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The Latest: Pence says he's eager to work with Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>5:50 p.m.<p>Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he is eager to work with …

Donald Trump

Rise Of The Quants — Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Robin Vasan is a managing director of</i> <i>Mayfield</i><i>, a global early-stage venture capital firm. He previously founded or worked in key positions at several software startups. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a dual bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and economics from</i> …

The New York Times Invents A Conference Table That Takes Notes For You

It’s called the Listening Table, and it not only transcribes meetings, but knows when they’re important.<p>Like most offices, the <i>New York Times</i> holds a lot of meetings. Editorial meetings, ad sales meetings, design meetings, you name it; all centered around a table seemingly for no other purpose than …

Deep Learning vs Machine Learning vs Pattern Recognition

Lets take a close look at three related terms (Deep Learning vs Machine Learning vs Pattern Recognition), and see how they relate to some of the …

48 Crazy Ideas Coming From The $2 Billion Stealth Startup Magic Leap

Want a peek at what Magic Leap is working on? We pulled the best shots from their latest patent application.<p>Last October, <i>Fast Company</i> broke news about a stealth startup named Magic Leap that had raised $542 million in a round of financing led by Google. Names attached ranged from the mobile …

Tether Unlocks Your Mac With Your iPhone When Nearby

We’ve seen a few apps that promise new ways of unlocking your Mac, but Tether, a new free app, might be the easiest yet simply because you don’t need to do anything to use it.<p>Tether is a pair of apps you install on your iPhone and Mac which detect how far your phone is from your computer using …

Is cloud computing secure enough for spies? CIA bets on Amazon

Intelligence agencies do more than just spy on you in the cloud. Some, like the CIA, use the cloud for their own purposes.<p>When you think spy agencies …

What Is Information Architecture And What An Information Architect Does

The term <b>information architecture</b> is now being widely used to describe the structure and organization of information on a website and how it all fits …

Information Architecture

Why Business That Use 'Big Data' Make More Money (Infographic)

“Big data” is buzzy, and if you drop the phrase at a cocktail party, you will probably earn yourself some serious street cred. And rightfully so. Big data is big news these days, because it has the potential to make a pretty profound impact on the bottom line for a business.<p>Collecting large …

Big Data

Bridgewater Is Said to Start Artificial-Intelligence Team

The world’s largest hedge fund manager is banking on machines.<p>Ray Dalio’s $165 billion Bridgewater Associates will start a new, …

Thank you, reddit. Your efforts led to an historic FCC ruling and this note from the President of the United States

Today’s FCC ruling was historic. You thought defeating SOPA & PIPA was a feat? This time the internet rallied to <i>create</i> something that would protect …

Here’s Why People Trust Human Judgment Over Algorithms

You’d think after years of using Google Maps we’d trust that it knows what it’s doing. Still, we think, “Maybe taking the backroads would be faster.”<p>That’s an example of what researchers call “algorithm aversion”: even when an algorithm consistently beats human judgment, people prefer to go with …

Artificial Intelligence

Verizon’s humiliation is complete and I am drinking its tears

Verizon predictably lashed out against the FCC’s big net neutrality vote on Thursday, which isn’t too surprising since a lot of telecom and cable …

This Small Robot Boat Can Patrol Megayachts

Like henchmen on jetskis only without the henchmen<p>From a distance, the Hydra looks like a jet ski that’s lost its rider. The result of a partnership between Al Seer Marine and 5G International, the Hydra is an unmanned surface vessel (USV) or, in common parlance, a sea drone. The vehicle debuted at …

Wearables for good: UNICEF Kid Power promotes fitness and saving lives

We use wearable technology for a number of reasons, whether it's to keep fit, stay connected or learn more about ourselves. Now, UNICEF is tapping …

Magic: The Story of an Accidentally Founded, Wildly Viral Startup

When I moved to Brooklyn, my roommate hooked me up with his weed dealer. He laid out shockingly specific instructions for contacting the guy. First, …

The Innovation Game: Adobe's New Strides To Keep Employees Engaged

Imagine you show up to work one day and someone asks you if you are interested in running with an idea that you have, “sure” you say. You are then given a little red box, inside you find a pre-paid credit card for $1,000, some notebooks, and an innovation guide that walks you through a six-step …

Innovation

6 myths about data-driven design

There is a lot of buzz about data-driven design, but very little agreement about what data-driven design really means. Even deciding how to define …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

Venture Capital

The Unbearable Lightness of Tweeting

At the heart of the media's chattiest technology is a hollow sharing economy. A personal investigation into just how little traffic Twitter's maelstrom actually contributes to websites.<p>In January, I deleted Twitter from my phone. The app was a charming distraction, I decided, and 2015 would be a …

Social Media

How artificial intelligence may change our lives

Benedict Cumberbatch plays computer pioneer Alan Turing in the Oscar-nominated film "The Imitation Game." The "game" he speaks of has come to be …

Don’t Be Google

Dear Google: what happened? Android sales are falling. Chrome has become a bloated hog. Analysts are calling you the new Microsoft, or, much worse, “the new Yahoo!” And most damning of all: you have squandered our trust. You used to be special, Google. Or at least we used to believe you were …

Google News

How To Save A Hacked Power Grid? Machine Learning

A hacked or failed device in a power plant can cause millions of dollars in damage and even death. Machine learning comes to the rescue.<p>A few years ago, I found myself in a room full of electrical engineers discussing the smart grid. One thing was strikingly absent at this event: screens. The vast …

A Photo Booth with a 240MPH Leaf Blower Pointed At People’s Faces

My name is Martin Szabo and I am commercial and portrait photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. I was recently doing volunteer work for a …

Machine Learning Goes Mainstream I: InboxVudu Prioritizes Your Email

Machine learning is moving out of the backend shadows and into mainstream applications that ordinary consumers will use on a daily basis. These applications will recognize the intent behind written and spoken language and quickly classify the content of images and video. It would be a leap to say …

Machine Learning

Native Americans still battling Facebook over 'real name' policy

Despite policy changes following its dispute with drag queens, Facebook is still banning individuals who run afoul of its "real name" policy. It recently suspended Native American Dana Lone Hill and wouldn't reinstate her even after she provided the requested ID. It was only after the media got …

Oral-B’s Bluetooth Toothbrush Offers App Features It Doesn’t Necessarily Need

I once posted a lament sparked by the availability of Bluetooth smart toothbrushes, so of course it was only logical for me to review Oral B’s new Bluetooth 4.0-enabled smart toothbrush. The upgraded electric teeth cleaner communicates with an app on your smartphone, receiving programming …

Oral-B