Steve Schaaf

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Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

Why I decided to install Messenger Kids

I’ve been struggling with whether or not to download Facebook’s new app aimed at children, Messenger Kids, onto my daughter’s iPad. This weekend, I took the plunge. I sat with her as she typed her first message and sent a selfie. I watched as she discovered GIFs. I wasn’t sure I had done the right …

Bitcoin continues its slide, hovering around $7K

Bitcoin's downhill slope is getting steeper.<p>The cryptocurrency on Tuesday dropped below $7,000 for the first time since last November, according to Bloomberg. It has since rebounded above that line, amid continuing volatility,<p>Its low for the day was much deeper, hitting just below the $6,000 mark, …

With GPU Prices Soaring, Here's A (Relatively) Cheap Gaming PC With A GTX 1080

If you've been paying attention to news around PC hardware, then you're well aware of how cryptocurrency mining is drastically affecting the price of video cards. Individual GPUs are currently priced upwards of 2.5 times their original MSRP, which makes building a gaming PC much more costly. …

Intel Corporation

US regulators are trying to figure out what to do with cryptocurrency

Both chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and chairman Christopher Giancarlo of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will warn Congress tomorrow about how risky cryptocurrencies are for investors and the financial system as a whole. According to prepared testimony …

Bitcoin Miners Fried in Game of Chicken

Bitcoin miners who've decided to stay in the game amid plunging prices may soon find that the well has run dry.<p>A 70 percent price drop since the …

Mining

Bitcoin is tanking on Super Bowl Sunday – here’s what happened

In just a few hours, the Patriots will take on the Eagles in Minnesota, but football fans who are also crypto traders will have something else on …

Did Bitcoin Just Burst? How It Compares to History's Big Bubbles

Bitcoin’s recent wobbles have given fresh urgency to a question that’s gripped market observers for much of the past year: Will the cryptocurrency go …

More than 10 percent of $3.7 billion raised in ICOs has been stolen: Ernst & Young

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 10 percent of funds raised through "initial coin offerings" are lost or stolen in hacker attacks, according to new research by Ernst & Young that delves into the risks of investing in cryptocurrency projects online.<p>The professional services firm analyzed more than 372 …

Starbucks Chairman Big on Cryptocurrency, Just Maybe Not Bitcoin

Starbucks Corp. Chairman Howard Schultz said he believes digital currency will catch on with consumers, though not necessarily Bitcoin.<p>Schultz said …

Google Shuts Down Hackers Using YouTube Ads To Mine Cryptocurrency

Google announced that it has already removed the suspected ads that contained the malicious mining scripts.<p>YouTube has recently been targeted by a …

Trend Micro

Hacker phishes Experty ICO, steals $150,000 in Ethereum

Updated: The cyberattacker targeted ICO participants through a fraudulent "pre-ICO sale" scheme.<p>Experty's keenly-awaited ICO has dissolved into …

Japanese Crypto-Exchange Hacked for Almost $500M – Bloomberg

Japanese Crypto-Exchange Hacked for Almost $500M<p>Japanese Crypto-Exchange Hacked for Almost $500M<p>Japanese Crypto-Exchange Hacked for Almost …

Cryptocurrency

Facebook 'no place' for young children

<b>More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s.</b><p>In an open letter to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, they call Messenger Kids an "irresponsible" attempt to encourage young children to use Facebook.<p>Young children are not ready to have social media …

Social Media

How to Use a Light Meter | Fundamentals To Improve Your Photography

One of the last pieces of equipment newer photographers tend to think about getting is a dedicated light meter. In this digital age, dedicated light …

Revolve: The Wheel in Foldable Form

Revolve was invented and designed by Andrea Mocellin with the aim to be the first modular wheel, which in turn will open new frontiers for the …

Prototypes

StarCraft’s 4K remastered version launches on August 14th

It will cost $14.99<p>Blizzard Entertainment announced today that <i>StarCraft: Remastered</i>, the 4K resolution version of its iconic real-time strategy game, will be launching for Windows and Mac on August 14th. The package, originally announced back in March, contains both the original <i>StarCraft</i> and the</i> …

Starcraft

149 Marketing Acronyms that Every Online Marketer Needs to Know

Ever been on social media, or reading an article when an acronym crosses your path that you don’t know?<p>Frustrating isn’t it?<p>And the problem is that …

17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Social media can be pretty overwhelming sometimes.<p>Especially if you’re running an agency or managing the social media accounts of other …

Social Media

Nutanix introduces two new tools in quest to simplify hybrid cloud management

Nutanix was born in 2009 as a storage company, but always had a broader view of the computing world. As company president Sudeesh Nair told me, they started with storage because they believed legacy storage was holding back data center transformation. Today the company made another step beyond that …

Hybrid Clouds

13 Strategies to Use If Your Domain Name Isn’t Available

It’s part of the struggle of running a business in the digital age.You come up with the perfect business name.You design business cards, start all of …

Hacking

How Logos Became the Most Important Quarter-Inch in Business

Suppose Uber—to pick a random example of a distinctly digital-era company—had been founded in 1909. Obviously it would have had a different business …

Social Media Hashtags in a Nutshell

For years many social media savvy marketers have tapped into the power of hashtags to grow their brand, community and even generate leads and …

Social Media

Western Digital's new SSDs offer faster speeds and higher capacities

Hard disk manufacturer Western Digital acquired SSD specialist SanDisk last year. Now we are seeing the first fruits of the new relationship in the …

Western Digital

A Heavy-Duty Cream for A Man’s Parched, Dry Skin

It’s summer. You’re outdoors. A ton. Between work and the occasional 18-hole sunburn, your skin is really, really dry. Stay away from the girly …

Lego’s upcoming Boost kit proves you’re never too young to learn how to code

Budding builders of robots who are eager to get their hands on the Lego Boost Creative Toolbox can now pre-order the kit for $160 .<p>The coding kit …

3 Things You Can Do To Take Incredible Photos Regardless of Your Skills

When it comes down to it, whether you just picked up your first camera this morning or you've been at this photography thing for decades, we all have …

Landscape Photography

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Mental Health

Intel ends its dreams of replacing the x86 chip in your PC

When Intel launched its first Itanium processor in 2001, it had very high hopes: the 64-bit chip was supposed to do nothing less than kill off the x86 architecture that had dominated PCs for over two decades. Things didn't quite pan out that way, however, and Intel is officially calling it quits. …

Truepic fights photo fraud on apps like Tinder and Airbnb

“Is that what they really look like?” “Did they Photoshop the pics of the house we’re renting?” “Is this actually what I’m buying or just a photo ripped off the Internet?” These are the questions Truepic wants to answer with the startup’s photo verification technology. Today Truepic unveils its SDK …

Apps