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Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

Online Education

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

Gorgeous modern home with enviable indoor-outdoor living asks $9.5M

Yes, please!<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Cherry Hills Village, Colorado<p><b>Price:</b> $9,500,000<p>This sprawling, modern house begs to be seen, yes, …

Eric Schmidt-backed HouseCanary raises $33 million

The total U.S. housing market is worth $30 trillion, but the data to value individual properties is still imprecise, according to HouseCanary. The real estate startup thinks it has better analysis and counts believers like Eric Schmidt and Kobe Bryant, who are participating in its $33 million …

Real Estate

Build a Silent, Texting Doorbell With an Amazon Dash Button

If you have dogs that tend to get riled up at the sound of a doorbell, or you’re on the phone a lot and work from a home, a chiming doorbell isn’t …

Raspberry Pi

dreamdesign refashions vacation house in kiev, ukraine

<b>ukranian studio dreamdesign has brought life to a vacation house near kiev, turning it into the maison de charme – a family dwelling with character.</b> …

Raspberry Pi’s Pixel for PC and Mac breathes new life into old computers

Pixel is a lightweight operating system with a clean desktop UI released by the foundation behind the affordable, tinker-friendly Raspberry Pi $35 computer in September, and now it’s available for PC or Mac users who might want to throw old hardware into renewed service. The lightweight Linux-based …

Raspberry Pi

Duet Display brings Apple’s Touch Bar to any iPad

I've long been a fan of Duet Display's ability to turn my five-year-old iPad into a surprisingly responsive and portable secondary display for my laptop. Now Duet is about to get just a little bit more interesting thanks to a new option that adds a Touch Bar to the bottom of the display, whether …

IPad Pro

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

Investing

Build a Slick Little Miniature Weather Display Perfect for a Desk or Wall

Need an upgrade to that boring old thermometer outside the kitchen window? Adafruit put together a guide for a wonderfully compact little battery …

Modern-Industrial House With Sophisticated Decor Accents

This is a house located in Pozuelo de Alarcon, in Madrid, Spain which, in spite of its industrial design, has a really warm and cozy interior. In …

Shipping Container House Breaks The Boundaries Between Indoor And Outdoor

Houses built out of repurposed shipping containers are quite controversial. Some love them and some hate them and there are some valid points on each …

I won't listen to music on my computer without this flash drive-sized amp — here's why

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Brandt Ranj / Business Insider Many companies claim to make products audiophiles will enjoy because that market is full of people who …

Consumer Tech

How To Grow Citrus in Containers - Quiet Corner

For the most part, the areas where home gardeners plant the citrus trees are the same areas where citrus is grown commercially. But if space is …

Why Tesla Needs To Sell The Model 3 Without A Body

Everyone knows that this week Elon Musk will teleport back down to Earth from his orbital platform and present humankind with his latest gift: the …

How Ashton Kutcher And Guy Oseary Built A $250 Million Portfolio With Startups Like Uber And Airbnb

Ashton Kutcher, one of the world’s highest-paid TV actors, can obviously afford that most essential of Los Angeles celebrity luxuries: a car and driver. But he still prefers Uber. “We’re going to go to Warner Bros.,” he dictates, as we hop into a black Chevy Tahoe with Kutcher’s business partner, …

Startups

How to Make Your Dumb Car Smart

TIME’s latest cover story chronicles the rise of today’s smart cars and imagines a future without pesky steering wheels. Makes at all price points …

Android Auto

Google cofounder Sergey Brin says these 2 books most influenced him

On his personalized Stanford site from those early days, he wrote, "Research on the Web seems to be fashionable these days and I guess I'm no exception. "<p>Today, Google is the primary subsidiary of Alphabet, Brin and Page's monolithic tech company with a market cap of more than $480 billion. Aside …

Richard Feynman

Download Free Live Wallpapers for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

iPhone 6s and 6s plus have a unique feature, known as Live Wallpaper. Live Wallpapers are not PNGs or GIFs, but it has been made specially to …

The 11 smartest things to do with your money in your 20s

Entering the "real world" in your 20s is thrilling, but far from simple.<p>On top of navigating the job-search process and learning the ins and outs of renting an apartment, you have to figure out what to do with your first paychecks.<p>To help, we've rounded up the smartest things 20-somethings who are …

Personal Finance

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

Morgan Stanley on Tesla: 'We expect the Model 3 to be a really nice car' — but there's a catch

He's still bullish — the stock is currently trading at about $195, and Jonas' target is well above Tesla's peak of $291 — but he's a bull who's worried about two things.<p>First, he thinks the forthcoming Model 3 mass-market electric car will be later than Tesla expects, more expensive, and in a …

Tesla

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

The founder of Google's top secret project lab has a new plan to double the world's GDP

His efforts turned into Google X, the secretive "moonshot factory" that has produced some of Google's most technically ambitious projects like self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, Google Glass and internet bearing balloons.<p>But after guiding Google X through its early years, Thrun relinquished …

MOOCs

A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?

What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? Matt Scullin thinks there is, and he's formed a company to turn that idea into a reality.<p>The key to Scullin's plans is something called thermoelectrics. "A …

University of Pennsylvania

How a startup that makes fake meat from plants caught the attention of Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter

That's the idea behind Beyond Meat, a startup that aims to manufacture fake meat using a patented technology and plant products.<p>Founder Ethan Brown grew up in Washington, D.C., with a professor father who had a real passion for agriculture.<p>On the weekends and over the summer, he and his family …

Bill Gates

This app will help you save money you'll never miss — and pay you cash rewards, too

In case you haven't heard of it, Digit automatically saves a small amount of money that you won't even notice is missing from your checking account by regularly tracking your income and spending patterns. It transfers the money (typically $2 to $17 every 2-3 days) to a separate Digit account …

Personal Finance