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Gmail upgrade brings new web app, confidential mode, nudges, snooze, and more

Few people genuinely like change, especially when it comes to interface overhauls involving their favorite apps and websites. “<i>That used to be there, but now I can’t find it</i>,” is the general complaint when companies play around with their products. “<i>Why do they have to change everything …

Apps

How this woman transformed her butt without doing a single squat

There were other moves that worked so much better for her.<p>Destiny Stephens, 21, wasn't born with a butt that makes you wonder whether gravity is real. She didn't even set out to sculpt her backside when she began working out a little more than five years ago.<p>Rather, the Ontario-based teen hit the …

Facebook cuts ties to data brokers in blow to targeted ads

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information.<p>The world's largest social media company is under pressure …

Social Media

Lightning Network now has more active nodes than Bitcoin Cash

The Lightning Network might still be in its infancy stages, but it already has more active nodes running than Bitcoin Cash (BCH).<p>Statistics show that the Lightning Network has taken a slight lead over BCH when it comes to the total number of nodes running on their networks. The data shows there are …

Crush This Grueling CrossFit Workout With Help From the Fittest Man on Earth

We asked Mat Fraser, two-time CrossFit champ and the fittest man on Earth, to guide us through the last workout of the 2018 CrossFit Open.<p>Mat Fraser is never satisfied. A few days ago, the two-time defending CrossFit Games champ and reigning "Fittest Man on Earth" set a CrossFit Open record with …

Spotify says 2 million people figured out how to block ads for free

No one likes ads interrupting their streaming jams, and millions of Spotify Premium users pay $9.99 a month to forestall that very terrible …

Apps

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Bruins shut out Lightning, move two points back

TAMPA — Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifting the Boston Bruins past the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night.<p>It was Rask's third shutout of the season and 41st of his career. It was also the first time the Lightning failed to score a goal since a 4-0 …

Ice Hockey

Sierra Leone is the first country to run a blockchain-powered election

In what is a first not only for Afrika but the world, the country used a blockchain solution to tally, and provide proof of, the recently held elections in the country. The blockchain solution used was developed by a Switzerland based voting technology company, Agora.<p>During the elections in Sierra …

6 Ab Workouts for a Visible & Brick-Like 6-Pack

When it comes to celebrations involving food, the part that always stands out is the main course at the centerpiece of the table.<p>This is what people …

The culture of crypto mining is changing: here’s how

Cryptocurrencies have become a major topic of interest in the United States, in part due to the extreme volatility of the flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Bitcoin rose from a modest value (under $1,000) to more than $15,000 in the span of a year, and now hovers between $6,000 and $12,000, with …

Cryptocurrency

I've started to mine cryptocurrency, and it's surprisingly easy — but I'm still 8 months away from breaking even

I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.<p>Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using …

Cryptocurrency

You Can Store Cryptocurrency in This Wallet

An essential for anyone invested in Bitcoin.<p>Cryptocurrencies embody the future of finance. But traditional banks have yet to catch up to this emerging trend, so storing your hard-earned cryptocurrencies in traditional bank accounts is still a no-go.<p>The slimTECH Cryptolite Cold Storage Wallet solves …

Blockchain to blockchains: Broad adoption and integration enter the realm of the possible

Now that everyone is getting comfortable with blockchain platforms, what’s next? Companies should look to standardize the technology, talent, and …

This Circuit Practically Guarantees a Ripped Upper-Body | Men’s Health

Maximus' 50 QR—or quality reps—workout will make you a master of some of the most important, foundational upper-body moves.<p><b>Directions:</b> Perform the exercises below in the order listed.<p>1. <b>Pushups: 5 Reps</b><br>Pushups are one of the benchmarks of fitness that every guy should master. Make sure your chest …

Ethereum breaks new record by reaching $1,000 for the first time

Ethereum tokens (ethers) have reached $1,000 on multiple major exchanges for the first time ever. This is an all-time high and the result of a multiple-day rally. The total market capitalization of ethers currently available is now $100 billion.<p>And yet, ethers only represent around 13 percent of …

