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Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

This insanely cool DIY smart home features Alexa's AI and Ethereum's blockchain

Building the perfect home involves a lot of time, effort, and Amazon Echo Dots. One family decided to create the smartest house in the world, and by all accounts they’ve succeeded. Video monitoring? Check. AI-powered voice command interface? Check. Blockchain-backed automated chore tracking and …

Amazon Echo

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the …

Smart Homes

Anyone can park on your drive and there’s nothing you can do about it

There’s nothing more annoying than waking up and finding a complete stranger has parked their car on your private driveway. Right?<p>Well, that’s what …

Trespassing

Watch Bungie reveal Destiny 2’s next expansion, Forsaken

Year 2 is coming this fall<p>E3 is next week, but <i>Destiny 2</i> developer Bungie is getting things out of the way today by lifting the lid on its plans for the game’s second year of content.<p>So far, Bungie and publisher Activision have stuck to the same exact schedule they used during the first year of the …

Destiny 2

6 Must Have Alexa Compatible Devices To Automate Your Home

The Amazon Echo not only kick-started the smart speaker revolution, but it spawned a whole boom in the smart home market, with dozens of companies adopting Amazon’s ecosystem of smart home devices.<p>But with such a plethora of Alexa-compatible devices, it can be hard to figure out which ones to buy. …

Smart Homes

IBM Will Beat Bitcoin

IBM is a better bet than Bitcoin on Blockchain, and holds stronger promise to change the world. And that makes IBM a better long-term investment than the digital currency.<p>Investors chasing after Bitcoin as its price gyrates, hoping that they will find other investors to sell to at higher prices, …

Cryptocurrency

Property market to become 'flooded' as 380,000 landlords look to sell-up

Experts have predicted that the property market could be flooded by homes for first time buyers as 380,000 buy-to-let landlords are looking to …

Collapse in buy-to-let lending as landlords back out of market

Taxes and regulations are knocking the life out of Britain’s buy-to-let market, with the value of mortgages taken out by landlords in March plunging by 20pc compared with the same month of 2017.<p>A total of 5,500 buy-to-let loans were taken out in the month, banking industry group UK Finance said, …

‘World First’ Universal Wallet For Crypto And Tokens Launches New Features

sponsoredAlready listed on major app stores, a company is planning to make its universal wallet available in 12 languages within months.<b>A company</b> …

5 things to consider before installing smart light switches

When turning your old, dumb house into a smart home, one of the best places to start is with lighting. For starters, you can test the waters with a single smart bulb or set of lights — letting you dip a toe in the smart light pool before diving in head-first.<p>When it comes to smart lighting, one of …

Home Automation

EverCam Wireless Security Camera With 365 Day Battery

Eufy Security has created a new wireless security camera called the EverCam that offers an amazing 365 days of monitoring from a single battery …

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

Malta Determined To Become the ‘Blockchain Island’: Regulations, Adoption, Binance Headquarters

Maltese pioneer legal framework for DLT aims to regulate the sector without stifling innovation and attracts Binance and other major playersMalta has …

IBM Blockchain Joins Sovrin's 'Decentralized' Digital Identity Network To Stem Fraud

IBM and the Sovrin Foundation, a private-sector international non-profit organization, have announced IBM as a “founding Steward” of the Sovrin Network that utilizes the power of a “hybrid” distributed ledger – technology sometimes referred to as a Blockchain. It aims to address the current …

Blockchain

iPad 2018 vs iPad Pro: We review Apple’s new tablet to find out if it’s a bargain winner or a cut-price failure

It’s the cheapest iPad ever made and is designed to be used in the classroom.<p>So is Apple’s new tablet destined to be a hit or miss?<p>We’ve been testing …

Why Andy Murray Is Betting Big On British Fintech

Andy Murray may have risen up the tennis rankings with a defensive playing style, when it comes to investing the Scot is betting some of his winnings on a highly risky yet potentially lucrative sector: British fintech.<p>Murray’s appetite for all things fintech continued to gain momentum with the …

'All hell will break loose': The crypto market will boom again in 2018 according to the CEO of American Express-backed startup Abra

LONDON — The founder of a Silicon Valley-based cryptocurrency business said the sector will boom again this year once big investors watching from the sidelines move into the market.<p>Abra CEO Bill Barhydt told Business Insider: "I talk to hedge funds, high net worth individuals, even commodity …

The missing link: Four ways blockchain will change the face of retail banking

It's no secret that the retail banking system is in dire need of an upgrade.<p>There is a strong case to be made for a decentralised banking system …

Bermondsey is officially the best place to live in London in 2018

The Sunday Times has named Bermondsey the best place to live in London in 2018.<p>It highlighted 10 locations across the city as part of its Best Places to Live in 2018 list, which looks at all areas of Britain.<p>The ranking uses statistics and The Sunday Times' panel of judges to rank places "where …

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

This Couple Found a Math Error in the Lottery and Made $27 Million (Playing Over and Over for 55 Weeks)

"Oh, I knew it would work," the wife said. "I knew it would work."<p>The lottery is usually a lousy return--but for a husband and wife team who figured out a math error in games run by two states, it became a wildly profitable investment strategy.<p>Meet Marge and Jerry Selbee, owners of a "party store" …

Research finds Facebook holds personally identifiable data on 40% of EU population [Updated]

The EU’s massive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect on May 25, which introduces harsher restrictions on how businesses can use and store the personal data of their customers. This will greatly affect foreign tech companies that operate within the EU, since they cannot use …

Privacy

Apple says all new iOS apps must accommodate the iPhone X's notch

If you’re building a new iOS app this year, you’ll have to ensure that it fully supports the iPhone X’s Super Retina Display – which means that it’ll have to accommodate the notch, reports 9to5Mac.<p>The rule comes into effect from April 2018 and concerns apps submitted from then onwards; Apple will …

Apps

GDPR will hand a huge advantage to big American tech companies by making the web unsurfable in Europe

New online privacy laws going into effect in Europe this spring will hand a huge advantage to large American tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, at the expense of smaller European publishers and advertising companies, according to research from five different investment …

Three reasons why Disconnect is the VPN’s next generation

For the last few years, most security experts have been trumpeting the virtues of a virtual private network (VPN). And yes, VPNs are great. But they do have some downsides…as well as areas of improvement. That’s why many have been embracing Disconnect as the natural evolution of the protections …

Xiaomi Mi 5X revealed: a low-cost, high-power handset with dual cameras

<i>Correction (7/26/27, 18:05): An earlier version of this post claimed the Xiaomi Mi 5X would launch with MIUI 8, though the device will actually come with MIUI 9 out of the box. We have edited the post to reflect the correct information.</i><p>The Xiaomi Mi 5X is official. After being leaked last week, and …

What are virtual networks and proxies? WIRED Explains

As a regular internet user, you’ve likely heard the terms “virtual private network” (VPN) and “proxy” before but may not understand what they are, if …

Tesla is about to confront dueling best- and worst-case scenarios, and anything could happen

Tesla is preparing for its biggest year ever.<p>In the next six months, it will launch the $35,000 Model 3 mass-market car, and, over the course of 2017, the investment community will find out whether Elon Musk's company can live up to its new business model as a vertically integrated energy firm, …

Virgin and Boost Mobile now carry the LG Stylo 3

We first checked out the LG Stylo 3 at CES 2017, and came away quite impressed with what the company is offering. Though the device isn’t meant to be a top of the line flagship, it can still run circles around a lot of the other budget handsets. Now, the LG Stylo 3 is expanding its reach to more …