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Vanity Fair’s next editor may be the New York Times’ Radhika Jones

Who?<p>Conde Nast may have found its replacement for Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter: The publisher has been in advanced talks to hire Radhika Jones, who is currently an editor at the New York Times.<p>Sources at the Times and Vanity Fair say Jones has been talking to Conde executives about the job. …

Journalism

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

5 Surprising Lessons We Can Learn from Roger Federer, Oldest and Wisest of Tennis Champions

What we can learn from a life built on values.<p>Roger Federer is an original. He has designed the life he loves, often doing what is counterintuitive to being a champion. He is a family man. He is too old to be a tennis champion. He is a calm, modest personality, even though he is the longest …

Roger Federer

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Self-improvement

Artificial Intelligence, Explained

From personal assistants like Siri, to movie suggestions on Netflix, artificial intelligence (NYSE:AI) is rapidly becoming ubiquitous in everyday …

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

A new drone route is now open in Malawi

Drones can soar over roads in the flood-prone region to help deliver supplies to remote areas.<p>Today the government of Malawi opened a new air route in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund for testing the viability of drone delivery in the region.<p>Drone delivery makes sense in …

Drones

Content Marketing: Five Steps For Creating Insatiable Posts That Rank

The fabric that binds us all are stories. Stories are at the heart of our society, and their genesis dates back to the dawn of language in our species. Human begins have long been telling stories that have carried on from generation to generation. Today, we live in a world where stories are …

Marketing

Lorem raises $1.1M to connect small businesses and web developers for quick assistance

When small and medium businesses want to build a website, they can take advantage of easy-to-use web tools like Squarespace — but who do they turn to when they need more technical help?<p>New York City startup Lorem Technologies is trying to make this process easier. After all, CEO Sam Wilcoxon …

From Nothing To $25 Million In Less Than 12 Months

It is customary for friendly golfers to give each other a “Mulligan” when a bad t-shot goes awry. I’m beginning to think we should all get a business Mulligan too—an early business failure, preferably right out of school, where we learn the tricks of the entrepreneurial trade.<p>Some people say you …

New Brunswick

Sheryl Sandberg explains how she's coping with her husband's death, how Mark Zuckerberg has helped her, and why 'grief leave' is as important as maternity leave

Sheryl Sandberg has had a difficult two years. While she has been working as the chief operating officer of Facebook, which recently reported one of its strongest quarters ever, she was dealt a devastating blow. In May 2015, her husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly.<p>He and Sandberg were on vacation …

Sheryl Sandberg

How the New York Times saved itself

Subscriptions, not ads.<p>The New York Times saw its stock shoot up this week after it announced strong Q1 results, punctuated by the addition of 308,000 digital subscribers.<p>The Times’ subscription bump is in large part a product of Donald Trump and the aftermath of the 2016 election. But it’s also …

New York Times

Take a look at the first boring machine for Elon Musk’s Boring Company

Elon Musk’s tunnel boring company still isn’t quite as well-articulated as his other three companies, which include the well-established SpaceX and Tesla, as well as the newly minted Neurolink brain interface company. The Boring Company has by far the punniest name, however, and now it also has …

Apple Watch SOS calls 911 after college student’s car crash

Apple Watch can help improve your health and fitness with its activity tracking features, but it can also be a critical safety device in the right situation. That’s what happened to a 22-year-old college student in Maryland after his car was struck by another vehicle and his iPhone was slung out of …

Smartwatches

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

Igor Mordatch is working to build machines that can carry on a conversation. That's something so many people are working on. In Silicon Valley, …

Google's new sun map will tell you whether your roof needs a solar panel

Google has long stated its ambitions to run its global operations solely on renewable energy, and now it wants to lead by example. The company has updated its interactive Sunroof map that helps people estimate whether it makes sense to install a solar panel on their roof.<p>In a new blog post, the Big …

Solar Power

Google is acquiring data science community Kaggle

Sources tell us that Google is acquiring Kaggle, a platform that hosts data science and machine learning competitions. Details about the transaction remain somewhat vague, but given that Google is hosting its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco this week, the official announcement could come as …

Snap stock finishes up 44% on first day

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, had a great day in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. After pricing the IPO at $17 per share yesterday, the stock opened at $24. It then closed the day at $24.48, a 44 percent premium to the people who bought it yesterday.<p>But like with all IPOs, not …

Designing a Business Card in LaTeX

In 2017, I will graduate from Ghent University. This means starting a professional career, either in academia or in industry. One of the first things …

Web Development

AI That Picks Stocks Better Than the Pros - MIT Technology Review

The ability to predict the stock market is, as any Wall Street quantitative trader (or quant) will tell you, a license to print money. So it should …

Time’s AI-powered time tracking app will help you stop procrastinating

Do you like making lists of things to do, but then end up failing to accomplish the items you’ve laid out? A new application aimed at those with a tendency towards procrastination can help. Instead of a simple checklist or time tracker, Time, as the app is called, lets you more obsessively …

Tesla Just Launched Its Futuristic "Enhanced Autopilot" Update

It's the next step towards full autonomy.<p>Filed Under Tesla<p>Tesla has started updating a select number of cars with an enhanced version of its …

Tesla

Apple could start manufacturing iPhones in India by April 2017

Apple could very soon begin manufacturing iPhones in the world's fastest growing smartphone market.<p>After months of back and fourth with the local …

India

Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg — and maybe even Jeff Bezos — are going to Trump’s tech summit next week

The gathering will take place Wednesday in New York.<p>Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are among the small group of top tech leaders who will attend a summit with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to numerous …

Silicon Valley

Amazon Go Is A New Way To Shop For Groceries (Video)

Grocery shopping can be a job which takes a while, especially if there are long queues and Amazon is looking to launch a new grocery store which …

Volkswagen launches Moia, a new standalone mobility company

Volkswagen Group is making a significant bet on future mobility services with Moia, a new separate company that will exist under the VW umbrella of brands focused specifically on providing mobility solutions, including fleet-based commuter shuttles and, eventually, autonomous on-demand …

​Forget home rentals, Airbnb wants to be your travel agent

With the launch of "Trips," travelers can make restaurant reservations, book insider tours and find a place to stay all from Airbnb's website.

Hospitality