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Amazon's $50 Fire is a perfect throwaway tablet for kids

Amazon's latest 7-inch Fire tablet is so budget-minded it comes in a six-pack. For less than one iPad mini 2, you can get <i>six</i> of Amazon's $50 Fire …

The Challenges of Being a Product Manager

I got a call from the hospital. His voice was faint. "Brian, I am not going to be able to come in for a few weeks. I am not well." "What happened?" I asked. "Well, as you know, the pressure of the upcoming product launch has been tough," my colleague said. "And I just felt a bit out of control."<p>Who …

Friends swapped Rachel in an episode and no-one noticed

After all these years and so many re-reruns, mistakes and Easter eggs are still being spotted in <i>Friends</i> - and the latest is a humdinger.<p>During season …

Amazon takes aim at UK supermarkets with launch of Pantry service

Amazon has ramped up its push into the UK grocery market with the launch of a next-day delivery service which charges by the box.<p>The American online retailer is launching its Pantry service, which is already available in the US, Japan, Germany and Austria, to members of its subscription-based Prime …

eCommerce

Microsoft's new smartphones may be its nicest yet

I had a chance to play with the new phones at Microsoft's event on Tuesday, and the biggest factor that immediately stood out was the phone's new design.<p>The new Lumia is slick and smooth — it seems as if Microsoft has done away with the sharp pointy edges we've seen on Lumia phones in the past.<p>The …

5 Great Apps for The Visually Impaired

November 14, 2015<br>Below is a list of some good iPad apps for people who are blind or have low vision. Besides apps to help visually impaired recognize …

Correlation and Linear Regression

(This article was first published on <b>DataScience+</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Before going into complex model building, looking at data …

Facebook Says It Will Enable Safety Check During More Human Disasters, Following Criticism

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg committed to turning on Safety Check in more human disasters going forward, responding to criticism that the company turned on its safety feature for Paris but not for Beirut and other bombings.<p>Zuckerberg explained that the Paris terror attacks marked the first time the …

This New Microsoft Tool Can Determine Your Emotion

"Humans have traditionally been very good at recognizing emotions on people's faces, but computers? Not so much; that is, until now," Microsoft says in a blog post announcing the latest developments to its emotion-detection software.<p>Microsoft's Project Oxford team has released a new tool that …

Machine Learning

Harvard Business School Releases Career Data for MBA Class of 2015 - News - Harvard Business School

BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2015—Harvard Business School has released career data for the MBA Class of 2015 revealing students’ post-graduation career plans. The …

Oculus Rift is a Game Changer, and About to Reshape the Industry

Virtual Reality technology has been looming on the horizon, and seems to be the next big step for video games in creating that sense of immersion …

Twitter Highlights on Android is the best feature you're not using

Step aside, Moments<p>Twitter on Android has always felt a little second-class compared to Twitter on iOS. But the Android version has a feature that I love and that you should love too: Highlights.<p>Highlights is a simple idea: find the dozen or so best tweets from the past day or so from your Twitter …

Alibaba is dominating — but the retailer still has a $161 million problem that founder Jack Ma compared to cancer

But the retailer is still working to tackle one huge problem: counterfeit goods. Since 2013, Alibaba spent $161 million to eradicate the problem, which founder Jack Ma once called "a cancer we have to deal with."<p>Alibaba has been plagued by issues with counterfeit goods for years.<p>In May, a lawsuit …

Dear Google, your app store has a decompiling problem

Dear Google Play team:<p>Thank you for creating and managing Android’s largest app store, which now serves as the central hub for the largest smartphone platform in the world. Thanks as well for Android’s open architecture, which has made it possible for billions of people across the globe to cheaply …

Apps

Surefire signs your startup needs product management help now

What do Facebook, Whatsapp, Salesforce.com, and the iPhone have in common? They all benefitted from great product management. All avoided UX clutter, confused pricing schemes, and non-existent product roadmaps. It is hard to imagine a world without these products.<p>In short, these companies nailed it.<p>…

This week we’ll know whether Amazon can start making drone deliveries

If Amazon is going to deliver your DVDs, diapers, Oreos and tablets by drone in the near future, the US government is going to need to see it first.<p>Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires commercial drone operators to keep their drones within the line of sight of the pilot, …

Drones

Spotify vs. Apple Music: How Spotify Won the War

Source: Spotify<p>Streaming platforms have been involved in something of an arms race over the last year. The introduction of both TIDAL and Apple Music …

Apple Music

Google Maps Captures Image of a Car Containing the Body of a Man Missing 9 Years

Well gang, this is wild. Apparently <b>Google Maps</b> has captured a super unnerving image of car containing the body of a <b>Michigan</b> man whose family claims …

Check out 10 technologies that could change your life in 2016

Introduction<p>Forget drones, FinTech and (especially) apps that claim to be 'digitally disruptive'. The big tech trends that will have a significant …

The latest Windows 10 update makes activation way easier than before

Activating your copy of Windows 10 has gotten far less tedious in Microsoft's first major update for the operating system. You no longer have to start by upgrading from a previous install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to get Windows 10 properly activated under Microsoft's free-for-a-year policy. Now, …

Windows 10

Shopping with Amazon Dash buttons made me less forgetful

If you're like me, you've made a trip to the grocery store with a list full of items only to return frustrated. You forgot toilet paper. Or soap. Or laundry detergent. Whatever it may be, we've all arrived back at home to realize we neglected to pick up an important item. Thankfully, Amazon's Dash …

This is the most beautiful virtual reality game we've ever played

No one knows how to make a beautiful game better than Ustwo, the design studio behind the hit iPhone title "Monument Valley."<p>Now Ustwo is getting into the world of virtual reality with "Land's End," a spiritual successor to "Monument Valley" developed exclusively for Samsung's Gear VR headset.<p>You …

Report: India leads world in Facebook content censoring

India tops the list of countries censoring content on Facebook, new data by the social media giant has shown, as the number of restrictions tripled to 15,155 pieces of content in the first six months of this year.<p>At 4,496, Turkey is at a distant second place on the list, according to the Government …

Social Media

Google Driverless Car Is Stopped by California Police for Going Too Slowly

Police in the Northern California city of Mountain View saw something unusual on the road on Thursday: A car was moving too slowly, causing a traffic backlog.<p>So they pulled over the vehicle and peered inside.<p>It was a self-driving car.<p>Google’s autonomous vehicle project, which has logged 1.2 million …

Autonomous Cars

Netflix and Under Armour are among companies that will propel the consumer sector next year

<i>(This is the second in a two-part series on earnings-season results. The first part summarized earnings increases or declines for the 10 S&P 500</i> …

Updates arrive for Google Docs & Sheets for Android, Drive on the web

Google is rolling out updates this week for Google Docs and Sheets for Android as well as Google Drive on the web, the company announced in two separate blog posts today.<p>For Sheets, the update brings the ability to “add new and reply to existing comments,” while the updated Google Docs for Android …

Apps