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Elon Musk Wants You Afraid of 1 Thing When Meeting With Him (Your Employees Should Fear This Too)

It's a fear every leader should facilitate.<p>Elon Musk certainly has no shortage of self-confidence and is known for his bold leadership lessons and business and personal advice he emphatically shares. Despite the brashness, he's not known for being mean-spirited, so don't think the worst when I tell …

SpaceX

Report: Apple and Goldman Sachs are launching a joint credit card

Back in 2016, as Goldman Sachs was preparing to launch its consumer-facing brand Marcus, senior executive Stephen Scherr told me that the bank did not “have the ambition” to get into the credit card business. With Marcus, he said, Goldman was focused on unsecured online loans—credit cards were a …

Goldman Sachs

Kristen Bell Used Emotional Intelligence to Confront a Paparazzi Who Took Photos of Her Kids

This is emotional influence at its finest.<p>Have you ever been thrust in a situation where you have to convince someone to do something, and you're pretty sure they're not going to want to do it?<p>That's the situation Hollywood actress Kristen Bell recently found herself in, as she told the <i>Today</i> show's …

Kristen Bell

Top 5 GitHub Repositories and Reddit Discussions for Data Science Machine Learning (April 2018)

Introduction<p>GitHub and Reddit are two of the most popular platforms when it comes to data science and machine learning. The former is an awesome tool …

Machine Learning

Watch the Avengers Fight Off "Mean Tweets" on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

“I bet Tom Holland is one of those whities who claps when the plane lands.”<p>Though they are considered to be the most powerful superheroes in the world, it doesn’t look like the Avengers are immune to the cruel world of “Mean Tweets.”<p>During their promotional run for <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, the film …

Comics

Mtn-tec Disrupter Electric Bike

If you are searching for a powerful electric bike then the Mtn-tec Disrupter is Stephanie ase. Equipped with a 52 V battery and mid drive 3000w …

Electric Vehicles

Data Science

<b>A concise introduction to the emerging field of data science, explaining its evolution, relation to machine learning, current uses, data</b> …

Data Science

BrandPost: Agile: Myths and Reality

Businesses across all industries are becoming more agile—faster to see and pursue opportunities, willing to fail and learn fast, and increasingly …

Agile Development

DevOps Meets Monitoring and Analytics

Much has been said about the role new technologies play in supporting DevOps, like automation and machine learning. My colleague Padmini Murthy wrote …

DevOps

Opening a bank is a genius move for Amazon

Amazon is reportedly looking at getting into the retail banking space. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is contemplating launching a new checking account that would cater to young people and “the unbanked” — those defined as having struggled to gain access to traditional financial …

ATM jackpotting reaches US shores

The hacking technique forces ATMs to cough up large sums of cash.<p>ATM manufacturers Diebold Nixdorf and NCR have warned that jackpotting attacks have …

ATMs

A marine biologist says a humpback whale saved her from a shark

Marine biologist Nan Hauser says a 50,000lb (22,700kg) humpback whale protected her from a tiger shark during a recent research expedition in the Cook Islands.<p>She believes it could be the first case on record of a humpback protecting a human.

Humpback Whales

Rugby is now full of cheating and underhand tactics are threatening to engulf the game - it has to stop

If I could make one wish for 2018 it would be to turn back the tide of the petty, underhand cheating that is threatening to engulf the game.<p>Cheating has always gone on in rugby. Every breakdown is an illegal contest of slowing the ball down versus smashing the defenders off by any means necessary. …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Artificial Intelligence

Ridley Scott's Plans for the Next Alien Movie Are All About Artificial Intelligence

While there are mixed feelings about whether Ridley Scott’s newer movies set in the <i>Alien</i> universe are good are not, there’s a general consensus that …

Over 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs now support card-free access via Apple Pay and other mobile wallets

Wells Fargo’s ATMs are getting an upgrade. The bank announced today that more than 40 percent – or over 5,000 of its ATMs – will now allow customers to perform transactions without having to pull out their bank card. Instead, users can take advantage of NFC – aka the “tap and pay” technology that …

Psychologists Express Growing Concern With Mindfulness Meditation

"It's not bare-knuckle, that's for sure."<p>Mindfulness, which involves the simple act of paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings, …

Mindfulness

Apple gave Uber's app 'unprecedented' access to sensitive Apple features that can record iPhone screens

Uber's iPhone app has a secret back door to powerful Apple features, allowing the ride-hailing service to potentially record a user's screen and access other personal information without their knowledge.<p>This access to special iPhone functions — which are so powerful that Apple almost always keeps …

‘The Dark Tower’ Tested So Poorly That Sony Considered Replacing Director — Report

The long-gestating Stephen King adaptation is finally hitting the big screen, but a new report holds that the road there was even rockier than …

'Mindhunter,' Netflix's New Serial Killer Series, Will Keep You Up at Night

And it's based on a true story.<p>If you are obsessed with <i>Making a Murderer</i>, a psychology buff, or a fan of Jonathan Groff (<i>Frozen, Glee,</i> My Dreams), allow us (and Netflix) to present <i>Mindhunter</i>, which drops October 13, so there's time to get your scary on as Halloween approaches.<p>Set in 1979, <i>Mindhunter</i> …

Amazon drops controversial cloud contract clause to win over more customers

Amazon.com Inc. is trying to make itself appear more friendly by eliminating a controversial clause in its cloud customer agreement contracts that …

Rapidly developing applications (part 2): architecting with microservices

[Kyle Brown (IBM Distinguished Engineer/CTO) and Rick Osowski (IBM Distinguished Engineer/CTO) collaborated with Roland on this post.–Ed.] In this …

Lions return home to heroes' welcome after epic New Zealand tour

OwnBackup grabs $7.5M Series B investment for SaaS data backup service

One of the great advantages of the cloud is that your vendor is supposed to take care of all the hard management bits for you — including backup. While that’s true for the most part, the vendor can’t help you recover data if one of your employees makes an error that results in data loss or …

SaaS

Cash no longer king as contactless payments soar in UK stores

Is this the tipping point that signals the beginning of the end for cash? For the first time, notes and coins have been toppled from their position as the UK’s number one payment method. Cards now account for more than half of all retail purchases, according to the main body representing shops.<p>The …

FinTech

Lions prop Kyle Sinckler apologises after Auckland arrest

British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has apologised for "any inconvenience caused" after he was arrested during a night out in Auckland at the weekend.<p>Auckland police confirmed that a man was placed under arrest but not charged following an incident involving "minor disorder" in the early …