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Google is bringing AMP to Gmail to make emails more interactive

Google has announced it is bringing its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology to Gmail in order to make emails a lot more engaging and interactive.<p>The technology, which was originally designed to speed up websites by stripping down the unnecessary clutter, will power the new Gmail Developer …

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

Digital currencies such as bitcoin have caused a financial frenzy. Alex Hern explains what they are – and whether this is the end of ‘real’ money<p><b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since …

Bitcoin

Washington state bill would make hard-to-repair electronics illegal

A number of states are considering right to repair bills, legislation which if passed would make it easier for individuals and repair shops to replace or repair electronics parts. Repair.org reports that 17 states have already introduced bills this year and while most aim to make repair parts and …

Computer Hardware

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

How to Turn Any Webpage Into a PDF on iOS

On iOS devices, there's a feature that lets you save any webpage as a PDF, so you can add edits, annotate it, read it offline, share it with friends, and more. Saving a webpage as a PDF is simple enough to do, but if you haven't done it before, you might not know the feature exists.<p><i>Subscribe to the</i> …

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen.<p>At the beginning of the year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. It hit $5,000 in October, then doubled by late November. And on Thursday, less than two weeks later, the price of a single Bitcoin rose above …

Cryptocurrency

These are the arguments against net neutrality — and why they’re wrong

The next few months will be full of bitter dissent regarding the FCC’s net neutrality rules, how they should be enforced, and indeed whether they should exist at all.<p>Several primary arguments against the rules as they stand have appeared as talking points or recurring themes; they are worth …

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

Sodium

The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?<p>We're told that writing is dying. Typing on keyboards and screens dominates written communication today. Even scribbling a signature has become rarer due to the prevalence of chip-and-pin …

New York Times

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

Daylight Saving Time Is Even Weirder Than You Think

As the clocks fall back in the U.S., ponder the odd history of this biannual time warp.<p>People in the United States will feel a bit more rested on November 5, as daylight saving time 2017 comes to an end. The clocks fall back at 1 a.m. local time that Sunday, ensuring another precious hour of sleep …

Blockchain Takes Away a Cybercriminal's Greatest Edge

From last October's famous internet outage to the more recent data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax, there's a common denominator across most major security incidents we've seen lately: the targets were centralized services.<p>Centralized architectures—which account for most of today's …

Blockchain

IBM, Amazon & Microsoft are offering their blockchain technology as a service

<b>What is Blockchain Technology as a Service?</b><p>Don & Alex Tapscott, authors of the Blockchain Revolution 2016, define the blockchain technology as an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions, but virtually everything of value.<p>…

Blockchain

These are the businesses still immune to Amazon

It feels like nothing is safe from Amazon.<p>On Friday (Oct. 13) Bloomberg reported that Amazon was getting into sportswear. The company signed on a vendor that produces clothing for Gap, Uniqlo, and Kohl’s to make private-label athletic wear for Amazon. The news sent a shiver through the market, with …

Blue Apron

Bitcoin for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Still confused about bitcoin? Don't know what cryptocurrency is? Can't figure out why anyone would want to make a chain out of blocks? You've come to …

Here's the tech you shouldn't buy on Black Friday

Wait! Before you fight the crowds to plunk down your hard-earned cash, make sure that a Black Friday deal is really a deal.<p>It's a truism that the best tech deals of the year happen on Black Friday.<p>It's also woefully inaccurate. Yes, there will be some bargains worth considering -- maybe even …

Tech Trends

The 10 most important automotive technologies of the year

The Voorhes<p>Technology<p>Tires that crush ice, a shape-shifting supercar, back-seat surveillance, and more.<p><i>This article is a segment of 2017's Best of What's New list. For the complete tabulation of the year's most transformative products and discoveries, head right this way.</i><p>Hakkapeliitta 9<p>Sometimes …

Sundar Pichai says the future of Google is AI

‘We feel huge responsibility’ to get information right<p>Unbeknownst to me, at the very moment on Monday morning when I was asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the biggest ethical concern for AI today, Google's algorithms were promoting misinformation about the Las Vegas shooting.<p>I was asking in the …

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Business In 2017

• 84% of respondents say AI will enable them to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage.<br>• 83% believe AI is a strategic priority for their businesses today.<br>• 75% state that AI will allow them to move into new businesses and ventures.<p>These and many other fascinating insights are from the Boston …

Data Warehousing

How YouTube perfected the feed

Google Brain gave YouTube new life<p>Sometime late last year, as I was playing a video game named <i>Dishonored 2</i>, I did a routine YouTube search about how to beat a tricky section of the game. As usual, I found a video to answer my question. But on my next YouTube visit, the site offered me even more …

Social Media

Mystery Solved: Why Literature’s Greatest Detectives Are All Obsessed With Food

One day, while scrolling through Twitter, a post from Kitchen Arts & Letters caught my eye. The renowned New York City bookstore was selling a “Nancy Drew Cookbook” from the ’70s, written by Nancy Drew author Carolyn Keene “herself.” (Keene was the pseudonym of several ghostwriters, male and …

Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will

Big Telecom has little interest in expanding to small towns and farmlands, so rural America is building its own solutions.<p><i>Broadband Land is an ongoing Motherboard series about the digital divide in America. Follow along here.</i><p>Dane Shryock walked over to a map hanging on the wall of the county …

Telecoms

Behind Waze's Ambitious Plan to End Traffic for Good

08 Min Read Time - Waze revolutionized navigation through crowdsourcing. Now, with Google’s backing, the app is rolling out innovative new features …

Transportation

#6 Websites Which Can be a Book Lover's Paradise

Now, read a book on your smartphone for free<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether it's a lazy sunny afternoon or a rainy day, you are travelling or are at leisure, books have always been a much loved resort for many. While the love for a …

All Time 100 — Historical Novels

1. <b>War and Peace</b><p>Published to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy’s death, here is an exciting new edition of one of the great literary works of …

14 Google Maps tips and tricks

Google Maps is pretty straightforward. Search for a place, get directions and navigate. But if you dig beneath the surface, there are many overlooked and useful features that can help you navigate like a pro.<p>If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the …

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Face it: Smartwatches are totally doomed

The CEO of Chinese electronics maker Huawei raised eyebrows this week when he publicly trashed smartwatches.<p>“I am always confused as to what …

Top 10 Apple Maps Tips and Tricks

At one point or another, we’ll all have to travel to someplace unknown with the help of GPS. Thankfully, Apple’s own Maps application makes traveling …

iOS

EduTech: How to turn your notes & handouts into searchable PDFs with iOS

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

Apps