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Art or Exploitation? Nobuyoshi Araki Is Japan’s Most Controversial Photographer

Nobuyoshi Araki’s photographs of nudity and bondage have caused outrage in Japan, and led to accusations of sexual exploitation. Now his images are …

Every Aspiring Photographer Should Own These 10 Books (Or Receive Them as a Gift)

Photography is an ever-changing medium and although styles may vary wildly, the essence of photography remains the same – to capture a specific …

Dead Simple: Marshall Mcluhan and the Art of the Record

<b>Artist Statement:</b> <br>“During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don’t think they’ve ever remembered.”<br>~ Andy …

How the triplet flow took over rap

The Loud, Obnoxious, 3,500-Year History of Sonic Warfare

It’s just getting started. "Frequency-based warfare will become more widespread due to its capacity to be covert and controlled from distance," one …

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull<p>"It may not be the newest shiny object on the shelf, but …

Hedge Funds

The UK wants to block online porn. Here's what we know

The government has delayed its planned introduction of an age-verification requirement for all pornographic websites until later this year.<p>The plans …

Privacy

10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About

This column is authored by content analyst and tech writer,The post 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About appeared first on …

Machine Learning

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

The Brain

Here’s the World’s First Multi-Aperture Pinhole Lens for DSLRs

Pinhole photography is still alive and well in the digital age, and this new pinhole lens from Thingyfy is the first to offer a variable aperture. …

Cameras

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really) | Inc.com

After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These 10 free online classes are not only fun, …

MOOCs

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

Mindmapping: The Most Useful Software You Don't Have | Inc.com

I can only speak for the software I use, Freeplane. Besides basic mindmapping, it has some bells and whistles but I haven't used them yet. I recommend Freeplane, though I can't compare it with alternatives since I haven't used them.<p>It's also free software that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows.<p>How it …

Software

15 Powerful Examples of Neuromarketing in Action

Neuromarketing is taking the world by storm and has been utilized by almost every major company and university in some way or form. Despite such a …

University College London

Amazon argues AI assistant Alexa has free speech rights in murder trial

Amazon has argued that the voice of Alexa, the artificial intelligence assistant used in its range of Echo speakers, has First Amendment rights.<p>The …

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

Motivation

The End Of User-Friendly Design

As emotive, verbal AI colonizes our world, “user-friendly” doesn’t mean what it once did.<p>There’s a new sub-genre of ghost stories out there today–one where the antagonist isn’t quite human. You can find these tales on user forums for many voice assistants: One user reports he and his wife heard …

CES

Uber Launches Tool To Analyze Traffic Patterns

It’s called Uber Movement.<p>Uber is launching a free tool that will allow anyone to view auto traffic patterns and analyze travel times based on customizable routes and time periods.<p>The tool, called Uber Movement, extrapolates traffic trends based on Uber trips in a given area to provide travel times …

Big Data's Unexplored Frontier: Recorded Music

The open-source Digital Music Lab aims to fill a hole in the Big Data frontier.<p>While still a vast field, a huge part of machine learning exists for what may seem to be a relatively narrow subset of problems. These are problems involving visual processing: character recognition, facial recognition, …

Machine Learning

Israeli settlements, explained in 8 minutes - Vox

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often more a war of narratives than of weapons (though there are plenty of weapons). Both sides claim the West Bank as legitimately belonging to them. And both sides list a wide spectrum of reasons for their claims, including international law, biblical history, …

Israel

Here are the best nerdy infographics of the year.

The most epic was inventor Saul Griffith’s opus-in-the-form-of-a-website, Energy Literacy, which went from being an energy blog to a single, enormous …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Plants bring a new dimension of liveliness into the home, varying in their beauty, adding much-needed color, and interplaying beautifully with the …

Plants

Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users

Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.<p>Seven …

Software

Sales, Simplicity, and Success | Inc.com

Confucius said, "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."<p>Last week a kick-ass young entrepreneur of my acquaintance called me to ask my advice about his integrated AI platform to improve corporate sales and marketing. He had just won a major entrepreneurial contest, had …

Entrepreneurship

The Big Business of Making a Cannabis Surveillance State

How cannabis became one of the mostly highly regulated substances in the US.<p>Walk into any licensed cannabis grow op in Colorado and one of the first things you'll notice are the barcodes.<p>Every plant has a brightly colored tag—blue for recreational and yellow for medicinal—zip-tied to its stalk or …

Cannabis

Nested, a startup that guarantees to sell your house, is being offered £10 million worth of property a week

Matt Robinson, the founder and CEO of Nested, told Business Insider the numbers were "insane." Nested launched to the public just 10 weeks ago and has already given out thousands of valuations.<p>Robinson cofounded direct debit startup GoCardless in 2011 before setting up Nested and he said the growth …

Startups

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

Venture Capital

Enter 'The Glass Room,' Where Privacy Goes To Die

A new temporary exhibition in New York City offers an up-close look at the tools of the surveillance state—and how to fight them.<p>The line of people moving down Mulberry Street in Manhattan's SoHo district on Tuesday night could've easily been confused for a product launch. It was pouring rain, and …

Privacy