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Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself.<p>But it’s there, hidden away, …

Bitcoin

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.<p>The droll …

'Take On Me' app turns your home into an '80s music video

A-ha's classic video for "Take On Me" was the result of painstaking effort -- it took 16 weeks to rotoscope the frames, creating that signature blend between the real and hand-drawn worlds. Now, however, you only need an iPhone to recreate the look yourself. Trixi Studios has shown off an augmented …

Augmented Reality

The stunning photographs of Irving Penn are some of the 20th century’s best

The master photographer has a new retrospective at the Met<p>When you spend 60 years making pictures every day, you get pretty damn good at it. Take …

Elon Musk says we need to regulate AI before it becomes a danger to humanity

Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to “summoning the demon,” and has warned time and time again that the technology poses an existential risk to humanity. At a gathering of US governors this weekend, he repeated these …

40 philosophies from famous marketers throughout history

I believe you can learn something from everyone — as long as you’re listening. We’re always building on the legacy and lessons of those who have come before us.<p>For marketers, this is quite a legacy indeed. Although the discipline of marketing only emerged in the 1900s, it builds on a foundation of …

Beyond AI: Human + Machine Collaboration For The Advancement Of Humankind

It seems like almost every day a new headline warns us that artificial intelligence (AI) will soon take over the world, or at the very least steal jobs. Even when AI is not in the news, Hollywood offers up a steady stream of entertainment that depicts a very near future in which life as we know it …

Why Digital Tech Is a Competitive Advantage for Small Businesses

Digital transformation offers an unparalleled opportunity for small and midsize companies to get bigger, more nimble and turn the tables on much larger competitors. When everything is digitized and tracked, businesses can work directly with suppliers and customers while improving control over their …

Why the year of VR glasses will morph into the decade of AR

Innovative new applications using virtual reality headsets are seemingly popping up everywhere these days, especially in the gaming, education, and entertainment arenas. While we will likely look back at 2016 as the year of VR, many industry observers believe augmented reality (AR) glasses may …

Google teaches kids to code with scenes from 'Wonder Woman'

Google has an interest in teaching kids how to code. After all, they're going to be the next generation of engineers and developers inventing and supporting Google's products. Yesterday, the tech giant announced that they'd teamed with Wonder Woman to inspire teen girls to learn coding.<p>Made with …

Google Play

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented …

Self-driving cars could create a massive new $7 trillion economy

The race to create self-driving cars is on—but what happens when they’re everywhere and nobody has to drive?<p>That could lead to a “passenger economy” …

Dutch households will use servers to heat their showers for free

A small trial for a clever idea<p>You know just from using a laptop that computers give off a lot of excess heat. For data centers containing tens of thousands of servers, this is a big problem, wasting energy and money. To try and mitigate this, companies have experimented with moving facilities to …

Tylko bags $3.1M to size up a bespoke furniture business

Bespoke shelves can sell themselves if you make it easy enough for buyers to be designers. That’s the conviction driving Warsaw-based Tylko, which just closed a €3 million (~$3.1 million) Series A round aiming to step up its app-based custom flat-pack furniture business with additional marketing …

Shazam turbocharges its music recognition app with new augmented reality platform for brands

Shazam, known for its eponymous music recognition app, has launched a new augmented reality (AR) platform for brands, artists, and users around the world.<p>Founded in 2000, Shazam offers a mobile app that lets you identify songs playing in the background by tapping a button. But it has long since …

The CIA's Leaked Hacking Code Names Are Silly as Hell

There isn’t much funny about the CIA’s covert hacking operations or the WikiLeaks dump that put thousands of documents about them on the internet on …

Experts think bitcoin's tech is the future of finance

Even if bitcoin fades into obscurity, finance experts believe that the technology behind it will live on and even change how financial services work. According to a study conducted by Swiss non-profit World Economic Forum, the blockchain, which is the public ledger that makes bitcoin transactions …

World Economic Forum

Unique asymmetrical home in the Netherlands takes a novel approach to sustainability

1/18<p>House as a Rock by Global Architects<p>Dutch firm Global Architects completed a modern dream villa that breaks from the traditional gabled …

How to Use JavaScript to Add Ecommerce to Any Website

If you’re familiar with Shopify Themes and the traditional workflow of building (and customizing) a Shopify store, you’ll know there’s a strong focus …

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Use 375,000 images from the Met however you want, for free

If you want to use images of paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like <i>Woman with a Parrot</i> by Gustave Courbet (above), you no longer have to worry about rights. All of the Met's approximately 375,000 public-domain artwork images are now available for free, unrestricted use. The new "Open …

Art

Scientists Are Building Bee-Like Drones to Fight the Coming Bee-Pocalypse

The bees are dying globally at an alarming rate. As we continue to come to grips with the problems of our dystopian future, it’s probably as good a …

Google Brain Cleans Up Low-Res Photos by Turning Everyone Into a Glitched Out Monster

The team at Google Brain has made an impressive breakthrough for increasing the resolution of images. They’ve managed to turn 8x8 grids of pixels …

Iceland's Latest Renewable Energy Project Is So Badass

Iceland, land of elves and shark meat delicacies, is proving to be far more inventive than the rest of us when it comes to new energy technologies. …

There's Something Very Strange Surrounding This Galaxy

Meet the Eye of Horus. It’s a newly discovered galaxy system that’s hiding something incredible in those fuzzy swirls of light circling it: a way of …

Universe

This insane video shows a scary world full of VR and AR

The rampant success of Pokémon Go has left many wondering whether the smash-hit mobile game is merely another passing fad or the harbinger of something much more momentous – the beginning of a widespread integration of augmented and virtual reality technologies into our daily lives.<p>If you too often …

This startup is bringing insurance to the developing world

British-based company MicroEnsure sells insurance in African and Asian markets where average incomes are less than $15 a day, only two per cent of …

Unique Bedroom Paint Ideas With Natural Theme Decor For Relaxing Using Jungle Style And Creative Flooring Waterfall Paint

Home » Bedroom » Tremendous Bedroom Painting Ideas with Two Colors » Unique Bedroom Paint Ideas With Natural Theme Decor For Relaxing Using Jungle …

Will indoor, vertical farming help us feed the planet — or hurt it?

How can we feed a population that’s growing on a planet that isn’t? Grow up!<p>Outdoors, an acre of land can grow an acre of lettuce. Indoors, an acre of building with plants stacked floor to ceiling can grow many acres of lettuce. Which is why, in cities around the country, entrepreneurs are turning …