Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft Create Partnership on AI

The world ’s largest technology companies hold the keys to some of the largest databases on our planet. Much like goods and coins before it, data is becoming an important currency for the modern world. The data ’s value is rooted in its applications ...

Building an $80k/month business with a software testing community

Gosl: Go scientific library

Gosl is a computing library written in go language (golang) to help with the development of software for scientific research. The library tries to be as general as possible. The use of concurrency for multi-threaded applications and message passing for ...

The Effect of State Marijuana Legalizations

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In November 2012 voters in the states of Colorado and Washington approved ballot initiatives that legalized marijuana for recreational use. Two years later, Alaska and Oregon followed suit. As many as 11 other states may consider similar measures in November 2016, through ...

Amazon’s Ambition to Compete Directly with UPS and FedEx

Just before the morning rush hour on a recent Thursday, a brigade of vans rolled up to a low-slung warehouse near Los Angeles International Airport. Workers in bright green vests crammed some 150 Amazon.com packages into each truck before ...

Partnership on AI

The regular engagement of experts across multiple disciplines (including but not limited to psychology, philosophy, economics, finance, sociology, public policy, and law) to discuss and provide guidance on emerging issues related to the impact of AI on ...

Announcing YouTube-8M: A Large and Diverse Labeled Video Dataset for Research

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Melbourne Launches World-Class Free Wi-Fi Network

Victoria has cemented its reputation as Australia’s tech leader with the launch of the country’s largest and fastest free Wi-Fi network across Melbourne’s CBD today. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis joined City of Melbourne’s Chief Digital Officer Michelle Fitzge

D-Wave Systems Previews 2000-Qubit Quantum System

New control features and early test results being presented at D-Wave’s first users conference on September 28, 2016 Burnaby, BC - September 27, 2016- D-Wave Systems Inc., the world's first quantum computing company, today announced details ...

AWS region France

Today, I am very excited to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in France! Based in the Paris area, the region will provide even lower latency and will allow users who want to store their content in datacenters in France to easily do so. ...

Introducing Armor – Simple HTTP server, supports HTTP/2 and auto TLS

Armor is a simple HTTP server written in Go. It is based on the upcoming Echo v3. Most of the functionality is implemented via Plugin interface which makes writing a custom plugin super easy.

Teleport – Modern SSH server for clusters and teams

Gravitational Teleport is a modern SSH server for remotely accessing clusters of Linux servers via SSH or HTTPS. It is intended to be used instead of sshd. Teleport enables teams to easily adopt the best SSH practices like:

Urban heat islands and street trees in Philadelphia

This past August, 2016 was the hottest in 136 years according to NASA. In cities, this heat is absorbed by built environment features like streets, parking lots and rooftops and reflected back on to weary city-dwellers whose only respite is water ...

Search Ads

The App Store is the primary place where people come to find apps. In fact, over 65% of downloads come directly from a search on the App Store. + Put your app at the top of relevant search results and connect customers directly to download ...

6,000-year-old fabric reveals Peruvians were dyeing with indigo before Egyptians

Take a good look at the piece of cloth pictured at the top of this story. That was made 6,000 years ago by people living on the coast of Peru. Now check out those faint blue lines running through it. Yes, they ’re washed out, but you can still see ...

Resolving Web Application Resource Bottlenecks with Concurrency

This article is a general introduction into the bottlenecks of web applications and how application servers can deal with them to improve request throughput and response times. We will start off by introducing the role of an application server. In the following sections we will illustrate each ...

Introducing osquery for Windows

Switzerland is the world’s most competitive economy

Switzerland has been judged as the most competitive economy on the planet for the eighth year in a row by World Economic Forum (WEF) researchers. However, the alpine country might find its pole position tested if it introduces strict immigration ...

Deep learning startup Skymind (YC W16) raises $3M, launches enterprise AI distro

Skymind, a startup that promotes the use of the Deeplearning4j open-source software for deep learning — a type of artificial intelligence (A.I.) — is announcing today that it has raised a $3 million seed round.

An expensive line of code: scaling Node.js on Heroku (2013)

One of the perks of working in multidisciplinary teams for the past few years has been that there I have continuously been surrounded with people with more tech chops than me who would tackle the really hard problems ™. While working on a little thing ...

A 14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina

For more than a decade, evidence has been piling up that humans colonized the Americas thousands of years before the Clovis people. The Clovis, who are the early ancestors of today's Native Americans, left abundant evidence of their lives behind ...

A Neural Network for Machine Translation, at Production Scale

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wikipedia’s resident shipwreck aficionado

On a generally calm late summer day in 1628, a wooden warship—one of the largest to ever sail—left Stockholm on its first voyage. Named Vasa, the vessel was the culmination of an effort to solidify the fledgling Swedish Empire‘s control over the ...

Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species [video]

Rocket Road Hawthorne, California

Our Ancestors looked to the sky to determine futures; today we look to the Cloud

“Do not suppose, because I call it a darkness or a cloud, that it is a cloud condensed out of the vapours that float in the air, or a darkness like that in your house at night when your candle is out. By intellectual ingenuity you can imagine such ...

HP Apologizes for Bricking Third-Party Cartridges, Will Restore Functionality

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) definitely has a lot of pull in the tech industry. Within 24 hours, the EFF’s public call-out of HP’s decision to brick third-party ink cartridges in customers’ printers has generated a sincere apology. HP Inc. Chief Operating Officer Jon Flaxman ...

What I Wish I Had Known Before Scaling Uber [video]

Roughtime – A project that aims to provide secure time synchronisation

One often needs to ensure that information is “fresh” in secure protocols: certificates need to be current, software updates need to return the latest version etc. There are essentially only two ways to achieve this: nonces or synchronised clocks.

Figma 1.0 – Collaborative interface design tool

Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.

The history of Geel, and the future of mental healthcare

Half an hour on the slow train from Antwerp, surrounded by flat, sparsely-populated farmlands, Geel strikes the visitor as a quiet, pretty and typical Flanders market town. But its story is unique. For over 700 years its inhabitants have taken the ...