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How To Get Started In AI For Less Than $400

G<p>ot 400 bucks and some free time? Then you may be the next artificial intelligence (AI) whiz kid.<p>It’s never been easier for a developer to start building something in the field of artificial intelligence. Firms are creating total hardware solutions that run in the hundreds, not the hundreds of …

Artificial Intelligence

MLB, AWS announce continued partnership

Pitch prediction, broadcasts produced by robotic technology and even more advanced statistics could soon be coming to your television screen.<p>Amazon …

Machine Learning

Pentagon Developing ‘N3’ Allowing People To Mind-Control Machines And Robots Via Brain Waves And Thoughts

DARPA is working on a cutting-edge technology called "N3" that would allow soldiers to control machines simply by thinking about it.<p>The Pentagon is …

Brainwaves

'Why should I be a slave to the system': are digital nomads cheating the rest of us?

Digital marketer Brie Moreau's typical day in Bali is enough to make any worker cry. "I go for a surf, work by the pool, get a massage, go home and …

A guide to paying taxes on bitcoin investments

Making money on bitcoin, ethereum, and scores of other cryptoassets has been remarkably easy this year. But in the US, paying taxes on those gains …

The inevitable rise of the “premium” digital nomad

Take a scroll through the top cities on Nomad List—the internet’s foremost authority on trending digital nomad hotspots—and you’re likely to find that New York, San Francisco, and London don’t even crack the top 10.<p>That’s because the self-styled digital nomads who take part in the …

Human Rights

Smart speakers are the gateway drug to other smart-home products

Amazon and Google are making a hard push for smart speaker sales this holiday season. Both slashed prices before Cyber Monday, with Amazon cutting the price of its entry-level Echo Dot all the way down to $29.99.<p>The two companies' hardware innovation and price cutting have been paying off. …

Google AI Creates Its Own Offspring

The process of designing AI systems has historically been time-consuming and fraught with the potential for error. Google tested whether an existing …

Over One Million People Enroll in Online Crypto Class

Featured<p><b>CNBC’s Senior Tech Reporter Ari Levy details how the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin, with its acceptance explosion and</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Indiez aims to raise the quality of freelancer platforms

Indiez is an up-and-coming freelance service that aims to bring a higher standard to a world that is dominated by the likes of Gigster, Upwork and …

Hacking Brain Waves Can Give You an Instant Cognitive Boost, Says Study

"Like three cups of coffee without the jitters."<p>Artificially getting activity in certain parts of the brain to sync up can provide a small mental …

Hyperledger and Linux to Offer a Massive Open Online Blockchain Course

Hyperledger, the international blockchain collaboration of corporate giants and young startups in partnership with the Linux Foundation, is launching …

Amazon's Clever Solution to Stolen Deliveries: Your Trunk

A recent study suggests that nearly eight out of 10 Americans shop online. This is a boon for companies like Amazon that specialize in home delivery, …

Should You Drop a Raw Egg In Your Coffee For an Extra Workout Boost?

Ultra-athletes—and even just those looking for a sweet treat—are doing it Image by Getty Ever think when you’re brewing your coffee and frying up …

The Impact Amazon Has (or Soon Will Have) on Your Brand: Do You Have a Plan?

Do you remember when Amazon was small enough that brands could safely ignore the channel? Those days are long gone, of course, yet too many brand …

This New Charging System Lets Electric Cars Pay For Themselves By Selling Energy Back To The Grid

If you buy a Nissan Leaf in the U.K. in 2018, you probably won’t ever have to pay to charge your new electric car. Anyone who has a garage will be …

Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only …

Injectable glue heals wounds in seconds

Australian and American biomedical engineers have developed a stretchy surgical glue that rapidly heals wounds, a “breakthrough” that has the …

Elasticity

You can soon automatically use your spare change to buy bitcoin

Buying bitcoin is still a cumbersome process, as Quartz’s guide to investing in cryptocurrencies will attest. A new app called Dust aims to change that by automatically investing your spare change in bitcoin, litecoin, or ethereum.<p>Here’s how Dust works: It connects to your bank account to see your …

Cryptocurrency

Why Crowdfunding Leaves Other Growth Tactics in the Dust

When you’re a startup, you’re almost always worried about the overall growth of your business. While raising enough capital is a huge concern, other …

Get And Co to handle all your freelance admin busywork for life — and it’s less than $40

by TNW Deals — in Offers Ask any freelancer about the pros and cons of working on their own and you'll likely get at least a couple of universal …

McDonald's is crushing Taco Bell and Burger King in states that have legalized marijuana (MCD, YUM)

Hollis Johnson Marijuana consumers prefer McDonald's as their munchies of choice by a huge margin. Forty-three percent of consumers who purchased …

The new age of ICOs is here, and it’s not based on Ethereum

ICOs are said to be the new way to raise money. We’ve seen companies raising $100 million, $156 million, $185 million and even $232 million by selling tokens that will be used in the protocol that these companies have promised to build using this money.<p>Against the money raised, the tokens they gave …

Blockchain

Bye, 140-character limit; Twitter’s new 280-character tweets work fine (for me)

Say what you want about the new 280-character limit for Twitter — it works for me and how I tweet, and it shows that the company is at least trying a few new things.<p>Of course, the reception has been less than warm. I wasn’t the only one who has written tweets that cut off suddenly as a joke — it …

The Best Ways to Save Money When Shipping Packages for Your Small Business

Parcel management -- the shipping and delivery of packages -- has long been perceived as a "necessary evil and not an opportunity to lower costs or …

United States rejects UN resolution condemning use of death penalty for LGBTQ people

The United Nations approved a resolution Friday condemning the use of the death penalty in a discriminatory fashion, including its use to punish …

Tesla just destroyed the world’s fastest supercars in an epic drag race | Trusted Reviews

<b>Drag racers have pitted the Tesla Model S P100D against some of the speediest cars money can buy, and the outcome surprised us all.</b><p>Tesla has earned a …

People, not tech companies, should pick their AI assistant’s personality

With half a dozen new products from Amazon announced last week and more to be unveiled by Google this week, the proliferation of devices you can speak with is on the rise.<p>These devices have been targeting your home for a while now — Google’s speaker is literally named Home and Amazon’s new devices …

This AI turns doodles into masterpieces

Scientists recently trained an AI to interpret simple doodles and turn them into artistic masterpieces. The researchers, from Cambridge Consultants, trained the machine, named Vincent, with less than 10,000 images using a global adversarial network.<p>Is Vincent an artist? We’d say no. However the AI …

Ads don't work so websites are using your electricity to pay the bills

Pirate Bay and Showtime turned to forcing unknowing visitors to mine cryptocurrency, using computers rather than eyeballs on ads to generate money<p>With the continuing collapse in online advertising revenues, websites are turning to other methods to pay their hosting bills – including using visitors’ …