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Seven Techniques for Data Dimensionality Reduction

<b>By Rosaria Silipo.</b><p>The recent explosion of data set size, in number of records and attributes, has triggered the development of a number of big data …

Data Science

5 things that keep tech execs up at night

Pity the poor soul at your company who is in charge of technology decisions. Whether that person is the CIO, the director of engineering, vice …

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Programming

The Complicated Legacy of Batman Begins

Ten years after Christopher Nolan reinvented the superhero movie, studios are trying to emulate its darker mood without seizing on what really makes it special.<p>Ten years ago, the idea of Batman actually scaring people was far-fetched. So when Christopher Nolan's <i>Batman Begins</i> was released in 2005, …

Comic Books

The Untold Story Of Microsoft’s Surface Hub

A man with a dream. A company in flux. A secret factory outside Portland. And a hyper-ambitious gambit to reimagine how meetings happen.<p><b>Jeff Han’s fingers are dancing across an expansive, wall-mounted touch screen.</b> Planet Earth spins in front of him in computer-generated form; he grabs it with both …

The Tongue-Twisting History of the Many Euphemisms for Eating Ass

Tongues have been touching butts for as long as humans have had both, but for a long time, there was no word in English for what's commonly called "tossing salad."<p>I remember the first time I actively, unambiguously tongued the anus of a man. It was June 1994 in the Yankee Doodle Motel in Shelburne, …

Twitter's epic struggle to become the next Google

Sacca had a lot of individual points that made sense. Twitter is too hard for new users to figure out. It's a little intimidating. It can feel isolating if you don't know who to follow and nobody's interacting with you.<p>Twitter is is the first enormous media company that grew up entirely in the …

Digital Advertising

Ultra-low-cost carriers set their sights on expansion

Ultra-low-cost carriers with thin-cushion seats and a long menu of passenger fees reap hefty profits, and that is why fliers can expect a major expansion in such low-fare carriers in the next few years.<p>Denver-based Frontier Airlines, the latest carrier to convert to an ultra-low-cost format, …

Understanding Apple and privacy

This debate isn't just raging over Facebook and Google either. How many people are aware that unless location is disabled Instagram can make it …

Privacy

Adblocking And The End Of Big Advertising

I have a confession to make as an internet writer: I block ads. It’s not a habit I formed recently – I have pretty much blocked ads my entire life, in every medium that I can. In middle school, I bought the first-generation TiVo in order to skip television ads (my mother may have helped with this …

Women in the boardroom,Work & careers,Gender,Women,Management,Business,Life and style,Money,Women in Leadership<p>Research from Columbia Business School negates idea that female senior executives are unwilling to support other women in their careers<p>“Queen bee syndrome” – displayed by leading …

Mentoring

Stories From Lives Affected by HIV

VICE presents five stories about HIV today, inspired by our documentary, 'Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution.'<p>In celebration of our new documentary, <i>Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution</i><i>,</i> we've published a series of stories from lives affected by the HIV virus. Each story challenges old notions of …