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A correction concerning the currency of the future

2016-11-01T09:46:08.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Over the last four/five years we, the mainstream media (with the exception of this here blog), may have …

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Here's What The Average Tech Startup Looks Like

Between reading GeekWire every day, watching the Tech Stars Seattle Demo Day pitches, seeing the latest infographic from Gist, talking to Angels and VCs, and discussions with fellow venture backed entrepeneurs, I have lately been wondering what the "average" tech startup looks like today.<p>It is a …

How big banks learned to stop worrying and love the blockchain

From its inception, banks have all but dismissed Bitcoin while embracing the technology that powers it — blockchain. Bitcoin is volatile, prone to theft and confusing for the average customer. The blockchain, however, is merely a digital ledger or transactions, a tool that could decrease costs …

Blockchain

17 surprising things you didn’t know you could do with Google

You probably spend a considerable chunk of your day typing things into Google’s search bar. The world’s leading search engine is pretty efficient at …

Boko Haram in Nigeria: Abu Musab al-Barnawi named as new leader

<b>The Islamic State (IS) militant group has announced that its West African affiliate Boko Haram has a new leader.</b><p>Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who was previously spokesman for the Nigerian-based Islamists, is featured in the latest issue of an IS magazine.<p>It does not say what has become of the group's …

Smart energy market valued at $136 billion for next decade

Smart energy firms could see a surge in adoption, as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, platforms and off-the-grid technology reduces the cost of power and improves efficiency in a smart city.<p>Market research group Navigant Research estimates in a report the global revenue of the industry between …

Tesla Trucks, Solar Roofs, and Car Sharing: Part of Musk's Second Master Plan

Ten years ago, members of the press gathered in a hangar at California’s Santa Monica airport for the public debut of a Silicon Valley company’s new car. Pre-reveal rumors suggested that Tesla’s machine was little more than an electrified Lotus Elise. Prior to the event, the company sent out an …

Is Blockchain going mainstream? You bet!

The arrival of an important new technology is generally met with loud choruses of both hype and skepticism. Some see the next big thing – others say …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Nuclear physicists may have just invented a ‘zero-knowledge’ warhead inspection system

Nuclear disarmament is all about trust—a hard thing for rival political powers to build, even under the best of circumstances. Today, a team of …

Physics

How Will 'Cut And Paste' Technology Rewrite Our DNA?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> What Makes Us ... Us<p><b>About Sam Sternberg's TED Talk</b><p>Biochemist Sam Sternberg describes how recent developments in gene editing technology may help end many diseases and even control our own evolution.<p><b>About Sam Sternberg</b><p>As a doctoral researcher in the Doudna Lab at …

University of California

Woman Meets Her 86th Great-Grandchild Just Days Before Her 86th Birthday

This Ohio woman didn't just receive 86 candles on her birthday cake, she now has that many great-grandchildren.<p>Blakely Grace Frey became the 86th …

Parenting

These Radical Ideas Show How Nature Can Inform Sustainable Design

The latest Biomimicry Global Design Challenge winners take their inspiration from the original innovation master.<p>Before humans ever conceived of sustainable design, nature was doing a good job. Plants and animals have evolved to use energy efficiently, to be multi-functional yet balanced, and to …

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

There is a New World's Fastest Supercomputer...and it is all Chinese

Meet the Sunway Taihu Light<p>For three years, China had the world's fastest supercomputer, the Tianhe 2. But now there's a new supercomputer, three times as powerful, but using even less power.<p>That new supercomputer is the Sunway TaihuLight, which has 10,649,600 central processing units (CPU), to …

Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom<p>You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a …

Singularity

Robots Are Taking White Collar Jobs, Too

If you find yourself in court in the near future, your lawyer might be a robot.<p>We’ve all heard the predictions: robots are coming for our jobs. And …

Audi has achieved luxury-SUV perfection with the Q7

They were outdoorsy machines designed for people who would break a station wagon and needed something less bare-bones than a surplus Jeep or a serious expedition vehicle from Toyota or Land Rover. Open-air-loving clans took to them and turned Jeep Wagoneers and Ford Broncos into icons. But in the …

Luxury SUV

This Startup Wants to Deliver Super-Fast Internet to Your Home

Thousands of new companies are born every day, but they do not all promise to deliver something quite so big as the new start-up technology company, …

Elon Musk Thinks That Our Existence Is Someone Else's Video Game

"There's a one in billions chance that this is base reality."<p>Elon Musk must have taken the red pill.<p>The eccentric tech mogul made plenty of bold claims during Recode's annual Code Conference on Wednesday -- including that we'll put humans on Mars by 2025 -- but this one takes the cake: Musk …

Elon Musk

The barbell effect of machine learning

If there’s one technology that promises to change the world more than any other over the next several decades, it’s (arguably) machine learning.<p>By enabling computers to learn certain things more efficiently than humans, and discover certain things that humans cannot, machine learning promises to …

The 4 Differences Between Introversion and Social Anxiety

Two introverts walk into a bar.<p>No, really.<p>Liam and Alex are at the local wood-paneled pub having lunch—an incongruous combination of veggie burgers …

Do Smart Cities Pose Data Dangers? When Governments See Value In Data

The Chicago Tribune published a great editorial this week about the rise of so-called “smart cities” and the promise and pitfalls of governments assembling ever-more detailed data spanning every moment of their citizens’ lives. The Tribune’s editorial was in reaction to the City of Chicago’s new …

Oracle-Google trial over Android has software industry on edge

Oracle and Google are back in court debating a 6-year-old case tied to the Android operating system. The stakes extend well beyond the walls of the …

Know your governor! SEE leaked list of unconfirmed phone numbers of Nigerian governors (photos)

<b>There is frenzy over the media, following the publication of Nigerian governors' phone numbers.</b><p>A document containing unconfirmed phone numbers of …

Unconfirmed list of 109 Nigerian senators and their contact details (photos)

<b>Unconfirmed list of Nigerians senators and their contact details leaked online.</b><p>Floor of the Nigerian Senate<p>Sahara Reporters obtained copies of the …

SEO Has Evolved To Search 'Experience' Optimization

The last few years, search engines such as Google, Bing, and even Apple, have been upgrading their algorithms and machine learning processes to account for the end-user’s experience. But, since their algorithms are built upon the work completed by automated crawling bots (pieces of software that …

SEO