It was billed as the greatest bubble since 17th-century Dutch tulip bulbs. Last December, amid frenzied speculation, the price of a single bitcoin looked set to pass $20,000. Then, on December 22nd, the bubble deflated just as dramatically as it had grown. Bitcoin’s price plummeted to just $10,500, recovered slightly, and then proceeded to lose almost 70 percent of its value over the following months.

Cope with a natural disaster, send an SOS, apply first aid and find your way with these 12 free apps

You never know what life is going to throw at you, but your smartphone could offer a solution. We’ve picked out twelve free smartphone apps that can act as lifelines in almost any emergency situation. Whether you’re worried about getting lost in a new place or are planning an off-the-grid adventure, these 12 apps should be an essential part of your preparation.
 

Learning how to make the most out of LinkedIn can be useful, even if you already have a job

Most of us look upon LinkedIn connection requests with the same disdain as email reminders about our next dental appointments – there's a necessary evil. However, few people actually know how to use LinkedIn to its full potential and remain oblivious to many of its most powerful functions. Here are ten ways to expand your horizons and enhance your career prospects without upgrading to the premium version of LinkedIn.

We’re all familiar with cautionary tales such as The Terminator in which artificial intelligence (AI) develops full sentience and aims to destroy and replace its human creators. While I strongly urge a note of caution towards AI and machine learning (ML) I also trust that readers of this blog are able to discern fact from science fiction. Most people’s fears of AI and ML are borne out of a misunderstanding regarding what these technologies actually are.