They know who you're going to vote for just by looking at your face…

And they'll be right 67% of the time. It started as a typical battle-of-wits game on but quickly turned into a duel between two amazing machine-learning algorithms: Nolearn and Overfeat. In case you don't know, is a popular platform for data science competitions. This one was about developing the… » 1/27/14 11:41am 1/27/14 11:41am

Review of ‘Coursera Companion' for Android

To all the Coursera addicts out there, if this android application isn't already in your arsenal, it will soon be. This minimalist application holds links to all your video lectures. If you’re currently using a mobile web page, or downloading the videos manually onto your phone, this will make your life much easier. » 5/21/13 9:33pm 5/21/13 9:33pm

Morning Fix, Times Four - Catch Up On Your Daily Newspapers with Audible

This isn't about having a quadruple espresso to start the day smiling, unless it’s served with the morning news. I picture my ideal morning as sitting down for breakfast with enough time to peruse the news and feel the pulse of the world. What I once thought was an impossible dream, just got a little closer with… » 5/06/13 9:29am 5/06/13 9:29am

How to Build and Access Personal Knowledge Libraries

There’s one at every meeting, the know-it-all. He or she knows the name of every attendee, the agenda backwards and forwards, the subject matter to a tee, and finishes your sentences better than you could. If that leaves you annoyed (i.e. jealous), then it is time to fight back… electronically! After reading so many… » 4/30/13 12:00am 4/30/13 12:00am

Get the WSJ and NYT daily subscriptions on and listen to them at 3 times speed. You'd be surprised how clear and understandable it is! I get my daily newspaper fix in under an hour during my commute. Frees the rest of my browsing time to tackle my RSS tech feeds... Neurotic but efficient. » 4/19/13 9:39pm 4/19/13 9:39pm

Hi, this is a great idea! I love sharing ideas about learning techniques, personal productivity and time management (and all the technical tools that can help). That said, I am also an avid reader of all tips whatsoever, lots of Lifehacker posts have made it into my routines. » 4/18/13 5:54am 4/18/13 5:54am