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Google makes its most powerful language parser open source

The days of us communicating with our computers by using our fingers are nearing an end. Google announced on Thursday that it is releasing its language parsing neural network framework, SyntaxNet, as an open source system. The released code includes everything you need to train it using your own …

Google’s Nest open sources OpenThread to snag more IoT partners, take on Amazon

Earlier this year, a report in The Information claimed that Google-owned Nest was working on a rival to Amazon’s Echo — a service that would bring together a number of other connected devices and services to help people organise and manage their homes alongside Nest’s own thermostats and other …

Internet of Things

If You Love Maps, This Blog Is for You

<i>Authors’ note: All Over the Map has been relocated within National Geographic to the news section: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/all-over-the-map/. You can also follow us on RSS, or at @mapdragons on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p>There is something magical about maps. They transport you to a place …

Free App Sweatcoin Pays People To Get Fit And Stay Active

After raising nearly $1 million ($890K), 150 million steps tracked and tens of partners signed up, new UK health app Sweatcoin launched in the Apple app store this week and has been an instant hit.<p>In the past 48 hours the app has gone to #1 in the Apple UK Finance store and has tapped into the …

App Store

What your font choice says about you

Click to see the full size fonts<p>It's no secret that when it comes to typography, art directors have some pretty brutal opinions. Some professional …

Game of Loans

Westeros is in the grip of a sovereign debt crisis. Queen-Mother Cersei needs to hire an economic advisor before the money runs out<p>As Queen-Mother …

What every iOS Developer should be doing with Instruments

<b>Introduction</b><p>You’ve just wrapped up development on a shiny new iOS project and have done your best to ensure that the app doesn’t crash and it seems …

iOS Programming

Vibrant Rainbow Cat Undercut Is The Latest Style To Hit The ‘Hair Tattoo’ Trend

Image via laserb.kate<p><b>Love felines</b> enough to temporarily “tattoo” a cat motif to the back of your head?<p><b>Russian</b> teen Katichka sure does. The youth …

10 of Italy's most beautiful seaside towns

From the Italian Riviera to the farthest reaches of Sicily, there are plenty of seaside villages to please travelers in search of pristine beaches, ancient ruins, art, culture, and delicious cuisine. So why not do as the Romans do and head to the sea?

Italy

The Irish inventor poised to become a billionaire - and maybe even change the world

Inventor John Quinn's game-changing green energy breakthrough could earn billions and create thousands of jobs, writes John Reynolds<p>Today, the …

Carbon Emissions

10 Innovative Industrial Design Objects by Japanese Studio Miyake Design

Tokyo-based industrial designer <b>Kazushige Miyake</b> produces work that is typically aesthetic, useful and unobtrusive. With designs that are utilitarian …

Product Design

Jungle Adventure

The Workflow App Favored By Designers At Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, And Snapchat

Lingo not only helps keep designers’ assets organized, it makes syncing them across teams as easy as joining a Slack channel.<p>It’s sometimes hard to remember that iTunes once solved a real problem, given what a bloated mess it has become. Digital music was taking off, and so people had folders upon …

UI Design

Original Parts From Vintage Vespas Turned Into Strikingly Modern Office Chairs

The legendary Vespa motorbike has been reimagined as a unique piece of office furniture. Created by Spanish studio Bel & Bel, the <i>Scooter Chair</i> uses original parts from the Italian vehicle to form a striking silhouette. The 1980s-style chassis has been cleverly upcycled as the seat back, with its …

Iceland Cliffside Retreat

With concrete walls that emerge from the rock unevenly, this Iceland Cliffside Retreat is in some ways a reflection of the island nation's craggy …

Iceland

With 33 Employees, Nextbit Hopes To Succeed In Ways That Smartphone Giants Can’t

In a business where big companies struggle to compete, maybe being tiny is an advantage.<p><i>“Samsung Smartphone Sales Will Decline For The First Time Ever This Year”</i><p><i>“HTC Forced to Lay Off Employees Due To Loss In Smartphone Sales”</i><p><i>“Microsoft Writes Off $7.6B, Admits Failure Of Nokia Acquisition”</i><p><i>“Sony</i> …

Mobile

What's new in Swift 2.2

Swift 2.2 is almost here, and cleans up a number of quirks, adds some missing features, and deprecates – perhaps controversially – some language …

Pulp Fiction

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Photography

Ethereal Accessories Inspired by Butterflies Delicately Flutter Against Your Skin

Wearing the ethereal creations of Derya Aksoy will make you feel like you're living in a dream. Working under the name Jewelera, the Istanbul-based artist produces necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that are inspired by butterflies and moths. Each piece features clustered layers of their delicate …

100+ Painters Contributing 12 Oil Paintings per Second in World’s First Feature-Length Painted Animation – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

“Loving Vincent” has a trailer! The world’s first feature-length painted animation will focus on the life of Vincent Van Gogh and feature 12 oil …

Animation

Why Is Stan Lee’s Legacy in Question?

People are almost always surprised when I tell them Stan Lee is 93. He doesn’t scan as a <i>young</i> man, exactly, but frozen in time a couple of decades …

Remembering The Design Legacy Of Steve Jobs’s Other Great Computer Company

How Paul Rand and Harmut Esslinger helped Steve Jobs make NeXT the original “design is law” computer company.<p>While making the recent <i>Steve Jobs</i> biopic, researchers working for Aaron Sorkin found a VHS tape containing a long-lost video of Jobs launching the NeXT workstation in 1988, the eponymous …

Blockbusters

Check Out This Long-Lost Video of Steve Jobs Unveiling NeXT

Steve Jobs is remembered for accomplishing so many things: the creation of the Mac, the iPod, the iPhone, and Apple itself. Yet the man who has an almost mythical stature in the tech industry had his fair share of failures, too–the most obvious of which was NeXT, the company he founded after being …

Danny Boyle

How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year

It wasn’t as hard as it sounds: I used four principles to start small habits that built into big, long-term outcomes. Here’s how.<p>You’ll notice that I made the title of this post sound quite impressive (at least I hope I did!).<p>But the great thing about this story is that anyone can have such an …

Language Learning

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

Sweden's Iconic Ice Hotel Found a Sustainable Way to Remain Open Year-Round

The original ICEHOTEL, located in Jukkasjrvi, Sweden and founded in 1989, is the world's first and largest hotel made from ice and snow. The surreal structure serves as both an annual art symposium and a hotel with walls, floors, and even ceilings transformed into canvases for designers and …

Master JavaScript coding with 97% of this 'essentials' bundle

The turning gears behind the internet are driven in part by JavaScript, a vital component of every Web browser. You can learn the language and prepare yourself for a new spectrum of career opportunity with the Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle, on sale now for 97% off from TNW Deals!<p>Over 15 …

Special delivery: meet Mumbai’s ‘errand executives’

Photograph: Karen Dias for the Guardian<p>Thakur delivers a package of high-end clothing. Photograph: Karen Dias for the Guardian<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/6720b00459e04360bff38d844592a2b8824bd85a/0_120_5616_3370/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Mumbai ... the dismantling of the old way of life is …