Jeremy Gayed

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Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms for Beginners

IntroductionThe study of ML algorithms has gained immense traction post the Harvard Business Review article terming a ‘Data Scientist’ as the …

Tesla Model 3 will go into 24/7 production, says leaked email

An email allegedly sent by Elon Musk to Tesla staff has announced that <b>the Model 3, which has faced a number of production issues, will go into “24/7” production by June, resulting in 6,000 Model 3 units made per week.</b> The email was obtained by <i>Jalopnik</i>, and also includes Musk’s thoughts on a number …

10 Best ETFs to Buy for Beginners

If you’re just starting to invest your money, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are one of the best places to begin. Like mutual funds, these instruments …

I’m a law professor, and I teach my students how to destroy American democracy

In my classes on authoritarian regimes, I used to lecture my students on how modern authoritarians have abandoned the openly repressive tactics of their predecessors. Today’s authoritarians frequently come to power by democratic elections and then erode democracy through seemingly legitimate means. …

Political Science

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

News Corp

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here's what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When Hawaii's ballistic-missile-threat system blared an alert across the state on January 13, many people didn't know where to go, what to do, or whether they could even survive a nuclear attack.<p>The alert sowed confusion, fear, and, pandemonium — especially among tourists— in the 38 minutes before …

North Korea

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Machine Learning

Tesla is about to suffer the same fate as Ford

About a century ago, give or take a decade, the Ford Motor Company was <i>the</i> American carmaker. Its Model T was the first successful vehicle for everybody, and its founder, Henry Ford, was the greatest businessman in history, warts and all.<p>At the time, General Motors was a disorganized cluster of …

Tesla

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

America and the Great Abdication

Don’t mistake Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the world for isolationism.<p>When great powers fade, as they inevitably must, it’s normally for one of two reasons. Some powers exhaust themselves through overreach abroad, underinvestment at home, or a mixture of the two. This was the case for the Soviet …

Geopolitics

Front-End Tools: My Favorite Finds of 2017

Another twelve months have passed and I'm sure all of you have come across some interesting new coding techniques, technologies, CSS tricks (of …

JavaScript

Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New '20% Qualified Business Income Deduction'

On December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the existing Code and leaving the once-burdensome tax law so simple, we’ll all be preparing our returns on postcards come the spring of 2019.<p>HAHAHAHAHAHA<p>/wipes tear from …

Retirement

I was a Starbucks barista for 4 years — here are the biggest things I learned

Unlike all coffee lovers, I was once lucky enough to get paid for my obsession with my three daily cups of joe. I was a Starbucks barista for four years, and although it was nice, free coffee wasn't the only perk. I got definitive answers to burning, behind-the-scenes questions that keep us …

Coffee

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

Income Tax

A High-Scoring Revolution Has the Rockets Soaring

Daryl Morey has spent a decade orchestrating a new kind of basketball juggernaut. Finally, Houston appears ready to deliver a title.<p>For a basketball team obsessed with data and analytics, the Houston Rockets have a lot of numbers working in their favor thus far this season. Through their first 21 …

How to check if your Airbnb host is secretly filming you

It's straight out of a nightmare. You're staying in an Airbnb with your partner on a romantic getaway, and discover as you're packing up to leave …

Home Security

2 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

A smart person once said that there is nothing certain except death and taxes. Well, these two companies come mighty close.<p>Yes, "forever" is an …

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Security

The best 4K TV on a budget

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending 80 hours testing new …

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Textbooks

Become a blockchain expert in 1,384 words

And it's going to fundamentally change how businesses operate.<p>Make no mistake… this revolution is <i>at least</i> as significant as the one brought about by the Internet. It will disrupt every single business on the face of the earth.<p>That's why it's vital that you learn to understand this technology. It …

Bitcoin

Tim Cook believes learning to code is more important than English [Video]

Tim Cook is touring France this week where he spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about education and taxes, and a new video interview via <i>Konbini</i> shows the Apple CEO talking more about the former.<p>The video shows a series of answers to questions asked off camera that have been strung …

Tim Cook

Watch Aaron Draplin design a logo in 15 minutes

It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was …

Techies are leaving San Francisco, but where are they going?

San Francisco’s role as the center of the American technology industry could be changing. Skyrocketing real estate prices, along with other employment and other demographic trends, are forcing tech companies and workers alike to reconsider the attractions of living in the City by the Bay.<p>Recent …

What Is Bitcoin, and How Does It Work?

If you find the concept of Bitcoin confusing, you are not alone. The virtual currency has been a constant source of controversy, but it is still not well understood.<p><b>Are Bitcoins those coins I see in photographs?</b><p>No. Those coins are novelty items that newspapers used in photographs because they …

Bitcoin

10 Best Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools (ML) for you

Share282<p>Tweet<p>Share2K<p>+1<p>Shares 2K<p>Artificial Intelligence is radically changing the way we think of technology. It is progressing rapidly, with key …

Mozilla's Firefox Quantum browser is ridiculously fast

Mozilla today announced that its significant overhaul of the Firefox browser — called Firefox Quantum — had entered the beta stage, making it tantalisingly close to a general consumer release.<p>Firefox Quantum isn’t an incremental release, but rather a significant step forward for the enduring …

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella disrupted the corporate retreat

Anyone who has been to a corporate retreat knows how they inspire both pride and anxiety, how they can feel like both a burden and a privilege. Afterall, it’s typically only a company’s highest-level employees who get invited to attend an all-expenses-paid trip away from the office, usually to a …

Equifax data breach: How to freeze your credit

Nearly half of Americans may have had their information stolen in the massive Equifax data breach revealed last week, and experts say freezing your credit is one line of defense. The credit-reporting company said hackers stole personal data — including Social Security numbers, names, addresses and …

Identity Theft