Caleb McPherson

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Four tips to take you beyond the big data hype cycle

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>As 2013 kicked off Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular noted in her blog that big data is sliding down into the Trough of …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

Incredible 388-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima Blast

If trees could talk, this bonsai (known in some circles as <i>Hiroshima Survivor</i>) would have a lot of stories to tell. The 388-year-old Japanese plant has seen its share of events, good and bad. Perhaps most remarkable, though, is the fact that it survived the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima in …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Bedeviling Phenomenon: What Do You Make of the 1,200-Foot Wide Pentagram on Google Maps?

So, there seems to be a giant pentagram etched into a windswept corner of Kazakhstan in central Asia.<p>Don’t believe us? The devilish symbol, measuring roughly 1,200 feet in diameter, shows up quite visibly on Google Maps:<p>(Credit: Google Maps)<p>It’s found on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol …

Lightroom 4&5 Preset Bundle

Professional photographer James Brandon spent the last few years developing 80 Lightroom presets that are included in this wide-ranging bundle …

How to Make Your Own Light Panel for Portrait Photography

Let’s face it, lighting equipment can be pretty expensive once you add up all the power supplies, light stands, light modifiers, power packs, slaves …

Dumbass: Ai Weiwei releases heavy metal music video

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has always had something of the rock star about him. Now his hotly anticipated musical debut has finally emerged …

RIP “Professional Photographers”

…there’s no such thing as Flickr Pro, because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there is no such thing really as professional …

Milwaukee Low-Wage Workers Strike, Demanding Better Pay

Fast-food and retail workers walked off the job in Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday, prompting labor organizers to speak of "spreading unrest" in the service industry.<p>The strike followed similar one-day walkouts over the last two months in Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, and New York, as well as a …