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Device provides years of power through temperature swings

Eventually, you might not need a battery or a conspicuous external power source to keep a device running for years on end. A team at MIT has created a device that produces energy by exploiting the temperature swings that occur between day and night. Known as a thermal resonator, it uses a hybrid of …

Clean Energy

Blockchain engineers are in demand

Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. More than $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone. Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 job openings for every one …

Blockchain

J.D. Power dependability survey is out, but you shouldn't depend on it

Subaru ranks 26th? Does that make sense to you?<p>J.D. Power has just released its latest automotive dependability survey, which of course has usual suspects Buick and Lexus ranking high. Those are safe and solid findings, surely. But when you look a little closer, there are curiosities. Our Consumer …

Employee Engagement

Coinbase Releases Tool For Merchants to Accept Cryptocurrencies

It may become a whole lot easier to use cryptocurrencies for payments.<p>Digital-assets exchange Coinbase Inc. is releasing a service for merchants to …

Cryptocurrency

Why This CEO Started a Secret Company to Compete with His Existing One

A masterclass on creating the conditions for innovation from Freshbooks CEO Mike McDerment.<p>Eighteen months ago, FreshBooks CEO Mike McDerment did something that might blow your mind. In secrecy, he started a brand new company to compete with his existing one.<p>Finding Space to Experiment.<p>In my recent …

Business Strategy

Scientists invent ‘super wood’ that could replace steel

Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel with a cheaper, lighter and more renewable …

Engineering

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps

Crypto Rich and Paranoid: Threats Prompt Radical Security in Bitcoin Land

Cryptocurrency users who got rich in the run-up are now targets for robbers and kidnappers, not just hackers. That’s prompting a security overhaul.

Bitcoin

Here Are The Cars You Should Buy New Instead Of Used In 2018

I’ve never subscribed to the “always buy used cars” philosophy, but some folks are still convinced that due to depreciation, pre-owned models are the …

Honda

I Somehow Like These Custom-Bodied Mazda Miatas A Whole Lot More

It seems most of us err on the side of “no thanks” when it comes to Mazda Miatas re-bodied to look like classic Ford Mustangs. But the Miata is a …

Sports Cars

NVIDIA proves the cloud can replace a high-end gaming rig

A year ago, NVIDIA's GeForce Now game-streaming service let me play <i>The Witcher 3</i>, a notoriously demanding PC-only title, on a MacBook Air. This year, NVIDIA finally unveiled the Windows version of the service, and it was even more impressive. I was able to play <i>Rainbow Six: Siege</i> and <i>PlayerUnknown's</i> …

Computer Science

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Social Sciences

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

A startup that makes cannabis oil for vaping wants to be America's first $1 billion 'marijuana unicorn'

Cura Cannabis Solutions, a startup that makes marijuana oil for vape cartridges, wants to be the first US company in the cannabis industry to achieve elusive "unicorn" status with a billion dollar valuation.<p>"We've had a lot of nicknames. 'Unicorn' is definitely a new one," said Cura president and …

Cannabis

Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking

No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February, compared to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US. And as of today Robinhood will let all users track the price, news, and set up alerts on those …

Cryptocurrency

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Devs Release Long-Awaited Schnorr Paper for Scalability Gains

A new research paper focused on Schnorr multi-signatures and penned by several notable bitcoin developers has just been released.<p>Published on …

How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately

And the numbers keep climbing<p>For almost as long as I've been writing on the internet, I've been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to see what I wrote, because each …

What Is Gluon? Amazon and Microsoft Team Up to Stay Dominant in the Cloud Space

Google is betting big on artificial intelligence as the driver of next generation cloud technology. Microsoft and Amazon have been paying attention. …

What to do with a biting preschooler

<i>Q: My 3-year-old is increasingly willful and is having trouble listening and following directions. He’s also starting to bite when we tell him no. We’ve tried everything — getting down on his level and explaining calmly the behavior we want, having him repeat what we’ve asked, giving him positive</i> …

Parenting

Bitcoin's first block was mined 9 years ago today, the reward was 50BTC

It has been a wild run, but today marks precisely nine years since the cryptocurrency train took off: January 3, 2009 was the day when the Bitcoin blockchain network had its very first block mined – the primordial block #0.<p>The first-ever transaction was timestamped at 6:15PM (server time) and …

REVIEW: Nest's new $499 home security system is simple to install and made me feel a lot safer

As an extremely neurotic homeowner, I am always looking for new ways to keep my home safe and spy on my dog, to make sure he's not getting into mischief.<p>So I was extremely excited to try out the Nest Secure, the smart-home company's new $499 security system. Nest, one of Google's corporate …

Home Security

Goodbye Ethereum: Kik Plans to Move Its ICO Tokens to Stellar

Mobile messaging startup Kik is planning to shift its Kin token network from ethereum to Stellar, CEO Ted Livingston confirmed on Wednesday.<p>Speaking …

Best Tools for Web Designers to Use in 2018

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Mockups

7 cryptocurrencies to watch in 2018 if you’re on the hunt for the next bitcoin

A massive bubble? A passing fad? A scam?<p>Whatever the cynics out there want to call bitcoin, its BTCUSD, -1.61% insane rally continues to befuddle the …

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<b>CRESWELL, OR / ACCESSWIRE / December 6, 2017 /</b> One Gro Investment Group has launched a new product that provides cannabis consumers with a healthier …

How To Defrost Your Car Windshield In Less Than A Minute

If you live in a place where it snows for three or more months out of the year, you know that defrosting car windows is not just a slight …

Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

Data Science

Buying A New Car? Read This First

No single consumer purchase causes more headaches, more irritation and leads to more buyer's remorse than a car purchase. Nothing even comes close to it.<p>And with good reason: Car dealerships love fees and extras perhaps more than anyone else in the travel industry. They rarely tell the entire truth …

Blockchain Beach? Aruba Looks to Ethereum to Sustain Tourism

Aruba is looking to blockchain to take power from travel monopolies and keep tourism revenue on its sandy shores.<p>No small matter for the Caribbean …