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AI now fits onto a USB stick

Facebook's director of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun.Twitter/Yann Lecun<p>A Silicon Valley chip designer has launched a USB stick with a supercomputer onboard.<p>Movidius, based in San Mateo, California, has essentially put a deep learning chip inside a USB drive. Deep learning involves "training" …

Deep Learning

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.<p><b>1.</b> …

How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Kiran Dhillon is a senior editor for FindTheBest, where she tackles big datasets to produce interesting insights.</i><p>Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers — specifically those in technical roles—to …

Immigration

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Whether you've left a wallet in a cab or misplaced something at home, losing your things is a real annoyance. What's worse is that it feels like a problem we shouldn't have to deal with in the age of smart devices. Sure, sometimes you can use Find my iPhone, but what about objects that don't have …

This Beautiful Notes App Uses Hashtags To Organize Your Notes

Note taking apps are dime a dozen these days, but occasionally I stumble across a new one that does something smarter than the rest.<p>Letterspace, an app for iOS and Mac, is a beautifully designed free app that organizes your notes in an interesting new way we’ve seen on only social media so far: …

Apps

Tech Q&A: Locating your phone, Facebook ad tracking, eBooks and more

<b>Find the exact location of any phone</b><p><b>Q.</b> I don't like the government or some company using my phone to track where I go. Will turning off the GPS be enough to keep me off the radar?<p><b>A.</b> GPS isn't the only way someone can track your phone. The way your cell provider tracks you is through cellular …

From Getting Fit To Staying Organized, These Are Our Tech Resolutions For 2015

We informally polled the editors at Business Insider about their 2015 goals involving tech and came up with an interesting list involving fitness, money, music, security and more.

Apps

You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

Tips Every Startup Founder Should Live By, As Told By One Of Silicon Alley's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

For some (and probably many) startup founders, that line probably doesn't exist. Few entrepreneurs know this as well as Alexa von Tobel, the founder and CEO of LearnVest.<p>Von Tobel officially launched LearnVest in 2009 as an online subscription-based service aimed at making financial planning easy …

Meet the 11 ambitious startups from TechStars Austin’s 2014 demo day (roundup)

Now in its second year, TechStars Austin’s accelerator program definitely managed to top itself with the latest batch of graduating startups presenting at yesterday’s demo day event. This year’s crop included companies focused on homemade beer brewing, truly painless tax return filing, and an …

There are now at least 25 billion-dollar mobile internet companies

Some are virtually household names, like Uber and Dropbox, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Others you may never have heard of, like GungHo and Airwatch and RocketFuel.<p>But all of them have two things in common: a minimum billion-dollar value and unprecedented speed.<p>“Mobile Internet first mover advantage is …

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

Artificial Intelligence

30 of the Best Quotes Ever

With so many great quotes from even greater minds at our disposal, what constitutes a quote becoming one of the best quotes ever?<p>I mean, it’s a …

Motivation

How to Become a Positive Thinker

Positive thinking is a significant element of happiness. In order to become a positive thinker, determination and consistency are important. The first thing to know about positive thinking is that everyone can do it. With certain cognitive and behavioral modifications, we can all become positive …

Why cards are the future of the web

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.<p>We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and …

Daily Quote: Happiness is Not a Reward

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result. - Robert Green Ingersoll

Happiness

How to Stay Happy No Matter What Happens

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – <i>Abraham Lincoln.</i><p>Happiness is a choice; you can choose to be sad when everything …

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier—as I’m sure most …

Happiness

30sec Tip: The Right Way is Not Always the Popular and Easy Way

The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

Morality

How to Build Positive Thinking to Improve a Bad Day

It's easy to look at people who are smiling and think they have no idea what pain is. They do -- they just choose positive thinking. Here's how to do …

Positive Thinking

5 Ways To Feel Better Right Now

Life has a tendency to knock us down a few notches every now and then. If you are having one of those days when nothing is going right, let me share …

Creative Writing

Wait 24 Hours Before Getting Mad and Reacting About Anything

Wait 24 hours before getting mad and reacting about anything. If it doesn’t bother you in 24 hours time, it probably isn’t important enough to get …

7 Ways to Motivate Others Even You Can Do

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by …

Motivation

10 Wise Lessons: What I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

As I recently celebrated another year of life and am entering a new phase of mid-life (whatever that is) I began to contemplate the lessons that I …