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UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry

The world is run by trade. Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually (2015 data). As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase as we become more dependent on the international supply chain for our goods and services.<p>The …

Bitcoin

Apple is finally selling its own Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cables

Why aren’t these the standard ones, again?<p>It’s taken a while, but Apple is finally selling its own Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cables in the Apple Store. The company introduced MacBook Pro models that exclusively used USB-C over a year ago, with support for the faster Thunderbolt 3 data transfer standard. …

USB Type-C

Comment: Did Apple buy Shazam for the data, and if so, what now?

Apple is a rich company, but even so, a rumored $400M is a lot of money to spend on buying a single app. So some eyebrows were raised when Apple confirmed its acquisition of Shazam earlier this week.<p>Shazam already powers Siri’s music recognition, so will at least be saving the ongoing licensing fee …

Apple Music

La startup italiana Realisti.co ha vinto il Real Estate Awards 2017 - Wired

Le <b>visite virtuali</b> sono l’ultima frontiera del settore immobiliare. Lo sa bene Realisti.co, giovane startup torinese che ha sviluppato un sistema per …

Bitcoin Is Soaring. Here's Why It's Not Ready for Big Time

“To the moon!” The phrase is the battle cry of true believers in cryptocurrency bitcoin—and charts of its price in recent weeks point directly …

Bitcoin

To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify

Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn’t that anyone was stealing SoundCloud’s underground rappers, bedroom remixers, and garage bands. SoundCloud stumbled because it neglected these hardcore loyalists as it wrongly strived to usurp Spotify as the streaming home of music’s superstars.<p>But …

Apple Music

The war for wearables is over, and Apple won

The Apple Watch conquered all comers and became the most important wearable in the world in 2017.<p>The iPhone maker flexed its muscles to take over the …

Smartwatches

Apple officially confirms Shazam acquisition

Shazam! Apple is buying the British software company behind the popular music tagging and recognition app. <i>TechCrunch</i> first reported the deal as likely happening last Friday, and today the company officially confirmed the acquisition to <i>Buzzfeed</i>.<p>“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will …

Apple Music

Silicon Valley firms are hiring models to ogle at this year’s holiday parties

Even in the year of #MeToo, America’s tech hub is importing models to hang out with the guys at its mostly male holiday parties.<p>According to Bloomberg, tech giants are quietly shelling out up to $200 an hour for attractive women and men known as “ambiance and atmosphere models,” or minglers, to …

Silicon Valley

Apple’s widened ban on templated apps is wiping small businesses from the App Store

F<p>ollowing its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple released updated App Store guidelines that included a new rule allowing it to ban apps created by a “commercialized template or app generation service.” The understanding at the time was this was part of Apple’s larger App Store cleanup, and the …

Pizza Hut

Seven Lies Bitcoin Fans Tell Themselves (And Anyone Else Who Will Listen)

The recent extraordinary runup and commensurate volatility in the price of Bitcoin has intensified global attention on the cybercurrency. For good or ill, Bitcoin is now a topic of interest to the mainstream press, as Bitcoin newbies near and far take notice.<p>Such newbies and reporters alike have …

Cryptocurrency

Calendar with CSS Grid

Laying out events on a calendar can be somewhat tricky. Many years ago, I had a client project where I needed to do a calendar similar to Google …

Web Development

Jony Ive is leading Apple’s design team again

Two years ago, Jony Ive was promoted to Chief Design Officer at Apple. The newly created role found the company’s beloved designer taking a break from day to day management of the team, handing the reins over to VP’s Richard Howarth and Alan Dye. The duo took over the management of its industrial …

Product Design

Report: Apple eyeing Shazam acquisition worth $400 million

Apple may be planning to purchase the company behind the popular song tagging service Shazam, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports. The deal could be worth around $400 million (so not much for Apple) and announced as soon as next week.<p>As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of …

Apple Music

A recap of front-end development in 2017

Front-end engineering once again evolved at a feverish pace in 2017. Here is a list of the most notable events of the past year.<p>React 16 and the MIT …

