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Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

There's a Raspberry Pi in the box, plus a new Android app.<p>Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Raspberry Pi and other must-haves. It'll be much …

Raspberry Pi

7 actually cool cruises that are nothing like the ones your parents take

If the word “cruise” brings to your mind cringe-worthy images of older people in towel shorts and Hawaiian shirts stuffing their faces at an …

You Don’t Have to Choose Between Fast, Cheap or Good. Instead, Change the Paradigm.

How many times have you heard an executive assign familiar aphorisms to business challenges–and you just know it’s a means to justify bad behavior? They might say “business isn’t personal” as an excuse for sub-par treatment of others. Executives demand that employees “do more with less,” but then …

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Business

This Female Founder Just Raised $19M To Pick Your Kids Up From School

Freedom of choice.<p>This was at the top of Ritu Narayan’s mind when she left India. As a girl, Narayan dreamed of becoming an astronaut. In school, she was one of 6 girls out of 300 students in her engineering class. By the time she immigrated to the U.S., she had become the first engineer in her …

Women Entrepreneurs

The Cheapest Time to Fly to 15 Destinations That Are On Your Bucket List

CheapFlights.com crunched the numbers.<p>Chances are, you probably have a few travel destinations on your bucket list that seem like they’re never going …

How To Break Into A Lucrative Career In Data Science

It's no secret that companies are dealing with huge volumes of data more now than ever before. They collect information about our interests, our …

Data Science

In Eric Ries’ new book, he tells companies to turn every unit into a cash-strapped ‘startup’

All companies are startups until they aren’t. Many struggle to find their way back, too. It’s not the days of constrained resources or terrible pay or the heart-stopping uncertainty that they’re missing, of course. Instead, the problem is that it’s a lot harder to implement change at an …

Opinion: Six similarities between now and 1987, when the Dow plummeted 23% in one day

It was 30 years ago this month. I had millions of dollars of my own money invested in the stock market. Other investors did too, and everyone was …

Freezing your credit after the Equifax breach won't prevent the most common type of identity theft — here's what will

After the Equifax breach, which exposed sensitive personal information for nearly 150 million Americans, identity-theft horror stories have been easy to come by.<p>One solution, according to many experts, is freezing your credit— something hardly anyone has done.<p>Equifax offered consumers the option to …

Identity Theft

5 Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself After Massive Equifax Hack

On Thursday, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names, Social Security …

Identity Theft

How machine learning will spark a revolution in insurance

Siddhartha Dalal got his introduction to probabilistic analysis in the wake of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Dalal’s research on behalf …

Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make

If you've found yourself in a career rut, the best choice may just be to start from scratch and learn to code — no matter how many years of job …

Google Drive is ready to back up all the files on your PC

Backup & Sync is available to safeguard your data.<p>Google Drive just became more useful as a means of protecting those files you can't afford to lose. A few weeks later than promised, Google has released its Backup & Sync app for Macs and Windows PCs. As before, this is a simpler option for …

Google's 'Uptime' App for Watching YouTube Videos With Friends No Longer Requires Invite Codes

In March, Google announced and launched a new iOS app called "Uptime," which let users watch YouTube videos in real time with their friends. At the time, the app required invite codes to gain access, but now the developers have quietly expanded Uptime's availability to everyone on the iOS App Store …

iOS Apps

FPGAs and the New Era of Cloud-based 'Hardware Microservices'

In his keynote at the Microsoft Build conference earlier this year, the head of Microsoft’s AI and Research Harry Shum hinted that at some point the …

Machine Learning

Red Hat launches OpenShift.io, an online IDE for building container-based applications

Red Hat is launching OpenShift.io today, its first major foray into offering cloud-based developer tools. As the name implies, OpenShift.io sits on top of the company’s Kubernetes-based OpenShift container management platform and provides developers with the tools they need to build cloud-native, …

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Commuting

Neural networks made easy

Ophir Tanz Contributor<p>Ophir Tanz is the CEO of GumGum, an artificial intelligence company with particular expertise in computer vision. GumGum applies its capabilities to a variety of industries, from advertising to professional sports across the globe. Ophir holds a B.S. and a M.S. from Carnegie …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

15 million Americans could flock to disruptive live-TV packages from Hulu, YouTube, or even Amazon

The way Americans watch TV is going to change in a big way in the next few years, according to analysts at UBS led by John Hodulik.<p>The catalyst of this change will be new live-streaming TV packages like DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and YouTube TV, UBS analysts wrote in a recent note to clients.<p>The …

Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor

Remember Google Glass?<p>They're the headsets that look like regular glasses but have a small computer on the side to speak to and access the Internet. If that's not ringing a bell, it could be because Google Glass fizzled out and was discontinued in the consumer market.<p>But now, it's getting a second …

Google Glass

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Oculus introduces Facebook livestreaming, Oculus Voice in new update

Explaining what VR is like can be a pretty daunting task. Today, Facebook and Oculus are making it a bit easier to share VR experiences with your friends and family.<p>Alongside a host of social features, which also included the addition of a new events app and viewing of 360 videos in Oculus Rooms, …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

With PyWren, AWS Lambda Finds an Unexpected Market in Scientific Computing

A University of California-Berkeley researcher has found a new, and somewhat unexpected, use case for the Lambda serverless computing service from …

Cloud Computing

Evolution of business logic from monoliths through microservices, to functions

Underlying technology advancements are creating a shift to event driven functions and radical improvements in time to value<p>The whole point of running …

Industry 4.0 – Building the IIoT ecosystem the right way

Is Industry 4.0 just another buzz term that’s being hyped up by technology vendors with the aim of selling more products, or a legitimate trend that will transform sectors such as manufacturing in the months and years to come?<p>The evidence points to the latter. Industry 4.0, also referred to as the …

Manufacturing