This bitcoin wallet claims to be hack-proof

The HooFoo wallet claims it can keep all your cryptocurrencies safe from hackers. Their secret is the wallet's Bluetooth and its two-factor …

Here's how publishers, users, and Google stand to benefit from the Chrome ad filter

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google will roll out its ad "filter" tool for Chrome this coming February.<p>The tool, which Google initially announced earlier this year, will block ads deemed to be most …

Blockchain Technology is Poised to Transform the Advertising Industry. Here's What It Means for Your Business | Inc.com

The term "blockchain" has gone mainstream in recent months with the remarkable, record valuations of Bitcoin, the world's first cryptocurrency, dominating financial headlines. Blockchain, the cryptology technology behind Bitcoin, has spread beyond currency and is steadily disrupting other …

Digital Advertising

Apple is rattling ad tech with Safari’s anti-tracking moves

On its earnings call last week, retargeting firm Criteo revealed that Apple’s crackdown on ad tracking hurt its business more than expected. In the …

Dubai Sets Its Sights On Becoming The World's First Blockchain-Powered Government

Dubbed as the “city of the future”, Dubai, which plans to have robot cops, flying taxis and autonomous vehicles on its roads in coming years and appointed a minister in-charge of Artificial Intelligence recently, is planning yet another transformation: to become the world’s first blockchain-powered …

Blockchain

Google Revises SEO Starter Guide

Google announced Tuesday the launch of an updated SEO Starter Guide to help marketers and webmasters create search-engine friendly websites.<p>The …

You Won't Be Asking For Another Ab Workout After You Do This One

There's no equipment needed for this eight-exercise circuit<p>"Whenever someone asks me for an ab workout, I give them one called Don't Ever Ask Me About Abs Again," says Bobby Maximus, author of <i>Men's Health</i> book <i>Maximus Body,</i> which includes high-intensity workouts to get you ripped fast. Like the name …

Workouts

Upper-Body Workout: Half-Kneeling Single-Arm Dumbbell Curl | Men’s Health

<b>Directions:</b> Perform the exercises below in the order listed for 30 seconds each.<p>1. Dumbbell half-kneeling single-arm curl (left arm).<p>2. Dumbbell half-kneeling single-arm curl (right arm).<p>That's one round. Repeat for 5 to 10 minutes, switching arms every 30 seconds.<p>The dumbbell half-kneeling …

The Two Workouts That Got Jason Momoa in Aquaman Shape

Use these workouts to build steel pecs and powerful legs<p><i>Jason Momoa certainly looks superheroic as Aquaman in Justice League, which hit theaters on Friday. But getting that body wasn't easy. His secret: Workouts from Mark Twight, who often prescribes</i> <i>a mix of functional, whole-body movements</i> …

The advertising industry has been living a lie

Did you catch that bombshell story posted by BuzzFeed the other day about the super sophisticated online advertising fraud operation?<p>I noticed right away that it was remarkably similar to a piece I'd written for Adweek in 2013.<p>It's not that BuzzFeed plagiarized anything. In fact, their reporting …

Advertising

How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution

The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. …

Blockchain

This Trainer Is Known as Hollywood's Secret Weapon. Here's How He Gets Actors Incredibly Ripped In Just 4 Months

Now you can build more muscle and find your abs with his go-to training plan<p>You’ve surely seen Ben Bruno’s work—his clients’ chiseled results are projected across movie screens worldwide. Bruno is known as Hollywood’s secret weapon, one of the select few guys that A-list actors call when they land …

Disney built a blockchain, and now its creators are trying to turn it into a commercial platform to compete with Ethereum

<b>-It's designed to be more private than other popular blockchains like the bitcoin and ethereum protocols.</b><p><b>-Now some of the developers behind the technology want to build a commercial business to make it easy for less technologically savvy businesses to get involved.</b><p>From animatronics to digital …

The Ab Exercise That's More Effective Than Crunches​ | Men’s Health

“One of the best core exercises you’re possibly not doing is a boxer's in-and-out under the ropes,” says Lozada, an instructor at Everybody Fights in New York.<p>In the video above, he uses a boxing ring to train his abs. But if you don’t have a ring, try to just imagine having a rope directly over …