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U.A.E. Raises the Stakes to Stop Foreigners From Leaving Dubai

The United Arab Emirates is taking its most drastic steps yet to stop Saudi Arabia or Qatar from encroaching on its lead in attracting foreign …

Saudi Arabia

World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia to show all 64 matches illegally after banning Qatar channel beIN Sports in diplomatic row

A diplomatic row means Saudi Arabia will be pirating all 64 matches of the World Cup after banning the sports channel in rival Qatar, which owns the …

Saudi Arabia

How Nike’s self-lacing shoe was created, in six questions

There’s a quick but memorable moment in the 1989 movie <i>Back to the Future II</i> where Marty McFly, an American teenager transported decades forward to 2015, encounters a futuristic pair of Nike hightop sneakers. He slips his feet into them, and to his amazement, they automatically cinch, the laces …

Shoes

How These Startups are Digitizing Car Maintenance

Using analytics and IoT, these startups are bringing about a difference<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>At roughly $20-30 billion, as per various estimates, the opportunity at least in …

Startups

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

Pompeo’s Message to Saudis? Enough Is Enough: Stop Qatar Blockade

RIYADH, Saudi Arabi — As Saudi Arabia considers digging a moat along its border with Qatar and dumping nuclear waste nearby, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on his first overseas trip as the nation’s top diplomat with a simple message: Enough is enough.<p>Patience with what is viewed …

Middle East

Bosch announces 'breakthrough' in diesel technology

German auto parts supplier Bosch has said it has developed a new and cleaner exhaust technology that will end the current debate about dirty diesels. …

Jeff Bezos Absolutely Killed It With this Brilliant Customer Support Hack

A customer support executive learns the hard way that it's a hugely dumb idea to shovel BS on the big guy.<p>I don't know about you, but I dread calling customer service, regardless of the company I'm calling.<p>Most of the time, I end up on hold for what seems like forever, listening to music that's …

FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants 48 teams at Qatar World Cup but Qatar can’t host that alone

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is keen on hastening the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar, a move that might …

Qatar: America's Biggest Little Ally in the Middle East

Opinion<p>Posted: Apr 11, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>If one were to …

Middle East

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

Here's Why Facebook Just Gained $21 Billion in Value

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced off with a room full of senators on Tuesday in what many believed would be a tough grilling about privacy in the …

Cambridge Analytica

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

UC Berkeley Is Offering Data Science, Its Fastest-Growing Course Ever, for Free Online

It's worth passing along a message from UC Berkeley. According to its news service, the "fastest-growing course in UC Berkeley’s history — …

Microsoft open-sources original File Manager from the ‘90s so it can run on Windows 10

A true example of backward compatibility<p>Microsoft is releasing the source code for its original Windows File Manager from nearly 28 years ago. Originally released for Windows 3.0, the File Manager was a replacement for managing files through MS-DOS, and allowed Windows users to copy, move, delete, …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Your WhatsApp buddies might be spying on you with this invasive new app (Update)

If you rely on WhatsApp to message friends and family, it’s important to know that the service lets your contacts know about when you’re available to chat, and whether you’ve read their texts.<p>That’s not all: Lifehacker has spotted Chatwatch, a new iOS app that uses WhatsApp’s public online/offline …

Apps

Mueller probe witness secretly backed UAE agenda targeting Qatar in US Congress

A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump received millions of dollars from a political adviser to the United Arab Emirates last April, just weeks …

Infographics Show How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together

Ask anyone who's pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they'll almost certainly …

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

Forget Data Scientists And Hire A Data Translator Instead?

You can invest in data technologies and collect all the data you can possibly imagine, but it’s worthless if it’s not analyzed or communicated to decision-makers so that action can be taken from the insights. Some organizations attempt to communicate data findings across departments of an …

Language

One Hundred Years Later, the Madness of Daylight Saving Time Endures

One hundred years after Congress passed the first daylight saving legislation, lawmakers in Florida this week passed the “Sunshine Protection Act,” …

How to Write an Irresistible Elevator Pitch

You need a teaser--and you need it for a few reasons<p><i>How do I write an effective elevator pitch? What should an elevator pitch look like on paper? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Todd</b> …

Gulf states considering plans to bring end to Saudi-led Qatar boycott

Two sides to be urged to relax curbs on civilian movements as first step to wider deal<p>Gulf states are studying plans to break the deadlock over the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar by persuading the two sides to agree to relax restrictions on civilian movements as the first step to a wider deal.<p>The …

Middle East

Senator Says Jared Kushner Must Go If He Shaped Foreign Policy To Aid Family Business

The White House aide allegedly turned on Qatar after the country failed to invest in a troubled Kushner property.<p>Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Sunday “if it’s true” that White House senior adviser Jared Kushner swayed U.S. foreign policy against Qatar for personal financial reasons, he “has to …

Jared Kushner

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

Engineering

Istanbul airport gains transit passenger share from Gulf | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Major airports in the Gulf are losing out to Istanbul on lucrative transfer traffic this year as Turkey recovers from security worries, according to data from travel data analysis company Forward Keys.<p>FILE PHOTO: The departure display board is pictured at the international …

North Africa

The 5 Clustering Algorithms Data Scientists Need to Know

Clustering is a Machine Learning technique that involves the grouping of data points. Given a set of data points, we can use a clustering algorithm …

An Introductory Guide to Regularized Greedy Forests (RGF) with a case study in Python

Introduction<p>As a data scientist participating in multiple machine learning competition, I am always on the lookout for “not-yet-popular” algorithms. …

Data Science

Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It

DOHA, Qatar — For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy.<p>As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his parents flew the German tennis star to Qatar to give their son lessons. A lifelong sports fanatic, he later bought a French soccer team, …

Saudi Arabia