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Jeff Bezos' Shareholder Note Reveals Why Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 to Quit Their Job

The question is: would you take the money?<p>Would you take money to quit your job? That's the question Amazon is asking. Full-time workers at Amazon fulfillment services can earn up to $5,000 by quitting.<p>Each year, the company asks its employees if they want to take 'The Offer'. They can take the …

Jeff Bezos

Intel made a huge mistake 10 years ago. Now 12,000 workers are paying the price.

June 6, 2005, seemed to be a triumphant moment for Intel. The chipmaker was already dominating the market for processors that powered Windows-based PCs. Then Steve Jobs took the stage at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference to announce that he was switching the main Windows alternative, …

Machine Intelligence

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

The 3 Tricks That Made AlphaGo Zero Work

There were many advances in Deep Learning and AI in 2017, but few generated as much publicity and interest as DeepMind’s AlphaGo Zero. This program …

5 Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography Composition Lessons

Henri Cartier-Bresson was the master of photography composition.Below are some visual analyses of his pictures.1. Bicycle // Henri Cartier-Bresson …

All-Out Miracle Intervals to Improve Average Power for Endurance Events

One December a road racer I had coached for more than 10 years collided with a dog. The rider’s name is Bob. The dog charged him during a group ride …

Exercise

5 Workout Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Muscle Gains

You're putting the work in— so learn how to put the muscle on<p>You’re putting in the work—but you’re not putting the muscle on. You’ve stopped growing, and your motivation to keep showing up to the gym is shot.<p>Hitting the gym on the regular isn’t the only thing you need to do to make gains. That’s …

The 4 Best Cycling Workouts

There are as many ways to train as there are coaches, plans, online articles, and books. Even seasoned riders can get lost in the sea of intensity zones, HIIT workouts, mobility moves, plyometrics, strength work, and core training. That’s because coaching and training advice trickles down from the …

Peter Sagan’s training secrets: A week in the life of the triple world champion

<b>Peter Sagan has already established himself as not only one of the best riders of his generation, but also of all-time. Here Sagan and his coach</b> …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

5 Reasons for Lightroom Photographers to Use the Edit In Photoshop Feature

Since its Version 1.0 release in 2006, Adobe Lightroom has gone from strength to strength, firmly establishing itself as the go-to software for …

HSBC app will let you manage accounts from multiple banks

HSBC is readying a mobile app that will allow customers to manage multiple accounts from different banks. "HSBC Beta" will support 21 money-keepers at launch, including Santander, Lloyds and Barclays, so users can review their current account, loans, mortgages and savings simultaneously. It's the …

Apps

Getting Started with Building Realtime API Infrastructure - Realtime API Hub

<i>How companies are adding realtime capabilities to their products and building realtime APIs</i><p>Mirroring the rise of API-driven applications, realtime is …

Scientists achieve quantum teleportation with patterns of light in computing breakthrough

Researchers used the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of a photon in a new quantum teleportation experiment<p>In a step towards quantum communications, …

Quantum Physics

Creating a GraphQL server with Javascript

Hello! Welcome to the second article in my series on GraphQL. If you haven’t read the first part, here’s the link. In the first part of this article, …

Build cross platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry

A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today.<p>The tablet, known as Plimpton 332, was discovered in the early 1900s in Southern Iraq by …

The Worst Heart-Rate Monitor Mistakes You’re Making

Using and interpreting data logged by heart-rate monitors can help us become healthier, stronger cyclists—but only if we know what we’re doing<p>Heart-rate monitors are some of the most popular training tools on the market for cyclists who want to track and improve their fitness. But it’s not enough …

10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About

This column is authored by content analyst and tech writer,The post 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About appeared first on …

Unifying Stream Processing and Interactive Queries in Apache Kafka

<i>This post was co-written with Damian Guy, Engineer at Confluent, Michael Noll, Product Manager at Confluent and Neha Narkhede, CTO and Co-Founder at</i> …

EPC to issue RFI for interoperable P2P mobile payments

30 June 2017 | 9692 views | 0<p>The European Payments Council is to issue a Request for Information (RFI) to identify parties interested in becoming a …

Mobile Payments

Delivering Billions of Messages Exactly Once

The single requirement of all data pipelines is that <b>they cannot</b> <b>lose</b><b> data</b>. Data can usually be delayed or re-ordered–but never dropped. To satisfy …

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

Designing Features Using Job Stories

Personas and User Stories made sense when customers and product teams were far from each other. That’s no longer the case.<p><i>This is a guest post from</i> …

Product Management

How often should I cycle to get fit?

<b>Regular short rides are the fastest way to boost your fitness and improve your cycling performance</b><p>Virtually everyone who rides wants to get fitter. …

Physicists Got Their First Look at the Bond That Holds Most of Our Universe Together

Back to Basics<p>Hydrogen is one of the most common elements in the world — making up 75 percent of all visible matter and more than 90 percent of all …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …