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How to Stop Pirate Bay and Other Sites From Hijacking Your CPU to Mine Cryptocoins

This past weekend, the popular torrenting site The Pirate Bay caught some flack for testing out a new system that used visitors’ CPU power to …

Scientists have inserted a GIF of a horse into living bacteria — did your brain just explode?

In a new study published in Nature, a group of scientists at Harvard have successfully stored a GIF— yes, like a moving meme — into live bacteria (<i>E. coli</i> to be specific).<p>It’s a weird idea, but scientists have actually been using the genetic wondertool known as CRISPR or “clustered regularly …

7 Credibility-Boosting Phrases to Include in Your Next Presentation

These easily remembered phrases help you keep your presentation focused on what's important to your audience.<p>Based upon the presentations I've seen, most people seem to think you can create credibility by talking about how your company has the "highest quality," or by using some other self-serving …

Here's Warren Buffett's 4-Point Strategy to Beat the Stock Market

You can apply these moves to your own portfolio.<p>Over the past couple of years, the market has been rather unpredictable. For example, who would have …

Why everyone is cracking down on Airbnb

In 2013, the new owners of a four-unit Spanish-style building in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Fairfax evicted their tenants. The residents, some of whom had lived there for decades, had been paying between $1,600 and $2,600 a month.<p>A few weeks later, the same apartments popped up on Airbnb. The …

Bill Gates Recommends These 9 Books to Make You a Better Entrepreneur and a Better Person

One of the giants of the last century opens up on what to read to get ahead.<p>It is rare that we have the opportunity to peer into the minds of titans, to follow along as they expand their knowledge and refine their way of thinking. With most, we are limited to the books they write and their public …

Hillary Clinton Just Delivered a Profound Economic Speech

<i>Foroohar is an assistant managing editor at TIME and the magazine’s economics columnist. She’s the author of</i> Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance …

Who's funding the US cannabis industry?

<b>Webb Garrison wants to start his own cannabis business. He doesn't have any industry experience and he's only just building up his knowledge of the complicated regulations that govern the sector.</b><p>What he does have is a ready investor - his mum.<p>To get a better handle on the industry Webb and his …

How to Read People Like an FBI Agent

Wouldn’t it be great if we could tell if someone was lying to us?<p>Research shows that within five minutes of meeting someone, we can often evaluate …

Meet the Startups Trying to Make the Tech Industry Less of a White Boys' Club

<i>This piece was originally published on Uncubed.</i><p>Every month, it seems, a big tech company releases a diversity report with dismal results. And nearly …

LPs are feeling the pressure of startups not finding exits

All the energy for venture funds flows from LPs — the money goes from LPs to partners at funds, which in turn invest in startups. But since the number of IPOs and exits has started to dry up, the pressure is starting to rise on LPs, and Venture Investment Associates’ Chris Douvos knows it. And he …

Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane burns out and sells assets

“Why do you need money from me when you have every great investor on earth?” That’s the question that caused Backplane to buckle under the weight of its own early buzz. Lady Gaga’s social network builder startup has run out of money, gone out of business and sold its assets to a group of previous …

The best young adult (YA) books of 2016

<b>The best YA books of 2016 is selected by Martin Chilton and Rebecca Hawkes. The list is in order of when the novels were reviewed. Updated weekly.</b><p>1: TOM ELLEN AND LUCY IVISON: NEVER EVERS (CHICKEN HOUSE)<p>Never Evers is a dual-narrative book, just like Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison's engaging first book,</b> …

Richard Engel Offers 10 Predictions for 2016

World<p>ISTANBUL — It's been a rough year.<p>ISIS erupted across the world, making even al Qaeda look tame. Syria got so bad that millions decided to leave and walk to Europe. Libya collapsed. The war in Afghanistan got longer. Terrorists rampaged in Paris, twice.<p>There were bright moments too, but they …

6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

<i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016.</i><p><i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his</i> …

8 things that will (probably) happen in tech in 2016

Read The Telegraph technology team's predictions for the year ahead, including drones, robots, driverless cars and virtual reality<p>Virtual reality goes truly mainstream<p><b>Rhiannon Williams:</b> Momentum has been building for years, but 2016 is the year that virtual reality will truly take off. …

5 Things to Watch For in 3D Printing in 2016

What is 3D printing good for?<p>That’s a question that’s become increasingly relevant in 2015, as the majesty of showing off 3D-printed trinkets has …

What 2016 Will Hold for Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Other Tech Giants

The world's most successful technology companies use the platform business model. Here are 5 trends we see impacting both established and new platform companies in 2016.<p><i>This is a guest post by Applico Principal Greg Battle.</i><p><b>1. Facebook Famous</b><p>Facebook's app constellation strategy has gotten a lot of …

4 LinkedIn Content Marketing Tactics Worth Investing Time In [Infographic] | LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog

Creating exemplary and relevant content seems to be the talk of the marketing town recently. But how effective is great content if it's not seen by …

The first photos from inside Elon Musk's sleek new Tesla Gigafactory, which will be three times the size of Central Park

When finished, it'll be the world's second-largest building by volume — three times the size of New York's Central Park.<p>While there have been drone videos of the factory's exterior, photographers haven't been allowed inside the Gigafactory.<p>That's not for lack of trying — one Reno photojournalist …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Renters in Denver, Boulder renew leases at one of lowest rates in U.S.

Metro Denver and Boulder apartment renters are facing some of the highest rent increases and renewing their leases at one of the lowest rates in the …

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Anne crawled out of bed in her North Las Vegas house around 10 p.m. and started to get ready for her shift.<p>She pulled her chestnut hair into a bun …

We're entering a recession, but not a 'recession' recession

Corporate America is entering a profit recession.<p>In the third quarter, earnings are expected to decline 5.1%, according to FactSet.<p>And after an earnings decline in the second quarter, this will mark the first time S&P 500 profitability has fallen in back-to-back quarters since 2009. Of course, this …

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

Real estate agents may be colluding to rip you off

Navigating the real estate market can be tough for the average joe, but you might be surprised to find that economists find it confounding too.<p>The …