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The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

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The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

14 of the coolest places to hang out in LA, according to the startup execs who work there

Communities like Santa Monica, Venice, and West Hollywood — where many startups have set up shop — are known for their proximity to the beach and laid-back lifestyle.<p>But Los Angeles is much more than sun and sand — there's a huge food and drink scene to enjoy there as well. Startup execs can sample …

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

DIY isn’t always the easiest way to do something, but it’s usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let’s check out some great …

11 impossible tech interview questions you don't want to be asked

But they're also some of the most popular companies in Silicon Valley and extremely difficult to get into.<p>These 11 questions and suggested answers we found on Glassdoor will help you better prepare for a potential job interview with them.

Do not Track: an online, interactive documentary about who’s watching you

Brett Gaylor is creator and director of the show that reveals how we are being followed online by a host of companies<p>“I know right now that this is the country you live in,” says a seemingly omnipotent narrator as an image of the Queen flashes up on my screen. “I know that it is a nice morning. I …

I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons

Photograph: PR/PR<p>Can there be an ultimate answer to Ida’s question, ‘and then?’ ... Ida<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/13/1428943719057/c78e4aa5-04be-4507-b8d1-a77aa235ec3c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR/PR<p>Can there be an ultimate answer to Ida’s question, ‘and …

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130 Inspirational Quotes About Taxes

In this world, nothing is certain except death, taxes and "inspirational quote" posts on Inc.com<p>Taxes got you feeling blue? Don't despair! Here are a slew of famous (and not so famous) quotes to make your tax season a bit less taxing. Enjoy!<p><i>Adam Smith:</i> "Little else is requisite to carry a state to …

Income Inequality

Snapchat wants to change online news and save respected news brands from dying

In addition to discussing why his company wants to get into music, Spiegel talked about how other platforms, like Twitter, encourage poor news consumption and journalism tactics.<p>"The first [problem with feed based media is that] the fastest story wins and that means a lot of times, you make …

Banks Beware: TransferWise Raises $58 Million To Go Global

TransferWise, a money transfer startup that uses peer-to-peer technology to charge significantly less than banks to send money abroad, has raised $58 million in new funding from venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz, and at a valuation of $1 billion according to the <i>Financial Times</i>. Andreesen’s …

The Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn

Because, really, what ARE the rules?<p>You rely on LinkedIn a lot, right? Us too, but here's an arresting professional thought: We're doing it wrong.<p>Like, <i>are</i> you supposed to accept all the invitations you get, or does that mess with the algorithm of your network (or something)? Is there a way to …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …