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Google’s Machine Learning (AI) Crash Course

Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, as it’s better known as, is something that has garnered my interest over recent years. I even used the …

Artificial Intelligence

Best (and Free!!) Resources to understand Nuts and Bolts of Deep learning

The internet is filled with tutorials to get started with Deep Learning. You can choose to get started with the superb Stanford courses CS221 or …

Machine Learning Crash Course From Google

We’ve been talking a lot about machine learning lately. People are using it for speech generation and recognition, computer vision, and even …

6 Ways to Spring-Clean Your Finances and Improve Your Digital Security

If you’ve just filed your 2017 income tax return, you can’t relax yet. After having reviewed your financial situation, this is the perfect time to …

Looking for a good read? Here are the best, most eye-opening books about tech

Sometimes it’s sensible to put down the gadgets and pick up a good old-fashioned book — to read about the latest gadgets, of course. But with so many …

10 Andy Grove Quotes from High Output Management

Andy Grove is one of best CEOs ever. He co-founded Intel and grew it to over $20 Billion in revenue over a <i>30 year</i> run as CEO. His approaches to …

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cryptocurrency: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mining

<i>Just a few years ago, the word “Bitcoin” was only well known in technological circles. Ask the average person what it was, and they would give you a</i> …

[H]ardOCP: Threadripper Pays for Itself Using Cryptocurrency Mining

AMD Threadripper Cryptocurrency Mining<p>First and foremost, this story angle was pitched to us by AMD a couple weeks ago. It was no big idea of our …

4 books every good boss has read

Business leaders think differently, and that's what sets them apart.<p>Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you'll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to …

The Top 5 Programming Languages to Learn This Year

If you’re reading this, you’ve either decided to learn to code this year as a complete beginner or maybe you’re already a programmer and want to …

Programming

The 37 best Black Friday 2017 deals you can still get right now

Awesome DirecTV Now Deal Gives Prepayers A Free Apple TV 4K

AT&T has just announced an eye-catching deal designed to entice customers to DirecTV Now: A free Apple TV 4K box for anyone who prepays for four months of its TV streaming service.<p>Given that DirecTV Now costs $35 a month, pre-paying for four months of the service would cost you a grand total of …

I was on the self-driving bus that crashed in Vegas. Here’s what really happened

Previous Next<p>1 of 8<p>This was going to be a pretty ordinary story about the technology that allows the Las Vegas self-driving shuttle bus to cruise …

Las Vegas

This $15 online course will teach you how to make an app for that

There's an app for pretty much everything these days from taking a taxi to ordering groceries. But there's always something else that would be vastly …

10 Ways to Secure Your Identity for Free

According to Javelin Strategy & Research<b>,</b> identity thieves stole $16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion …

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

A flawed argument used by Warren Buffett could be setting stocks up for 'one of the worst disasters in history'

Speaking in an interview with CNBC on October 3, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway said, "Valuations make sense with interest rates where they are."<p>The investment community breathed a sigh of relief. After all, Buffett is arguably the most successful stock investor in world history. An …

Chefs reveal the one supermarket pasta sauce that's actually worth buying

Chances are, if you ask an Italian chef for a jarred pasta sauce recommendation, they'll look at you like you have three heads (and a less-than-refined palette).<p>It's always best to whip up your own pasta sauce— just combine San Marzano tomatoes, basil, and olive oil, and season to taste. But when …

Equifax's free credit freeze won't fully protect you, so here's what to do

In the days since the credit reporting firm Equifax disclosed the breach of 143 million consumers' private financial data, howls of outrage have only grown louder.<p>Dozens of potential class-action lawsuits have been filed, Congress has revved up hearings on the breach and two legislators have …

How To Retain More From The Books You Read In 5 Simple Steps

Don’t read more. Read smarter.<p>When I grew up, it wasn’t cool to read. These days, every coffee shop is packed with folks that are reading a book …

Amazon Prime: 21 benefits every member gets

Amazon Prime is best known for two things: free two-day shipping and Netflix-style video streaming. Those are decidedly worthwhile perks, especially considering the relatively low $119 annual subscription charge, but a Prime membership affords more than just shipping and streaming. A lot …

Tech Trends

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

Thoughts after taking the Deeplearning.ai courses

[<i>Update — Feb 2nd 2018: When this blog post was written, only 3 courses had been released.</i> <i>All 5 courses in this specialization are now out</i><i>. I will</i> …

13 Outdoor Tech Gadgets To Create Your Backyard Oasis

Summer isn’t over yet – and for some of us it’s in full swing and we continue to enjoy barbecues and pool parties. If you’re fortunate enough to have …

Elon Musk mastered 'learning transfer' — here's how

To explain Musk's success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set reality-distorting visions for the future, and his incredible resilience.<p>But all of these felt unsatisfactory to me. Plenty of people have these traits. I wanted to know …

Why Good People Leave Large Tech Companies

I was visiting with an ex-student who’s now the CFO of a large public tech company. The company is still one of the hottest places to work in tech. …

The Best Kits for Teaching Kids How to Code

Who says learning code has to be boring?<p>Whether you're an experienced programmer or have never even touched a line of code, a kit designed to introduce basic coding skills can make a great gift for kids. These kits can teach everything from problem-solving skills to real programming languages that …

Programming Languages

The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups.<p>We chose a metric called a "valuation …