Information itself may be what ends the human race

"We are literally changing the planet bit by bit, and it is an invisible crisis."

  • IBM estimates that humans produce 2.5 quintillion digital data bytes daily.
  • We'll one day reach a point where the number of bits we store outnumber the entirety of atoms on Earth.
  • In the most severe scenario, it takes just 130 years for all the power generated on Earth to be sucked up by digital data creation and storage.

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New invention promises quantum internet that can't be hacked

Breakthrough technology uses multiplexing entanglement to make an ultra-secure quantum internet.

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  • Scientists devise the largest-ever quantum communications network.
  • The technology is much cheaper than previous attempts and promises to be hacker-proof.
  • The 'multiplexing' system devised by the researchers splits light particles that carry information.
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3 ways bulk email verification can prevent free trial abuse

Businesses have learned how to mend the weak spots in free trial marketing.

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  • Free trials are an excellent marketing tool but people can take advantage of the system by using disposable emails, jumping from one free trial to the next.
  • You can use free trial marketing to great effect if you know how to protect your business against those who want to take advantage.
  • Here are 3 ways to identify email addresses that will never lead to a genuine sale and remove them from your lists.
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Editor X is setting a new standard for web design. Here’s everything you need to know.

Creators can now control every aspect of their business.

  • Editor X is an advanced web creation platform made exclusively for designers and agencies, offering total design flexibility with a unique combination of responsive design capabilities and intuitive drag and drop behavior.
  • The platform serves as a full stack solution with integrated business tools like booking systems, marketing resources, e-commerce and more.
  • Users can connect to external APIs and write custom code with a built-in IDE to create rich, data-driven websites.
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Can your smartphone detect how drunk you are?

A small proof-of-concept study shows smartphones could help detect drunkenness based on the way you walk.

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  • The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving in the U.S is 0.08 percent. You can measure your BAC 15 minutes after your first drink and your levels will remain safe if you consume no more than one standard drink per hour.
  • Portable breathalyzers can be used to measure BAC, but not many people own these devices.
  • A small proof-of-concept study suggests that your smartphone could detect your drunkenness based on the way you walk.
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