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2018 Honda Accord First Test

Smaller engines, exterior; more enrapturing performance envelope<p>Might it be possible to design a midsize sedan so attractive, so dynamic, and so generally compelling that it at least slows the sales exodus from sedans to crossovers? Probably not, but wow, Honda sure is giving it the old college try …

San Francisco smashes all-time record high temperature, hits 106 degrees

When you think of San Francisco, you think of clammy, foggy weather stuck forever in the 50s and 60s. But on Friday, the City by the Bay soared to an astonishing 106 degrees, its hottest temperature in recorded history.<p>The 106-degree reading downtown shattered the previous record of 103, set June …

San Francisco

When to Renew Your Expiring Passport

While not every country requires six months of validity on your passport, it is an increasingly common rule. If you’re close to that mark, renew yours now.<p><b>Q: My husband and I had a trip planned to Lapland. Due to his passport expiring within six months of departure, he was not allowed to fly to</b> …

How Big Data And Analytics Are Changing Hotels And The Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality sector caters to millions of travellers every day, and each one of them checks in with their own set of expectations. Meeting those expectations is the key to getting people to return, and increasingly hotel and leisure operators are turning to advanced analytics solutions …

Hospitality

Big Data Facts: How Many Companies Are Really Making Money From Their Data?

More and more businesses are waking up to the importance of data as a strategic resource. Yesterday, research released by the Economist Intelligence Unit reported that 60% of the professionals they quizzed feel that data is generating revenue within their organizations and 83% say it is making …

Big Data

5 deep learning startups to follow in 2016

So much has happened this year in the world of deep learning, that trendy type of artificial intelligence that entails training artificial neural networks on large data sets and then getting them to make inferences about new data.<p>There have been technical breakthroughs, acquisitions, funding deals, …

These are the Netflix tricks every user needs to know

Streaming services are gaining more and more popularity with Internet users, with Netflix being a top choice in many countries. However, not all …

Build a successful future with project management certifications

The best approach to creating the most efficient and effective business structure involves both Six Sigma and Lean principles.<p>With 37 hours of learning in the new Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications offer on TNW Deals, you’ll understand concrete processes for increasing …

Incredible NASA footage shows UFO beaming light on Earth just before transmission is cut

Check out this incredible NASA footage which seems to show a UFO beaming light on Earth just before transmission is cut by NASA.<p>NASA is at it again. …

Google just bought a startup that takes the pain out of editing videos

Fly Labs had produced a quartet of video-editing apps to help people "edit on the fly." One of the apps, Crop, turned vertical cellphone videos into horizontal, YouTube-friendly ones. Its newest release, Clips, turned small video fragments into so-called masterpiece short films.<p>In the Fly Labs …

15 Metrics Every Software Product Manager Should Know

The world of product management is rapidly changing. It is more data-driven than ever before. There is no doubt that data is impacting most jobs. But this is amplified for product managers, especially if they work for an emerging software company. Being a PM at an early-stage company has never been …

The Genius Trick For Unclogging Your Shower Drain

Store-bought drain cleaner can seem like a godsend when you're ankle deep in gross, dirty water. But, as any plumber will tell you, all those chemicals can take a toll on pipes. So before you bring in the big guns, try <b>this two-step DIY trick</b>.<p><b>What you need:</b> A screwdriver, a plastic zip tie, …

The Effect of Visuals in Daily Business Operations

The times when visual content was associated with more 'light-hearted' businesses like entertainment or lifestyle journalism are long gone. Social media conquest of Internet proved that people love visuals and turned channels centered around images alone like Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube into …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

More than 400 towns and cities in America will be lost to the sea, study finds

Climate changes awareness has come too late for hundreds of towns and cities in the United States, environmental scientists have found<p>For millions of Americans, climate change has already passed the point of no return: no matter what action the world tries to take, their cities will be submerged by …

In Big Data Deal, Advance/Newhouse Acquires 1010data for $500 Million

Advance/Newhouse acquired 1010data for $500 million, highlighting the growing interest in technologies that can process very large amounts of data.

Dow Jones

Magnitude-4.0 earthquake rocks Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area before dawn Tuesday, though no damage or injuries were immediately reported.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 2:41 a.m. PT. It was centered 2 miles northeast of Fremont, an Alameda County city of more …

Natural Disasters

How data mining works

Every time you shop, you leave a trail of it behind. Same, when you surf the web, put on your fitness tracker or apply for credit at your bank. In …

Machine Learning

Microsoft unveils Cortana Analytics Suite, GigJam productivity service

Microsoft's (MSFT +2.2%) Cortana Analytics Suite takes aim a burgeoning market for enterprise big data/analytics software/services. It includes the …

Sugar, Spice, Hadoop And Everything Nice: A Recipe For More Data Scientists

<i>What are data scientists made of?</i><p><i>Technical smarts, data and business skill</i><p><i>Analytics, management and storytelling will</i><p><i>That’s what data scientists are made of</i><p>Ask ten people to define “data scientist” and you’re likely to get twelve different answers. It would be comical if the demand for their …

FIRST KIDS OF THE UNITED STATES: Where are they now?

The first kids of US presidents are in the public eye almost as much as their parents. They dictate fashion trends, appear on their parents' behalf at embassies around the world, and sometimes host senior prom in the White House East Room.<p>You know, normal kid stuff.<p>But when the first family departs …

The Latest Big Data Innovation Is Consumer Empowerment

Kevin Petrie Contributor<p>Kevin Petrie is the technology evangelist at Attunity<p>Digital privacy is on the ropes, and public cynicism is running high. But there are glimmers of innovation in what could be a new phase for Big Data: empowering the customer.<p>Fitbit and usage-based insurance (UBI) programs …

UC Berkeley

Calvin Klein just bought this masterpiece contemporary mansion for $25 million

He just bought a spectacular, 9,300-square-foot home in the Hollywood Hills area for $25 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The five-bedroom mansion fits squarely in the contemporary architectural style and features sliding glass walls, 13-foot-high ceilings, an infinity pool, and a …

Only 15% of Fortune 500 Companies Use Big Data Analytics To Look Beyond The 'Known-Knowns'--Why?

Whatever else he’s known for, former US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, will always be the guy who nailed the three levels of military intelligence – the ‘known-knowns’, the ‘known-unknowns’, and the ‘unknown-unknowns’ – in his memorable 2002 news briefing about Iraq and the supply of …

Data Warehousing

The Old Answer to Humanity’s Newest Problem: Data

Tech<p>Search<p>CrimeThe Pittsburgh Police Officer Who Shot Antwon Rose Has Been Charged With Criminal Homicide<p>Late Night Television'Late Night Lowlifes' …

Customer Service

Palantir is reportedly raising $500 million at a $20 billion valuation, making it the third most valuable US startup

The new funding would make the secretive data analytics company the third highest-valued startup in the US, after Uber (around $50 billion) and Airbnb ($24 billion). Palantir has raised $1 billion so far, according to Crunchbase.<p>Founded in 2004, Palantir has the US government and Wall Street …

Box and IBM to Team Up on Cloud Offerings

Box gets Big Blue's analytics and a big new reseller. IBM gains some important cred in the cloud.<p>Cloud collaboration company Box and computing and services giant IBM say they are teaming up in a wide-ranging partnership under which they will jointly offer their products and services.<p>The move is the …

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