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Google publishes a JavaScript style guide. Here are some key lessons.

For anyone who isn’t already familiar with it, Google puts out a style guide for writing JavaScript that lays out (what Google believes to be) the …

JavaScript

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

China Goes All In on the Transit Revolution

Just one city's fleet of electric buses is bigger than the five largest North American bus fleets combined.<p>In 2009, the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen rolled out its first electric city bus. As of May of this year, it had 14,500 of them on the road -- and by the end of this month, the city plans …

Transportation

Estonia, the Digital Republic

Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, …

Europe

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

Climate Change

How I cut my $80-a-week grocery budget in half without eating less

<b>• Kenny Gould followed one of the USDA's food plans for a month. It cut his normal grocery budget almost in half — from $80 to $42.</b><p><b>• He shopped at a different store each week: his local chain, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and a food co-op.</b><p><b>• He was able to buy plenty of healthy food and still save</b> …

Personal Finance

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It | Inc.com

I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how this works on both psychological and spiritual levels.<p>You Need To Decide What You …

Self-improvement

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Deep Learning

7 potential bidders, a call to Amazon, and an ultimatum: How the Whole Foods deal went down

The day that Amazon and Whole Foods announced their $13.7 billion merger that shook the grocery industry, a giddy John Mackey couldn't hide his enthusiasm.<p>The grocer's CEO regaled a crowd of his employees with a tale of "love at first sight," describing the moment the two companies met on a "blind …

Private Equity

Is IBM Watson A 'Joke'?

On the May 8th edition of <i>Closing Bell</i> on CNBC, venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, created quite a stir in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) circles, when he took on IBM Watson, Big Blue’s AI platform.<p>“Watson is a joke, just to be completely honest,” …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p><b>Article featured: Inc., Time, Observer, Business.com, Life Hacker, &</b> …

Ozlo releases a suite of APIs to power your next conversational AI

Building on its promise to give the entrenched a run for their money, conversational AI startup Ozlo is making its meticulously crafted knowledge layer available for purchase today. Ozlo’s new suite of APIs that includes tools for both expressing knowledge and understanding language will help to …

Chatbots

How corporate dark money is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic

A secretive network of business lobbyists has long held sway in US politics. Now their allies in the UK government are planning a Brexit that plays into their hands<p>It took corporate America a while to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, especially on trade, horrified business leaders. Many …

Chris Grayling

Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success

AWS was launched as little more than a way to buy space and time on Amazon’s computers. Now it powers Netflix, Airbnb and the Ministry of Justice<p>Amazon is big. In its last financial quarter, it sold $32bn (£25.6bn) worth of stuff worldwide, including $6bn of media, $10bn of sales outside North …

Cloud Computing

Node.JS Top 10 Articles of the Year (v.2017)

<b>For the past year</b>, we’ve ranked nearly 8,500 Node.JS articles to pick the Top 10 stories (0.12% chance) that can help you prepare your development …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Primer On Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This Post is by David Kelnar, Investment Director & HeadThe post The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Primer On Artificial Intelligence (AI) appeared …

Machine Learning

7 Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch in 2017 | Inc.com

It's poised to be an exciting year in artificial intelligence. Last year, artificial intelligence deals topped a billion for the first time. The White House started publishing reports on AI and the economy. Samsung just announced a new $150 million fund for early-stage AI startups. Their recent …

Artificial Intelligence

Top JavaScript Frameworks & Topics to Learn in 2017

The popularity of JavaScript has led to a very vibrant ecosystem of technologies, frameworks, and libraries. Along with all the amazing diversity and …

You Might Not Need TypeScript (or Static Types)

TypeScript has gained a lot of popularity since the Angular 2 project decided to adopt it and write all their documentation examples in TypeScript, …

BERNSTEIN: China's insane spending on robotics is fundamentally changing capitalism

That may not sound seismic. After all, the industrial revolution happened hundreds of years ago and manufacturing jobs have been the minority of all jobs in the West for decades. But Bernstein is arguing that the nature of capitalism is undergoing a fundamental change.<p>Analysts Michael W. Parker and …

Manufacturing

How to Learn Machine Learning, The Self-Starter Way

Why Learn Machine Learning?<p>Massive Global Demand<p>The demand for machine learning is booming all over the world. Entry salaries start from $100k – …

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

column | Research<p>Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Nov 9, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, …

Machine Learning

10 top UI trends for 2017

<i>At</i> <i>Generate San Francisco</i> <i>on 9 June, Aaron Gustafson will demonstrate how interfaces can smartly morph to meet their users’ needs — slow connections,</i> …

32GB iPhone 7 significantly slower than more expensive versions, tests show

Testing shows 32GB iPhone 7 is slower and Intel-based iPhone 7 Plus has worse signal than 128 or 256GB versions<p>Not all iPhone 7s are born equally, according to new tests, which appear to show the cheapest, 32GB versions are significantly slower than the more expensive 128 or 256GB versions and that …

Mobile Technology

Achieving 20ms server response time with Server Side Rendering and caching

We all love ReactJs for it’s rendering performance, modularity and the freedom it gives to choose your stack. But there is one thing that makes it …

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

GIF Animations