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7 Weird Things An Ikea Survey Found Out About Americans

Fact: Just 1% of those surveyed want their home to reflect how successful they have been. Related fact: People lie.<p>Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, conducted a survey recently to understand the bizarre lives of Americans. Not for anthropological reasons, though that’d be valid, too: it’s in …

Weird

Bird is the fastest startup ever to reach a $1 billion valuation

Electric scooter startup Bird is the fastest company to reach a valuation of $1 billion.<p>Bird, one of many scooter startups currently sweeping the US, was last valued at $400 million after closing $100 million in series B funding in early March. In late May, Bird was reported to be raising $150 …

Venture Capital

All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes

ON A SUNNY hike along a Madeiran levada a couple of years ago, I got chatting to a retired school teacher and I told him about the brain myths book I …

Pedagogy

Explicit is better than implicit: type hints

If you've been working with Python for a little time, chances are that you've heard that explicit is better than implicit. If you've been working …

Python Programming

New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

Companies are cutting supply chain complexity and accelerating responsiveness using the tools of artificial intelligence. Through AI, machine learning, robotics, and advanced analytics, firms are augmenting knowledge-intensive areas such as supply chain planning, customer order management, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Now anyone can train Imagenet in 18 minutes

Written: 10 Aug 2018 by <i>Jeremy Howard</i><p><i>Note from Jeremy</i>: I’ll be teaching Deep Learning for Coders at the University of San Francisco starting in …

Deep Learning

This $20 Car Charger is so Much More Than Just a Car Charger

Everyone loves a good multifunction tech accessory, and <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an awesome car charger that prevents you from getting lost and …

Genius

An 11-Year-Old Changed The Results Of Florida's Presidential Vote At A Hacker Convention. Discuss.

Election hackers have spent years trying to bring attention to flaws in election equipment. But with the world finally watching at DEFCON, the …

Florida

A student accidentally created a rechargeable battery that could last 400 years.

There’s an old saying that luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.<p>There’s no better example of that than a 2016 discovery at the University …

Rechargeable Batteries

A small team of student AI coders beats Google’s machine-learning code - MIT Technology Review

Students from Fast.ai, a small organization that runs free machine-learning courses online, just created an AI algorithm that outperforms code from …

Machine Learning

The Obamas Are Now Worth 30 Times More Than When They Entered the White House. Here’s What They Do With Their Millions

Barack Obama's net worth is estimated to be $40 million.<p>Former President Barack Obama is a busy guy.<p>From speaking at events around the world to …

The White House

Ritz-Carlton’s new cruise liners are the last word in luxury travel for the ‘1 per centers’ | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Last year the Ritz-Carlton Hotel revealed plans for a luxury cruise line, with three cruise ships set to begin sailing in 2020. Now, reservations are …

Hospitality

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

Downsize in Style With This Sleek Tiny Home Starting Below $38K

New Zealand–based Build Tiny launches a stylish tiny abode that can be ordered move-in ready or prepped for personalization.<p>The Buster Tiny House is the latest design from Build Tiny, a family-owned business that constructs exquisite tiny homes from their own workshop in Katikati, New …

New Zealand

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

Blockchain

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

Data Preprocessing With Python

“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.”<p>Machine Learning is the hottest thing of this world. Everybody start …

Machine Learning

4 Companies Founded By Millennials That Are Making Millions On Amazon

In its 23-year ascent to global retail dominance, Amazon has become not just a sales channel for consumer brands, but a complete business model. The ability to quickly build a consumer brand that can reach hundreds of millions of customers while requiring virtually no warehousing is a winning …

eCommerce

Housing Sours Suddenly; It Won't Come Back Anytime Soon

The housing market has begun to sour , and in remarkably short order. In just a few months, the real estate environment has gone from bidding wars to a paucity of buyers. Construction activity has slowed and home prices have begun to slip. The weakness is hardly a surprise, since past pricing …

Real Estate

The 10 best perfumes for men

From timeless classics to classics-in-the-making, our grooming expert Lee Kynaston picks out the 10 best perfumes for men.<p>The one to get fresh with: Dior Eau Sauvage<p>Described by fragrance historian Roja Dove as ‘one of the most important creations of the second half of the last century’ this …

Men's Fashion

A head recruiter at Amazon says the best résumés are data-based — and there's an easy formula you can follow

Hiring managers look to your résumé to find out all about your previous jobs and experiences.<p>But Celeste Joy Diaz, a recruiting manager at Amazon, said there's a right way to talk about yourself — and quite a few ways to mess it up.<p>For starters, you can't just name drop the company or your job …

Employment

This Sleek Prefab Can be Built in Just Six Weeks For Under $22K

Formed from the idea that extra space to call your own shouldn't be a hassle to obtain, this tiny prefab can be placed anywhere you desire.<p>The need for space is universal, yet the definition can be quite specific. Sure, we can get it from nature, but if that's too far away at the time, then we can …

Prefab Homes

Python Tricks 101🐍

Python tips which are relatively uncommon and are very useful.<p>Talk is cheap show me the code<p>Swapping values<p><b>Create a single string from all the</b> …

Python Programming

Trump’s pick to head White House science office gets good reviews

The long wait for a White House science adviser is over. President Donald Trump today is expected to announce that he intends to nominate …

The White House

Total lunar eclipse 2018: How to watch the July 'blood moon' live

The eclipse will be visible to skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere, but there are also other ways to catch the action live.<p>A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon blood red today, but even if the celestial show isn’t visible from your corner of the world, there are still ways to watch the …

South America

Documenting Python Code: A Complete Guide

Welcome to your complete guide to documenting Python code. Whether you’re documenting a small script or a large project, whether you’re a beginner or …

Python Programming

Atos Buys Syntel in $3.4 Billion U.S. Push for Amex, FedEx

Atos SE agreed to buy Syntel Inc. in a $3.4 billion cash deal to help it get better access to U.S. financial customers like American Express Co. and …

Market Capitalization

5-Hour Rule: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

<b>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.”</b> <i>— Charlie Munger,</i> …

Self-improvement

Furrion Elysium Concept RV

Sometimes, you want to take the entire house when you go camping. For those moments, the Furrion Elysium RV is the only choice. Furrion is a design …

Architecture

Tesla Solar Roof Easiliy Handles House And Two EVs – User Example

One of the early adopters of the Tesla Solar Roof – the Toblerone – shared insights on the system that combined with Powerwall home energy storage …

Tesla