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The Code for Ethereum's Consensus Change Is Now Ready for Review

New code written to change the way the ethereum network reaches consensus is now ready for review, developers said Friday.<p>Ethereum improvement …

Cryptography

Over-the-counter cryptocurrency market moves over $100 million daily via messaging apps

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Trading firms are negotiating buying, selling and lending digital currencies like Bitcoin and ether over Skype, catering to big investors looking to avoid rocking already volatile online exchanges.<p>Some 20 traders as well as clients such as wealthy investors, bitcoin miners, payment …

Cryptocurrency

The Best Nature Hikes Close To NYC

<i>Fall is without a doubt the ideal season for hiking—the air is crisp enough to stave off sweatback, and the leaves do a neat thing with colors before</i> …

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Linux

Voicera raises $14.5 million for AI that draws insights from meeting notes

Voicera, whose AI assistant Eva creates transcripts from voice recordings of meetings, today announced the closure of a $14.5 million funding round, which includes backing from a few tech giants with plans to put their own assistants in the workplace. Formerly Workfit, Voicera uses natural language …

Venture Capital

This Software Works Just as Accurately as Your Lawyer--Only 200 Times Faster

Artificial intelligence startup LawGeex put its software up against a group of lawyers. The results were pretty eye-opening.<p>Watch out, attorneys. The bots are coming--and they're getting good at your job.<p>For some lawyers, contract review takes up a huge chunk of time and it can be extremely tedious.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

UK Start-Ups Deliver 30% Annual Returns

The collective value of the UK’s leading 500 start-ups rose more than six-fold between 2011 and 2017, new research reveals, delivering an annualised compound return of 30 per cent. A £10,000 investment made across these companies in 2011 would today be worth £63,848.<p>The data comes from a study …

Startups

Lensbaby’s new lens has tons of built-in options, and it’s crazy awesome

As more and more cameras become connected, camera companies are starting to adapt. There is a culture around “smartphone photography” where you take and edit a photo on your phone before posting it online. I, for one, would much rather take an image with my camera and edit it on my computer before …

This Time Lapse Of The SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Is Pure Magic

When photographer Jesse Watson heard that he'd be able to view the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from his location in Yuma, Arizona, he jumped at the …

Aurora Aperture Unveils the World’s First Variable GND Filter

Aurora Aperture has just announced what it claims is the world’s first variable graduated neutral density filter. It’s a family of filters called the …

Landscape Photography

Japanese Overdesign FTW: This Dual-Spring Mechanical Pencil Tip Prevents You From Accidentally Breaking Leads

The Zebra DelGuard has a heavily-engineered and brilliant design<p>I'm in the process of making another dovetailed box, this one to hold some diamond …

Woodworking

What zero-knowledge proofs will do for blockchain

Zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs are generating excitement in financial circles lately due to their potential for increasing privacy and security for blockchain participants. The concept itself is not new, as cryptographers have been working with zero-knowledge/interactive proofs for years. But the …

The ultimate 3500-word guide in plain English to understand Blockchain

<i>Bitcoin and Blockchain are the buzzwords of the year. If you ever find someone feeling left behind and wondering, “WTH is the Blockchain?”, you know</i> …

Blockchain

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Ethereum, patiently explained

Although ‘Bitcoin‘ and ‘Ethereum’ are terms that are often paired together, the reality is that they are vastly different. The only thing Ethereum shares with Bitcoin is that it’s a cryptoasset running on top of blockchain.<p>Instead of being just a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, Ethereum also has …

My $200,000 bitcoin odyssey

This was not what I expected to be doing with my October. But there I was, on a flight to Hong Kong, hoping I would be able to retrieve $200,000 worth of bitcoin from a broken laptop.<p>Four years ago, I was living in Hong Kong when a fellow journalist named Mike* and I decided to invest in bitcoin. I …

Incredible 1,000fps slow-motion 4K lightning footage

If you need something to get your week off to an 'epic' start, look no further than DP Dustin Farrell's incredible storm chasing video he just …

Videography

E10: Matt Brezina, investor in 65+ startups (Dropbox, Cruise) & founder (Xobni, Sincerely) shares strategies for backing relentlessly resourceful founder-builders & bringing operational value in return — "Angel" hosted by Jason Calacanis

E10: Matt Brezina, investor in 65+ startups (Dropbox, Cruise) & founder (Xobni, Sincerely) shares strategies for backing relentlessly resourceful …

The Ethereum Killer Is Ethereum 2.0: Vitalik Buterin’s Roadmap

Speaking on November 25 at BeyondBlock Taipei 2017, Ethereum inventor and co-founder Vitalik Buterin outlined his vision for Ethereum 2.0. He …

Google caters to the DIY crowd with an AI camera kit for Raspberry Pi

Google created its AIY Projects initiative -- "artificial intelligence yourself" -- to encourage developers and DIY enthusiasts to learn about artificial intelligence. The first project in the series, the ready-to-assemble Raspberry Pi-based AIY Voice Kit, was based on a <i>project from MagPi magazine</i>. …

ABBYY launches AI-powered real-time recognition SDK that speaks 63 languages

Computer vision has evolved quickly in the past few years. From Word Lens to Google Goggles, the ability to recognize text and objects speedily on any device is a far cry from the days of scanning documents and time-consuming OCR.<p>Document and content capture company ABBYY today announced the …

Woo lands $7 million and launches an AI headhunter

Woo — a marketplace that matches employers and passive job seekers — has today announced it has landed $7 million in series A funding. Along with that new round, it has also launched a new AI-powered bot, Helena, that has a few impressive tricks up its digital sleeve.<p>Helena automatically scouts the …

Amazon doubles-down on providing cloud services for broadcast video

Amazon Web Services is making its cloud more appealing for companies that need to serve large amounts of video over the web. The company announced a set of AWS Media Services today that are designed to make it easier for businesses to encode and serve video across the internet, using the power of …

What the World's Central Banks Are Saying About Bitcoin

Nine years since the birth of Bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides -- and downsides -- of …

Cryptocurrency

Signals Marketplace for Crypto Trading Strategies Launches a Token Presale - Press Release

<b>Signals Network provides sophisticated machine learning algorithms to help cryptotraders build their investment strategies.</b><p>PRAGUE - November 23, 2017 …

24matins.uk

UK<p>A group of British eurosceptics announced plans on Tuesday for a "Museum of Brexit" that will trace the history of anti-EU politics in …

Xi Jinping

Review: Chocolate Hub 2 is a delicious Mac companion and an even better stocking stuffer

When Apple decided to drop USB for USB-C I was actually excited about it, contrary to most people’s reactions. Thankfully there are many companies like 23Devices making solid products to help us be more productive with the tools we have.<p>You could chalk up my positive reaction to the fact that I was …

Google launches TensorFlow Lite developer preview for mobile machine learning

Google today launched TensorFlow Lite to give app developers the ability to deploy AI on mobile devices. The mobile version of Google’s popular open source AI program was first announced at the I/O developer conference.<p>TensorFlow Lite is available to both Android and iOS app developers.<p>Since the …

Device Invented to Do Laundry While Traveling Turns Any Container Into an Ultrasonic Bath

The Sonic Soak cleans clothes, dishes, food and more<p>I use a small ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to wash old machine parts, and it's amazing watching …