Nikhil Singh

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Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Machine Learning

No One Told You the Book List for Improving Leadership Skills? I Will

Becoming a better leader takes effort, making mistakes, reflection and study. When you lead, you are expected to take chances and take risks. If you …

7 cool financial technologies we wish were big in the US

The USA is at the forefront of this, with $31.6 billion invested in fintech over the last 5 years. But there are still some innovative ideas and companies that have yet to make it big in America.<p>We've rounded up some of the most exciting and innovative fintech businesses set up outside of the US. …

Meet Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 desktop PC as small as a smartphone

Desktop PCs aren’t exactly en vogue right now. In fact, PC sales are still in decline across the board and Windows 10 hasn’t been the sales boost …

Wage Theft Comes to America: The Facts That Drive the Sanders Revolt

<i>(From Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice, Labor Institute Press, 2015)</i><p>In Denmark, companies like McDonald's and Burger King pay workers $20 an hour plus benefits, and don't bat an eye. These same companies, which are actually based in the U.S., pay American workers less …

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

This app gives you a virtual security guard to walk you home

Some of the best app ideas are also the most obvious, and that's definitely the case with the Companion app.<p>The app makes it easy to recruit friends …

Apps

An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

<b>So it's a pretty dark movie. Even some of your music choices — it's not like always uplifting, there's a real darkness to it.</b><p><b>Gibney:</b> I would say it's light and dark. The moment at the beginning where you're hearing the studio version of "Tambourine Man" and you're seeing all those people hold up …

Tim Cook

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

5 startups have a brilliant plan to tackle the deadly multibillion-dollar fake drug scourge

Most fake drugs aren't outright toxic, just ineffective. But, if you're relying on an antibiotic to cure your infection, and it's not doing anything, that infection can turn deadly.<p>The fakes are a massive problem in countries including Nigeria, India, and China.<p>Recently, Nigeria saw a particularly …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

This FinTech startup says it will take $13 trillion away from Wall Street

FinTech companies are using the power of the internet to disrupt the financial industry. By cutting out the middle man (i.e., banks) and lowering costs, they're able to make financial services far more efficient and consumer friendly.<p>Fundrise, a DC-based startup, may be building the biggest …

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

How artificial intelligence will make intrusive technology disappear

But in the evening, when we got back to the hotel and connected to the WiFi, our phones would immediately start pushing an entire day's worth of notifications, constantly interrupting our special time together. It interrupted us while watching the sunset, while sipping a cocktail, while having …

Bond Street, a 2-year-old startup that just raised $110 million, is making Wall Street sweat

Like Lending Club, a peer-to-peer lender that went public in 2014 at an $870 million valuation, Bond Street is eating into the business of some major banks by making loans to small businesses.<p>It just pocketed a whopping $110 million investment from Jefferies investment bank and Spark Capital, where …