The Bitcoin Realization: Why ‘Computational holography’ may make central banks, stock brokers and investment houses utterly obsolete

Greeks who hold Bitcoin are also carrying big smiles right now On top of the enormous implications mentioned above, Bitcoin is suddenly being recognized as amazingly useful in a world where central bank-run financial systems are crumbling by the day. As Greeks are losing their life savings due to bank holidays and banker bail-ins, people […]

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg explains how his “Uberman” sleep cycle helped him write WordPress — and why he eventually stopped doing it. Source: How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Want To See A Sliver Of What Google Knows About You?

To download your search history, go to your Google account’s Web & Activity page, click the cog in the top right, and click “Download.” Google will warn you with a pop-up not to download to a public computer and to set up two-stage verification—and if you don’t take the security of your search history as […]

Safe software download sites: Beware of deceptive download links

There was a time when we went to some good download sites and clicked on the Download button to download software. And what we got was – software. But times have changed now, and things have gotten a bit messy. Now you have to be very careful before you click on any Download button or […]

Free Toolbar Cleaner, Remover, Uninstaller & Removal Tools

Some toolbars which are difficult to remove are Ask toolbar, Babylon toolbar, AVG SecureSearch, SiteSafety, MyFree toolbar, C duit toolbar, ZXY toolbar, Anonymization toolbar, GameNext toolbar, MPire toolbar, MyWebSearch toolbar, NetCraft toolbar, People Search toolbar, Public Record toolbar, Zango toolbar, Elite toolbar, etc. The list is endless, with many wanting to push toolbars for various reasons. It could be for making money with […]

The Mathematical Paradox That Destroys The Argument For NSA Surveillance

For the sake of argument, let us say one out of every million people is a terrorist (an overestimate). Let us also imagine there exists a machine that can determine whether someone is a terrorist with 99.9 percent accuracy. What are the odds an individual tested is a terrorist? 0.1 percent chance right? So the […]

Why the Tech Elite Is Getting Behind Universal Basic Income

Basic income, it turns out, is in the peculiar class of political notions that can warm Leninist and libertarian hearts alike. Though it’s an essentially low-tech proposal, it appeals to Silicon Valley’s longing for simple, elegant algorithms to solve everything. Supporters list the possible results: It can end poverty and inequality with hardly any bureaucracy. […]

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Musopen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on increasing access to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free. via Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music..

The Best Sounds for Getting Work Done

So the real answer turns out to be, unfortunately, “it depends.” It depends on whether your office or workspace is noisy enough that a good kind of noise or music is preferable to the natural cacophony. It depends on your personal attention span, and how likely you are to fiddle with controls versus letting a […]

Moving Digital Makeup Projected in Real Time

The OMOTE project is a collaboration between a group of engineers, artists, and other creative types that allows for real-time 3D mapping of a human face. OMOTE is a proof of concept at this point, but the possibilities are scintillating. Real-time 3D mapping and facial projection could make for some killer Halloween costumes and, if […]

Awesome Things You Can Do With Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is probably the most useful site on the internet. It’s not a search engine, it’s not an encyclopedia, and it’s not a calculator, but it’s a little bit of all of that. It’s really the only member of its field. Originally developed as an online version of Stephen Wolfram’s Mathematica software, its basic […]

Hemp Supercapacitor is as Good as Graphene at a Fraction of the Cost

Graphene is a super material that is 100 times stronger than steel, conducts electricity better than copper, and is more flexible than rubber. It’s used in electronics but it’s prohibitively expensive to produce – so David Mitlin of Clarkson University, New York has discovered a way to replicate at least some of its properties with […]

Teen Produces Both Clean Energy AND Fresh Water

Google has announced the finalists of this year’s Google Science Fair and the line-up is impressive. But among the 15 inventions designed to make the world a better place, Cynthia Sin Nga Lam’s submission is definitely a major standout. Concerned about the millions of people living without energy and water, the 17-year-old student scientist from […]

Google Wants You to Live 170 Years

Along the lines of self-driving cars and smart glasses, Google’s newest venture promises to wow the tech scene. Only, it’s not quite tech, at least in the traditional sense. The venture is called California Life Company, or Calico for short, and its goal is to extend human life by 20 to 100 years. via Google […]

See What Google Knows About Your Location

If you have a Gmail account or use any of Google’s apps, there’s a good chance Google has some of your location data stored in its systems. Luckily, there’s an easy way to see exactly what Google knows about where you’ve been, and you can even see a map of past locations you’ve visited. This […]

BitTorrent unveils NSA-proof online calling and messaging software

BitTorrent Inc., the San Francisco company behind the most popular technology for sharing files online, is branching out into a new arena: snoop-proof calling and texting. The company announced the availability Wednesday of a preliminary, test version of BitTorrent Bleep software, which will enable people to make calls (voice only) and send messages over the […]

13 YouTube Tricks for True PowerYOUsers – Slideshow from PCMag.com

  13 YouTube Tricks for True PowerYOUsers – Slideshow from PCMag.com.

Leaked documents reveal online manipulation, Facebook, YouTube snooping | ZDNet

Some of the most interesting capabilities of the tools on the list include the ability to seed the web with false information — such as tweaking the results of online polls — inflating pageview counts, censoring video content deemed “extremist” and the use of psychological manipulation on targets — something similar to a research project […]

WiFi – The Invisible Killing Fields | RiseEarth

The mass rollout of Wifi over the past decade has been phenomenal as to how integrated it has become in all facets of our society and our personal lives. Yet few have asked the most important of all questions, ‘Is it Safe?’ At what levels does ever increasing Wifi become dangerous to human health? Can […]

Silicon Valley Culture & 7 Protocols for Success

“The problem is that Silicon Valley has … created a make-believe cult of objective meritocracy, a pseudo-scientific mythos to obscure and reinforce the belief that only people who look and talk like us are worth noticing,” Bueno writes. ” After making such a show of burning down the bad old rules of business, the new ones […]