Andrei Popov

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How blockchain can lead to better AI products

And there are just no shortcuts to finding a solution (hash) and thus defining a new block to be added to the chain. Add to these issues other things that can go wrong – power outages, network issues, hardware failure – and it is just no longer a profitable venture for individuals.<p><b>What is</b> …

Blockchain

Forget banks, in 2018 you'll pay through Amazon and Facebook

In 2018 the banks will concede customer mindshare to the GAFAMs (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft) and the BATs (Baidu, Alipay, Tencent). …

Thought Leadership

'Heed these words of warning:' Ethereum founder threatens to leave if the crypto community doesn't grow up

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, thinks crypto is heading in the wrong direction.<p>Buterin, 23, on Wednesday lamented the immaturity of communities across the cryptocurrency market. He said folks in the space should understand the difference between enacting positive change for society and …

Cryptocurrency

What Successful Digital Transformations Have in Common

Technological innovations have radically transformed the business landscape in many ways over the last two centuries, from the introduction of steam power to the market conquest of radial-ply tires. Research by McKinsey & Company and the McKinsey Global Institute shows that digitization is having …

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

The Next Pharmaceutical Revolution Could Be 3D Bioprinted

New kidneys from scratch.<p>Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, …

Spotify settles lawsuits, adds board members as it gets ready to go public

Spotify made a few moves this week that could put them in a better position to join the stock market.<p>On Thursday, it was revealed that the company added four people to its board of directors. The music streaming startup has brought on former Disney COO Tom Staggs; Padmasree Warrior, a Cisco vet who …

Women in Tech

The top unicorns are overvalued

Aner Ravon Contributor<p>Aner Ravon is chief insight officer and co-founder at Zirra.<p>The hot air around young and savvy tech startups is not going anywhere, despite dark prophecies that saw 2016 as the “winter is coming” year.<p>Snapchat and Airbnb are warming up on the sidelines of an IPO, BuzzFeed, …

Venture Capital

Forget touchscreens, this smartphone concept wants to use holograms

Your future smartphone could be entirely voice activated, displaying your text messages and other info with holograms. At least, that's the idea …

Hybrid cars can save fuel through nature-like algorithms

Plug-in hybrid cars aren't as efficient as they could be. While starting in a pure electric mode is good for relatively short trips, it actually hurts your fuel economy if you have to switch to the gas engine. Science may have a solution, though, and it's taking its cue from nature. University of …

Bots_alive kit imbues toy robots with charming, lifelike AI

There was no shortage of gadgets at CES, and there will be no shortage at Toy Fair next month, of robots and gadgets promising artificial intelligence — and generally falling short. But a more modest approach from an actual AI researcher has produced a clever and accessible way to create lifelike …

The five finalists in Google’s private-sector race to the moon have 341 days to launch…and counting

Five teams now have until the end of the year to launch spacecraft to the moon in search of the $20 million first-place Google Lunar X-Prize.<p>The X-Prize foundation confirmed today that five teams from around the world demonstrated serious plans to launch in 2017 by the beginning of the year and …

Space Exploration

Apple will finally let developers respond to App Store reviews

Apple is finally going to give its developers a way to respond to customer reviews on its App Store and Mac App Store – a feature that’s long been available to Android developers on Google Play, much to the chagrin of the Apple developer community. According to developer documentation for the iOS …

Netflix launches new documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design with a stellar lineup

Netflix will premier a new original documentary series, <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i>, that introduces the work and creative process of eight leading …

Airport Immigration Check Using Facial Recognition? Passports To Be Replaced With New Technology In Australia By 2019-2020

Australia’s international airports are in the process of automating 90 percent of air traveler processing by 2020 by implementing facial recognition …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Experiment confirms that quantum mechanics scoffs at our local reality

The last loopholes for determinism squeezed out in latest work.<p>Our day-to-day reality is deterministic; things happen in specific locations and in a …

Quantum Physics

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The World’s First $9 Computer Does Everything That Your Expensive Model Can Do

Chip is a bona fide Kickstarter hit. But the tiny computer’s implications go far beyond the novelty of a cheap computer.<p>Over the years, a number of ultra-cheap computers have popped up–in fact, a $169 computer for the developing world, called Endless, was announced just last month. But nothing out …

Raspberry Pi

Switzerland is a banking capital. But a Bitcoin capital?

Switzerland has long been home to some of the world’s biggest banks. Now it’s home to a major player in Bitcoin, the upstart digital currency.<p>Xapo, a …

This video camera is powered by light

No, you haven't stumbled across an internet video from 1997 -- that's the output of one of the cleverest cameras you'll see in a while. Columbia University researchers have developed a self-powered camera whose pixels both record light and turn it into electricity. The trick is the use of …

Boeing has patented a 'Star Wars'-style force field

It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn't about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a vehicle, and then quickly heats up the air or water between the vehicle and the blast. The heat creates a plasma shield that is more dense …

Articles about cutting edge design made possible 3 d printing on Dwell.com - Dwell

Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders...<p>The disruptive technology is ready for a closeup, with Print the Legend, a new documentary film on 3D printing premiering this...<p>Believed to be the first house printed …

3D Printing

Street Art That Only Appears When It Rains

Now this is a fun idea we can get behind! Instead of sulking because it's raining outside, why not discover some hidden street art? Seattle, a city that's known for its rain, is now the place where you can find this rain-activated art, or what creator Peregrine Church calls “rainworks.” Using …

Streetwear

These USB Cables Link Together Without A Hub To Share One Port

Every year, USB ports get scarcer in laptops that grow thinner. The problem is, we still have a ton of devices to plug in, from our phones to our thumb drives to our fitness bands.<p>Historically, that has meant you have to carry around some bulky multiport hub. But a new product called InfiniteUSB, …

Why We Need A Haptic Design Language For Wearables

Better haptic design could turn smartwatches into silent universal communicators, says Immersion’s VP of UX Chris Ullrich.<p>There’s a disconnect between what wearables can be and what they currently are, says Chris Ullrich, who heads up user experience at Immersion, a firm known for its haptic …

How to Make Great Coffee | The Art of Manliness

Few rituals in my life are as consistent or as enjoyable as slowly and meticulously brewing my wife and I fresh coffee every morning. While most …

Duet Display App Half-Price (Do Yourself a Favor and Buy It!)

Let me start by saying Duet Display is the most expensive app I've ever bought (on sale for $7.99), but is worth every penny. <b>Duet Display</b> is on sale because it's featured in the App Store this week under the productivity section. So, since I'm a sucker for productivity apps (maybe it's the illusion …

Apps

Microsoft did a smart thing by bringing Windows 10 to a $35 PC

This is a quiet but important announcement that shows just how much Microsoft has changed under Satya Nadella.<p>Raspberry Pi is a hugely popular little PC — it's really just a tiny circuit board with a main processor (a CPU), a bunch of memory, and the plugs that let you hook it up to input/output …

An Epilepsy Tracker So Beautiful, It Could Be Sold In An Apple Store

Meet the Embrace, an utterly gorgeous smartwatch that saves lives.<p>Wearables are getting smarter. Once considered little more than glorified pedometers, the wearables coming out of 2015 are going to be considerably more powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they might save lives.<p>That’s what the …