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Google’s self-training AI turns coders into machine-learning masters - MIT Technology Review

Google just made it a lot easier to build your very own custom AI system.<p>A new service, called Cloud AutoML, uses several machine-learning tricks to …

Machine Learning

How to install the official Apple SEED training app on iPhone

Apple SEED is an official training app that you can’t download from the App Store. It’s designed to teach Apple Store employees and Authorized Resellers all they need to know about the company’s products and services.<p>Here’s a trick that lets you try out the SEED app on your own iPhone.<p>SEED — which …

Apple Store

Meet your match: Google app finds famous art you look like

Grab the Monet and Gogh: The Google Arts & Culture app lets you take a selfie, then compares it to thousands of museum paintings.<p>Sure, we all know what famous person we vaguely look like (I always get Geena Davis, which ... I wish! She's still in a "League of Her Own.") But the blandly named Google …

Apps

Microsoft announces its new open source machine learning tools

Cloud Minds<p>On Monday, Microsoft unveiled some new machine learning tools at the Ignite conference in Orlando. The software giant announced the …

Machine Learning

New Training Courses Available: Introduction to Machine Learning & Deep Learning on AWS | Amazon Web Services

AWS Training and Certification offers guidance to APN Partners so you can more effectively help customers leverage the AWS Cloud. We have two new …

Machine Learning

iOS 11: How to improve iPhone battery life

Since iOS 11 has been available for over a week, many users are now running Apple’s latest mobile OS. While there are lots of great new features, one downside many users are experiencing is decreased battery life. Let’s take a look at the best ways to improve battery life on your iPhone.<p>In a recent</i> …

Batteries

Here's how to build a kickass website on a budget

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Forget about snowmen — do you want to build a</i> …

How to use Apple’s terrific document scanner in iOS 11

You don’t need a separate app anymore<p>One of the most useful tricks in Apple’s iOS 11 update is found inside the Notes app: it’s a document scanner. If there’s a business card, receipt, or any other document you want to save or mark up, this tool makes getting it on your iPhone or iPad dead simple. …

Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. In an interesting twist, the Deeplearning.ai domain name appears to be registered to Baidu’s Sunnyvale AI research campus — …

Apple Grows Its Ecosystem, And Its Advantage

Apple slipped off its high horse in 2015 and 2016, but has hopped back aboard and is now streaking at the front of the market.<p>This is not just about technicals or cheapness. The company has successfully rebuilt its business around grabbing your undivided attention. Do I have your attention?<p>Although …

MacBook Air

For programmers, the ultimate office perk is avoiding the office entirely

Slack, Skype, Google Hangouts, Basecamp, BlueJeans. Over the past decade, designers and engineers have invented dozens of new tools to keep us connected to the office without actually going there. Unsurprisingly, those same engineers have been among the first to start using them in large numbers. …

The Workplace

Google’s new app turns your ugly doodles into art

Most of us aren’t talented artists, so if I ever need a graphic for some project I’ll usually resort to finding clipart on the web. But that might be a problem of the past thanks to Google’s new AutoDraw tool, which turns your ugly doodles into clean graphics.<p>It’s incredibly simple to use, and a …

Apple iOS 10.3.2 Release Has A Nasty Surprise [Updated]

<i>Update: Apple has asked for time to look into this and discover why older iPhones have been excluded from the release. In the mean time reports are emerging that iOS 10.3.2 betas are now being rolled out to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. So fingers crossed there has been a change of heart here and</i> …

iPhone 5

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Luke RedmondUdemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p>We put together a list of some of our …

A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

<b>One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public.</b><p>A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded.<p>But a glance into those places may not give you much idea about what is going on.<p>"Everyone can join as long as you speak …

Tesla is so sure its cars are safe that it now offers insurance for life

In the self-driving future envisioned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, car owners might be saying "goodbye" to a whole lot more than steering wheels.<p>Musk is …

IBM Watson AI is taking over white-collar jobs in Japan

Artificial intelligence has some pretty clear use cases in the workforce. Thus far, it’s largely been used to automate factory and shipping work. It …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016, and Where to Watch Them

It’s been a tough year for some of us, but its been a <i>fantastic</i> year for film. These incredible dramas, musicals, documentaries, and sci-fi thrillers …

Entertainment

World’s best video converter finally exits beta after 13 years

Handbrake has been our go-to tool for all types of video conversion how-tos for years and now after 13 years in ‘beta’ the free software is officially ready for its official launch.<p>The team behind the popular software revealed today that version 1.0.0 of Handbrake is now available. It includes a …

Apple offers first glimpse at its secretive AI work

Researchers on Apple’s artificial intelligence team have published the first ever research paper ever from the iPhone-maker, ending Apple’s long standing ban that safeguarded company secrets.<p>The paper details methods on how to train AI algorithms to recognize images. Apple’s researchers reveal that …

Machine Learning

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

The 10 Best Apps Of 2016

Our favorite brand-new apps of the year–plus a few radical upgrades–for your phone, tablet, and computer.<p>To say that 2016 was a good year for helpful apps would be a colossal understatement. A perfect storm of artificial intelligence, big data, excellent interface design, and fresh takes on …

How leaving a corporate job to join a startup f**ked me up and sorted my life out

Yes, its was one of the biggest and boldest decision I have ever made, and I am glad that I did.<p>It was around 2PM one Friday afternoon when I made …

Startups

Google opens its digital assistant to developers in race against Amazon's Alexa

Two months after rolling out its digital assistant, Google is opening its doors to outside developers to help the company chase rivals, particularly Amazon.com, in a critical technology race.<p>On Thursday, the Alphabet Inc. unit launched a system for developers to build chatbots that work with Google …

5 Apps to Get You Seriously Organized for Your Work Week

The weekend is a time to take stock. You’ve got two days to unwind from the week before and get yourself ready for the one that’s coming up. But, of course, you don’t want to take up your entire weekend with organization stuff. There are fun things to be done! So we’ve got the five best apps from …

Research Shows Mobile Banking Lifting Hundreds of Thousands from Poverty

In a study published Friday in the journal <i>Science</i>, economists at MIT and Georgetown have found that a service allowing users to send and receive …

Top 10 Coding Toys For Kids This Christmas

Osmo Coding Game<p>Osmo Genius Kit<p>Ozobot 2.0 Bit, the Educational Toy Robot that Teaches STEM and Coding, Crystal White<p>littleBits Electronics Arduino …

Kids

These are the 20 best-selling books of the year

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon released its list of the 20 best-selling books of 2016 this week.<p>"This year's best-selling list showcases the variety of Amazon …

Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence

<b>US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers.</b><p>A report in the New York Times says the agencies had "high confidence" about Russian involvement in hacking.<p>A CIA assessment reported by the Washington Post …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …