Graeme Thickins

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Tube Of The Year Nominee - Shanan Worrall

Thursday, April 13, 2017<p>The Right, Western Australia May 16, 2016.<p>Shanan Worrall, the fairly unknown West Australian commercial diver from Esperance, …

Surfing
Pharma

Why Not Develop Your Own Surf Forecast System?

Disappointed with inaccurate Oregon forecasts, Ashley Ellenson decided to make her own<p>As good as forecast sites like Surfline and Magic Seaweed have …

Oregon State University

Machine Learning Stocks: 3 Things Investors Should Know

Here's what machine learning is, how big the market opportunity could be, and who the key players are.<p>You may have come across the term "machine …

The Inventor of the World Wide Web Says Computers Will Someday Run Companies Without Humans

Tim Berners-Lee, architect of the Internet, thinks artificial intelligence will someday control the economy.<p>Artificial intelligence is probably coming for our jobs. But will it stop there?<p>Tim Berners-Lee doesn't think so. The British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Web and the web …

Singularity

This Driverless Electric Pod Is The Delivery Guy Of The Future

The T-pod is so autonomous, it doesn’t even have room for a driver.<p>Inside a new type of truck, there are no seats and no windows. The vehicle—which founders call a “T-pod”—is the first truck to be designed to never have a human inside. The driverless design makes it possible, the startup says, to …

Transportation

8 Things Only a Great Lakes Surfer Would Know

Only a Great Lakes surfer can truly relate… <b>A life revolved around anything other than the water is a concept I’ll never be able to grasp.</b> Growing up …

Lake Michigan

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple snapped up Hover Camera's selfie drone for an exclusive

Joining drone makers DJI, Parrot and GoPro, the foldable flying camera will be available as an exclusive bundle on Apple.com and in Apple stores.<p>The Hover Camera Passport is one of several selfie-centric drones released in the past year and, while it's garnered more attention than others, it's …

Drones

Apple Hired a Secret Team to Develop Diabetes Treatment, Report Says

Apple (aapl) has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to …

Diabetes

Google Creative Lab unveils Autodraw, an AI drawing tool to make your doodles better

Google Creative Lab (GCL) has unveiled Autodraw, a free, web-based drawing tool, akin to autocorrect, that combines machine learning technology with …

Artificial Intelligence

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

BIG WAVE AWARDS - Ride of the year Nominees

It’s that time again when we recognize and rewards the hardest-charging surfers on the planet, those surfers who paddle and tow into the biggest …

Surfing

Why Data Engineers Are the New Power Player

Data is a company's most valuable asset next to people and infrastructure. It's about time we elevate the role of the person managing this data: the data engineer.<p>Data engineers are emerging power players that can help your organization break away from the competition. You've heard the title …

Big Data

Data Works, Hadoop 3.0 is round the corner, and 'Horton Hatches the Egg'

What's coming in Hadoop 3.0? How is Hortonworks' strategy evolving? And what are some examples of open-source powered innovation in big data use …

Big Data

Verizon tests a giant drone that provides cell service after disasters

Verizon launched drones with emergency LTE capabilities which could provide the answer to a simple-yet-serious problem after a natural disaster: reestablishing communication.<p>The drones were the product of a collaboration between Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies Inc. They’re <i>enormous</i>, with …

Drones

Firing on All Cylinders: The 2017 Big Data Landscape

It feels good to be a data geek in 2017.<p>Last year, we asked “Is Big Data Still a Thing?”, observing that since Big Data is largely “plumbing”, it has …

Big Data

Is this 18-rotor electric ‘super drone’ the future of taxis?

Why it matters to you<p>It has a striking design but to be a success, people have to want to climb inside. Would you?<p>Call it a superdrone. Call it a …

Drones

Five Surfboard Designs That Aged Like Wine

Tyler Warren breaks down design elements of yesteryear that are just as relevant today as ever<p>A truly talented surfer can ride anything, be it a modern thruster, a twin-keel fish, or an ancient slab of redwood. But few can rip on an array of modern and historical surfcraft and then articulate the …

Design

Why You Should Let Machines Make Decisions For You

Machines crunch numbers. Humans make decisions. That’s what we have been used to traditionally. But, artificial intelligence (AI) is all set to …

Artificial Intelligence

Data Science Jobs Report Q1 2017

Hello, aspiring data scientists! We’re working hard to bring you the latest information, research and employment-related statistics on <i>data science</i> …

Data Science

Liquid Ideals: 2010s

Kelly's Wave, Photo by Glaser<p><i>[This photo feature, where we break down our ever-shifting definition of the perfect wave through the last six decades, originally appeared in our April 2017 Issue, “Evolution,” on newsstands and available for download now.]</i><p>Perhaps no Earthly wave has ever captured our …

Solar Panels

This AI Can Convert Paintings Into Photos and Summer Into Winter

A team of researchers at UC Berkeley have revealed an ‘Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation’ technique that can do something really interesting: it …

Photography

Behind The Scenes: Wave Warriors Photo Shoot

With Hall Of Fame honors going to Michael Ho<p>Christian Fletcher. Marvin Foster. Dane Kealoha. Johnny-Boy Gomes. Tony Moniz. Martin Potter. Matt Archbold. Enough legends to pack a map, and all names that have appeared at one point or another for the annual Wave Warriors photo shoot on the North …

Photography

Liquid Ideals: 2000s

Teahupoo, Photo by Servais<p><i>[This photo feature, where we break down our ever-shifting definition of the perfect wave through the last six decades, originally appeared in our April 2017 Issue, “Evolution,” on newsstands and available for download now.]</i><p>Bodyboarders Mike Stewart and Ben Severson are …

Laird Hamilton
Drones

Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence

It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a headline about deep learning for X, and that AI is on the verge of solving all our problems. Gary Marcus remains skeptical.<p>Marcus, a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and professor of psychology at NYU, has spent decades studying how …

Artificial Intelligence

Sampling Europe's best (and scariest) big-wave spots

Big-wave surfing has become ingrained in European surf culture — epitomized in 2011, when Garrett McNamara set a world record for surfing a 78-foot …

Hawaii

How AI led Context-Aware Computing Can Power the Next Generation of Smart Apps?

The fields of artificial intelligence and deep learning have witnessed monumental progress in the past few years with some pioneering technologies …

Artificial Intelligence

Data Crunching Startup Cloudera Just Filed to Go Public

There could be another big technology IPO in 2017.<p>Cloudera, a data analytics startup, has filed to go public and will trade on the New York Stock …

Markets