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.

Did you know that every time you log onto Messenger or watch a video on IGTV, your phone is leaving a digital footprint? This footprint is like a digital trail of your activity; it can be used to compromise your privacy, track where you’ve been and even identify you. If your phone were to be lost or stolen, this could place you in a difficult situation. In this guide, we'll outline the five simple steps you can take today to clear your phone’s storage and prevent it from storing or logging data.

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.