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I tried replacing my mouse with a Wacom tablet, and it almost stuck

Wacom tablets are normally associated with digital artists and illustrators. I am neither of those, but when Wacom sent me their new Intuos Pro M, I decided to give it a go anyway. I figured many artists used drawing tablets and their primary mousing device, so I wanted to see if it could replace my trusty Logitech G900 on the desktop. Almost. While I’ve rarely used drawing tablets, I’m no stranger to the stylus; I’ve been using tablet PCs since Vista. After I built myself a desktop in December, I missed the freedom and flexibility that came with the stylus…

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Sprint is ruthlessly trolling Verizon with a brutal, fake pop-up shop


Things are getting ugly in the battle of the wireless carriers.

In its latest shot at competitor Verizon, Sprint decided to open up a unique pop-up shop in Queens called "Twice the Price," which essentially trolls Verizon's prices by overcharging for all of the featured items. 

Sprint explained in a press release that at "Twice the Price" shoppers can find items like "potato chips, party supplies, boogie boards, makeup mirrors, mops, bottles of water, and more" for twice their regular price. Because, as the store's tagline goes, "Why pay less when you can pay more?" Read more...

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Why the future of deep learning depends on finding good data

In the second part of our “A Mathless Guide to Neural Networks”, we’ll take a look at why high-quality, labeled data is so important, where it comes from, how it’s used, and what solutions our eager-to-learn machines can expect in the near-term future. Read More
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4 big lies you can’t undo at the office—so don’t ever tell them


Several years ago, I determined that it’d be a great idea to get a perm. Don’t ask me what came over me—my hair is long, coarse, and stick straight naturally. But, apparently I easily fall into the “wanting what you can’t have” trap.

So, one unsuspecting Tuesday evening, I wandered into my hairdresser and told him to go for it. I wanted to perm my hair. And, against his better judgment, he did it.

I’m sure you can tell where this is going.

By the time he turned around the chair so I could face myself in the mirror, I was nearly in tears. I looked like I had stuck my finger in a light socket—or like I could pass as a prize poodle in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Or, maybe even like a poodle who had an unfortunate run-in with said light socket. Read more...

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