Paul Rachniowski

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The Definitive Guide to Buying a Drone

--><p>Today’s quadcopter drones have revolutionized both professional and amateur filmmaking and picture-taking. These smart, self-stabilizing and …

These Cliffside Natural Hot Springs Are Italy's Best-kept Secret

It’s time to get a little <i>riposo e rilassamento</i>.<p>That’s “rest and relaxation,” if you don’t already know Italian.<p>Italy, and Tuscany in particular, is …

Italy

The Importance Of Mental Resilience In Fitness Challenges: Why You Should Train Your Mind And Body

'Mental resilience is the difference between finishing or not.'<p>Everyone knows that insanely good feeling of achieving a personal fitness goal, …

How to Build an In-House Data Science Team From Scratch

Technology tends to favor teams that have a firm grasp on data and analytics, and you can create one from scratch.<p>At a recent tech conference I …

This app uses augmented reality to turn your smartphone into a ruler

One resourceful company is reinventing the ruler. Creative collective Laan Labs has developed a nifty mobile app that relies on augmented reality technology to turn your smartphone into a legitimate measuring device.<p>To accomplish this, AR Measure factors in the distance between various points in 3D …

Learn machine learning concepts in this 10-course bundle (​ZDNet Academy)

Explore a new tech frontier for under $40.<p>In addition to powerful statistical analysis, machine learning has made it possible for computers to …

Ray Kurzweil Has a Prediction About Linking Our Brains to the Cloud

Once we eventually figure out how to connect our brains to computers, most thinking will happen in our synthetic computer brains, futurist Ray …

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe

It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage breast, so too does a chocolate cake with its ability to make the eyes of a crowd mist over. It inspires the familiar questions: how good is …

Dessert

10 Books With The Best Twist Endings

It’s lit<p>When it comes to real life, the last six months have brought just about all the crazy twists that I can handle. Like, seriously, I don't need any more surprises. Boring is good! Boring is fine. Boring is preferable to waking up in the middle of the night in a blind panic because something …

This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

Drones? Pfffff, quadcopters are old news. They’re great if you want to spend thousands of dollars on a professional-grade model that you use for …

Everyone keeps talking about A.I.—here's what it really is and why it's so hot now

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, from Apple's iPhone keyboard to Zillow's home price estimates. There's also a lot of stuff out there that …

Artificial Intelligence

15 Tasty Teriyaki Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

If you’re obsessed with takeout like we are, you’ve probably had your fair share of teriyaki chicken. And while you’ve learned to make some of your favorite restaurant foods at home, mastering the art of dumplings and deep dish pizza, there’s always room to expand your culinary knowledge. Teriyaki …

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

Doctors Are Now Fighting Depression by Targeting the Brain's Wiring, Not Its Chemical Balance

The Damage of Depression<p>Depression is becoming an epidemic that is damaging individuals, society, and the economy. Its has become the leading source …

3 Steps To Embedding Artificial Intelligence In Enterprise Applications

In the context of contemporary applications, it’s hard to think of an application that doesn’t use a database. From mobile to web to the desktop, every modern application relies on some form of a database. Some apps use flat files while others rely on in-memory or NoSQL databases. Traditional …

Machine Learning

Never Too Late To Start Reading! 16 Books To Choose From If You’re A Beginner

Reading is that one activity that helps you escape reality and immerse yourself into another universe. The books we read help us understand the world …

Books

Best Fiction Books of 2017 So Far

A common thread among our favorite fiction of 2017 (so far) is a sense of the surreal, from the comical, empathetic ghosts in George Saunders’s</i> …

The Best Places to Retire in Europe

Each person's retirement fantasy is a little bit different, whether it means soaking up the sun on a beach or strolling through museums and historic …

European Travel

Woodworking: Clever Japanese Technique for Getting Perfect-Fitting Joinery

It's called "kigoroshi" and it ensures there's no gaps<p>A half-lap joint is good-looking, functional and, once you get good at it, quick to cut with …

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked …

16 new books that are perfect to take to your summer holiday

<i>This article originally appeared on Vogue.co.uk</i>

Books

Wrap Your Mind Around Neural Networks

Artificial Intelligence is playing an ever increasing role in the lives of civilized nations, though most citizens probably don’t realize it. It’s …

Cloud Eggs: The Latest Instagram Food Fad Is Actually Centuries Old

They're seemingly unavoidable on Instagram these days: photos of bright yellow egg yolks nestled in a fluffy bed of egg whites, like the sun framed by billowy clouds. They're called cloud eggs, and they're pretty enough to look like a taste of heaven ... which is probably why people are obsessively …

Breakfast

4 Ways to Find More Meaning in Life

There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>“Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists …

Our favorite sci-fi books of all time

Science Fiction

Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google has always used its annual I/O conference to connect to developers in its sprawling empire. It announces new tools and initiatives, sprinkles in a little hype, and then tells those watching: choose us, and together we’ll go far. But while in previous years this message has been directed at …

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Jumping from drones is your newest extreme sport

Whattup, James Bond? Here's a new, incredibly dangerous but totally on trend stunt idea for your next film: drone jumping.<p>A drone company in Latvia …