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What Blockchain Can’t Do

Blockchain technology has the potential to do amazing things. It can provide an immutable, digital audit trail of transactions, and can be used to cheaply verify the integrity of data. It can help businesses and individuals agree, on a global scale, about the true state of affairs within a market …

Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

It was man 1, machine 1 in the first live, public debate between an artificial intelligence system developed by IBM and two human debaters.<p>The AI, called Project Debater, appeared on stage in a packed conference room at IBM’s San Francisco office embodied in a 6ft tall black panel with a blue, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook

Liz Carlson forked over $70 for a “heavyweight cotton” hoodie after seeing an enticing ad on Facebook that claimed it had “the softest interior we’ve ever created.”<p>“I love hoodies, so when I saw that ad, it spoke right to my heart,” said Ms. Carlson, a 32-year-old in Oakland, Calif.<p>The ad was from …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Look Out, Amazon, Here Comes Google

I’m a huge Amazon fan. It is one of my very favorite companies to write about and buy from. It is arguably the most convenient and easiest company on the planet to do business with. Its customer service is a force to be reckoned with, and its thirst to be innovative has changed the retail world, as …

eCommerce

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0.Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case …

eCommerce

This Way of Selling Online is the Future of Retail (and It's Often Overlooked)

If you want a quick way to scale and test products, this is your best bet.<p>The Internet has revolutionized shopping. Customers can now purchase whatever they'd like with a simple click of a button or tap of the finger. Most purchases now come from online retailers rather than brick-and-mortar …

Neural Redis

<i>Machine learning is like highschool sex. Everyone says they do it, nobody really does, and no one knows what it actually is.</i> -- @Mikettownsend.<p>Neural …

Deep Learning

Latest Blockchain Trends to Watch Out For in 2018

Many experts believe that we are truly in the fourth digital revolution. Technology has become smarter by several degrees of magnitude in a …

The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive In 2018: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM

With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic.<p>I had the chance to speak to Bret Greenstein, VP of IBM’s Watson IoT Consumer Business, who highlighted four key trends. …

Internet of Things

The death of net neutrality could be the end of Bitcoin

FCC head Ajit Pai has always been the scumbag hiding in plain sight. While his weasel-like nature may have never been in question, this week’s sneak attack on net neutrality put to bed any doubt. After assuming his final form as Satan, Pai effectively killed the internet as we know it while we …

Brick-and-Mortar Resorts to Legal Fine Print in Guerrilla War on Amazon and Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market met a new foe this summer during talks to lease a top retail space in a San Francisco mall: the Target next door.<p>As City Center …

Target adds a GiftNow button and will offer free shipping during the holidays

Target Corp. is making an online sales pitch to consumers ahead of the holiday shopping season.<p>Target, No. 20 in the Internet Retailer 2017 Top 500, …

Amazon Key tries to address the biggest problem with ecommerce

Amazon is a modern marvel. No other company in history has made the complexity of finding, buying, and shipping seem so simple. It can get just about …

Retail game-changers: Millennial and Gen Z shoppers are brick-and-mortar’s essential future

Millennials and Gen Z will be a potent force this holiday season. Contributor Davor Sutija believes technologies that create digital, personal …

For the first time, more people will do their holiday shopping on mobile than on desktop

Revenue is catching up.<p>If you visit a U.S. retailer’s website this holiday season, you’re most likely to do so on a mobile device.<p>More than half of visits to shopping sites — 54 percent — will come from smartphones and tablets, surpassing desktop computers for the first time, according to Adobe …

Technology Trends Changing eCommerce in 2018

49<p>5<p>Shares 54<p>Last updated on June 9th, 2018 at 12:43 pm<p>I still remember my first computer. I’d wait patiently and eagerly for my big, bulky desktop to …

At Platform LA, Future Malls Are Experience Buffets

We sat down with Platform founder and CEO Joey Miller to discuss how the retail space is delivering experiential pop-ups, installations and culinary …

Blockchain Will Be the Foundation of Trust in the Metaverse

<i>“Virtual worlds are going to be one of the first killer apps for blockchains and perhaps the deepest users of them.” – Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder,</i> …

Virtual Reality

CERT: These emerging technologies bring new risks

CERT updates its list of potentially worrisome innovations.<p>Emerging technologies are finding their way into everyday life as they mature and gain …

Applying human-centered design to emerging technologies

VR, AR, and digital assistant present exciting opportunities for the future, but how can we ensure we’re designing for what people really want?<p><i>By</i></i> …

Why design for experience? Because designing isn’t the only thing that designers do

Experience Design has become one of those annoying business terms that is grossly overused and widely misunderstood.<p>As luck would have it, I won the …

UX Design

Google’s new Go-playing AI learns fast, and even thrashed its former self

Just last year Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo took the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by storm, showing that a computer program could beat the …

Fringe technologies are swiftly moving to the mainstream – and businesses need to be ready

Cutting-edge technology can sometimes seem remote to business leaders.<p>Something for boffins in lab coats or tech wizards in flip-flops, not for the …

Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is 'sabotage', says industry

New iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra will stop ads following Safari users, prompting open letter claiming Apple is destroying internet’s economic model<p>For the second time in as many years, internet advertisers are facing unprecedented disruption to their business model thanks to a new feature in a …

Mobile Devices

Bloomberg, WSJ Covered Exio Coin, But Didn't Notice It Plagiarized From Hot Token Tezos

As initial coin offerings have picked up pace and investors have continued to throw money at new projects, the number of scams in the space has proliferated.<p>Many of them are simply the same ol’ phishing thefts of yore — links where sans serif lower case L’s have been replaced by capital I’s and …

Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov

Sex scandals, rows over terrorism, fears for its impact on social policy: the backlash against Big Tech has begun. Where will it end?<p>Just a decade ago, Silicon Valley pitched itself as a savvy ambassador of a newer, cooler, more humane kind of capitalism. It quickly became the darling of the elite, …