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It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

25 Places Every Serious Traveller Should Have On Their Bucket List

Sometimes, the crowds of tourists are worth it.<p><i>An earlier version of this post had an incorrect image for the Plaza De España. Sorry!</i>

16 BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN TOWNS IN EUROPE

With no doubt, nature serves as the biggest source of inspiration to people. And mountains, in particular, are one of the most beautiful forms that …

Utah: Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyons, and the Narrows

Everything You Need to Know to Hike Bryce Canyon: TIP! Rent the Gear for the Virgin River!<p>By Laura Ferguson<p>I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first …

7 must-have devices for your smart home office

From audio-augmenting ear buds to automated coffee machines, here are the seven most effective devices for working at home.<p>A home office has the …

This Has Got to Be One of The Most Beautiful And Powerful Climate Change Visuals We've Ever Seen

We are headed into the red.<p>For the average person, climate change is an abstract concept, an intangible truth, based on complex scientific data that …

The historical relationship between house prices and recessions, in one chart

It’s now been close to a decade since the global financial crisis hit.<p>Official interest rates have been lowered and quantitative easing has been …

5 Incredible Day Hikes In Europe To Reach

5. Stavanger, Norway<p>Norway is no stranger to scenic beauty. There are dozens of celebrated short hikes across the country. But her most famous short …

Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall: ‘At every turn there is something unexpected to discover’ – review

In a nutshell<p>Originally home to a wealthy Quaker family (the Foxes), these subtropical gardens sweep down through three valleys to a sheltered beach on the River Helford. Nature trails run through wild flowers and tree ferns, a miniature art gallery is tucked into an upturned boat and a tiny …

National Trust

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

5 EUROPEAN DAY HIKES EVERYONE SHOULD EXPERIENCE

Europe’s varied geography lends itself to hundreds of day walks that require nothing more than an average level of fitness and good shoes.<p>Here are …

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

The Future of Software Is No-Code

It's accelerating how businesses are able to impact their strategy.<p>Early digital computers weren't very useful. Sure, they were far more powerful than the punch card tabulating machines that they replaced, but they were devilishly hard to program. Instructions needed to be written in assembly code, …

Software Development

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest ticket to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news …

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Our feelings turn out to be flimsy ​constructions, created in the moment​​ rather than welling up from the depths<p>Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the contents of the “inner world” of …

Consciousness

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Apple WWDC 2017: What to expect

A decade ago, the late Steve Jobs stood and sat at a desk on stage at Apple’s 2007 Worldwide Developer’s Conference for an hour and a half, master of …

Fitbit Is Entering New, Dangerous Waters As Consumers Turn To Smartwatches

The company is building its first real smartwatch after slowly adding smartwatch features to its fitness trackers. And things aren’t going smoothly.<p>Not too long ago, most consumers were satisfied that simple fitness trackers, not smartwatches, were a good way to enter the age of the “quantified …

Smartwatches

The 12 Best Travel Sites And Apps You Need Right Now

Planning just got WAY easier.<p>It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start planning your next life-changing trip. But with so many options to choose from and so little time to plan, you’re gonna need some assistance.<p>Behold 12 of our favorite travel sites, popular with travel bloggers and …

Battle of the Somme centenary: the best new history books

<i>One hundred years ago this week, the British Army endured its bloodiest day – and the Battle of the Somme began. Was it worth it? Saul David weighs up the evidence</i><p>At 7.30am on July 1 1916, whistles blew and the first waves of 120,000 British and empire assault troops climbed out of their trenches, …

Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre

Living the Cinque Terre<p>In this section you can find all the useful information on how to reach the Cinque Terre and how to move in the territory.<p>The …