Category Archives: Tech Reviews

Review: Ultimaker 3 offers high-quality 3D print jobs — s-l-o-w-l-y

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Dutch 3D printer company Ultimaker BV has earned a reputation in the user community for building high-quality machines that produce highly accurate prints. With a price of $3,495 (through resellers), the Ultimaker 3 is aimed squarely at professionals and prosumers for rapid prototyping of both complex geometries (precision builds) and the use of multiple, industrial-grade polymer […]

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Beyerdynamic Amiron home headphones review: no high-tech gewgaws, just sweet sound

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It seems Beyerdynamic didn’t get the memo that analog jacks are out and wireless streaming and Lightning ports are in. The company’s $599 Amiron home headphones tether you to your choice of musical source and practically insist that you stay put and take your music seriously. And thank goodness for that. Instead of producing a […]

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Review: The best frameworks for machine learning and deep learning

Over the past year I’ve reviewed half a dozen open source machine learning and/or deep learning frameworks: Caffe, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (aka CNTK 2), MXNet, Scikit-learn, Spark MLlib, and TensorFlow. If I had cast my net even wider, I might well have covered a few other popular frameworks, including Theano (a 10-year-old Python deep learning […]

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