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DonorsChoose Just Funded Its 1 Millionth Project

The site that lets people help teachers fund their classrooms hits a big milestone–and has learned a lot about what teachers need. The education-themed crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose allows teachers to post requests online for classroom supplies, projects, or even field trips, which contributors review and...

2018-01-31
Using blockchain, this company wants to make online gambling less of a gamble

Gambling, in one form or another, has been around for almost as long as civilization. It is a pastime, and a lucrative business, that has been able to grow and evolve. And now, in the 21st century, it is bigger than ever thanks to the internet and online gambling. However, this $44 bln industry of online gambling...

2018-01-31
Here is why the price of RaiBlocks suddenly dropped by 20 percent

Emerging cryptocurrency RaiBlocks has lost 20 percent in value after shady exchange desk BitGrail suddenly announced that its platform will soon suspend support for non-European users. The cryptocurrency, whose blockchain tech promises to deliver fast transactions at no fees, saw a drop from $18.60 to $14.90 earlier...

2018-01-30
Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for the shortage of...

2018-01-30
Vivo’s Xplay 7 might come with 10 GB of RAM and be truly bezel-less

The Xiaomi Mi Mix and LG G6 established the current wave of ‘bezel-less’ phone, but that term has been something of a misnomer. The bezels haven’t disappeared, they’ve just gotten way smaller while still accommodating a camera and earpiece. Vivo’s XPlay 7 might actually bring us a true bezel-less phone, if...

2018-01-30
Research: Half of business leaders plan to implement AI despite believing it won’t help

Dell Technologies today released research indicating most businesses believe humans and machines will work together in nearly every industry within five years. What they don’t agree on is whether that’s a good thing or not. It’s estimated automation will replace nearly a billion humans in the workforce in the...

2018-01-30
Child welfare advocates protest Messenger Kids — can Facebook meet them halfway?

Facebook’s feet are being held to the fire again — this time, its being criticized by those hoping to protect children. Child advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) today wrote an open letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg today in which they outlined their objections to Facebook’s...

2018-01-30
Forget “pivot to video.” Maybe just pivot to sports

As media companies struggle to make ends meet, the adages of the past few years are becoming more and more outdated. If we remember only a little bit ago, many publishers began to double down on pivoting to video–that is, letting go of editorial staff to focus on social video that would (theoretically) lead to...

2018-01-30
5 signs you would make a lousy hacker

It hasn’t been a good year for cybersecurity. People are being RATted and swatted, governments are leaking, and companies are being phished. In the Netherlands, DDoS attacks hit three large banks as well as the Dutch tax office over the past few days, temporarily blocking all web traffic. For those of us just trying...

2018-01-30
Samsung is reportedly manufacturing cryptocurrency mining hardware

Samsung could be the latest technology giant to hop onto the blockchain wagon. The company has reportedly begun manufacturing ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) hardware specialized for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining. The deal will see Samsung supply an unnamed Chinese mining equipment provider with the...

2018-01-30
Cake Browser adds a bit of Tinder’s magic to mobile search

Most people stick with whatever default browser came with their phone, be it Safari or Chrome. That’s a shame, because there are a lot of compelling options out there, like Cake Browser, which re-imagines how search can work on mobile. Cake Browser’s genius is that it makes a single assumption: most times when you...

2018-01-30
This blockchain sports betting platform improves betting odds

Can the blockchain improve your sports betting outcomes? In 2018, sports bettors may no longer have to wager under the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip or on offshore online betting sites to bet on their favored sports team. Nationwide, Casino and mobile sports betting operations are gearing up for business in the...

2018-01-30
This company is the P2P freelancer market that rewards your reputation

In the US alone, there are 55 million freelancers, making up 35 percent of the total workforce. More and more professionals – whether it’s in design, writing, translation, coding, or legal – are independent contractors and relying on commissions and gigs to earn their income. Finding clients is the number one...

2018-01-30
Child development experts want Facebook to pull its Messenger Kids app

The experts have written an open letter urging Facebook to pull the child-focused messenger app, saying that “younger children are simply not ready to have social media accounts,” reports the Guardian. The letter was spearheaded by the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood and signed by over 100 child...

2018-01-30
Google has officially completed its acquisition of HTC’s smartphone business

The internet giant has sealed the $1 billion deal to acquire HTC’s smartphone business, the company revealed in a blog post. In the post, Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior vice president of hardware, praised HTC’s past achievements in the smartphone arena including releasing “the first 3G...

2018-01-30
Digital trends 2018: 153 pages of internet, mobile, and social media stats

The new 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite reveals that there are now more than four billion people around the world using the internet. Well over half of the world’s population is now online, with the latest data showing that nearly a quarter of a billion new users came online for...

2018-01-30
Apple is reportedly launching 3 new Macs with custom chips this year

Bloomberg reports that Apple has at least three new Macs in the works for 2018, including a desktop and two laptops. Oh, and they’re said to feature custom processors made by the company. That’s not a complete surprise: having developed chips in-house for its phones and tablets, Apple recently kitted out the new...

2018-01-30
Waymo is putting ‘thousands’ more driverless minivans on roads across America

Google’s self-driving tech spinoff Waymo is set to make a big push into its trial programs for its autonomous vehicles: the company has inked a deal to buy ‘thousands’ more minivans from Fiat Chrysler, which it plans to run across several cities in the US without a human driver at the wheel. It won’t just say...

2018-01-30
Learn and get certified in the most popular project management techniques for under $50

Project management methods are that intersection of science and intuition...and if you know how to do it right, it’s an amazingly bankable skill for anyone looking to advance their career. Learn the different schools of thought behind leading a winning project with the Project Management Professional Certification...

2018-01-30
Indian ride-hailing giant Ola takes the fight to Uber in Australia

After tussling with Uber in its home market of India, Ola is ready to go up against the ride-hailing giant in new territory as it expands beyond the country’s borders for the first time: the company has announced it’s launching operations in Australia this year. Ola claims to have garnered 125 million passengers...

2018-01-30
How to Cope Online After You Get Dumped

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2018-01-30
Lyft turned annoying car alarms into a slightly less annoying version of ‘Despacito’

Hijacking big events for viral success is one of the most well-worn sections of the marketing playbook. Effective and often entertaining, there’s no better way to get your brand in front of millions than by piggybacking on an even bigger brand. Oreo, for example, was the toast of the marketing world after its...

2018-01-30
Net neutrality activist ‘throttles’ street outside FCC building

While the rest of you were crying into your cruelty-free glasses of vegan pond-water over the repeal of net neutrality, humanitarian and activist Rob Bliss was restoring freedom to American roads. Instead of allowing traffic to rely on government regulations and oversight, Bliss decided the street in front of the FCC...

2018-01-30
Sorry Snapchat, it’s time to say goodbye

I’ve been a Snapchat power user for the past four years. But, because Instagram has won my heart, I’m saying goodbye to the little ghost taking up 460 MB on my phone. I first heard of Snapchat’s controversial disappearing messages back in December 2013. I was skeptical of the concept, but at the same time,...

2018-01-30

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