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Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

These are the best signature sandwiches in all 50 states (and DC)

51 signature winning sandwiches<p>Over the course of a year, 10Best and Sandwich America teamed up to find the best sandwich in each U.S. state and …

Cooking

13 ordering secrets Starbucks employees won't tell you

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Travel

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

San Francisco

Apple's New FaceID Might Make It Easier For Police To Access Your iPhone X

Apple revealed its new FaceID today in the Steve Jobs theater on its campus in Cupertino, California. Law enforcement officials who have had trouble unlocking Apple phones in the past must be salivating at the news.<p>While in one way FaceID is more secure than the company’s TouchID, which uses your …

Mobile Technology

Billions of Bluetooth devices could get hit by this attack

More than 5 billion devices are vulnerable to a "highly infectious" malware attack. Go ahead, blame the internet of things.<p>More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company.<p>If you're not keeping count, …

Innovation

Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency

Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal.<p>In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon, T-Mobile U.S., Sprint and AT&T and asking them to transfer control of a …

Virtual Reality

Bitcoin's meteoric rise is costing some investors billions

The meteoric rise of bitcoin is rippling through financial markets, and not everyone is enjoying the ride.<p>The scorching-hot cryptocurrency has tentacles that stretch into many different parts of the investment landscape, and some traders are finding out the hard way how much influence it can …

Cryptocurrency

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Privacy

Google’s powerful job search tool is going live today

Google is rolling out new features that will make it easier for jobseekers to connect with employers, straight from the search page.<p>Here’s how it works. Jobseekers can simply type queries like “jobs near me” or “retail jobs” in the search box and Google will return a list of available positions. It …

Employment

The ICO is a revolutionary new way to get funded, and everyone wants in

A few days ago, a startup called Bancor raised around $153 million in two hours and twenty-five minutes.<p>The ICO, short for initial coin offering, …

Intel Puts Microsoft And Qualcomm On Notice Regarding Windows 10 X86 Emulation On Snapdragon Devices

There are two kinds of passive-aggressive – the regular kind and the all lawyered-up and ready for battle kind. Intel, it appears, is taking the latter tact in expressing its sincere concerns over Microsoft and Qualcomm’s all-too cozy relationship to bring Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 devices …

Windows 10

UBS: Here are the 10 stocks that are set to explode much higher

In a note to clients circulated May 12, UBS equity research highlighted the bank's top stock picks for the second half of 2017.<p>"We asked this of all UBS Analysts in North America. Their responses are collected here, to provide you with a snapshot of our highest conviction Buy-rated investment ideas …

First Cannabis ETF Hits Market and Rises Sharply in Initial Trading

Marijuana is likely to be legal throughout Canada next year and the markets are eager to get in on the ground floor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Canada continues to trail blaze when it comes to legal marijuana, with national legalization on the table in 2017 and even …

NYU student goes undercover at Chinese iPhone factory

Toiling 12 hours a day on an Apple assembly line is a terrible way to spend a summer break. That didn’t deter Dejian Zeng. Zeng, an NYU grad student, spent six weeks last year detailing the life of a Chinese worker at an iPhone factory, Pegatron, near Shanghai.<p>It’s not all bad — Chinese factories …

Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

Here's how Warren Buffett pays such a low tax rate

Capital gains: It's not "income" until you sell<p>Last year, Warren Buffett reported about $11.6 million in gross income on his tax return, and paid $1.85 million in federal income taxes. His 16% effective tax rate already sounds low, until you consider that his net worth increased by $12 <i>billion</i> in …

Here are 10 critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways

MOSCOW – Not everyone who has a quarrel with Russian President Vladimir Putin dies in violent or suspicious circumstances — far from it. But enough loud critics of Putin's policies have been murdered that Thursday's daylight shooting of a Russian who sought asylum in Ukraine has led to speculation …

Russia

Bitcoin is devaluing China’s currency but the country won’t do much about it

Bitcoin has had a volatile year, recently hitting a record high after recently losing a third of its value<p>It’s been a volatile year so far for bitcoin. The value of the cryptocurrency jumped 20 percent in the first trading week of the year to a record high of $1,161 per virtual coin. Its value then …

Russian spy ship spotted near Virginia

A Russian spy ship last seen off the coast of Connecticut was spotted late Wednesday steaming south -- and near the largest naval base in the world, where the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet is located.<p>The Viktor Leonov was spotted approximately 65 nautical miles northeast of Norfolk, Va., in …

China's Hedge Fund Elite Live in Their Own Private Village

Nestled between the Qiantang River and Jade Emperor Hill, the village of Yuhuang Shannan feels a world removed from the surrounding metropolis of …

A Japanese drug giant and a tiny New York biotech are teaming up in an unprecedented way

In drug development, the typical trajectory for a small biotech company is to develop a drug, then find a big-pharma partner to help fund trials and get the drug onto the market if it gets approved.<p>But a partnership announced today is bucking that trend.<p>Japan's Takeda Pharmaceuticals is teaming up …

In a ‘man vs. machine’ poker contest, the machine is winning

A very interesting contest is taking place at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, where four of the world’s best poker players are playing against a machine. And as of now anyway, the machine is winning.<p>In this case the machine, named Libratus, is using artificial intelligence (AI) technology …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's new image compression tool uses 75% less bandwidth

HooliGoogle just released an image compression technology called RAISR (Rapid and Accurate Super Image Resolution) designed to save your precious data without sacrificing photo quality.<p>Claiming to use up to 75 percent less bandwidth, RAISR analyzes both low and high-quality versions of the same …

Do You Even Know How Bonds Work? Now’s the Time to Brush Up

Test your knowledge with our quiz.<p>Bonds have been in the news a lot lately: Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds have risen amid concerns that tax cuts …

The Trump conflicts of interest we can see are just the tip of the iceberg

The true possibility of corruption is essentially unlimited.<p>For all the stunning revelations we’ve seen about Donald Trump and his global business interests since the election, the larger and more troubling issue is what we don’t know. A magisterial six-byline New York Times investigation found 20 …

Interactive quiz: Do you really know what an ETF is?

If you’re reading this, you probably know something about exchange traded funds (ETFs)—a widely used investment product whose assets have grown tenfold over the last 20 years to over $3 trillion globally<b>.*</b> ETFs have a lot in common with a more familiar vehicle—mutual funds: both offer access to …

Investing

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

Alibaba’s Trojan Horse for Southeast Asia

Sheji Ho Contributor<p>Sheji Ho is the group CMO of aCommerce.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>11 trends that will shape Southeast Asian eCommerce in 2017<br>• 10 Trends That Will Shape Southeast Asian E-Commerce in 2016<p>It’s been several months since Alibaba’s blockbuster acquisition of Lazada, the leading …