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Here's The Best Bang For Your Ticket Buck For All 30 Teams In MLB In 2017

Everyone likes to get the best bang for their buck. From purchasing a home or car, to that steal of a deal you found on Craigslist, getting a good deal is something everyone can relate to.<p>So too it is with sports. While many of us might be happy just to be at a game, what you <i>really</i> want is the best …

Watch This Scientist Literally Outrun A Deadly Volcanic Eruption

Pyroclastic flows are the most infamously deadly feature of volcanic eruptions. Lava may melt you, geothermal lakes may broil you, ash may choke you, and bombs may shoot through you, but pyroclastic flows are particularly nasty. In fact, they can literally make your head explode.<p>As I’ve outlined in …

This Japanese Entrepreneur Is Building The Satellite Infrastructure Of The Future

<b>This article is part of a profile series where I speak with space entrepreneurs and others connected to</b> <b>Asia to find out more about their businesses, and Asia’s role in the space technology sector. To read more, click here.</b><p><i>This profile features Yuya Nakamura, Founder and CEO of Axelspace . His</i> …

Chinese Fintechs Use Big Data To Give Credit Scores To The 'Unscorable'

What can you do in 52 seconds? Internet juggernaut Alibaba can generate RMB 1 billion in sales for its annual online shopping carnival. Last November 11, China’s so-called Singles’ Day, sales across Alibaba platforms reached new heights: RMB 120 billion, or $17.9 billion. Behind the dazzling …

From Porn Filter to Credit Rater

Shing Tao, CEO and chairman of a small Las Vegas company, Remark Holdings, sounds a bit cocky when he speaks of plunging into the huge Chinese fintech space: “Our data model is trained by the amount of data they [the fintech companies there] can never acquire. They no longer have to train their own …

ThinkGeek Almost Immediately Sells Out Of NES Classic Edition Restock

If you’re a retro gamer and fancy yourself a fast clicker, you just may be celebrating right now. If you were slow on the Nintendo uptake, some frustrated tears might be in order.<p>Earlier today, nerd culture emporium ThinkGeek posted a fresh batch of NES Classic Editions for sale on their site, …

Petya Ransomware Victims Can Now Recover Their Files For Free

Internet users who have fallen victims to the aggressive Petya ransomware attacks over the past year are in luck. There is now a free tool that will allow them to decrypt their files if they hang onto them since then.<p>Petya is a ransomware program that first appeared in March 2016. It surprised …

'Madden 18' Ratings: Leonard Fournette, Mitchell Trubisky And Others Guess Their Ratings

Every year EA Sports delivers a video that features members of the year’s NFL rookie class guessing their opening season Madden ratings.<p>This year, the rookies have been given emoji stickers to express their feelings about their ratings and the result is a pretty entertaining piece.<p>New York Giants …

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Musk And Zuckerberg Square-Off Over Risks Of AI But One Of Them Has Far More Experience

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is generally a pretty mild-mannered guy but words from the young and almost always opinionated Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, may have gotten Musk’s hackles up, and for good reason. In a recent Facebook live video stream, while Zuck smoked meats on his backyard grill and …

This Chinese Company Is Trying To Build The World's Leading Blockchain Platform

China is increasingly becoming a fintech Blockchain innovator, competing with other Blockchain platforms the world over for better security and easier usability. Originally developed for using Bitcoin, Blockchains now go beyond digital currencies, providing a decentralized digital ledger which can …

Pop Culture Startups Shine At San Diego Comic-Con

While much of the spotlight was on the big entertainment giants at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, the pop culture and fandom space is teeming with entrepreneurial activity as startups tap into fan enthusiasm for content, merchandise and social engagement. All through the massive exhibit hall and …

Why The Company Putting 'Chip' Implants In Employees Isn't Starting A Trend

Over the past week, news of Wisconsin company Three Square Market (32M) offering to implant its employees with a RFID microchip the size of a grain of rice has quickly gone viral. The chip functions as an NFC-powered multi-purpose key / credit card / identification tool that the company sees as the …

How Enterprises Are Using Chatbots In The Remote Hiring Process

The growing remote workforce is formidable, with 40 million of the U.S. workforce choosing to work independently, and 70% of millennials preferring to work outside the office. Recruiters and hiring managers are still largely working in the equivalent of the stone age, using manual methods to …

Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Review: Charge Your Smartphone 70+ Times, Or Plug In Your Fridge

Summer is the time of year when I start thinking about portable power packs.<p>I always used to carry a big, portable unit on camping trips –it weighed a ton, but its lead acid-battery held enough power to charge a laptop. Then I graduated to handheld power packs with Li-ion batteries. They were the …

