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 Science 101

“Big data” and “data science” may be some of the bigger buzzwords this decade, but they aren’t necessarily new concepts. The idea of data science spans many different fields, and has been slowly making its way into the mainstream for over fifty years. In fact, many considered last year the

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Big Data

Big Data is no stranger to the women’s movement. In fact, many see it as the great equalizer. It provides cold hard facts, and adds weight to topics that are otherwise easy to skew. Proponents of big data’s use for gender equality range from private firms and individuals to major

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Big Data

Big Data Breaches and Big Databases are setting the scene for the presidential election this year. What kind of data do politicians wield and just how much is it worth? Obama may have pioneered the big data campaign, but the 2016 elections are pitting data scientist against data scientist. The

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FinanceFinTech

Talking about FinTech can be a bit tricky. Even when we think outside of the box, leaving behind California, London and Stockholm, many will still forget one of the biggest FinTech contributors today: Israel. Despite having four Israelis listed among HotTopic’s recent “100 Most Influential FinTech Leaders,” and a large

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Big DataData Science

The common usage cases for big data and employees usually stops at HR and recruiting. However, recent news has sparked interest in the dark uses of data in the workplace. Until recently, the biggest concern about data collection was whether Target would find out you were pregnant, or you would

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Data Science 101

Some of the most inspiring data can be found in an unexpected place… TED Talks. Here are the best talks on everything data science. Big data and data science appear on both sides of a coin: they are driving forces behind both business and science, yet they are also a

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Internet of Things

Understanding how the Internet of Things is going to change childhood is hard to imagine. The IoT (Internet of Things) describes the way objects can “talk” to each other via technology. Your smart watch talks to your phone. Your apps can talk to your new smart thermostat. Widespread fear about

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Artificial IntelligenceRetail & Consumer

The Henn-na Hotel in Japan just got more futuristic. Walking up to the front desk, customers are greeted with the familiar bow and the typical “Welcome” spiel from a typical Japanese woman. The catch: she’s a robot. Henn-na means either “flower” or “it’s weird,” depending on your interpretation. This new

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Big Data

What’s the most romantic city in America? What kind of gifts are people buying their Valentine? Given the size of the online dating industry, it’s no surprise that they’ve started leveraging big data to create better matching systems. The real million dollar question is: can you leverage all those numbers

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Data Science 101FinanceFinTech

We have already learned the basics of the blockchain cryptocurrencies (like Bicotin) in WTF Is The Blockchain? A Guide for Total Beginners. Cryptocurrency exists solely in digital, and the chain is completely decentralized, enabling it to never just “go down.” Transfers are verified by the hard work of miners, who

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