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MIT's Veil service will make private browsing more private

After reports and studies revealed that browsers' private modes aren't that secure, MIT graduate student Frank Wang decided to take things into his own hands. He and his team from MIT CSAIL and Harvard have created a tool called Veil, which you could use on a public computer -- or on a private one …

The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master

This was a basic run-down of some basic statistical techniques that can help a data science program manager and or executive have a better …

Data Science

Can We Copy the Brain?

Intensive efforts to re-create human cognition will transform the way we work, learn, and play<p>1. A Unique Machine<p>Trying to create consciousness may …

3 More Indicators Screaming 'Move Into Cash'

Last week brought several negative surprises (Fed, Syria, jobs report).<p>Markets are not reacting to fundamental news.<p>However, market indicators remain …

12 Highly Bingeable Urban Fantasy Series

By now. you’ve probably finished your Netflix <i>Luke Cage</i> binge. Undoubtedly you feel bereft, adrift, and without anything new to fill your brainspace. …

Get Greens, Greens And More Greens With These 16 Recipes

1<p>Cucumbers are a brilliant base to a smoothie as they are mostly water, but also incredibly refreshing. As a base they are spot on to add loads of …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let’s pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe. You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Google Is Teaching a Free Online Course

Google engineers are sharing their knowledge through a new online course.<p>The class, on education website Udacity, will focus on deep learning, a …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

This is the mistake almost everyone makes when buying a new camera

The best single piece of advice I've ever received as a photographer wasn't about technique. It was about equipment.<p>It came from my friend and photo-mentor Candice Cusic, a wedding photographer and photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a Chicago Tribune team in 2000. I was getting …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

In 2012, I embarked on an eccentric project. Having realised how anglocentric my reading was, I decided to try to read a novel, short story collection or memoir from every UN-recognised country, plus former UN member Taiwan (then 196 nations in all), in a calendar year.<p>I set up a blog, …

Books

Illustration Archives

May 18, 2018<p>Brilliant ‘National Geographic’ Cover Is Getting High Praise as One of Its Best Ever<p>Our latest @NatGeo cover is one for the ages#PlanetorPlastic pic.twitter.com/NssiHOtaYc — Vaughn Wallace (@vaughnwallace) May 16, 2018 The newest cover of National Geographic is set to become one for the …

Drawing

Sorry, Elon Musk! Artificial intelligence startups are having a moment

Normally when a business signs up a new client, it's a cause for celebration on both sides. That hasn't always been the case for John Jersin and his …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

<b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them questions. So if you ask, “How was your day?” and you’re met with a grunt or a shrug, …

Self-help

You searched for Intimate moments - Page 3 of 12 - Feature Shoot

For <i>Two People</i>, Singapore-based photographer Sean Lee creates intimate portraits of his mother and father, closely examining their bodies as well as …

HDR Photography: How To Do It And Why

<b>Articles by Danny Eitreim Archives - PictureCorrect</b>49 articles<p>Sunday, March 18th, 2018<p>Today, I have some good news and some bad news regarding your …

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

An algorithm can predict human behavior better than humans

You might presume, or at least hope, that humans are better at understanding fellow humans than machines are. But a new MIT study suggests an algorithm can predict someone’s behavior faster and more reliably than humans can.<p>Max Kanter, a master’s student in computer science at MIT, and his advisor, …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers build a cheap camera that sees what we can't

Normally, our eyes can see things better than our cameras, which is why those smartphone shots of a full moon at night are so bad. Hyperspectral imaging is a way to fix that, since it can capture parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, like near-infra-red light, that humans are incapable of seeing. …

The Book That Changed My Life (and Helped Me Friggin' Relax) - Carrots 'N' Cake

As you guys might remember, I have a history of anxiety and sleep issues. My brain never shuts off, so I often spend a lot of time laying in bed …

Pedro Domingos’ Master Algorithm: How machine learning is reshaping how we live.

Computers and the algorithms they run are precise, perfect, meticulously programmed, and austere. That’s the idea, anyway. But there’s a burgeoning, …

How to Turn Any Song into a Ringtone on your Android Phone

We all know that the stock ringtones for most phones range from merely annoying to other-worldly, nightmarish soundscapes of noise and agony (I’m looking at you, “Moto”). Even after almost a decade of smartphones, creating your own custom ringtone hasn’t gotten much more intuitive. Fortunately, …

Android News

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Forget EL James, let’s have some real dirty fiction

I have always enjoyed a really dirty book. As a child, I loved the sensual thrill you could get from reading – before I was old enough for books with sex in them, I would read food scenes again and again. At school, people practised kissing and looked at each other’s knickers. I wondered why no one …

Books

20th Century Death

20th Century Death infographic from Information is Beautiful, visualizes the main causes of death during the 20th century by grouping each cause into …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that this is exactly what can happen.<p>Innovation--by definition--includes an element of newness. …

Management

In-depth introduction to machine learning in 15 hours of expert videos

(This article was first published on <b>R - Data School</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>In January 2014, Stanford University professors Trevor …

Machine Learning