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How to Spot a Machine Learning Opportunity, Even If You Aren’t a Data Scientist

Artificial intelligence is no longer just a niche subfield of computer science. Tech giants have been using AI for years: Machine learning algorithms power Amazon product recommendations, Google Maps, and the content that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter display in social media feeds. But William …

Where The Money Is In The Electric Vehicle Supply Chain: Part I

“<i>No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future.</i>” — Ian …

The argument for Tesla’s JB Straubel being the world’s foremost expert in batteries

What is Tesla’s core technology advantage over competitors? Does it even have one? Those are questions that often come up when discussing Tesla’s lead in the electric vehicle sector. Since Tesla open-sourced its patents, some suggested that its technology advantage is virtually nonexistent since …

The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end—in less than a …

Run an Android desktop on almost any computer

Last month, it was rumored that official Android support would be coming to the Raspberry Pi after an empty directory for the $35 computer was discovered in Google's Android Open Source Project repository.<p>Having official Android support on such a device would be useful, and could bring with it …

If you excel at 'Hitman' games, it's because of repetition

If you've ever played a <i>Hitman</i> game, you've probably ended up at the end of a mission with a pile of bodies, your target dead in the center of a mansion, and errant guards prowling around to take you out. Nothing to be ashamed of. It happens to everyone. But how could you ever truly channel Agent …

Gaming

Here's How Tesla Is Building the Apple of the Future

So you thought Tesla (TSLA) was an automaker. It was an innocent mistake and you wouldn't be alone.<p>Tesla builds cars and you could be forgiven for …

Wake up call for oil companies: electric vehicles will deflate oil demand

Red Tesla Model S on Amsterdam canal (Photo David van der Mark 2014)<i>The major oil companies greatly underestimate the impact electric vehicles will</i> …

Oil

Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High

With lithium prices skyrocketing beyond wildest expectations, talk heating up about acquisitions and mergers in this space and a fast-brewing war …

Chinese Military Weaknesses Revealed

China’s military made substantial strides in building modern armed forces but remains fundamentally weak due to problems with combat capabilities, …

DIY fix to lost reverse gear is cheaper than a new transmission

Sometimes in life money gets tight, and the funds just aren't there to make a repair on your vehicle. What proves someone's mettle is how that person deals with it, and this guy deserves a medal for his ingenuity.<p>According to the YouTube description, the man's Nissan Pathfinder lost reverse gear, …

Watch Finnish hoons drift a Porsche, a motorcycle and a snowmobile on ice

We're figure the guys in Finland's Stunt Freaks Team see this video as three minutes of freewheeling snow drifting with a Triumph Daytona motorcycle on snow tires, a Porsche 911 GT3 rally car and a Polaris RMK snowmobile. We, however, like to think of it as a mini-documentary on the winter habits …

Corvette Z06. Nissan GT-R Nismo. Motor Trend Head 2 Head. 'Nuff said.

Here is a video we've been waiting for, one that will get broadband fiber optic cables glowing like Hooker headers on a dyno. For Episode 62 of <i>Head 2 Head</i>, <i>Motor Trend</i> throws the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 into the bear pit with the latest Nissan GT-R Nismo. What comes out of that is seventeen …

Your kids can drive this electric, Android-equipped 'sports car'

Don't look now, but your kids may end up owning a better car than you do. Henes recently unveiled the Broon F8 series, a child-sized electric "supercar" that has features you probably wish you had in your own ride. Never mind the independent suspension, differential steering and adjustable driving …

How does fat leave the body when you lose weight? - Science on the Web #82

Bank of Japan opens the floodgates | Financial Times

Amid all the obituary notices for quantitative easing that were published when the Federal Reserve stopped buying bonds last Wednesday, it was …

FOMC transcripts: Bernanke on Japanese vs American monetary policy (or QE vs credit easing)

2014-02-21T20:18:19.000Z<p>By: Cardiff Garcia<p>From a passage at the beginning of the December 2008 meeting transcript, where Ben Bernanke explains the …

China’s banks: fighting back against online upstarts | Financial Times

Still depositing your money in the bank? In China, you would be laughed at by your friends, who are either buying wealth management products or …

What’s a chengyu for ‘subprime is contained’?

2014-01-28T13:18:11.000Z<p>By: Joseph Cotterill<p>There <i>is</i> a nice <i>chengyu</i> in the latest note from Bin Gao, BofAML’s China rates strategist: 居安思危, ‘be …

Sony makes the Xperia Z Ultra look even bigger in its latest commercial

Nobody can accuse Sony of under-delivering with the Xperia Z Ultra. At 6.44-inches, the device is probably the largest device on the market right now that you can still call a phone with a (relatively) straight face. In fact, the Z Ultra is so large that Sony released its tablet version (Wi-Fi …

2014 could be a big year for next-gen batteries

Will 2014 go down in history as the year that delivered breakthroughs for a next-generation of batteries? Well, if not, it will certainly be seen as …

The first 6 things you need to do with your new Android tablet

So you now have an Android tablet. Congrats. Android tablets are arguably -- some would say inarguably -- the most versatile tablets you can buy. However, after you've gone through the initial setup but before you begin actual normal use of your shiny new portable device, there are a few things -- …

Danone cuts prices in China as confidence in local baby formula stays low | Financial Times

French food products group Danone has said it will cut prices of its infant formula products in China by up to 20 per cent, after the Chinese …

A schematic of QE

2013-07-08T14:14:59.000Z<p>By: Paul Murphy<p>Risk is on. The sun’s out (at least in London). Cue two fun slides from Julien Garran of UBS. Click to …

Can LEGO Snap Together A Future In Asia?

<b>Using scenario planning, executives at LEGO Group played through a possible strategy shift in Asia. Thanks to a new case study by professor</b> <b>Anette Mikes</b>, <b>students can make their own decisions. Mikes discusses the case in this article, which first appeared on the HBS Working Knowledge website.</b><p><b>BY KIM</b> …