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Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Guitar

‘Alien’ manuscript from 15th-century decoded using AI

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.<p>Discovered in …

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Coinbase 101: How to Transfer Your Bitcoins & Ethereum into a Vault for Safekeeping

Sometimes, we're our own worst enemies. A lack of discipline when dealing with cryptocurrencies can lead to impulse buys and panic selling, and …

Bitcoin

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Octopuses are so clever, scientists missed a species right under their noses

Of all the animals kept in aquariums around the world, one always stands out. The jellyfish, the sharks, the skates, the giant sea bass, and the clownfish—they’re beautiful and often impressive, sure, but in the end, behind their glass enclosures, they’re basically moving wallpaper. There’s only …

Zoology

Look over your home with two wireless Yi Home Cameras for $40

You can't be everywhere at once, but this could help.<p>Right now, you can grab two Yi Wireless Home Cameras for just $40 total when you enter promo …

Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

<b>I’m hearing a lot about “bitcoin” and “blockchain.” What’s going on?</b><p>Let’s start with the basics. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency — a digital version of …

Bitcoin

Litecoin Has Outperformed Bitcoin in 2017, 8,000% Increase in Price

Litecoin has outperformed bitcoin in 2017, demonstrating a staggering 8,000 percent increase in price. While it still remains as the fifth largest …

Grammarly corrects writing mistakes and improves your style while typing for $70

From email applications to college essays — sometimes, spelling and punctuation really matter. Grammarly is a neat writing app and browser plugin that catches errors as you type. It can even detect plagiarism. Right now, one year of Grammarly Premium service is just <b>$69.99</b> (Orig. $140) at 9to5Toys …

Creative Writing

Luxurious eco-resort overlooks Sri Lankan’s most famous wildlife park

Sri Lanka’s most celebrated wildlife park is famous for leopards, elephants, and sloth bears—and now Yala National Park is also known for a stunning, …

A Cryptocurrency without a Blockchain Has Been Built to Outperform Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency on a hot streak—plenty of alternative currencies have enjoyed rallies alongside the Epic Bitcoin Bull Run of …

Report details where ISIS gets its weapons

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The majority of weapons used by ISIS since 2014 originated in China, Russia and Eastern Europe, according to a new report from a Belgian research group that studied the issue.<p>Conflict Armament Research deployed a team of field investigators across ISIS frontline positions in both …

CNN

How to check if someone's secretly using your Netflix account

Your Netflix is a personal space. What you watch, when you watch it, and how often you watch it can reveal a lot about you. The last thing you want …

Making Sense of Bitcoin and Its Wild Price Ride: QuickTake Q&A

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $19,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

Bitcoin

Differences Between CBOE and CME Futures Contracts (Simplified)

Differences Between CBOE and CME Futures Contracts (Simplified)<p>Bitcoin Futures Example<p>If I buy a CBOE Bitcoin Futures contract for $15,000 settled in …

Lightning: The Bitcoin Scaling Tech You Really Should Know

"What is bitcoin? Can I buy, like, pizza with it?"<p>Asked by sports blogger Dave Portnoy in his inaugural video as a bitcoin investor, the comment cuts …

10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a ten-episode global TV event, premiers March 2018 on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …

Nature

How blockchain will underpin the new trust economy

Over the next two years, enterprises are expected to ramp up their efforts to test blockchain technology as part of a new method of establishing …

Bitcoin mining explained: How does it work? Why does it use so much energy? Is there any way to fix it?

All eyes are on bitcoin at the moment.<p>The cryptocurrency has staged a meteoric rise in 2017 that has attracted new investors, but, for many, question …

What is Litecoin and Should I Buy It?

Litecoin (ticker: LTC) is a decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that was founded by Charles “Charlie” Lee (aka “@satoshilite” on Twitter).<p>Mr. …

Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain is Improving Business Operations

Credit: dencg/Shutterstock<p>Most people have heard about blockchain in tandem with bitcoin's rise as the flagship of cryptocurrencies. However, …

The Most Genius Home Hacks We Learned This Year

Let's just say, 2017 was good for our homes.<p>Improving one's home is a never-ending cycle. That's why people are constantly on the lookout for faster ways to wash dishes or smarter ways to fit more into their kitchen — and 2017 was no exception. These are the highlights of what we learned this year …

Hacking

Beyond Bitcoin. What’s the Next Big Cryptocurrency?

In 2017 alone, the price of a Bitcoin exploded from under $1,000 in January to more than $10,000 in early December, earning the top cryptocurrency a …

Blockchain Expert Explains the Concept to Five People of Varying Ages and Levels of Understanding

Bettina Warburg of Animal Ventures partnered with Wired to sit down to explain/discuss the concept of blockchain, the primary technology behind …

Bitcoin is an Economic Miracle: Cambridge Professor

Dr. Garrick Hileman, an economic historian at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics, explained in an interview with CNN that …

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Ethereum, patiently explained

Although ‘Bitcoin‘ and ‘Ethereum’ are terms that are often paired together, the reality is that they are vastly different. The only thing Ethereum shares with Bitcoin is that it’s a cryptoasset running on top of blockchain.<p>Instead of being just a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, Ethereum also has …

7 Bitcoin Experts Who Can Teach You About Crypto

Once you understand Bitcoin it's hard to forget about it.<p>Cryptocurrency is a complicated business. There's the blockchain and the forks and the coin offerings and the changing prices. There are government policies and mining technologies, exchanges and Chinese dealers. Something happens almost …

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudis must go back to religious roots

Veteran journalist Jamal Khashoggi says Saudi crown prince should stop treating the Muslim Brotherhood as an enemy.<p>A veteran Saudi journalist and political commentator has said if Saudi Arabia wants to confront Iran, it must go back to its proper religious roots as a revivalist Islamic Wahhabi …

How To Get Certified as a Bitcoin Expert

These days there are certainly more people who are unaware of bitcoin than there are those who are knowledgeable about it and digital currencies …