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Just in from Canadian photographer Brenda Liu, this beautiful garden pavilion she shot for Toronto based Shawn Freeman Architect.<p><i>“This pavilion is</i> …

Cubs fans' baseball-themed gender reveal gets dashed by unhittable pitch

A pair of Cubs fans took to Wrigleyville over the weekend to celebrate their baby’s gender reveal with the old exploding baseball.<p>It was a great idea for any expecting (and baseball loving) couple. The execution of this gender reveal, though, could have gone better.<p>It’s a boy!<p>The father’s best …

Chicago Cubs

Choosing the Right Machine Learning Algorithm

Machine learning is part art and part science. When you look at machine learning algorithms, there is no one solution or one approach that fits all. …

Machine Learning

12 Ways Businesses Can Better Serve People With Disabilities

By Tiffiny Carlson, The Mobility Resource<p>A smart business strives to appeal to as many customers as possible and customers with disabilities love to shop and spend money as much as the next guy. There are over 48.9 million living with a disability in the U.S.<p>Taking notice and appreciating our …

Wearable tech liberates disabled

It has been 18 years since Tammie Lou Van Sant held a camera. But nearly two decades after a car accident left her paralyzed from the chest down, Van …

Boy, 10, Got Company To Build A Wheelchair-Friendly Playground So He And His Brother Could Play

These siblings epitomize brotherly love.<p>Cayden Long, 9, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. His family was accustomed to driving almost an hour away to use a playground he could access, Good Morning America reported.<p>Big brother Conner, 10, wasn't shy speaking out about the injustice. He …

Nike Launches Flyease, Changing The Game For People With Disabilities

The company's groundbreaking shoe technology is the first of its kind.<p>For college sophomore Matthew Walzer, simply putting on his shoes was an impossible task. Lacking the dexterity to get his foot in and out of his shoes, the Florida teen, who was born with cerebral palsy, had to enlist the help …

Shoes

Why You Shouldn’t Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Cuts (and 3 More Home Health Hacks That Don’t Work)

These DIY remedies don’t deliver—and they may cause some serious side effects<p>You can’t run to your doctor for every minor injury or ailment. But sometimes playing M.D. at home can actually make your health problems worse.<p>Check out the DIY treatments doctors would never order—and the protocols they …

Ohio State University

​This At-Home Health Tool Is Wrong 70% Of the Time

Which is yet another reason you should actually visit your doctor<p>If you’ve been checking up on your blood pressure from home, it’s more than likely you’ve gotten skewed results. Home blood pressure monitors are wrong more often than not, according to a new study in the <i>American Journal of</i> …

AsthmaMD revamps app, adds unconnected peak flow meter

AsthmaMD has revamped and released a new version of its app and also launched a new product, the AsthmaMD Peak Flow Meter, which is meant to be used …

4 Must Dos for Making the Transition from Work to Retirement

You may find it hard to believe but retirement can mess with your mind. The transition out of working life to our hard-won retirement freedom can be …

Retirement

U of T researchers design algorithm that dupes facial recognition detectors | The Star

In the fight for more privacy online, University of Toronto researchers have devised an algorithm to sabotage facial recognition technology.<p>Called an …

Machine Learning

This algorithm is quickly clearing old marijuana convictions in San Francisco

Now that weed is legal in California, people with old marijuana arrests can have their records cleared. Code for America, working with the SF District Attorney’s office, built a system to quickly find which people were eligible, and fill out their paperwork for them.<p>When Proposition 64 legalized …

How is blockchain algorithm put into operation

Insights on top 100 companies and merchants accepting Bitcoin as of June 2018 and July 2018<p>The cryptocurrencies have finally come to its mainstream …

Blockchain

Instagram reveals the secret sauce powering its algorithm

Tech<p>ADAM ROSENBERGJun 3, 2018<p>Instagram is chill with the decision it made two years ago to ditch the chronological feed in favor of an algorithm. The …

San Francisco

What happens if IoT security doesn’t get solved?

Sometimes, confirmation of the obvious can be really important. At least, that’s how I felt when I saw a new Bain & Company report, <i>Cybersecurity Is</i> …

Internet of Things

REVIEW: 6 enterprise-scale IoT platforms

There's little need to tell anyone in IT that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a big deal and that it's growing insanely fast; BI Intelligence …

Internet of Things

Microsoft just rolled out a paid version of Windows with extended IoT support

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Microsoft announced a major change to its operating system (OS) for IoT devices at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week, …

Software

Road Trip: San Francisco to San Luis Obispo, California

<i>See the previous segments of our year-long trek:</i><p>Mile 28 | Half Moon Bay: Nature Break<p>Follow California Highway 1 as it slips south out of San …

California

Google Publishes New Algorithm Research by @martinibuster

Google published a research paper about a new machine learning algorithm. It proposes a new way to rank websites.The post Google Publishes New …

Math Can’t Solve Everything: Questions We Need To Be Asking Before Deciding an Algorithm is the Answer

Across the globe, algorithms are quietly but increasingly being relied upon to make important decisions that impact our lives. This includes …

Algorithm could provide harvesting of hand-picked crops

Farmers are the most recent recipients in a universe of information investigation. In the course of recent years, exactness agribusiness has been …

Farming

The next big thing in journalism might be algorithm reporters

The Future Today Institute identified 14 trends for news media that have a high degree of certainty and a possible immediate impact and urges news …

Bay Area things to do for fun off the beaten path

One of our favorite things about living in the Bay Area is, no matter how long you've lived here, there are always new things to discover. You could live here for decades and still have never visited Berkeley's secret hot tub, the brewery with the best views of San Francisco, or the East Bay …

San Francisco

IIT Madras develops algorithms that learn like humans

It is known that DeepMind, the company which was acquired by Google, produced an algorithm called AlphaGo that beat the world’s number one at the Go …

Artificial Intelligence

Smart Sensors Fulfilling The Promise Of The IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about making life simpler and more exciting for consumers by interconnecting the world around them. But how can …

Oakland's 6 Best Delivery Pizzerias

Craving pizza but don’t want to brave the sit-down scene?<p>Order out.<p>But if you’re going to have a pizza (or two, or three) delivered, you’ll have to …

Italian Food

Tanya Holland Will Bring Brown Sugar Kitchen to the Ferry Building

<b>Brown Sugar Kitchen</b>chef/owner Tanya Holland will bring her celebrated soul food to San Francisco’s Ferry Building, taking over the space left empty by Il Cane Rosso, which declined to renew its lease last year. Holland is already in the midst of expanding her small but mighty West Oakland …

Golden State Warriors

AI Programs Are Learning to Exclude Some African-American Voices - MIT Technology Review

All too often people make snap judgments based on how you speak. Some AI systems are also learning to be prejudiced against some dialects. And as …