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By Webster McN | My personal collection curated from all of my interests - maybe one in eighty articles make it here :)

Over One Million People Enroll in Online Crypto Class

<b>CNBC’s Senior Tech Reporter Ari Levy details how the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin, with its acceptance explosion and staggering</b> …

Learning

Indiez aims to raise the quality of freelancer platforms

Indiez is an up-and-coming freelance service that aims to bring a higher standard to a world that is dominated by the likes of Gigster, Upwork and …

Hacking Brain Waves Can Give You an Instant Cognitive Boost, Says Study

"Like three cups of coffee without the jitters."<p>Artificially getting activity in certain parts of the brain to sync up can provide a small mental …

Hyperledger and Linux to Offer a Massive Open Online Blockchain Course

Hyperledger, the international blockchain collaboration of corporate giants and young startups in partnership with the Linux Foundation, is launching …

Bitcoin

Amazon's Clever Solution to Stolen Deliveries: Your Trunk

A recent study suggests that nearly eight out of 10 Americans shop online. This is a boon for companies like Amazon that specialize in home delivery, …

Should You Drop a Raw Egg In Your Coffee For an Extra Workout Boost?

Ultra-athletes—and even just those looking for a sweet treat—are doing it Image by Getty Ever think when you’re brewing your coffee and frying up …

The Impact Amazon Has (or Soon Will Have) on Your Brand: Do You Have a Plan?

Do you remember when Amazon was small enough that brands could safely ignore the channel? Those days are long gone, of course, yet too many brand …

This New Charging System Lets Electric Cars Pay For Themselves By Selling Energy Back To The Grid

If you buy a Nissan Leaf in the U.K. in 2018, you probably won’t ever have to pay to charge your new electric car. Anyone who has a garage will be …

Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only …

Injectable glue heals wounds in seconds

Australian and American biomedical engineers have developed a stretchy surgical glue that rapidly heals wounds, a “breakthrough” that has the …

Breakthroughs

You can soon automatically use your spare change to buy bitcoin

Buying bitcoin is still a cumbersome process, as Quartz’s guide to investing in cryptocurrencies will attest. A new app called Dust aims to change that by automatically investing your spare change in bitcoin, litecoin, or ethereum.<p>Here’s how Dust works: It connects to your bank account to see your …

Cryptocurrency

Why Crowdfunding Leaves Other Growth Tactics in the Dust

When you’re a startup, you’re almost always worried about the overall growth of your business. While raising enough capital is a huge concern, other …

Get And Co to handle all your freelance admin busywork for life — and it’s less than $40

by TNW Deals — in Offers Ask any freelancer about the pros and cons of working on their own and you'll likely get at least a couple of universal …

McDonald's is crushing Taco Bell and Burger King in states that have legalized marijuana (MCD, YUM)

Hollis Johnson Marijuana consumers prefer McDonald's as their munchies of choice by a huge margin. Forty-three percent of consumers who purchased …

The new age of ICOs is here, and it’s not based on Ethereum

ICOs are said to be the new way to raise money. We’ve seen companies raising $100 million, $156 million, $185 million and even $232 million by selling tokens that will be used in the protocol that these companies have promised to build using this money.<p>Against the money raised, the tokens they gave …

Bye, 140-character limit; Twitter’s new 280-character tweets work fine (for me)

Say what you want about the new 280-character limit for Twitter — it works for me and how I tweet, and it shows that the company is at least trying a few new things.<p>Of course, the reception has been less than warm. I wasn’t the only one who has written tweets that cut off suddenly as a joke — it …

Jack Dorsey

The Best Ways to Save Money When Shipping Packages for Your Small Business

Parcel management -- the shipping and delivery of packages -- has long been perceived as a "necessary evil and not an opportunity to lower costs or …

United States rejects UN resolution condemning use of death penalty for LGBTQ people

The United Nations approved a resolution Friday condemning the use of the death penalty in a discriminatory fashion, including its use to punish …

Tesla just destroyed the world’s fastest supercars in an epic drag race | Trusted Reviews

<b>Drag racers have pitted the Tesla Model S P100D against some of the speediest cars money can buy, and the outcome surprised us all.</b><p>Tesla has earned a …

People, not tech companies, should pick their AI assistant’s personality

With half a dozen new products from Amazon announced last week and more to be unveiled by Google this week, the proliferation of devices you can speak with is on the rise.<p>These devices have been targeting your home for a while now — Google’s speaker is literally named Home and Amazon’s new devices …

Artificial Intelligence

This AI turns doodles into masterpieces

Scientists recently trained an AI to interpret simple doodles and turn them into artistic masterpieces. The researchers, from Cambridge Consultants, trained the machine, named Vincent, with less than 10,000 images using a global adversarial network.<p>Is Vincent an artist? We’d say no. However the AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Ads don't work so websites are using your electricity to pay the bills

Pirate Bay and Showtime turned to forcing unknowing visitors to mine cryptocurrency, using computers rather than eyeballs on ads to generate money<p>With the continuing collapse in online advertising revenues, websites are turning to other methods to pay their hosting bills – including using visitors’ …

Internet

A New Company Wants To Let You Invest In Royalties... Is That A Good Idea?

This week, you may have seen headlines offering you — yes, you! — the chance to buy a slice of Eminem's royalty pie, with the prospect of making a …

Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have …

Court rules Stingray use without a warrant violates Fourth Amendment

Today, the Washington DC Court of Appeals overturned a Superior Court conviction of a man who was located by police using a cell-site simulator, or …

The Graham-Cassidy Health-Care Bill Is a Clear Danger to People with Preëxisting Conditions

As the Senate gets closer to an expected vote, next week, on the health-care-reform bill championed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, Republicans—Donald Trump included—are still claiming that the measure keeps in place protections for people with preëxisting conditions, while Democrats, …

ObamaCare

Dressing Like An Adult: Casual Edition

<i>Attempting to unpack what it means to dress your age in a casual context</i><p>I’m coming up on a birthday next month. And it’s not just any birthday: it’s …

Clothing

For weeks, Equifax customer service has been directing victims to a fake phishing site

Earlier this month, hackers broke into Equifax's servers and stole 143 million people's personal information, including their Social Security numbers. In response to the attack, Equifax set up a website — www.equifaxsecurity2017.com — for possible victims to verify whether they're affected. Because …

Security

Alzheimer's: Targeting ApoE gene may 'stop the disease'

A new study published in the journal <i>Nature</i> has uncovered a new role for a gene known to be key in the development of Alzheimer's disease: ApoE. This …