Miguel Melendez

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R and Python are joining forces, in the most ambitious crossover event of the year—for programmers

Hadley Wickham is the most important developer for the programming language R. Wes McKinney is among the most important developers for programming language Python. The two languages, which are free to use, are often seen as competitors in the world of data science. Wickham and McKinney don’t think …

Data Science

Huawei's first 5G smartphone will make its debut in Q3 2019, could be the Mate 30

Huawei has kicked off the 2018 edition of its global analyst summit in Shenzhen, with the Chinese manufacturer detailing plans for the next year. …

Intel is offloading virus scanning to its GPUs to improve performance and battery life

Intel is planning to allow virus scanners to use its integrated graphics chipsets to scan for malicious attacks. The change could see performance and battery life improve on some systems. “With Accelerated Memory Scanning, the scanning is handled by Intel’s integrated graphics processor, enabling …

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

NVIDIA Achieves the Holy Grail of Computer Gaming Graphics -- and Unveils RTX Tech for Real-Time Cinematic Rendering

Real-time ray tracing will enable the production of games with more realistic visual images.<p>On Monday at the Game Developers Conference 2018, <b>NVIDIA</b> …

Intel's VPU could save gamers from losing GPU power to AI in the next Windows update

Microsoft today announced it will bring baked-in AI to its operating systems in the next Windows update. Soon, PCs will operate complex machine learning applications locally that normally run in the cloud. Unfortunately for gamers this will be accomplished by tapping the power of graphics …

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The …

Carbon Dioxide

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

GPU killer: Google reveals just how powerful its TPU2 chip really is

Google's second-generation Tensor Processing Units Pods can deliver 11.5 petaflops of calculations.<p>So far, Google has only provided a few images of …

Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials …

Nanotech

Scientists experimentally demonstrate the "reversal of the arrow of time"

The Arrow of Time<p>The second law of thermodynamics states that in an isolated system, entropy will increase with time and the movement of heat will …

Training AI models is getting faster and taking less data, thanks to NVIDIA researchers

Using unsupervised learning techniques can benefit AI training across industries, according to a paper being presented at the Conference and Workshop …

Artificial organs: We're entering an era where transplants are obsolete

No More Heart Transplants<p>Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are often longer than the lists of those willing (and …

How Nvidia Is Building a Global Artificial Intelligence Beast

As Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) looks to markets beyond gaming computers for its powerful graphic processing units, the company is putting its cash to work in …

Microsoft wants to use AI and machine learning to discover a cure for cancer

Microsoft Takes on Cancer<p>Earlier this year, Microsoft launched Healthcare NExT, a new initiative that aims to bring together artificial intelligence, …

Self-Replicating Functions

Self-Replicating Functions<p>These are notes I’m creating for myself as I explore functions \(f\) that can be written as a sum \(f = g_1 + g_2\) where …

Google releases new Neural Networks API in Android 8.1 Developer Preview

Google is bringing machine learning to Android with a newly added Neural Networks API. The NNAPI is part of the latest developer preview of Android …

Machine Learning

Guess Who Intel Tapped for Help With Its New AI Chip?

It's no secret that Intel has been making massive investments in the AI space, but the company is collaborating with an unlikely partner for its …

Artificial Intelligence

AMD takes on Intel with new Ryzen processors for laptops

This year’s core wars are going mobile<p>Over the last year, one of the more interesting stories has been AMD’s resurgence to relevance as a viable alternative to Intel. AMD’s new Ryzen chips have managed to at least offer a credible challenge to Intel’s dominance in almost every facet of the desktop …

"Holy grail" microchip might surpass the power of the human brain

Photonic Synapses<p>Scientists at the University of Exeter have made a landmark breakthrough in the quest for the “holy grail” of computing: …

IBM Will Invest $240 Million on Joint Lab With MIT

IBM and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday that the company would spend $240 million on a joint lab with MIT focused on …

Robinson College Launches Fintech Lab Focused On Machine Learning and Blockchain

There is a fintech frenzy at top US business schoolsGeorgia’s Robinson College of Business has opened a fintech lab spanning data analytics and …

Computer Science

Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running super-fast AI

Microsoft made a splash in the world of dedicated AI hardware today when it unveiled a new system for doing high-speed, low-latency serving of machine learning models. The company showed off a new system called Brainwave that will allow developers to deploy machine learning models onto programmable …

Machine Learning

Linksys’ new router puts your gaming needs before everyone else’s

You might not think twice about your router (unless it crashes), but gamers looking for every edge do. For those folks, Linksys has unveiled the $300 WRT32X Gaming Router, a model it developed in collaboration with Rivet Networks. It uses that company's "Killer Prioritization Engine" to reduce ping …

There’s a new Gran Turismo Sport version of the PS4

It’s being released in October with the new game<p>Sony has unveiled a shiny new limited edition <i>Gran Turismo</i>-themed Playstation 4, featuring a faceplate bearing the <i>GT</i> logo and a customized wireless controller. The 1 TB system will be available for sale on October 18th across the UK, Europe, Australia, …

Make your childhood dreams come true and become a video game developer

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The mostly complete chart of Neural Networks, explained

The zoo of neural network types grows exponentially. One needs a map to navigate between many emerging architectures and approaches.<p>Fortunately, …

What is a "10x" Programmer?

A lot of attention is paid to the value of "rockstar" or "10x" programmers in building successful organizations. It's not hard to understand why; the …

Self-improvement

10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job

In today's dynamic corporate environment, the best way to stay employed is to show the boss that you're indispensable. If you're a knowledge worker …

Analytics