Eric Boughman

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Can’t Do the 7-Minute Workout? Neither Can I

It’s been four years since researchers from the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute in Orlando first published a series of 12 exercises that became a fitness craze known as the 7-Minute Workout.<p>After the workout was first reported in The New York Times, dozens of 7-Minute Workout apps and …

Workouts

Could This Quaint Country Be the Next Capital for Startup Entrepreneurs?

One country hit very hard by the economic crisis a decade ago is rebounding in a big way--and entrepreneurs should take notice.<p>I recently returned from a long visit to Iceland, where I have been consulting and mentoring businesses, entrepreneurs, and students for the past three years. It is worth …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon Alexa recording ‘bug’ shows how little we actually know about our smart home gadgets

Yesterday, the news cycle worked overtime to first bring us the story of how an Amazon Echo secretly sent recordings of a couple’s conversations to a …

AI Has a Big Privacy Problem and Europe's New Data Protection Law Is About to Expose It

“Artificial intelligence” technology is on a roll these days, but it’s about to hit a major blockage: Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation …

Machine Learning

Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell - MIT Technology Review

Since last year I’ve had a smart speaker in my living room—an Echo Dot. My family uses it mostly to ask Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, to play …

SEC launches spoof cryptocurrency ICO scam website

The US agency's eerie Initial Coin Offering domain is designed to educate investors about the risks of ICOs.<p>SEC has launched a spoof Initial Coin …

America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts

“I just love having everything paid for up front,” says Renee Pagnani, who has vacationed at the same all-inclusive resort for six years in a row. …

Researchers just proved why it's so scary that digital assistants are always listening

As if we needed more reasons to be freaked out by increasingly powerful digital assistants, there's a new nightmare scenario: The music you listen to …

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

South Park

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

Gear & Gadgets

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Spying

Chicago police see less violent crime after using predictive code

Law enforcement has been trying predictive policing software for a while now, but how well does it work when it's put to a tough test? Potentially very well, according to Chicago police. The city's 7th District police report that their use of predictive algorithms helped reduce the number of …

Crime

WannaCry Hackers Are Using This Swiss Company To Launder $142,000 Bitcoin Ransoms

Remember those pesky WannaCry ransomware hackers? They’re starting to shift their bitcoin around and <i>Forbes</i> has learned they’re using a Swiss cryptocurrency exchange called ShapeShift to do it.<p>WannaCry infected as many as 200,000 computers when it broke out in May, locking up systems and demanding …

Cybersecurity

7 apps that won't make your kids dumber

Smart apps for your smartphone.<p>BrainPop uses animated movies, games, and quizzes to teach children subjects ranging from science and math to arts and music. In the science category, kids can choose subjects as broad as the nature of the universe or zoom into specifics like Dolly, the first cloned …

Apps

Small Companies Have a Big Retirement Problem

Thinking about taking a job at a small company? Don’t expect a good retirement plan.<p>At companies with fewer than 50 workers, not even half the …

GOLDMAN SACHS: 13 stocks that could explode

Goldman ranked US stocks that possess the most upside potential, based on the percent difference between the stocks' current prices and Goldman's target price.<p>According to the firm's ranking, shares of Mylan, the US pharmaceutical company, have the most upside potential followed by Range Resources, …

The future is a decentralized internet

Blockchain technology is quickly expanding beyond bitcoin. While many proponents of bitcoin see the blockchain as no more than competition for existing payment methods or gold, I believe blockchain technology is the harbinger of things the world has never before seen.<p>In a world with many …

Blockchain

Cloud Vendors, The Great Disruptors, Face Disruption From Blockchain

Over the past seven years or so, an emerging generation of cloud companies turned the tech industry on its head. Now, these cloud companies face their own disruption — courtesy of blockchain technology. Unless these providers develop offerings that leverage blockchain, they may see a new generation …

Blockchain

Number26 is now a true bank as it now has a full banking license

Berlin-based startup Number26 is trying to reinvent the bank. This might sound crazy, and that’s why the startup has processed step by step. After partnering with Wirecard for the banking back end, attracting 200,000 users and raising tens of millions of dollars, the company now has a full banking …

Startups

Digital currency Steem soars 1,000% in value in two weeks

Currency behind social media website Steemit, in which users are rewarded or paid based number of ‘thumbs up’, has rocketed to more than $150m in value<p>Steem, the digital currency behind the new social media website Steemit, soared more than 1,000% in value on Tuesday to more than $150m, two weeks …

Social Media

What Wall Street’s Obsession With Blockchain Means for the Future of Banking

<i>Howard Yu</i> <i>is professor of strategic management and innovation at IMD. He specializes in technological innovation, strategic transformation and change</i> …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

It’s Official, the Age of Dairy is Over! Vegan Cheese Revolution is Here

It’s happening, folks. Environmentally sustainable, plant-based foods are finally breaking out from their cozy spot in the small business world and …

General Mills

Video shows Hillary Clinton 'lying for 13 minutes'

A YouTube video entitled "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight" has been viewed more than seven million times on the internet.<p>The video shows Mrs Clinton changing her positions on a variety of issues including Wall Street, healthcare, trade deals, and same sex marriage<p>Mrs Clinton, the …

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

Yoga

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

How to make a natural energy smoothie that is basically nature's Red Bull

Candice Kumai is a chef, wellness journalist and the author of "Clean Green Drinks: 100+ Cleansing Recipes to Renew & Restore Your Body and Mind." She invited the INSIDER team over to her New York City kitchen to share her recipe for a matcha green tea love smoothie — which helps with mental focus …

25 fun, affordable places to retire around the world

Retirement means more than golf and gardening for an increasing number of Americans looking for fun outdoor activities, international adventures and cutting-edge cuisine later in life.<p>And while there are countries, cities and states that offer more affordability for retirees, the best place to …

Japan considers making bitcoin a legal currency

Proposed changes would bring bitcoin, dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies under definition of currency<p>Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic party is planning to propose legal changes that would define bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as currencies.<p>The changes would mean bitcoin could be more …

Democratic Party