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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 …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

The Best Edward Snowden Quotes You Need To Know

<b>MINNEAPOLIS</b> — It’s been two years since Edward Snowden fled the United States and began disclosing classified documents to the media, proving the …

LG Display shows off press-on 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick

LG Display, the screen-making subsidiary of LG, is dedicated to OLED panels, and it has unveiled an impossibly thin television to prove it.<p>At a press event in its home country of Korea on Tuesday, LG Display showed off a "wallpaper" proof-of-concept television. The 55-inch OLED (organic …

One statistic that shows how much America already relies on Uber

Sorry, taxis: Uber is taking over business travel.<p>Bloomberg found a new study from Certify, one of the largest expense management software companies in North America, suggests that Uber is nudging out traditional ground transportation.<p>Last month, Uber accounted for 47% of ground transportation …

50 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die

Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence, or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower—Traveler's network of editors and writers has rounded up 50 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in Europe. Think something …

Your location has been shared more than 5,000 times in the last two weeks

Smartphone users know that sharing personal data with apps can be part of the price of free apps, but when it comes to how frequently those apps give that data to third parties, the numbers will shock you.<p>A new study by Carnegie Mellon found that some smartphone users’ data is shared more than …

The programming and engineering skills with the highest salaries

You're a programmer. And the work you do is the engine behind this crazy, massive shift in the global economy and how people fundamentally interact with their computers. You're probably being paid fairly well, especially if you are in one of the tech hubs of the United States like San Francisco, …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

Google Code is shutting down because everyone loves GitHub

Goodbye, Google Code. The technology giant has decided to close its project hosting and code collaboration site because, well, there are simply better alternatives on the web. Google says it launched the platform back in 2006 because it was unhappy with the "limited" options available to the open …

Git

New invention could help the blind 'read'

A new invention could help blind people "read" books and other written text without the need for Braille. MIT researchers have created a prototype of a finger-mounted device that uses a camera to scan text, which is then converted to speech in real time.<p>"For visually impaired users, this is a …

ACLU: Snowden proved NSA Internet spying harms Americans

BALTIMORE (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the National Security Agency and the Justice Department on Tuesday, …

The Surveillance State's Greatest Enemy? The U.S. Constitution

Even if proponents of the NSA win over public opinion, their agenda will still be contrary to the Fourth Amendment.<p>When <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reported that 63 percent of Americans are "willing to give up personal privacy to let the federal government investigate terror threats," the polling data seemed …

What You Need to Know About Mind-Controlled Technology

Source: Thinkstock<p>Controlling an object or a video game with your mind sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but gadgets that …

The Brain

The U.S. Should Invest In Science, Not War

In this week’s <i>Science</i> magazine, former Republican Congressman John Porter calls on scientists to “speak up for research.” Well, I’m all in.<p>We’re in the midst of a remarkable stream of scientific and medical advances, spurred by dramatic advances in biotechnology, computing, and miniaturization. Our …

What will be the most significant classroom innovation in the next 10 years?

<b>The devaluing of content demands innovation</b>In my recent work, both in the classroom and in research, the most common recurring question is <b>“what</b> …

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Deal Alert: San Francisco to Sweden & More from $600

Per this FlyerTalk thread, there are some lovely $300 one-way or $600-$700 round-trip deals right now from SFO and other Bay Area airports to …

San Francisco

Google shares its plan to nab 80% of Microsoft's Office business

Flash forward to 2015, and the company has big plans to grab 80% of the users at Microsoft's biggest customers.<p>In 2005, "The whole industry looked at us like we were crazy," Rajen Sheth, a director of product management for Google's Enterprise team who worked on those early products, told us.<p>They …

Raspberry Pi Gameboy Pocket

Raspberry Pi Gameboy Pocket (Pi-Pocket) Documentation<p>Description<p>The Pi-Pocket is a mini portable games console capable of playing Gameboy, NES, Sega …

Researchers Conclude Wireless Radiation Causes Cancer After Latest Scientific Findings

<i>National advocacy group calls on major children’s health organizations to promote safe technology in schools with the “Turn It Off 4 Kids” Initiative.</i><p>…

Physicists Have Built A Time Machine Simulator

This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You've prevented your later birth, so you shouldn't exist anymore.<p>This is called the "Grandfather Paradox," and it's an infamous one among physicists.<p>Even though Einstein's famous theory of general …

Quantum Physics

Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you …

Pay-It-Forward Pizza Program

It’s official. Pizza is now the universal currency of kindness.<p>Rosa’s Fresh Pizza shop in Philadelphia has created a pay-it-forward pizza program to help feed the homeless. Customers can elect to purchase an additional slice that is reserved for those who cannot afford it. At $1 per slice, it’s an …

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

Pay what you want to become a master backend developer

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>If you …

Programming

Best of CES 2015: Get a glimpse of the fantastic future

LAS VEGAS — Walk the halls of the massive International CES trade show and you’ll be bombarded by an outrageous number of pitches for products with radical new features.<p>You can glimpse the shiny happy future of consumer electronics at the show, although some of the innovations on display are …

Report: Google app will soon let you translate voice to text in real time

Google is planning to launch an update to its Google Translate app for phones, enabling automatic, real-time translation of voice to text for a few …

Google Apps