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Become a Machine Learning Engineer

Machine Learning Engineer course recommendations:<p>Time: Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 4 months<p>MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER PREREQUISITE • 6 …

IBM, J.P. Morgan, and Others Build a New Blockchain For Business

IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and several other big banks are among those making a big bet on blockchain, the distributed transaction processing engine …

Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain

Each week, a tremendous amount of news stories related to bitcoin and blockchain technology are being published. At Fintechnews alone, not one week …

Could Raspberry Pi Zero Be Pivotal To Open Source IOT ?

Raspberry Pi, the Foundation responsible for the creation of the original Pi set of single board computers has announced the release of a new model – the Raspberry Pi Zero.<p>Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. …

Raspberry Pi

IBM SystemML Machine Learning Technology Goes Open-Source

IBM's machine-learning open-source technology -- SystemML -- has been accepted as a project by the Apache Software Foundation, and renamed Apache …

Machine Learning

The IoT and the return of 8-bit computing

It's time to brush off those 1980s programming skills, if we're to have a cheap and flexible Internet of Things.<p>Back in the 1980s we all used 8-bit …

Purism's Librem 13 Linux Laptop Is Sleek, Private and Secure | Reviews

The combination of custom-made hardware paired with a tweaked Linux OS makes the Librem laptop lineup a unique offering with several innovative …

Google Is Designing a New System to Make Your Email More Secure

For anyone who missed a recent technical conference in Japan dedicated to “Internet measurement,” here’s some good news that came out of the …

P vs. NP -- The most notorious problem in theoretical computer science remains open

In the 1995 Halloween episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>, Homer Simpson finds a portal to the mysterious Third Dimension behind a bookcase, and desperate to …

Microsoft wants to make Bitcoin easier for banks

Microsoft no longer solely counts on Windows 10 to pay the bills. With CEO Satya Nadella at the helm, it's also betting heavily on cloud services, and just revealed an interesting new one: Bitcoin-style encryption. Redmond joined forces with startup ConsenSys on a platform called Ethereum to help …

Gogs – An Open Source Self-Hosted Git Service

Advertise here via BSAGogs (Go Git Service) is a painless self-hosted Git service. The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest, and most …

Git

Amazon Top 20 Books in AI & Machine Learning

The recent explosion of interest in data science, data mining, and related disciplines has been mirrored by an explosion in book titles on these same …

Machine Learning

Google killing Chrome OS and building it into Android

Google's two operating systems will soon be one. Chrome OS is going to be combined with Android, and the combined OS could be revealed as soon as next year, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The <i>Journal</i> reports that Chrome is essentially being folded into Android, because Android has emerged as …

Want to use Bitcoin? Then you need to understand 'smart contract'

A labyrinth of Bitcoin news terms and concepts exist - here, we break down one of the most fundamental: The smart contract

Nine massive banks just teamed up to take the technology behind bitcoin mainstream

Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS have all formed a partnership to draw up industry standards and protocols for using the blockchain in banking.<p>The partnership is being led by R3, a startup with offices in New York …

Barclays has two blockchain 'labs' in London and is planning 45 experiments with the technology

The Sunday Times reported this week that Barclays is planning to let charities accept bitcoin later this year, leveraging its partnership with bitcoin exchange Safello that was announced earlier this year. (Barclays has since denied this, saying it's simply working on a "proof of concept.")<p>I sat …

FinTech

Mercedes' Far-Out Concept Is the Luxury Car of the Future

The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion concept, just unveiled at CES 2015, is a hydrogen-powered dream car in the truest sense.<p>We have often complained about the lack of truly far-reaching concept cars on today's show circuit. Instead of creating visions of a distant future, too often automakers …

As a Car Guy, I Welcome the Driverless Car Future

I love cars. I love driving them. I love working on them. I get unnaturally excited when looking at the specs of a new vehicle that I’ll probably never drive.<p>Even now I hassle car journalists (some of whom are long-time friends) about the cars they drive usually lamenting about on-board computers …

Microsoft to open source .NET, goes OS-agnostic and delivers free Visual Studio solution

After making Office for Android and iOS free last week, Microsoft has shaken the developer world this time around by making .NET open source, …

Watch a robot cheetah run off its leash and into your nightmares

MIT's quadruped robot can travel up to 10 miles-per-hour and jump<p>Did you run this morning? Maybe you'll go for a jog after work. If you're looking to improve your speeds, you should imagine a robotic cheetah bearing down upon you. It's not as far fetched as it may seem. After several years of work, …

Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind

Robo Brain isn’t exactly feasting on the internet. That implies a level of choice, or agency. What’s happening to Robo Brain is closer to force-feeding, as researchers from four different universities regularly cram its cloud-based computational system with data collected from the internet. So far, …

Robotics

How spies can eavesdrop using your phone's gyroscope

In the age of surveillance paranoia, most smartphone users know better than to give a random app or website permission to use their device's …

Kyocera adopting sapphire crystal for upcoming smartphone?

The mobile industry is always trying to make smartphones stronger, introducing tougher materials and improving reinforced glass to keep that image nice and clear. The newest and best glass around seems to be sapphire, which Apple uses for the iPhone 5s’ home button and camera glass. Now it seems …

Mobile

The NSA is developing an automatic malware-killer

Details of a new NSA program have emerged from <i>Wired</i>'s meticulous Snowden profile this morning. As part of the interview, Snowden described an ongoing NSA project called Monstermind, planned as a new cyberdefense capability. The system would scan web metadata for signs of an attack in progress, then …

This Is Microsoft's Very First Web Page ... Back In 1994

Twenty years ago in 1994, the modern World Wide Web was born. That was the year the first Netscape browser was officially released (Mosaic Netscape 0.9), the year that Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (known as W3C), and the year Yahoo was founded, according to the Computer …

World Wide Web

Off the Battlefield, Hackers Are Waging Cyberwar Against Israel and Palestine

Fighting in the Gaza Strip hit a lull this week as a 72-hour cease-fire ends its third and final day Thursday — but a digital war has still been …

The Snowden Effect: Yahoo To Join Gmail In Offering Users End-To-End Encryption

Yahoo users may have benefited most from the “Snowden effect.” The tech company was a laggard when it came to security practices until the NSA leaker’s disclosures made clear the extent to which weak security practices by tech companies are being exploited by talented hackers. It’s since hired a …

The ‘boring’ trait Google looks for in its leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

iPhone 6 to go into production 'this month'

Reports in the Taiwanese press indicate that production of Apple's iPhone 6 is about to begin<p>Apple's next-generation iPhone is tipped to go into production later this month, ahead of an expected commercial launch in the autumn.<p>Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd …

Mobile Technology