Kilian Kaempfen

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How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at 1.1.1.1, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

Information Security

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Information Security

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

American Express, Santander team up with Ripple for cross-border payments via blockchain

American Express and Santander have partnered with financial technology firm Ripple to speed up cross-border payments between the U.S. and the U.K. …

Credit Suisse
Startups

This Man Is Leading an AI Revolution in Silicon Valley—And He’s Just Getting Started

<b>The cofounder and CEO of semiconductor and software maker Nvidia saw the future of computing more than a decade ago, and began developing products</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Someone just transformed the iPad into a touchscreen MacBook Pro

When I first discovered a Medium post that explains how developers were able to add a button to an iOS device, I thought that’d be a neat solution …

MacBook Pro

Mastercard opens access to its blockchain tech

The payments giant has opened its blockchain APIs to developers to progress work in cross-border transactions.<p>Mastercard has opened its blockchain …

Blockchain

How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

Monzo, a UK digital-only bank, is closing in on new funding led by US-based Thrive Capital

<i>Updated article to clarify the pending round is a Series C</i><p><i>Updated again with info that British pop star Tom Odell may also be investing</i><p>Monzo, one of a number of new digital-only, or so-called “challenger,” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, is closing in on new Series C …

Songwriting

TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc’s chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies.<p>The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an …

Customer Service

Scottish startup TVSquared raises $6.5 million to help brands optimize their TV ad spending

TVSquared, a Scottish startup that specializes in measuring the impact of TV ad campaigns, has announced a $6.5 million funding round from West Coast Capital and Scottish Investment Bank. This takes the company’s total funding to almost $10 million.<p>Founded out of Edinburgh in 2012, TVSquared claims …

YC-backed Pilot is building a contractor platform geared for the future of work

What’s a six year old startup doing entering Y Combinator? Plotting a new growth trajectory after a pivot. Pilot may be a veteran in Silicon Valley startup terms but it reckons the freelance contractor marketplace model it switched to around a year and a half ago is ideally positioned to serve a …

Startups

The 16 best rock guitarists in the world right now

16. Dan Auerbach<p><b>The MusicRadar/Total Guitar Best in guitars 2017 polls have received over 136,000 votes, and we're now ready to roll out the winners.</b> …