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Fiction Archetypes that Sell Like Wildfire

Contrary to common belief, authors don’t have the loneliest job. In fact, we continue to walk on the paths previously paved for us. In fiction …

Formatting your Novel Manuscript

Contents<p>Choosing a Font<p>The choice of font for your manuscript is one that’s been made for you. <b>You need to use 12 pt. Times New Roman, …

SegWit Gets Its Big Debut As Latest Bitcoin Core Version ‘Introduces Full Support’

The new major Bitcoin Core client version, released for public editing Feb. 15, includes full Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) support for the first …

Bitcoin

Russia Is Leading the Push for Blockchain Democracy

Even as Russia stands accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, its national capital is taking a leadership role in making …

Moscow

ELI5: What do we mean by “blockchains are trustless”?

Intro<p>Many of us are guilty of describing blockchains as “trustless” systems. However, I’ve come to realize that the term “trustless” is ambiguous, …

Venezuela’s own oil-backed cryptocurrency is available for presale today

Venezuela launched the presale of its own cryptocurrency, the petro, today. There are currently 82 million tokens available, which the government plans to follow with an initial coin offering (ICO) launch in a month. It’s the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency, built on the Ethereum blockchain …

Redlock: Hackers used Tesla’s public cloud for cryptocurrency mining

Mega cybersecurity breaches have left the public and companies feeling vulnerable, and, according to a new report by cloud security firm RedLock, Tesla is one of the latest victims to have its public cloud breached by hackers.<p>The RedLock CSI team found that hackers infiltrated a public cloud …

Amazon Web Services

This New Algorithm Writes Perfect “Artspeak”

Image courtesy of Selçuk Artut.If you’ve ever read an artist statement or museum wall text hoping to develop a deeper understanding of the work, but …

Audible is letting romance-novel fans ‘skip to the good part’

Yes, the feature finds sex scenes, but it’s also about using machine learning to help break down a library for a voracious audience<p>My husband likes to tell a story from his college years: he was working in data entry, next to a woman with a copy of Anne Rice’s erotic novel <i>The Claiming of Sleeping</i> …

Google and Amazon are spearheading a quiet gadget revolution, and it's going to put pressure on Apple most of all

Way back in 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore predicted that computers would get twice as powerful every two years — a prediction which has mostly come true, and is now enshrined as "Moore's Law." However, many, including Moore himself, now believe Moore's Law is screeching to a halt.<p>It's going to …

Artificial Intelligence

Sonos One review: Alexa has never sounded better

It really needs Spotify, though<p>The Sonos One is what I’d call an inevitable product. Sonos has always made speakers that sound excellent, and if you own more than one, the company’s multi-room wireless audio system can fill your entire home or apartment with that top-notch sound. Sonos’ reputation …

It's raining art this Inktober

It's Inktober and artists all over the world will be abiding by the "31 days, 31 drawings" challenge. We picked out a few artists you need to start …

The Forgotten Legacy of Cult Artist Beatrice Wood

Monarch Airlines collapse: UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation under way

Civil Aviation Authority says it is taking action to get 110,000 people back to UK, with 750,000 future bookings cancelled<p>The UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation is under way after the collapse of Monarch Airlines, with 110,000 customers to be brought home on specially chartered planes and a …

Flying

Wall Street analyst unleashes on Jamie Dimon and everyone else calling bitcoin a fraud

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said it was a fraud worse than the tulip bubble in 17th-century Europe. Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman said it was more than just a fad, and has not invested in it.<p>The equity analysts at Macquarie appear to side with Gorman's centrist position and disagree with Dimon's …

Cryptocurrency

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth.<p>According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of …

Want your kid to be bilingual? Alexa could help

Outside of playing smooth jazz on queue and helping you pick out what to wear, smart home devices like Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home haven’t had much of a truly meaningful impact on our daily lives. Despite the fact that over 35 million voice-enabled home speakers have already been …

Language Learning

MIT figured out a better way for drones to use RFID technology

With a clever hack<p>A research team at MIT has created a clever new way for drones to use RFID technology in warehouses for stock-keeping purposes. It lets companies use much smaller, safer drones to find stuff in giant buildings than was possible before.<p>When RFID tags started replacing bar codes in …

This One-Man Art Factory Created His Own Market—One $5 Painting at a Time

Giorgio de Chirico

The founder of the <i>scuola metafisica</i>, Giorgio de Chirico is best known for his metaphysical paintings, produced between 1909 and 1919. These …

Yatzer Curates a Touch of Paradise at the Enny Monaco Pop-Up Concept Store on Mykonos Island

Summer is here and our minds are filled with evocative images of sunny skies, blue seas and whitewashed, bougainvillea-shaded buildings lining …

Mykonos

Calder’s Sculptures Come Alive - The New Yorker

UK election 2017: full results

General election 2017,Politics,UK news,Labour,Conservatives,Scottish National party (SNP),Liberal Democrats,Jeremy Corbyn,Theresa May,Tim Farron,Green party,UK Independence party (Ukip),Plaid Cymru,Northern Ireland,Scotland,Wales,London,EU referendum and Brexit,European Union<p>Latest general election …

Why So Many Artists Are Reclaiming the New York Times

How Artists of the 1980s Changed the Course of Contemporary Art

How I Became A Morning Person, Read More Books, And Learned A Language In A Year

It wasn’t as hard as it sounds: I used four principles to start small habits that built into big, long-term outcomes. Here’s how.<p>You’ll notice that I made the title of this post sound quite impressive (at least I hope I did!).<p>But the great thing about this story is that anyone can have such an …

8 Female Surrealists Who Are Not Frida Kahlo—from Meret Oppenheim to Dorothea Tanning

Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility

The list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries.<p>Scientists have used a 3-D printer to create a mouse ovary capable of producing healthy offspring. And researchers hope to create replacement human …