same, and experts say that's a good thing.<p>On Tuesday, bitcoin’s foundational software got one of the most important …

The Guardian view on cryptocurrencies: bubble and chic | Editorial

The explosive growth of cryptocurrencies suggest there is more to the phenomenon than speculative froth. But what?<p>All money is a work of the imagination. Pound coins, dollar bills, and even the fragments of computer code known as bitcoins can do their work only because of a collective agreement …

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

European Union

An Idiot’s Guide to Building an Ethereum Mining Rig

Let us hash.<p>In March, the price of an Ether cryptocurrency token rose to an all-time high of around $25. This was good news for investors in Ethereum—the blockchain-based distributed computing platform that uses Ether as its currency—who had watched the cryptocurrency's price stagnate at under $10 …

Difference Between Data Warehouse And Data Lake

What Is The Difference Between Data Warehouse And Data Lake? Data warehouses is four decade old established concept. Data lake is a new idea.Read the …

Databases

Quorum: J.P. Morgan's Ethereum fork could eat your lunch

J.P. Morgan and Zcash were discussing Quorum along side Enterprise Ethereum Alliance at Consensus 2017.<p>Remember when J.P. Morgan's Jamie Dimon warned …

Scientists defy Einstein's prediction and use relativity to measure a star's mass

Astronomers scanning the skies with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have pulled off a feat that even Albert Einstein had declared all but impossible: they've witnessed the subtle bending of one star's light by another star's gravity and used that distortion to measure a star's mass.<p>The findings, …

Universe

Suddenly, Everybody Loves Bitcoin

Earlier this week, China’s largest mainstream media company People’s Daily defined Bitcoin as digital gold, further validating its legitimacy. …

Why The Future Of IoT Needs Blockchain And Distributed Ledgers

The Internet of Things is growing in potential and size at an accelerating pace. Connected devices already outnumber humans and will soon number in …

Concord wants to become the Google Docs of contracts

Concord wants to be your all-in-one solution for everything related to contracts. The startup just raised a $3.7 million Series A round from Alven Capital, with existing investors Streamlined Ventures, Bruno Deschamps and Thibault Poutrel also participating.<p>Many departments rely on contracts to …

From botnet to malware: a guide to decoding cybersecurity buzzwords

Words like worm, trojan horse and zombie may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they’re part of the reality of life online.<p>Now that we …

Dojo is another oddly shaped solution to securing your home network

One of my favorite gadgets at CES this January was the Norton Core. Not exactly for what it claims to accomplish — securing a home network filled with vulnerable IoT devices — but because it looks so weird while doing it.<p>BullGuard, the antivirus company, is now on the scene with Dojo, its own …

Yes, Blockchain could reverse the course of civilization and upend the world's most powerful companies

Businesses often win by centralizing resources and extracting value, and today's governments and financial systems empower them to do it. Blockchain …

Airbnb is running its own internal university to teach data science

Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every company has their own strategy for hiring and training, but Airbnb has taken things a step further — running its own university-style …

Airline Algorithms - To Delay or Not Delay Big Data has the Answer

A few years ago, I boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Kansas. The flight was full and delayed due to passengers who were left …

Big Data

Ethereum Could Be Worth More Than Bitcoin Very Soon

Ether is the second most valuable cryptocurrency on the planet, and gunning for Bitcoin's crown.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This column has been updated to disclose the writer's advocacy of blockchain technology--the underpinning of all crytocurrencies--and a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warning about</i> …

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Mobile Devices

Teleportation Could Be Possible Using Quantum Physics

In the video below, minutephysics explain how teleportation could be theoretically possible using quantum physics. Quantum teleportation uses quantum …

If You Want to Glimpse the Power of AI, Play These Games

Google made one thing abundantly clear at this week's big I/O developer conference: It is an AI-first company now. The brass spent hours explaining …

Graph databases and RDF: It's a family affair

RDF is a graph data model you've probably either never heard of, or already dismissed. Why is that, could there be value in it, and how does it …

Google’s next-generation AI training system is monstrously fast

The TPU V2 could be a huge boon to Google’s cloud computing platform<p>Google today is unveiling its second-generation Tensor Processor Unit, a cloud computing hardware and software system that underpins some of the company’s most ambitious and far-reaching technologies. CEO Sundar Pichai announced …

The continuing rise of graph databases

Graph technology is well on its way from a fringe domain to going mainstream. We take a look at the state of the union in graph, featuring Neo4j's …

Databases

Bitcoin Becomes Media Scapegoat as NSA-Derived Ransomware Hits 99 Countries

A global ransomware attack derived from a leaked NSA tool successfully breached into 100,000 computer systems and servers across 99 countries. During …

Which Technologies Are Set To Make Data Analytics Easier? | Articles | Big Data

In a recent Teradata survey, 96% of business leaders who responded said they consider a big data analytics strategy vital for the future success of …

Is the business intelligence market finally maturing?

Forrester's top three predictions in the BI market.<p>No.<p>The buy side business intelligence (BI) market is nowhere near maturity and will continue to be …

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

4 Web Development Trends to Look Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

Web developers lead very exciting lives. With technology evolving at an ever-increasing rate, you’ll never run out of new skills to learn or ideas to …

Cop suggests strapping Wi-Fi jammers on teen cybercriminals

A British top policeman has proposed a punishment for teenage hackers: force them to wear Wi-Fi jammers to block them from accessing the …