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Geniuses Are Lazy — and You Should Be Too

What do you do when you are facing a tough problem? Get a cup of coffee, buckle down and prepare for a long night? Break out the library books, or an …

Machine Learning

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

Marketing

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

VPNs

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Stephen Hawking

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

Machine Learning

We asked Siri, Alexa, and the Google Assistant 10 questions — here's which one is the smartest

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon's Alexa came out on top this time. Amazon<p>For better or worse, many of us rely on digital assistants to answer our everyday …

Google Assistant

GitHub Survived the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Recorded

On Wednesday, at about 12:15 pm EST, 1.35 terabits per second of traffic hit the developer platform GitHub all at once. It was the most powerful …

Cybersecurity

Cramer's game plan: No common stock is safe until the volatility bets unravel

After the worst week for the market in two years, CNBC's Jim Cramer stuck to his mission to keep investors' fears at bay.<p>"You've heard it all, and I …

Investing

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps

Prisma passes 50 million downloads on the Play Store

It may seem far in the past now, but the craze surrounding Prisma was extraordinary. It became available on the Play Store to everyone in late July …

Apps

Apple CEO Tim Cook: This Is the Number 1 Reason We Make iPhones in China (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

Take a look at the back of the box from which you unpacked your iPhone and you'll see this: "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China."<p>Reading this tagline might trigger a vision in your mind of Jonathan Ive, Apple's legendary Chief Design Officer, dropping the drawings and technical …

Manufacturing

How Warren Buffett's favorite stock-market gauge can help investors make smarter decisions

Paul Morigi/Getty Images<p>Warren Buffett is one of the most esteemed and revered investors of all time.<p>His investing prowess has led him to become the richest person in the world (at times) and one of the top 5 today. He is known around the world for his sound principles which have led him to invest …

Stock Markets

Technically Speaking: This Is Nuts

Since the election, markets have accelerated the pace of the advance, as shown in the chart below.<p>The advance has had two main story lines to support …

The Perfect Storm (Of The Coming Market Crisis)

It is always refreshing to step away from the keyboard for a few days and hit the "reset button," which is exactly what I did last week. My wife and …

Elon Musk Uses This 6-Step Process to Make Decisions | Inc.com

Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them -- and to answer any complex question -- he uses the same approach each time, he told <i>Rolling Stone</i> reporter Neil Strauss.<p>It's "the scientific method," Musk …

Tesla

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Machine Learning

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too) | Inc.com

Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should you?<p>Absolutely.<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to the …

Startups

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Reasons Empathy Is the Most Important Skill You Will Ever Need to Succeed | Inc.com

Henry Ford is quoted as having said, "Why is it every time I ask for a pair of hands, they come with a brain attached?" Starting with the industrial revolution, technical skills and physical capabilities were the most important for getting a job and to be the best at it. Thinking was left to a few …

Customer Service

Everything that could cause the next financial crisis, according to Deutsche Bank

Growth is solid around the world, and greater regulation should, in theory at least, make a new banking crisis far less likely.<p>However, it would "take a huge leap of faith to say that crises won't continue to be a regular feature of the current financial system that has been in place since the …

Economy

6 tips from top entrepreneurs on turning real estate into real wealth — even if you start with nothing

At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it's the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.<p>These six tycoons and members of The Oracles suggest how you can invest $100,000 or start with nothing.

Real Estate

Why now why microservices why not SOA?

My Stephen colleague yesterday published an interesting post The Difference Between SOA and Microservices Isn’t Size. In it he argues that developer …

Microservices

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act

<b>Don’t call Heather Erickson</b> a glasshole.<p>Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or …

Google Glass

A Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Web Apps & the Frontend Web

Developing for the frontend web and keeping up with the Javascript ecosystem and all the new terms and flashy frameworks can be intimidating to say …

Web Development

Yes, coffee drinkers seem to live longer. But don't get too excited.

The question isn’t if, it’s how much.<p>Coffee seems like one of those things that scientists can’t make up their minds about. Like chocolate, or whether koalas are cute or terrifying. To be fair, the way reporters cover coffee studies <i>does</i> make it feel like every coffee researcher out there changes …

Google releases first Android Studio 3.0 preview with faster build speeds, better diagnostics

Google has announced the first Android Studio 3.0 preview build via its Android Developers blog. The new version arrives with more than 20 improvements, but Google has put the focus on three major features: “a new suite of app performance profiling tools to quickly diagnose performance issues, …

Android News

Remixing traditional lessons with tech: a framework you can use

Many times, teachers try to bring technology into the classroom by “teching up” their old lessons. They hope that they’ll get big, …

11 books the world's most influential people think you should read

Earlier this year, Facebook asked 62 such people— from Arianna Huffington to Richard Branson to Newt Gingrich — for the books they'd recommend. More than 230 titles came Facebook's way.<p>After some careful tallying, the social-media site narrowed down the most recommended books to a list of just 11 …

Al-Qaeda

Serverless: How We Bootstrapped Our Startup by Skipping Half the Work

There are advantages to to running your server code "in the cloud."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my task management app Moo.do with my co-founder, Grant Watters, our goals seemed too ambitious for the two of us alone. In order to make everything work, …

Apps