Arushi Kothari

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13 Overrated Literary Classics, and What to Read Instead

When it comes to reading, everybody’s got to start somewhere, but there’s a reason that the standard American high school reading curriculum is …

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

How Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Uses AI And Machine Learning

Baidu is currently considered to be pack leader amongst the Chinese internet giants as they race to develop and deploy machine and deep learning technology. Much like their US-based counterparts such as Google and Amazon, self-teaching, neural net technology is being integrated into both their core …

How to Build a Robo Advisor: Advice for Starting a Robo Advisory

Starting a robo advisor service combines financially savvy with big data analytics, as well as a comprehensive understanding to how robo advisors work.<p>How Do Robo Advisors Work?<p>Robo advisors are platforms that leverage algorithms to handle users' investment platforms. These services analyze each …

Robo-advisors

5 everyday products and services ripe for AI domination

What if artificial intelligence actually made a difference in our everyday lives?<p>If you think about it, technology for processing information like humans do is still at an early stage. It shows up in chatbots and on speakers like the Amazon Echo. Yet, many of the services we use each day are still …

Artificial Intelligence

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Ten Customer Service And Customer Experience Trends For 2017

Each year, new data comes out that indicates customer service and the customer experience (CX) are more important than ever. According to Forrester, 72% of businesses say that improving the customer experience is their top priority. A study from NewVoiceMedia indicates that companies lose more than …

Customer Experience

Ethereum for web developers

I have been learning about Ethereum blockchain platform for some time and the more I learn, the more exciting it looks. There are lots of resources …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Faster software release cycles push design thinking into the Agile camp

While Agile and design thinking come from two different places, the similarities are striking.<p>Lately, there has been discussion of a "blurring" of …

Microsoft Azure vs Amazon AWS: Comparison Between Two Cloud Computing Giants

Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS are two big names in the cloud computing world. Given the several benefits offered by the cloud - on-demand …

Cloud Computing

Why women associate their shoes with confidence, glamour and independence

Ensconced in the lap of the Himalayas is Darjeeling, a quaint Indian student town that faces mammoth mountains leading to the mystical lands of …

Moms Are Turning Their Breast Milk Into Dazzling Jewelry as a Sentimental Keepsake of Motherhood

The act of breastfeeding is an experience that’s both intimate and personal, although once it’s done, there is little in the way of tangible mementos to remember it by. Kelly Howland of Sacred Legacy Arts, however, has an answer to this conundrum by providing an unusual-yet-beautiful way to …

Why Enterprises Are Embracing Microservices and Node.js

Most software projects start with solving one problem. Then comes another one and the project continues growing without the engineering team being …

Your Dinner Is Not Complete Without These Easy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

So filling and delicious.<p>Serves 4–6<p>3 russet potatoes, sliced<p>4 tablespoons olive oil<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>2 teaspoons garlic powder<p>2 teaspoons Italian seasoning<p>1 teaspoon paprika<p>½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded<p>Parsley, chopped<p>1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F/200˚C.<p>2. Place the potatoes in a large …

Delta outage is a wake-up call for IT execs, CEOs

The Delta outage isn't the first DR-related debacle to strike a well-known organization and it won't be the last. Also: Data theft on the rise; Intel …

CEOs

How will we live in 2050? A look at our virtual existence

Matalan Direct is a big UK online shopping site with a big furniture division; it worked with professional futurist Ian Pearson to develop the 2050 …

Bitcoin's blockchain technology just got a big endorsement from the World Economic Forum

Bitcoin may not change the world on its own, but the technology that runs the virtual currency very well could.<p>That's what the World Economic Forum …

Society-in-the-Loop

Programming the Algorithmic Social Contract<p><b>Update (July 24, 2017):</b> An expanded version of this article will appear in a special issue of “Ethics and …

These Are the Books You Should Read in August

The Underground Railroad is a contender of the year’s best book.<p><i>The Underground Railroad</i> by Colson Whitehead<p>In Colson Whitehead’s new novel, “the Underground Railroad” isn’t a network of basements and attics. It’s an actual subterranean train system leading slaves north to freedom.<p>The railroad has …

41 Agile Jokes to Surely Make You Die Laughing

41 Agile Jokes to Surely Make You Die Laughing Let’s have a little laugh. We have compiled a list of most well-known agile jokes. They’d […]

Project Management

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Skip the Bisquick and Make Your Own Healthy Pancake Mix at Home

[1]<p>Healthy Pancake Flour<p>From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR<p>Notes<p>Add your favorite ingredients to the wet batter like sliced bananas, blueberries, chopped nuts, or chocolate chips to make them even yummier.<p>Ingredients<p>Dry ingredients:<br>• 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour<br>• 1 tablespoon organic sugar<br>• 2 teaspoons …

Theft And Mayhem In The Bitcoin World

The schadenfreude of Bitcoin enthusiasts over Ethereum’s recent troubles ended abruptly last week. A major Bitcoin exchange, Bitfinex, was hacked and nearly 120,000 BTC (around $60m) was stolen. The price of Bitcoin promptly crashed, and Bitfinex was forced to suspend trading. Suddenly, Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

12 Open Source/Commercial Control Panels For Virtual Machines (VM’s) Management

Automatic creation and management of virtual machines is a topical issue for any company that provides VPS services. If you manage a large number of …

Virtualization

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Entertainment

29 DIY Starbucks Recipes That Will Save You Tons Of Cash

Make your own "pink drink" right in your kitchen!

Apache Flink vs Spark – Will one overtake the other?

Apache Spark and Apache Flink are both open- sourced, distributed processing framework which was built to reduce the latencies of Hadoop Mapreduce in …

Ubiquitous Computing