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For less than $20, you can be the amazing speaker you’ve always wanted to be

Not everyone is born with a gift of gab. In fact, if you’re like most of us, even the thought of standing in front of a large group and talking about virtually anything is enough to make you start hyperventilating a bit.<p>Yet despite the fear, remember this — public speaking isn’t a natural born …

Be smart -- use big data for your small business

Large companies have already embraced the rise of data and analytics. An IDG study last year showed 78 percent of larger employers agree data collection and analysis have the potential to completely change the way they do business.<p>But their smaller brethren still aren’t reaping the same benefits of …

Google Analytics

12 ways influencer marketing will change following new FTC guidelines

Changes in social media brand affiliation are upon us as the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent crackdown on two YouTubers proves that influencers need to make their brand relationship clear to followers. With 21 warning letters also sent to a flurry of social media influencers requesting …

Marketing

Master digital image editing with this Photoshop mastery package — now under $30

Adobe estimates over 90 percent of the world’s creative professionals use Photoshop. Even if Adobe is inflating those figures a bit (and there’s no evidence that they are), there’s still little argument that the company controls the preeminent digital imaging and design software, a position it’s …

How to enjoy safe and secure online shopping during the holiday season

Savvy shoppers are already preparing to secure the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. But, many remain oblivious to devious cybercriminals that are hoping to use the excitement and thirst for massive sales to trick unsuspecting users into handing over their details.<p>Many will remember David …

Identity Theft

How much autonomy is too much for AI?

AI has the power to make decisions on our behalf and the world is getting excited. But there’s always that nagging question: Who will be the servant and who will be the master? Should we approach AI from a completely different angle? Should we actually hand over control at all and let the AI make …

Stephen Hawking

We want to give you an iPhone X for FREE! Here’s all you have to do...

Not many new tech products have industry watchers and consumers buzzing over a year before it’s even announced but then again, the iPhone X isn’t your normal piece of new tech.<p>It’s also more than just a 10th-anniversary face over for the trailblazing device. It’s a top-to-bottom overhaul with a …

Facebook Watch is the ultimate test for social TV

The concept of ‘social TV’ first came to widespread prominence in 2010 as people embraced sharing their wild and wonderful opinions about TV experiences on social media. That same year, MIT Technology Review named the phenomenon in its top ten ‘breakthrough technologies’.<p>Fast forward to 2017 and …

Social Media

Get schooled in Microsoft Excel — at a holiday price you may never see again

What’s the best thing about the holidays? Well sure, the spirit of the season, the care and compassion of mankind at its annual best, the inner warmth of family togetherness – that’s all fantastic stuff. But wow, it’s also the absolute greatest time on the calendar to score some fantastic deals!<p>And …

Fabriq Chorus Review: A gorgeous, battery-powered Alexa speaker for under $100

When someone pitched me the Fabriq Chorus last month, I couldn’t help but think it was the worst-possible time to release an Alexa-enabled smart speaker. Amazon had just released a swathe of compelling and intriguing new Echo devices, all benefiting from the name-recognition of its maker. Who would …

Gear & Gadgets

Tech entrepreneur responds to missing out on the Forbes 30 under 30 in the most epic way

With two weeks left until he turned thirty, Marc Köhlbrugge made a daunting realization — no, not that his twenties were almost over. He had failed to achieve his goal of seeing his name in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. Not content to merely try for Fortune’s consolation prize 40 under 40 awards, he …

Define

Insurance firms need to worry about social media

Most people would assume social media is a mostly casual interaction and therefore, it is not the correct place for financial services to communicate. However, with Millennials and Generation Z spending on average 8 hours a day on social media, society as a whole has adopted the platform as a way …

Social Media Marketing

Counterpoint: The case against an AI god

<i>We’d previously written an opinion piece titled “The case for an artificially intelligent god.” This is our counterpoint to that.</i><p>It’s a strange time to be a technology journalist. Somehow artificial intelligence has grown from buzzword to a religion, literally. For tech enthusiasts, it can often be …

Anthony Levandowski

Apple's HomePod is delayed until early next year

If you’ve been holding out to get Apple’s HomePod as a holiday present, we’ve got some bad news for you: the company has delayed the speaker until next year. I was originally due to go on sale in December.<p>In a statement to CNBC, Apple said:<p>“We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s …

