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How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

8 Helpful Tricks To Be a Better Public Speaker

Public speaking can evoke fear, anxiety, and panic, but preparing and rehearsing can help mitigate your nerves. We’ve all heard the basic public …

Public Speaking

The 10 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

What does Google know about the places you’ve visited recently? What are your interests as determined by Google? Where does Google keep a list of …

Google

Learning Vim for Beginners

Vim, or <i>Vi Improved</i>, is an extremely powerful text editor that lets you do almost everything using keyboard shortcuts. You can replace text in a …

Linux

Use Google as a Proxy Server to Bypass Paywalls, Download Files

If you have trouble accessing a web page either because the website is blocked at your workplace, or because that page happens to be behind a …

What’s the IP Address of my Router?

Whether you are looking to upgrade the firmware of your existing router or need to secure your Wireless network with an even stronger password, you …

How to Verify an Email Address?

How do you verify if a given email address is real or fake? The obvious solution is that you send a test mail to that email address and if your …

Agile vs. Waterfall: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Agile vs. Waterfall—if you’re at least a little familiar with the world of software development, then you’re probably already well acquainted with …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

What does Disney know about interface animation anyway?

Disney’s 12 classic principles of animation from Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas’ <i>The Illusion of Life</i> are mentioned in nearly every article about …

Linux zero-day affects most Androids, millions of Linux PCs

A new zero-day vulnerability has been discovered that allows Android or Linux applications to escalate privileges and gain root access, according to …

Linux

Busting the Hype Behind Deep Neural Networks

An MIT cognitive science researcher questions the 'unreasonable reputation' of neural networks.<p>Many technologists who are not also neuroscientists would like us to believe that human-like artificial intelligence—or something close to it—is right around the corner. Just a discovery or two away. Less …

What your startup can learn from Apple, Google and Facebook.

You might think that your startup or small business is a million miles away from what big tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook are doing, …

Swift on Linux!

<b>Update!</b> If you have the Swift compiler on your Linux box already, head on over to our tutorial on building Swift applications to run on Linux. If you …

11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning

Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing …

Machine Learning

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Dark Matter

6 Sayings of Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead Their Companies to the Top

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know them. By name. By reputation. They are the living legends, the household names, the superstars. They are the entrepreneurs who have succeeded against all odds and beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. How did they make it? What …

Entrepreneurship

This founder sent an expletive-filled email to a VC: 'I hope you get a terminal illness. Rot in hell, Ben'

And Brittain is already raising eyebrows.<p>On Monday afternoon, developer and security researcher Asher Langton tweeted out screenshots of emails sent to him from one of his Twitter followers.<p>This follower had, it appears, reached out to Brittain, presumably about potentially investing in Dryvyng. …

Investing

Watch a neural network describe what it sees on a stroll through Amsterdam

Human walks, computer talks<p>In the last few years computers have made massive advances in image recognition. Neural networks especially — systems which can be trained over time — have become eerily good at describing even quite complex scenes. However, as this video from US artist and coder Kyle …

Passionate Entrepreneurs Can Take a Page Out of the Best Salespeoples' Playbook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is there a key nuance of a great sales person that is not often talked about that could be useful for entrepreneurs? After all, both are in the revenue generating function with varying degrees of involvement. Let's consider the following …

Entrepreneurship

Robots are learning to say “no” to human orders

It may seem an obvious idea that a robot should do precisely what a human orders it to do at all times. But researchers in Massachusetts are trying something that many a science fiction movie has already anticipated: They’re teaching robots to say “no” to some instructions.<p>For robots wielding …

Robotics

Apple’s open-sourced Swift programming language could change everything – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

“Apple has told us it intends making Swift 2.0 open source ‘later this year,’ a move some developers are calling ‘monumental,’ a ‘huge milestone in …

Introducing REST APIs

Welcome back to our tutorial on building themes with JavaScript. In part one, we considered the JavaScript web landscape and looked at where we are …

JavaScript

What we learned from scaling a product team

Lots has been written about how Internet businesses <i>should</i> build software, from books like The Lean Start-Up, and posts from Google Ventures, but not …

Box CEO Aaron Levie discusses the real reason behind the Silicon Valley hype

"They come because they realize we make decisions on a daily and weekly basis," Levie says.<p>In the "industrial world," Levie says, it can take months or years to get anything done.<p>But Silicon Valley has adapted to become much faster and more agile, Levie says, to stay relevant in a world where …

Silicon Valley

7 Steps to Mastering Machine Learning With Python

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p><i>Getting started</i>. Two of the most de-motivational words in the English language. The first step is often the hardest to …

Machine Learning

Nmap 7 Release Notes

Nmap 7 Released<p><b>November 19, 2015</b>—The Nmap Project is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 7.00 …

Information Security

10 Things I Learned About UX By Being Drunk

Hi. Since this blog post won't be your usual blog post, I figured I would start by breaking the fourth wall immediately. I'm Richard: I am the brains …

Learning Python for Data Analysis and Visualization

7 Steps to Mastering Machine Learning With Python

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Step 4: Getting Started with Machine Learning in Python<p>Python. <i>Check</i>.<br>• Machine learning fundamentals. <i>Check.</i><br>• Numpy. …