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Factoextra R Package: Easy Multivariate Data Analyses and Elegant Visualization

(This article was first published on <b> Easy Guides</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<b>factoextra</b> is an R package making easy to <i>extract</i> and <i>visualize</i> …

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Creativity

This AI proofreader will make you a better copywriter

Language is tricky. It’s full of nuance and layers, and regional and dialectal variations that complicate things even further.<p>For example, if I was to describe something as “sick”, do I mean that it’s disgusting, impressive, or quite literally unwell? Again, there’s the word “cool”. Is it a …

Pay just $39 to eliminate location restrictions on your Netflix favorite shows – for life

Restricted access? Yeah, right. TNT Stream Unblocker delivers total access to Netflix and hundreds of other streaming services worldwide, so you can watch your favourite shows while keeping your data safe from prying eyes.<p>You can pick up a lifetime subscription to this premium service at 93 percent …

500px's new iOS camera app lets you earn money for your photos right from your phone

Since it launched in 2009, 500px has steadily grown its global photography community to 8 million members. In addition to hosting shutterbugs’ portfolios, it also allows them to license photos to clients for commercial use and profit from their work.<p>It’s now launched RAW, a free iOS app that lets …

The best VPN for Apple products now has support for teams

There’s a chance you’re reading this on a public Wi-Fi network, being completely unprotected to dangers from people wanting to do your computer serious harm. You should use a VPN.<p>Even though they are widely promoted, not enough people use them yet. At TNW, we actively support everyone on our team …

Dating Apps Are The Virtual Nightclubs To Find Your Date

In the fast moving society the younger generation has no time for social hangouts and parties and if they do have such leisure time they have do not have the right kind of partner to spend their fun time. There are some digital guys who spend their ‘me-time’ with the digital gadgets. If a gadget is …

Apps

You’re a travel agent! You’re a travel agent! Everyone’s a travel agent!

Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a travel agent. The platform is a sharing-economy approach to booking travel for your friends and complete and utter strangers.<p>Startup veteran …

Travel Industry

Opera brings built-in VPN service to its browser

When Opera acquired the virtual private network (VPN) service SurfEasy last March, it obviously did so to build that technology into its browser and maybe its Opera Max data-savings app. It took more than a year, but now Opera is actually launching a free built-in version of SurfEasy in the early …

This app automatically schedules Slack messages

Slack is great for communicating with your entire team no regardless of whether you’re in the same room together or working remotely. But if you use a common chat channel to ping your group, there’s a chance that your message will get buried amongst all the others and go unread.<p>Schedul aims to fix …

Apps

R-bloggers

Stencila launches the first version of its (open source) word processor and spreadsheet editor designed for researchers. By Michael Aufreiter, …

Data Science

4 Ways to Export Your Google Analytics Data with R

Are you tired of spending half your day copying data out of the Google Analytics interface to update that same old report? Luckily, there are a lot …

Microsoft open sources Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit for more efficient big data research

Posted by George Thomas Jr.Researchers at the Microsoft Asia research lab this week made the Microsoft Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit openly …

Machine Learning

PicoBrew Unveils ’3-D Printer for Beer’ With Recipes From Top Micro-Brewers

You’ll soon be able to make brand-name beer on your kitchen counter, nearly as easily as you can make a cup of coffee.

Dow Jones

Apple will fix your MacBook's worn-out display coating

The Retina display on your MacBook or MacBook Pro is supposed to look gorgeous. However, some owners have encountered just the opposite -- the screen's anti-reflective coating is wearing out quickly due to pressure or stains, leaving them with an unsightly laptop (and in some cases, a repair bill). …

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Aster AppCenter – Sharable, Repeatable Big Data Analytics

I recently spent a week at the headquarters of Teradata Aster in Silicon Valley working on the recently announced Aster AppCenter.The basic idea of …

Infer Gets Another $25 Million From Redpoint To Provide Predictive Analytics To Sales Professionals

Predictive analytics startup Infer has spent the last few years helping companies to improve their sales efforts using data. It’s been pretty successful so far, which is why Series A investor Redpoint Ventures is pouring in another $25 million to help it expand.<p>Infer provides a platform sales teams …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

Maps

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science,” it announced Tuesday. …

Google Just Released A New Map Trivia Game And It's Really Fun

In this case, they've made a fun little trivia game that I could probably waste an entire weekend playing.<p>It's called "Smarty Pins," and works inside of Google Maps. The basic premise is that you answer a series of questions based on geography, dropping your pin on the location of your answer.<p>It's …

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

Pollution

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Unlocking Big Data's Value Potential Through Design with Small Data

<i>Co-written by Finn Birger Lie</i><p>Big Data is perceived as the next value opportunity for corporations to innovate and grow. To be of any real value, however, Big Data has to become more accessible and understandable to non-specialist users and leave the domain of the data specialists.<p>The advent of …

Microsoft Is Adding Machine Learning to Azure

Microsoft today announced the upcoming release of Azure Machine Learning (ML) as it adds a predictive analytics service to its cloud platform.<p>With the new service, Microsoft is offering the machine learning technology that it built for Xbox and bing through Azure. Some Microsoft partners already …

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