Alec Bigger

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Why these business tools are borderline genius for new-age entrepreneurs

They may provide you with limited features for a short amount of time, but they do help you get acquainted with the interface, understand the ease of use, and determine the relevance of the software to your specific needs.<p>It’s important to test before paying top dollar for task management tools (or …

Entrepreneurship

Choosing the Right Machine Learning Algorithm

Machine learning is part art and part science. When you look at machine learning algorithms, there is no one solution or one approach that fits all. …

Machine Learning

The Trailer for Unfriended: Dark Web May Make You Turn Off Your Computer for the Rest of the Day

These days, everyone is a little paranoid about online security. But no one could imagine it getting as bad as it does in the trailer for the new …

Horror

A Simple Solution for Reducing Stress at Work, According to a Time Management Expert

According to Laura Vanderkam, author of "Off the Clock."<p>Often, Laura Vanderkam will reply to an email after what feels like an “uncomfortably long …

Time Management

Crack this 200-year-old cipher and claim your $60M reward

Think you can solve a mystery that’s been baffling researchers and treasure hunters for over two hundred years? If you do — and assuming it’s not all one big 19th century prank — you might be able to claim a treasure worth millions.<p>The treasure is that of Thomas Beale, supposedly buried in Bedford …

Archaeology

App Maker, Google’s low-code tool for building business apps, comes out of beta

It’s been a year and a half since Google announced App Maker, its online tool for quickly building and deploying business apps on the web. The company has mostly remained quiet about App Maker ever since and kept it in a private preview mode, but today, it announced that the service is now …

Apps

Updated Naim products on their way

<i>Coming soon</i><p>I just wanted to let readers know that there is some cool gear winging its way to the house for review.<p>It takes a bit of time to organize …

Audiophile

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

How Exactly Do You Get Rich From Cryptocurrency?

With the meteoric rise in popularity of Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and blockchains are back in the news again. Graphics card prices have soared with …

Cryptocurrency

10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process.<p>Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the …

Machine Learning

Affordable and audiophile come together in the Creative Aurvana Trio headphones

I get a lot of headphones to try out, but don't be jealous, most aren't all that interesting. Not <i>bad</i>, just very average so there's nothing at all memorable about most of them.<p>When I popped on these Creative Aurvana Trio headphones my ears perked right up, however. The sound was anything but …

Audiophile

3 sneaky benefits of haters at work (and in life)

Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False:<p>I am aware of my professional worth.<br>• I am observant of my co-workers and our interactions.<br>• I am consistently …

Self-help

This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

Los Angeles

Hushed tones: six of the best noise-cancelling headphones

Bose QC35 II, £330<p>Bose is one of the pioneers of noise-cancelling technology and is often lauded as the best in the business. The QC35 II are the second edition of the company’s wireless noise-cancelling cans and set the standard by which everyone else is measured.<p>They’re excellent not only for …

Consumer Tech

5 Résumé Writing Tips From Experts That Will Help You Refresh The Heck Out Of Your Job Search

Thinking about finding yourself a new 9-5? It can be hard to figure out what exactly you can do to make your résumé stand out in a crowd of other, …

Employment

Webinar: Building super fast data-driven apps with Speedment and Vaadin | Events

Building highly scalable and fast applications quickly sounds like an oxymoron. And if we throw in the possibility of doing it for your current …

Webinars

Our Brains Are Too Puny to Fully Understand The Scale of The Universe

This will blow you away.<p>As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly …

Universe

Blockchain Is The Next Big Thing

Those who are skeptical of cryptocurrencies may overlook the potential for blockchain technology. While many cryptocurrencies could fail, with their …

Blockchain

Men’s Fashion Risks That Will Make You Stand Out For The Right Reasons

The only thing better than a well-dressed man is a well-dressed man who isn’t afraid to step out of the box and knows how to make a fashion …

Self-Preservation

Top 10 Best Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Tools Today

<b>Top 10 Best Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Tools For You</b><p>Artificial Intelligence is profoundly changing the way we consider technology. …

The Secrets To Resilience

<i>“There’s only one thing that’s worse than having an unhappy childhood, and that’s having a too-happy childhood.” –</i> Dylan Thomas<p>Research shows that …

Success

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

These three stocks could be poised for massive runs.<p>Eleven years after the company's 1975 founding, Bill Gates and the team at <b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) …

Investing

Cloud computing sticker shock is now a monthly occurrence at many companies

Many chief financial officers as well as CIOs are gasping at the unexpected expenses seen in their monthly cloud bills, survey finds.<p>Spinning up that …

Cloud Management

A web component that lets you integrate mathematical expressions handwriting recognition

Algebra, calculus, geometry, probability, and we could even go a thousand more mathematics topics, which are probably your nightmares. But how about …

Mathematics

Living in a Docker world

How much do you know about containers?<p>Once upon a time, I worked at a startup that was looking to “Dockerize” its backend infrastructure. This developed into a running joke where the programmers on the team would ask me if I knew what Docker was, and I would say:<p>“Yes, it’s like a boat.”<p>This would …

DevOps

Want your team to be successful? Stop treating them like kids

Leading is like parenting — everybody thinks they do a much better job than they actually do.<p>There’s a definite gap between how most executives …

What’s new for the Web — Google I/O 2018

Google finished up wrapping it’s annual conference for Developers, the Google I/O 2018. While you may not have the time to go through all the …

The 15 Most-Anticipated Thrillers & Mysteries Of Summer 2018, According To Goodreads

Looking for something to spice up your summer reading list? I've got a list for you. The 15 mysteries and thrillers below are getting major hype on …

Books

Parabola raises $2.2 million to simplify programming for employees stuck in Excel all day

While knowledge workers are handling increasingly difficult tasks — ones that may be much easier to handle with just a Python script — Alex Yaseen thinks that in the future not everyone will actually need to learn how to code.<p>Instead, he hopes that tools like the one he’s building, called Parabola, …

Employment

Best AV Receivers of 2018

The pursuit of serious home theater demands serious gear and no component is more important than the command center that sits at its core. Of course, …

Audiophile