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Instapage raises $15M to make landing pages smarter

Landing pages might not sound like the most exciting problem for a startup to tackle, but Tyson Quick, founder and CEO of Instapage, said that they’re a real issue for marketers.<p>Quick was previously working on a marketing product called Jounce, where he was frustrated by the fact that even after …

Marketing

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 …

Forget Data Scientists And Hire A Data Translator Instead?

You can invest in data technologies and collect all the data you can possibly imagine, but it’s worthless if it’s not analyzed or communicated to decision-makers so that action can be taken from the insights. Some organizations attempt to communicate data findings across departments of an …

Big Data

This 3D audio soundbar promises to beat your home theater setup

Surround sound is an exercise in compromise. Surround speakers are cumbersome and expensive to set up. They require you sit in a ‘sweet spot’ to achieve a decent sense of positioning, and can’t really replicate the sensation of sound getting close to your head. Headphones can position sound more …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

After AlphaBay and Hansa, there are only more dark web takedowns to come

One slip-up is all it takes<p>This week, police announced the takedown of two of the dark web’s largest marketplaces for illegal goods: AlphaBay and its substitute, Hansa. Through a combination of online and conventional detective work, federal agents shut down these two hubs of criminal trade and …

Microsoft’s Azure Stack private cloud platform is ready for its first customers

Microsoft’s cloud strategy has long focused on the kind of hybrid cloud deployments that allow enterprises to run workloads in a public cloud like Azure and in their own data centers. Azure Stack, its project for bringing the core Azure services into the corporate data center, is the logical …

Microsoft Azure

AlphaBay, Biggest Online Drug Bazaar, Goes Dark, and Questions Swirl

SAN FRANCISCO — The largest online black market for drugs, AlphaBay, has been down for nearly two days, raising questions about whether it was seized by law enforcement authorities or taken down in a swindle.<p>The administrators of AlphaBay have posted on the social network Reddit that they are doing …

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

dataportal

This site expertly pairs fonts using machine learning

As any typography nerd will tell you, pairing fonts on a design project isn’t as simple as you might think. Depending on your objective (to create balance or to tension, or to showcase a particular piece of content, for example), there are various approaches you can take. But what if you’re a …

Man's tweet about pie charts being useless causes hilarious chaos

For people that think pie charts are an effect means of displaying data, one man on Twitter has news for you: they're utterly useless.<p>Economist and …

Data Visualization

Best Beaches In The World: Siquijor, The Philippines

With over 7000 islands on offer, any traveller to the Philippines is utterly spoilt for choice. Whatever your desert island daydream, this …

Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones

That's got to be the most metal way to clean a power line.<p>Chinese companies have engineered an alarming-looking way of eliminating trash hanging on …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Expert View: How To Implement A Data-Driven Culture | Articles | Big Data

We are now deep into the big data revolution, and the majority of organizations have at least recognized that they need data in order to become …

Say Goodbye To Your Data Lake In 2017 | Articles | Big Data

The hype around Data Lakes increased dramatically in 2016, with Gartner finding that inquiries related to the term rose 21% year-on-year. However, …

10 TED talks that used visual graphics to win the audience

Learn how the right set of slides turned these talks into an immersive and engaging experience.<p>What is it that makes TED speakers so damn persuasive? Perhaps it's because they follow these public speaking tips or follow and learn from these public speaking stars. One thing they have in common is, …

Public Speaking

What Is the Future of Data Warehousing?

There is no denying it – we live in The Age of the Customer. Consumers all over the world are now digitally empowered, and they have the means to …

UK surveillance law marks a 'worse than scary' shift

The UK has taken a deep plunge into surveillance with a far-reaching new law.<p>The problem, say critics, is that it goes too deep and too far.<p>The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 officially became law on Tuesday, after being passed by the House of Lords last month. Often referred to as the Snooper's …

Privacy

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced …

Manufacturing

20 smart ways to save electricity

Artist Continues to Add Pop Culture Characters to Thrift Store Paintings

Looking for a little levity? Dave Pollot's clever oil paintings have always brought a smile to our faces. Pollot scours thrift shops for used paintings and prints, which are then transformed into humorous art pieces under his deft hand. He's mastered the art of finding just the right place to …

Google's mini radar can identify virtually any object

Google's Project Soli radar technology is useful for much more than controlling your smartwatch with gestures. University of St. Andrews scientists have used the Soli developer kit to create RadarCat, a device that identifies many kinds of objects just by getting close enough. Thanks to machine …

Wynd says it will measure and clean the air you breathe

Kickstarter favorite Wynd is planning to clean up the air you breath.<p>If you live in a city, the air you breathe probably isn't doing you any favors. Most American urban areas maintain an Air Quality Index (AQI) score of under 100, meaning low-to-moderate risk of airborne pollutants. But prolonged …

Enjoy encrypted internet with 80% off CyberGhost VPN

Only VPN users know the peace of mind that comes with establishing an encrypted, secure internet connection, immune to hackers, prying eyes, and data caps.<p>In today’s hacker-heavy world, an unsecured Wi-Fi connection is essentially an open invitation for malicious meddlers to steal your sensitive …

The Value Of Interactive Data Visualization And Why It Matters to Business

<i>Take a look at how interactive data visualization works in action and what it can do to digitally transform your company.</i><p>Research has shown how much …

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Readers of this column can be assured that it is not written, at least for now, by a highly- capable computer algorithm, but by a (at least somewhat capable) human being. This is part of the unspoken deal between author and reader, person-to-person: you are free to agree or disagree, to find fault …

MacPaw’s Gemini 2 intelligently finds duplicates to free space on your Mac

One of the most frustrating parts about keeping a large photo collection (75,000 and growing), is that I often end up with duplicates over years of maintenance. I’ve spent my fair share cleaning and sorting my library, but it always seems like an album sneaks in with duplicate photos. I’ve been an …

10 mostly free resources for learning Android development

Like losing weight, building muscle or learning a new language, learning to create Android apps is an ambition shared by many. Just like those other goals though, it’s also an ambition that many of us will never get around to. Partly this is because there are more pressing concerns on our radar …

Android Development

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …