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Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto May Be Writing A Book – Report

One of the biggest mysteries in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world may soon be revealed in a forthcoming book.<p>Bloomberg News reporter Matthew …

Bitcoin

AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging

There’s really no nice way to put this: In his new film, <i>Zone Out</i>, <i>Silicon Valley</i> star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not …

Artificial Intelligence

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them as learning machines is not the answer. By Alex Beard<p>Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived …

Robotics

You Can Get a 'Creativity PhD' for $49,000 a Year. Or You Could Try This Shortcut Instead

Use this technique to shake up your neuro pathways for free.<p>I suppose it was inevitable that somebody would start offering advanced degrees in abstract concepts. And sure enough: this week, University of the Arts in Philadelphia Pennsylvania announced it's new creativity PhD program aimed a …

Creativity

A $10 billion lawsuit could finally unmask the creator of bitcoin

For most of the last decade, internet snoops, journalists and bitcoin enthusiasts have been trying to unmask Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of bitcoin who holds almost 1 million of the digital coins — currently worth $10 billion.<p>Now a bombshell lawsuit against the man who publicly claims …

Bitcoin

Is Bitcoin Heading To Zero?

Bitcoin has not had a good past few months. I am not going to take all the credit, but I did write my post “Why I Would Bet Against Bitcoin” on Dec. 16, and the very next day, Bitcoin began its tumble that has brought it down 50% in value. As far as calling a peak goes, you must admit this chart is …

Bitcoin

If You Can't Pass This Simple 10 Second Test, Science Says You're 5 Times More Likely to Die Sooner

And don't worry if you can't pass it today. With a little time and effort, you will.<p>Everyone wants to live a long, healthy life. No one wants their life to be cut unnecessarily short. But is it possible to predict whether you're at greater risk of mortality? According to a Brazilian physician, the …

Work-life Balance

Anarchist hacker Amir Taaki says bitcoin’s boom means it’s on the verge of a collapse

Amir Taaki is notorious in the bitcoin world for his radical political beliefs and technical skills—which is saying something in a culture that has spawned a cast of infamous characters, like the cryptocurrency magnate “Bitcoin Jesus” or the rapper CoinDaddy.<p>Taaki, 29, an influential bitcoin voice …

Bitcoin

Why we use A-Frame

A library for our virtual space. Security, physics, components.<p>The decision to use A-Frame to power our web client stems from two different angles: …

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How the aristocracy preserved their power

After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal<p>On 11 January this year, Charlie, the genial 3rd Baron Lyell, …

Elections

Can A Machine Choose Fonts And Colors Better Than You? Try It

These automated design tools let you find new font and color combinations with the push of a button. And then call it a weekend.<p>Maybe you’re just feeling uninspired. Maybe you took a job that pays less than you’re worth. Look, I’m not here to judge. We’re all going to be working for AI in a few …

Typography

The Ins and Outs of a Design Sprint

Finally, a design approach you can't afford to ignore.<p>"We wanted to make the best for the most for the least"<br>- Charles Eames<p>When was the last time …

Design

Design

Apps

The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 2: Final Rendering

Balancing on-paper with digital<p>Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, has just one more step to complete before …

Product Design

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning

Want to be a digital nomad? Here are 10 things to consider

The beach and a laptop; the ultimate dream for many. And even if just temporarily, being a nomad might be something you might want to try. If you’ve …

Cape Town

This Timelapse Shows a Cell Dividing Over 33 Hours

What to see what cell division looks like? Documentary and wildlife filmmaker Francis Chee captured it beautifully on camera. The amazing 23-second …

World’s tallest skyscraper design hangs off an orbiting asteroid

What if your daily commute involved parachuting down to earth rather than being stuck in vehicular traffic? That’s the vision in Clouds Architecture …

Bitcoin’s fake news problem

2017-03-21T16:43:09.000Z<p>Bitcoin was designed to be self limiting and scarce so as to endow it with value. But the limitation wasn’t just applied to …

Bitcoin

Has lithium-battery genius John Goodenough done it again? Colleagues are skeptical

Researchers have struggled for decades to safely use powerful—but flammable—lithium metal in a battery. Now John Goodenough, the 94-year-old father of the lithium-ion battery, is claiming a novel solution as a blockbuster advance.<p>If it proves out, the invention could allow electric cars to compete …

Clean Energy

Say farewell to the Pound: millennials using the blockchain could lead to local currencies

Successful ideas have as much to do with good timing as they do with great technology. For Generation Y, ATMs were the right technology at the right …

Urbanization

Accounting for UX Work with User Stories in Agile Projects

<b>Summary:</b> To make UX activities visible, break user stories into UX and development subtasks, add UX to Kanban boards, and include UX acceptance …

How to Change Your Career from Marketing to UX Design

There are a few good reasons why you might want to change your career from marketing to UX design. First, there’s the pay—sources like …

UX Design

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

Google DeepMind's Untrendy Play to Make the Blockchain Actually Useful

For Silicon Valley, the headline was sweet nectar: Google DeepMind, the world's hottest artificial intelligence lab, embraces the blockchain, the …

Blockchain

Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud | Oliver Burkeman

Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?<p>Dr David Pollens is a psychoanalyst who sees his …

Psychology

Learning From Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces

I was recently called out on Twitter for claiming that Electron-based Slack, with three teams configured, regularly takes 30+ seconds to load. They …

UI Design

Your Brain Has 2 Ways of Finding Answers. Which Is Best?

Fascinating study compares flashes of insight with careful analysis.<p>Think about the last time you solved a business problem, such as coming up with a new product idea, formulating a new marketing plan, or deciding which job candidate to hire. How did you do it. Did you sit down with the facts and …

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