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The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think

<b>Summary:</b> Across 33 rich countries, only 5% of the population has high computer-related abilities, and only a third of people can complete …

7 Disney Movies That Don't Get Enough Love

You really have to give credit to Disney studios. Starting with <i>Snow White</i> in the 1930's, they have carved an unforgettable path in film and …

One Simple Chart Shows 72 Uses For Common Household Products

People have been using common substances like citrus juices, oils and vinegars for cooking, as household cleaners and personal grooming products, for …

Threat of Data Breaches Creates Lucrative Opportunities in Cybersecurity

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cybersecurity is a hot industry. The need to protect our digital infrastructure and sensitive data is at an all-time high.<p>Cybersecurity regulations and policies are evolving quickly as the frequency and magnitude of targeted …

Cybersecurity

The Strange Link Between Your Digital Music and Napoleon's Invasion of Egypt

In 1798 Joseph Fourier, a 30-year-old professor at the École Polytechnique in Paris, received an urgent message from the minister of the interior …

How to find a reliable network speed test

Are you getting all the network bandwidth you're paying for? Good luck trying to find out.<p>As Rani Molla reported recently in the Wall Street Journal, some ISPs are delivering download speeds up to 41 percent slower than they advertise. The figures were compiled by speed-test service Ookla, which …

With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

Perspective: Tricks of the trade

Outlook | Published: 16 April 2014<p>Stephen J. Simpson<br>• & David Raubenheimer<p><i>Nature</i> <b>volume 508</b>, page S66 (17 April 2014) | Download Citation<p>Subjects<p>Feeding …

Nutrition

Chat Wars

In the summer of 1998 I graduated from college and went to work as a programmer at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. I was put on the group that was …

Operating Systems

Open source software is more secure, right? So what happened with OpenSSL?

One of the benefits often cited for the use of open-source software is that because it is so widely available and open to review by developers, any …

5 biometric alternatives to the password

There are many things that make you special: Your sense of humor, your dance moves, your personal style, the shape of your ear.<p>That's right, your ear.<p>The password has had its moment, but those hard-to-remember strings of number and letters are increasingly insecure and clumsy to manage. The next …

Penguin vs rope

Neil Gaiman on Why Scary Stories Appeal to Us, the Art of Fear in Children’s Books, and the Most Terrifying Ghosts Haunting Society

<b>Neil Gaiman</b> — prolific author, champion of the creative life, disciplined writer, sage of literature — is one of the greatest storytellers of our time. At TED 2014 in Vancouver, he hosted a semi-secret late-night event where he read a ghost story and a brilliant short essay titled <b>“Ghost in the</b> …

Silicon Valley Can’t Keep Up With Korea’s Financial Revolution

<i>Jon Norris is a writer for TransferWise who splits his time between the U.S. and the U.K. This post originally appeared on the TransferWise blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Until a few years ago, South Korea was promoted by its Tourism Board as “Land of the Morning Calm”. While the …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …