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Machine Learning: a brief breakdown

<b>Is everyone around you talking about Machine Learning? Have you heard about some algorithms and techniques but are missing the bigger picture? This</b> …

Interaction design in the age of algorithms

As Alan Cooper said:<p>No matter how cool
 your user interface is, it would be better 
if there were less of it.<p>These are words to live by.<p>Less …

Amazon Echo is a sleeper hit, and the rest of America is about find out about it for the first time

It was a weird surprise when Amazon unveiled Echo, an internet-connected speaker that listens and talks, in late 2014.<p>Amazon’s track record creating hardware had been inconsistent. While the Kindle e-reader was a long-time success and its Fire TV streaming media device was looking good, the …

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Graphs and Natural Language Processing

Blog post written by Vivi Nastase based on the special issue ‘Graphs and Natural Language Processing’ in the journal Natural Language …

Navigation, Layout, and Content: Why Trust Matters

The UserTesting research team has seen its fair share of testing videos. Cumulatively we watch over 10,000 videos of study participants and produce …

Shopify Engineering

Mobile Navigation For Smashing Magazine: A Case Study

Since we started plodding around on this rock in space, human beings have always been dissatisfied with their environment — which is (mostly) a good …

Streaming makes up a third of the US music industry's revenue

Streaming music barely edged out CD sales last year, but it's not even going to be a close fight in 2015. The RIAA has published its mid-year sales stats, and streaming already accounts for 32 percent of the US music industry's revenue at just over $1 billion. It's still not as much of a …

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8 cool new things you can do with Siri (AAPL)

Apple via YouTube<p>One of the most noticeable changes in Apple's new iPhone update is a more powerful Siri.<p>The new Siri in iOS 9 isn't just a question-and-answer machine — she can predict what you want to do or who you want to talk to before you even ask.<p>But Siri has improved in other ways, …

11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing

Choosing which language to use for an Internet of Things project can be as big a decision as choosing a hardware platform. Here are 11 options to …

Oyster, the 'Netflix for books,' shuts down as founders join Google

Oyster, the e-book subscription service often referred to as the "Netflix for books," announced in a blog post that it will be "sunsetting its service" over the next few months.<p>"As we continue on, we couldn't be more excited about the future of ebooks and mobile reading. We believe more than ever …

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