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How to scrape websites with Python and BeautifulSoup

There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable …

Python Programming

The truth about the 'Can you hear me?' scam

It might not be as rampant as previously thought.<p>You've probably gotten the call. It starts with a question like, "Are you a homeowner?" or "Can you hear me?"<p>The point of these questions, it turns out, might be to get you to say, "Yes."<p>According to some reports, your "yes" could then be used to …

This open source tool from MIT Data Lab will change how you see big data

Data USA is an atlas that helps business, government agencies, and schools make better, faster decisions by visualizing big data in fresh ways.<p>In the …

Big Data

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Python Programming

Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table

With kids consuming half their sugar quota first thing, it’s no wonder they’re getting diabetes and liver disease. We have to fight corporate interests<p>Breakfast is considered by most nutrition experts, including Public Health England, to be the most important meal of the day. It gets your brain and …

Nutrition

What Is Machine Learning And Why Is It Important?

<i>A beginner’s guide to artificial neural networks</i><p>At the end of 2016, it’s hard to escape the cultural influence of artificial intelligence. The …

Water your plants while you're away with this simple tip

Head over to your recycling bin and grab a couple of these to keep your plants alive while you're on vaycay.<p>Don't pay someone to water your plants while you're on vacation. Save that money for some sweet flip-flops and, instead, rummage through your recycling bin. All you need to make a automatic …

Can't Find Two Trees to String Up Your Hammock? Just Use Your Car

What’s the point of going camping if at some point you don’t get to lazily lounge around in a hammock? It’s an essential part of escaping to the …

Microsoft makes its deep learning tools available to all

The same internal, deep learning tools that Microsoft engineers used to build its human-like speech recognition engine, as well as consumer products like Skype Translator and Cortana, are now available for public use. Redmond announced today that it is open-sourcing the Cognitive Toolkit that has …

The State of Enterprise Machine Learning

October 26, 2016 Thomas Dinsmore<p>For a topic that generates so much interest, it is surprisingly difficult to find a concise definition of machine …

How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point

Instead of getting rid of that old and busted Wi-Fi router, you can use it instead to extend the Wi-Fi coverage of your home. Here's how.<p>A network needs only one router to function. That said, when you replace your old Wi-Fi router with a better faster one, you can spend time trying to convince …

Wi-Fi
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Motorcycles
Kids

5 Super Simple DIY Skincare Hacks

Taking good care of your skin can sometimes feel like a moving target. Those thick moisturizers you actively avoid during the hot and humid summer months are likely the exact thing you should be reaching for come December and January.<p>Chances are you don't have a bottomless bank account--or endless …

Skin Care

7 Ways to Keep your Fridge Spick and Span

When we remodeled our kitchen, we did a ton of research on refrigerators! The winner was a big bright white, energy efficient, sexy (yes, fridges can be sexy) number! Having a big fridge has its pros and cons. The more space you have the more you tend to fill it up, which unfortunately leads to …

Gardening

Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

Real-time prediction Amazon Machine Learning

Amazon AWS provides a service called <b>Amazon Machine Learning</b>. It is a service that makes it easy for developers of all skill levels to use <i>machine</i> …

British scientists win Nobel prize in physics for work so baffling it had to be described using bagels

Explaining why three British professors won the Noble prize for physics wasn’t rocket science. It was harder.<p>So yesterday the Nobel committee chose the medium of pastries to illustrate how David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz changed the world with their groundbreaking …

Physics

This Is the Number One Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

Woman sues parents over embarrassing childhood Facebook photos

I can’t stand it when parents upload Facebook photos of their kids in the bath, or on the toilet. You know who else will probably hate that? The kids, 15 years later.<p>So it makes sense that an 18-year-old woman in Carinthia, Austria is actually suing her parents to get such photos taken down.<p>“They …

Privacy

How Microsoft built a computer so good, even Apple wanted to copy it

They were there to launch the Surface Pro 3, the newest version of Microsoft's tablet.<p>"This is a big day," Nadella told Panay. "Let's get it right."<p>The pressure was on: The first generation of Surface tablets had performed so badly in the market, Microsoft had to take a $900 million write-down for …

Satya Nadella

What's Missing in Today's Social Media (According to This CEO)

He has a point ...<p>Some people see social media as a place where anything goes--and in a sense, that's true. Technically, you can post whatever you want, whenever you want. But the real question is: What are you looking to get out of it? Are you trying to build a personal brand? Do you want to sell …

Your device's battery status can be used to track you online

There are a myriad of ways you can be tracked online – from supercookies, to canvas fingerprinting and malware. Now you can add your device’s battery status to the list, according to research by Steve Engelhard and Arvind Narayanan – two academics from Stanford University.<p>The attack takes advantage …

APIs

Mercedes-Benz's vision for the city bus involves lots of autonomy

It's rather fetching...for a bus.<p>Last week, Mercedes-Benz dipped its toes into the world of sport with a gorgeous concept golf cart. It's keeping the theme of non-car transportation alive this week with the Future Bus, its vision for the future of public transportation.<p>At the heart of this concept …

Modi cabinet expansion: 19 new ministers today, poll-bound states a factor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other cabinet Minsters.<p>Nineteen new faces are set to be inducted in the Union Council of Ministers Tuesday when …

India

How-To: Show the size of folders in the Finder on Mac [Video]

The Finder’s list view is my favorite way to view the folders and files within the macOS Finder, because it provides a wealth of information via columns that can be sorted on.<p>One thing that you won’t find when using the Finder’s default list view is the cumulative size of the Folders contained …

Video Tutorials

Learn to be a data scientist

Through this course you'll understand what a data scientist encounters daily as well as a dose of corrupt data, anomalies and irregularities.<p><i>ZDNet</i> …

Big Data Analytics – $50 Billion Dollar Market By 2019

Big Data Analytics Market Big data analytics, the employment of advanced analytic techniques against enormous and diverse data sets, enables …

Big Data

Introducing xda: R package for exploratory data analysis

(This article was first published on <b>R Language – the data science blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>This R package contains several tools to …

Data Science