We Analyzed 1,160 Ecommerce Sellers and Here’s What We Found | Marketing Insider Group

By Michael Ugino<p>In Marketing Strategy<p>0<p>55% of buyers go straight to Amazon when they shop online. Is selling on the most popular marketplace the key …

eCommerce

Blockchain e criptovalute, l'intervento di Simona Macellari al Wired Digital Day - Wired

Le <b>monete digitali</b> e la tecnologia di consenso distribuito meglio nota come <b>Blockchain</b> occupano un ruolo sempre maggiore nelle cronache, non solo …

Comcast’s xFi Advanced Gateway modem is now available nationwide

It's no secret that modems provided by your ISP can leave a lot to be desired. While we generally recommend you use your own hardware when it comes to your internet connection, plenty of people just go with the standard default modem and router. Comcast is making that process just a little bit …

Wi-Fi

Apple's iOS 11 installed on 59% of compatible devices, up 7% from November

According to fresh iOS 11 adoption statistics issued by Apple on Tuesday, the company's latest mobile operating system has made its way onto more …

iOS

Use Apple Pay Cash with a debit card to avoid a 3% credit card transaction fee

Tips<p>If you're sending Apple Pay Cash to a friend through iMessage, Apple gives you the option to choose from all of your Apple Pay cards as a source …

Banking

Neil Young rips Apple Music over streaming audio quality

Canadian rocker Neil Young, an outspoken promoter of high-definition audio, calls out Apple in his latest diatribe about declining standards in the streaming music biz.<p>While ripping Apple Music for distributing what he calls “low-quality audio,” he throws down the gauntlet and challenges Apple to …

Audiophile

People have spent over $1M buying virtual cats on the Ethereum blockchain

Launched a few days ago, CryptoKitties is essentially like an digital version of Pokemon cards but based on the Ethereum blockchain. And like most viral sensations that catch on in the tech world, it’s blowing up fast.<p>Built by Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio AxiomZen, the game is …

Bitcoin

Apple releases iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash and a bug fix

Apple doesn't usually release its iOS updates in the middle of the night, but it appears to have pushed the 11.2 schedule forward thanks to a date bug that just started making iPhones reset. iOS 11.2 is a pretty major update and it also brings new features, including a Venmo or Square Cash-like …

iOS

Amazon May Have Won The Weekend, But It Has A Ways To Go To Catch This Global Online Giant

Even with combined online holiday sales, Amazon has a very long way to go to catch this global online leader.<p>As someone who enjoys shopping from the comfort of my couch -- and because I avoid holiday retail rushes like root canals -- I have particularly enjoyed the rise of Amazon and all of the …

Trends

Designer behind Halide explains why you might enjoy RAW photography on your iPhone

In iOS 10, Apple introduced the ability to shoot RAW photography using the latest generation iPhones. Though the feature hasn’t made its way into the official camera app, plenty of third-party apps have come in to pick up the slack. Halide, a relatively new iOS camera app, is one of those apps. …

Tutorials

Google Maps for iOS gets update with iPhone X support

Google has today released an update to is iOS Maps app that brings iPhone X support.<p>Arriving almost a month after the iPhone X arrived in customers hands, the popular Google Maps app has been updated to take advantage of the device’s new 5.8-inch display and giving users a much more pleasant …

iOS

Apple designing super efficient power management chips for iPhone

Apple is busy designing its own power management chips for use in future iPhones, which could debut as soon as next year, a new report claims.<p>The new chips would reportedly be the most advanced power management chips in the industry. They will boast superior processing abilities, allowing them to …

Engineering

Airbus partners with Rolls-Royce and Siemens to build an electric airplane

Battery technology improvements are expected to soon enable electric flight and companies in the field are preparing their powertrain technology to support it.<p>In a major move toward that goal, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have announced a new partnership to gradually convert a plane to electric …

Aerospace

On Black Friday, Home Depot saw more mobile traffic than desktop

Home Depot redesigned its mobile site and mobile app last year to offer more customized shopping experiences, and those efforts seem to be paying off …

eCommerce