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A new layer of blockchain tech is emerging: inter-chain mediators

In the beginning was Bitcoin, the only blockchain we thought we’d need. Then Ethereum came along and launched us into a multi-blockchain world. Since then we’ve seen many new blockchains emerge with their various different protocols, financed by their various different tokens.<p>One of the the key …

Blockchain

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

Is marketing-as-a-service the future of marketing?

In the past decade no other department/component in the enterprise has changed more than Marketing. What used to be a function based on creativity and an almost comical lack of measurability is now a complex, multi-discipline, metrics-driven, function with direct bottom-line impact.<p>Not …

Marketing

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups …

Mobile

Visual Thinking - The new business language

In today's data driven business era, a new trend emerges in the modern workplaces and consists of the new visual language. Data availability is so vast and complex to manage that driving conclusions and explaining trends can only be done in the best way our human brain processes information, …

Brand Colors: What They Say About You (Emotional Branding)

Ever walk into a store and feel serene? I get that sensation at Z Gallerie.<p>Branding is such an important aspect on how customers perceive (and …

Marketing

Number of U.S. low-power FM radio stations has nearly doubled since 2014

A surge in new low-power FM (LPFM) community radio stations that have been licensed to join the FM airwaves is partially due to a new window for …

U.S. Virgin Islands

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting weather, to helping …

Chatbots

This State Has the Most Millennials Living With Their Parents

Ever wondered which state had the highest percentage of grown kids still living with their parents? If you imagined that it might be the great state …

How mobile will reshape the future of shopping

Mobile devices play an increasingly important role in the retail shopping experience.<p>We already use our smartphones and tablets at practically every step along the way in the shopping process, from researching product details and comparing prices across retailers to checking the in-store …

A music lover's guide to streaming: Or, why your barista has better taste than your local DJ

For those of us whose passion or work leads us to follow the machinery and magic of recorded music, there are infinite avenues for education.<p>Jumping from platform to platform is the norm. In bursts of listening we search for the perfect beat via online radio stations, playlist generators, mixtapes, …

Music Industry

Got a new smartphone? Here's how to get the best out of it

From privacy to backups and the best apps – here’s a guide to get you started with that new smartphone<p>If the holiday season has been kind enough to bestow upon thee a shiny new smartphone, here’s what to do to get the best out of the first few hours and set it up right.<p>Sort out your sim<p>First things …

The Logistics of Santa Claus

The Logistics of Santa Claus infographic from Go Supply Chain takes a fun look at what it would take for a modern shipping company to achieve the …

Santa Claus

The 100 best movies of all time

What are the best movies of all time? Depends on who you ask, of course. We’ve got our own ideas, ranging from the best movies out right now, to …

Al Pacino

The Power of Visual Branding

Whenever you are trying to connect with a consumer, there are many factors to keep in mind. The Power of Visual Branding infographic from Silicone …

Infographics

NASA offers 1,200 patents to startups, with no upfront licensing costs | Ars Technica

Here's your chance to make a collapsible plane or handheld laser flashlight.<p>As part of an initiative to grow some new high-tech businesses, NASA is …

Patents

Radiation-poisoned Spock: Most depressing Christmas ornament ever

Nothing says "Christmas spirit" like seeing Mr. Spock succumbing to radiation poisoning.<p>"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" made a big impression on me as a youngster. I remember running downstairs from my bedroom after dark so my parents could assure me that an alien earwig wasn't going to invade my …

Leonard Nimoy

This gorgeous-looking sci-fi series is shot entirely with drones

Drone maker 3DR is putting out a dystopian sci-fi series shot with drones and GoPro cameras. The results look promising, as you can see in the newly released trailer.<p>Drones certainly have their bad days. Sharks munch on them, people shoot them down and law enforcement officials have to deal with …

Science Fiction

Samsung Radiant360 R3: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Upcoming Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers<p>JBL Xtreme 2<p>JBL's second-generation jumbo portable Bluetooth speaker has upgraded drivers and a fully waterproof design. It...<p>Bragi Dash Pro<p>These totally wireless earphones are billed as the world's first "wireless ear computer" and feature …

Audiophile

The Science Behind Creating Buyer Personas

The Science Behind Creating Buyer Personas infographic from WSI does a good job explaining why personas are way more than just demographic …

Infographics

Android Fragmentation Visualized

This one data visualization can demonstrate why mobile responsive web design is important: Android Fragmentation Visualized. OpenSource published a …

Android Phones

The Spectrum of User Experience Design

The Spectrum of User Experience Venn Diagram came up again recently in a discussion with a client, and looking back I realized I had never posted it …

UX Design

Netflix’s Reed Hastings predicts the future of TV over the next 20 years

Close followers of Netflix should watch the speech that Reed Hastings, its founder and chief executive, delivered in Berlin last week. It’s a guided tour to the future of TV, at least as he sees it.<p>The video is embedded above, and if you’re looking for the predictions, they start at 18:30. Prior to …

Televisions

Do You Have A Mellow Music Brain Or An Intense One?

Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music<p>You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on?<p>Although there’s no doubt that music preferences change over time and are shaped by social factors like what our friends …

Why music has a hotline to our emotions

In the first of our new series answering your questions, we explore why music can be so emotionally charged.<p><b>Q: Why does music have a hotline to our emotions? What is the evolutionary advantage of this? <br>Philip Le Riche, via email</b><p><b>David Robson, BBC Future feature writer, answers:</b> <br>Who hasn’t ever felt …

Mick Jagger

How one Paris startup is becoming an Uber for people with disabilities

When visiting Florida earlier this year, Parisian Charlotte de Vilmorin — who has been in a wheelchair her entire life — was desperately searching …

The 69 Rules of Punctuation

Learning how to use punctuation properly is essential for communication. However, it is much easier said than done. The 69 Rules of Punctuation …

Infographics

Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room

Google is ready to take over your living room. The company has announced version 2 of its Chromecast product, along with a new Chromecast Audio, which turns any speaker with an AUX in into an Internet-connected device. I got to spend some time with these little devices and they are powerhouses.<p>The …

Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 12: Hands On With Comcast’s YouTube Wannabe, Watchable)

As an increasing number of cable and satellite TV subscribers are cutting the cord – or never signing up for television in the first place – the traditional pay TV industry is scrambling to figure out how to compete in this new age of over-the-top services, on-demand streaming, and viewing that …

Verizon’s Mobile Video Service Go90 Launches To Public

Verizon’s new mobile video service go90, which is aimed at capturing a younger demographic who spends more time watching video on their phones than with traditional TV, is launching publicly today on both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The service was previously available in beta starting …