What the world’s central banks are saying about cryptocurrencies

(Bloomberg) — More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies. The guardians of the global economy have two sets of...

Social Media Trends to Watch For in 2018

Can anyone imagine a world without social media? Just a handful of years ago it didn't exist. No one was in danger of being run over as they crossed the street hunched over their smartphones....

16 Apps to Make Your Phone the Best Personal Assistant Ever

A smartphone or tablet loaded with the right apps can help a person get more done, stay healthy, relax and save money. Here's a fresh list of apps more than a dozen high achievers are using every day. Bill.com (free for iOS...

Why You Need to Stop These 9 Email Bad Habits

Lately, I've been super aware of my email habits and intent on correcting the bad ones. I attribute this renewed email awareness to three things: the end-of-year flurry of work that results in an overflowing...

Driverless Cars Could Make Transportation Free for Everyone—With a Catch

As self-driving cars inch closer to everyday reality, journalists, futurists, economists, and ethicists have weighed in with numerous predictions about autonomous vehicles’ future impact. Liquor sales will rise, the predictions go, since no one will...

How much energy does bitcoin mining really use? It’s complicated

Bitcoin hype has reached an all-time high. But if running the bitcoin network uses up as much yearly electricity as a medium-sized country, is it worth it? Bitcoin chews through masses of energy, but exactly...

Yup, Apple is throttling your old iPhone and a new battery will fix it

iPhones that have old batteries are being throttled, says Apple. We explain why and how an iPhone battery replacement could help Suspicions have been confirmed, Apple is intentionally slowing down your iPhone as it gets...

2017: the year smartphones went all-screen and came with baked-in AI

At the beginning of 2017 you could have been forgiven for thinking that smartphone innovation had died, with most phones looking the same and doing the same things, changing very little from the year...

Coming in 2018: The first VR Nobel Prize experience

Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, economics, and medicine gathered in Stockholm last week for the Nobel Week and Nobel Prize Awards ceremony. Apart from the Nobel Prize winners announcement, other exciting news came along – HTC VIVE and Nobel Media...

All the creepy, crazy and amazing things that happened in AI in 2017

From robot trolling on social media to self-replicating AI, here is everything you need to know about artificial intelligence in 2017 It's been a busy year in artificial intelligence. Kicking off with DeepMind beating a...
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