"A who’s-who of early stage investors are putting a $2 million bet that two young Northwestern grads can teach millennials a better way to eat with their new startup Spoon University."
"In a general sense, incorporating virtual reality into business could mean things like escape from the physical confines of a desk, or the limit of how many monitors you could stick on that desk, or the general lack of aesthetics associated with cubicles, let's say. "
"Tech giants like IBM followed by a handful of budding startups are tapping into machine learning to rethink the delivery of food from the growers to chefs to the delivery professionals themselves."
"It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop. Here are the 21 cyberpunk books you absolutely must read."
"The Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) met the Secretary-General today to hand over their culminating report A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development."
"Today at WWDC, we announced Swift 2.0. This new version has even better performance, a new error handling API, and first-class support for availability checking. And platform APIs feel even more natural in Swift with enhancements to the Apple SDKs."
"The computer hardware company hopes build-your-own types will prefer the Bulldog's integrated liquid cooling and other advanced capabilities that many Steam Box competitors lack."
"The homalg project is a multi-author multi-package open source software project for constructive homological algebra."
"After more than a year of writing and recording, Bruce Springsteen released his 18th studio album Tuesday, a concept record titled Red Dust that explores the everyday lives and struggles of immigrant workers scraping by in the 23rd-century carbonate mines on Mars."
"According to a memo circulated in the organization, all employees at IBM will be given a choice between a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or PC. The machines will be provided whenever an employee needs a new workstation."
"For instance, when you ask about the secret to happiness, Watson serves up a series of short video segments where speakers most accurately answer the question. In one, TED speaker and Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says, "The secret of happiness — here it is, finally to be revealed: First, accrue wealth, power, and prestige. Then lose it.""
"So, as you assume, in this tutorial I’m planning to show you how to integrate In-App Purchases in your apps. As you’ll see, doing so it’s not difficult, and the steps you have to follow are pretty much always the same."
"IBM Watson is proud to announce a major advance in the transcription of conversational speech. We built a system capable of very low error rates on a popular scientific benchmark that consists of telephone conversations – the NIST Switchboard corpus (“EvalSet-2″). Furthermore, this was achieved by using only publicly available data (details available on request) to train the underlying models. The performance of our new system – an 8% word error rate – is 36% better than previously reported external results. "
"The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (APIs), was cast deeper into doubt on Tuesday after the Justice Department urged the Supreme Court not to hear a controversial case that pits Google GOOG 1.02% and a long list of supporters against Oracle ORCL 0.90% ."
"John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent into severe mental illness and eventual recovery were the subject of a book and a 2001 film, both titled “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed, along with his wife, in a car crash on Saturday in New Jersey. He was 86."
"Seven years ago, Pieter Abbeel set out on a quest: to teach a robot how to fold laundry. This proved to be a remarkably difficult task — and the difficulty of the task illuminates some key things about the limits of machines."