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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

The best employees are not the agreeable ones, according to Adam Grant

Cheerful and helpful workers are beloved by their bosses, and just about everyone else, really. Enthusiastic optimists make for great colleagues, rarely cause problems, and can always be counted on.<p>But they may not necessarily make the best employees, says Adam Grant, the organizational …

Employment

Hyper Minimal Graphics Create The Smallest Chess Game In History

Want to make the smallest game of chess even smaller? Redesign the interface.<p>For 33 years, the video game 1K ZX Chess was the smallest chess program ever created. Its code took up a mere 672-bytes. (That’s .00064 Megabytes for those of us who still think in terms of floppies and burnable CDs.)<p>But …

Microsoft's Tablet Strategy Pays Off

<i>Disclosure: I own MSFT stock</i><p>Microsoft Corporation seems to be getting its business strategy right, as evidenced by a recent earnings report.<p>Yesterday, the company announced revenue of $24.52 billion for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted …

BlueShark: where the US Navy dreams up the battleship interfaces of tomorrow

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Apple To Infinity: Mobile Payments, Touch ID And All That Sapphire

Forget Gorilla Glass. Apple has its own patented method of affixing a sapphire substrate to a touch screen. According to a report on the Chinese language Apple Daily blog (translated via Google and Apple Insider), Apple’s OEM partner Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group has succeeded in making 100 …

Amazon steps into desktop virtualization with WorkSpaces, an assault on VMware

There’s a new challenger in the desktop virtualization space.<p>Amazon just announced Amazon WorkSpaces, a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud. WorkSpaces sits higher in the stack than Amazon’s cloud infrastructure offerings, providing access to a Windows 7 experience across desktops, …

Snapchat rejects $3bn Facebook buyout

Snapchat, the fast-growing messaging system, has reportedly rejected a $3bn buyout offer from Facebook.<p>The Wall Street Journal, citing sources close to the negotiations, said the all-cash offer came as other investors were valuing the loss making two-year-old company at over $4bn. At $3bn Snapchat …

The Fastest-Growing Jobs Of The Last 3 Years

Job openings in both positions have multiplied 12 times over since 2010, TheLadders said. By comparison, all jobs tracked by the company grew on average 1.4 times over the same period.<p>TheLadders generated its ranking of the fastest-growing job titles by analyzing the words and phrases people used …

Employment

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Design