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13 Cryptocurrency Influencers To Follow

Since the first Bitcoin transaction in 2009, cryptocurrency has gone from cutting-edge curio to world-striding behemoth. The market is growing exponentially, and while Bitcoin remains ascendant in value and recognition, there are hundreds of active cryptocurrencies.<p>Now more than ever, it's …

Should Startups Seek Venture Capital or Borrow From Banks?

The early stages of a startup are delicate, and the single largest destabilizing factor tends to be money. Even with a brilliant idea and hardworking …

SoftBank Study Group Tests Blockchain Cross-Carrier Telecoms Payments

Japanese Internet conglomerate SoftBank Group has created a dedicated consortium to push for greater Blockchain adoption in the telecoms sector.<p>Known …

FinTech: The Genie Is Out

Nothing can stop fintechs from changing the lives of people forever. As true as that is, the lot can’t wipe out banks; in fact, they both need each …

This Wall Street veteran has raised $107 million to build the 'app store' of financial services

The company was founded in 2014 by Wall Street veteran David Rutter to try and bring the technology behind bitcoin — blockchain, a.k.a. distributed ledger technology — to high finance.<p>It initially formed a consortium of the world's leading banks and 40 of them, including Bank of America Merrill …

5 Fintech Companies Using AI to Improve Business

Artificial intelligence may be all the craze in Silicon Valley, but on Wall Street, well, there’s a lot of skepticism.High-powered algorithms are not …

Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning

Jacques Mattheij made a small, but awesome, mistake. He went on eBay one evening and bid on a bunch of bulk LEGO brick auctions, then went to sleep. …

How Microbatch Textiles Became Cool

When Fawn Galli, an interior designer, needed drapery for floor-to-ceiling French windows overlooking Central Park in the apartment of the screenwriter David Koepp, no ordinary fabric would do.<p>Plain silk, traditional florals and damasks all lacked the sense of freshness she desired. Instead, she …

Occipital's new 3D room-scanning Canvas app for iPad targets home designers

If you're an aspiring DIY interior designer, you could be getting some help from 3D room-scanning technology.<p>3D depth-sensing cameras like Google's Tango tech on the upcoming Lenovo Phab 2 Pro can do things normal cameras can't, like create an on-the-fly accurate 3D model of a space that could …

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NAB shifting towards a continuous digital delivery strategy

The bank's digital general manager Todd Copeland has said NAB focused on the customer experience with its new internet banking app.<p>Customers of the …

5 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your Wordpress Site

5 simple hacks to improve the speed of your Wordpress website to enhance the efficiency and performance of your site.

JavaScript for Web Designers: DOM Scripting

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 5 of Mat Marquis' new book, JavaScript for Web Designers, available now from …

Why a NAS should be your next home PC

What's a home PC really for these days? Once upon a time the answer to that question was "everything". It was the only computer in our lives. Before you buy another one, it's a good idea to know what you really need -- today, a Network Attached Storage box, or NAS, might be the better way to …

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A folding electric scooter that smooths bumpy roads for a comfy commute

If you can handle the 36-pound weight and don't need to go far, the Fuzion V-1000 could be the durable commute companion you've been looking for.<p>Cars get stuck in traffic. Buses and trains don't get you all the way to your destination. Walking is slow, and bikes take up too much room. If you need …

Toronto man completes solo swim across English Channel in 15-1/2 hours

A 30-year-old Toronto man has become the latest Canadian to successfully complete a solo swim across the English Channel.<p>Samuel Bail finished the roughly 32-kilometre swim on Tuesday, taking 15 hours and 25 minutes to swim the distance between England and France.<p>According to the Serpentine Swimming …

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016, in pictures

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How the blockchain could make you thousands through car shares and selling electricity

In the not-too-distant future, billions of smart things in the physical world will likely be sensing, responding, communicating and sharing data. …

3 rising startups in India – August 30, 2016

Photo credit: ruthblack / 123RF.A site that lets users search for photographers nabs a bit of funding to stay floating for the moment. An agritech …

Verizon to Acquire Yahoo for $4.8 Billion; Marissa Mayer Could Walk Away with $57 Million

Verizon Communications confirmed today that it will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.8 billion in cash.<p>“Just over a year ago …

Sliders 4 Ways | Recipes

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

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Bill Gates throws his support behind Microsoft's $26B acquisition of LinkedIn

Bill Gates is a big believer in LinkedIn. The co-founder and former chief executive of Microsoft praised the business-oriented social network, and Microsoft's planned acquisition of it, in an interview this week with Bloomberg TV.<p>"I think it's a great transaction. LinkedIn brings in a lot. I know …

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Segway's hoverboard competitor finally lands in USA

The Ninebot by Segway MiniPro is a fun though expensive hoverboard. But if you're looking for unusual features like Bluetooth remote control, it's almost worth dying for.

Behold the haunting decay of Gunkanjima, Japan's 'Battleship Island'

Battleship Island. It's a fantastic name for an unbelievable place. A place unlike any in the world. A tiny island, once home to 5,259 people with the highest population density in history, abruptly abandoned and left to the elements for decades.<p>The result is haunting and fascinating. If you've …

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Apple Taps NFL Lobbyist Cynthia Hogan to Head Washington Office

<i>Politico</i> reports that Apple has hired a top lobbyist for the National Football League, Cynthia Hogan as vice president for public policy and …

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of Slowing Down iPhone 4s With iOS 9 Update

Today, Apple was hit with a class action lawsuit seeking over $5 million in damages for deceptive trade practices and false advertising.<p>Plaintiff …

Most Beautiful Photos Of Austria Outdoors

Old school meets new school: Yamaha A-S801 integrated amplifier

The Yamaha A-S801 recalls the look of a traditional integrated amplifier from the 1970s or 1980s. I love its clean lines, minimal controls, and the build quality of this 100-watt-per-channel amp is at least on par with the best specimens from the glory days. Nice, but it also sports features the …

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Polaroid Cube+ review: The addition of Wi-Fi makes all the difference - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Polaroid Cube+ has the same supersmall lightweight design and ease of use as the original Cube, but with its wireless capabilities you can actually see what you're shooting by connecting to a smartphone or tablet. Video and photo features improve to include HD resolution slow-motion …

Find the dead spots in your Wi-Fi network with NetSpot

I invested in two power line adapters earlier this year to extend the range of my Wi-Fi network at home. I put one in the kitchen and the other upstairs to increase the signal strength at the kitchen table and in the upstairs bedrooms. The adapters seem to be working, but with free Mac app NetSpot, …

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