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How to beat Fire Emblem Heroes in one week flat

Tips and tricks that'll help you win Nintendo's latest mobile game.<p>Perhaps you've tried Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's new mobile strategy game.<p>Perhaps you've crashed and burned.<p>Perhaps you'd like a few tips so you can impress your friends and generally avoid sucking?<p>I'm a Fire Emblem fan who's …

Twitter sentiment analysis with Machine Learning in R using doc2vec approach

(This article was first published on <b>R language – AnalyzeCore – data is beautiful, data is a story</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Recently I’ve …

Natural Language Processing

New big data tools for machine learning spring from home of Spark and Mesos

If the University of California, Berkeley's AMPLab doesn't ring bells, perhaps some of its projects will: Spark and Mesos.AMPLab was planned all …

Machine Learning with Python Course and E-Book Bundle | TechSpot Store

<b>Deep Learning with TensorFlow</b><p>Discover One of the Newest & Most Useful Tools for Deep Learning<p>Deep learning is the intersection of statistics, …

Hack This: Become a Command Line Assassin

One of your operating system's most powerful tools is more accessible than you think.<p>No matter what kind of cluttered, icon-littered hellscape your filesystem happens to be, take heart that your computer provides a pristine alternate reality in the form of its command line interface. Essentially, …

How Google's Amazing AI Start-Up 'DeepMind' Is Making Our World A Smarter Place

DeepMind is a British AI startup which was relatively unknown until it was bought by Google for around $600 million in 2014. Since then DeepMind has continued to refine its neural-network driven technology which has broken new frontiers with machine learning, particularly deep learning.<p>Perhaps …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success

Amazon is big. In its last financial quarter, it sold $32bn (£25.6bn) worth of stuff worldwide, including $6bn of media, $10bn of sales outside North America, and $23bn of electronics “and other general merchandise”. That “other” category encompasses everything from crucifixes to sex toys, board …

Cloud Computing

Are You Using the Right Data Science Tools for Your Big Data Projects?

Data scientists rely on tools/products/solutions to help them get insights from data. Gregory Piatetsky of KDNuggets conducts an annual survey of …

High-tech cardboard: The rise of digitally augmented board games

Three designers talk about the pros—and cons—of tech-powered tabletop titles.<p>Board gaming is in the midst of a creative “golden age.” But while games …

The Best Data Visualizations of the Year Are Absolutely Incredible

The winners of the inaugural Data Stories Competition, which highlights some of the most creative and fascinating scientific data visualizations of …

Data Visualization

This augmented reality headset is a board game lover's dream come true

Not so long ago, I would have mistook the augmented reality headset CastAR for magic or martian technology. In my demo at last week’s Game Developers Conference, the glasses made a real coffee table look like an animated game of Battleship, in which the ocean floor dipped through the wood and …

Here’s Google’s New Strategy to Catch Up in the Cloud: Inject It With Machine Learning

Google hopes its AI smarts can boost its cloud game.<p>Nearly everything at Google has an acronym. Machine learning, the artificial intelligence method for processing reams of data, currently all the rage across Google, is just “ML” inside the company.<p>On Wednesday, Google presented its newly assertive …

Microsoft’s New Data-Viz Tool Puts Excel Charts To Shame

SandDance is free-to-use software that will make you feel like a data science guru.<p>All of us have experienced the horrors of the Excel graph. (A few of us, surely, are even responsible for bringing this misery onto others.) Enter Microsoft’s new data-visualization tool, which will make you look …

Techniques and Algorithms in Data Science for Big Data

In simple terms, Big Data – when combined with Data Science – allow managers to measure and assess significantly more information about the …

Retroware TV My (Current) Favourite Retro Youtubers

I felt like it was time for a bit of a catch up with all you lovely lot. Firstly to celebrate passing 5k subscribers, secondly to give you my …

The best board games of 2015, Board Game Geek's Golden Geek awards

The internet's definitive hobby gaming community weighs in on the best of the best<p>The members of BoardGameGeek.com, the go-to source for board games community and information online, have announced the winners of the 2015 Golden Geek Awards. The big winner this year is <i>Pandemic Legacy</i>, which won …

Board Games

How to make the most of your time and money in The Division

Making money, buying the best upgrades and maximizing mods<p>Role-playing games can be daunting. Just ask the players who painstakingly discovered <i>Destiny</i>'s most esoteric secrets with brute force. The same principle applies to <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i>, which is just as much of an RPG as it is a shooter …

Self Defense

Internet of Things: Platforms and Programs You Need to Know

IoT development projects are everywhere, and affordable, advanced technology is the driving force behind this fast-growing phenomenon. Smaller, more …

Internet of Things

Ensemble Learning in R

(This article was first published on <b>R Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Previous research in data mining has devised numerous different …

A Short History Of Deep Learning -- Everyone Should Read

Deep learning is a topic that is making big waves at the moment. It is basically a branch of machine learning (another hot topic) that uses algorithms to e.g. recognize objects and understand human speech. Scientists have used deep learning algorithms with multiple processing layers (hence “deep”) …

Machine Learning

This Is What It Feels Like When A Robot Takes Your Job

Almost half of U.S. jobs may one day be automated. For some employees who worked at a free on-demand concierge, that day came last month.<p>For about a year, Sam Fox-Hartin had worked for an on-demand concierge startup called GoButler as a “Hero,” the company’s term for employees who field users’ …

Geoffrey Hinton, the 'godfather' of deep learning, on AlphaGo

Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of ‘deep learning’—which helped Google’s AlphaGo beat a grandmaster—on the past, present and future of AI<p>In the right …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

This Factory Robot Learns a New Job Overnight - MIT Technology Review

Inside a modest-looking office building in Tokyo lives an unusually clever industrial robot made by the Japanese company Fanuc. Give the robot a …

IoT Basics: Defining "Analytics Of Things"

As someone who is in the business of consulting manufacturing companies, over the past 10 years I’ve noticed an increasing number of clients who are placing a greater reliance on operations data to drive their business on analytics. While their primary business is making products—which are becoming …

Internet of Things

This new technology is changing web advertising

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>A new technology is taking root among publishers.<p>Header bidding - also known as tagless, advanced, or pre-bidding - has truly picked up steam among publishers in …

AdTech

Unlocking the power of big data

SQL Server 2016 represents the biggest leap forward in Microsoft’s data platform history. Governments of all sizes can analyze data at scale, …

Scala - THE language for Big Data

The Big Data ecosystem has matured. Idioms such as eventual-consistency, immutability, CAP theorem and many more have been researched and successfully implemented in various Big Data tools and systems. In recent years, characteristics of Big Data systems started infiltrating the lower levels of …

Making IoT Payoff With Big Data Streaming Analytics

There is a lot of media attention as relates to the Internet of Things (IoT) in the world of Big Data with the promise to improve service, reduce …