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This high school kid taught himself to be an AI wizard

If you're deep into the world of artificial intelligence, you certainly know Kaggle, the Google Cloud-owned platform where AI coders compete on …

Google Launches Free Course on Deep Learning: The Science of Teaching Computers How to Teach Themselves

Last Friday, we mentioned how Google's artificial intelligence software DeepMind has the ability to teach itself many things. It can teach itself how …

How I Built a Fully Functional Deep Learning Neural Network Chatbot Platform (NLU Engine) In Under…

For the last year or so I have been working on a number of Artificial Intelligence programs, covering computer vision and natural linguistics among …

The NYLON Guide To Montreal

Where to eat, where to drink, and where to shop<p>Though officially Francophone, Canada's Montreal is a place where French and English commingle, thanks to most residents speaking a little bit of both. This makes Quebec’s biggest city feel like the product of multiple worlds all existing side by side. …

Travel ‘Hacker’ Shares How You Can Fly First Class On An Economy Class Budget

<b>A professional flight ‘hacker’</b> has shared advice about how to play the airfare game to get business and first class plane tickets for less.<p><b>Gilbert</b> …

7 nights for 8 people: Maybe as low as $140?

Photo from Homeaway.comI’ve often read about Luxury Travel Diary on other blogs. It’s an auction site that offers the chance to bid on luxury stays …

Where to Eat in New York City According to an Expert

In a city as giant and populous as New York, you'd better believe the restaurant, cafe, bar, and hole-in-the-wall dining options are endless. But …

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

How to Move a Person’s Limbs Around Using Photoshop’s Puppet Warp Tool

Voodoo is real. At least it is with Photoshop’s “Puppet Warp” feature. In this 8-minute tutorial by Photoshop Training Channel, learn how to …

How to Use Local Dodging and Burning For Beauty Retouching in Photoshop

Subtle corrective dodging and burning can go a long way to improve the appearance of skin by smoothing the tonal transitions created by shadows. This …

Explore the International Space Station in VR right now

<i>Mission: ISS —</i> a virtual reality collaboration between Oculus and three space agencies — is now available for free to Oculus Rift and Touch owners. The experience is a detailed recreation of the International Space Station where participants can do things like dock cargo capsules, conduct …

You Can Travel Across The U.S. By Train For Just Over $200

Gas is still pretty expensive in most places, and air travel is full of ridiculous TSA delays, so train travel is starting to look pretty good to …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But don’t discount …

Researchers Have Found a Way to Delay Aging

Focusing on the Cell’s Power House<p>More and more, scientists are becoming convinced that aging is a disease that can be stopped or, at least, slowed. …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier In Life

Happiness is something that everybody wants but is misunderstood by many people. Happiness doesn't come by accident or as a coincidence. It is an intentional state of being that comes about as a result of practice and conscious effort.<p>Thankfully, effort does not always mean hard work! Happiness …

Happiness

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

How this astronaut overcame failure and rejection to land his dream job

Astronaut and "Spaceman" author Mike Massimino has made two trips to space, one of which was spent servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>He put his odds at achieving his dream career at .0000001. "Remember that things might be improbable, or really difficult, or unlikely. But they're not necessarily …

Hubble Space Telescope

Sell Prints in Minutes. We’ll Tell You How.

Selling prints can be a great source of revenue for for photographers. It can also be a ton of work and maintenance, and nobody wants to deal with …

Selling

Here's What WESTWORLD's Opening Credits Might Have Looked Like in the 1980s

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

These NYC music venues are all about intimacy

When it comes to large-scale live music experiences, New York City has you covered. There's nothing like the energy of seeing your favorite band at …

Nobody Wins In An Octopus Vs Eel Vs Human Fight

Humans should know better than to get involved in a fight between any wild animals, but an eel vs octopus battle sounds like something even sharks …

Neurable nets $2 million to build brain-controlled software for AR and VR

As consumers get their first taste of voice-controlled home robots and motion-based virtual realities, a quiet swath of technologists are thinking big picture about what comes after that. The answer has major implications for the way we’ll interact with our devices in the near future.<p>Spoiler alert: …

The Brain

The fat-burning workout to do before any holiday binge

<b>Duration</b> 35-40<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>The holidays are one big fat trap. First, you probably have to travel to see family, which means stress and …

Workouts

The 30 Best Science Fiction Books in the Universe

When it comes to quality science fiction, there’s a lot to choose from. With competing classics from subgenres like cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic …

Booking website offers travellers 'hidden city flights' for a fraction of the cost

It may not have endeared them to airline companies … but a booking website says its service for unlocking “hidden city flights” can save travellers up to 80% on the cost of trips.<p>Skiplagged searches deep within airline websites to find what are known as “point beyond tickets”, which can yield …

Designing More Effective UI Navigation

Effective navigation is an essential part of <i>any</i> great Android app. Get your navigation right, and users will have no problems finding their way around your app’s screens, completing tasks, and generally having an all-round positive user experience. If your app’s navigation is clunky or confusing, …

UI Design

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How Donald Trump and other real-estate developers pay almost nothing in taxes

By Max Ehrenfreund<p>, Reporter<p>Donald Trump might have been able to avoid paying taxes on as much as $916 million in income over an 18-year period, according to documents the New York Times published over the weekend. The figure is a sensational one, but the Republican presidential nominee would be …

Real Estate