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IBM takes Watson freemium: Time for bring your own analytics?

Watson Analytics is designed to reach line of business executives and bring cognitive computing to more people inside a company.<p>NEW YORK---IBM on …

Scientists identify 20 alien worlds most likely to be like Earth

Astronomers are narrowing the field in their search for a "second Earth."<p>An international team of researchers has identified the 20 most Earth-like worlds among the more than 4,000 exoplanet candidates that NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected to date, scientists report in a new study.<p>All 20 …

A Look at How Suicide Squad Is Defying Critics

Yes, the Batman v Superman sequel is as weird and horrible as the reviews say it is. But a lot of people want to see it.<p>So hold on: Is <i>Suicide Squad</i> good or bad? Bad, right? I haven’t seen it, but I’ve sat through the preview roughly a dillion times this year, and Jared Leto’s cackling psycho …

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Microsoft Massive Backtrack: Extends Windows 7 And 8.1 Intel Skylake Support

Earlier in 2016, Microsoft dropped a bombshell; it would be pulling official support for systems using Intel’s new Skylake processors in Windows 7 and 8.1 as early as 2017. This came as quite a blow to the millions of users planning on using either of these operating systems and not upgrading to …

The Crazy, Wonderful Things You Can Control by Voice With Amazon Alexa

Yes, you can order a Domino's pizza. Yes, you can lock the front door. And, yes, you can order an ink cartridge.<p>In 2001, I was knee-deep in a project to build an e-commerce website.<p>We had some fantastic tools available for creating the site, and the entire team felt motivated and confident. We were …

After verbal missteps, Trump blames others

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — It's the media's fault. That's out of context. Never said it in the first place.<p>Donald Trump's claim Friday that he was merely being …

18 Quintillion Planets, 0 Fun: My Day With The Year’s Most-Anticipated Video Game

No Man’s Sky is the most beautiful video game ever made. So why is it boring?<p>The windshield of my spaceship turns ember as I plummet through the atmosphere of another strange planet. As I drop through charcoal clouds, I see the blood red expanse of an iron rich planet below me. On the horizon are …

4 steps to achieving a killer live guitar sound

Introduction<p>Maybe there are a few tonal reference riffs you like to crank through your rig at every soundcheck (Unchained works for me!) - and you …

On Volcano Moon Io, it Snows Sulfur Every Day

The small Jupiter moon's atmosphere undergoes a dramatic transformation when it passes into the gas giant's shadow.<p>Jupiter's moon Io is not only …

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How BigML's WhizzML Eases Machine Learning Automation

It’s been said that machine learning [ML] is what will finally make sense of the so-called big data. Now ML has its own programming language.<p>Earlier …

Machine intelligence vs. machine learning

<i>This article is part of a Machine Learning series. Our third expert is Matt Taylor, the open source community flag-bearer for the Numenta Platform</i> …

Building a smarter robot with deep learning and new algorithms

By adding more intelligence, machines can move beyond the ability to perform repetitive tasks, and it opens up more areas where they can be used. …

Machine-Learning Algorithm Combs the Darknet for Zero Day Exploits, and Finds Them - MIT Technology Review

In February 2015, Microsoft identified a critical vulnerability in its Windows operating system that potentially allowed a malicious attacker to …

Astronomers Watch as Io's Atmosphere Collapses

Jupiter's active moon Io has a collapsible atmosphere: New views show the satellite's shroud of sulfur dioxide freezing when Io enters its planet's …

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The Constellation Camelopardalis

<i>Welcome back to Constellation Friday! Today, in honor of our dear friend and contributor, Tammy Plotner, we examine the Caelum constellation. …

NASA captures comet making suicide run at the sun

So-called sungrazer comets are the daredevils of the cosmos attempting, like Icarus or Queen Margaery Tyrell, to fly high and tight by the sun without getting burned. This week, ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) caught a sungrazer that flew a little too close.<p>The above …

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New climate modeling shows Venus may have once been habitable - ExtremeTech

By on August 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s hard to imagine a …

Facebook to suppress clickbait stories

<b>Facebook has intensified its crackdown on so-called clickbait news that appears on the social network.</b><p>Clickbait articles tend to carry intriguing headlines which suggest there is more to the story than there actually is.<p>They are famous for employing alluring phrases such as "you'll never guess what …