Hannah Augur
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Hannah Augur

Hannah is a writer, editor and nerd based in Berlin. She's a researcher with knowledge and work in a variety of fields, including 3D printing, fantasy video games and even coffee manufacturing.

Data ScienceInternet of Things

Wearables continue to be a hugely popular item across different age groups and even continents. They track steps and sleep cycles, but just how valuable is that information? In reality, this data is only partially useful for the wearer. Without big data to decipher what is more or less healthy,

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FinTechStartups

Start-up admiration and entrepreneurship are alive and well outside of Silicon Valley. Check out Berlin, London or Amsterdam and you’ll be met with a striking number of founders, start-up hoppers, and entrepreneurs. Silicon Valley does reign supreme, but the tides are continuing to turn outside of the California-bubble. In fact,

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Big DataData Science

There are hundreds of hotel booking sites online. They all have their own method of matching customers with options. There are basic options, like how many bedrooms for less than $200, and users will still end up searching through several pages before finding the right offer. Generic offers and bad

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Data Science

Psychological research requires a lot of testing, and a lot of surveys. When relying on surveys, there is a necessary assumption that the subject can be trusted, and that they are answering factually rather than guessing or feeling. Much of the reporting around depression is based entirely on these surveys.

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Data ScienceUnderstanding Big Data

NASA is often on the front end of tech trends. They are constantly coming out with new tools, releasing incredible footage and data, and even support open source communities. Given how much information they can and often need to receive from their space equipment, it is no surprise that they

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Healthcare

You may love your Fitbit…but does your doctor? The complicated world of wearable data may make their lives harder. How many doctors encourage patients to use fitbits and wearables? Well, Hawley Montgomery-Downs, an associate professor of psychology at West Virginia University, studied Fitbit’s capabilities. In her words: “I have a

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FinTech

Berlin seems to be the perfect climate for entrepreneurs. From the newly launched FinTech startup solarisBank to increasingly popular Number26, startup culture in the German capitol is a powerful force. Despite London leading the pack in FinTech, Berlin is emerging as a real competitor, whose FinTech sector continues to grow

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Data Science

The IoT already produces massive amounts of data. It’s time to start dealing with it. Is Fog and Edge Computing inevitable? What happens when the cloud isn’t enough? This is a modern problem if there ever was one. Experts are saying 2016 will mark the rise of a new system:

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Artificial Intelligence

For outsiders, the idea of artificial intelligence in the court room sounds horrifying. AI, however, has been pushing its way into law for decades. The next time you apply to claim child benefits, you may be met with the unexpected: robots. Most might not even notice it, but the future

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Machine Learning

Stumbling through overwhelming aisles of wines, it can be daunting to find the perfect match to that asparagus-heavy dish. There are pairing tables, books and websites filled with descriptions and ratings, but they aren’t quite an exact science. Seeking out and buying a wine, only to realize you’ve gone the

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