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Bitcoin dev warns Lightning Network is vulnerable to DoS attacks

Bitcoin maximalists have long counted on the Lightning Network and its off-chain transaction solution to fix the network’s increasing scaling issues and exorbitant transfer costs – but it seems this dream might not be as close to reality as the blockchain community wishes.<p>Bitcoin Core developer …

There’s a $799 hack-proof smartphone designed to keep your cryptocurrencies safe

A smartphone designed to keep cryptocurrencies like bitcoin safe was unveiled on Tuesday.<p>German cybersecurity firm Sikur launched the $799 SIKURPhone …

Cryptocurrency

Websites That Pay Users With Blockchain Aim to Disrupt Facebook

David Kadavy used to post on Facebook without expecting to get paid. Then blockchain came along.<p>After stumbling onto a new corner of the internet …

Cryptocurrency

Here Is Why Bitcoin Could Double, Or Triple By The End Of This Year

Bitcoin has been on a wild rollercoaster ride over the past few months.<p>After dropping by 75% from recent highs Bitcoin nearly doubled, is now trading …

Meet the Robot Microsoft Used to Film the Beautiful Surface Studio Launch Ad

The release of Microsoft’s Surface Studio desktop made a big splash with the photo community, not least of all because of the stunning launch video …

Cracking the Crackpot Vote

How do you win over true believers (in extraterrestrials) in an election this crazy?<p>The 2016 election is dividing the nation against itself: husbands against wives, nephews against angry drunk uncles, Republicans against Republicans, and UFO believer against UFO believer. While one might think …

Paranormal

Texas oil? So dated — solar and wind energy are taking over the Longhorn State

<b>Wind turbines at a wind farm in Colorado City, Texas, January 21, 2016. (Getty/Spencer Platt)</b><p>Texas is looking to remain America’s energy hub in the renewable era by pioneering wind and solar production<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 25, 2016 8:36pm (UTC)<p>Could Texas, a state synonymous with Big Oil, wind up …

Renewable Energy

The Boy Who Woke Up From a Coma Speaking a Whole New Language

You may have heard of foreign-accent syndrome, a rare and mysterious condition in which someone suffers a brain injury and suddenly — true to the …

Language

Japanese Billionaire Who Can Do No Wrong Sets Sights on VR

Naruatsu Baba, the 38-year old billionaire and founder of mobile game developer Colopl Inc. breaks the mold of your typical Japanese executive: he's …

Virtual Reality

Five GIS Projects That Are Changing The Way We Understand Racism

Within the fields of history and journalism, the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) has greatly changed the way we visualize, understand, and analyze racial bias within the United States and the globe. Maps have always been a way that we were able to conceptualize the topography of our …

University of Iowa

What Do You Call Leaders Without Followers? You Call Them Leaders

Sometimes leadership can be a very lonely walk.<p>In 2015, during his tumultuous tenure as Speaker of the House, Ohio congressman John Boehner left us with this thought on leadership:<p>"A leader without followers is simply a man taking a walk."<p>In that one quote, John Boehner:<p>Demonstrated why so many …

Machine Learning is About to Turn the Marketing World Upside Down

<i>Steven Wong is CMO and Derek Slater is content director at Ready State, a digital-marketing agency in San Francisco</i><p>Scene: It’s 2017, and your CEO calls you in. She asks about your market segmentation—you have five personas, based on demographic data. Then she hands you a report from the data …

University opens without any teachers

<b>A university without any teachers has opened in California this month.</b><p>It's called 42 - the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.<p>The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train …

Pedagogy

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Universal Design

When we design an application, we want it to be so intuitive that anyone could use it. But who do we mean when we say “anyone?” While a good design …

UX Design