Constantine Nicolaou

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Pattern recognition

I helped work on a thing last weekend that I can’t write about, yet, and then last week I found my way to San Jose for Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, and fine, all right, OK, I’m convinced: Now that the smartphone boom is plateauing, AI/deep learning is the new coal face of technology — and, …

Deep Learning

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

11 Things Truly Successful People Never Do (Ever)

You can drive yourself crazy trying to find the keys to success. Or you can just eliminate these 11 behaviors, and take some big steps toward achieving your goals.<p>How do you define success?<p>For some people, it's achieving a level of respect and accomplishment. Others benchmark their personal …

Self-improvement

D3.js JavaScript data visualization package goes modular

D3.js, a tool for JavaScript data visualization, has been made modular in an upgrade released this week.<p>Version 4.0 of D3 now features many libraries …

Furniture that Flattens Into Wall Art Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating …

The future of machine learning: 5 trends to watch around algorithms, cloud, IoT, and big data

Algorithms. Cloud. Internet of Things. Data.<p>No one can predict the future of technology with 100 percent accuracy. But these four pillars are …

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Why Intel Is Laying Off Thousands of Workers

These days, it’s hard to conjure the sense of dread that the word “Wintel” inspired during the PC era. In the waning decades of the 20th Century, …

Self-driving truck convoy completes its first major journey across Europe

EU-backed challenge sets the stage for more automation on Europe's roads<p>This morning, a fleet of self-driving trucks arrived in the Dutch port of Maasvlakte, completing a cross-continent journey that organizers say demonstrates the future of transport in Europe. The experiment is known as the …

Build Your Own Technology Radar

Creating a technology radar for yourself helps you formalize your thinking. . .You should treat your technology portfolio like a financial portfolio …

Startups Don't Fail On Ideas, They Fail On Execution

Young companies don’t fail on good or bad ideas. They fail on execution. Yet many young startups make the mistake of focusing on the big idea or the high concept rather than the art and science of turning business plans into thriving businesses.<p>In a candid conversation with Yossi Vardi, an icon of …

Startups

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Writing beautiful code in Swift

Having well structured code makes development a lot more efficient and enjoyable. As a developer you can focus on the task at hand and let your …

8 successful entrepreneurs share the worst advice they ever received

Bad advice is easy to ignore. But sometimes the <i>worst</i> advice can stick with you, as a reminder of what matters most to your personal and professional fulfillment.<p>Entrepreneurs by definition have to go against the grain, and so conventional, albeit terrible, advice can be used as a motivational …

Entrepreneurship

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

Startups

16 Best YouTube Channels To Start Learning Web Development

Want to be a web developer but <b>not sure where to start</b> or<b> which programming language to begin with</b>? There are plenty of resources you can fall back on …

JavaScript

How To Write Inspiring Job Descriptions For UX

To attract motivated designers and user researchers, keep your eye on the <i>why</i>. What’s the why? It’s the underlying purpose that brings you and your …

Employment

How to Use Color in Design to Guide Your User

The colors you choose in your designs can really help guide a user through a site or application. The human eye is generally designed to perceive …

Introducing the new Google+

If you head over to Google+ today, you’ll see that things look a little different.<br>Since we last posted, we’ve spent a lot of time listening to what …

Android News

Atom: My New Favorite Code Editor

As a hobbyist Python programmer, over the years I have tried a variety of different editors. Back in the day I used to use <i>Eclipse</i> with the <i>PyDev</i> …

Linux

Microsoft delays tool that will bring Android apps to Windows

Microsoft has confirmed that a tool that lets Android apps easily run on Windows 10 is "not ready," according <i>Windows Central</i> and other sources. The software giant introduced the Windows Bridge for Android, dubbed "Project Astoria," earlier this year as part of a larger effort to help app-builders …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

Living in London is now 40% more expensive than it was in 2005

On Monday morning, Boris Johnson announced that the London Living Wage has risen by 40.3% in the past ten years, reflecting the huge rise in the cost of living in the capital.<p>The news came as Johnson announced that the Living Wage has been increased by £0.25 ($0.39) per hour and now sits at £9.40 …

Boris Johnson

Basecamp 3 Will Change the Way You Think About Work—Again

Before there was Slack, there was Basecamp. It launched back in 2004, when “reply all” email chains were still cool. Its founding team sprung from …

Apple May Have To Stop Selling iPhone In The UK If Surveillance Law Passes

I know, that headline is quite the starting point, but stay with me here, there’s some possibility in this. First, here’s the tweet from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales which inspired me to write this:<p>Here’s the deal. The UK government is trying to pass legislation that will prevent anyone from using …

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