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The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free

No ads, no in-app payments<p>AudioKit Synth One, a free and open-source iPad synth, is now available for download in the Apple App Store, developer Matthew Fecher has announced. The Synth One, which Fecher describes as “the largest free and open-source iOS music project in history,” is a …

Synthesizers

OpenPhone lets you get a business phone number with an app

Meet OpenPhone, a startup in the current Y Combinator batch. The company has been working on an app to make it easier to get and use a business phone number. You don’t need a second phone, you don’t need to get an expensive solution designed for big teams.<p>“Both my cofounder and I grew up in …

Apps

This AI helps find great startups before the world discovers them

Swedish VC firm EQT Ventures’ Motherbrain uses machine learning to identity unknown companies with big potential.<p>German startup AnyDesk was already cash-flow positive when the founders opened an email from Stockholm’s EQT Ventures. Anydesk’s founders weren’t looking for outside investment, but were …

Machine Learning

IBM’s Newest AI Can Probably Argue Better Than You

“Fighting technology means fighting human ingenuity,” an IBM software program admonished Israeli debating champion Dan Zafrir in San Francisco …

Artificial Intelligence

Why you should erase Alexa’s memory (and how to do it)

Alexa holds onto your previous searches and commands so she can serve you better. While this seems totally logical, there are a couple of times when you would want Alexa to just forget everything you've told her. Luckily, you can delete your history online or in the app without a whole lot of fuss. …

Smart Homes

Elon Musk's plans for Tesla keep getting weirder and it could put the company's future at risk

I was never a big DC Comics fan as a kid growing up in the 1970s — Marvel was more my bag — and among the reasons why was "Bizarro World," the deranged alternative universe inhabited by an inverted version of Superman. It was a little too much of a stunt for my pre-teen brain to deal with.<p>Ever …

Tesla

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

The 26 most valuable private tech companies in the world

Technology companies continue to be some of the most valuable private companies in the world, according to PitchBook's most recent list of the highest valuations of VC-backed companies.<p>Uber tops the list as of May 2018, but it's followed closely by its Chinese competitor, DiDi. In fact, there are a …

Finland offers free online Artificial Intelligence course to anyone, anywhere

Helsinki University and tech strategy firm Reaktor say they want to make Finland the world's most educated country in the field of artificial …

50 Blockchain Startups To Watch Out For: 50-21 | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

The last year has seen hype around blockchain reach fever pitch. It has moved beyond being seen as merely 'the technology underpinning Bitcoin' and …

Robinhood, the stock trading app loved by millennial investors and cryptocurrency traders, could soon be a $5.6 billion company

Popular zero-fee trading app Robinhood could be valued in excess of $5 billion dollars — a huge increase over its previous $1.3 billion valuation in 2017 — when it closes a fundraising round that's currently in the works, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The five-year-old company is finalizing …

Qarnot unveils a cryptocurrency heater for your home

French startup Qarnot unveiled a new computing heater specifically made for cryptocurrency mining. You’ve read that right, the QC1 is a heater for your home that features a passive computer inside. And this computer is optimized for mining.<p>While most people use laptops, back in the golden days of …

Computer Hardware

Venture Capital Will Change Dramatically in the Next Decade. Here's What You Need to Know

Some familiar names will likely lead the way.<p><i>How will venture capital change in the next decade? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p>In the world …

Venture Capital

MIT predicts 10 breakthrough technologies of 2018

The MIT Technology Review has released a list of technologies it believes will make the most impact over the next 12 months, including smarter …

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 …

4 Cryptocurrencies That Could Surpass Bitcoin

Could bitcoin's dominance as the world's largest digital currency by market cap soon come to an end?<p>Historically, the stock market has been the …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (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's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

Self-improvement

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Blockchain

The 11 biggest ICO fundraises of 2017

The fundraising method, first pioneered by Ethereum in 2014, was little used up to the start of this year but it has been widely taken up in 2017, eclipsing venture capital as a means of raising money for blockchain startups. Over $3.5 billion was raised through ICOs last year.<p>ICOs are where …

The best podcasts of 2017

Recode Radio Producer Eric Johnson shares his favorite episodes from Recode’s shows — and everyone else — in 2017.<p>As the producer of <b>Recode Radio</b>, I have had the unique privilege of being a fly on the wall for hundreds of riveting interviews on our weekly audio shows: <b>Recode Decode</b>, <b>Recode Media</b> and</b> …

Sexual Harassment

The best games for your new PS4

It’s never been a better time to buy into the PlayStation platform<p>So you’ve just unboxed that sleek new PlayStation 4 Slim, or perhaps you’ve now got your hands on a souped-up PS4 Pro ready to be plugged into an all-new 4K and HDR-equipped TV. But now is the slightly harder part: figuring out what …

These are the best apps for your new Mac of 2017

New Mac? Start here<p>Whether you’re unwrapping your first Mac, or getting an upgrade, you’ll need some apps for your new computer. We’re here to help, with some of our best picks to get you started.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day.</i> …

Bitcoin Billionaires May Have Found a Way to Cash Out

Major holders, most of whom have held for years and never sold, have expressed interest in doing similar trades.<p>Bitcoin did a lot of growing up in 2017, but there was one trade this week that could go a long way toward stabilizing the market for the cryptocurrency and further establish its …

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

The death of net neutrality could be the end of Bitcoin

FCC head Ajit Pai has always been the scumbag hiding in plain sight. While his weasel-like nature may have never been in question, this week’s sneak attack on net neutrality put to bed any doubt. After assuming his final form as Satan, Pai effectively killed the internet as we know it while we …

Telecoms

Litecoin founder Lee predicts future for bitcoin and his own runaway cryptocurrency

Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee wants people to stop fussing over the gravity-defying rally in the cryptocurrency.<p>"I would be happy if litecoin stays at …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Is The Total Opposite of a Ponzi Scheme — Here’s Why

<b>Bitcoin Is The Total Opposite of a Ponzi Scheme — Here’s Why</b><p>What is a ‘Ponzi Scheme’, you ask?<p><b>“A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investing scam</b> …

Kevin O'Leary explains one big thing people don't understand about bitcoin (but need to)

With the recent frenzy around the staggering rise in the price of bitcoin, which briefly reached a high of $19,340 trading on the Coinbase exchange …

Cryptocurrency