Why India May Not See Driverless Cars Anytime Soon

Driverless cars have been touted as the next big thing in the automobile space for a while now. Big money is being pumped into their development and experts have estimated that there will be 10 million self-driving cars on the road by 2020, with one in four cars being self-driving by 2030.<p>Not in …

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iRobot: Yet Another Disturbing Smart Home Tale

I have some deep reservations about smart home technology.<p>Not least because most products are welded to the philosophy that to enjoy them, you must also waive any <i>s</i><i>emblance</i> of privacy.<p>The latest market entrant to further cement my suspicions? Roomba’s iRobot smart vacuum cleaner. The small, cutesy, …

Nokia 8 Launch Date Is 'Confirmed'

As the excitement around the return of the Nokia brand to the smartphone continues to build, HMD Global has confirmed a press event for August 16th. The expectation is that its flagship Android-powered handset will be revealed, kicking off the rush of high-end mobile launches that will include the …

After A Year Of Build-Up, Pokémon GO's Legendaries Are A Disappointment

Legendaries are here at last in <i>Pokémon GO</i>, with a pair of them, Lugia and Articuno, released globally as part of a botched rollout after Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago this weekend.<p>Now that they’ve been in the wild for a few days now after a year’s worth of build-up, I can’t help but be disappointed in …

Google Warns Ransomware Boom Scored Crooks $2 Million A Month

As the ransomware scourge calms down for the summer holidays, Google has taken a retrospective at that particular pesky form of cybercrime, finding it only become massively profitable in the last year and a half.<p>That was largely thanks to two forms of ransomware, Locky and Cerber. They’re the …

The Founders Of Apple And Airbnb Combined These 2 Skills To Make Magic

I recently spoke to two highly-compensated software engineers in Silicon Valley who do not have as much coding experience as many of their peers. Yet, they’ve landed jobs and have received promotions over their more experienced counterparts. In both cases they have a skill that’s in high demand and …

Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In The Automotive Industry

I’m continuing my series looking at digital transformation trends in various industries. Previous focus has been on trends in sectors such as healthcare, retail, finances and media and entertainment. Today, I’ll discuss how digital transformation has revolutionized the automotive industry.<p>By 2020, …

Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Facebook On Wednesday

Facebook Inc. is scheduled to release earnings after Wednesday’s close. As of Monday’s (7.24.17) close, The stock just hit a record high of $166.17/share and is currently trading near that level. The stock is prone to big moves after reporting earnings and can easily gap up if the numbers are …

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OnePlus Is Spamming Its Users With A Pre-installed App

OnePlus has attracted a somewhat rabid fan base thanks to its commitment to selling phones with powerful hardware at a reasonable price. However, the company sometimes makes bizarre decisions that even its most fervent fans have to shake their heads at. For instance, leaving NFC out of the OnePlus …

Technology Suits Shakespeare's 'The Tempest': Ian McKellen And The RSC Reveal Why

Last year Ian McKellen launched an app version of Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. At London’s Barbican Theater, the world’s premier classical theater organization, the Royal Shakespeare Company, is currently staging the same play with special effects helped along by Intel.<p>Why does this play …

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Ultrafast-Charging Solid-State EV Batteries Around The Corner, Toyota Confirms

Five years ago, Takeshi Uchiyamada was not yet chairman of Toyota, and I was still at Thetruthaboutcars. I went to a Toyota event in Tokyo, where Uchiyamada-san mentioned the possibility of a breakthrough solid-state battery. He had a small specimen of the battery, and it even powered a vehicle – a …

Six Key Internet Of Things (IoT) Trends To Watch For In 2018

Almost 250 years after James Watt filed his first patent in 1769, we have reached a turning point in this new industrial revolution, as ecosystem evolutions enable a new wave of innovative products to come to life. Based on analysis of over 200 hardware startups, the HAX Hardware Trends Report has …

How Chatbots Are About To Change Communication

If you haven’t heard of chatbots yet — or your experience is limited to novelty programs like Cleverbot — chances are you’ll be seeing more of them in the coming years. Why? Because companies are slowly starting to leverage chatbots as a way to manage basic communication tasks that used to belong …

3 Tips To Remember As Apple Releases iOS 11 Public Beta 4 This Week

Get your download fingers ready, Betanauts! Apple has released iOS 11 Beta 4 to developers earlier today. If history is any indicator, that means we’ll see a new iOS 11 Public Beta (this will be number 3, for you keeping track at home) sometime this week.<p>Unless you’re a developer, you won’t have …

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Analysis Of Dark Data Provides Market Advantages

Access to information has always been a key element in making intelligent investments. Some information is readily available, other information less so and some information (buried in unstructured data) requires considerable work to access. I spoke with Bijesh Amin, co-founder of Indus Valley …