Matthew Oxendale

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Top Cryptocurrency Choices to look out in 2018

Cryptocurrencies have made it to the headlines in newspapers as the end of 2017 is approaching. For us, this year has been a defining one. We have …

Qualcomm Always Connected Snapdragon-Powered Windows 10 PCs A Credible Threat To Intel

Qualcomm is holding its Snapdragon Tech Summit today in beautiful Maui, Hawaii and it’s clear that not only is the event a huge media spectacle and briefing for press and analysts, but also a flat-out celebration. Today, the QCOM team took to the stage with a number of tier 1 OEM partners. …

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Send scam emails to this chatbot and it’ll waste their time for you

Chatbots. They’re usually a waste of your time, so why not have them waste someone else’s instead? Better yet: why not have them waste an <i>email scammer’s</i> time.<p>That’s the premise behind Re:scam, an email chatbot operated by New Zealand cybersecurity firm Netsafe. Next time you get a dodgy email in …

Chatbots

Only in Arizona: How Smart Contract Clarity Is Winning Over Startups

What happens when someone breaches a contract?<p>If you've gone through all the rigmarole of developing a paper contract, the legal ramifications are …

EY Launches Blockchain-based Platform for Autonomous Vehicle Fleet Management

On Aug. 30, Ernst & Young (EY) launched its newest project dubbed “Tesseract” for autonomous vehicle fleet management.<p>The firm is one of the leading …

Blockchain

Is Quitting Your Job A Good Idea?

Lately, I’ve noticed a peculiar trend among my Millennial cohort of friends. More and more people are quitting their once-precious job, in favor of…nothing. No job lined up, no particular plan. To the Baby Boomer generation, this may seem absurd. How could anyone do that? It is <i>so self-indulgent</i>. …

Tim Ferriss

This Famous Quote Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Leadership

When you think about it, this quote makes perfect business sense.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf coined the term "servant leadership" in the modern corporate setting when he wrote these famous words in his legendary essay <i>The Servant as Leader,</i> published in 1970. He said:<p>The servant-leader <i>is</i> servant first. It …

Team Building

Truly Terrible Arguments In Favor Of A $15 Minimum Wage

That I think that the Fight for $15 is a bad idea is reasonably well known. Indeed, so is my insistence that the correct level of the minimum wage is $0 an hour. Something which isn’t that outrageous to be honest as it only aligns me with the New York Times editorial board circa 1987. However, my …

Economics

A quarter of all U.S. travel could be electric and driverless by 2030

In less than 15 years, one quarter of all U.S. travel could be in shared, electric self-driving vehicles, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group.<p>The impact will be felt most in cities where over one million people live, as these will be the launch locations for driverless …

How To Switch To a Data-Focused Career (You Could Double Your Salary)

Data doesn't sound very sexy, but it's driving job growth in record numbers and is quickly finding its way into every aspect of business. It can also pay big bucks, if you know what you're doing.<p>Data doesn't sound very sexy, but it's driving job growth in record numbers and is quickly finding its …

Employment

Apple Leak Confirms 'All Glass' New iPhone

We already knew the next iPhone would be radical and exciting, but new leaks suggest even our sky high expectations are not actually high enough…<p>That’s the promise from Robert Scoble. In a new Facebook post the famed tech icon has unleashed a torrent of information about Apple’s 2017 iPhone that …

Mobile Technology

Darknet 101: An Introduction to The Darkest Places Online

In my last blog, I talked a little about the general principles of the cyberattack marketplace. Today, we will take a closer look at the Darknet. …

Darknet

How to Cover the Sick and Lower Premiums without Breaking the Bank

Fifty-one percent of Americans now disapprove of Obamacare — the highest share this year, according to Gallup.<p>It’s easy to see why. Insurers are abandoning the health law’s exchanges, leaving consumers few plans to choose from. Those carriers that haven’t pulled out plan to hike rates an average of …

Health Care

Obamacare 'on the cusp of falling apart' as insurers flee health exchanges

Frustration grows among subscribers as companies are threatening to back out of health marketplaces, but some experts urge patience over growing pains<p>When Christine Lo left her job in June, she was hoping Obamacare would mean she could still have health insurance.<p>Lo, 35, was confronted by a …

New Snowden docs suggest Shadow Broker leak was real

On Monday, a group of hackers calling themselves the Shadow Broker put up a number of cyber-espionage tools reportedly stolen from NSA-associated hacking outfit, the Equation Group. Edward Snowden has already publicly speculated that the intrusion and theft was actually just another salvo in the …

Income Inequality

Most of the universe may be trapped inside of ancient black holes

In case you haven't heard, there is a very, very big problem with the universe: About 80% of all of the stuff inside it is missing.<p>Astronomers call this material "dark matter." They know it's out there because its huge mass tugs on and shapes galaxies, but no one has ever detected the material …

Astrophysics

Shedding light on the dark web

LEAVING vacuum-sealed bags, digital scales and stashes of marijuana lying around was a mistake. So was getting T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with …

Australian Universities

China defiant ahead of court ruling on its claims in South China Sea

Global Times, a nationalist Communist party tabloid, warns ‘provocateurs are doomed to fail’ in hours before verdict is handed down<p>Beijing has unleashed a final salvo of defiance, propaganda and bravado with hours to go until a landmark court ruling that could deal a major blow to its territorial …

American Sign Language Gloves Win Lemelson-MIT Prize for Two Students

Technology holds a special power to build bridges between disparate communities.<p>We see that today through the power of social media to bring …

What the State Department Email Report Means for Hillary Clinton

The topline of the highly critical report by the State Department's inspector general into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state is that she "did not comply with the Department's policies." But what else does the report mean for Clinton — and for her …

Government

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

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'Career killer': Obama's new overtime expansion under fire

As the Obama administration cheered “the worker wins” from a newly announced expansion of overtime pay, the directive drew a fierce backlash Wednesday from Republicans and the business community -- amid warnings that the move could backfire and hurt workers in the end.<p>“These rules are a career …

Tom Perez

New rule expands overtime pay to millions of workers

Starting later this year, millions more workers will become eligible for overtime pay.<p>Under a new rule announced by the White House Tuesday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.<p>That's roughly …

Income Inequality

OpenBazaar Now Used in Over 183 Countries

OpenBazaar, the decentralized marketplace has spread across 183 countries. The announcement was made earlier yesterday by the company on its Twitter …

Bitcoin