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How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

GDPR and the End of the Internet’s Grand Bargain

In May the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, two years after passage by the European Parliament. This radical new privacy law, which covers any business that processes information about EU residents, will dramatically affect the way data is collected, stored, and …

Privacy

Yes, for AI, it really is all about the data

<i>Editor’s note</i>: This post has been removed after a reader alerted us that it violated our ethics policy. We regret the error.

As SEC Reviews Bitcoin ETF Again, An Ethereum ETF Might Come First

While earnings, tax reform and a looming potential government shutdown held the front page of the financial news this past week, the alt-currency …

Cryptocurrency

The Best Methods for Learning about Forex Trading

The Best Way to Learn Forex Trading<p>Updated November 17, 2017<p>If you've looked into trading forex online and you've seen an opportunity to make money, …

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

Web Design

The 10 Best Index Funds for 2017 and Beyond

Index funds are responsible for saving investors like you and me untold billions of dollars in fees over the past couple decades. They’ve also spared …

10 Ways to Make Money in the Market in 2017

The year 2016 has been, for lack of better description, a strange one. It started with one of the worst Januarys in history and an oil price bust … …

Investing

Echoes in Gravitational Waves Hint at a Breakdown of Einstein's General Relativity

The physics discovery of 2016 just got more tantalising.<p>In February, astronomers made a monumental discovery. Almost 100 years after Albert Einstein …

Physics

China Stocks Sink Most in Six Months as Property Concerns Build

Chinese stocks slumped the most in six months on worsening concern about the outlook for the property market and as curbs on insurers’ equity …

A hot new hedge fund is based on smart computers picking off dumb ones

Manoj Narang has been using data and technology to invest for nearly two decades.<p>Now, he's launching a $1 billion hedge fund that combines computer-driven investing decisions and high-frequency trading with data on stock market patterns.<p>In the industry, these are called quant and alternative data …

The Outlook for the Markets and Economy in 2017

Three financial advisers offer their thoughts on what investors should do in the year ahead<p>The seven-year U.S. bull market has new life going into the new year, thanks to a slow-moving Federal Reserve and a surprising election sweep by Republicans, which is raising hopes for regulatory-policy …

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments …

Venture Capital

As hackers become syndicates, it’s time to go threat hunting

It’s clear from the last six months that the cyber threat landscape has gotten worse quickly. Hospitals are under siege from ransomware, breaches are increasingly moving to mobile devices and we’ve seen a successful attack against a public utility.<p>The cyber threats we face constitute a state of …

10 things you need to know before European markets open

<b>Another emergency eurogroup meeting is looming.</b> The eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels at 2 p.m. GMT (9 a.m. ET). Yesterday Greece put a proposal on the table that was widely seen as a climb-down, but Gemany's finance ministry rejected the advance. Other countries are likely to be more …

Motorola’s CEO fires back at Jony Ive and Apple

In Ian Parker’s excellent <i>New Yorker</i> profile of Apple’s Jony Ive, the Apple design maestro is mentioned to be disparaging of an unnamed competitor who allows customers to make their devices into “whatever you want.”<p>Apparently, Motorola thinks the comment was about them, and Motorola CEO Rick …

Revealed: The experts Apple hired to build an electric car

In the last few weeks we’ve heard about a poaching war between Apple and Tesla, a couple hires by Apple from the auto industry, and a whole lot of speculation followed by reports that Apple has a team of hundreds working on an electric vehicle. But who exactly is working on the project at Apple?<p>We …

A Look at Fuel Cell Technology With Intelligent Energy's 'Upp' Hydrogen Power Pack for iPhone

Fuel cells, which generate power via chemical reactions, aren't exactly new technology, having been invented in the 1830s, but they're seen by some as one of the next steps in the evolution of electrical power. In the not-so-distant future, we may adopt fuel cells for powering cars, homes, and a …

Canon 5Ds Won’t Have 4K, but the 1D C Just Got a $4K Price Drop and the 5D Mark IV Might

When the upcoming Canon 5Ds was leaked a couple of days ago, one of the features that was notably absent was 4K video recording. Instead, it will be …

Will connected cars cause more accidents?

With a deluge of apps coming to the car, it's time to start taking distracted driving as seriously as drunk driving<p>Morgan Webb, the gaming and tech personality, stood on a purple-lit stage between a Chevy Impala and a Corvette and raised her arms triumphantly. The candy-apple-red cars looked …

The man who transformed Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, has died at 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who transformed Nintendo into a videogame giant, has died at 85. A Nintendo spokesman tells <i>BBC News</i> that the company is today mourning the "loss of the former Nintendo president Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi, who sadly passed away this morning."<p>When Yamauchi became president of …