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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 …

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The Blockchain of Things: Why it is a major game changer for Internet of Things

From smart homes and cities to smarter retailing, manufacturing, healthcare and logistics, IoT devices are creating smarter ecosystems resulting in …

Silicon Valley startups are coming to eat Wall Street's lunch

Dimon says startups are coming for Wall Street, innovating and creating efficiency in areas that are important to companies like JPMorgan, particularly in the lending and payments space.<p>Lending Club, for example, had the largest US tech IPO of 2014. The payments startup Stripe has a …

Goldman Sachs is a tech company

Lloyd is Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs.<p>And believe it or not, Goldman has more programmers and engineers working on tech matters than Facebook.<p>According to Goldman's tech team members who spoke with Business Insider, of about 33,000 full-time employees at the …

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Norman Doidge: the man teaching us to change our minds

Do you believe you can think yourself well, changing the very structure of your brain over time through rigorous training? Norman Doidge does…<p>When you pick up a bestseller that announces “this book will change your life”, or which, say, claims to be full of “mind-bending, miracle-making, …

Mark Cuban made billions from an open internet. Now he wants to kill it

After making his fortune thanks to net neutrality, Cuban is pushing to allow internet "fast lanes"<p>Over the last few weeks, billionaire and former tech executive Mark Cuban has become increasingly vocal on the subject of net neutrality. In an interview with <i>The Washington Post</i> yesterday, Cuban said …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Stock markets threatened by collapse in Chinese consumer demand

A shocking slump in Chinese consumer demand will undermine World economic growth and stock markets<p>The capitulation of the Chinese consumer threatens to drag stock markets around the world into a death spiral as one of the pillars of global growth is undermined.<p>Figures from the world’s largest …

They have chosen ignorance — open letter

<i>Scientists from different European countries describe in this letter that, despite marked heterogeneity in the situation of scientific research in their respective countries, there are strong similarities in the destructive policies being followed. This critical analysis, highlighted in</i> Nature <i>and</i> …

Google Chair Eric Schmidt's 8 Best Pieces Of Career Advice For Young Professionals

"In business, and particularly in high tech, it's not enough to be great at what you do, you have to catch at least one really big wave and ride it all the way in to shore," Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former senior VP of product Jonathan Rosenberg write in their new book "How Google …

How Disappointment Works In The Brain

By Christopher Wanjek, Columnist<p>Published: 09/27/2014 12:55 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>That feeling of "oh, bummer," is linked with a rather uncommon type of brain signaling, new research shows. The finding could lead to a new class of drugs to treat depression, researchers say.<p>That downer feeling …

Why Ericsson's CEO loves software

A decade ago, almost 75% of Ericsson’s annual sales came from hardware. Last year, almost two-thirds of the Swedish communication company’s roughly …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

LinkedIn: These 3 graphs show that successful founders don't drop out, and Peter Thiel is wrong

LinkedIn released a bold and fascinating report about the career paths of successful tech founders. The public company made a refreshingly opinionated conclusion: Aspiring teens should not forgo college to found a risky tech startup.<p>“The image of a young, unstoppable founder is certainly appealing …

How Making 1 Percent Improvements for Everything Adds Up

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

4 Signs You're About To Fail

Recently after a speaking engagement (where I spoke about using online tools and social media to build your brand and become an “e-lebrity” – yep, that’s a real term we use), I was invited to stick around to hear the event’s closing remarks from co-founder of Camp Gladiator, Jeff Davidson.<p>In the …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Cisco Thinks The Internet Of Things Will Be A $14 Trillion Business — And The Head Of That Unit Just Left

This is the unit Cisco formed to go after its share of what it sees as a $14 trillion market in the next decade.<p>The Internet of Things is when all kinds of objects get a computer chip and join the Internet: your car, your fridge, your medicine bottles, you light bulbs and so on. Cisco is working on …

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Mesh networks chat apps to the rescue

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1073000/1073141_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534407858_8beb59a405752077df897abf1e93757b<p><b>As popular as chat apps have become, they all suffer from the same flaw - if you board an underground train, head into the wild or find yourself</b> …

Roku considers going public, report says

Roku, the company that makes the popular video-streaming TV box, might go public soon, Bloomberg reported Friday.<p>Roku recently talked to banks about the possibility, unnamed sources told Bloomberg. Roku's set-top box uses the Internet to stream videos to users' televisions.<p>It preceded the presence …

Report: LTE speeds drop in US over the last year

The download speeds of 4G LTE networks dropped in the US over the last year, according to measurements from network monitoring app OpenSignal.<p>In the February 2014 report, the United States ranked 15th of 16 countries for download speeds, losing ground as the average data rate dropped to 6.5Mbps …

Opera Lets You Get Free Internet for Watching Ads

Browser-maker Opera is shaking up the mobile advertising market just a little, after it introduced Sponsored Web Pass, a new version of its pay-as-you-go Web Pass service that effectively gives phone owners free mobile Internet in exchange for watching sponsored messages.<p>The Norwegian company, …

BlueTalon Raises $1.5M In Seed To Offer Single-Click Data Collaboration For Enterprises

BlueTalon, a big data startup that helps companies analyze information from both internal and external databases on-the-fly, is raising seed funding of $1.5 million from Data Collective.<p>With the new funding, BlueTalon is also appointing Eric Tilenius, a former executive-in-residence at Scale …

Silk Makes it Easier to Explore and Visualize Online Data

Silk is a beautiful website building platform for people who want to create and manage a specialized database online. Now, it’s rolling out a new ‘Explore’ page format so that visitors can easily search and filter the information that they’ve published online.<p>When you hit the Explore tab on the …

2014: The Year In Science

The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014<p><b>Lasers Unleash A Flood Of Space Data</b><p>In January 2013, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter received a historic transmission: an image of the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. It was the first time scientists used a laser to send data to the moon, a feat …