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What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

Blockchain

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

4 Great Lessons in Failure from the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Failure is inherent in business and entrepreneurship. In fact, many entrepreneurs consider failure to be a natural stepping stone to success. They celebrate failure, because they've learned firsthand that our mistakes are our greatest sources of learning.<p>Here are 4 lessons about failure and making …

Self-improvement

Could Humans Ever Regenerate a Limb?

If you cut the leg off a salamander, it grows back. Humans, however, can't manage the trick. The reasons are far from simple, and to some extent are …

Cell Biology

Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

Some call it eliminating distractions. Some call it <i>flow</i>. Tuning out of your immediate surroundings has been shown to increase focus on internal …

Soundtracks

Security | The Next Web

All stories in Security<p>Here's how to find out if your employer can spy on your Slack conversations<p>Slack caused a bit of a panic last week when it warned users of updates that could allow employers to access and download ...<p>Bryan Clark<p>26 of the 115 most popular VPNs are secretly keeping tabs on you<p>A …

Black Mirror

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Personal Finance

Elon Musk Just Launched Neuralink - A Venture to Merge The Human Brain With AI

This is really happening.<p>Elon Musk has already launched a new company dedicated to linking human brains with computers, <i>The Wall Street Journal's</i> …

Elon Musk
Spices

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

Quantum Mechanics

The big news: NASA announces breakthrough discovery of seven exoplanets, and 9 other top stories

In other headlines: Phase 4 of the UP elections have begun, and three soldiers and a civilian were killed in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s …

Frozen phone? Cosmic rays could be to blame

Next time your smartphone freezes, think twice before cursing the shoddy workmanship of the phone manufacturer under your breath. The culprit might …

Particles

This site shows you all of someone’s public information on Facebook

A Belgian ethical hacker created an online tool that helps you find all the information available on someone’s public Facebook account—even the …

Ethical Hacking

The Moon illusion: why our lunar satellite appears larger when low in the sky

Nasa timed its largest batch of 1,285 new exoplanet discoveries rather well in May. Coinciding with the historic transit of Mercury, the passage of this tiny world across the face of our Sun mirrors a primary technique used when hunting exoplanets.<p>If a star’s light dips by a tiny amount, a planet …

The future of column-oriented data processing with Arrow and Parquet - Strata + Hadoop World in London 2016

In pursuit of speed and efficiency, big data processing is continuing its logical evolution toward columnar execution. Julien Le Dem offers a glimpse …

15 Tech gadgets you'll wish you owned during a power outage or natural disaster

Like it or not, we are growing more dependent on our mobile devices with everyday that passes. At 35 years old, I am old enough to remember how to …

Gear & Gadgets

How a 15-year-old discovered an ancient city

<b>What was your biggest achievement at the age of 15? Well, a Canadian teenager may have outshone the experts after discovering a lost Mayan city. William Gadoury, from Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, made the discovery by comparing star charts with satellite images. The new city, discovered in a</b> …

Archaeology

This may sting: Google's new patent describes a smart lens injected right into your eyeball

Forget Sony’s planned smart contact lenses, Google has just filed a patent for a smart device that would be injected directly into your …

Google Glass

IoT Research Report & Ecosystem on Internet of Things

Business Insider<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is picking up speed and it will change how we live, work, and entertain ourselves in a million ways big and small.<p>From agriculture to defense, retail to healthcare, everything is going to be impacted by the growing ability of businesses, …

Internet of Things

Big Data: Will We Soon No Longer Need Data Scientists?

The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk.<p>Data scientists have been called “unicorns” because finding the right person with the right set of skills — including coding, statistics, machine learning, …

Big Data

SpaceX Undercuts ULA to Win Rocket Launch Contract With U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force will save 40% by buying a GPS satellite launch from Elon Musk’s SpaceX compared with what United Launch Alliance has been …

Space Travel