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Smart lock maker Otto folds before releasing its first product

On a landscape increasingly driven by smart devices, a digital smart lock seemed like an obvious addition to the raft of home automation products already on the market. But Otto, the company that came closer than any other to making the product a sellable reality, has now closed its doors -- just …

Silicon Valley

20 Apple Watch Tips to Help You Work and Play Better

Watch and learn.<p>For many people, the smartphone has made the traditional timepiece obsolete, with millions of people digging their phones out of their pockets or bags to check the time -- that is, if they don’t already have the thing glued to their hand.<p>For others, smartwatches such as the Apple …

Smartwatches

Big Data Mining in Business Intelligence against Analysis and Visualization in Information Architecture

What exactly is Big Data Mining in Business Intelligence against Analysis and Visualization in information architecture? Are they all the same?<p>Big …

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School | Inc.com

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:<p>1. Good to …

Self-improvement

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Management

The Tesla Semi electric truck exceeds the hype

The much-awaited reveal of the Tesla Semi electric truck took place in Hawthorne, California, in typical Elon Musk style. Speculation prior to the …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Aquaponics

Former Apple photo guru releases powerful iPhone camera app

A “Gentleman Coder” who is the former director of the Apple photo apps teams has launched an IOS app for the photographer who prefers to shoot RAW images.<p>RAW Power for iOS hit the App Store this week from software company Gentlemen Coders LLC, which was founded by Nik Bhatt. His 14-year stint in …

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired | Inc.com

Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just say, <i>"I'm good,"</i> so as to not take up any more of their …

Employment

AirPlay 2: Everything we know about Apple’s upgraded wireless audio streaming feature

AirPlay 2 is coming soon to iOS after being previewed at WWDC earlier this summer. While we haven’t tested AirPlay 2 yet, the upcoming feature has a lot of promise. AirPlay 2 enables multi-room audio playback, works with Apple TV, and compatible speakers will work with HomeKit and Siri.<p>What is …

Complete Data Science Certification Training Bundle | Mashable Shop

There is currently a huge wave of demand for strong analytics professionals across a range of industries, and this bundle has been designed to give …

Data Science

Apple offers another round of bonds as part of $300B capital return program

Apple today has begun issuing another round of bonds shortly after announcing strong Q4 earnings while it moves closer to completing its $300 billion capital return program for shareholders.<p>Bloomberg notes that Apple is more than 75% through its current capital return program scheduled to end by …

New RStudio cheat sheet: Strings in R

(This article was first published on <b> Revolutions</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)The RStudio team has created another very useful cheat sheet …

R Language

This toolbar is an upgrade for your MacBook Dock [Deals]

Use a Mac for long enough, you start to notice where your workflow could improve. One area that’s ripe for improvement is the Dock, that bar at the bottom (or side, if you’re fancy) of your screen.<p>uBar is an upgrade for Dock that adds all sorts of possibilities for customization. Power users at no …

Apple Obsoletes 2010 Mac Pro, Time Capsule (4th Gen) and AirPort Extreme (5th Gen)

Apple has updated its vintage and obsolete products list with three additional products: the Time Capsule (4th generation), AirPort Extreme (5th generation), and the Mac Pro (Mid 2010).<p>The Mac Pro and two wireless routers listed above are now classified by the company as vintage in the United …

MacBook Pro

Meet the Customizer Creating Technical DIY VaporMax Sneakers

Fresh out of the box, Nike’s Air VaporMax silhouette is already an impressive feat of design and engineering. The VaporMax sole mold is composed of …

The biggest roadblock to AI adoption is a lack of skilled workers

While there is nearly universal agreement that artificial intelligence offers the promise of revolutionary benefits, recent survey findings from Gartner reveal almost 60 percent of organizations surveyed have yet to take advantage of the benefits of AI. Perhaps even more surprisingly, only a little …

Artificial Intelligence

iPhone X could be Apple’s most fragile handset ever

The iPhone X certainly looks stunning. But according to early stress tests, Apple sacrificed the phone’s durability in favor of that attention-grabbing design.<p>The result? iPhone X is Apple’s most breakable iPhone ever.<p>Stress tests by SquareTrade Labs used a range of robots to drop, bend, tumble and …

Mobile Technology

Someone broke Twitter with a 35k character tweet

And you thought 280-character tweets were bad. Over the weekend, two German men (who presumably were unfamiliar with the saying that brevity is the soul of wit) figured how to trick Twitter into letting them post a 35,000 character tweet. Twitter has since deleted the post, although it lives …

This Investment Turned $1,000 Into $2.2 Billion in Less Than 8 Years

That's a compound annual return of 571%.<p>Traditionally, the stock market is the go-to investment for people who understand the value that time and …

Cryptocurrency

How a data scientist protects his children from the dangers of the tech world

My daughter approached me after dinner recently and asked for my help in building her personal profile for an app that all her friends are using — a music video creation app currently topping the trend charts. While contemplating what information to include or whether to use a few ‘made up’ …

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this old-school premise:<p><b>Focus on the things that don't change.</b><p>The premise, while simple, is also easy to forget when …

Self-improvement

Here's the Key to Great Conversation in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

One of the most famous quotes about communication comes from Stephen R. Covley. He intelligently remarked that most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. In essence, this means that the most powerful thing you can do when you're talking to …

Self-improvement

Samsung hid a savage easter egg in its latest anti-Apple ad

Blink and you might just miss this easter egg, but it's a gem.<p>Samsung's latest ad follows an avid iPhone user who eventually decides to switch sides …

iPhone X Diary: The keynote impressed me, but real-life use wows me

My first impression diary pieces are usually exactly that: based on just taking it out of the box, setting it up and playing with it for an hour or three.<p>This time, however, my iPhone X didn’t arrive until the end of the day on Friday, by which time I was already out for the evening. So this time …

3 Things to Know about Big Data: A Primer on Data Analytics Part 1 | Inc.com

Deciding how to invest your company's resources is complicated, especially when you're not sure what factors to rely on: revenue, customer reviews, team feedback, or even just a gut feeling.<p>An emerging field of business development, data analytics, solves this problem by providing insightful data …

Data Warehousing

​Hedonism II Nudist Sex Resort | Men’s Health

I Stayed at a Nudist Sex Resort For a Week, and Here Are 13 Things I Learned<p>You'd think it'd be a wild week-long sex party— but you'd only be partially right<p>Getty<p>They say sex sells, and when it comes to travel, that's especially true. Sex travel (or "libertine tourism," as it's sometimes called), …