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Alleged NSA hack group Shadow Brokers releases new trove of exploits

Shadow Brokers, the group behind last year’s release of hacking exploits allegedly used by the National Security Agency, has dropped another trove of files. In a Medium post today, the hacker group offered up a password giving free access to files it had previously tried to auction off.<p>The Shadow …

Here's What Happens If You Workout With Virtual Reality For A Month

<i>This story appeared in the March 29, 2017 issue of Level Up by Forbes newsletter.</i><p>Want your stationary bike to transform into an airborne, missile-dodging helicopter? Or a horseback chase of jailbroken bandits? <i>Forbes</i> contributor Zara Stone gave the VR exercise regimen a try, atop the VirZoom bike. …

Wall Street 'Stockmarket Of Apps' Crowdfund Scores $100,000 From Blockchain Exchange

A platform creating so-called ‘Kickstarter for Apps’ on the Blockchain, U.S.-inspired Apptrade, has received a $100,000 boost from the world’s first blockchain-powered conglomerate midway through its two-month crowdsale. Investment terms of their crowdfund campaign have also improved the …

There be dragons: dataviz in the industry

I started being serious about data visualization around 2005, when the field was still pretty niche and people like Martin Wattenberg, Ben Fry, …

R Correlation Tutorial

(This article was first published on <b>DataCamp Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>In this tutorial, you explore a number of data visualization …

NAZI Booty - Is This Hitlers Shotgun?

NAZI Booty – Is This Hitler’s Shotgun?<p><i>Story and photographs by the team at Legacy Collectibles</i><p><b>T</b>owards the end of the HBO miniseries <i>Band of Brothers</i>, …

The top 10 sources of data for international development research

Data visualisations,Land rights,Technology,Research and development,Conflict and development,Climate change,Impact and effectiveness,Aid,Trade and development,Global development professionals network<p>Where should you go if you want reliable, detailed data on fragile states, land grabs or trade deals?<p>…

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Así es el dopaje tecnológico en el ciclismo y toda la innovación que hay en él

Nos encontramos en plena <b>Vuelta a España</b>, la prueba más importante de nuestro panorama ciclista y todo un clásico en las siestas de verano. Tres …

La belleza de un arte olvidado: cartografía antigua

Los mapas antiguos representan mucho más que los territorios representados, así como momentos clave para la historia y la concepción del mundo a …

Bayes's Theorem: What's the Big Deal?

I’m not sure when I first heard of Bayes’ theorem. But I only really started paying attention to it over the last decade, after a few of my wonkier …

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

¿El LSD podría quitar la ansiedad?

Polémico estudio que va en contra de la propaganda anti-psicodélica.<p>No existía un estudio controlado con LSD realizado en cuatro décadas, pero ahora, …

Calculus is Not as Hard as you Think

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”<p><i>Albert Einstein</i><p>Our journey begins with a fictitious character whom we shall call …

Mathematics

Hollywood para la yihad del Estado Islámico

De julio de 2014 a este viernes, el IS ha distribuido 1.001 vídeos de propaganda muy eficaz inspirados en el cine y los videojuegos<p>El origen del …

Futuramarkets, usando un mercado para predecir el futuro

Una forma muy eficiente de predecir el futuro suelen ser los mercados. No es que no fallen, por supuesto, pero con un número suficiente de …

Best Online Stock Brokers for Beginners 2018

<b>NerdWallet</b> offers financial tools and advice to help people understand their options and make the best possible decisions. The guidance we offer and …

Investing

How the Rapid Rise of Robo-Advisers is Changing the Way We Invest

In the financial tech industry, businesses offering automated investment services are flourishing at a faster rate than usual. Here are 3 significant factors that explain the boom.<p>Startups in the financial technology industry are tackling a number of problems.<p>Some process your payments digitally, …