Ryan Patton

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Bitcoin: Tax Evasion Currency

In IRS Takes A Bite Out Of Bitcoin, I said that Bitcoin doesn’t obviate taxes. Dissenters argued that the anonymity of the upstart digital currency is all that matters. Perhaps they can evade taxes and the IRS won’t catch them.<p>But that doesn’t mean there’s no income. Start with how you classify …

Let Blogging Luminary John Saddington Teach You All About WordPress

It goes without saying that the Internet is a medium with huge potential for businesses and individuals who want to tell a story. If you have a voice that wants to get out and be heard, the chances are blogging platform WordPress is a service you know well. If you don’t, then you really …

MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

Using the Nexus 5's touch-free audio controls to instigate search is cool. But there's even more Google can do to turn up the volume on voice.<p>One of the Nexus 5 smartphone's best new features is the always-listening, touchless control over Google Now, the name by which the platform's personal …

Android News

7 Great Services for Taking Back Control of Your Inbox

Ever felt like you’re a slave to your inbox? Just when you think you’ve got everything under control, a slew of new messages just come flooding in, leaving you feeling helpless, disorganized, and frustrated.<p>Thankfully, you’re not alone. In fact, there are several services dedicated to help you …

A Comprehensive Guide to Web Application Testing

Web applications<p>We’re now living in a time where users expect as much functionality, reliability and flexibility from Web apps as desktop programs. All our data is slowly but surely moving into the cloud, and businesses are looking to the Web for software to easily implement and deploy across the …

Want to reduce your cloud costs 70 percent? Here’s how

Advertisement<p>44 Comments<p>Colocation, which means buying your own hardware up front and running and managing it in a third-party site, is not usually …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

20 Social Apps that Got Us Talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service that had a core functionality that enabled users to interact and engage with other people, either …

10 things Realtors can do to grow their business during the holidays

The holidays are here! It’s time time to turn off the cellphone, put the business aside and forget about all things real estate until Jan. 1, …

Confessions Of A Social Media Guru

Matt Pattoli is the owner of Fity Social Media, a social media marketing agency that helps small & large businesses manage their social media …

Why Sellers Shouldn't Wait Until After the Holidays to List Homes

<b>By ​Brendon DeSimone</b><p>With the holidays approaching, sellers often wonder if they should keep their properties on the market or take them off? Or if they haven't listed their homes yet, should they wait until after the first of the year? Maybe hold off until spring?<p>Conventional wisdom used to be that …