Carlos Lizarraga Rodrigo

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Battery storage: The next disruptive technology in the power sector

Low-cost storage could transform the power landscape. The implications are profound.<p><b>Storage prices are dropping</b> much faster than anyone expected, due …

10 things you didn’t know about Europe’s tech scene

The first thing to understand about the European tech scene is that there is no European tech scene. The “European” scene is a collection of startup hubs that have sprung up in the capitals of European countries and that are more or less isolated — most have very limited interaction with other …

The War on Cash

Several months ago I stayed in an offbeat Amsterdam hotel that brewed its own beer but refused to accept cash for it. Instead, they forced me to use …

Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC

Privacy advocates warn feds about surreptitious cross-device tracking.<p>Privacy advocates are warning federal authorities of a new threat that uses …

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs and Reshape the Economy by 2025

I have spent quite a bit of time lately thinking about autonomous cars, and I wanted to summarize my current thoughts and predictions. Most people – …

Popcorn Time For Music Has Arrived!

Last month, news of an upcoming piece of music software began to cause waves in the media.<p>Cleverly marketed as the Popcorn Time for music, Aurous …

RIAA Sues 'Popcorn Time for Music'

Last Saturday saw the first public release of Aurous, a music player that taps into a library of pirated music.<p>Speaking with TorrentFreak, founder …

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5 Major Ways Freelancers Will Change The Economy By 2040

The 9-to-5 job is dying. But what will an increasingly independent workforce mean for the economy?<p>Traditional work is dying.<p>By 2040, the American economy will be “scarcely recognizable,” according to a new report published by the Roosevelt Institute and the Kauffman Foundation.<p>We’ve seen glimpses …

Fear of Russia Drives High-Voltage Power Projects in the Baltics

Former Soviet Union satellites such as Ukraine, Georgia, and the three Baltic states—Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia—rely heavily on Russian energy, a …

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6 reasons why exercise can supercharge your productivity

Starbucks President Michelle Gass wakes up at 4:30 a.m. every morning to run. <i>Vogue</i> editor Anna Wintour is on the tennis court by 6:00 a.m. every morning before work. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, frequently starts his day with a morning run.<p>What do these highly successful people know …

Samsung's SmartThings announces new hub, sensors and premium subscription service

The focus of Samsung's CES 2015 keynote was the Internet of Things (a phrase we promise not to use again in this article), so it's no surprise that …

Home Automation

How Bitcoin can win the Media War

Reasons for the negative news coverage, suggestions how the community can improve public perception and an ambitious documentary project<p>In March 2014 …

Mayors of Atlanta and New Orleans: Uber Will Beat the Taxi Industry

But first, both men agree, the company faces 15-round fights in cities across America.<p>The car service Uber is fighting in cities all over America to end the regulatory capture enjoyed by the taxicab industry. According to the mayors of Atlanta and New Orleans, they're going to win–but not before …

Job hunting is a matter of Big Data, not how you perform at an interview

How do we end up in the jobs we end up in? And why did we miss those opportunities we had set our hearts on? If most of us look back, the reality is likely to be as fraught with chance as any other aspect of our biography. Our working lives are essentially fictive constructs, born out of the …

How I lost my $50,000 Twitter username

Stealing info from Paypal & GoDaddy took just a minor bit of social engineering.<p>This article originally appeared on Medium.com: How I Lost My $50,000 …

Booth Babes Don’t Work

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Spencer Chen (@spencerchen), head of marketing and growth at Frontback. Previously led market development for Mixpanel, Appcelerator, Huddle, and a bunch of old-school enterprise companies.</i><p>This past week Las Vegas played host to the annual CES conference and …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Companies That Work Better Without Bosses

Alexis Gonzales-Black doesn't have a job title. If she did, she'd have to get rid of it. At online shoe and apparel retailer Zappos, her job is to …

BitTorrent Sync supera los dos millones de usuarios

<b>BitTorrent Sync</b> se ha situado como uno de los servicios de sincronización de archivos más interesantes de los últimos tiempos, y su popularidad está …

The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors And Power Plants

Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday in August. After the celebration had died down, the Houston resident heard an unfamiliar voice coming from his daughter’s room; the person was telling his sleeping 2-year-old, “Wake up, you little slut.” When Gilbert rushed …

Why Stocks Are Undoubtedly Experiencing A Massive Bubble

In the five years since the Crash of 2008, U.S. stocks have been in an inexorable bull market that not even the Eurozone crisis, the U.S. debt downgrade, the Fiscal Cliff, rising levels of poverty, and this past summer’s bond and emerging market plunge could put an end to. After a half-decade of …

The Battle For The Connected Home Is Heating Up

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of</i> <i></i><i>FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter at @mattturck.</i><p>Almost 15 years ago, a friend of mine at McKinsey spent a few nights writing a document called “The Battle for the Home”. The thesis at the time was that with broadband, the home PC was …

Encrypt the Web Report: Who's Doing What

Forward Secrecy at Twitter

As part of our continuing effort to keep our users’ information as secure as possible, we’re happy to announce that we recently enabled forward …

Securing your private messages with cryptography apps and services for iOS and OS X

Sending secure messages, know also as cryptography, has been a part of our collective history for thousands of years. At its most basic, a key is …

Apple’s claim that iCloud can store passwords “only locally” seems to be false

iCloud Keychain is supposed to use the cloud. Why would Apple claim otherwise?<p>An Apple support document describing the company's new iCloud Keychain …

What American Universities Can Learn From The Cooperative Mondragon University

This unique college in the Spanish countryside has cut out the middlemen–career administrators–and gives the faculty more dignity than they usually have at U.S. schools today.<p>For American college students, the biggest problem with higher education is how much it costs. But the faculty who spend …

Control Your House From Your Smartphone With Revolv for iOS

As futuristic as it may still sound, syncing up your home's appliances and controlling them with your mobile device is science fact, not science …

Video isn’t breaking the internet: The industry giants are

The web can’t handle video, goes the common refrain. For example, Comcast (S CMCSK) estimates that if people wanted to watch the television content …