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Using Machine learning tools to gain new insights from Earthquake data

Scientists at the Columbia University have discovered a totally new way to study earthquakes. They picked out different types of earthquakes from …

Machine Learning

The sudden death of the website

You may not know me or even my company, LivePerson, but you’ve certainly used my invention. In 1995, I came up with the technology for those chat windows that pop up on websites. Today, more than 18,000 companies around the world, including big-name brands like T-Mobile, American Express, Citibank …

Going barefoot: Strong 'foot core' could prevent plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and other common injuries

Barefoot activities can greatly improve balance and posture and prevent common injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, …

Zombie VR showed me how to cut the cord and walk with the dead

The latest free-roaming VR game by Zero Latency showed me I'll be just fine in the zombie apocalypse. My friends on the other hand...<p>When the zombie uprising came, I was thankful for two things.<p>One: I was carrying a big gun. Two: My virtual reality headset didn't have me tethered to a uselessly …

Virtual Reality

The Reason the Patriots Always Come Back

There are about three seconds when everyone waits. It’s the momentary pause after practice when Bill Belichick decides whether the Patriots will run …

NFL

These 9 Places in America Will Pay You to Move There

If you prefer the countryside, you’ll love this news.<p>As more Americans move to cities, rural American towns — and even entire states — are looking for new ways to incentivize people to move to the countryside.<p>While 54% of Americans lived in rural places in 1910, that number fell to 19 percent by …

Build Momentum into your plans...Use small daily achievements to keep everything moving in the right direction

Building a FAQ Chatbot in Python – The Future of Information Searching

Introduction<p>What do we do when we need any information? Simple: “<i>We Ask, and Google Tells</i>”.<p>But if the answer depends on multiple variables, then the …

Surprise! This Company Holds the Most Blockchain Patents

Hint: Despite what you might think, it's not a technology company. However, it is a household name.<p>If you've been waiting for the greatest thing …

British man has microchip embedded in his body to give him his independence back

A British man has become the first person to have a microchip embedded in their body to give him his independence back.<p>Alex Lewis, 37, from Hampshire, nearly died in 2013 when, after thinking he just had a cold, he was diagnosed with Strep A - a rare bacterial infection from which a person’s flesh …

United Kingdom

Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets

Ledger just raised an impressive Series B round of $75 million (€61 million), led by Draper Esprit. The startup already raised a $7 million round last year. But the cryptocurrency mania probably made it easy to raise more money.<p>If you have more than a bit of money in cryptocurrencies, chances are …

5 social media skills you need to get ahead (and where to learn them)

In 2018, social media is life. But is it also your career? It can be. With everyone and their mom using social media, it's no surprise that careers …

Want a Job in Data? Learn This.

Why mastering a 50-year-old programming language is the key to getting a data science job.SQL is old. There, I said it.I first heard about SQL in …

Databases

MIT Technology Review: AI Algorithms are Starting to Teach AI Algorithms

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

Bitcoin is the “new world currency” Peter Thiel wanted PayPal to be

Bitcoin prices rose on a Wall Street Journal report (paywall) that Peter Thiel’s investment fund recently made a major wager on the cryptoasset, adding to the list of bigwigs whose support for the market has inflamed the mania. But the PayPal co-founder is no bitcoin arriviste—he’s had a vision for …

Cryptocurrency

How to Use Blockchain: 10 Use Cases

Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.<p>1 of 11<p>Many experts predict that blockchain …

Blockchain

What direction am I facing? You could be going really fast in the wrong direction.

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career | Inc.com

Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major types. Once you know how to spot them, you can stop them and …

Leadership

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

Want More Luck In 2018? Follow These 3 Simple Rules | Inc.com

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate but also a time to hit the refresh button. We’ve all been there, brimming with optimism at the start of our resolution but then giving up even though fulfilling the resolution would have improved our lives. The latest research shows that by Jan.8, some 25 …

Harry Potter

Mindfulness is making us all more selfish

You can’t budge these days without hearing about someone doing something <i>mindfully.</i><p>From drinking to mediation, nothing, it seems, can just happen. …

8 Secrets To Grow Your YouTube Channel In 2018 From A YouTuber With Over 550 Million Video Views

According to Socialbakers, 4 in 5 millennials view video content when researching a purchase decision. No wonder video marketing is on the rise; every marketer I talk with has it as one of their primary focuses as they plan for 2018.<p>While Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and even LinkedIn …

Google Search

The extravagant life of Gianluca Vacchi, the Italian millionaire with an 11 million-strong Instagram following who now has his sights set on acting

50-year-old multimillionaire entrepreneur Gianluca Vacchi is not your average Instagram star — he's certainly done things his own way.<p>Having retired from a career in business, the silver-haired, tattooed Italian took social media by a storm last year when a video he posted of himself dancing on …

Stop pretending like you understand cryptocurrency and take these online courses

Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential "Best Of" lists, and planning extremely …

Three lifehacks I learned waiting tables that still inform everything I do

I fed and clothed myself all through college serving people. I waited tables at a fancy restaurant frequented by celebrities and owned by the son of a dead mobster. I lugged oversized mugs of beer up and down stairs wearing a cheerleading outfit at a raucous sports bar. I was tortured by drunk …

Lifehacks

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there's a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it …

What is bitcoin? Here are answers to your 12 biggest questions on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

One of the luckiest moves you could have made this year would have been to buy bitcoin in the middle of January, when one unit of the …

You have to be good at something...be good at these 3 things

You don't have to let just anyone impact your mind or life.<p>You get to designate those that have access to this special space.<p>You get to favor some …