Mark Delaplane

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Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain.

They left The Denver Post amid newsroom layoffs and interference in the editorial process by the newspaper’s hedge-fund owners. And now those reporters and editors are creating their own news outlet, The Colorado Sun.<p>They will be partnering with the Civil Media Company, an ambitious New York …

Hedge Funds

It Begins with One Sentence

How Life Changing Events Can Ignite the True Writer in You<b>“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious.” -Anne Lamott, author</b>Often, when I tell …

Writing

How To Become a Successful Blogger

It takes more than just good writingI’ve been a writer for a very long time. I have no formal training. I’ve learned only by writing and reading with …

Writing

14 techniques for more thorough proofreading

PR pros put great effort into crafting press releases, building a targeted media list and developing relationships with journalists. Yet even a minor …

Writing

Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore

A few levels past the bestsellers and sci-fi/romance/adventure titles on Kindle Unlimited, in the darkest corners of the Kindle Direct Publishing market, there are books that are made entirely out of garbage designed to make scammers hundreds of dollars a day. One user, who called his or herself …

Writing

Kelley Blue Book Tests Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Why is the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid KBB’s Best Buy Award winner for hybrid and electric vehicles?<p>We recently shared Alex on Autos’ review of the …

Electric Vehicles

Philips Hue Sync coordinates your smart lights with your computer

Earlier this year, Signify announced new integrations for its Philips Hue bulbs that included a Hue Sync app to automatically coordinate your lights with whatever you're doing on your computer. Now, the free Philips Hue Sync app is available for both Mac and PC.<p>The new app allows users to sync Hue …

Home Automation

Habits of a Good Writer…

Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits. — Twyla TharpEvery writer dreams of writing a successful post, …

Creative Writing

Electric Vehicles on the Road Are Set to Triple in Two Years

Teslas and Nissan Leafs are likely to become a much more common sight on the world’s roads in the next two years, the International Energy Agency …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 registrations zip past 3 Series, C-Class in California

Bright spot in a tough week<p>Tesla's Model 3 sedan recorded more registrations in California than its class rivals BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class in the first quarter, according to a report by the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).<p>Model 3 registrations totaled 3,723, or 14.3 percent …

Tesla Model 3

Harry and Meghan's blue Jaguar is a $500,000 green machine

Prince Harry used an old, new, borrowed, blue and very green car to drive his new bride, Meghan Markle to their wedding reception.<p>The sleek convertible that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their grand getaway in was a Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, which is a modern, electrified version of the …

Electric SUV

How to use Alexa as an intercom

Amazon's Alexa speakers can let you drop in on family members or broadcast to the family that dinner is ready. Here's how.<p>Since Amazon first enabled voice calling and messaging between its Echo-branded smart speakers, it's also added various ways Alexa users can communicate with one another using …

Microsoft and DJI team up to bring smarter drones to the enterprise

At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, Microsoft and Chinese drone manufacturer DJI announced a new partnership that aims to bring more of Microsoft’s machine learning smarts to commercial drones. Given Microsoft’s current focus on bringing intelligence to the edge, this is almost a …

BMW, Ford and GM want to bring blockchain to your car

Seemingly every company is determined to hop on the blockchain bandwagon, and that includes automakers. BMW, Ford, GM, Renault and and a string of tech partners (including Bosch and IBM) have formed the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, a group that hopes to use blockchain's distributed, …

Stephen Hawking's final paper cuts the multiverse down to size

Stephen Hawking's final paper, which aims to test a theory that proposes parallel universes, appeared today (May 2) in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>As Live Science reported at length in March, before the paper was peer-reviewed and officially published, it shares Hawking's final look at one …

How Much Money Will It Really Cost To Publish A Book?

Popular Publishing Self-Publishing<p>Updated April 30, 2018 971 Views 0 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>+1<p>Share<p>Stumble<p>Pin<p>Shares 16<p>5/5 (9)<p>The cost of self-publishing a …

An Idiots Guide to Making Money on Medium

If I can do it, you can too.I suck at finishing things.Up until a month ago, I was bouncing from one idea to the next, looking for a way to make a …

New survey finds 75% of enterprise employees with choice pick iOS over Android, 72% Mac over PC

Jamf has released a new survey today titled <i>The Impact of Device Choice on the Employee Experience</i>. Among other findings, Jamf reports that about three-quarters of employees picked iPhone, iPad, or Mac over competing options when given a choice.<p>Jamf’s March 2018 survey is based on responses from 580 …

Use your writing as a personal therapy

Words can be your release as well as your expressionWriting can be an expression but it can also be a release.Using writing as a self-help tool is a …

Facebook admits it did not read the terms of the app that harvested data of 87 million

Facebook did not read the terms of service of the app that improperly shared user data with Cambridge Analytica, the company's chief technology …

Social Media

These Are America's 100 Favorite Books of All Time, According to Data

A battle between 100 much-loved novels. At the end, only one will prevail.<p>There's one simple and surefire way to get smarter: Read more books. Many of the most respected entrepreneurs--from Bill Gates to Elon Musk--are voracious readers.<p>Take a page out of one CEO's book, and you can find a way to …

Bad News for President Trump

The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.<p>One feature of the truth is that it doesn’t change much. A lie is hard to sustain. The details may change in each retelling because the liar is not actually remembering the events, but instead remembering the telling of the events. The truth, by …

Donald Trump

A debut author's advice on writing your first novel

Elizabeth Moore is the author of The Man On The Middle Floor, her first novel. Here she shares her tips for writing yours...<p>Writing is unlike almost …

Volkswagen To Get New Logo To Usher In Electric-Car Era

Volkswagen hints at a new logo to refresh brand perception in the era of electric mobility.<p>The current logo was introduced in 2012, but the automaker …

Microsoft delays major Windows 10 update over Blue Screen of Death issues

The Blue Screen of Death strikes again<p>Microsoft was planning to launch its next major Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 4, last week. The software giant had targeted April 10th as an internal target to release the update, but a last-minute “blocking bug” delayed the release. In an unusual …

Record-Setting 9,000-Plus Plug-In Electric Cars Sold In UK In March

The British car market declined by 15.7% in March and even plug-in car sales growth slowed down several percent – but still it’s growth.<p><b>9,293</b> new …

How to use Files app with Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive

The Files app can reach documents stored on more than just iCloud Drive. It gives access a whole range of cloud-storage solutions. A new video from Apple shows how to set this up, but it’s a simple process.<p>This is part of a series demonstrating ways to get more out of an iPad, but this guide …

Apple brings RAW video editing to the masses with new FCP X update

Apple has unveiled a new video recording codec called ProRes RAW, a move that instantly makes the high-quality format more mainstream. The feature arrived with the latest version of Final Cut Pro (10.4.1), and Apple said that creators will be able to use it right away via updates to DJI's …

Apple puts Facebook on notice with Business Chat in iMessage

Apple's iMessage isn't just for talking to your friends, anymore.<p>Today Apple officially rolled out its new Business Chat feature as part of the iOS …

Retired justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun …