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Deep Confusion: Tensions Lingered Within Google Over DeepMind
Exclusive Google By Kevin McLaughlin and Jessica E. Lessin Apr 19, 2018 7:01 AM PDT · Comments by Yitch, Tom Whitbrook and 4 others Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach…
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Other Countries Are Catching Up to the U.S. in Startups
Shen Haiyin, the co-founder and CEO of electric-vehicle startup Singulato, attends the launch ceremony of an electric SUV in Beijing in April 2017. Jason…
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Delete Your Account Now: A Conversation with Jaron Lanier
JARON LANIER IS ONE of the leading philosophers of the digital age, as well as a computer scientist and avant-garde composer. His previous books include Dawn of…
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How to Write About a Vanishing World
Scientists narrate the demise of ecosystems they’ve spent lifetimes studying. Illustration by Emiliano Ponzi On a stormy night in 1987, an American…
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The Predictions Are In—These Will Be the Biggest Home Décor Trends of 2019
Just like many people do with their resolutions at the end of each year, editors often take the last few months of any given year to look back on the top décor…
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The Death of Google – Lauren Weinstein's Blog
Views: 16402 The Death of Google Lauren Weinstein 8 October 2018 Google is dying. It may be possible to save the patient, but it’s also quite possible that…
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Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation will delegitimize the Supreme Court — and that’s good
Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Brett Kavanaugh’s likely confirmation as an associate justice of the Supreme Court has prompted not only…
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9 days ago
Inside the Bay Area’s Craziest Secret Underground Parties
W hat the fuck is this,” asks Jeffrey, so high that he cannot see straight, his face a melting candle. By “this” I don’t think he means the chemicals he’s…
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k-map, the weird cousin of k-anonymity - Ted is writing things
Suppose that you're a doctor who studies human sexual behavior. You want torun a study with all the patients that you can find, but you don't find a lot…
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10 days ago
How to deliver on Machine Learning projects – Insight Data
Success for an ML team often means delivering a highly performing model within given constraints — for example, one that achieves high prediction accuracy,…
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China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated U.S. Companies
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies , a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its…
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11 days ago
R developer's guide to Azure - R programming
09/11/2018 8 minutes to read Contributors In this article Azure services with R language support Data Science Virtual Machine ML Services on HDInsight Azure…
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12 days ago
Why One Tech Security Expert Is Increasingly Worried About Google
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by korionov/iStock. Future Tense is a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University that examines…
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12 days ago
iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera – Halide
iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera Last week we detailed the camera hardware changes of the iPhone XS vs. the iPhone X , and I wondered why Apple’s keynote…
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14 days ago
What Tesla’s union-busting trial means for the rest of Silicon Valley
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge | Photo by Joshua Lott / Getty Images In some sense Tesla’s union question is an existential one: is Tesla a tech…
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15 days ago
Good Transitions: A Guide to Cementing Stories Together
PromesaArtStudio/iStock Most writers learned in elementary school that a good story requires a compelling beginning, middle, and end. But how does one make the…
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15 days ago
PhotoKit’s data model – Ole Begemann
Apple’s Photos.framework , which powers the iOS Photos app and gives developers access to the device’s photo library, uses Core Data under the hood. You can…
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16 days ago
Software disenchantment
Translations: French Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish I’ve been programming for 15 years now. Recently our industry’s lack of care for efficiency, simplicity,…
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17 days ago
iPhone XS camera vs. iPhone X: Officially Apple's best camera phone
The brand new iPhone XS looks pretty much the same as last year's iPhone X on the outside. So you'd be forgiven for thinking the dual 12-megapixel cameras are…
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18 days ago
The People Who Could Have Done Science Didn't
The person who could have solved the problem stopped taking math in the sixth grade. She was good at it, but it was hard, and she didn’t want to seem too…
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18 days ago
How to visualize decision tree
Brought to you by explained.ai (Terence teaches in University of San Francisco's MS in Data Science program and Prince is an alumnus. You might know Terence as…
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19 days ago
Instagram’s CEO
In the hours after The New York Times broke the story that Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger had resigned from Instagram, the question…
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20 days ago
macOS 10.14 Mojave: The Ars Technica review
Grab bag As ever, Mojave includes a whole bunch of minor features that don't merit close scrutiny or testing but are significant enough or interesting enough to…
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21 days ago
A quick look at UIKit on macOS
We all saw it coming, and this week, it happened. Apple announced the iOSMac project (a codename — also better known by another codename, Marzipan ), although…
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21 days ago
The best field recording albums in the world - a collection
Here at Cities and Memory, we’re all about bringing together the worlds of field recording and sound design/music to create a new way of listening to the world.…
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21 days ago
Google search is adding a news feed to its homepage on mobile
Google is announcing changes to its search product today, tied in part to the 20th anniversary of the company . The biggest announcement is that Google is…
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21 days ago
Community Board Technology Needs Report – 2018
Note — This report is one of two reports we are releasing this Fall, and a follow up to our 2015 report . Please read our executive summaries of both reports,…
