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Big Data Uncovered: What Does A Data Scientist Really Do?

The world of Big Data and data science can often seem complex or even arcane from the outside looking in. In business, a lot of people by now probably understand the basics of what Big Data analysis involves – collecting the ever growing amount of data we are generating, and using it to come up …

Big Data

The Cars of 1960 Explain Why Your Grandparents Drive Differently

The 1960 Ford Falcon is dog slow today. But it was perfect in 1960. Let Mr. Regular explain...<p>This is a 1960 Ford Falcon with the original 144ci (2.4L) straight six engine. For the younger crowd, this engine configuration sounds pretty good. What follows is a conversation I recently had about …

Muscle Cars

Subaru beefs up new Exiga Crossover 7 in Japan

While we wait for Subaru to roll out a replacement for the troubled Tribeca crossover here in North America, in other markets the Japanese automaker continues to introduce other wagons of varying heights and capacities. Like the Levorg wagon offered in Japan and soon to be introduced in Europe, or …

Autos

Higher Interest Rates Will Finally Reward Savers

The era of near-zero interest rates initiated more than six years ago at the height of the financial crisis has been very, very good to investors. The same can’t be said for savers.<p>The major U.S. stock indexes have regained all of their losses incurred in the wake of the 2008 collapse of the …

Underpaid Workers Rally for a Living Wage

The protests appear to have largely gone smoothly throughout the morning, although at least one arrest has been reported in Jackson, Mississippi, where a protester was reportedly arrested for trespassing on the property of a McDonald's where there were demonstrations occurring.<p>“It’s going to get …

McDonald's

The Humble Two-Stroke Might Be the Engine of the Future

Renault unveils a tiny, two-stroke, two-cylinder turbodiesel.<p>Renault doesn't sell any vehicles in the U.S.—unless you consider some Nissans that share a global platform—but there's a reason this tiny diesel from France is interesting: it gives us an idea of how internal combustion engines will …

North America