Antonio Alvarado Hernández

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6 factors that will shape the global economy in 2016

2016 will be a challenging and difficult year for the global economy.<p>Global growth is picking up somewhat after a number of weak years. A global GDP growth rate of 3.5%, the latest IMF forecast, is lower than the 4.5% average that preceded the decade before the great recession, but it is better …

When Will The Government Run Out Of Money?

In the course of any given month, the government collects billions of dollars in taxes, spends billions more, and borrows money to cover the difference between what it collects and what it spends.<p>If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the government won't be able to borrow money to cover …

The Case for Computer-Based Health Care

The vic­tory of Wat­son, an ar­ti­fi­cial-in­tel­li­gence sys­tem de­signed to dom­in­ate the quiz show <i>Jeop­ardy!</i>, over the coun­try’s best nerds in …

New Technology Lets Doctors Watch Patients From Afar

You may be weary of pun­dits bear­ing buzzwords about “data” and “big data” and pro­claim­ing the geeky good news that the solu­tions to your …

You can trust Gallup's numbers ... for now | Harry J Enten

Method changes last year have substantially improved Gallup's polling accuracy. That's good news for early trend spotting<p>Gallup screwed up in 2010 and 2012. They called for a much wider Republican House victory in the former than what actually occurred, and they polled a Mitt Romney victory in the …

New York City: Home of Wall Street and … a Tech Boom?

So many U.S. cit­ies now pin their eco­nom­ic hopes and dreams on build­ing a bur­geon­ing tech­no­logy sec­tor and be­com­ing a mini-Sil­ic­on …

Science Says NBC’s Hope for the ‘American Center’ Is Wrong

In the dark­ness of shut­down, brinks­man­ship, and de­fault, NBC News and <i>Es­quire</i> think they’ve found the last great hope for Amer­ic­an polit­ics — …

The Madness Of The Syria Proxy War In One Chart

The Syrian war, now in its 31st month, has transformed into a full-blown proxy war.<p>The conflict not only involves Syria's neighbors and regional powers, but also Western countries and numerous fighters from more than 25 countries.<p>We've put together a chart to make sense of the major players backing …

Shutting Down the Government Over Obamacare Is the New Obamacare

On the cam­paign trail back in 2010, Demo­crats from battle­ground dis­tricts and states twis­ted them­selves in­to rhet­or­ic­al knots to try to …

Who Cared The Most About The Government Shutdown?

Although all Americans are glad the government shutdown is over, some are happier than others. BuzzFeed's Data Science Team used Facebook's Keyword Insights API to find out who talked the most about the shutdown.

Economists Say Fiscal Fits And Starts Hurt U.S. Growth

On Wednesday, the stock market cheered the debt ceiling deal in Congress. The Dow gained 206 points and all the major indexes closed higher.<p>Investors of course have been watching the showdown in Washington very closely, since a default could have been a global financial disaster. At the same time, …

The Butterfly that Started the Apple Tsunami

10 years ago today, Apple did something extraordinary, but it didn't seem like it at the time. Like the story of a butterfly flapping its wings and …

Phil Schiller

Company Lifecycle And Culture Change Too Fast Today

Successful startups seem to follow similar paths to greatness, and unfortunately all too often that path leads them back down the hill much faster than they went up. Big company powerhouses, like IBM and Xerox, took fifty years to make the cycle, but new companies today, in the age of the Internet, …

Using the method, researchers were essentially able to ‘eavesdrop’ on the brain in real life. The team collected the first solid evidence showing that a brain region activated when a person performs a mathematical exercise under experimental conditions is very similar to that observed when the same person uses numbers or imprecise quantitative terms like ‘more than’ in the course of daily life. The finding could lead to ‘mind-reading’ applications where a patient who is mute could communicate via passive thinking. Read more: http://stanford.io/1bxb0tg Image credit: agsandrew / Fotolia

Why Big Data Is Your Key to Beefing Up Customer Engagement

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The buzz surrounding big data continues to circulate the industry, as do questions about how it can help businesses achieve their objectives. Is big data just hype or can it be used to drive measurable growth?<p>Most brands have …

Big Data

The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In January 2013, when 24-year-old Kelsey McBride was laid off from her job as a publicist for a payday loan company in Beverly Hills, Calif., she knew there was one thing she wouldn't miss: the 90-minute commute in …

Employment

7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As one of TheLadders' original 20 employees, I know first-hand how rewarding and challenging a job at a startup can be, especially when you're new to the workforce. Play your cards right and you will learn more in one year than …

Entrepreneurship

Race for speed intensifies as HFT goes global

Every microsecond counts in the race for trading supremacy<p>Trading firms need to upgrade their technology as often as every three months or face …

Maths is fun (sometimes)

In my secondary school, one of the maths teachers had a sign in his window saying "Maths is Fun". Of course, we often mocked this on a regular basis; we were adolescents and therefore knew everything, so poured endless scorn on the claims of teachers with the worldly cynicism of 14-year-olds.<p>But …

Explaining invisibility: Tower Infinity in South Korea, and fish

<b>Plans have been unveiled in South Korea for a 450-metre skyscraper just outside Seoul (see computer image, right). But Tower Infinity is no ordinary building – it is intended to appear invisible. We asked expert Professor Ulf Leonhardt of the Weizmann Institute of Science to explain how objects can</b> …

How Justin Cappos Created A New Way To Cloud Compute

Cappos hopes to use his system to surf the web from the International Space Station.<p><i>Each year,</i> Popular Science_ seeks out the brightest young scientists and engineers and names them the Brilliant Ten. Like the 110 honorees before them, the members of this year's class are dramatically reshaping …

Coin Debuts Arduino-Based Bluetooth Low Energy Development Kit With iBeacons Potential

San Francisco-based startup Coin may not have launched yet, but it has created a hardware platform that others can use to build their own products in the process of developing its own. Today, Coin announced that it will offer up an Arduino Bluetooth Low Energy module that’s designed to be small and …

What MongoDB plans to do with $150M - Silicon Valley Business Journal

MongoDB, makers of the popular NoSQL database software of the same name, just closed the largest ever funding round for a database company, bringing …

Ayla prepares to show off its internet of things prototyping iBox

As the internet of things starts to take off, manufacturers of these connected everyday devices would probably rather focus on designing cool …

Writing a Tez Input/Processor/Output

This post is the fourth in our series on the motivations, architecture and performance gains of Apache Tez for data processing in Hadoop. The series …