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21 days ago
How bad maps are ruining American broadband
Like countless other American cities, Cleveland, Ohio, suffers from a lack of meaningful broadband competition. With only one or two largely apathetic ISPs to…
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21 days ago
Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years, by His Yale Classmate Deborah Ramirez
As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a…
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22 days ago
Holding a Program in One's Head
August 2007 A good programmer working intensively on his own code can hold itin his mind the way a mathematician holds a problem he's workingon. Mathematicians…
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24 days ago
dmlc/xgboost
Permalink Find file Copy path xgboost / R-package / demo / interaction_constraints.R 9254c58 17 days ago BlueTea88 [TREE] add interaction constraints ( #3466 )…
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Ex-Trump Lawyer Tried to Help Pay Legal Fees for Manafort, Gates
By Rebecca Ballhaus Sept. 21, 2018 12:11 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—A top lawyer for President Trump this year sought to help pay legal fees for Paul Manafort and…
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24 days ago
On Generative Algorithms: Introduction · inconvergent
On Generative Algorithms Sections Introduction Hyphae Trees Linetrace Differential Line Differential Mesh Differential Mesh 3d Fractures Sand Spline…
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25 days ago
iPhone XS Camera Review: Zanzibar
Mambo vipi from Zanzibar! Mambo vipi (what’s up) from Zanzibar! I’m here capturing an amazing Ker & Downey experience at Asilia’s Matemwe Lodge and have been…
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26 days ago
Building the Google Photos Web UI – Google Design – Medium
A peek under the hood A few years ago I had the privilege of being an engineer on the Google Photos team and part of the initial launch in 2015. A lot of people…
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26 days ago
Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics — and stumps physicists
Credit: Aleksei Isachenko/Alamy In the world’s most famous thought experiment, physicist Erwin Schrödinger described how a cat in a box could be in an uncertain…
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26 days ago
The Effectiveness of Publicly Shaming Bad Security
Here's how it normally plays out: It all begins when a company pops up online and makes some sort of ludicrous statement related to their security posture,…
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26 days ago
Divergent and Convergent Phases of Data Analysis · Simply Statistics
Roger Peng 2018/09/14 There are often discussions within the data science community about which tools are best for doing data science. The most recent iteration…
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27 days ago
watchOS 5: The MacStories Review
Walkie-Talkie Brand new in watchOS 5, Walkie-Talkie joins the short list of apps available on Apple Watch which do not have a companion app on iOS. It also…
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27 days ago
The art of DJing: James Zabiela
Ryan Keeling meets a DJ who's pushing technology to its limits. There's an interesting paradox at play in James Zabiela's DJing. He is, on the one hand, a…
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27 days ago
iOS 12 on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Mini 2: It’s actually faster!
Enlarge / iOS 12 is the rare update that actually noticeably improves performance across a range of older devices. Andrew Cunningham When we tested iOS 11 on…
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28 days ago
iOS 12, thoroughly reviewed
ARKit 2 Many of the most notable additions and improvements in iOS 12 are behind-the-scenes features that developers can tap into to make new and improved games…
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28 days ago
iOS 12 review: the fixes are in
iOS 12 is officially available today, after months of betas both for developers and the general public, following its announcement at WWDC in June. And as is…
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28 days ago
Identifying Areas at Greatest Risk for Recent Zika Virus Importation — New York City, 2016 – PLOS Currents Outbreaks
Introduction The New York City (NYC) population, which includes many travelers and recent immigrants, is at risk for travel-associated communicable diseases,…
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28 days ago
Thinking About Attention -- Walk with Me - YouTube
- Blog post with the details: http://www.cgpgrey.com/blog/cyclops - If you find value in this video, please consider taking a look at my merch at:…
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28 days ago
Burning Man’s Mathematical Underbelly
‘‘El Pulpo Mecanico’’: a four-faced, flame-throwing octopus, and one of my favorite mutant vehicles driving around the Playa. Does your hometown have any…
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4 weeks ago
Opinion | We’re Measuring the Economy All Wrong
Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the official economic statistics — the ones that fill news stories, television shows and presidential tweets —…
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4 weeks ago
Finally, a cure for insomnia?
W e live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media…
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4 weeks ago
The iPhone Franchise
Apple released a new flagship iPhone yesterday, the iPhone XS. This isn’t exactly ground-breaking news: it is exactly what the company has done for eleven years…
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Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age
“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought I was. I usually do two physical…
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4 weeks ago
5G is almost here — here’s how everyone’s getting ready
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge 5G is coming , and it’s going to have a massive impact on almost every facet of how we use technology, with faster…
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4 weeks ago
Dark Motives and Elective Use of Brainteaser Interview Questions - Highhouse - - Applied Psychology - Wiley Online Library
Original Article Scott Highhouse Corresponding Author E-mail address: shighho@bgsu.edu Bowling Green State University, USA Address for correspondence: Scott…
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Manton Reece - The way out
There have been many articles written in the last month about the role of social networks. Some even reach the obvious conclusion: that the top social networks…
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5 weeks ago
Toxic relationship habits most people think are normal
There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe…
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5 weeks ago
Generative Art Finds Its Prodigy
In our last article " Why Love Generative Art ?" we had a blast putting the genre into the context of modern art history. In this article we interview…
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5 weeks ago
Why Love Generative Art?
