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Obama's Chief Data Scientist Reveals How the Government Uses Big Data

Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil is the first ever Chief Data Scientist for the United States government, and he says the key to success is getting that data</i> …

These 7 Signs Will Tell You If Your Workplace is Toxic

If you're always having a case of the Mondays, then that's a clue.<p>While stress is an inherent part of working in a thriving business, it's important to distinguish between everyday stress and health-threatening stress. While some people thrive in a high-pressure environment, the stress will …

The Workplace

The Easiest Ways to Get Student Loan Relief

<i>As an independent, transparent marketplace for student loans, Credible helps borrowers understand all of their student loan repayment options.</i><p>Student loan repayments are burdensome no matter your financial situation. Those currently in repayment often opt into automatic payments to make life easier …

Time Management

Big data crunch checks San Diego's well-being

The Live Well San Diego program is getting a big boost from big data.<p>Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and UC San Diego are crunching …

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed

From a manager’s perspective, a new hire can’t come up to speed fast enough. Balancing the newcomer’s need to learn the ropes and your desire to have her quickly produce is a challenge for any time-strapped boss. What’s the best way to bring your new employee on board? Who do you enlist in the …

Three subscription services that are totally worth it

The Cheapskate hates paying monthly fees for anything, but exceptions are sometimes made. Here are three, along with totally free alternatives!<p>First things first: I obviously ruffled some feathers yesterday when I suggested that the Roku 3 was anything less than awesome. Let me clarify: It's no …

Running Python in a Browser Is More Awesome Than You Think

It started with a lab experiment for my daughter's class. The assignment was to take 200 pennies and put them in a shoe box. Shake up the box and …

Forget Big Data--Small Data Is Where the Money Lies

Big Data continues to be a big topic. Experts promise a world where the Internet of Things (IoT) proliferates and tiny, inexpensive sensors collect …

Big Data

The Future of Cloud Analytics….is Now

Every few years in our industry, we hear proclamations about how the latest technology shift is going to be the one that fundamentally reshapes IT. …

Big Data

Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

One of the great things about R is the thousands of packages users have written to solve specific problems in various disciplines -- analyzing …

Data Science

How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation

BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their …

R vs. Python: The Data Science Wars

<i>Choosing</i> the right language for data analysis can be almost as complicated as actually <i>learning</i> the language. For many reasons, R and Python are two …

Data Science
Big Data

The Easy Way To Get To 500+ In LinkedIn

We all know that having 500+ connections in LinkedIn makes a psychological impact on the viewers of our profile. We know this because we ourselves make judgments about others based on their number of connections. As it stands, you can have 20,000 connections and your profile will still say 500+. …

Writing

3 Recent Books For Budding Data Scientists And Business Executives Involved With Big Data Analytics

Now that most of the hype around big data has died down, overtaken by the buzz over the Internet of Things, we are sometimes treated to serious discussions of the state-of-the-art (or science, for that matter) in data analysis. If you are planning a career as a data scientist or you are a business …

Big Data

You can’t have Big Data until you have Good Data

Businesses are beginning to understand the need for Big Data, the large and often disparate information generated by staff, systems and …

Workforce Analytics Turns Human Resources into Strategic Business Partner

What’s the real reason why top-performers are leaving the company voluntarily? How much more revenue could sales teams generate if they had the precise combination of training and compensation they needed to do a better job? How can companies make sure the right people are in the right place short …

Data Warehousing

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them.

In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government, too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more examples below.<p>1. <b>The mortgage interest deduction for big houses</b> …

Retirement

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers have honed their ability to ask the fewest questions yielding the greatest depth of information.<p>One way they do this is by …

Cricket World Cup fever–analyzing the data with Power Query

With the 2015 Cricket World Cup in full swing, there’s all sorts of folks who are interested in digging into the details about their home team, their …

Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors

This week Hindus around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, …

Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

Going back to ancient times, the aim of storytellers has been to immerse us in an experience — of another place, time or point of view. This past week at the South by Southwest film, music and technology conferences in Austin, storytellers and great technologists showed off new ways to take us …

Retro-style games are modern classics

When it comes to games, graphics aren't everything. These retro-style games are still lots of fun thanks to awesome gameplay.<p>After reviewing Devious Dungeon, it occurred to me that the classic platformer game genre is far from dead. Even though the graphics for smartphone games have reached amazing …

With data brokers selling lists of alcoholics to big business, the feds have some thinking to do

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Comstock<p>The power of data helps Facebook find our friends and Netflix choose our movies but, as recent …

Myo’s Developer Alpha Teaser Compilation Video Showcases Gesture Control Potential

Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs is shipping out its Myo gesture control band alpha units to developers to get them building software compatible with the new hardware, and it’s already resulting in some incredibly impressive early demos. The Myo team compiled a few of those together into a single short …

The Future Of The Xbox One Is Riding On This Insane, Next-Generation Shoot-Em-Up Game

The action is set in a futuristic, war-ravaged hellscape in which battling players called pilots man colossal robotic killing machines, or Titans, in a hyperkinetic fight to the death.<p>A visual and auditory extravaganza that could bring Michael Bay to tears, it's just about as straightforward as a …

Take-Two Interactive

How Pro-Austerity Groups Lost the Deficit Wars

It’s debt ceiling time and the US economy is once again on the brink, held hostage by extremists hell-bent on forcing cuts to Medicare and Social …

Fiscal Cliff

Meet our 5 Favorite Startups from Wayra's Spanish Demo Day

The second panel was moderated by investor Jeffrey Char from J-Seed Ventures, who asked founder of Culture Japan (and Jimmy Choo’s son) Danny Choo and Viki’s CEO Razmig Hovaghimian to tell their stories. Both entrepreneurs insisted on the fact that raising venture capital wasn’t necessarily the way …