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Job automation will hurt women first but will ultimately hurt men more

In late 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that automation and other new technology could mean that 375 million people around the world will need to change occupations to avoid being completely put out of work by machines. Many more millions of people will in some way be displaced by …

Automation

As cryptominers eye Quebec, forest companies see opportunity

MONTREAL (Reuters) - At least two Canadian forestry companies are reviewing offers by cryptocurrency miners who want to lease excess mill space in Quebec, a province where electricity prices are among the lowest in North America.<p>Resolute Forest Products (RFP.N) and Fortress Global Enterprises …

Canada

Amazon fulfillment centers don't boost employment, analysis finds

After analyzing data for counties in 25 states containing the centers, analysis found no increase in overall employment in the counties<p>States and cities have fallen over themselves to offer huge tax breaks to Amazon in the hope of securing one of the tech giant’s order fulfillment centers. But an …

Economic Policy Institute

China Lays Groundwork For Asian, World Lead In 3D Printing

A Shanghai engineering firm made news when it built 10 houses of 200 square meters apiece. The developer, Shanghai WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co., had used 3D printers to push out the concrete-only structures for just $4,800 apiece, the 3D printing news organization 3ders.org reports.<p>It …

3D Printing

China has a supermarket unlike anything in the US — and it has 2 major advantages over Amazon Go

The biggest e-commerce company in China, Alibaba, is growing a chain of cashless supermarkets unlike anything in the US. The chain, called Hema, will double its locations in China to nearly 60 this year.<p>Shoppers use their phones to pay for food at Hema, much like at Amazon's new cashierless stores, …

eCommerce

A robot bartender served me drinks — and while it's a cool gimmick, it won't be stealing jobs any time soon

A robot is serving you drinks ...<p>This is not the beginning of a pub joke. On a recent vacation aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, my bartender was a bionic arm that compliantly took my order and shook up a cocktail.<p>Cruise line Royal Caribbean has started experimenting on several of its ships …

Alcohol

This Robot Will Brew Your Coffee and Serve You for $3

"Sawyer" debuted at Henna Cafe in Tokyo's business and shopping district<p>(TOKYO) — Japan has a new cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and …

Coffee

Researchers Propose New Version of Scalable Blockchain Alternative

Yonatan Sompolinsky and Dr. Aviv Zohar, researchers of BlockDAG protocol, released a paper this week on a new, more scalable Blockchain alternative …

Blockchain

This Timelapse of Canada’s Landscapes Spans 3,400 Miles and 54,000 Photos

Here’s a new timelapse video that captures the epic beauty of Canada’s vast landscapes. Photographer and filmmaker Florian Nick of Stuttgart, …

Photography

You Can Bootstrap Your Startup From an Excel Spreadsheet With This Founder's 'Agile Financing' Model

But don't just adopt the spreadsheet model. Adopt the focus on profits and smart investments.<p>Pini Yakuel is the co-founder of Optimove, an AI-driven relationship management platform that lets brands like 800-Flowers, Adore Me and Freshly divide their customer base into micro-segments and send them …

Small Business

So you're thinking about investing in Bitcoin? Don't

A collective insanity has sprouted around the new field of ‘cryptocurrencies’, causing an irrational gold rush. I know you’re tempted, but don’t be a fool<p>I’ve been watching this bitcoin situation for a few years, assuming it would just blow over.<p>But a collective insanity has sprouted around the new …

Job Cannabis Digital Advertising Sales

Cannabis Digital Advertising Sales Full-Time<p>Details<p>An exciting Denver based startup Leafoftheweek.com and OnDenver.com is looking to bring on a key …

What Bitcoin’s “80% Mined” Landmark Means for Cryptocurrency’s Price

The cryptocurrency has hit a major milestone.<p>Filed Under Blockchain & Cryptocurrency<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox …

This Wireless Charger Is Perfect for Photographers

And it's on sale for 25 percent off.<p>We're surrounded by numerous devices that require regular charging, which inevitably means we rely on a sea of various chargers and messy cables that add a spectacular amount of clutter to our lives.<p>But wireless charging can fix things, and this Power Lens Qi …

Tech Trends

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

Black cabs will soon be mapping London to help pave the way for self-driving cars

A network of “high-definition crowdsourced maps” will be created, detailing streets and infrastructure<p>London cabbies will soon be taking to the …

PAVE

12 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer and Storyteller

My favorite book is always the one I’m reading now. I get vested in the story, in the characters, in the voice of the writer.<p>The last few pages can …

Books

E-waste recycling is about to get as advanced as your iPhone

Almost all of the work the consumer-electronics industry puts into products covers the design, manufacturing and use phases. The end of life of …

27 genius under-$100 ideas for an instant home upgrade

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ask Alexa or Google Assistant to turn your lights on and bring new color to your room. Philips Hue Facebook<p>We're all for the "new year, …

Urban Outfitters

HTC's Most Important CES Announcement Isn't the New Vive Pro Headset

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, HTC unveiled a new headset as part of its Vive virtual-reality line. The Vive Pro isn't an entirely new …

If you want to be smarter, build in an hour of daily contemplation

The word “genius” is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it’s often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius—and we should—but it’s about time we stopped …

Creativity

Softwear: How an Underground Fashion Label for Nerds Got Cool

It’s 12:21 pm on a Tuesday, and the new coat from Outlier is going live.<p>For the obsessed fans of this technically minded menswear house, Tuesday …

How to Do a Photo Shoot from Start to Finish, From Planning to Editing

Photographers Rachel and Daniel of Mango Street have released a 5-part video tutorial series that teaches how to plan a shoot, find a suitable …

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

Total market capitalization for cryptocurrencies has surged 400% in just 60 days, while Bitcoin has mostly stayed flat since December.<p>The emerging …

Learn what it takes to be the next cryptocurrency millionaire

Well, we all knew the Bitcoin bull market wouldn’t keep exploding at that crazy rate forever, right? But here’s the thing about the cryptocurrency’s much-publicized market plunge last month from a value near $20,000 down to under $14,000…it’s already rallying back.<p>Meanwhile, Ripple, the world’s …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck By Taking These 4 Approaches (and It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that is why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly plays its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

World Bank issues warnings on interest rates and inflation

After better than expected growth in the global economy, Bank says financial markets are vulnerable to unforeseen negative news<p>Financial markets are complacent about the risks of sharply higher interest rates that could be triggered by better than expected growth in the global economy this year, …

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Blockchain

Toyota Joins With Uber and Amazon to Find Its Self-Driving Future

From a Las Vegas stage today, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda asked an audience to imagine how the future of mobility could transform Burning Man. Then he put …

Pizza Hut

Online graphic design startup Canva is now worth $1 billion

Canva is Australia's first unicorn of 2018, after raising $40 million (AUD$50.9 million) to push the design startup's value over $1 billion.<p>Now …

Venture Capital