Wireless

Brazil's Delete Institute is a rehab for internet addicts

Internet addicts in Latin America can get a “detox” treatment at Instituto Delete in Brazil, a center focused on treating cellular and internet addictions.<p>For many of us, our cell phone is an extension of our hand. Whether that’s healthy or not remains in how that affects our lives — but for many …

Determine

How Moscow paves the way for smart healthcare technologies that save cities millions

<b>Smart City Moscow’s Secret Weapon for Saving $10 Million a Year in Healthcare Costs</b><p>As doctor wait times soar by 30% in major US cities, where citizens wait an average of 24 days to schedule an appointment, Moscow, the most populated city in Russia, is doing the impossible: its 12.5 million citizens …

Health Care

Amazon joins Facebook and Microsoft in support of open-source AI platform

Amazon yesterday announced its ONNX-MXNet package to import Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) deep learning models into Apache MXNet, signifying the company is on-board with Facebook and Microsoft in efforts to open-source AI.<p>With the ONNX-MXNet Python package, developers running models based on …

Tim Cook

3 Widespread PPC Myths You're Mistakenly Falling For

The entire time a PPC campaign is running, you should be looking for optimization opportunities. Could your copy benefit from a little more creativity? Would a/b testing help you secure better results? There’s a lot of untapped potential when it comes to updating and improving your PPC …

Digital Marketing

Get an instant Big Data library to explore this fascinating field and pay what you want for it

Big data is… well… big. And the business of compiling, analyzing, and interpreting large number sets and what those results can mean for interests ranging from business forecasting to science research to hardcore technological advances like machine learning is just as big.<p>With a subject that huge, …

Huawei forcibly installed GoPro bloatware on unsuspecting users' phones

Huawei has been busted secretly installing bloatware on users’ phones without ever notifying them or asking for their consent. A number of Huawei customers have reported their phones have suddenly been equipped with GoPro’s Quik video editing app, Dutch outlet Android Planet reports.<p>According to …

Huawei

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UC Browser booted from Google Play after 500 million downloads

You might be more familiar with Chrome, Firefox, and Opera than UC Browser, but the Chinese Android app has clocked more than half a billion downloads on Google Play. Sadly, you might now learn the name only because it’s been removed from the Play store.<p>When contacted about booting UCWeb’s browser, …

Google

It's time to take back ownership of our digital identities

Smart contracts, bits of code that run on blockchain, took the notion a step further and made it possible to run applications without the need for centralized servers.<p>In recent years, plenty of startups have emerged that employ blockchain and smart contracts in different domains and industries.<p>One …

Bitcoin

Crypto exchange desks freeze Bitcoin trading ahead of Segwit2X hard fork

Following months of cagey quarrels within the Bitcoin community over a controversial software update known as Segwit2X, the scheduled update was abruptly suspended last week, after a number of leading cryptocurrency entrepreneurs decided to withdraw their support for the initiative.<p>But despite this …

Cryptocurrency

The ultimate plain-English guide to Bitcoin forks

It looks like, in the last few months, Bitcoin has made friends with forking. When I wrote about Bitcoin forking the last time, I didn’t expect there would be this many so soon. But hey, here we are, trying to make sense of what the hell is happening in the crypto world.<p>With this article, I try to …

Bitcoin

Tesla's surprise 400kmph+ Roadster is coming in 2020

Just when the audience at Tesla’s Semi launch though the event was over, the company rolled out quite the surprise: a sleek red Roadster.<p>The convertible 2+2 seater manages a top speed greater than 400kmph, runs for nearly 1,000km on a single charge (that’s enough to drive from Los Angeles to San …

Car Tech

Tesla's electric Semi runs for 500 miles on a single charge

At an event in Los Angeles today, Tesla unveiled its new Semi electric truck, which is capable of traveling 500 miles on a single charge with a loaded trailer.<p>Powered by four independent motors, the vehicle can go from 0-60 mph in just five seconds; it’ll take 20 seconds while paired with an 80,000 …

Meditation

Dropbox really screwed up its new design

We all know something is awfully wrong with the new Dropbox design, a design Dropbox says it’s the biggest change to the Dropbox brand in their 10-year history (might not necessarily be the best).<p>In this post, I attempt to simplify where Dropbox went wrong and why all the noise you’ve been hearing …

Dropbox

The middleware solution helping businesses connect to blockchain

Back in 1985, Back to the Future and The Goonies arrived in cinemas. This was also the year that Microsoft released the first version of Excel. However, we are now living in a mobile-first digital world, and this era of hyper-change is showing no signs of slowing down.<p>Over thirty years later it can …

Bitcoin

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