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How to be smarter with money: 8 simple secrets

Everyone wants to know what the next great investment is. But that’s the wrong question. If you want to make money over the long haul, picking …

Personal Finance

Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

Timsort: A very fast , O(n log n), stable sorting algorithm built for the real world — not constructed in academia.<p>Timsort is a sorting algorithm …

A Beginner’s Intro to Using Histograms to Check and Nail Exposure

Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from …

Barack Obama Shares His Lessons Learned on Leadership and Power

The power and responsibilities of the U.S. presidency are unique and unmatched—only 44 people have ever had the job. On Tuesday, former President …

Why UX Design For Machine Learning Matters

How you make machine learning transparent to users is one of the great design challenges of our time—but a necessary one.<p>Machine learning is going to radically change product design. But what is the future of machine learning? Is it the singularity, flying cars, voiceless commands, or an Alexa that …

How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Configuring The Software (Part 2)

In the first article of this series, we walked through how to put together the hardware board and all of its additional components into a single rig. …

Web Design

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Startups

Startups in the Arab world

“COULD Beirut become the Silicon Valley of the Middle East?” So asked a Lebanese news website in 2015. With an educated population, relatively …

Startups

I would break this iPhone 8 concept in 10 seconds or less

This iPhone 8 concept is actually close to what the iPhone 8 is rumored to look like. That’s rare for a concept mockup, and also bad news for those …

Data Scientists Are The Next UX Designers | Articles | Big Data Innovation Magazine

Traditionally when we think of UX design, it is around how people design websites, apps and the layout of digital products. It allows people to move …

This is how much the top 1% makes in each state

Being in the top 1% of earners in the U.S. means making at least $389,436. To citizens of some states, that number might actually seem low.<p>A new …

Apple exec explains why the company has not brought iMessage to Android

Prior to WWDC, a report emerged claiming that Apple would at long last unveil iMessage for Android. Seeing how Apple had made its streaming music service available on Android, many found this report to be somewhat plausible. As you’re probably aware of by now, however, iMessage for Android was …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity

Ryan Falvey Contributor<p>Ryan Falvey is the managing director of the Financial Solutions Lab at the Center for Financial Services Innovation.<p>Fintech is in the midst of a golden age of investment and innovation. According to KPMG and CB Insights, investments in fintech startups doubled between 2014 …

President Obama Wants $4 Billion to Bring Computer Science to All Schools

But the administration needs congressional approval for most of those billions.<p>In his weekly radio address, President Obama is calling for more than $4 billion in spending to help bring computer science into the curriculum of all elementary, middle and high schools.<p>“Today’s auto mechanics aren’t …

Obama Administration

Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon Books is now open for business in Seattle. The floor is hardwood and the shelves and displays are weighed down by beautiful, physical books. It looks and smells like any ordinary bookstore.<p>But make no mistake. It’s anything but. …

eCommerce

The 25 fintech 'unicorns' worth over $1 billion ranked by value

Valuations in the sector are also sky-rocketing as more money floods in. Many companies are now reaching the fabled "unicorn" status — the term in the tech industry for companies worth $1 billion (£640 million) or more.<p>Earlier this year conference organiser Finovate pulled together a list of all …

Peer-to-peer

Business Of Consulting: Firms Target MBAs To Charge Up Digital Innovation

The business of consulting has a newfound zest. Digital service lines are charging up consultancy practices as clients scramble to harness the power …

Innovation

Apple offers kids free ‘Hour of Code’ programming classes

Apple is once again supporting Code.org’s “Hour of Code” initiative by offering a range of workshops and other special events for kids aged 6 and above at Apple Stores around the world.<p>Other participating tech companies include Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. Apple is presenting a range of …

The Basics of Histograms for Beginner Photographers

Here’s a short 4-minute video in which photography instructor Karl Taylor offers a basic explanation of histograms for photographers who are just …

Disrupting Mr Disrupter

TWENTY years ago a then obscure academic at Harvard Business School published a career-making article in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> (<i>HBR</i>), warning …

5 More Shots Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

How varied is your photography repertoire? How diverse is your skill set? Mastering a particular kind of shot is important — essential, even. But …

Why is the US killing its fintech industry?

The World Economic Forum recently reported that the fintech industry can close a $2 trillion funding gap for small businesses globally. If given the right conditions, the industry can therefore power entrepreneurship the world over. Yet the United States, home to some of the most generous and …

World Economic Forum

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Uniqlo is using neuroscience to help you find the perfect shirt

Have you ever walked into a store and been overwhelmed by choice? Well, Uniqlo wants to read your brain and help you quit waffling.<p>On Wednesday, the …

Forget Apps, Now The Bots Take Over

As the number of mobile apps increases while the size of our mobile screens decreases, we’re reaching the limits of the mobile “OS + apps” paradigm. It’s getting harder to download, set up, manage and switch between so many apps on our mobile device. Most mobile users only use a handful of apps …

This Could Change How You Do Your Sets and Reps Forever

New study helps take (most of) the guesswork out of training<p>Imagine this: A friend raves about his new workout program. It’s the best he’s ever experienced. (Which is exactly what he said about his last girlfriend, although you’re too polite to mention it.) He’s getting stronger every workout, and …

Exercise

Editing humanity

THE genome is written in an alphabet of just four letters. Being able to read, study and compare DNA sequences for humans, and thousands of other …

Genetics

Facebook cofounder slams Silicon Valley's misguided work-life balance

Silicon Valley businesses are making life unpleasant for their employees, according to the cofounder of one of the most successful technology …