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Meet The Sisters Tackling Cryptocurrency's Crazy Carbon Footprint With Green Power

What could possibly be hotter for investors right now than a startup providing people with the computing power necessary to profit from cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum?<p>And what if that startup uses eco-friendly hydropower, rather than dirty coal-fired power stations, to cool the …

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The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry

Hugh Harsono Contributor<p>Hugh Harsono is a former financial analyst currently serving as a U.S. Army Officer.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices<br>• Indonesia will be Asia’s next biggest e-commerce market<p>Cryptocurrencies are constantly …

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

How to remove brown stains from sheet pans — with stuff you already own

No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have brown, burnt-on residue coating the sides.<p>But we don't have to resign ourselves to this fate — there's a simple two-ingredient …

How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

Want to get rich? 5 foolproof ways to build wealth

Here’s a question with an easy answer: Want to get rich?<p>Even if you’re not the type to chase wealth, you’d probably say yes to financial comfort. That feeling of not having to think about money — or the more typical reality, stress over it — is what we’re all really after.<p>Whether you ever get to …

Retirement

SEO Is Simpler Than You Think. 5 Things Every Beginner Needs to Know to Get It Right | Inc.com

As a non-tech founder, I understand the resistance that comes with doing anything that makes you feel stupid. For me, that includes web design, HTML, and search engine optimization (SEO). This was particularly embarrassing since SEO is one of the most foundational digital marketing tools in the …

Digital Marketing

Relax, people, Microsoft Paint isn’t dead or dying, it’s just being relocated

As the PC and mobile tech world continue to evolve at a crazy pace, even if we’ve grown accustomed to complaining about lack of “true” innovation, …

This YouTube-certified extension gives you all the tools you need to build a growing online viewership

If you’ve ever wanted to become a YouTube star, you need to do more than stand in front of a camera and press record. Properly presenting your content is just as important as the video itself, so get some help with an all-inclusive helper like TubeBuddy.<p>Right now, you can get a lifetime …

Aubrey de Grey Interviewed by Ray Kurzweil

Source: Singularity Videos<br>Read more:<br>– Aubrey de Grey<br>– Ray Kurzweil<br>– Longevity<br>– Immortality<br>– The Future of Medicine<br>– Regenerative Medicine<br>– Genetics …

9 International Locations To Retire and Live Better

As U.S. costs of living continue to climb, many who are nearing retirement age are looking abroad to plan their golden years. And it’s not a bad …

Tax-Smart Moves When Selling Real Estate

<b>Updated March 2017</b> — If you jumped into real estate at the bottom of the market around 2008, or if you've been holding onto an asset even longer, you …

11 Smart Ways to Invest $100,000 with Confidence

A cool $100,000 hits your checking account. Good day.<p>Before you go bananas and buy a Tesla with automatic lane-changing capabilities, please take a …

YouTube exec explains what makes a video go viral

This was way back in 2009: A quirky video called JK Wedding Entrance Dance went so viral that the hit TV show "The Office" parodied it in one of its most popular episodes (you know, the one where Jim and Pam finally got married).<p>Since then, YouTube's relationship with mass media has completely …

Try Apple's Swift language in IBM's online sandbox

Apple recently announced that it has open sourced its Swift programming language that lets developers code software for iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS. You can now try it for yourself without installing anything, thanks to IBM.<p>The company has launched a Web-based Swift sandbox where you can write code …

Kano OS empowers kids to create the future on $5 Pi Zero

We love Kano. We’ve talked about the computer kit, — a DIY collection that allows children to take a nuts and bolts approach to building and operating a PC — and just over a week ago, the screen kit, an HD LCD screen that that kids can build themselves.<p>Now, the London-based startup has done it …

Google’s Cloud Vision API brings deeper understanding to apps, robots and drones

Google is at the forefront of machine learning, and has already brought some of its AI-powered technology to apps like Gmail and Search. It’s also keen to get its tools in to the hands of developers and recently made Tensorflow machine open source. As part of that focus on giving developers the …

Udemy has a piracy problem and it's relying on users to figure it out

What would you do if you saw someone had copied one your projects entirely and just removed your name? And even worse, what would you do if this person was then making money from your work?<p>Well, that’s exactly what’s happened to Troy Hunt, a security expert and author, who regularly posts courses …

12 Tips For Training Like An Army Soldier

With a little hard work, you too can make the cut. Find out more at goarmy.com.<p>Consult with a medical professional to decide what exercise is safe and healthy for you.

Stop neighbors from stealing your Internet

You're ready to stream the latest episode of your favorite show. The popcorn smell permeates the room, you're settled in your favorite spot and everything is perfect. When you fire up Netflix, frustration sets in. The video is fuzzy and keeps pausing.<p>Perhaps your Internet connection hit a temporary …

Surf Report: Students, these free apps make the grade

You don't need to be an A-student to appreciate the thousands of educational apps available for smartphones, tablets and other digital devices – and covering a wide range of subjects, including Math, English, Science, and Social Studies.<p>Best of all, many are free.<p>While some app focus solely on a …

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

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Last Best Show: Richard Thompson Trio at the Wilbur

When was the last time you saw an opening act get a standing ovation? It doesn't happen often. But last night at the Richard Thompson Trio show at …

The Logic Pros: How to create multi-layered synth patches & drum sounds with Track Stacks

<i>The Logic Pros is a new regular series exploring all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac/iOS devices. If there is any gear you would like us to take a closer hands-on look at, let us know in the comments section below or</i> <i>shoot us an email</i><i>.</i><p>In this week’s edition …

10 great Frank Lloyd Wright home tours

Although Frank Lloyd Wright died more than a half century ago, he remains one of the world's most popular architects. His work still has a distinct, modern style using natural materials and light, and harmonizing with nature. "He was way ahead of his time," says <b>Thomas Heinz</b>, author of the <i>Frank</i> …

Architecture

Stop advertisers from tracking you on Facebook

Online advertising is the price we pay to use most free websites and services. As a website owner myself, I know how important advertising is for supporting a site. I also know that while many people are fine with regular advertising, they aren't as comfortable with targeted advertising.<p>In case you …

The fall and rise of lawyers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The American legal profession has faced a tsunami of bad news since 2008. White-shoe, corporate law firms have faced waves of layoffs or even shuttered their doors. While the very top firms are rolling again, the 50 years of explosive growth that started in the 1960s are now a memory.<p>But at …

8 things you're still doing wrong with email

Whether you use email personally or professionally, you've probably relied on the convenient communication medium for like, 20 years.<p>But chances are you're still not using it correctly.<p>For example, you should know to "blind carbon copy" (BCC) many people you're emailing instead of revealing …

Code.org targets high school computer science

SAN FRANCISCO — Code.org is teaming up with College Board to push for more computer science courses in U.S. high schools and to increase the number of female and minority students taking those courses.<p>The new partnership will encourage high schools in 35 of the nation's largest districts, including …