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How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

4 reasons you need a VPN app on your phone

We’re not trying to alarm you here, but PSI: your privacy is under attack. Keep peeping eyes from your browsing history with this handy VPN app.<p>The …

I just coded my first AI algorithm, and oh boy, it felt good

I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first …

Commerzbank, other banks join UBS and IBM trade finance blockchain | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Commerzbank AG (CBKG.DE), Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO), Erste Group Bank AG (ERST.VI) and CaixaBank SA (CABK.MC) have joined an initiative launched by UBS Group AG (UBSG.S) and IBM Corp (IBM.N) aimed at building blockchain-based technology to support trade finance transactions.<p>A …

Blockchain

Blockchain could fix a key problem in China’s food industry: the fear of food made in China

Behind every food item being sold, there’s a story to tell. In China, where food scares are common, many consumers are particularly anxious to hear it.<p>With that in mind, a Chinese e-commerce company has made it possible for customers to look at a detailed history of their steaks—from when the cow …

Blockchain

People are raising hundreds of millions selling digital coins online — it's either the future of funding or a 'bubble'

Over half a billion dollars has been raised through so-called "Initial Coin Offerings" (ICOs) since the start of the year, according to Richard Kastelein, a partner at the Cryptoassets Design Group, a company that helps launch ICOs.<p>It's an incredible amount considering that ICOs were unheard of …

MIT researchers make new graphene discovery - CNN Style

Written by Nicola Davison, CNN<p>It has been 15 years since the discovery of graphene, an ultra-thin sheet of carbon that is thought to be the strongest material on the planet.<p>Although graphene is much stronger than steel, turning it into a useful material for architecture has so far proved tricky. …

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What reporter Will Ockenden's metadata reveals about his life

We published ABC reporter Will Ockenden's metadata in full and asked you to analyse it. Here's what you got right — and wrong.<p>After releasing Will …

Foldable Transparent Carport Protects and Shows Off Prized Vehicles

For those who want the protection of a garage but can't accommodate one, the GazeBox offers a fantastic solution. It's a foldable carport that's made with special anti-UV polycarbonate panels to guard against the elements like the sun, hail, and rain. But, that doesn't mean that a proud owner can't …

Managers in the Digital Age Need to Stay Human

The technological advances of the digital age have allowed the global workforce to be better connected, more collaborative, and have greater personal impact than ever before. More information is immediately available, through more channels, than at any time in history. Clearly, workplaces are now …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …