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Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

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Here's what every Chrome user should do in the wake of #Spectre

The new year kicked off with a bang on Jan. 3 when security researchers revealed two major software vulnerabilities that affect, to some extent, most …

Why linkless mentions are the future of link-building

<b>Since the early days of search, Google has used links as a means of judging the reputation and relevance of webpages. The more links pointing to a</b> …

2 Stocks to Help You Build Retirement Wealth

Forget the headlines about rapidly growing tech stocks and digital currencies, like bitcoin, that are shooting higher by the hour. These types of investments can certainly be exciting, and lucrative if they work out in your favor, but they're also highly volatile and can lose your hard-earned money …

Bitcoin Series #3 - Security

This article is part of a series on bitcoin. This series started with:<p>Bitcoin Series #1 – The Basics<br>• Bitcoin Series #2 – Usage<p>And will be followed by …

5 Best Business Books

Celeb CEO pick<br>Uncontainable, by Kip Tindell<p>Illustration by Martin Laksman<p>The Container Store (TCS) has fans as avid as Apple’s (AAPL) and a workplace …

Setting This Vague Daily Goal Totally Transformed My Productivity

Adding a checkbox with three simple words at the bottom of his daily to-do list helped this freelancer keep himself productive, motivated, and accountable.<p><i>Do your best.</i> If it sounds like advice from a kindergarten teacher, well, I get it. Vague goals produce vague results, right? So I thought, too. …

Don’t Lose Sight of the Investment Forest for the Trees

<i>Do stocks outperform bonds?</i> The widely accepted answer is yes — and by a significant margin over the long term. However, one paper making the rounds in America recently challenged this conventional wisdom, arguing most stocks aren’t great investments because only a sliver of US stocks — fewer than …

5 Mind-Bending Experiments That Show Where Creativity Is Headed Next

Researchers showed off new tools to augment human creativity at Siggraph, the year’s biggest computer graphics conference.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery hosts a conference called Siggraph where artists, researchers, designers, and developers show off their work on computer …

Why Bitcoin is surging again, in plain English

The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% in the last 24 hours and now sits at $2744, not too far from its June all-time-high of about $3,000.<p>Here’s …

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

Why R/GA and Reply.ai Created A Custom Bot Maker For Small Businesses

BotBot is like a Squarespace for bots, allowing anyone to build a Facebook chatbot right from their mobile phone.<p>Not long ago, the brand marketing world caught bot fever.<p>Chatbots were the hottest new thing around, to both ease company resources while helping people get what they want–products, …

Microsoft replaces the password with a phone-based log-in

Microsoft's Authenticator app can now save you a step when logging into anything that requires a Microsoft Account. According to a blog post from the company's identity division, Microsoft has just flipped the switch on a new phone sign-in feature that skips the password entry part …

A Bitcoin civil war is threatening to tear the digital currency in 2 — here's what you need to know

Developers, miners, and other stakeholders are locked in a heated debate over how best to scale the network, with chances steadily rising of irreconcilable differences causing a so-called "hard fork" that would split Bitcoin in two.<p>Bitcoin is in crisis, and while there's broad consensus that</i> …

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Google Maps can now take you deep inside this fiery volcano

Google Maps is like our digital third eye, allowing us to see practically every swath of the Earth's surface. Now the mapping tool can take us …

6 Amazing Caves You Can Visit Around the World

The earth has many beautiful wonders on its surface, but a surreal landscape lies below in caves. Humans have been exploring the earth’s pockets for …

Best places to retire abroad in 2016

Dreaming of retiring in a faraway place? The best locations offer gorgeous views, affordability, great weather, vibrant communities and a solid number of expats.<p>The Algarve area of Portugal takes the top spot for the third year in a row on Live and Invest Overseas' list of the best places to retire …

The evolving road of beacon tech

Kjartan Slette Contributor<p>Kjartan Slette is a co-founder and the COO of Unacast.<p>When Apple launched its iBeacon protocol at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in 2013 it laid the foundation for an entire new industry — the proximity industry.<p>Three years later, close to 500 proximity …

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Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

Google might launch a 7-inch Pixel tablet this year

Although Google was unable to replicate the success it had with its reasonably-priced Nexus 7 tablet with the 2014 Nexus 9. But it looks like it’s going to give that a go again this year.<p>Evan Blass, the king of hardware info leaks, said on Twitter that the company is partnering with Huawei to build …

Intel's Latest Acquisition Is All About Giving Sight to Machines

Intel (intc) is to buy the Irish chip firm Movidius to boost its ambitions of giving “human-like sight” to connected devices.<p>Movidius makes …

Lydia launches a good old plastic card to go beyond the peer-to-peer payment space

French startup Lydia is launching a card so that you can spend your Lydia balance in every retailer that accepts MasterCard. You can trigger a lot of features in the app. In other words, you remain in control of your card, and not your bank.<p>Lydia started off as a peer-to-peer payment app so that …

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AMD ships its extra-efficient 7th-generation processors in PCs

While Intel is busy revamping its laptop processors, AMD is focused on the desktop side of personal computing. The chip designer has started shipping its 7th-generation A-series processors in desktop PCs, starting with machines from HP and Lenovo. The CPUs are based around as many as four Excavator …

10 Entrepreneurs Who Started a Wildly Successful Business After 40

Whether it’s Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg, America loves the story of the scrappy, young founder. Lost in that narrative is the fact that many …

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Google Is Winning the Fight for PayPal's Business

Alphabet’s Google (googl) is close to winning PayPal as a client for its cloud business, potentially beating out Amazon and Microsoft, <i>CNBC</i> reported …

Pebble continues to focus on health tracking with latest update

Navigation has also been streamlined<p>After introducing Pebble Health last December, Pebble has been building out its smartwatch health and fitness features. A new update released today brings redesigns to Pebble’s health app, as well as revised timeline features, iPhone updates, and more for most …

Doing This for an Hour Each Week Will Make Your Business More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

10 best video player apps for Android

Video streaming has taken over in a big way. A lot of people have Netflix, Hulu, VRV, and even YouTube subscriptions. However, there are still plenty of us out there with video files on our phones. Viewing videos isn’t nearly as difficult as it used to be. Most video player apps can play the most …

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