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19 Data Science Tools for people who aren't so good at programming

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Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

Blockchain

How to create long-exposure effects with iPhone

One of the neatest tricks you can do with a standalone camera is the long exposure trick. You may have seen it used to turn the tail-lights of a car into long streaks of red curving through the dark behind a ghostly car, or to blur turbulent waters into a peaceful, misty-looking lake. In a regular …

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How AI helped Walmart go from 700,000 to 60 million items online

Walmart.com is bigger than you might think. The site has 60 million items for sale, Walmart CTO Jeremy King said at the VB Summit in Berkeley, California today.<p>That’s up from 700,000 items when he joined Walmart in 2011, and it doesn’t include Jet.com, the ecommerce site Walmart acquired last year. …

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Apps

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U institute to train people for tech jobs

Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s three original founders, has launched a new training initiative designed to get people ready for “high-paying technology” jobs.<p>The Woz U digital institute is initially launching as an online-only affair and promises to deliver a “new approach” to education for tech …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

An Unlikely Path to a Data Career

<i>(This article is a sponsored placement written by Capella University, and republished from the Capella blog.)</i><p>Shawna Thayer never intended to make a …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

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Asia's 16 most beautiful beaches

The Skillfully Styled Bookshelf

A Man's Home<p>Books have been, and will continue to be for some time, a physical maker of one's curiosity and intelligence. Want to look worldly and …

Audio Mixing

9 Common Photography Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

If you're an amateur photographer, you've probably wondered how to get your pictures to look as good as the ones pros take. But there are a number of …

10 Best Beaches in Vietnam

For one of the most beautiful countries in the world, surprisingly few people know much about Vietnam. To many people, the name simply conjures up …

Aston Martin’s architect on how to make technology beautiful

Chief creative officer Marek Reichman says cars are hyper computers<p>Marek Reichman is the architect of Aston Martin’s modern-day form language, the basis for what is arguably the world’s most beautiful car brand. The 104-year-old company has a legacy for vehicles that have sinuous bodies and …

10 First Date Ideas That Are So Much Better Than Grabbing A Drink

A little adventure is good for your love life.<p>Dating fatigue is real. Especially when you’re going to the same old bars, having the same old drinks. That’s why dating experts recommend keeping the first meetup interesting, if for no other reason than to have a fun evening.<p>“Don’t just go to your …

Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M

Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding.<p>Founder and CEO Dan Wagner told me that after the election, he discovered that many organizations — whether they were in politics, government or …

Big data company Palantir quietly raised another $20M in November

Palantir — that $20 billion secretive outfit that provides government, finance, healthcare and other organizations with analytics, security and other data management solutions — has raised another $20 million in funding, according to a new SEC filing.<p>It’s a relatively modest amount for the company. …

Which Micro Four Thirds Camera Is Right For You?

We have done Fujiflm and Sony, so now it is time for us to take a look at the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem and give a few indications as to which of …

10 hot design tools you absolutely must try

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Remote Year raises $12 million to combine remote work and global travel

Remote Year should be a pretty appealing idea to anyone with a serious case of wanderlust: Participants spend a whole year working abroad, moving to a different city and country each month.<p>But is it just a fun, one-time experiment, or the seed of a big business? The team at Highland Capital …

Scale Model, the betaworks-backed tool for audience targeting, goes self serve

Scale Model, the betaworks-backed marketing platform for better audience targeting, has today announced the launch of its fully-baked V2.<p>Scale Model hooks into the Twitter Ads API to help brands and influencers better understand their audience, and the way that their own follower community, or …

TRAVEL BUCKETLIST: 14 Vacation Spots In The Philippines That Will Make You Want To Jump In The Water

WhenIn Manilain the Philippines, there is so much to see and so much to do! Part of the attraction of being a tropical country with beautiful islands …

How Airbnb is glad-handing its way to legality in Australia

Since Airbnb officially arrived in Australia in 2012, the short-term property rental giant has been extending its power and popularity, all with the …

Australia

Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in ‘Data Science for Social Good’ program

Big data is hardly new at this point — nor has it wrought anywhere near its potential effects on many companies and institutions insulated by inertia and red tape. A summer program at the University of Washington called Data Science for Good shows that fresh eyes and good code can make more in 10 …

5 Practical Tips to Humanize User Experience

A web site with <i>great user experience</i> is like a brick and mortar store with <i>excellent customer service</i>.A store has salespeople who try to identify …

Making earphones customized for hearing ability, Even tunes up $2 million

MeQ Inc., the company behind Even earphones, the tunable earbuds that adjust to users’ unique hearing abilities, has raised $2 million as it looks to expand its business.<p>Financing came from firms like Firstime Venture Capital, whose managing director, Ilan Shiloah, the former chief executive of the …

Hacking the farm: How farmers use 'digital agriculture' to grow more crops

The world's population is growing at a shocking rate, with an expected 1.2 billion more mouths to feed by 2030, according to the United Nations. Meanwhile, the amount of arable land is decreasing, and farmers face mounting challenges.<p>Climate Corporation aims to take the guesswork out of issues like …

This GitHub repo teaches you basic Web design in 4 minutes

Web design sounds like a simple principle, but it’s not easy — and there’s a lot to it. There’s a GitHub repo that promises to get you up and running in as little as four minutes.<p>Really, its a base for a tutorial that seems to show how the website you end up on was built. It walks you through …

Cloud With Me makes setting up and managing AWS servers easier

Nobody has ever accused AWS of being too easy to use. While Amazon’s cloud computing platform is extremely powerful and launches feature updates on an almost daily basis, all of that power comes with a lot of complexity. Even if you only want to set up a basic WordPress install on a single machine, …