Google Street View

How to Use Google Arts and Culture Face Match App Outside of the U.S.

There is a way to access the feature from other regions.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Google wants to match …

VPNs

Today's Urban Design Observation: Boutique Hotel Lounge Table Design Fails

This also ties in to the wood movement series<p>One of those hip little boutique hotels opened up a few years ago on the Bowery. Here it is in Google …

Furniture

The ugliest building in every US state, according to people who live there

Architecture is a form of art. When a city constructs a new building, it should add beauty to its streetscape.<p>But that doesn't always happen. Every town across the United States likely has a tower, a government complex, or an office building that residents wish never went up.<p>Business Insider asked …

College & University

'I shouldn't have to have a husband': Winnipeg businesswoman slams squash club's men-only policy

Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club continues to ban women as members, as it has since 1909 opening<p>A former chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce says …

Chrystia Freeland

Algorithms transform Chicago scenes into trippy lobby art

Office lobbies are prime spots for corporations to make statements about their values and taste, yet "lobby art" is usually a shorthand way of saying "insipid crap." However, an art installation studio called ESI Designs has given a Chicago office building a much more interesting, experimental and …

Medical Journals

Indigo opening flagship store on Robson in former Forever 21

The fast fashionistas of Vancouver shed a few tears recently when news broke that Forever 21 was closing down their Robson Street store. Now comes …

Google Street View in Canada’s North

You thought you had trouble getting to the office in the morning? Try getting to Quttinirpaaq (Koo-TIN-ir-pa-ack) National Park. Located on the …

Lifestyle (Canada)

How to Get Google Arts and Culture Face Match App

Learning about art history through selfies.<p>Filed Under Apps, Art, History & Photography<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

Art

Captcha if you can: how you’ve been training AI for years without realising it

Congratulations are in order. You, yes you, dear reader, have been part of something incredible. Thanks to your hard work, millions of books …

Machine Learning

School suspends mentally disabled girl after she claimed she was gang-raped

A Brooklyn school is under fire after having suspended a mentally disabled girl who claimed she was gang-raped in the property, RadarOnline.com …

Crime

'No one is to separate me from my babies', inquest hears note from mum found dead with her children

A "desperate" mother facing a custody battle and eviction is believed to have killed herself and her two young children, an inquest in England has …

News (Ireland)

Take a Virtual Tour of The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the World-Famous Collection of Renaissance Art

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence doesn't particularly need an introduction, seeing that it's one of the most widely-visited museums in Italy, the home …

Culture

Next to Fairfax’s Mosaic District, plans to redevelop shopping center into residential, office

The entire project would cost approximately $100 million<p>Already, Fairfax, Virginia’s Mosaic District has transformed the Merrifield area with 30 acres of projects, including retail, a grocery store, and an Angelika Film Center. Now, there are plans for more.<p>Bisnow reports that Retail Properties of …

Los Angeles

Fire burning for over 3 hours on Sycamore St.

Firefighters were in their fourth hour of battling a blaze at a vacant building on Sycamore Street in downtown Buffalo this morning, fire officials …

Google gets tough, and suddenly a notorious garage door company suffers, saving potential customers big overcharges

Nobody likes a tattletale. I'll come clean now and explain The Great Tattle that my colleague told a few months back, and how ... wait for it ... her …

Opinion

School scheme 'bans children from using sports equipment if their parents haven’t paid towards it'

Parents have criticised a school after it launched a scheme to see each child pay £6 to use new sports equipment, but said those who had not paid …

West Midlands

North: Fashioning Identity

<b>Between history and fiction: the many faces of Northern England are on view in London.</b><p>Spread over ten exhibition rooms in the Somerset House in …

Photographie

Google pushes VR further with standalone Daydream headsets

While Google was quicker than other tech firms to bring virtual reality to phones a few years ago with its Cardboard initiative, interest in mobile VR seems to have dropped off lately. The company is hoping to drum up excitement again by partnering with gadget makers to launch standalone VR …

Virtual Reality

This Washing Machine Fits Anywhere—and Takes Just 5 Minutes Per Load

In-unit laundry is a luxury that many apartments lack. Laundromat trips can be annoying (and expensive) if you’re not washing in bulk, but many …

Cool Stuff

TWiMLAI talk 88 sketchnotes: Using Deep Learning and Google Street View to Estimate Demographics with Timnit Gebru

(This article was first published on <b>Shirin's playgRound</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p><i>Related</i><p>If you got this far, why not <b>subscribe for …

Data Science

AI is going to revolutionise the videos and photos you create and share with your friends. Here's how

If you’ve ever scoffed at the far-fetched “Computer! Enhance!” bits in Hollywood movies and programmes such as CSI, prepare to be surprised: it’s not …

Neural Networks

Pub starts discount night for women to address wage gap, but male patron files complaint

A restaurant in Canada is offering a discount to women to help offset the gender wage gap, but not everyone supports it.<p>The Morrissey House, a pub in London, Ontario that serves upscale comfort food and a large selection of beer, announced on its blog that Monday nights would be a “different kind …

Gender

Two Condo Developments Planned Near Yonge and Lawrence

A couple blocks south of Lawrence subway station in North Toronto, a pair of proposals are seeking zoning amendments which would allow new density …

Yonge Street

Imaginary soundscapes composed by AI

A Japanese group trained a deep learning algorithm to compose soundscapes for locations on Google Street View. Try it out for yourself.<p>For a stadium, …

Crashing

Rumored Google deal could bring new offices, thousands of jobs to Chicago

The move would represent major win for Chicago’s emerging tech sector<p>Though not on the scale of Amazon’s coveted HQ2 deal, Chicago is reportedly in the running to score an expanded presence from technology giant Google. Based on a recent report by Greg Hinz of <i>Crain’s</i>, the company’s search for a …

Chicago

National Action: Six alleged neo-Nazis appear in court charged with joining banned terrorist group

Six alleged neo-Nazis have appeared in court charged with joining the banned terrorist group National Action.<p>Nathan Pryke, 26, Adam Thomas, 21, …

Extremism

A man has been jailed days after his mother's death, after he assaulted door staff during a night out

A man who assaulted door staff on night out in Swansea weeks before Christmas has been jailed - just days after the death of his mother.<p>Christopher …

Crime

How 2 million cars will map roads for autonomous vehicles

We're all familiar with Google Street View, and there is no doubt that highly detailed 3D maps of road environments will play a big role in the how …

Transportation

Sawn-off gun stashed yards from Huyton homes

A sawn-off gun was found stashed yards from homes in Huyton.<p>Police found the sawn off bolt action rifle concealed inside two bags between Pennard …

Guns

Before and after photos show how Amazon has completely transformed Seattle in a decade

Amazon's decision in 2007 to locate its headquarters in downtown Seattle has transformed the city in its image.<p>As the global e-commerce giant has grown from 5,000 employees in the city to more than 40,000, a flurry of development has followed.<p>The sea of parking lots, warehouses, motels, and car …

Urbanism