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Unanimous A.I. treats humans like bees to make decisions

The term ‘artificial intelligence’ tends to be associated with the idea of technology that can think like a human, or software assistants like Google Now. But can a group of humans outsmart computers and individual experts by using their collective knowledge and intuition? That’s the idea behind …

Kanye album launch pushes Tidal to the top US app, now he’s begging Mark Zuckerberg for cash

It seems to have been a bit of a rollercoaster weekend for Kanye.<p>Having just launched his album exclusively on pal Jay-Z’s streaming platform Tidal, pushing the app to the top of the US App Store, you’d think he might be content to kick …

Mark Zuckerberg

Gold isn't a good investment

As a general rule, gold is not a good investment.<p>It doesn't earn income. And because it doesn't earn income, it doesn't benefit from the law of compounding returns -- what Albert Einstein once called the "eighth wonder of the world."<p><b>The magic of compounding returns</b> <br>Returns that compound are an …

Investing

LCD Soundsystem's New Song is a Bittersweet Holiday Reunion

Listen to 'Christmas Will Break Your Heart.'<p>In 2011 LCD Soundsystem made the very unexpected and very final decision to end the band on their own terms. They said goodbye with one last, and now legendary, show at Madison Square Garden. The film <i>Shut Up and Play the Hits</i> documented frontman James …

Indie Music

First full moon on Christmas since 1977! How to see it

For the first time in the 21st century, you can catch a glimpse of the full moon on Christmas Day.<p>The last time the moon was full on Christmas was in 1977, and astronomers say the next time won't be until 2034.<p>So if you love Christmas, and you love the moon, this is your moment!<p>The moon will be the …

This photographer's series on unconventional beauty went viral, and her favorite shot was an accident

Photographer Eva Woolridge, 22, captured women's unique features for her photo series, "Embrace Your Essence." The series was originally for a homework assignment, but it unexpectedly went viral.<p>Woolridge told INSIDER that her favorite piece was of her friend Sana Manejwala, and that it was taken …

Photography

6 precautions to take with that shiny new hoverboard

So you just got a brand-new hoverboard — a self-balancing two-wheeled board, to be precise — for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus and you're …

Staff deaths at leading hospital put India's TB battle in spotlight | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Campaigners and a former official overseeing Asia’s largest tuberculosis hospital in Mumbai say staff deaths there are being under-reported, highlighting India’s growing struggle to contain multi-drug resistant forms of the contagious, airborne disease.<p>A security woman stands …

India

Apple Car could save drivers 400 billion hours per year

Morgan Stanley analysts Adam Jonas and Katy Huberty — who regularly follow Tesla and Apple — claim an autonomous Apple Car could save drivers a collective 400 billion hours of “non-productive” time each year.<p>“What is the value of 400 billion hours a year?” they write in a note to clients. “How much …