• Who’s Behind The Internet Outages In North Korea, Anyway?

    Who’s Behind The Internet Outages In North Korea, Anyway?

    North Korea blamed the U.S. and called President Obama a “monkey” today when the country’s Internet and mobile network went down for the third time this week. However, it’s still not clear who’s behind the Internet outages. “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” said the National Defence Commission… Read More

  • On Immigration, Engineers Simply Don’t Trust VCs
  • Anonymous Leaked A Massive List Of Passwords And Credit Card Numbers

    Anonymous Leaked A Massive List Of Passwords And Credit Card Numbers

    Following through on threats of a Christmas hack, a Twitter account claiming affiliation with Anonymous released a list of what it says are usernames and passwords for 13,000 accounts on Amazon, PlayStation, XBox Live, Hulu Plus, Walmart and other retail and entertainment services. Read More

  • After Alleged Rape In New Delhi, Uber Lays Out Additional Safety Measures In India

    After Alleged Rape In New Delhi, Uber Lays Out Additional Safety Measures In India

    Following an incident in which one of its drivers allegedly raped a female passenger in New Delhi, ride-hailing company Uber has announced additional safety measures it is taking in India. Those precautions were announced ahead of a hearing that the local Transport Department will be having on Monday to determine whether Uber and other mobile transportation services should be allowed to… Read More

  • Walmart’s New Site Allows Consumers To Exchange Unwanted Gift Cards For Walmart e-Cards

    Walmart’s New Site Allows Consumers To Exchange Unwanted Gift Cards For Walmart e-Cards

    Walmart has teamed up with the gift card exchange website CardCash to launch a new Walmart-branded site where consumers can exchange their unwanted gift cards – many of which were likely received over the holidays – for a Walmart card instead. The site went live on Christmas day and is offering up to 97 percent of the value of the original gift card from over 200 different retailers. Read More

  • Healthcare Predictions For 2015

    Healthcare Predictions For 2015

    Next year will be big for healthcare. We felt small tremors in 2014 of the seismic changes underway. In 2015, I predict five changes to the core of the US healthcare system: insurance, pharmaceuticals, supplies, medical services and payments. Let’s take a look at each of these trends, what they mean for the healthcare sector, and what they mean for you. Read More

  • When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

    When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

    When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy Apple Pay. Any Kenyan, Senegalese, etc. with a phone has long obsoleted cash, courtesy M-Pesa, Orange Money, etc. Read More

  • Thumb Typing Is Changing Our Brains

    Thumb Typing Is Changing Our Brains

    Smartphones are changing us, at least according to researchers at the Institute of Neuroinformatics of the University of Zurich. It seems that as we moved from phones with buttons – BlackBerrys and even feature phones – the parts of our brain associated with the thumbs are changing thanks to increased screen typing activity. Read More

  • Apparently The Bitcoin Bowl Is A Real Thing That’s Happening Right Now

    Apparently The Bitcoin Bowl Is A Real Thing That’s Happening Right Now

    When I first heard about the Bitcoin Bowl, I assumed it was a joke, or maybe a weird startup publicity stunt. It turns out that yes, the Bitcoin Bowl is promoting BitPay, a bitcoin-processing startup — but it’s also real college football game that’s underway as I write this on Friday evenin Read More

  • Mouthguards, Magnets And Smart Helmets Are Putting The Brakes On Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Mouthguards, Magnets And Smart Helmets Are Putting The Brakes On Traumatic Brain Injuries

    On beautiful green fields around the U.S., college and professional football players are facing up to 100Gs of rapid deceleration from helmet-to-helmet collisions each week. The result? Concussions and, sometimes, permanent brain injury. Read More

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