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The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook

Liz Carlson forked over $70 for a “heavyweight cotton” hoodie after seeing an enticing ad on Facebook that claimed it had “the softest interior we’ve ever created.”<p>“I love hoodies, so when I saw that ad, it spoke right to my heart,” said Ms. Carlson, a 32-year-old in Oakland, Calif.<p>The ad was from …

eCommerce

The US’s broken immigration system is helping two Kentucky Universities enroll thousands of students

By day, Swamy works full-time as a software developer in New York City. Late at night and over the weekends he’s a full-time university student, taking courses online. The main reason he does both is, as he puts it, “so that I can keep working in the US.”<p>For the past two and half years, Swamy has …

College & University

Google reportedly making its own AR headset, like Microsoft’s HoloLens

• According to rumor, there’s a Google AR headset in development, codenamed Google A65.<br>• The headset will likely be akin to Microsoft’s $5,000 HoloLens, which enables you to interact with mixed reality environments.<br>• Little is known about the A65, but Qualcomm, Quanta, and Meta might all be …

Augmented Reality

This startup wants to help traditional businesses effectively adopt blockchain

Blockchain’s moment in the sun is finally here.<p>It’s remarkable. Databases are a fairly unsexy technology, but blockchain has made the distributed database idea both mainstream and cool. The rush on cryptocurrency, highlighted by Bitcoin topping out at $20,000, has brought blockchain technology into …

Blockchain

Early wins for OnePath's AI insurance underwriting project

​ANZ bank's insurance arm OnePath Life Insurance today revealed some early wins for its project with researchers at the University of Technology …

Machine Learning

The Coolest Blockchain Startups at NYC's Consensus

Thousands of crypto entrepreneurs and technologists descended upon the city for NYC Blockchain Week. Here are the up-and-coming companies that stood out.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p><i>By Rob Marvin</i><p>New York's first-ever Blockchain Week (May 11-17) features scores of conferences, events, and …

Blockchain

Goldman Sachs just launched a new cryptocurrency

Soon, you may be able to use cryptocurrency to pay for anything from your morning coffee to happy hour drinks (or, you know, maybe some things that …

Cryptocurrency

Oracle acquires machine learning platform Datascience.com

Oracle announced today that it has acquired DataScience.com, a privately held cloud workspace platform for data science projects and workloads. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>In the near term, not much will change for customers of Datascience.com — it will continue to offer the same …

Machine Learning

Infosys sets up blockchain-based trade network in India with 7 banks

Infosys today said it has set up India Trade Connect, a blockchain-based trade network in India, in partnership with seven lenders, including Axis …

Blockchain

Meet the eBay millionaires making a mint from toilets, fish food and lingerie

With more than 24 million users in Britain, eBay is the country’s largest online marketplace. So it's no surprise that entrepreneurial sellers flock to the site to flog their wares to online shoppers on the hunt for a good bargain.<p>Thousands of small businesses and individuals list their products on …

Entrepreneurship

Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

Amazon Sumerian, a platform for building AR, VR and 3D apps, is now open to all

Last November, AWS announced a new product called Amazon Sumerian, a toolkit and platform for developers to build “mixed reality” apps — that is, using virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D — without needing to have any specialised programming or graphics skills. And today, after running the …

Augmented Reality

HTC is launching a blockchain-powered phone

HTC is developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology.<p>The phone, named Exodus, will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications.<p>HTC has roped back the creator of its virtual reality …

Blockchain

Blockchain alliance aims to track carbon credits to fight climate change

IBM is helping with the effort to make it easier to use programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.<p>Carbon credits are a common mechanism used to help cut carbon dioxide emissions that fuel climate change, and now there's a blockchain technology project to try to improve the idea.<p>Veridium Labs, …

Blockchain

AWS Partners with ConsenSys to Simplify Enterprise Blockchains

Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is partnering with the ethereum design studio Consensys to make enterprise blockchains easier and …

Blockchain

NBN using machine learning to proactively tackle network faults

NBN says it will employ machine learning to help it analyse the 38 terabytes of network health and performance data it gathers every day in order to …

Machine Learning

The harrowing reality of getting and working on an H-1B in Trump’s America

For almost five weeks last year, Shikha Gupta*, an Indian working with a large consulting firm in New York, was unemployed and without pay, because of the Donald Trump administration’s changes to theH-1B visa process.<p>Gupta, a New York University graduate, had been working for about nine months with …

Immigration

HSBC says performs first trade finance deal using single blockchain system

HONG KONG (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) said on Monday it has performed the world's first trade finance transaction using a single blockchain platform, in a push to boost efficiency in the multi-trillion-dollar funding of international trade.<p>HSBC and Dutch bank ING completed the deal for …

Blockchain

30 Days of E-Commerce Testing – Day 12

Day Twelve: Create a mindmap of what e-commerce testing means to you and share it!<p>I’ve never actually made a mindmap before, but I used the free …

Brainstorming

Cashew processing export units face supply crunch amid low domestic output

African countries from where India imports raw cashew have stared local processing; India's cashew industry may need to increase production to over 2 …

Cashews

PyTorch Tensor Basics

This is an introduction to PyTorch's Tensor class, which is reasonably analogous to Numpy's ndarray, and which forms the basis for building neural …

Deep Learning

Startup Enables Users to Pay Ethereum at 11 Million Locations, Like Cash

Despite cryptocurrencies becoming a lot more appealing, spending them is still problematic. Very few retailers accept Bitcoin or cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

ConsenSys Ventures invests in six companies and launches its Accelerator

ConsenSys Ventures, the venture arm of the ConsenSys Ethereum blockchain powerhouse, has invested in a new round of six companies and is today formally launching its Accelerator, “Tachyon” (a Tachyon is a particle which moves faster than the speed of light).<p>The five companies were invested in with …

Universal Basic Income

Blockchain Will Drive Next Industrial Revolution: Major Wall Street Firm

Steve Chiavarone, VP at financial services firm Federated Investors, talked-up blockchain in an interview with CNBC May 11, calling the technology an …

Blockchain

How Much Gold Is Left in the World?

The answer depends a lot on how much you're willing to spend to find it.<p>In 2016, archaeologists working at a dig site in Bulgaria came across a tiny …

Oil

Pure Python vs NumPy vs TensorFlow Performance Comparison

Python has a design philosophy that stresses allowing programmers to express concepts readably and in fewer lines of code. This philosophy makes the …

Deep Learning

His Parents Loaned Him $30,000 to Start a Company. Now It's Valued at $1.7 Billion.

The founder and CEO of Squarespace on launching a dream and the importance of giving back.<p>In 2003, Anthony Casalena’s parents gave him a $30,000 loan to help get his business idea up and running. Fast-forward to 2018 and it would appear that Casalena is more than able to pay that loan back. The …

Startups

The 10 Step Guide to Mastering Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are transforming the global economy, and companies that are quick to adopt these technologies will …

Machine Learning

Microsoft Publishes Massive 948-Page PDF With Every Windows Terminal Command You Could Ever Need

Image: byrev / Pixabay<p>If you wanted an exhaustive reference for all the command line tools and utilities available in Windows, "/h" was as good as it …

Windows Server

Are You Ready For The AI Automation Testing Apocalypse?

Are You Ready For The AI Automation Testing Apocalypse? There’s a serious amount of misinformation and myths out there about AI–especially when it …

Automation