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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 …

IBM Just Committed Cultural and Creative Suicide | Inc.com

For years, IBM has touted its "work from home" policy as a reason for its continued success.<p>And rightly so. IBM's financial performance has shown steady improvement ever since the mid-'90s, when the internet made "work from home" practical, using tools that IBM pioneered, like email, groupware, and …

Digital Marketing

Exploring the preconfigured browser-based Linux Cloud Shell built into the Azure Portal

At BUILD a few weeks ago I did a demo of the Azure Cloud Shell, now in preview. It's pretty fab and it's built into the Azure Portal and lives in …

Linux

The Strange Loop in Deep Learning

Douglas Hofstadter in his book “I am a Strange Loop” coined this idea:<p>In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are …

Elon Musk has discovered a new passion in life — and it could be Tesla's best product yet

But what are supercar-fast electric vehicles and low-Earth orbits in the face of ... roofing.<p>Against all odds, Musk has become perhaps the biggest booster in the history of the roofing business, thanks to a new Tesla product, the Solar Roof, that officially went on sale Wednesday.<p>It's the first …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

How I went from zero to San Francisco software engineer in 12 months

One year ago, I was working part-time as a route setter at a rock climbing gym in Tennessee. Today I’m working as a software engineer at a cyber-security startup in San Francisco.<p>My journey to this point has been unforgettable and life-changing. And yet as challenging as everything was, I think …

San Francisco

Using fetch() and reduce() to grab and format data from an external API - A practical guide

Today we’re going to learn how to get and manipulate data from an external API. We’ll use a practical example from one of my current projects that …

New infrared scanner captures sharp 3D images in milliseconds

3D scanners are getting better at creating 3D models of real-world objects, but consumer-grade devices tend to only handle small items, or scan with …

Meet the 21-Year-Old Woman Who Is Plotting the Future of VR

Duong is one of those young mavens who is both highly adaptive and willing to take chances, which makes her well suited for the high-stakes slings …

2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI

There’s no doubt that there are currently three big trends in business models: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI). From the still-fragmented internet of things to rapid fluctuations in computing paradigms to how AI is reshaping how we live, everybody’s talking about …

Artificial Intelligence

Python Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.May 2017)

<b>Between March and April 2017,</b> we’ve ranked nearly 1,550 Python articles to pick the Top 10 stories (0.65% chance) that can help advance your …

Makness 3D Printer Designed For The Home (video)

Makness a team of developers based in Barcelona Spain, has created a new 3D printing system which has been designed for the home environment and to …

3D Printing

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Lots of issues that affect Americans' daily lives will likely come up at Monday night's first presidential debate.<p>Here's a cheat sheet of what to know about a host of issues of significance, from taxes and jobs to the military and immigration:<p><b>Taxes</b><p>Donald Trumpwants to cut income tax rates while …

Presidential Debate