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How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood

Bitcoin has gained popularity in recent years. It is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. According to bitcoin.org, Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Video source: youtube.com,...

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A Next-Generation Digital Book

If you think that today’s ebooks you download and read in pdf, or word or Kindle format are the types of ebooks we will still be reading in 3 years, you are wrong. Software developer Mike Matas demos the first interactive book for the iPad, where the ebook is like a...

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Could Future Devices Read Images from Our Brains?

Mary Lou Jepsen is the head of the Display Division at Google [x], she studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. Her research is to discover the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought - mental images and ideas are actually the same thing. Imagining if we can...

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The Art of Innovation

This speech is truly inspiring. In this speech, Guy Kawasaki takes us through 10 guiding principles for great innovations - "Rethink. Redefine. Recreate". Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz  and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was...

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Will technology take your job? New analysis says more of us are safer than we thought, but not all

We all want to know how many jobs will be threatened by the rise of robots and technology. You might feel vulnerable if your job is one that could be affected. But thanks to a new report, 27% of the 160 million people in the United States labour force can breathe...

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The Amazing Robot Sophia Wants to Dominate the Human Race

Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ latest and most advanced robot to date. She is a social humanoid robot, and has been covered by major media  around the world and sparked interests from many people regardless of age, gender, and culture background.  Her creator, David Hanson, said that Sophia could ultimately serve in...

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The smart hair brush that can tell how to improve your hair quality

At this year’s CES, Withings demonstrated an intelligent hair brush which is the product resulted from the collaboration between Withings and L’Oréal. The hair brush is a collective of expertise on hair, sensors and app connectivity. All you need to do is brushing your hair. The brush will analyse and provide...

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Three New and Top Rated Apps for Better Sleep, Mind and Body Health

Sleep Cycle Sleep Cycle is an intelligent alarm clock that monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your phone, it analyses the data and finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time. This app is...

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Why You Need These Apps to Protect Your Personal Data Online

If you often hop on the wifi hotspots in a café, you need to be aware that hotspots such as Starbucks hotspot or hotel wifi are not safe for confidential email and browsing.  Your online traffic is broadcast for a hacker to eavesdrop.  However, there is no need to be panic,...

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What's The Secret Behind a Good Newsletter?

Statista conducted a consumer survey on e-Commerce and Retail to find out the secret behind a good newsletter. The key findings would be useful if you are running a business and sending newsletters to your users. Older onliners see newsletters more critical and have higher expectations of the contentOnly 13 percent...

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What Makes a Great Online Shopping Experience?

Consumers today have more places and ways to shop. If you have an e-commerce business, and you want online shoppers to buy from you, you need to make the shopping experience pleasant and easy. Since late 1990s from shipping times to payment methods and checkout processes, almost every aspect of the...

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The World's Most Valuable Technology Brands

Interbrand's estimation of the latest technology brand value have Apple sitting firmly at the top, with a value of over 184 billion US dollars. Google sits at the second spot, with a value of $141 billion US dollars. Facebook has a big jump of 48%, Amazon jumped 29% and Adobe jumped...

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Digital Economy Compass - Part 1 Connectivity

"At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years, if they don't figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate technologies", John Chambers, Chairman of CISCO Sytems. Statista has published a digital economy compass document and provided more than 180 slides of the state and...

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Amazon Dwarfs U.S. Retailers in Terms of Market Cap

Twenty years ago, on May 1997, a Seattle-based online bookstore held its initial public offering. The leadership at retail companies such as Walmart, Costco and Target probably didn’t lose any sleep over what that upstart online bookstore might one day do to their businesses. 25 years later, Amazon.com is now by...

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Snap Is More Valuable Than These Household Names

After its share price soared 44 percent on its first trading day, Snap is now valued at $28.3 billion. That is nearly 70 times its total revenue for 2016. Even for a fast-growing tech company that is a lot. Facebook in comparison has a price-to-sales ratio of around 14. As our...

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Preferred social networks to follow celebrities according to teen and young adult Snapchat users

A survey was conducted among teen and young adult Snapchat users in United States at February 2016 to find out which social networks are the most popular to follow celebrities. Social networks included in the survey and came on top of popularity are Instagram - A mobile photo-sharing application and service that allows...

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Which Search Engine Dominates Search Market on Mobile Devices

Google has been dominating the search engine market on web for some time. Now as consumer behaviour has gradually shifted from using computers to using mobiles, tablets, how these major search engines, Bing, Baidu and Yahoo, are doing comparing to google? The data provided by NetMarketShare.com shows, google dominates the search...

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The Rising of Music Streaming and the Most Popular Music Download Platforms

New developments continue in all aspects of digital world including music servicing. According to the Nielsen's Mid-Year Music Report, Audio has surpassed video as the leading streaming format in 2016. Including music video streams, Americans streamed 209 billion songs from January through June, up from just 50 billion three years ago....

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Most Popular Mobile Messaging Apps

Mobile messaging apps are more popular than ever, supported by strong growth of mobile internet and smartphone.  These mobile messaging apps not only offer messaging services, they also offer social network features like group chats, video chats and photo and video sharing. Based on number of monthly active users, WhatsApp is...

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Why we create computer apps in the first place

I recently came across this video “The pixel Painter”, after watching it, I felt kind of warm and happy. Our lives are no doubt transformed by the mobile and computer apps, Facebook, Twitter, Google Map, internet banking, virtual assistants, virtual reality … and the Microsoft Paint. The Pixel Painter shows you...

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Most Popular Apps in the World

More and more people use apps for everyday living, entertaining and communications. On average, we spend more than 40 hours a month using our favorite apps. According to Statista, these are the 10 most popular apps with most downloads in May 2016. On the list, there are 3 messaging apps WhatsApp,...

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