Sunday, January 21, 2018

Amazon’s cashier-less grocery store opens to the public today


Amazon is throwing open the doors to its first cashier-less grocery store, dubbed Amazon Go, in Seattle on Monday, January 22. The company first revealed its plans for its futuristic retail experience back in December 2016, describing how you could simply waltz into a shop with your phone that has the company’s app installed, pick items off the shelves, and walk out without bothering to check them out; you’d simply be billed automatically via your Amazon account. Since then, it’s been trialing the store and its advanced computer vision tech (cameras installed along store shelves track the items you pick…

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Why a Bitcoin future will always end up in centralization


Let’s imagine Bitcoin has accomplished the unthinkable — it’s become the one true currency used for peer-to-peer payments around the world. In this Bitcoin Valhalla, let’s imagine that all non-cash payments are conducted with Bitcoin. Instead of credit cards, people whip out theifavoritete Bitcoin hardware or mobile wallets in coffee shops and hair salons across the world. Just how many of these non-cash payments would there be in this perfect world? Today, non-cash payments account for approximately 522 billion transactions per year worldwide, and that number seems to be increasing in quadratic fashion, meaning it’ll be a lot bigger by the…

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These are the best apps you’ve probably never heard of


Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category—but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question. So, he asked other users: What’s one app you use a lot that most people don’t know about? The community responded with over 220 product recommendations. Here are 27 of our favorites—from a plug-in that helps you write better, to a Mac volume booster, to an automated website that tracks just about everything in your life. Read on for more…but be ready to…

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Be a software AND hardware whiz with this Full Stack Web Development training


You can become the Swiss Army knife of the web development set with the training from this Full Stack Web Development Bundle, a package available from TNW Deals right now at basically any price you want to pay.

6 things you should negotiate for as a freelancer (that aren’t money)


When business professionals do well at their jobs, they get to negotiate for a higher salary at their next review.  When we freelancers do well at our jobs, we usually don’t get that kind of adjustment option. Worse yet, many freelancers get sucked into working for free. Recent research from Approve.io found that 70 percent of freelancers were propositioned to work for free in 2016. And, out of all the creative freelancers studied in this research, photographers and graphic designers were the most likely to be asked to do free work. In the past, other surveys have found that the amount…

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Decentralization 2.0: Beyond the semi-monopolies of Uber and Airbnb


Four years ago, on Christmas Eve in my small hometown of Yakutsk, the temperature fell down to freezing -45°C and all the local taxi services simultaneously doubled their prices — leaving loads of people stranded in the Siberian winter. Angry and frustrated, a bunch of students formed a public group on VK.com, a popular Russian social network, where anyone could submit a request for a ride, and those who owned cars could accept their calls for help. A year later the group had 50,000 subscribers. A little later on, I gathered a lean team and transformed the group into a…

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Decentralization 2.0: Beyond the semi-monopolies of Uber and Airbnb


Four years ago, on Christmas Eve in my small hometown of Yakutsk, the temperature fell down to freezing -45°C and all the local taxi services simultaneously doubled their prices — leaving loads of people stranded in the Siberian winter. Angry and frustrated, a bunch of students formed a public group on VK.com, a popular Russian social network, where anyone could submit a request for a ride, and those who owned cars could accept their calls for help. A year later the group had 50,000 subscribers. A little later on, I gathered a lean team and transformed the group into a…

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