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How Helsinki Became the Most Successful Open-Data City in the World

The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is serial entrepreneur-turned-founder of two incubators: YouWeb (focused on gaming), and Studio 9+ (focused on big data, IoT, wearables, and P2P marketplaces). His incubations include OpenFeint, Crowdstar, Hammer and Chisel, Spaceport, and Agawi. Prior to founding his</i> …

20 short tutorials all data scientists should read (and practice)

The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection

Convinced from spending hours reading rave reviews, Bob eagerly clicked “Proceed to Checkout” for his gallon of Tuscan Whole Milk and…Whoa! What just …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Linux Format | The #1 source for Linux

The UK’s “Snooper’s Charter” was described as “the most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy” by the Open Rights Group. The Data …

Human brain reacts to emoticons as real faces

Just a few decades after they were invented, emoticons have become an indispensable part of online communication - so much so that the human brain now reacts to them in the same way as a real face<p>Emoticons such as :-) have become so important to how we communicate online that they are changing the …

GetCreditCardNumbers Generates "Real" Numbers for Use in Free Trials

Sometimes a free trial comes along and you want to check it out, but in order to do so you have to enter a credit card number. Perhaps you don't want …

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Becoming An Entrepreneur

Most lifehacks help your lead a more productive, happier life, but the ultimate trick has to be becoming an entrepreneur - find out why!

Microsoft may preview Windows 'Threshold' in April, launch it in 2015

Microsoft may have just released Windows 8.1 a few months ago, but it's reportedly on the cusp of previewing its <i>next</i> major Windows version, Threshold. The <i>SuperSite</i> <i>for Windows</i> hears from sources that Microsoft will provide a "vision" for the OS at its Build conference in early April. While there …

Google Buys Nest, May Soon Know How Cool You Like Your Home

As further evidence that this is perhaps the year the Internet of everything really becomes a thing, Google paid $3.2 billion in cash for Nest, the home automation company that pioneered smart thermostats and lately, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.<p>"The Internet of things" describes adding …

Five Steps To Master Big Data and Predictive Analytics in 2014

As recently as the past two years, one of the seminal issues regarding Big Data was storage, especially with respect to the exponential growth and size of unstructured data that did not fit into databases (<i>e.g.</i>, video feeds, PowerPoint presentations). Indeed petabytes and exabytes of data exist in …

4 Self-Study Machine Learning Projects

By onJanuary 3, 2014 in Start Machine Learning<p>There are many paths into the field of machine learning and most start with theory.<p>If you are a …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …