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This Trippy Short Video Is a Must-Watch for Everyone With Anxiety

If you experience anxiety, perhaps you manage your symptoms with therapy and medication. Perhaps you practice yoga and meditation.<p>Or maybe you listen …

Google’s machine learning gains natural language understanding

Google is promoting natural language understanding with the open-sourcing of SyntaxNet, a neural network framework, and Parsey McParseface, an …

Machine Learning

Is someone stealing your Wi-Fi? How to tell, and what you can do about it

Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might be piggybacking on your home wireless network. This guide will walk you through a few tips to check …

Machine-learning enhances, doesn't hurt, human creativity

Machines are getting smarter. And pretty soon, they’ll come for us.<p>That seems to be the story today, whether from Hollywood or in breathless articles in popular tech magazines about artificial intelligence and nanotechnology.<p>In a world where machines can learn, once humans push the “on” button, …

Machine Learning

Nervana Systems: 'Lettuce' Help You with Deep Learning Projects

Startup Blue River Technology is building agricultural robots that allow farmers to assess their crops plant by plant, aided by the deep learning …

Rest on the seventh: Anupama Kundoo designs houses to be built in six days

Previous Next<p>1 of 3<p>Indian architect Anupama Kundoo has been experimenting with how we build our homes for over a decade and a half and has been …

Netflix Original

Picture Perfect: 10 Photo Gifts to Make

Have you ever given a handmade gift that was oohed and ahhed over? A gift that the recipient fell in love with instantly, and you know for a fact will never part with? Chances are, that gift was personalized in some way with photos! Photo gifts are meaningful, special, and always well-received. …

Couple builds tiny house on wheels for $30K to free up money and time for travel

<b>When you want to really pursue your dreams, instead of simply dreaming them, you might need to think outside the box. Outside the housing box, that</b> …

This prefab tiny house is built from 24 layers of cardboard

It looks better than it sounds<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Humble cardboard has been the unorthodox material of choice for Pritzker-winning architect Shigeru Ban, who's already built a cathedral, pavilion, and …

Prefab Homes

30 years after Chernobyl disaster, wildlife is flourishing in radioactive wasteland

It was the worst nuclear disaster in history, spewing thousands of tons of radioactive waste into the atmosphere and prompting the evacuation of more than 100,000 people.<p>But thirty years after its reactor number four exploded in a pillar of radioactive smoke, the abandoned wasteland around the …

Vertical 'Skyfarm' Would Grow Crops Alongside Skyscrapers

The world is becoming increasingly urban, and as it changes, so does the definition of a "farm." We already have rooftop gardens in Brooklyn and …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Machine Learning: The Top Five Languages Paving The Future

<b>The Top Five Languages Paving The Future Of Machine Learning by Mauricio Prinzlau</b><p>The future of machine learning seems to be very bright, with leaping …

Deep Work and Deep Learning for Your Career and Your Life

Recently, I had the opportunity to read the wonderful book <i>Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World</i> by Cal Newport. This book …

Deep Learning

Lecture at UC Berkeley School of Information: Christian Marc Schmidt on “Designing for Knowledge: Beyond Data Visualization”

Here’s a video recording of a Dean’s Lecture recorded at the UC Berkeley School of Information on March 30, 2016.<p>Overview and Bio From the YouTube …

UC Berkeley

Here's How Folks Designed Furniture Without Math, CAD and Measuring Tools

And no, it's got nothing to do with the Golden Rectangle<p>If you want to design a piece of furniture, you start with a sketch. But at some point you've …

Wherefor lets you search for vacations based on how much you want to spend

As a travel enthusiast, it was a problem Ryan Wenger had often encountered: How can a person search for a flight and hotel based on the amount of money they want to spend rather than by destination only? What if you know you want to go somewhere, but just not where you want to go. Setting out to …

Patents

13 automation apps and tools to streamline your whole life

In today's age of automation, there's simply no reason you should spend precious seconds every morning brewing coffee when you could be catching an …

The women who refuse to do India's dirtiest job

Ranikumari Khokar is campaigning to end a caste-based practice that condemns women to cleaning human waste by hand<p>“Every morning I would take a broom and tin plate to the homes of the upper caste <i>thakurs</i> to pick up their faeces. I would collect the waste in a cane basket and later throw it in a …

Google’s “Hands Free” payment method has gone live

When Google was teasing their Hands Free payment method last year, we didn’t really know what to make of it. The service allows users to pay at retailers and restaurants simply by mentioning that they’d like to “pay with Google.” At the time, the search giant was pretty elusive about how this …

Google Cardboard helps a woman see for the first time in 8 years

Cardboard is built on very basic optic principles and with simple materials. It has been used to provide various virtual reality experiences, games, and has even been used in hospitals to provide 3D analysis without the need for expensive equipment. Now, Cardboard has helped a blind woman see for …

11 tips for calming your nerves before a big presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

Public Speaking

Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing

In its own way, "Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing" is just as much a piece of educational performance art as it is an exhibition. A group of acclaimed designers will take turns producing works at a pop-up design studio, within the Lab gallery at NYC's …

Kids’ Creative Drawings Become Real Inventions We Can Use

Designer Dominic Wilcox asked 450 kids to draw the most imaginative inventions they could think of and later, surprisingly, made their dreams a reality. In collaboration with The Cultural Spring, Wilcox created the Inventors! project, which aims to harness and display the power of childhood …

miPic wants to turn your social media images into cash

UK-based startup miPic is a new social network that allows designers, photographers and artists to monetize the images they upload to the Web by turning them in to products.<p>The app, available on iOS – there’s also a Web-only version – splits users into ‘sellers’ or ‘creators’. The former allows …

Fallen tree branches transformed into elegant furniture

Whether they are the tallest organism in the world, or the oldest, or show up in our buildings, trees are wonderful and yet sometimes …

Google Streetview Takes Viewers Into A Miniature Train 'Wunderland'

Now you can feel like Alice, without eating any strange mushrooms<p>Google Street View is downsizing. They've taken us deep into the seven seas and up perilous rock faces but now, they're taking us somewhere very small: Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, a huge model train set.<p>The best part is, you can …

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them. <b></b>With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

Silicon Valley’s most creative designer reveals the next wave of innovation — and we can’t wait

Fuseproject founder and head designer, Yves Behar, creates products that blend seamlessly into human experience.<p>Best known for the Sayl Chair by Herman Miller, the AUGUST Smart Lock and One Laptop Per Child, his approach reflects the environment and culture of San Francisco. Making him one of the …

Soccer coach equips players with iPads to overcome language barrier

With his ability to fire people up and get them motivated, Steve Jobs has been likened to a great football coach. And now to bring things full circle, a real football coach (or “soccer” to you American readers!) is using Jobs’ creation, the iPad, to help coach his players.<p>The coach in question is …

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