Cian Prendergast

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How to Grow Truffles in 7 Easy Steps and Make a Big Profit

Have you ever heard of a truffle?<p>They are very popular in European countries but are considered a delicacy among those that are very well off …

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Data-driven discovery of partial differential equations

• J. Crutchfield,<br>• B. McNamara<p>, Equations of motion from a data series.Complex Syst. 1, 417–452 (1987).<p>C. W. Gear,<br>• J. M. Hyman,<br>• P. G. Kevrekidis,<br>• I. G. …

Equations

The ground truth about metadata and community detection in networks

L. A. Adamic, N. Glance, The political blogosphere and the 2004 US election: Divided they blog, <i>Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Link</i> …

Algorithms

The $90 Light That Kills Bacteria in Your Kitchen Forever

Cleaning is still an excellent way to rid your kitchen of bacteria, but this LED light takes germ-killing to the next level.<p>There are only so many …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

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

Meet MiniBrew, a counter-top brewery for making any type of beer at home

I’d never started out a day of shooting film with a beer, but there’s a first time for everything. At MiniBrew‘s canal-side office in the Dutch city of Utrecht, co-founder Olivier van Oord introduced me to their product and their ambitious plans for the future.<p>The company was founded in 2014, and …

Countertops

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Artificial Intelligence

Deloitte: 5 Trends That Will Drive Machine Learning Adoption

Machine learning isn't as widely adopted as some may think, mainly because there are serious barriers to adoption. Researchers are making progress in …

Replace your aging iPhone 6/7/Plus battery w/ ZeroLemon’s kits from $12

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>It’s been a tough week for Apple, iPhone users and their batteries. With news coming down that Apple is adjusting performance on …

15 Trending Data Science GitHub Repositories you can not miss in 2017

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Data Science

PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attention. Now, thanks to a side project by a programmer named Dimitri Raftopoulos, an app called PiTunnel …

Raspberry Pi

This is how to teach a search engine what your business does

Search engines are powerful tools for bringing people to your business. The challenge that many entrepreneurs face, however, is that they’re not well-versed in how to communicate with the robots that control the algorithm behind Google and Bing.<p>Your business might be the absolute best at what it …

SEO

How to Write an Engaging Welcome Email

What if there was a way to make your emails more effective?You can with welcome emails.Welcome emails are a great way for you to boost subscriber …

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Data scientists have the best job in America, according to Glassdoor.<p>The field may be relatively new and occasionally vaguely defined, but one thing's for sure — it's also growing.<p>That's because, in the digital age, the amount of data available is only going to continue to grow exponentially. And …

Meet Shadowsocks, the underground tool that China’s coders use to blast through the Great Firewall

This summer Chinese authorities deepened a crackdown on virtual private networks (VPNs)—tools that help internet users inside the mainland access the open, uncensored web. While not a blanket ban, the new restrictions are shifting the services out of their legal grey area and further toward a black …

China

The 'Godfather of AI' on making machines clever and whether robots really will learn to kill us all?

<i>Today, the Telegraph begins a three-part series reporting from Toronto’s booming Artificial Intelligence sector where new technologies are being pioneered that will permanently change all of our lives</i><p>Deep within the inner sanctum of Google’s downtown HQ in Toronto, past the rooftop crazy golf …

The next wave of smart apps is upon us

Erica may not go down in banking history as path breaking despite some astonishing capabilities. Unveiled in October 2016, Erica is Bank of America’s …

Machine Learning

One of Facebook's First Employees Explains Why Email Marketing Is Better Than Social Media Marketing

How you can take advantage when everyone else is focused on social.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Noah Kagan was the 30th employee at Facebook, so he knows a little about social media. But, he might surprise you, because he doesn't say Facebook is the best way to …

Plasticity wants to help chatbots seem less robotic

Y Combinator backed Plasticity is tackling the problem of getting software systems to better understand text, using deep learning models trained to understand what they’re reading on Wikipedia articles — and offering an API for developers to enhance their own interfaces.<p>Specifically they’re …

Artificial Intelligence

Chatbots on Facebook Messenger linked to increased sales

“People prefer to use Messenger to interact with companies,” Facebook VP of messaging products David Marcus said during his keynote at this year’s F8 conference. With over 65 million businesses active on Facebook, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. An estimated 80 percent of these companies use …

How to Increase Your Sales Using These 8 Google Analytics Reports

Google Analytics provides hundreds of different metrics.But that’s also part of the problem: There’s too many!You’d need days or weeks to completely …

Crypto Boom: 15 New Hedge Funds Want In On 84,000% Returns

With 43 projects raising $1.2 billion in initial coin offerings since May 1, according to Nick Tomaino’s The Control, and with stratospheric returns for so many ICOs — 82,000% for Ethereum, 56,000% for IOTA, 44,000% for Stratis, 21,000% for Spectrecoin — it’s no surprise that this summer through …

Cryptocurrency

Hit indie FMV game 'Her Story' gets a spiritual sequel

Did you enjoy <i>Her Story</i>, the indie title that revived the use of full-motion video in games? You're not alone: Sam Barlow's game sold over 100,000 copies, a lot for a small-budget release, and won its share of acclaim, including multiple awards. And apparently, that's enough to help fuel a sequel. …

Pace-maker snitches on alleged arsonist

‘Twas the beating of his tell-tale heart – or pacemaker in this case – that may land alleged arsonist Ross Compton, of Ohio, in prison. A judge ruled Tuesday that data pertaining to the 59-year-old Compton’s pace-maker would be admissible in court.<p>Compton is charged with aggravated arson and …

A new tool will check if you're vulnerable to the hack that brought down computers across the globe

WannaCry paralyzed hospitals. NotPeya crashed banks. But how to know if <i>you're</i> vulnerable to the stolen National Security Agency exploit that fueled …

A Refresher on A/B Testing

It’s all about data these days. Leaders don’t want to make decisions unless they have evidence. That’s a good thing, of course, and fortunately there are lots of ways to get information without having to rely on one’s instincts. One of the most common methods, particularly in online settings, is …

Columbia University

Boost Your Rankings With the Ultimate Local SEO Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a question for you...where does your business appear in search engine results?<p>First page? Second page? Even further back?<p>The fact of the matter is, where your business lands in search engine results matters, quite a bit …

Mobile Devices