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The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple cofounder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

Steve Jobs

Walk yourself fit: how striding out could transform your body

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?<p>• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions<p>“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert springs off to demonstrate a walk. …

For powerlooms in Tamil Nadu, GST a potent disruptor

Velusamy, a powerloom weaver in Palladam, was elated. After almost a year of dull business, he recently had an inquiry from a master weaver for 1,000 …

Massive leak exposes data on 123M US households

An unsecured database contained a wide range of personal details about virtually every American household, researchers say.<p>A massive database containing information on more than 123 million American households was discovered unsecured on the internet earlier this month, researchers said Tuesday.<p>The …

The Business Case for Quirkiness

08 Min Read Time - Zappos built a billion-dollar bottom line and a reputation for customer service by letting employees bring their whole, creative …

Creativity

Bitcoin: What's driving the frenzy?

2017 has become the year bitcoin went big.<p>It started the year worth less than $1,000 but has soared above $17,000. Back in 2011, it was worth less than a dollar. It is being bought and sold by investors in a frenzy, driving the price higher and higher.<p>Some leading economists and financiers are …

Cryptocurrency

U.S. entrepreneur bets on new Silicon Valley in west France

PARIS (Reuters) - When Rob Spiro left San Francisco to settle in France with his wife and kid in 2016, the family chose a mid-sized city on France's west coast over Paris' burgeoning start-up scene.<p>At 32, the Yale-educated entrepreneur and former Google product manager had already co-founded two …

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

Shopping

This project aims to “de-flatten” digital publishing by matching the best content with premium ads

Can an algorithm sift through piles of content to deliver top advertising dollars to top quality journalism?<p>The News Quality Scoring Project is relying on some humans and, well, an algorithm to separate “commodity news” from “value-added news” in an attempt to connect high quality content with …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

What phone should I buy if I’m on a budget?

Wirecutter Editor in Chief Jacqui Cheng offers budget recommendations for phones, computers and more on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>In the era of $1000 smartphones, it may seem like the newest, best stuff is only available to big spenders. But with a little research, it’s possible to find …

Mobile Technology

Machine learning and AI training paves new cloud career paths

As cloud services for machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to emerge, organizations need to train...<p>their staff to use these …

A Granddaughter's Powerful Love Story, Told Through An Indian Cookbook

Although she'd never cooked until her early thirties, food was always an integral part of Archana Pidathala's life. The author of the self-published cookbook, <i>Five Morsels of Love</i>, shortlisted earlier this year for the 2017 Art of Eating Prize, cherishes memories of long, languid summers spent at …

Andhra Pradesh

BBC is launching an interactive radio show for Echo

The future of entertainment is here. The BBC, in collaboration with Rosina Sound, is working on an interactive radio play for artificial intelligence-enabled home chatbots, like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home.<p>The production will be the first of its kind, and the futuristic, high-tech play is slated …

Automation

How to hack frequent flyer miles for fun and profit

Learn the secrets of the Emmi Cheese Contango<p>If you really care about frequent flier miles, you end up doing all sorts of crazy things. The simple stuff is buying special credit cards or organizing your flight schedule around high-mileage promotions — but soon you’re using dummy transactions to …

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

Driverless Cars

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics<p>Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly …

Inside the Meteoric Rise of ICOs

Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) have quickly grown to account for more startup funding in blockchain-based companies than all of Venture Capital. Nearly $2.3 billion has been raised to date in ICOs, with the large majority of that taking place in the first half of 2017.<p>In 2015 there was a smaller …

Cryptocurrency

4 technologies that will unlock AR’s full potential

Apple’s ARKit is capturing the attention and imagination of developers and media alike, drawn in by an estimated 700 million iPhone owners around the world who now have AR devices. ARKit is setting the stage for the next era of AR development, and now Google has entered the fray with ARCore to …

Augmented Reality

The best to-do list app right now

Get the app and then get things done<p>The best to-do list app will always be whatever works for you. One reason for the enduring popularity of pen-and-paper-based methods is that they can map perfectly to your individual needs. Bullet journals, which have surged in popularity in recent years, …

Apps

The 30 best men's fashion websites

Men's Fashion

Buy these seven shares to profit from driverless cars and artificial intelligence

The idea of investing in technology companies will, for many, bring back painful memories of the tech bubble bursting at the turn of the millennium.<p>Today, there is little of the mania of two decades ago. Technology firms are typically more expensive to buy than the wider market, but are now …

Investing

Another tech titan joins Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg in supporting free cash handouts for Americans

One by one, some of the biggest names in tech are publicly supporting the idea of giving cash handouts to all Americans.<p>The latest is self-made …

Usain Bolt’s speed secret surprises scientists

DALLAS—Usain Bolt appeared on a video screen in a white singlet and black tights, sprinting in slow motion through the final half of a 100-metre …

Forget Resolutions. Try These 7 Ways To Design Your Life

If you’re busy making New Year’s resolutions, stop. Instead, try designing your year.<p>Planning your future, even in the form of something as seemingly simple as New Year’s resolutions, is what designers call a wicked problem.<p><i>6 Surefire Ways To Improve Your Financial Life In 2017</i><p>Wicked problems have …

Design Thinking

MongoDB Ransomware is being sold online

January has been a rough month for anyone that a.) uses the popular MongoDB database software, and b.) doesn’t really know how to secure it.<p>A flurry of ransomware attacks have targeted the platform, taking advantage of installations that have the administrator account configured without a …

ElasticSearch

The rise of the cashless city: 'There is this real danger of exclusion'

Cities from Sweden to India are pushing for a totally cash-free society. But as more shops and transport networks insist on electronic payments, where does this leave the smallest traders and poorest inhabitants?<p>Scrolling through my online bank statements at Christmas, I was surprised to find I had …

Meet Coople: The 'gig-economy' app that's like Uber for short-term staffing

Apps like Uber, Deliveroo, and Airbnb have, from a user's point of view, changed the way we travel, eat, and sleep.<p>But they are also changing the way people work. For the estimated 5 million UK workers employed through such platforms, gone is the security associated with fixed terms of employment, …

The Workplace

India gets crafty — with craft beer

<b>The bottle:</b> Bira 91 beer, $10-12 per six pack.<p><b>The back story:</b> India is often celebrated for its cuisine, but what about its drink? Since we’re coming …