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Personal finance education is vital to our children’s success

Financial Advisor, founder of Investor’s Resource, specializes in holistic wealth management for owners, professionals, and other high net worth individuals. www.invresource.com – Investor’s Resource, 100 Essex Court, Suite C, Madison, AL 35806 If you read the current news about personal finance, it will come as no surprise that a majority of kids and teens in the United States are not well-versed in ... Read More »

Google Drive Is About to Become Much More Useful

Google is turning its Drive app into a better tool for backing up your computer’s files. The company is launching a new feature called Backup and Sync, which can continuously back up your folders like the desktop, documents, and photo library. That means you’ll be able to select specific folders on your Mac or PC and have Google automatically back ... Read More »

Poker-Winning Machine Is No Threat to Humans

I didn’t worry too much when computers beat humans at checkers, chess, or Go. It was, after all, only a matter of time before someone built a powerful computer with a vast database of known game situations. But now that machines are beating professionals at poker – a game of imperfect information – a question must be asked: Is artificial ... Read More »

Everything You Think You Know About AI Is Wrong

Robots are coming for our jobs. Terminators will soon murder us all. There is no escape. Resistance is futile. These doom-laden predictions probably sound familiar to anyone who’s read or seen any movies lately involving artificial intelligence. Sometimes they’re invoked with genuine alarm, as in the case of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warning against the danger of killer automatons. ... Read More »

The Amazing Artificial Intelligence We Were Promised Is Coming, Finally

HIGHLIGHTS While past AI used brute-force computing, today’s uses machine learning. AI is now exceeding the capabilities of humans. AI will soon be everywhere. We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That ... Read More »

Apple is finally turning the iPad into a computer

Tim Cook holds an iPad Pro after his keynote address to Apple’s annual world wide developer conference. It’s taken a while but Apple is finally following through on its leader’s desire for iPads to replace computers. In November 2015, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said: “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? ... Read More »

What Indian Muslims have learnt: Education is empowerment

Rashid Nehaal is a harried man. As the director of the Aligarh Muslim University’s Kishanganj campus, he is running an academic centre starved of funds, with non existent infrastructure, in one of the poorest corners of India with little linkages with industry and the market for students to leverage. And Nehaal, 48, senses prejudice from the central government. Yet, Nehaal’s ... Read More »

Who is the worst at driving while on the phone?

According to police, older drivers are the worst offenders for texting while driving. Do you get frustrated when you see someone texting while driving or talking on the phone behind the wheel? A lot of us would point the blame at younger drivers, the generation who are obsessed with their phones. But police suggest that might not be the case. ... Read More »

What is mobile gigabit, and why should you care?

You may have heard about this thing called a gigabit phonerecently. The term was thrown around a lot during the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, since that’s the first commercially available handset to support the technology. But gigabit will also be included on Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium and other high-end phones, which means you’ll probably hear about it a lot ... Read More »

The Muslim Law Board has proposed a social boycott of men who use triple talaq – but is this legal?

The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on the constitutional validity of triple talaq soon, having concluded hearings in the case on Thursday. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board – an NGO that claims to represent India’s Muslims – is doing all it can to convince the court not to ban the practice. In one of its ... Read More »