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Top 5 Hackable Habits You Need to Break

An outdated anti-virus isn’t the only reason hacks still happen. Everyday habits leave us vulnerable in ways we might never have imagined. Here are a few tips on how to keep yourself safe from hackers. 1. KEEP YOUR BOARDING PASS PRIVATE Hackers can gather sensitive information from your boarding pass, including your name, address, flight […]

Cooking With Chef Watson: AI in the Kitchen

After years of mastering the world’s most challenging games, predicting failures on crucial industrial equipment, and defending against destructive cyber attacks, artificial intelligence (AI) has picked up a surprising new challenge: cooking. It may seem improbable that AI could be applied to something as personal as taste, but there may a logic to flavor combinations. […]

The Connected Home of the Future

Our devices are coming alive with cognition to improve and simplify our everyday lives, giving us a smart home. Even the act of sleeping has become a source of data and opportunity for optimization. But in many ways. the future is already here. Let’s take a walk through the home of tomorrow, a home with […]

Art or Artifact: Music in the AI Era

The history of music is in many ways the story of humankind learning to make and master new tools. Banging rocks on wood led to animal skin drums, which led to primitive wind instruments over the course of thousands of years. In modern times, we’ve seen finely crafted orchestral brass and string instruments joined by […]

8 Most Ridiculous Connected Devices

The world of smart home tech is full of wonderful new devices. But when you’re on the edge of innovation, sometimes things get strange. Here’s a look at eight smart devices that toe the line between genius and ridiculous. 1. Amazon Echo Look The Amazon Echo Look is a gadget allowing users to take photos […]

Where Should I Watch the Eclipse? A Data Analysis

There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the first such eclipse in the United States since 1979, and the last until 2024. If you are anything like me, you are now thinking, “Where do I watch?” Although there are several maps of the (narrow) path out there, there is a different […]

Political Forecasting and Predicting the 2016 Presidential Election

We are in the midst of a presidential election season that has rewritten the way politicians view the history books, shifted how Americans look at their fellow citizens, and created seemingly unsurpassable rifts between them. However, regardless of whether a voter is Riding the Trump Train, Feeling the Bern or Is With Her, one basic […]

Which Came First: The Data Scientist or the Millennial?

Why are millennials so pervasive in tech these days? The answer is simpler than you might think. It’s no coincidence that a math-heavy, technological discipline that requires complex statistical analysis, communication and design skills has reached its peak at a time when the millennial workforce is now the majority in businesses around the world. Statisticians, […]