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Learn the 10 rules of great user experience

Here's one to bookmark: Laws of UX explores the links between user experience design and 10 key psychological principles, to provide valuable …

UX Design

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all of the features and functions Apple advertises, there’s still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

Smartwatches

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and The Verge’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Susan Wojcicki

Cardano (ADA) Coin & Why It’s Our Top Pick For Highest % Return in 2018

POSTED ON JANUARY 20, 2018 BY CRYPTOCURRENCYCLARIFIED<p>Cardano is a blockchain project founded by Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of ethereum, to …

Bitcoin

BMW to charge annually for Apple CarPlay, which is insane

Most automakers give it out for free, but not BMW. That would be too easy.<p>Some news will make you scratch your head so feverishly that you'll probably end up with gray matter under your nails. BMW's decision to turn Apple CarPlay into an annual subscription is certainly one of those.<p>At the 2018 …

Transportation

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding

There's no set recipe--but there are a few rules of thumb to follow.<p>In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and …

Startups

Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared that the next update to iOS 11 will allow users to disable battery performance throttling on their device. The move comes after Apple last month admitted it intentionally slows down iPhones as they get older to prevent issues that may arise as the batteries …

iOS

Alibaba Launches Cryptocurrency Mining Platform | Investopedia

For Alibaba (BABA), the Chinese e-commerce behemoth with its sights set on global domination, the cryptocurrency world was never too far away. …

Cryptocurrency

How BitConnect pulled the biggest exit scheme in cryptocurrency

In a menacing turn of events yesterday, Bitcoin investment lending platform BitConnect abruptly announced it is shutting down its lending and exchange services. But while this sudden “curveball” might have come as a massive surprise for thousands of gullible investors, the writing was on the wall …

Vitalik Buterin

How IBM's Watson AI learned how to think independently

Hello, Watson<p>How AI actually learns how to think<p>By IBM<p>Hello, Watson<p>How AI actually learns how to think<p>By IBM<p>Paid Content by<p>IBM<p>People understandably …

Artificial Intelligence

HODL becomes a rallying cry in the midst of cryptocurrency crash

Cryptocurrencies are crashing. People are panicking.<p>The crypto faithful, however, abide by one word: HODL.<p>HODL, an intentional typo of "hold," has …

Cryptocurrency

China’s about to deal a final blow to its bitcoin whales

China is set on stopping its citizens from trading bitcoin.<p>Chinese authorities plan to widen their crackdown on domestic crypto-trades, by targeting methods including over-the-counter trading, offshore sites used for centralized trading, and peer-to-peer trading of large transactions, according to …

Bitcoin

Ahead of Trump trip to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war

The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos.<p>The Global Risks Report highlighted several top risks for …

World Economic Forum

Saudi Arabia deposits $2 billion in Yemen central bank to back currency

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a deposit of $2 billion to be paid into Yemen's central bank on Wednesday to shore up the weak Yemeni currency, the Saudi government said.<p>The move was made a day after the Yemeni prime minister issued a public plea for funds to prop up the rial …

Middle East

Dow rallies 300 points just before the close

Discussing the winners and losers at the closing bell with Charlie Bobrinskoy, Ariel Investments, and Sandy Pomeroy, Neuberger Berman.

Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation.<p>The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency at one …

Economy

Dow jumps 323 points, closes above 26,000 for first time in its 121-year history

The Dow closed above 26,000 for the first time Wednesday, continuing an early-year stock surge that has pushed the U.S. market to fresh records.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average rose 322.79 points, or 1.3%, to a record 26,115.65. It was the Dow's best one-day point gain in 14 months, or since the …

Markets

Apple plans second U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. …

Corning Inc.

The First Blockchain ETFs Have Launched on the Nasdaq Exchange

Reality Shares Advisors and Amplify Trust ETF launched the first blockchain-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Nasdaq today.<p>Both funds went live …

Bitcoin

Bitconnect, which has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme, shuts down

Bitconnect, the lending and exchange platform that was long suspected by many in the crypto community of being a Ponzi scheme, has announced it’s shutting down.<p>In a release on its website the platform said the shutdown is attributed to “continuous bad press” surrounding the platform, two cease and …

Bitcoin

Use This iOS App to Control Your Mac

iOS/Mac: Whenever I plug my MacBook into a TV to share, say, a video with my friends, I end up on the floor, squatting in front of the laptop, while …

iOS

Conspiracy theory: These accidental missile alerts aren’t actually accidents

World governments are doing trial runs on their own citizens. I swear to god.<p>On Saturday, residents of Hawaii were on the receiving end of a …

North Korea

Google Home or Chromecast might be crashing your Wi-Fi

If your Wi-Fi isn't working like it should, Google Home or Chromecast may be affecting it. Here's what you can do right now.<p>If your Wi-Fi at home has been acting up lately, your Google Home ($129.00 at Walmart) speaker or Chromecast ($35.00 at Walmart) might be the culprit. On Jan. 13, Android …

Wi-Fi

Bitcoin: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

Leading financial figures across the world have issued a series of sober warnings about Bitcoin.<p>Bitcoin's meteoric rise has been the #1 financial …

Bitcoin

One person is probably responsible for almost 600 percent of Bitcoin's price rise

Bitcoin is complicated. From what, exactly, it's good for to who created it, there remains a host of unanswered questions about the world's foremost …

Bitcoin

Crypto High Flyers

What goes up must come down<p>Good ol’ <b>Kodak</b> jumped on the blockchain train last week, and its stock rocketed 44% on the news. That was nothing compared to the multiples enjoyed by a raft of small-cap companies—ranging from <b>Rich Cigars</b> (up 1000% at one point) to <b>Long Island Ice Tea</b>—when, somehow, they …

How to download Android One launcher with Google Feed on your phone

It's basically the Pixel 2 launcher with the search bar at the top.<p>Android One phones like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto X4 are great for a lot of …

Android Lollipop

Google’s Chromecast and Home devices can cause temporary Wi-Fi outages, here’s why

Google’s suite of products in the past few years have been pretty awesome overall, with Chromecast and Home devices among the best. However, there’s now a confirmed issue with multiple routers where Google’s devices are the cause of temporary outages.<p><i>Myce</i> explains that Google Home and Chromecast …

Wi-Fi

Price of Bitcoin to double in 2018 – but what about Ethereum and Ripple?

Bitcoin shot up in price by more than 1800 percent last year, rocketing from about $1,000 per coin to more than $19,000.<p>But now one expert has said …

Cryptocurrency

5 Blockchain Developments Coming in 2018

<i>Peter Loop is</i> <i>associate vice president and senior principal technology architect at</i> <i>Infosys</i><i>, where he focuses on delivering enterprise cryptocurrency</i> …

Bitcoin