Day: November 8, 2017

How retailers can use Blockchain to get granular

With a big enough database, it’s possible to determine highly specific actionable and profitable patterns in people’s shopping habits. a store recognizing that some women frequently purchase cotton swabs alongside their nail polish, for instance, might place these items closer together in the store to drive sales. The analytical connections don’t end there, as companies …

Verizon inexplicably lacks the wine option for ‘Bixby Vision’ on Samsung’s S8 and Note 8

Verizon, at some point, chose not to include the option for Samsung Galaxy users to find the perfect wine pairings using a Bixby image recognition and search feature. Apparently destroying the internet isn’t good enough for Verizon, now it seems to be removing cool features from our devices too. Bixby, the virtual assistant built into …

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts refuse to accept Segwit2X as the future of Bitcoin

The upcoming Segwit2X hard fork has certainly become a hot topic in the Bitcoin and larger cryptocurrency community over the last few weeks, splitting hardcore crypto-enthusiasts in two opposing camps – those in favor of 2X and those against it. But despite numerous heated debates, the crypto community is finally starting to see eye to …

These pink greenhouses generate electricity and improve plant growth

Each year, greenhouses use a monstrous 18,000,000 kWh of electricity just to grow our food. To put that in perspective, that’s equivalent to the amount of carbon emitted from driving around the world 391 times. Thankfully, researchers have developed new electricity-generating greenhouses that could solve this growing problem — and better yet, they’re pink. Invented …

Niantic announces ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ to follow up Pokémon GO

Niantic, the makers of the unbelievably popular Pokémon GO, is working on its next game: “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.” That sound you hear is a million childhood memories firing in minds across the globe. TechCrunch reports that the game is being made in partnership with Warner Bros Interactive. Other than a launch date set sometime next …

Facebook testing new anti-revenge porn measures that might actually work

Australia and Facebook are teaming up to test an experimental anti-revenge porn measure that would potentially stop the distribution of images before they happen. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Facebook is conducting a pilot test for a larger program that it hopes to eventually roll out to other countries, including the US. By …

Off the Beaten Track, But Not Far: 3 Things to Consider When Planning an International Event

While many predicted the digital revolution would sign the death note of ‘face to face’ tech conferences and trade summits, a quick look at the current events market paints a very different picture. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020 conventions and events will have ballooned by 44 percent since the start …

Twitter’s 280 character tweets are rolling out for (almost) everyone today

After testing a new 280-character limit a couple of months ago, Twitter is rolling out the new limit to everyone, starting today. Twitter says you shouldn’t expect to see an apocalyptic flood of massive tweets now, though. According to its data, the number of tweets with a higher-than-average character count was small after the initial …