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What I learned working for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  — [Attributed to] Mark Twain.<p>Warning: I didn’t understand any of this as I was living through it. …

Computer Science

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

Algoriz lets you build trading algorithms with no coding required

Traders who have an idea for a money-making algorithm have two choices: learn to code themselves, or hire a great engineer. But neither of these two options are realistic, especially for part-time traders who don’t have a large bankroll behind them.<p>Meet Algoriz, a startup participating in Y …

NASA just released a crazy amount of software you can use for free

The agency has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes code for everything from drones, to data and image processing, to health and medicine, to propulsion, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. All software is completely free and without any royalty or copyright fees. Announcing the software release …

An AI can use Google Street View to help you decide where to move

Machine learning is at its best when there’s way too much information for any human to comb through manually, like making high-volume stock trades or surfacing the best posts from hundreds of friends on Facebook.<p>Now one Estonia-based startup, Teleport, is using this idea, coupled with images from …

Machine Learning

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 …

Stock Markets

This AI can spot skin cancer as accurately as a doctor

In what could be a significant breakthrough in the treatment of skin cancer, artificial intelligence has been trained to spot the telltale signs of …

Unreal Engine 4 Tutorial for Beginners

Unreal Engine 4 is a collection of game development tools capable of producing everything from 2D mobile games to AAA console titles. It is the …

Game Development

Soul singer Sam Moore performing at inauguration event

Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump‘s inaugural events.<p>Moore told The …

Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined

U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of …

Renewable Energy

General Motors to announce $1 billion in U.S. investment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) on Tuesday confirmed it will invest an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factories in 2017 and will move some parts production from Mexico to the United States that was previously handled by a supplier.<p>The investments are in addition to the $2.9 …

Donald Trump

Peter Thiel Might Run For California Governor, Report Says

Peter Thiel, a billionaire venture capitalist and vocal supporter of Donald Trump, is reportedly considering a run for California governor in …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Online Education

Applying Gaussian Naïve Bayes Classifier in Python: Part One

<b>N</b>aïve Bayes classifier is one of the most effective machine learning algorithms implemented in machine learning projects and distributed MapReduce …

Python Development: 7 Less-Known-Yet-Helpful Libraries

Django continues to be the pick of libraries for Python developers. However, there are some not-so-well-known libraries that happened to gain …

Python Programming

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

Google

10 Success lessons from Kevin O’Leary – “Mr. Wonderful” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share76<p>+11<p>Shares 89<p>Kevin O’Leary is a Canadian born entrepreneur and TV personality who rose to prominence in the business world after …

Entrepreneurship

SimilarTech’s profiler tells you all of the technologies that web companies are using

SimilarTech crawls the web to analyze what technologies are popular among website operators. The company can track all of the technologies that a website uses, and it then ranks them in order of popularity.<p>As an example, SimilarTech tracks 60 payment technologies used across 2 million web sites. …

Business Development

The Ultimate List of Best Websites to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>It’s been half a year since I gathered my first list of web-based courses and free eBooks about a …

Disturbing 3D Visualization Will Change the Way You Think About Carbon Emissions

Scientists at NASA have created a stunning high-resolution 3D visualization showing the complex ebbs and flows of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s …

Affinity Photo image editing app is now out for Windows

If you're looking for a much affordable alternative to Photoshop for Windows, you may want to check out this indie-made image editor. Affinity Photo, the same program that won Mac App of the Year in 2015, is now officially available for Microsoft's OS. Its developers released a beta version for the …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Renewable energy could thrive in spite of Trump

Many of Trump's views on oil, gas, coal and clean energy - or, at any rate, those views enunciated during his presidential campaign - are very different from what's in place now. And if his plans are implemented, they'll change a lot of things.<p><b>The biggest winners will be oil and gas</b><p>"America First" …

New Search Engine Omnity Said to Be “Smarter Than Google”

The Washington Post reports that a new search engine called Omnity is on the way, which is targeted at researchers and students. Not only is it being …

SEO

I survived 4 years without a paycheck to build my business

Small business owners often have to make personal sacrifices for the sake of their business. Read here to discover how two entrepreneurs survived for …

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

Oil slid after the 'scariest man on earth' said no to freezing production

Crude-oil prices on Monday had risen to their best levels of the year after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hoped the OPEC cartel of oil-producing countries reached an agreement over production limits.<p>"Russia is ready to join the joint measures to cap production and is calling for other …

Programming's best-kept secret just got $20 million to finally win the attention it deserves

When small, individual teams of programmers go to set up their own software projects, Sijbrandij says, they turn to GitLab more than any of its competitors to help them collaborate, merge new features into the existing code, and coordinate on fixing bugs.<p>That popularity with small teams has led …

These 29 Tips Should Be Required Reading For All Beginner Programmers

<i>What are some traits/practices of experienced/good programmers that every beginner programmer should know? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ken Mazaika, CTO, Co-founder & Mentor at The</b> …

Freelancing