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Why Major Cryptocurrency Investors Are Betting Heavily Against Ethereum

Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency platform in the world, has seen its currency plummet 36% this year. But some major crypto investors think it has more room to fall, and they're betting aggressively against it.<p>New York-based Tetras Capital, a crypto hedge fund that launched last summer …

Hedge Funds

How Your Brokers Can Make 10 Times More on Your Cash Than You Do

When some investment firms say they will treat your money as if it were their own, they mean it -- all too well.<p>If the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to make good on its promise to compel brokers to act in their customers’ best interest, it should shine a klieg light on how brokers treat …

The CEO of a hot Silicon Valley startup who built a product used by more than 15,000 companies reveals the single way you'll know whether or not people will actually buy your product

Peter Reinhardt, CEO and co-founder of data analytics company Segment, discovered how to find right product fit the hard way: He struggled to find a proper application for his company's product twice before hitting gold the third time around.<p>In retrospect, he says there was a fundamental difference …

Okta nabs ScaleFT to build out ‘Zero Trust’ security framework

Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced today it has purchased a startup called ScaleFT to bring the Zero Trust concept to the Okta platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>While Zero Trust isn’t exactly new to a cloud identity management company like Okta, acquiring ScaleFT …

This smart contract scanner will ensure your token is tip top

A group of researchers at ETH Zurich have created an Ethereum smart contract scanner that will check your smart contracts for bugs, exploits, or potential problems. The researchers, Dr. Petar Tsankov, Dr. Hubert Ritzdorf, Prof. Martin Vechev, and Dr. Arthur Gervais, all have extensive experience in …

Mondly uses speech recognition to fast-track your language learning

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access for only $39.99.<p>Learning a new language can seem pretty daunting when your inch-thick textbook arrives in the mail. Thankfully, there is a smarter way to learn. Mondly is a highly-rated app that helps you master grammar and pick up vocabulary through fun mini-games. …

This device warns you if your smart home has been hacked

People increasingly are substituting ordinary household tools with Internet-connected alternatives. Where once you’d find an ordinary thermostat, you might now encounter the futuristic-looking Nest. Instead of an ordinary CCTV camera that records to tape, you might have one that allows you to …

Apple Slapped With Lawsuit Over MacBook Pro's 'Defective' Keyboard

Apple continues to face trouble with its MacBook Pro keyboard design.<p>Law firm Girard Gibbs has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple, alleging …

Smart Compose and offline mode have arrived in Gmail

The previously promised feature rolled out today.<p>As promised, Google has rolled out new key features for Gmail. Native offline mail support is now …

Apps

BRD crowdraises $32 million to build financial services into a mobile crypto wallet

Crypto wallets can’t remain crypto wallets for long. There is so much competition and so many scammers that value-added features like financial services are de rigueur. BRD knows this quite well and is putting $32 million behind the platform to grow out the features and cryptocurrencies supported …

Fake News And How Artificial Intelligence Tools Can Help

A word of warning to those that infiltrate the content pipeline with information that’s not factual, because there’s heightened demand for new methods to distill the mountains of information we are presented with daily down to the unadulterated facts. People crave a way to cut through the opinions, …

Machine Learning

New WhatsApp update will return power to group administrators

• WhatsApp is getting new features that will improve group chats.<br>• Group descriptions and improved admin controls are now available.<br>• Regular users are also getting some new features, including protection against unwanted group chat adds.<p>Between sports, family members, and colleagues, it seems like …

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

It targets Middle East victims for cyber espionage purposes.<p>An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely …

Google makes iPhones extremely secure

Google’s service making its accounts uncommonly secure has been extended to iOS native apps. This is only for people who carry around really sensitive information and who therefore expect their iPhone or iPad to come under sophisticated attack.<p>Starting today, the Advanced Protection Program …

Technology (India)

'Record Player' app searches Spotify when you snap a pic of an album

It compares your photo to the Google Vision API.<p>Say you're at a record store and you come across an album that you'd like to listen to before you buy it. Now there's an app that can help you out with that. It's sort of like Shazam, but for album covers, <i>Pitchfork</i> reports, and once you snap a picture …

Turntables

App turns smartphones into data crunchers to help find cancer treatment

Britons could help speed up cancer treatment research by charging their phones while they sleep, thanks to a new app.<p>The DreamLab app uses a phone’s processing power overnight to increase the speed at which academics can analyse data for a major cancer research study.<p>The app, launched by Vodafone, …

How to Find the Right Mobile App Development Company to Build Your Dream App

So, you’ve got a winning idea for a new mobile app that’s going to change the world (and the funding to make it happen). Or, you’ve got an existing …

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

7 Cyber-Security Skills In High Demand

Intrusion Detection<p>Most respondents (53%) who participated in the survey released by Intel Security claim the cyber-security talent deficit is worse …

The Two Most Critical Questions for Every Husband and Wife

A husband and wife who focus on each other’s negative behaviors are doing what comes naturally. It’s a valuable survival instinct hardwired into the …

Behind the Screens: Stephen’s health-oriented standing desk + weather monitor setup

<i>Behind the Screens</i> <i>is a weekly 9to5Toys series that takes you through our writers’ setups, be it mobile, desktop, gaming or home theater. Next up is Stephen Hall, 9to5Google’s Managing Editor.</i><p>For my first few years working at home, I spent countless hours sitting at a cheap desk hunched over in …

MacBook Pro

4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know

Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what …

How I Fixed My Diastasis Recti And Sh*tty Pelvic Floor

At the 6-week check-up after my first baby was born, my midwife examined my pelvic floor and abdomen, giving it all the golden seal of approval. Even …

Menstruation

New App Lets You Bid on Unsold Airline Seats at the Last Minute

A new startup is here to reward spontaneous travelers who like to plan trips on a whim, as well as procrastinators who tend to purchase their airline …

Hackers Found Using A New Code Injection Technique to Evade Detection

While performing in-depth analysis of various malware samples, security researchers at Cyberbit found a new code injection technique, dubbed Early …

You Have Perfect Color Vision If You Can See All These Butts

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Etymology

Background checks pay for Checkr, which just rang up $100 million in new funding

Criminal records, driving records, employment verifications. Companies that use on-demand employees need to know that all the boxes have been checked before they send workers into the world on their behalf, and they often need those boxes checked quickly.<p>A growing number of them use Checkr, a San …

200,000 Cisco Network Switches Reportedly Hacked

What Remediation Steps Should Be Taken? Geetha Nandikotkur (AsiaSecEditor) • April 9, 2018<p>Over 200,000 Cisco network switches worldwide were hacked …

Create Your Own Apple HomeKit Enabled Projects Using The Raspberry Pi

Hobbyists and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in creating DIY HomeKit enabled projects and devices may be interested in a new tutorial published …

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …