Stephen Watson

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Forget Paris—This Tiny Town Is the Unofficial Food Capital of Europe

As I drift in and out of a jet-lagged haze during our drive from Frankfurt airport to Baiersbronn, a small town in Germany, I'm confused by the …

European Travel

10 Instagrams to Follow If You're Obsessed with Tiny Houses

There's no shortage of tiny houses on Instagram. Just enter #tinyhousemovement into your IG search bar and you'll find an ample array of tiny house …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

How to safely download your Facebook photos and then delete your account forever

The world is waking up to the dark side of Facebook.<p>A growing movement is calling on people to delete their accounts following allegations that …

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

New Zealand

The $62 Billion Tax Break Anyone Can Claim -- but Only 4% Do

Even tax cuts will still make this a lucrative way to save.<p>The efforts that some people will make to avoid having to pay income tax are …

The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master

This was a basic run-down of some basic statistical techniques that can help a data science program manager and or executive have a better …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things | Inc.com

All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the …

Self-improvement

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

Google Home

Soon, Your Streets Will Be Watching You

Michael Driver<p>Driver surveillance was designed to make streets safer and more efficient. But what else could be done with the data that shows what we’re like on the road?<p>We live in the era of mass surveillance. Most of what we do is carefully tracked: the websites we visit, the way we spend our …

Insurance

UK tourism spending surged by £872m last year

An extra £872m in visitor spending was generated across the UK over the past year, according to official data released on Tuesday.<p>National tourism …

Holidays

He painted his wife without lips. He painted his friend with a spinal deformity. And he painted himself as a ghost in a top hat. Paul Cézanne’s unflinching portraits, coming to Britain this autumn, didn’t just astonish Picasso and his disciples. They changed art for ever<p>In Paris at the dawn of the …

Impressionism

Thoughts after taking the Deeplearning.ai courses

[<i>Update — Feb 2nd 2018: When this blog post was written, only 3 courses had been released.</i> <i>All 5 courses in this specialization are now out</i><i>. I will</i> …

Machine Learning

You don't need to be an expert to integrate AI in your startup

We’re used to hearing that AI and machine learning is hopelessly complex, impossible to implement quickly, and that if you want to get on board the machine learning bandwagon you’ll need to invest heavily in PhDs, specialists and expensive experts.<p>This way of thinking is simplistic and behind the …

Harness the Power of Machine Learning in Your Browser with Deeplearn.js

Posted by Nikhil Thorat and Daniel Smilkov, Software Engineers, Google Big Picture Team<br>Machine learning (ML) has become an increasingly powerful …

What is Machine Learning?

a very short guide for non-technical people<p><b>Taxonomy</b><p><b>Supervised learning:</b> A model predicts y from x by learning from examples of (x, y) pairs. This …

Indurain, by Alasdair Fotheringham

A biography of Miguel Indurain, five-time winner of the Tour de France, two-time winner of the Giro d'Italia and one-time holder of the Hour</b> …

​9 Books About the Tour de France That Every Cyclist Should Read

Missing the Tour already? Here are nine new reads that should help tide you over until next season.

What do you do after the Louvre? Here are 10 little-known museums in Paris

The Louvre, the Pompidou and the d’Orsay in Paris are giant “must-sees” and, of course, you must visit them.<p>Smaller gems such as the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Jeu de Paume are top destinations too.<p>But I had visited them on past trips, so I was up for discoveries. What I found was an assortment …

Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …