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AWS Lambda + Serverless Framework + Python— Part 1 : A Step By Step “Hello World”

I am creating a series of blog posts to help you develop, deploy and run (mostly) Python applications on AWS Lambda using Serverless Framwork.<p>You can …

Cloud Computing

RESTful API Design — Step By Step Guide

The (Somewhat) definitive guide to build better APIs<p>As software developers, most of us use or build REST APIs in a day to day life. APIs are the …

Microservices

A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch

On an undulating stretch of California coastline, a hidden guesthouse runs free of the grid.<p>As they approach, visitors to Steve and Margaret Cegelski’s new guesthouse north of Santa Barbara might be momentarily confused. Their quarters are hidden from sight, tucked under the lip of a hill, with a …

Santa Barbara

An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway

A clever renovation transforms an irregularly shaped dwelling in Trequanda, Italy, into a tiny retreat that's bursting with character.<p>In the small, medieval village of Trequanda in Tuscany, Italy, Casa Effegi is an old stone building that was restored and transformed into a cozy, 367-square-foot …

Architecture

Glass and Stone Combine to Dazzling Effect on California's Central Coast

In Clint Eastwood’s exclusive Tehama resort in Carmel, a crisp, contemporary home prioritizes indoor/outdoor living.<p>When a pair of empty nesters decided to trade San Francisco for a more rural refuge, they turned to Carmel–based practice Studio Schicketanz to bring their retirement home to life.<p>Set …

Architecture

6 Midwestern Tiny Home Companies to Help You Downsize

If you're based in the Midwest and looking to move into a tiny home, these regional companies are your answer.<p>Whether you're looking to downsize or are interested in affordable, ecologically friendly housing, purchasing a tiny home just might be the right choice for you. Here, we've gathered some …

Great Lakes

Titan Underwater Drone

Capable of reaching nearly 500 feet deep, the Titan is an ideal underwater photography tool. It uses six powerful thrusters combined with software to …

Float off the grid with this solar-powered tiny home houseboat

If you like to fish and are intrigued by the tiny home movement and the concept of living off the grid, the Le Koroc three-float pontoon houseboat …

A letter to… my friend with benefits

I’ve just seen you again after about 10 years, three marriages and four children between us, and it feels as if nothing has changed. But of course it has. We’re in our 40s now; both older, a bit fatter (well, me, certainly), a bit more jaded. Those heady days of our 20s are well and truly behind …

Relationships

Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage (That You Can Have Too!)

1 of 11<p>This Small Space Still Has Major Charm<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Exterior Charm<p>3 of 11<p>Prettiest Porch on the Block<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Living Space …

Atelier 22 House

Located on a two-acre plot in Amagansett, the Atelier 22 House is a sleek modernization of a classic Hamptons home. The residence is comprised of …

SurvAIllance

You may not be aware that the rough consensus in the tech community is that Cambridge Analytica were almost certainly bullshit artists. Oh, don’t get me wrong, what they tried to do, and/or claimed to do, was super shady and amoral and would have been ruinous to reasonable informed democracy if …

Cambridge Analytica

Stephen Hawking 'predicted end of world' days before he died

Professor Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred close to the remains of another of Britain's greatest physicists, Sir Isaac Newton, in Westminster …

Stephen Hawking

Getting Technical: 5 Types of Wood Joints You Should Know

No matter if a piece of furniture is big or small, plywood or solid, the type of joint used in production can make or break the item, literally.<p>When seeking to learn more about woodworking, gaining a deeper knowledge of wood joinery is a great place to start. Whether it's keeping the arm of a chair …

Woodworking

Data science with Python: Turn your conditional loops to Numpy vectors

Vectorization trick is fairly well-known to data scientists and is used routinely in coding, to speed up the overall data transformation, where …

Learning Python: Best free books, tutorials and videos

There's a wealth of free resources out there, including books, sites, videos, and even courses.<p>If you want to learn a programming language in 2018 …

Python Programming

Software 2.0

I sometimes see people refer to neural networks as just “another tool in your machine learning toolbox”. They have some pros and cons, they work here …

Tehama: A rustic retreat in Clint Eastwood's California settlement

Anyone who longed for a treehouse as a child in which to hide away and melt into nature will have an affinity with the Tehama 1 home off the coast of …

Moser House

Salvaged from a 150-year-old barn, the Moser House merges a modern interior with an ancient facade. The original building was carefully dissembled …

IBM is modeling new AI after the human brain

Attentive Robots<p>Currently, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are able to exhibit seemingly-human traits. Some are intentionally humanoid, and …

Three rules to regulate AI development

Oren Etziono, CEO of the Allen Institute for AI, proposed three rules rules to regulate artificial intelligence development in a New York Times …

GAN Deep Learning Architectures - review

Introduction<p>How do you teach a machine to draw a human face if it has never seen one? A computer can store petabytes of photos, but it has no idea …

Here's Why You Should Rethink Your Kitchen Cabinets

Most of us grew up with kitchens lined with cupboards with drinking glasses, the everyday dinner plates, and boxes of cereal all hidden behind their …

Putin: Whoever leads in AI will rule the world

Russian President Vladimir Putin told students on Friday that whoever leads in artificial intelligence "will be the ruler of the world," per the</b> …

Bosch's stain scanner knows what you spilled on your shirt last night

German technology giant Bosch is mostly known for making home appliances. And at IFA 2017, the company is showing off a concept that it hopes can add a new dimension to those products. The X-Spect is a portable device that detects fabric composition, scans stains and figures out what your food is …

Mobile App Prototypes with React-Native

Coming from Web-development, I'm used to setting up front-end prototypes quick. Almost every computer has a browser that runs JavaScript, even most …

Glass and Timber Extension Revamps 18th Century Farmstead in UK

Set in the confines of Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom, the <b>West Yard Farm</b> in its latest avatar is a wonderful blend of the old and the new. …

Smart Homes' Basic Setup: 5 Devices You Need, Prices And Risks Involved

Our homes and generally our lives, are growing more and more smart every day. Whether it be smartwatches, smartphones and smart speakers, they can …

This Smart Home Sets a Powerful New Standard For Sustainability

The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the site, and the local climate in a fresh interpretation of suburban housing.<p>Not every architect launches a practice by building a new home for their parents, but such was the …

Architecture

Gorgeous forest home will fulfill your tiny cabin dreams

Get ready for some serious cabin envy. Architecture firm studio PIKAPLUS crafted a gorgeous tiny home that perfectly harmonizes with its surrounding …