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Containers or virtual machines: ​Which is more secure? The answer will surprise you

IBM Research has created a new way to measure software security, Horizontal Attack Profile, and it's found a properly secured container can be almost …

Information Security

Powerful new Gatorade commercial reminds the world that Serena Williams is awesome because she 'plays like a mother' not because she overcame giving birth

• <b>Gatorade has released a powerful new commercial featuring Serena Williams on the eve of the 2018 Wimbledon final.</b>• <b><br>Williams is being celebrated for dominating her Wimbledon opponents so soon after giving birth to her daughter and the health complications she went through.</b>• <b><br>The commercial reminds the</b> …

Tennis

Why we believe in an open cloud

By Melody Meckfessel and Eric Brewer, Vice Presidents, Google Cloud; Miles Ward, Director of Solution Architecture, Google Cloud; and Sarah Novotny, …

Machine Learning

Opera tests an in-browser cryptocurrency wallet on Android

Opera is embracing the cryptocurrency movement by testing an Ethereum wallet in its Android mobile browser. It makes Opera the first major browser to add a built-in crypto wallet. You can import an existing wallet or create a new one, and it allows you to send and receive money directly in the …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum-Based Blockchain Betting Platform Augur Just Launched. Here's Why It's Not Married to Ether

Once tweeted as the “Uber for knowledge” by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Augur, a blockchain-based predictions platform is launching …

Cryptocurrency

7 customer service lessons from the best Uber driver ever

This Toronto Uber driver has maintained a 4.99 rating after driving nearly 5,000 passengers. When I climbed into his car, I found out why.<p>I’ve probably taken an Uber two or three times a day for the past couple years. And every time I idly check the driver’s rating and number of rides. I’ve found …

Customer Service

Early testimonial of iOS 12’s ‘Live Listen’ with AirPods shows just how useful it could be

With iOS 12, Apple is expanding its “Live Listen” feature to AirPods. This means users can have their iPhone act as a directional microphone, with audio being played back live to a pair of AirPods.<p>The feature could have incredible benefits for those with hearing problems, and one of the early …

iOS

Meet the 'Kickboxing Grannies' of Kenya's Most Dangerous Slum

Video<p>A group of grandmothers hailing from Korogocho have come together to protect and empower themselves and their community.<p>Video<p>“No! No! No! I don’t want anything to do with you!” screams 75-year-old Beatrice Nyariara along with her fellow classmates as they practice their self-defense moves.<p>A …

Self Defense

Building scalable web applications with Cloud Datastore — new solution

By Julien Phalip, Solutions Architect<br>If you manage database systems for large web applications, your job can be quite challenging. When unforeseen …

Cloud Computing

The future of Ethereum looks bright

In what amounted to one of the most far-reaching and interesting conversations at TC Sessions in Zug, Ethereum masterminds Vitalik Buterin, Justin Drake, and Karl Floersch spoke openly – and often candidly – about a bright future for Ethereum scaling and, more interestingly, their way to build …

Cryptography

London police chief ‘completely comfortable’ using facial recognition with 98 percent error rate

The technology is being trialled in the UK but has so far led to zero arrests<p>The head of London’s Metropolitan Police force has defended the organization’s ongoing trials of automated facial recognition systems, despite legal challenges and criticisms that the technology is “almost entirely …

Surveillance

The Ledger: Facebook's Self-Interested Crypto Reversal

Earlier this year, I warned you about Big Tech’s crypto conspiracy—a movement by today’s Internet giants to strangle the virtual currency industry in …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain Voting Notches Another Success—This Time in Switzerland

The most high-profile use of blockchain technology, which records information in ledgers distributed across many computers, is for cryptocurrencies …

Blockchain

Deutsche Bank and IBM are testing blockchain-powered bank transfers

It was confirmed today that the first cross-border, commercial transactions have been conducted on the we.trade blockchain platform – an initiative established by a group of financial giants, including Deutsche Bank, HSBC, and Rabobank.<p>These aren’t your average bank-funded, cross-border remittance …

Deutsche Bank

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This man is cleaning all 388 Holocaust plaques in his city

In recent years, many towns in Central Europe, including Germany and Austria have introduced small brass plaques in the streets in memory of Jews and other victims of Nazi atrocities.<p>The plaques have been placed outside the houses where they used to live.<p>There are 388 of them in the Austrian town …

Central Europe

The Store As 'Software': How Apple Reimagined Retail -- Again

“Retail is not dying, but it has to evolve. It has to continue to move and I think it has to serve a bigger purpose than selling, because anybody can do that faster, cheaper.” So said Apple’s senior vice president of retail, Angela Ahrendts, at the recent Cannes Lions International Festival of …

Apple Store

5 Blockchain Product Use Cases To Follow This Year

Since its introduction, blockchain has rapidly outgrown its own original ambitions.<p>The numbers speak for themselves, after initial coin offerings raised massive sums of money for blockchain-based projects in the last two years. Even after raising $5 billion in 2017, the industry has already …

Blockchain

I took a phone call from the Google Assistant

When Google unveiled the Duplex phone-calling reservation AI at I/O last month, the world was shook. Despite the potential convenience it presented, the system's ability to mimic human inflections in conversation was uncanny and borderline-creepy. Back then, we only heard recordings of what …

Google Assistant

Polychain Becomes First $1 Billion Crypto Fund: What Happens Now?

Polychain Capital is at the vanguard of cryptocurrency investing, attracting backers from prominent ventures capital firms like Andreessen Horowitz, …

Venture Capital

A Long-Secret Bitcoin Key Is About to Be Revealed

A long-held bitcoin secret is about to be revealed.<p>No, it's not the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, it's a private key the cryptocurrency's creator …

Bitcoin

The GPS app that can find anyone anywhere

The technology has already proved invaluable in disaster zones and refugee camps<p>In common with perhaps 15 million South Africans, Eunice Sewaphe does not have a street address. Her two-room house is in a village called Relela, in a verdant, hilly region of the Limpopo province, five hours’ drive …

Ivory Coast

Affordable Satellite Communication By Bivystick

Bivy App have created a new affordable satellite communication system aptly named the Bivystick, designed to be easy-to-use and transform yourself …

Gear & Gadgets

Students confront the unethical side of tech in 'Designing for Evil' course — TechCrunch

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News.. It may also be available on the …

The Rock Feeds His Girlfriend While She Breastfeeds; Gives Masterclass in Being a Good Dude

Is there no end to how awesome The Rock is?<p>Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is known for his movies, enviable style, and of course, his workout routine. Now, the actor and WWE star is showing off his paternal side.<p>Johnson shared a heartwarming photo on Instagram of his girlfriend Lauren Hashian and their …

New Research Shows Bitcoin's Meteoric Rise Was a Scam

Crypotocurrencies are the latest in a centuries-long line of speculative bubbles driven by shrewd insiders taking advantage of gullible investors.<p>3 min read<p>Academic researchers at the University of Texas have concluded at least half of Bitcoin's rise to a peak price of nearly $20,000 last year was …

With new security and intelligent features, the new Gmail means business

We’re also introducing new features on mobile to help you minimize interruptions and clutter. High-priority notifications is a new setting that only …

Ikea Realizes Democratic Design For The Home

On June 8 and 9, Ikea hosted its annual Democratic Design Days event, where the company introduces its upcoming collections and collaborations. First held in 2014, with journalists, bloggers and influencers invited to the company’s headquarters in Älmhult, Sweden, this year’s event was live …

Blockchain Tech Must be “Open-Software”

Public blockchains are defining a new era in free/libre, open-source software development.<p>Did you know there is a difference between “free software” …

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos