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Blockchain can solve some of the world's most pressing challenges. Here's how

Two thirds of companies and organisations using blockchain to drive social impact say the technology is an improvement over other methods used to …

Blockchain

How quantum physics can make encryption stronger | Vikram Sharma

Encryption

Top German court permits use of online ad blockers, dismissing Axel Springer claim

Germany's highest civil court has ruled that the online ad blocker AdBlock Plus doesn't violate competition laws. Axel Springer is the latest of …

Digital Advertising

Study shows TV employment exceeding newspapers

For what is believed to be the first time, the number of journalists working in local television newsrooms exceeds that of people in newspaper offices.<p>The Radio Television Digital News Association estimates the local TV news employment at 27,100 journalists this year, down 500 from 2017. While the …

TV

The World's Loudest Sound Caused Shock Waves 10,000 Times That of a Hydrogen Bomb

It shattered eardrums more than 50 km away.<p>On 27 August 1883, Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history.<p>Emanating from the island of Krakatoa, …

Geology

The Republican Party is organised around one man

ALL presidents, Republican and Democrat, seek to remake their party in their own image. Donald Trump has been more successful than most. From the …

Donald Trump

Facebook will exclude 1.5 billion users from Europe's privacy standards

Facebook makes a great show of pretending to care about safeguarding your data, but today, it’s shattered that illusion. The company has confirmed to Reuters that it won’t be extending the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws worldwide.<p>That means that the social network’s …

Privacy

Spotify and Hulu team up to offer a combined subscription for $12.99 a month

Spotify Technology SA and Hulu LLC are introducing a combined subscription that reduces the monthly price of using both, a promotion designed to attract new paying users to the music and video streaming services.<p>Starting in summer, advertising-free music on Spotify Premium and the more than 75,000 …

Televisions

A million WhatsApp messages were sent in the time it's taken you to read this headline

More than 29 million messages were sent via WhatsApp in 60 seconds on average in 2017. That’s over 1.7 billion messages per hour, or more than 40 …

Social Media

World's largest SSD has a whopping 100TB of storage

Think your 1TB, or 5TB, or even 30TB solid-state drive can store a lifetime of documents, music, movies and games? Think again.<p>Nimbus Data has now …

Gear & Gadgets

China has overtaken the UK as the world's second-largest market for art

China overtook the United Kingdom in 2017 as the second biggest art market after the United States.<p>That’s according to the latest Art Basel and UBS …

Andy Warhol

Here’s what we want to see from the Surface Book 3

Microsoft just recently released the latest iteration of its Surface Book 2-in-1, which converts from a clamshell notebook to a tablet thanks to an …

Gear & Gadgets

World's largest SSD capacity now stands at 100TB

That didn't take long -- just a month after Samsung released a record-setting 30TB SSD, a rival has claimed the throne. Nimbus Data has unveiled the ExaDrive DC100, which crams 100TB of 3D flash memory into a standard 3.5-inch SATA form factor. For context, that's 20 <i>million</i> songs (if you assume 5MB …

Gear & Gadgets

Mother of invention

Her children have made waves with fast cars and slow food. Maye Musk tells Natasha Loder how she produced a family of entrepreneurs<p>“Oh God, that is …

Pirates and #MeToo

SINCE 1967, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim has immersed visitors in the world of swashbuckling buccaneers. After …

Here's Jeff Bezos taking a robot dog for a walk

Jeff Bezos has a new four-legged friend.<p>The Amazon CEO posted a photo to his Twitter account on Monday of him "walking" his new "dog" — a four-legged Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot, the same robot that recently learned how to open doors.<p>Bezos is currently attending Amazon's invite-only MARS …

Robotics

New LTE study shows T-Mobile and Verizon are the only networks that matter any more

For the last decade, the cell industry was ruled by a duopoly. Verizon and AT&T were the biggest networks with the most subscribers and best …

Trump fumes at Mueller probe; some Republicans warn him not to move against special counsel

President Trump stepped up his attacks against Robert S. Mueller III on Sunday even as some Republican allies cautioned the president against any move to fire the special counsel, who is carrying out a broad investigation arising from Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.<p>Tensions …

How investigative journalists helped turn the tide against corruption in South Africa

Every year South African investigative journalists are recognised for their hard work when the winners of the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative …

Taking on the oh-so-simple subject of ESPN's future

Well, it’s time. After two years and a few thousand hours consuming ESPN content via all sorts of platforms and devices, my term as public editor …

Media Industry

Fake-News Makers, Beware: This Firm Claims It Can Oust A Photo With One Fake Pixel

Look at the photo above.<p>You probably won’t notice anything out of the ordinary, even if you’ve visited the British city of Oxford and are familiar with the Radcliffe Camera in the foreground.<p>But this photo was taken in February 2018, the month that Oxford University’s Brasenose College flew the …

Social Media

iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy amid overwhelming debts

iHeartMedia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday as the largest US radio station owner reached an in-principle agreement with creditors to …

Marketers: you are clueless about media effectiveness, apparently

‘There is a clear disconnect between the scale of investment in online media and the value it delivers’. This is one of the key findings from a …

What Will a Direct-Brand Future Mean For TV Advertising?

Last month at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Leadership Conference, IAB head Randall Rothenberg gave what may prove to be one of the most …

Why the year of VR glasses will morph into the decade of AR

Innovative new applications using virtual reality headsets are seemingly popping up everywhere these days, especially in the gaming, education, and entertainment arenas. While we will likely look back at 2016 as the year of VR, many industry observers believe augmented reality (AR) glasses may …

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” Stephen Hawking. 🥀 https://t.co/egyNifOgm0

Bali plans to shut down mobile internet for its New Year

You might turn off your home internet or cell network on occasion to disconnect and have some down time, but it's likely that your country isn't doing it for you. According to <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>BBC</i>, Bali is shutting off the net country wide for 24 hours this coming Saturday in recognition of …

From VR porn to Kidcoin: inside the cryptocurrency trade fair

Crypto Investor Show highlights variety in sector as interest surges on the back of bitcoin<p>“If you reach out your hand, you can touch her and direct her,” the female assistant says as she guides Steve, a potential investor, through the bold new world of the cryptocurrency-backed virtual reality …

Cryptocurrency

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

“In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.” Kirk Douglas. https://t.co/rc96oSogI3