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How Microsoft Is Making Big Impact With Machine Learning

During the last two years, Microsoft has upped the ante on Machine Learning and Analytics. From hiring top notch data scientists to acquiring niche startups, Redmond has made all the right moves to transform Azure into one of the best analytics platforms. These investments have started to pay off …

Machine Learning

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11 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Time management: it's the difference between a regular day and a disastrous 24 hour ordeal in which major projects don't get submitted, dogs don't get walked, and important prescriptions don't get picked up.<p>Some are naturally good at managing their time. Others learn. A few people scrape by due to …

Time Management

DVD player found in Tesla car in fatal May crash

WILLISTON, Fla. (Reuters) - A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a May 7 collision with a truck, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday.<p>Robert VanKavelaar shows a piece of the Tesla found in his property where the Tesla …

Florida

Four Reasons You Should Buy a Sedan Over a Small Crossover and Five Reasons Not To

Stick with tradition or follow the trend? Here's our take<p>Sedans and crossovers are the most popular body styles on sale today in the U.S. In fact, crossovers have grown so popular that they’re displacing sedans as consumers’ preferred vehicle type, even more so now that the subcompact crossover …

HP Spectre review: an ultra shiny, ultra portable MacBook competitor

If you’re looking for a premium, ultraportable laptop, there aren’t many options to be found in the Windows world. Apple’s been owning this segment of the laptop market for so long that it almost feels like other companies have given up. But they haven’t, and HP is trying its hardest to change that …

OnePlus 3 plus one case equals protection: Here are the best OnePlus 3 and 3T cases

The OnePlus 3 and 3T don’t mess about when it comes to value. The smartphones features specs that are nearly identical to those on phones that cost …

OnePlus

Happy 40th anniversary, Honda Accord!

Back in 1976, a plucky little three-door hatchback appeared on the market. It was called the Honda Accord. While it was praised at the time, people weren't exactly running around, saying the car would outlast entire brands. But it has, and now we're celebrating its 40th anniversary.<p>Over those four …

In VP search, Trump and Clinton eye different priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks — political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity …

Clinton to play Atlantic City card against Trump at campaign stop

Seeking to underscore Donald Trump’s failed business record in the very heart of his onetime casino empire, Hillary Clinton will campaign Wednesday in the washed-out seaside town of Atlantic City, an aide said.<p>Clinton will speak in a depressed town where Trump made his name in the 1980s and early …

Apple Slams Spotify, Says App Already Violates App Store Rules

Spotify says Apple is using its App Store approval process as "a weapon." Apple says that claim is a load of BS.<p>In a letter sent to Spotify general counsel Horacio Gutierrez on Friday, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell rebutted the streaming music service's June 26 allegations that Apple is …

App Store

Trump pivots backward

In new month, Trump returns to his old style.<p>DENVER — Donald Trump began July looking to turn the page on a June swoon that dulled his post-primary momentum and hurt his ability to unify a fractured Republican coalition.<p>He did so by talking mostly about his surprising victory in the GOP primary …

Netflix Is Being Sued for Raising Its Prices

If the suit goes forward, you could make money from it.<p>Did you get annoyed when Netflix decided to boost its monthly prices? One customer got so upset, he decided to sue the company.<p>According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, a customer proposed a class action lawsuit against Netflix this week, because he …

LinkedIn founder and billionaire investor Reid Hoffman: 'I'm optimistic' about the next 100 years

After an executive stint at online payments innovator PayPal, Hoffman turned that insight into LinkedIn, which launched in 2002 and has since become the default online venue for job hunting and making professional connections, fetching a price tag of $26.2 billion when it was bought by Microsoft …

Peter Thiel

Donald Trump tries to woo Colorado Republicans – with 'icon' Sarah Palin

Donald Trump had a tough job in Colorado on Friday. With Sarah Palin as his opening act, he needed to woo a gathering of deeply conservative voters in this critical swing state and make nice after offending the entire political establishment during the primary season.<p>He also needed to appeal to the …

Republicans

Mobileye says Tesla auto braking tech wasn’t designed for scenario behind fatal crash

Following yesterday’s news of the NHTSA’s investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S, Mobileye, the Israeli technology company helping power the carmaker’s Autopilot feature, has sent a statement to TechCrunch regarding the incident.<p>“We have read the account of what happened in this …

Report: HTC Nexus specs revealed (most of them, anyway)

Recent rumors may suggest that Google is designing its own Android phones this year, but that hasn’t stopped reports suggesting HTC is building two new Nexus phones.<p>Android Police says it’s acquired the specs for the larger of the two devices, codenamed Marlin:<p>Quad-core Qualcomm processor<br>• 5.5″ QHD …

In wake of fatal Tesla crash, BMW is in slow lane to roll out self-driving vehicles

A day after the disclosure of the first death in a crash involving a self-driving vehicle, BMW on Friday announced plans to release a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles by 2021.<p>In a partnership with Intel and Mobileye, the German automaker said its planned iNEXT model won't require a human in the …

Car Tech

Scientists Are Redefining the Kilogram

Stop the presses! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have made a new measurement of Planck’s constant to a highly …

Physics

Apple responds to Spotify over anticompetitive claims

The music streaming war heats up<p>Apple has responded to Spotify's claims that it is intentionally rejecting the streaming service's app to prevent it from competing with Apple Music, saying Spotify is asking for "preferential treatment" in the App Store's approval process. Apple general counsel …

Facebook Messenger has more than 11,000 bots

Facebook just moved one step closer toward making its bot ambitions a reality.<p>Just months after introducing the first bots for Facebook Messenger at …

Chatbots

Bye, Britain: Companies look to make their own Brexit after the vote to leave

LONDON — A week after the UK's vote to leave the European Union, things don't seem quite as bad as they first looked.<p>Global stock markets have …

Great Britain

The Latest: Truck firm in Tesla crash had safety violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local):<p>5:40 p.m.<p>Federal safety …

Berkshire seeks to boost its Wells Fargo stake above 10 percent

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) is seeking permission from the Federal Reserve to increase its ownership stake in Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N), after reaching the 10 percent level that could prompt increased regulatory scrutiny.<p>A Wells Fargo branch is seen in the Chicago …

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Hillary Clinton Will Attack Donald Trump's Business Record in Atlantic City

Donald Trump has pointed to his casino and hotel empire as the center of his business success. Next week, Hillary Clinton will try to take that claim …