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John McAfee Says Blockchain Will Upend Business as We Know It in 5 Years (Hint: No Bosses, Banks or Retirement)

"You have to unlearn everything about 'I'm the boss, I make the rules.' In the blockchain world, nobody makes the rules," he says.<p>Politics, race and religion could all be fair game for dinnertime conversation with John McAfee, but if you’re a blockchain skeptic, you might want to keep your mouth …

Blockchain

Some madman built a Mario Kart clone in pure CSS

Historically, CSS has been used for one thing: decorating webpages. But later versions of the stylesheet language have added extra bells and whistles, allowing developers to do more ambitious (and, dare I say, bonkers) things.<p>Case in point: London-based developer Stephen Cook built a barebones …

Mario Kart

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Cybersecurity

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

This $10 3D-printed instrument sounds exactly like a violin

The newest thing in violin technology was created when the classical violinist Sean Riley wanted to play a piece by the American composer John Adams, <i>The Dharma at Big Sur.</i> Riley couldn’t use his own 240-year-old violin because the piece called for a six-string electric violin, and he couldn’t …

Violin

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

13 Ways to Use String Lights You (Maybe) Haven't Thought of

(Image credit: Livet Hemma)<p>Twinkle lights, or string lights, or fairy lights, or Christmas lights, or whatever you like to call them, are one of the …

Decorations

9 Adorable DIY Ornaments Your Kids Can Make Themselves

The goal: To keep your totally insane, house-bound children occupied while you run around tackling Christmas to-dos. These DIY ornaments are not only …

Crafting

This Next-Gen Satellite Will Scan for Storms Like Never Before

Prepping a satellite instrument for its journey into space can feel like getting ready to lift off yourself. The sensors on board are vulnerable to …

Your 2017 Black Friday Booklist: Eight Essential Science Reads

The holidays are prime reading season. All that travel and post-meal lounging will give you plenty of time to plow through the books that have been …

Fairy Tales Are Much Older Than You Think

At least one has been traced back to the Bronze Age.<p>TALES AS OLD AS TIME<p>MODERN TAKES<p>THE SMITH AND THE DEVIL<p>FRIENDS IN LIFE AND DEATH<p>Friends in Life and Death<p>Originated 6,000 years ago<p>2,000 years ago<p>A dead man accepts Don<p>Juan’s invitation to a banquet<p>in exchange for Don Juan’s<p>attendance at …

Literature

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, and Most People Haven't Noticed | Inc.com

Cryptocurrencies' collective market caps have shot up as high as $177 billion, as of the time of writing this piece. Considering the year started in the low tens of billions, that's a considerable jump. That's a lot of growth in less than 10 months, and things don't appear to be slowing down …

Blockchain

Untangling Bitcoin: Why Russell Yanofsky Is Taking Apart Crypto's Oldest Code

Developers often use words like "monolithic," "blob" and "tangled" to describe the code underpinning bitcoin.<p>These words paint a picture of how …

List: Why Startups and Small Businesses Fail

The Complete List: Why Startups and Small Businesses Fail (2017 Update)<p>Running a start-up is like chewing glass and staring into the abyss. After a …

Product Management

Bernie Sanders unveils universal healthcare bill: 'We will win this struggle'

Medicare for All plan would cover 323m Americans under single system Bill unlikely to pass in Congress but support growing among Democrats<p>Battle lines have been drawn as Bernie Sanders launches his latest attempt to establish a healthcare system that covers all 323 million Americans.<p>Standing in …

Health Care

Here's How the 10 Largest Cryptocurrencies Have Performed Year to Date

One is up by more than 8,600% since 2017 began.<p>Among stock market industries, things like marijuana, the Internet of Things, surgically assisted …

Blockstack Today: 5 Apps Already Being Built on the Decentralized Web

Blockchain architecture startup Blockstack has a vision for a truly free and open internet.<p>It's a vision built on the idea that users shouldn't get …

Don't Mine Bitcoin. Mine Altcoins fool!

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your …

How an open source framework will help AI reach the masses

The rapid development of AI is like the birth of the universe right after the Big Bang: incredibly hot and expanding rapidly. AI is so dynamic that no one can predict what the field will be like in five years. Based on its current development, we believe that we will witness the standardization of …

Machine Learning

Setting Your Bitcoin Network Fee Policy

There has been increasing attention on the network fees associated with Bitcoin network transactions. Articles from the Wall Street Journal, NewsBTC …

Becoming a Smart Crypto-Consumer

Why do you need a post on becoming a customer? Isn’t consumer activity a priori?<p>No. In fact, you had to learn how to shop and buy. The Internet added …

The Cryptocurrency Gold Rush

This really does change everything<p>(<i>Note: I recently started doing a weekly Tech email for Flipboard, which comes out Saturdays. Here’s this week’s</i> …

Eero’s new router is twice as powerful and twice as fast as before

A smaller Eero that can hide in more places is also coming<p>Eero is back: a little over a year after kickstarting the home mesh networking trend, the company is announcing its second-generation hardware. According to the company, the new Eero provides double the speed and range of its predecessor, …

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

Pain

Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum.<p>This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a …

Cryptocurrency

A Las Vegas Strip Club Is Making It Rain Cryptocurrency

You’ve never seen QR codes used this way before.<p>Ever since showering women with dollar bills became an endlessly rehashed subject for rap songs, high-end strip clubs have increasingly relied on brand building to distinguish themselves from their competition.<p>It's in that vein that The Legends Room …

Bitcoin Price Can Reach $2,000 This Year, Still Has Advantage: Expert

Bitcoin price in 2017 has exhibited very dynamic behavior. Ever since conquering the $1,000 mark at the turn of the New Year, the volatility in the …

Tim Berners-Lee: 'We need to rethink the web to stop the spread of mean ideas'

The encryption techniques used by WhatsApp and similar services should be protected at all costs, and we need to "rethink" how the web works if we're …

Bitcoin History Explained with an Infographic

Feature: Page (1) of 1 - 03/29/17<p>Bitcoins are gaining popularity worldwide at fast pace. People like to use bitcoins because they can be mined, …

RIP Bitcoin Unlimited, Bitcoin Can't and Won't Fork: F2Pool Owner

Not all Chinese miners are in support of Bitcoin Unlimited it seems. F2Pool, the second largest Bitcoin mining pool in the world behind AntPool, …