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Clever project gives any Mac touchscreen capabilities with $1 worth of hardware

While Apple has long resisted the idea of a touchscreen Mac, a clever solution from a group of developers gives an existing Mac touchscreen capabilities. The proof of concept is called “Project Sistine” and is based on $1 worth of hardware…<p>Developed by Anish Athalye, Kevin Kwok, Guillermo Webster, …

Touchscreens

Aiming to fill skill gaps in AI, Microsoft makes training courses available to the public

As a software engineer at Microsoft, Elena Voyloshnikova’s job is to make informed recommendations about how to improve the performance of software …

Artificial Intelligence

2017 brought VR cameras to everyone — in 2018 they might even use them

It’s been an exciting decade for video and still-photography cameras, but if we were to sum 2017 up as anything, it would be the year that virtual reality (VR) cameras became accessible to a much broader “prosumer” and consumer market. Previously, fliming footage in full 3D 360-degree VR was …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Employment

Top Content Marketers Share 6 Proven Ways For Driving Sales & Leads

“Show me the money!”<p>These words, originally screamed by Tom Cruise in the movie “Jerry Maguire,” still ring true in many content marketing conversations with management.<p>To find out how you can drive leads and sales through content marketing in 2018, I asked some of the world’s top marketers to …

Marketing

The Idea Generator (beta)

The Idea Generator (beta)<p>Level up the quantity and quality of your corporate Ideation Sessions.<p>First, select your industry<p>Now, brainstorm around this …

Innovation

Why we’re writing our website in Swift

<b>Summary </b><i>— Using Swift as a backend language at this stage is an interesting learning experience and well-suited to a project of this small size. With</i> …

Thinking About Design Thinking

I had a great morning convo with my Automattic Design colleague Mike Shelton that took me down the rabbit hole of successive Google image searches …

IBM unveils new programming model for building serverless applications

Composer from IBM should make it easier for developers to build serverless applications with languages they already use.<p><i>Composer: IBM's new tool to</i> …

Programming

Deep Neural Networks in Swift, lessons learned

I am recently very hyped up about Deep Learning in general. I read a lot about it (as for a Swift developer I probably still know nothing) and I’ve …

Deep Learning

This Episode of the "Artrageous" Show Sits In With an Industrial Designer

"Ever wonder who designs everyday objects?"<p>"Artrageous with Nate" is the name of a web series that seeks to "educate and inspire creativity through …

Industrial Design
Innovation

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday

Over the course of an eight-hour workday, the average employee works for about three hours — two hours and 53 minutes, to be more precise.<p>The rest of the time, according to a 2016 survey of 1,989 UK office workers, people spend on a combination of reading the news, browsing social media, eating …

Time Management

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

Guitar Lessons

Young Jamberoo inventor thinks inside the box

TIDY IDEA: Jamberoo's Eric Saunders, 12, invents a bin within a tissue box. It could win him a trip to the US. Entries remain open for kids in years …

Inventions

Discover why Python is an essential programming language

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Open Source Patient Monitor

Vital sign monitors are usually found in developed countries; they just cost too much for less affluent communities to afford. The HealthyPi project …

Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues

Shady businesses, you're on notice. This robot lawyer is coming after you if you play dirty.<p>Noted legal aid chatbot DoNotPay just announced a massive …

Researchers create a 'battery-free' mobile phone

Your future phone may never need to be charged.<p>That's the exciting implication of new research out of the University of Washington, where researchers …

Better, faster, cheaper Raspberry Pi alternatives | ZDNet

NanoPi NEO Plus2<p>The NanoPi NEO Plus2 is less than half the size of the Raspberry Pi, but it packs a performance and storage punch<p>H5 quad-core A53 ARM …

No coding required: Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi

Node-RED is a programming tool that lets you quickly connect hardware devices using a browser-based editor. It comes with a wide range of nodes that …

Raspberry Pi

The BBC is shelling out $44 million to turn kids away from YouTube and Netflix

Games, vlogs, and quizzes to come<p>The BBC announced today that it plans to spend about $44 million (£34 million) in online children’s content across the next three years, responding to the rise of Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon. The plan goes into effect immediately.<p>The funding will go into making …

Televisions
Raspberry Pi

NanoPi Neo Plus2 $25 Mini PC Is Even Smaller Than Raspberry Pi

A new mini PC has been unveiled this week called the NanoPi Neo Plus2, which is half the size of the Raspberry Pi measuring just 40mm x 52mm and yet …

Raspberry Pi

Bumble Bees Are Teaching Scientists How To Build Better Drones

How scientists are using high-speed videography to investigate and learn from the clumsy flight of bumble bees<p>Bumble bees are clumsy fliers. They crash into things about once per second. But before scientists began filming them with high-speed videography, we didn’t know much about how they fly, …

Biographies

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know | Inc.com

There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt the industry they are entering. But there are other ways to do it. At …

Startups

Perfect-TensorFlow: Write Your Own AI Server in Swift

TensorFlow is one of the most popular Deep Learning frameworks in the world. Now it has new language binds: Perfect-TensorFlow, an Open Sourced Swift …

Machine Learning

ARKit Tutorial in Swift 4 for Xcode 9 using SceneKit

ARKit Tutorial in Swift 4 for Xcode 9 In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to work with ARKit, the new Framework from Apple that allows us to …

Game Development

Design Custom Boxes & Packaging

1<p>Shape it<p>We offer many different box styles and sizes. Choose the one that fits your product’s needs and start designing in 3D.<p>2<p>Design it<p>Showcase …