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Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

Famed jazz bassist Ron Carter picks 10 faves from his 2,200 recordings

Saying the Detroit-bred bassist Ron Carter has made a lot of recordings is like saying American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic …

Meticulous & Sweet Watercolors on Rice Paper

Alice Lin is a painter and an illustrator based in Beijing. She began to study calligraphy and Chinese painting when she was a child, and is …

Artworks

Hitchcockian Photography Between Fiction and Reality

Alex Prager is an American photographer and filmmaker from Los Angeles, who’s on permanent display at <i>MoMA</i> in New York, <i>Kunsthaus</i> Zurich, at <i>Moderna</i> …

Los Angeles

T3 Opinion: PlayStation 4.5 will crown Sony winners of this console generation

By Max Slater-Robins<p>Sony, the maker of the PlayStation, could be about to change the console industry for good. The market, dominated by Sony and …

PlayStation

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Dark Matter

"Girls are Pretty" – the Stuntkid (13 Illustrations)

It's the bright, contrasting colors that attract my eyes to Jason Levesque's illustrations. Also known as the Stuntkid, Jason came up with his art name while working at a dot-com start-up in Williamsburg. “I would ride my skateboard down the stairs. I was doing a lot of office stunts. I thought …

The causal value of Big Data. Two views on causation

Not everything should be approached quantitatively. Is causation perhaps one of them?<p>Scientific research relies on data, and preferably lots of it. …

Josh Scannell | What Can an Algorithm Do?

<b>I.</b><p>Much of the discussion surrounding emerging surveillance technologies and large-scale data processing systems addresses questions of definition …

In Praise of Specialisation - The Philosophers' Magazine

James Ladyman argues that philosophy's inaccessibility is actually a good thing.<p>If philosophy is the love of wisdom and concerns itself primarily …

This tiny synthesizer is a coder’s dream

Brooklyn-based Critter & Guitari has made a tiny synthesiser that can replicate the sound of any instrument. It’s also a coder’s dream.<p>The device, called the Organelle has an onboard computer that can process any instrument and allow you to synthesize, sample, or just warp it beyond all …

Unity Engine working to keep years of browser games alive

One of the big factors to game engine Unity's success is that for awhile it ran on basically any platform be it Oculus, PS Vita or home consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But according to the developer, recent moves by the likes of Google, Microsoft and Mozilla are going to put an end to …

HYPEBEAST's Top 10 Posts of the Week

Another week has passed, filled with groundbreaking news from the sectors of fashion, footwear,<p>Another week has passed, filled with groundbreaking …

James Harden

Black Scale 2015 Summer New Arrivals

A weather-appropriate reworking of the San Francisco brand’s signature aesthetic.<p>This season, Black Scale celebrates summer with the arrival of its …

Black Scale x Diamond Supply Co. 2015 Capsule Collection

A West Coast Connection.<p>Black Scale and Diamond Supply Co. have teamed up once again for a capsule offering of ready-to-wear pieces. Having …

J. Money x Black Scale "Independence" Capsule Collection

Two streetwear powerhouses link up for a limited-edition range.<p>Longstanding New York brand J. Money has linked up with streetwear mainstay Black …

Temple jazz performance major Ethan Fisher combines influences to make hip-hop beats

As a freshman jazz performance major, Ethan Fisher is focused on making music. That is why he self-produced his debut six-track EP, <i>Beat Tape</i> in his …

The Photographer of Modern Life—Part I

Unlike other visual arts, the sine qua non of photography is that you have to be there. Photography demands presence, and wanderlust is not only a …

Music: "The Grand Finale," the D.O.C. (1989)

"Fuck the car, I do a motherfucking walk-by."

7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

One of my favorite things about social media is that it's still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we're all experimenting, testing and learning together.<p>Every day seems to bring exciting new studies as research shows us more about how …

Social Media

9 Famous Tech Mascots and Their Colorful Backstories

Tech Mascots<p>1. Domo for NHK<p>2. TiVo's TV<p>3. Android's Android<p>4. Energizer Bunny<p>5. Travelocity's Roaming Gnome<p>6. Yesware Yeti<p>7. Twitter Bird<p>8. Reddit's …

Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>According to science, it’s not that complicated by a long …

A look inside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …