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You don’t understand blockchain unless you understand this simple data structure

The blockchain is an immutable, ordered, back-linked list of blocks of transactions. If you want to truly understand blockchain you need to …

Databases

How GE Became a Square-Peg Business in a Round-Hole World

It's not enough to improve existing businesses, you have to also invent new ones<p>It's no secret that General Electric has fallen on hard times. Its CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, was forced to step down last June. In December, it announced that it was laying off 12,000 employees in its massive power business. …

Innovation

Natural remedies for gastritis

Gastritis is a condition that affects a person's stomach lining, causing it to become inflamed. Some cases of gastritis can be treated at home with …

Best Pizza Places in the U.S.

Top chefs and legendary bakers are among the new breed of pizzaiolo who are just as fanatical about the temperature of their ovens as they are about …

Pie

What are Microservices and Can this Architecture Improve Your Application Development?

The software products we use every day for both business and leisure are going through a quiet transition behind the scenes. A decade ago, it was the …

Microservices

You Have Just 100 Days Left to Get This Big 2017 Tax Break

The window is closing on a key way to cut your tax bill.<p>If you want to be rich, you need to start investing. The best way to invest your savings is …

Retirement

7 signs Apple may be slowing your old iPhone

When should you seek out Apple's new $29 battery replacement? Here are some pretty good indicators.<p>On Thursday, Apple apologized for failing to tell us the truth right away: The company had been secretly throttling the speed of older iPhones to keep them from unexpectedly shutting down. The fix? A …

Apps

The best speaker booster apps for iOS and Android

There are plenty of tricks and tips online to increase the volume on your phone without downloading an extra app, but what if those tricks aren’t …

Apps

AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

NEW YORK (AP) — It's worth more than an ounce of gold right now, it's completely digital and it's the currency of choice for the cyberattackers who crippled computer networks around the world in recent days.<p>When the attackers' "ransomware" sprang into action, it held victims hostage by encrypting …

Bitcoin

Writing and debugging Linux C++ applications from Visual Studio using the "Windows Subsystem for Linux"

I've blogged about the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" (also known as "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows") many times before. Response to this Windows feature …

Linux

9 myths about Hinduism, debunked

<b>(CNN) —</b> Caste. Cows. Karma.<p>Suhag Shukla knows that's how some people outside Hinduism see her religion. As the co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, Shukla clarifies misconceptions all the time.<p>Hinduism is ancient, though there is no specific date for when it was formed. The name is a …

Hinduism

How to connect wireless headphones to any TV

Use one of these methods to connect headphones to your TV and enjoy listening at full volume without disturbing others.<p>So you want to watch television at night without disturbing others trying to sleep. Or maybe you prefer to block out the noise of your surroundings -- like that annoying dog next …

Consumer Tech

6 "Healthy" Foods a Nutritionist Never Eats

When you're constantly bombarded with the latest health fads and wellness trends, trying to separate the ones that are <i>actually</i> healthy from the ones …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here's why.<p>---<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Migraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests

Research shows sufferers have higher levels of bacteria involved in processing nitrates, and could explain why some foods appear to act as migraine triggers<p>Migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that could make them more sensitive to certain foods, scientists have found.<p>The study …

Wellness

Seven Hidden Features On Your iPhone That You May Not Know About

The iPhone has been out since 2007, yet there are still a lot of hidden features many people just don’t know about. Whether it’s calling your …

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

University of Michigan

How-To: Enable Night Shift and Low Power Mode at the same time on iOS 9.3.1

When Apple released iOS 9.3.1, it removed the ability to keep Night Shift and Low Power Mode enabled simultaneously. The ability to turn on both features was already hidden and only possible by using Siri, but the iOS 9.3.1 update made it so that Siri would disable one of them before enabling …

The Best Dishes From Every Indian State And Their Authentic Recipes Are Right Here

The whole world sees India as a colourful country and one famous for food. Most of the international recipe shows are turning to India for a unique …

C++11 Threads, Affinity, and Hyperthreading

Background and Introduction<p>For decades, the C and C++ standards treated multi-threading and concurrency as something existing outside the standard …

Everything You Need to Know About Social Security

If you pay taxes and you plan on retiring in your golden years, you should probably know a thing or two about Social Security. No doubt you’ve heard …

Retirement

Lessons Learned in Software Development

Here is my list of heuristics and rules of thumb for software development that I have found useful over the years:<p>Development<p><b>1. Start small, then</b> …

30 best Android apps of 2014

The year 2014 was full of fun and amazing apps. There were old apps redefining themselves and new apps that stormed into the Play Store with something to say. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at the best Android apps released in 2014.<p>[Price: Free / $4.99 (donate option for $9.99)]<br>Action Launcher …

Apps

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for …

The gene of genetically modified foods can be transferred into human blood/DNA researchers say

In a recent study published by Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers have discovered compelling evidence that the DNA of genetically modified …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing