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7 Personal Finance Tips From Warren Buffett

Here are some of my favorite words of wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha.<p>Warren Buffett is generally considered to be the best long-term investor of all …

Investing

The year in analytics

Sameer Al-Sakran Contributor<p>Sameer Al-Sakran is the founder and CEO of Metabase, an open source business intelligence company.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The 2015 Analytics Software Market<p>Well, 2016 is officially in the past. Between the election drama, the stock markets tossing and turning, …

Big Data

The Wireless Router Renaissance And Where It Will Take Us Next

Eero, Plume, and others are trying to remove Wi-Fi’s pain points, but better reception is just the beginning of a broader strategy.<p>For a technology that tends to gather dust behind TV stands or inside closets, the wireless router has gotten a lot of attention lately.<p>In 2016, innovative new routers …

Wi-Fi

Technology trends changing the world as we look ahead

There’s an age old saying that humans tend to overestimate what can be accomplished in one day, but underestimate what can be accomplished in one year. As 2016 comes to a close, it is a good time to zoom out the lens, and get reflective on what has happened this year, and predictive about what we …

Trends

AWS catapulted Amazon into a breakout 2016 on Wall Street

You could argue that 2016 was the breakout year for Amazon’s cloud computing service, AWS — and Wall Street knows that an even bigger wave is coming next year.<p>Amazon’s retail business continues to grow, and chug along, and gobble up share from offline commerce and other companies desperately trying …

Cloud Computing

Tips for Year-End Planning

Wells Fargo Private Bank and Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo business, provide products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various …

Finance

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it. He leaves that to an artificially …

Numerai is a crowdsourced hedge fund for machine learning experts

Richard Craib believes that some of the best stock pickers aren’t on Wall Street. The former hedge funder came to the realization that tech’s machine learning experts may be able to build better predictive models than those with finance backgrounds.<p>Craib carried this thesis forward when he launched …

Machine Learning

Asheville's Best Outdoor Adventures

Bike across scenic highways, climb wildlife-filled mountains, and paddle through shifting rapids.<p>Rushing through the rapids face-first, arms outstretched, I feel like Superman, flying over the river.<p>Cool water tickles my chest as I push through a flurry of white waves, my hands spread wide in …

Where to Stay in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba serves as a gateway, beyond Machu Picchu, to Peru's Sacred Valley.<p>The Urubamba River curves through Peru’s Sacred Valley, eddying and splashing toward Machu Picchu. Tourists seem to follow its momentum. They touch down in Cusco and hurtle through the Sacred Valley to get …

Banff: Escape to the Rugged Beauty of Canada's First National Park

A traveler finds peace—and herself—in Alberta's wilderness.<p>The maple leaves are everywhere: red ones on white T-shirts, white ones on red T-shirts. They’re screen-printed on bunting, chalked onto sidewalks, painted on faces, emblazoned on dog collars.<p>It is July 1 in Banff, Alberta, and residents …

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.<p>The night sky is a time machine and so is archaeology. Since I was a teenager in Iran, a land filled with ancient sites, my passion for the night sky has blended with …

A Food Lover's Guide to Asheville

Whether hot and spicy or sweet and sublime, this city's offerings span the globe.<p>The sweet smell of fried dough punches me in the nose, and I want a bite—now.<p>“Wait a second,” says the baker, dancing at her station, slinging doughnuts like a juggler.<p>My eyes fixate on a single hot doughnut, yanked …

Giving the Gift of Travel: 10 Unforgettable Trips

Looking for the perfect trip to take with someone special? We've got the list for you.<p>The gift of travel lingers long after the holiday lights are packed away. The staff at National Geographic Expeditions selected some of their favorite trips around the globe, including visiting ancient cave …

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Fake News Is So Incredibly Effective

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading …

Social Media

Google's AI can translate language pairs it has never seen

Google's AI is not just better at grasping languages like Mandarin, but can now translate between two languages it hasn't even trained on. In a research paper, Google reveals how it uses its own "interlingua" to internally represent phrases, regardless of the language. The resulting "zero-shot" …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Zuckerberg reveals plans to address misinformation on Facebook

Facebook’s fake news problem persists, CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged last night.<p>He’d been dismissive about the reach of misinformation on Facebook, saying that false news accounted for less than one percent of all the posts on the social media network. But a slew of media reports this week have …

Internet

How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars

In a recent op-ed to CNN, President Obama re-affirmed America’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars. Think your data science challenges are too complicated? Imagine the difficulties involved in mining data to understand the health impacts of an expedition to Mars.<p>What happens to …

Big Data
Internet

Gun-loving India 'god-woman' who shot wedding guests

<b>Sadhvi Deva Thakur, a self-proclaimed Indian god-woman who was on the run for three days after firing celebratory shots in the air at a wedding, has surrendered to a court. The groom's aunt was killed and three of his relatives critically wounded in the incident. The BBC's Geeta Pandey profiles</b> …

India

Bank Queues Across India Swell as Millions Rush to Exchange Old Currency Notes

For Rishab, a young man in his 20s who works as a carpenter in New Delhi, the announcement could not have come at a worse time. On Tuesday evening, …

India

How Sense with Voice will save your sleep with big data

If logging your runs is the current peak of the quantified self, then sleep is the next big frontier, and Hello is pitching its new sleep tracker as …

UC Berkeley

Scala Big Data Frameworks and Tools

There are a lot of Scala Big Data Frameworks and tools available for querying, programming, batch, streaming and various data engineering tasks. …

Big Data

Vacation Homes and Tax Planning

A second residence can generate tax benefits — if you plan ahead<p>It’s the summer, and many families will soon be creating treasured memories together at vacation homes. Whether you own a vacation home and rent it out, are looking to purchase or sell a property, or perhaps upgrade to a larger home, …

Buick

Firefox users chalk up HTTPS encryption milestone

A majority of Mozilla users were served encrypted pageloads for the first time yesterday, meaning their web browsing data was secured from snoopers and hackers while in transit.<p>The HTTPS milestone was tweeted by Josh Aas, head of the Let’s Encrypt initiative which has been working to help smaller …

IT security