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Jack Woodward Lawyer – Thoughts From 30 Years on the Frontline

State Of The IoT: Why So Many Business Leaders Are Paying Attention


Of all the emerging technologies that companies are contending with, the Internet of Things (IoT) is what’s keeping business leaders up at night. In fact, according to a new survey by Forbes Insights, IoT is ranked as the most important technology initiative by senior executives; more important than artificial intelligence and robotics, among many others.

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Inside The Small, Significant Change Just Made To Canada’s National Anthem

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“O Canada,” reads the first line of anthem celebrating the vast country ranking second in the world on the basis of landmass. It continues, “our home and native land. True patriot love in all our sons command.” Or at least it did, until this Wednesday, when that second line was officaly altered to read: “in all of us command.”

The two-word change took over thirty years.

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20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently


1. Use the tabs

The first tip is to use the tabs in Google search. On the top of every search are a number of tabs. Usually you’ll see Web, Image, News, and More. Using these tabs, you can help define what kind of search you need to do. If you need images, use the Image tab. If you are looking for a recent news article, use the News tab. It’s rudimentary and most people use the tabs already. If you are not, then it’s highly recommended to get associated with them. They can cut search times dramatically if utilized properly.

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A very helpful article with an in-depth and easy to understand explanation of Bitcoin.


If you’re new to cryptocurrency, your first question is probably “what is Bitcoin?”. The short answer is that Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency or digital asset made secure by cryptography. Bitcoin and most (but not all) other cryptocurrencies use blockchain technology.

This article will answer the common questions that newcomers have when first learning about Bitcoin. How do blockchains work? What makes Bitcoin valuable? What is decentralization?  What is mining? How do you buy Bitcoin? How do you safely store it? How do you send or receive Bitcoin from somebody else?

But we won’t just stop there. Once you get the basics down, we’ll also explain how hard forks work, like the one that created Bitcoin Cash. Finally, we’ll wrap up with a look towards the future of Bitcoin and how the network can potentially scale up to handle a transaction volume that’s orders of magnitude larger than it does today.

There may be blockchain-related terms in this article that you are unfamiliar with. If you come across some, don’t worry about understanding immediately. Keep reading and see if the context helps clear things up. If you want to make sure you understand everything more thoroughly, you can also refer our guides to essential  blockchain and cryptocurrency terms.

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How to Spot a Fake Twitter Follower and Assess the Value of a Real One

Robots are on Twitter, and people pay to have them as followers. That begs the question: What is the worth of a real, live human Twitter follower?

First, the background on fake accounts. A recent New York Times investigation delved into how companies create and sell fabricated Twitter accounts, or bots. These bots are used to do things like automatically retweet posts and inflate people’s follower count.

You don’t have to buy bots to get them as followers. Some are programmed to follow accounts, hoping to lure real people to follow them back. That makes the bot look more believable.

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The amazing rescue of a baby sloth, pinned between two boulders.

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B.C. cardiac arrest survivor and his saviour hail a new app that beckons potential lifesavers

In a dressing room at Pitt Meadows Arena, after a recent hockey game in which he scored a goal and his “old-timers” team won, Rob MacDonald had a cardiac arrest and died.

He was revived by a winger on the opposing team, one he had actually lined up against during the game. His saviour, Bruce Moffat, was an off-duty paramedic who administered chest compressions for about a dozen minutes, all of it in just his underwear since he was summoned for the emergency while taking a post-game shower shortly before midnight.

More than 7,100 people across B.C. will have out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests this year, if it is anything like the last. Only 25 per cent get bystander CPR and even then, only 10 per cent survive. If not for Moffat, MacDonald would be among the 90 per cent who don’t make it. His three children would be fatherless and his wife would be a widow, as MacDonald, a mortgage broker, points out.

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Artificial neurons compute faster than the human brain


Superconducting computing chips modelled after neurons can process information faster and more efficiently than the human brain. That achievement, described in Science Advances on 26 January1, is a key benchmark in the development of advanced computing devices designed to mimic biological systems. And it could open the door to more natural machine-learning software, although many hurdles remain before it could be used commercially.

Artificial intelligence software has increasingly begun to imitate the brain. Algorithms such as Google’s automatic image-classification and language-learning programs use networks of artificial neurons to perform complex tasks. But because conventional computer hardware was not designed to run brain-like algorithms, these machine-learning tasks require orders of magnitude more computing power than the human brain does.

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50 Travel Clichés That Are Actually Worth Experiencing Gallery

Biking Through the Lavender Fields of Provence

If you’re a travel aficionado, chances are you have a bucket list. While a travel bucket list often contains certain islands, countries, or cities, many will have a more precise list of specific activities, festivals, food, or other experiences. Sometimes, however, the things we think we want to experience just aren’t worth it.

For example, New Year’s Eve in Times Square can be painful due to both extremely cold temperatures and extremely large crowds. The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is just a show of men in funny uniforms switching places to marching music — which is, frankly, quite boring. Taking a photo of yourself holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa is extremely overdone. And why drink where Hemingway did when there’s plenty of other great bars in the U.S.?

Clichés are often clichés for a reason, however. Certain cities really are the best place to spend Christmas, and we know of one that’s got a better (and warmer) New Year’s Eve bash. In addition to specific festivals or holidays in specific cities, there are also iconic activities or landmarks that just can’t be missed, no matter how touristy they’ve become. If you’re unsure how to differentiate between an experience that you absolutely have to check off your list and one that’s better left off of it entirely, check out our list of 50 travel clichés that are actually worth your time and money.

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