Art

Could a computer ever rival Rembrandt or Beethoven?

Could a computer ever rival Rembrandt or Beethoven?

Image caption This portrait was created by computer, so is it really art and is it any good? Last year a portrait of Edmond Belamy sold for $432,000 (£337,000). A bit steep, you might think, for a picture of someone you've never heard of. And you won't have heard of the artist either, as the picture was created by an algorithm drawing on a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th and 20th Centuries. And to be honest, it's a bit ... Full story

Education

How to Measure Performance of Your Outsourced Developers

How to Measure Performance of Your Outsourced Developers

Focus on the outcome, not the output. April 20, 2019 5 min read. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A common challenge founders face when they outsource to a software development company is tracking the performance of developers. Since you cannot really monitor the outsourced team on a full-time basis, it is critical to know whether your investment in hiring developers is justified. Performance, being a qualitative ... Full story

Economics

Seventy-six pubs 'shutting per month'

Seventy-six pubs 'shutting per month'

Nearly 1,000 UK pubs shut last year, although the rate of closures is slowing, new research claims. About 76 pubs a month "vanished" from the communities they served in 2018, as people spent less on going out and pubs faced cost pressures, said property firm Altus Group. But this was down from 138 a month during the previous seven years. Alex Probyn, of Altus Group, said recent cuts to business rates had helped. "The increase in the thresholds ... Full story

Entertainment

BTS's 'Boy With Luv' feat. Halsey hits #8 on Billboard Top 100!

BTS's 'Boy With Luv' feat. Halsey hits #8 on Billboard Top 100!

According to Billboard on April 22, BTS will be scoring the highest spot to date on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for the week of April 23 with their title track " Boy With Luv " feat. Halsey ! This marks the group's 2nd ever entry into the top 10 ranks of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, after " Fake Love " hit ... Full story

Health

CNN hosts 5 Democratic town halls

CNN hosts 5 Democratic town halls

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is taking the stage in New Hampshire now, gained strong grassroots support during his 2016 anti-establishment bid for president. We expect to see the some of the progressive stances in his campaign this time around. Here's where he stands on a few key issues:. - Health care: Sanders introduce a new Medicare for All proposal that would cover more long-term care services. He wants to create a federal universal health ... Full story

Law

Jung Joon Young reportedly owes $260,000 in damages to his former agency

Jung Joon Young reportedly owes $260,000 in damages to his former agency

According to a report by Ilgan Sports on April 23, singer Jung Joon Young currently owes approximately 300 million KRW (~ $260,000 USD) in damages for breach of contract to his former agency. Jung Joon Young is currently facing a court trial for numerous cases of distributing illegal hidden camera footage via social platforms, directly violating laws against sexual crimes. But shortly before his criminal scandal broke out this March, Jung Joon ... Full story

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Politics

Sturgeon to issue Brexit and indyref2 update

Sturgeon to issue Brexit and indyref2 update

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon plans to use a statement to Holyrood to set out her latest thinking on a second independence referendum. Nicola Sturgeon is set to make a statement to the Scottish Parliament about Scotland's political future. The first minister will ask for parliamentary business on Wednesday afternoon to be rescheduled to accommodate a statement and questions. The BBC understands it will focus on the implications for Scotland ... Full story

Sport

Coachella puppies: Debbie Culwell arrested after tossing seven puppies in a dumpster

Coachella puppies: Debbie Culwell arrested after tossing seven puppies in a dumpster

On the grainy surveillance footage, it looked like the woman driving a white Jeep Wrangler was just looking for the best place to ditch a load of trash. She drove up to a row of dumpsters outside an auto-parts store in Coachella, Calif., and hopped out with a plastic bag. She looked inside one bin, but moved on, tossing her bag at the next dumpster, which already overflowed with refuse. It was a simple, seemingly innocuous act of disposal. And ... Full story

Technology

Tesla vaunts creation of ‘the best chip in the world’ for self-driving – TechCrunch

Tesla vaunts creation of ‘the best chip in the world’ for self-driving – TechCrunch

At its “Autonomy Day” today, Tesla detailed the new custom chip that will be running the self-driving software in its vehicles. Elon Musk rather peremptorily called it “the best chip in the world…objectively.” That might be a stretch, but it certainly should get the job done. Called for now the “full self-driving computer,” or FSD Computer, it is a high-performance, special-purpose chip built (by Samsung, in Texas) solely with autonomy and ... Full story