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Tip: Stop Stretching Your Lower Back

Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.<p>This Stretch Can Make Things Worse<p>Check out the warm-up …

Sustainable Machine Learning Workflows

Let’s face it: deploying, updating, and generally managing/maintaining machine learning models can be a nightmare! Organizations are struggling to …

Someone wants infect millions of Raspberry Pi

Liz Upton from the Raspberry Pi Foundation made a shocking revelation, someone has offered cash to install a malware into its tiny computers.<p>The …

Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet

There’s much that we share with our primate ancestors: opposable thumbs, ability to eat many kinds of food, living in large social groups, and so on. Yet, it is perhaps one trait we don’t share with them that has made us the top species of the planet: a weird sleeping pattern.<p>Across populations and …

Duke University

How to Hack Your Own Network and Beef Up Its Security with Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere. With its security toolkit you can crack Wi-Fi …

Information Security

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Are you looking after your big data properly?

<b>Big data is an increasingly necessary asset for SMEs, but are you using and storing yours properly?</b><p><b>Why do SMEs need big data?</b><p>“At the heart of big data is automation, or getting technology to perform processes in minutes that would potentially take humans a lifetime,” explains Freddie McMahon, …

Data Science Interview Questions

Source: Data Science: An Introduction<p>Our IT4BI Master studies finished, and the next logical step after graduation is finding a job. I was interested …

Bring Us Your BIGGEST Big Data Challenges

Big Data ChallengesI was thrilled with Informatica’s $1 Million Dollar Big Data Ready Challenge announcement this week. It got me thinking about …

Nudge theory: when your smart gadgets nag you

Are constant reminders from home and health gizmos effective in changing behaviours? Silicon Valley would like you to think so<p>Does nagging work? My mother would say so, and indeed her reminders to wear a helmet when cycling probably saved me a cracked skull a few years back. But what if the pokes …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

A revamped Apple TV could have huge smart home implications

Apple will be releasing a new version of its Apple TV set top box in September, according to Buzzfeed <b>sources</b>. The new Apple TV is rumored to have a revamped processor, a remote with a touch-pad, its own App Store, and Siri voice control.<p>While many are focused on the potential Apple TV could have …

Get the Internet of Things at home with CubeSensors

You’ve probably heard all about the Internet of Things and how it’s going to change your life, but many people haven’t experienced any smart devices for their home yet.<p>CubeSensors is an interesting way to get your toes wet with the Internet of Things. The company offers tiny standalone sensors that …

This Breathing Exercise Can Help You Stay Focused At Work

Think you know how to breathe? Think again. Here’s a method to help you keep calm and carry on.<p>What if there were something you could do right this minute to improve how engaged, productive, and creative you are at work? As it turns out, there is, and you’re already doing it—breathing.<p>Breathing …

World Health Organization

Surgeons practice on 3D-printed models for kids' operations

Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital started using 3D-printed copies of patients' affected body parts to prepare for procedures last year. Now, that move has helped save the lives of four children aged two months to 16 years old who suffered from life-threatening blood vessel malformation in …

“Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries

Todd Gisby Contributor<p>Todd Gisby is the CTO of New Zealand-based startup StretchSense, which produces stretchable capacitive sensors for a range of industries.<p>From something as simple as a door sensor at a store to the new age of “smart” sensors in a rapidly emerging wearables market, the …

Internet of Things

How Businesses Are Leveraging Public Data To Reach Target Audiences

Badri Raghavan Contributor<p>Badri Raghavan is CTO and chief data scientist of FirstFuel.<p>It’s no secret that the growth of publicly available data, or open data, is more prevalent than ever. From government databases, such as those aggregated by Data.gov, to data made available via tools such as …

Big Data

IBM Lures IoT Developers With Stream Analytics and developerWorks Recipes

IBM is augmenting Bluemix, the Cloud Foundry-based PaaS with IoT capabilities. The latest additions to the platform are real-time stream analytics feature and an online maker community of Bluemix developers.<p>Currently available in beta, IBM Streaming Analytics is a managed service to analyze …

Marketers failing to take advantage of predictive analytics tools according to new report

Almost half of US based marketers struggle to find and engage with social media influencers and predict their buying behaviour according to a new …

These are the 19 worst data breaches in history

This fact was showcased on Monday when news broke affair site Ashley Madison had fallen victim to hackers and had an undisclosed number of its customers' personal details leaked online.<p>So we have collected information from the Open Security Foundation (OSF), DataLossDB initiative to rank and detail …

10 Things We Know about the Future of Data-Driven Marketing

<b>By Heike Young</b><p><b>It’s true: 95% of the planet’s data was generated in last 5 years.</b><p><b>And where does all this data come from?</b><p><b>More like — where doesn’t data</b> …

Marketing

Big data sensors not ready yet in Chicago

A year after researchers had planned to install "big data" sensors to track some of the vital signs of urban life along Michigan Avenue, the project has been delayed while scientists sort out kinks in their plans and seek financial and planning help.<p>To date, just two sensors have been put in place, …

Technology Is Magic, Just Ask The Washington Post

Most people don’t understand how technology works. When they flip a light switch, or tap their phone, what happens next is essentially magic to them. Oh, they may be able to handwave a bit about electrons and volts and microprocessors and radio waves and packet-switched networks, but they’re just …

Privacy

OPM hack's unprecedented haul: 1.1 million fingerprints

The hackers who stole millions of federal personnel files also took 1.1 million fingerprints, a theft that poses an unprecedented danger.<p>This is extremely sensitive information, especially as we increasingly use biometric scanners on phones and computers.<p>This could be one of the potentially worst …

Time Warner

Stop hiring data scientists until you’re ready for data science

I had yet another call last week with a brilliant data scientist working inside of a Human Resources Department of a major business. This HR data scientist has both a strong analytics and predictive analytics background. She has a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and a Master’s degree in predictive …

Researchers create super-fast Tor-style anonymity network

The price of making sure that the feds aren't reading your emails is download speeds that can be measured in weeks rather than seconds. A group of academics are hoping to change that, however, by taking the basic idea of the Tor anonymity network and slapping on more than a few go-faster-stripe …