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50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …

5 Handy Projects You Can Do Yourself with Raspberry Pi

Coding these mini-computers couldn't be simpler.<p>Sometimes less can do a whole lot more, and the Raspberry Pi is one of those minute pieces of …

3 things that everyone can learn from Jeff Bezos and Amazon about incredibly smart decision-making

In the early 1990s, Jeff Bezos noticed something strange.<p>He was nearing 30, and it was at the dawn of the internet revolution. The web was nowhere near what it is today, but the thing that caught Bezos' attention was that usage was picking up at a rate of 2,300% a year.<p>Not wanting to miss out, he …

Jeff Bezos

Are you (programming) in your comfort zone? Please don’t.

I worked as a software developer using only Java tech stack for over five years. And I’m pretty comfortable with any Java code. I started playing out …

Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X's Face ID with a mask

When Apple introduced Face ID security alongside the iPhone X, it boasted that even Hollywood-quality masks couldn't fool the system. It might not be a question of movie-like authenticity, however -- security researchers at Bkav claim to have thwarted Face ID by using a specially-built mask. Rather …

Apple Community Envisions Better Ways to Activate Control Center on iPhone X

One of the biggest software changes on Apple's new iPhone X is the location of Control Center, the useful user interface that provides you with quick access to music playback controls, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles, the flashlight, calculator, and much more thanks to iOS 11's customizable layout. On …

Is the Universe Made of Mathematics?

Proposed by Swedish-American cosmologist Max Tegmark, despite several remarks that it would ruin his career and reputation, the Mathematical Universe …

Mathematics

A poor Kenyan sheepherder now mines Cryptocurrencies and proves a point

Eugene Mutai and his daughter Xena. Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg.Cables and electronics components that make up one of Mutai’s mining machines. …

IoT startup landscape: Emerging mergers and acquisitions by traditional "non-tech" players- Technology News, Firstpost

In the last 5 years IoT startups have grabbed attention and angel.co has over 5000 IoT startups listed. A whopping sum of $12.5B has been put into …

Internet of Things

Home Electrical Wiring & Connections: What You Need to Know

It's time to tackle some wiring projects in your home, but where do you begin? It's important that you know what you're dealing with before you …

Do We All See the Woman Holding an iPhone in This 1860 Painting?

A closer look at “The Expected One,” a painting by 19th century Austrian artist Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.<p><b>This story is part of DOUBLE TAKES, a Motherboard meditation on the tech-time continuum that reinterprets old art through the lens of modern digital anxieties.</b><p>Peter Russell and his partner …

Living with the iPhone X- Week 1 Grab Bag

It has now been more than a week since my iPhone X showed up. After some initial hiccups getting the backup from my iPhone 7 Plus restored, it has been pretty smooth sailing. It has been reliable and I haven’t seen any issues with the screen, Face ID, or even the problem related to sensitivity to …

Batteries

The new, clever way hackers can get into your bank account

According to a blog post by Cisco-owned Talos, the Zeus Panda malware essentially “poisons” Google search results to push fake bank-related results …

Robin goes all in on robotic lawn care and focuses on franchising

Robin, which pitched a combined “Uber for lawn care” and robotic-lawnmower-as-a-service at Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield last year, is making some big changes. It quietly sold the first part to Porch earlier this year, and is now focused on expanding the robot service nationwide via a …

James Comey tweets about 'truth' and 'lies' after Trump lashes out at him

Former FBI director James Comey tweeted out two quotes about truth and justice after President Donald Trump attacked him Saturday morning and again cast doubt on the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.<p>Trump said he believed Russian President Vladimir …

Donald Trump

Google study shows how your account is most likely to be hijacked

Security threats like phishing, keylogging and third-party breaches are pretty common knowledge. Google wanted to gain a better understanding of how hijackers steal passwords and other sensitive data in the wild, though, so it conducted an analysis of online black markets from March 2016 to March …

Phishing

New research says it's better to buy than rent—but not because of money

Historically, homeownership has been considered an effective mechanism for wealth creation, especially for low- and moderate-income and minority households. Even with a modest down payment, homeowners can accumulate wealth through the forced savings that result from the periodic payments on …

Housing

The Coffee Pouring Puzzle That’s Messing With People’s Minds

Can you figure it out?<p>People have been stewing over the correct answer to a coffee-themed puzzle.<p>A Twitter user shared the logic quiz, in which coffee is poured into a network of pipes leading to four different cups, on Thursday.<p>You have to figure out which of the cups will receive coffee first:<p>The …

Coffee

How to shoot a 360-degree time-lapse video with your phone

<b>Editors' note:</b> This guest post is part of a five-part series on Photojojo's best photography tips. Check out the rest of Photojojo's tips here.<p>Time-lapse videos aren't just for pros. With the right accessories and apps, you can shoot, edit, and publish a 360-degree time lapse with just your phone. …