Over the last 50 years, our world has turned digital at breakneck speed. No art form has captured this transitional time period - our time period - better than…
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The Strange Numbers That Birthed Modern Algebra | Quanta Magazine
Abstractions blog By Charlie Wood September 6, 2018 The 19th-century discovery of numbers called “quaternions” gave mathematicians a way to describe rotations…
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5 weeks ago
The Moth | Stories | C’est La Vie
Skip to Main Content Support The Moth Contact Us Shop Subscribe Stories Live Events Education Community Blog C’est La Vie - Terrance Flynn “'We call him ET.' I…
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Opinion | I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
I would know. I am one of them. To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its…
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5 weeks ago
Everyone is a problematic fave and everyone will Milkshake Duck
Doja Cat in her “Mooo!” video. Doja Cat/YouTube Doja Cat embraced the kind of overnight success that comes with modern virality. One day she was someone with a…
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The monopoly-busting case against Google, Amazon, Uber, and Facebook
THE MONOPOLY-BUSTING CASE AGAINST GOOGLE, AMAZON, UBER, AND FACEBOOK
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Opinion | How to Make a Big Decision
In July 1838, Charles Darwin, then 29, sat down to make a decision that would alter the course of his life. The decision he was wrestling with was not related…
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6 weeks ago
How AI-generated music is changing the way hits are made
The idea that artificial intelligence can compose music is scary for a lot of people, including me. But music-making AI software has advanced so far in the past…
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6 weeks ago
Web Reading Mode: A bad reading experience
Reading mode doesn’t offer a consistently good experience for readers, it doesn’t offer publishers anything at all, and web developers don’t have any…
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6 weeks ago
Web Reading Mode: Title, author, and date metadata extraction
This article goes into the nitty-gritty details of how reading mode parses certain metadata about articles from web pages. This article is part three in a…
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6 weeks ago
Web Reading Mode: The non-standard rendering mode
All the leading web browsers, except for Google Chrome, include a separate “reading mode” that extracts the main content from pages, reformats it to be more…
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Web Reading Mode: Determining the main page content
Humans know full-well what the main content of any given page are. Regardless of how many advertisements, social widgets, cookie overlays, or other distractions…
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6 weeks ago
Why startups are leaving Silicon Valley
“LIKE Florence in the Renaissance.” That is a common description of what it is like to live in Silicon Valley. America’s technology capital has an outsize…
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6 weeks ago
A neuroscientist explains what tech does to the reading brain
For anyone who has ever been a reader, there’s much to sympathize with in Maryanne Wolf’s Reader, Come Home . The UCLA neuroscientist, a great lover of…
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7 weeks ago
How Sia Saved Herself
Sia Furler is looking for love. This being 2018, that means using apps like Tinder and Bumble. She doesn’t use her real name, but she does post real photos of…
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7 weeks ago
Randomised experiment: If you're really unsure whether to quit your job or break up, you really probably should
One of my favourite studies ever is ‘Heads or Tails: The Impact of a Coin Toss on Major Life Decisions and Subsequent Happiness’ by economist Steven Levitt of…
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7 weeks ago
A Deadly Hunt for Hidden Treasure Spawns an Online Mystery
Everybody is searching for something. Paul Ashby’s search began with an unexpected phone call on July 8, 2017. It was a Saturday night in Townsend, Tennessee, a…
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7 weeks ago
The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History
It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P.…
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7 weeks ago
How to get a good night’s sleep
Getty Images, Javier Zarracina/Vox I’ve struggled with insomnia nearly all of my adult life. Typically, I’m able to fall asleep within an hour or two, but often…
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7 weeks ago
mafintosh/turbo-json-parse
Turbocharged JSON.parse for type stable JSON data. npm install turbo-json-parse Experiment, but seems to work quite well alreadyand is really fast assuming your…
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7 weeks ago
The presence prison – Signal v. Noise
Are you chained to the green dot? Turn it off and break free. As a general rule, nobody at Basecamp really knows where anyone else is at any given moment. Are…
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7 weeks ago
I Don't Like Notebooks - Joel Grus - #JupyterCon 2018
Some PowerPoint features can't be displayed in Google Slides and will be dropped if you make changes View Details I Don't Like Notebooks - Joel Grus -…
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7 weeks ago
Facebook’s content moderation efforts face increasing skepticism
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s been a big week for tales of content moderation. Last Friday, Radiolab posted a fascinating episode about…
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