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Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Skillful Speech: Think Before You Talk

Years ago, when I began traveling the Buddha’s path, I was surprised by the emphasis placed on the practice of skillful speech. The Buddha considered …

7 books you must read to be a real software developer

Congratulations on finishing your four-year computer science degree in two years with no actual practical software development experience or …

Programming

The 10 Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair

Add some extra thickness where you need it most.<p>Suddenly seeing a new patch of sparse hairs where there used to be many is never fun. Luckily, there are a few key ways to keep your hair looking full. And it all starts with a shampoo that promotes volume and thickness. Here are 10 of the best to get …

Hair Care

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly sent whatever you wrote or drew over to your paired device -- …

Note-Taking

10 Popular Mushroom Recipes to Make Right Now

Mushrooms are a severely underrated vegetable. They're often hiding in the background, playing the supporting role instead of having their time in …

Cooking

Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, …

Project Management

Goldman clients are giving Cadre $250 million to pour into commercial real estate

Cadre, a three-year-old, New York-based online platform helping accredited investors delve into commercial real estate deals in what it claims is a far more transparent way, has received a big vote of confidence from Goldman Sachs.<p>According to CEO Ryan Williams, Goldman’s private wealth clients are …

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

Oxford researchers say it's okay to grant your kids more screen time

If you’re concerned about your children spending too much time on their devices, or fretting about how you’ll keep them off their phones long enough to develop into well-adjusted adults, a new study suggest you may not have to worry too much.<p>After speaking with parents of kids aged two to five in …

U.S. pot industry: High tech, high finance, and high times

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google’s Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million in business.<p>Now, he begins his day in a small Toronto office, building a cannabis brand that sells fancy smoking accessories such as vaporizers and bongs that cost up …

Cannabis

How Do You Prepare Your Kids For Entrepreneurship? Teach Them These 5 Lessons | Inc.com

It's hard for me to say if I would be the entrepreneur I am today, had I not tried my hand at selling cookies door to door when I was 4 years old, or held the responsibility of running the neighborhood paper route.<p>In fact, my first real entrepreneurial invention was a pencil holder made out of …

Kids

Voice, AI, Mobile Dominate Search As IoT Hits $800B In 2017

Marketers are not preparing for a world where mobile, voice and local search, as well as the reliance on intelligent agents like chatbots, change …

The Amazing Way GE Is Combining Big Data And Electrons To Create 'The Internet of Energy'

The global energy industry is facing disruption as it transitions from fossils to renewables (and occasionally back again). Its challenges include balancing growing demand in developing nations with the need for sustainability, and predicting the effect of extreme weather conditions on supply and …

Internet of Things

This Simple Ancient Japanese Technique Can Relieve Stress and Anxiety in Under 10 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

What’s Better in the Classroom—Teacher or Machine?

‘Edtech’ is attracting investors, but some parents prefer traditional teaching methods<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Last fall, the public school district here in Silicon Valley’s epicenter ditched its conventional sixth-grade math curriculum for a course that relied on software.<p>Behind the new program, …

Bill Gates

13 books ambitious entrepreneurs are reading

How the Brain Processes Language on Acid Is a Trip

A new study found that LSD's activation of semantic pathways has implications for creativity and psychedelic therapy.<p>The Beatles' <i>Revolver</i>. Steve Jobs' innovations in developing Apple. A Canadian architect's quest to design an "ideal mental hospital".<p>Lysergic acid diethylamide, colloquially known as …

This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana

BELMONT — Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a …

Cannabis

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your …

The Carthaginians (Peoples of the Ancient World) (Review) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Review<p>by Mark Cartwright<br>published on 05 July 2016<p><b>Rating:</b> <b><br>Audience:</b> University<b><br>Difficulty:</b> Easy<p><b>An excellent short book expertly covering the history and</b> …

An absolute beginner’s guide to machine learning, deep learning, and AI

Meet Samantha. She’s your friendly assistant from 2025. She sorts your mail, sets up your meetings, and orders groceries. She paints and writes …

Salesforce and Microsoft Tighten Ties. Again.

Salesforce, which has been talking up its new alliance with cloud buddy Amazon a lot of late, is back to remind the world that it’s also pals with …

Here are all the crazy-advanced robots built by Google's Boston Dynamics group

Boston Dynamics, a robot group born out of MIT and currently owned by Google, makes absolutely incredible robots.<p>From giant dog robots to ones resembling humans, these are definitely the most advanced robots we've ever seen.<p>Here's Boston Dynamics' wild robots:

Drone Data Sparks a New Industrial Revolution

<b>From airplane inspection to agricultural mapping, the increasing availability of drones and the information they can provide is changing how</b> …

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

Investing

50 years on: How credit cards changed our relationship with money

<b>Fifty years ago this week Barclaycard issued the first credit cards in the UK.</b><p>Half a century on, consumers are used to a range of convenient ways to pay, but back in 1966 there was a feeling of change when people tried to brandish their exciting new plastic cards.<p>"When it arrived I didn't really …