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Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …

Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word

Microsoft is now ready to polish your job applications -- the company has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers. The AI-based helper sifts through LinkedIn profiles to find prominent examples of work experience and skill listings for your dream job, giving you …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked

Is it bad—or even dangerous—to leave a smartphone plugged in as you sleep? The answer is complicated, as are many things regarding batteries.<p>PCMag …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple CEO Tim Cook: This Is the Number 1 Reason We Make iPhones in China (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

Take a look at the back of the box from which you unpacked your iPhone and you'll see this: "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China."<p>Reading this tagline might trigger a vision in your mind of Jonathan Ive, Apple's legendary Chief Design Officer, dropping the drawings and technical …

Manufacturing

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

Editorial: Thankful for iPhone X

Throughout this miserable year we suffered a series of horrific tropical storms and deadly wildfires; a year of ugly, divisive politics, nonstop fake …

Framing

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Accounting Software

If you're tasked with finding the best software to manage your company's books, there are many important factors you must consider. First and foremost, it's crucial you determine whether your company needs an online accounting service for small businesses or enterprise-class software that can scale …

IBM's simulated molecule could lead to drug and energy advances

IBM's quantum computer has made a small advance that could ultimately lead to a major chemistry breakthrough. A team of IBM researchers has successfully used IBM Q to accurately simulate the molecular structure of beryllium hydride (BeH2), the largest molecule ever to be simulated by a quantum …

Quantum Computing

Facebook made $188,000 per employee last quarter, four times as much as Google

Both make way more than companies outside Silicon Valley.<p>Silicon Valley companies are more efficient at making money than traditional industries, as evidenced by net income and revenue per employee in their latest quarterly filings.<p>Facebook, which employed 20,658 people this past quarter — a 43 …

Silicon Valley

All the keyboard shortcuts you’ll ever need for Safari on iPad

Safari on the Mac is almost entirely controllable by the keyboard. You can open tabs, navigate forms on the page, and search through pages. And even if there’s no built-in shortcut, the Mac lets you add custom shortcuts to any menu item. The iPad isn’t quite so well-served, but you’d be surprised …

Operating Systems

IBM Predicts Demand For Data Scientists Will Soar 28% By 2020

• Jobs requiring machine learning skills are paying an average of $114,000. Advertised data scientist jobs pay an average of $105,000 and advertised data engineering jobs pay an average of $117,000.<br>• 59% of all Data Science and Analytics (DSA) job demand is in Finance and Insurance, Professional …

Big Data
Social Media

Jeff Bezos outlines his methods for “high-velocity decision-making”

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants his $430 billion publicly traded company to behave with the urgency of the startup it once was.<p>To make sure he acts quickly, he follows a set of guidelines for “high-velocity decision-making” he laid out in his annual letter to shareholders. He urges his employees to …

Management

How to set up an Android phone for your kid

Parents can test Google's new Family Link app, which makes Android phones safer and more secure for kids.<p>Smartphones and children have a tricky relationship. While phones can be entertainment centers for kids, these devices are designed for adults and leave children's privacy and innocence …

Apps

One Drop's CareKit App Showing 'Substantial Improvement' in Glycemic Control for Diabetic Users

Earlier this year, the CareKit-supported One Drop Blood Glucose Monitor launched on Apple.com, allowing users to get pain-free results in just seconds, with data easily displayed on the compatible iOS app. After a few months on the market, One Drop has today released new findings and is reporting …

Diabetes

IBM predicts 5 life-changing innovations in the next 5 years

IBM researchers revealed their five big predictions for innovations that will change our lives in the next five years. Dubbed IBM 5 in 5, the predictions were culled from more than 3,000 researchers across 12 labs on six continents.<p>These predictions focus on the future of artificial intelligence …

Thousands More Patients Will Soon Be Able to Use IBM's Watson to Fight Cancer

IBM (ibm) Watson is teaming up with Quest Diagnostics (dgx) in a significant expansion of its ongoing cancer genomic sequencing and precision …

Digital Health

IBM Is Counting on Its Bet on Watson, and Paying Big Money for It

Watson, can you grow into a multibillion-dollar business and become the engine of IBM’s resurgence?<p>IBM is betting its future that the answer is yes. Its campaign to commercialize Watson, the company’s version of artificial intelligence technology, stands out, even during the current A.I. frenzy in …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM Watson is now fluent in nine languages (and counting)

<i>“Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.”</i><p>Memorably spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, these were the first words ever heard through a telephone. …

Language Learning

IBM to pour $200 million into Watson Internet of Things A.I. business in Munich

IBM said today that it will invest $200 million in a new global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things business in Munich Germany. The move is part of the strategy of combining Watson — the supercomputer that beat the world’s best human Jeopardy player — with the Internet of Things (IoT), …

IBM is launching a regtech subsidiary

Software giant IBM has announced that it is acquiring major financial consultancy Promontory Financial Group, which specializes in compliance, according to Finextra and The Wall Street Journal.<p>IBM plans to combine Promontory's compliance expertise with Watson's cognitive computing, or AI, …

Administrative Law

Google's iOS app now lets you lock incognito searches behind Touch ID

Google will now let you privately search the web in its core app on iOS. The ability to search in incognito mode is being added in an update to the Google app that's coming out today.<p>But the more interesting part of the update isn't incognito mode on its own — private searches are already available …

Google

Inside Apple And IBM’s App Making Machine

This is how the (unlikely) partnership actually works, as told by the people from both companies who manage it every day.<p>On a July day in 2014 some people from IBM and Apple got together in a room at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California to start work on their recently announced business app …

Apps

3 tips for taking faster screenshots in Windows 10

The default method of taking screenshots in Windows 10 is clunky. Use these tips to take faster and more precise screenshots without the need for an overpriced app.<p>Using Windows, you'd think taking screenshots is simple. There is a button dedicated to this on almost every keyboard called the <b>Print</b> …

Software

Apple's kid-friendly iPad coding app arrives tomorrow

There are lots of initiatives to teach kids how to code, including ventures from Google, Minecraft and even the Star Wars franchise. However, with Swift Playground, Apple is actually prepping kids for a potential career at, well, Apple. The company has announced that the app, based on the Swift …

IBM's Watson AI saved a woman from leukemia

IBM's Watson has done everything from winning at <i>Jeopardy</i> to cooking exotic meals, but it appears to have accomplished its greatest feat yet: saving a life. University of Tokyo doctors report that the artificial intelligence diagnosed a 60-year-old woman's rare form of leukemia that had been …