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Jim BevinJuly 13, 2018
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1.Upwork

Upwork, formerly known as Odesk, is one of the most recognized online outsourcing internet sites in the world.

If you are planning on starting an online or freelancing career, Upwork will provide the best platform for you. You can start by creating your own profile and then taking proficiency exams in many distinctive fields. If you’re into writing, you can take English proficiency and technical writing tests too. If you’re into coding, you can take proficiency tests about Java or Python.

The more proficiency and technical tests you passed, the greater the possibility of you landing a job more quickly.

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2.Toptal

Toptal is another online outsourcing internet site that networks the top 3% of software engineering, design, and finance talent available on demand to help companies accelerate, adapt, and scale.

With a distinctly different approach than the other services found on the Internet, Toptal is for experienced, talented freelancers. Passing Toptal’s screening process gives freelancers unparalleled access to meaningful projects with great clients, such as Zendesk, JPMorgan, and Airbnb.

Toptal also offers its freelancers a fair compensation since there are no low-bid contests. It also lets them join the Toptal community for them to arrange frequent meetups and tech events.

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3.Freelancer

Freelancer is a global crowdsourcing marketplace website that allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can then bid to compete. It is also one of the largest outsourcing websites where you can apply for online jobs. Essentially, it is a marketplace where employers and employees are able to find each other.

Freelancer is the place where web developers, virtual assistants, and other IT-associated individuals can hangout to fish some clients. They only need to create profiles on the site in order for them to win and complete work.

A series of account options are made available to freelancers, which ranges from free access to professional and premium subscriptions.

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4.Guru

Guru, a freelance marketplace, allows companies to find freelance workers for commissioned work. It is easy to use, transparent, and full of flexibility since it has an easy interface and an excellent rating system. Employers can evaluate freelancers by way of checking their profiles, which consists of reviews, recommendations, testimonials, and portfolio of their previous works.

Moreover, Guru has a handy payment system for freelancers, which is known as the SafePay system. The site also has a workroom that lets freelancers manage their work. Lastly, it also offers a daily job-matching feature to make sure that freelancers don’t miss out on any good opportunity.

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5.Craigslist

Craigslist is an American classified advertisements website with sections focused on jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, et cetera.

Even though most people see Craigslist as only a platform for buying and selling things, it is, in fact, a great source of quality freelance jobs, including IT jobs. You can easily search various types of online jobs in the “jobs” section, ranging from finance and coding to admin/office to real estate to human resources and even technical jobs.

This outsourcing site has a super minimalist and bare design, but don’t let that fool you since Craigslist is an online job search beast.

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Jim BevinJune 19, 2018
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At the present, I assume that everyone probably has a basic understanding of what a Bitcoin is and how it works, but do you know how an AI would describe Bitcoin and how it usually works? Let’s find out.

A Brief Definition of Bitcoin

For the benefit of those who don’t know, Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency to have been marketed on the Internet. It is also the first decentralized digital currency; it works without a central bank or single administrator.

In simpler words, Bitcoin is a form of electronic cash that is regulated and distributed with encryption methods, then stored on a ledger. It can generally be sent peer-to-peer without the need for a financial intermediary.  Computer networks are known as “miners” solve complex mathematical puzzles in order to verify bitcoin transactions to prevent fraud on the payment network.  In exchange for solving these puzzles, miners are awarded small bitcoin fees for profit.

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A Hilarious Bitcoin Explainer Created by an AI

On YouTube, a hilarious video is slowly gaining popularity on the Internet. The video was uploaded by Botnik Studios and was posted on May 22, 2018. It is 2 minutes and 35 seconds in length and is very entertaining. By the end of the video, surely you will be laughing your head off.

According to the video description, it is supposed to be a “basic stage training” on Bitcoin, but it resulted in almost complete nonsense. The YouTube video focuses on a voice over of the texts that are generated by an AI, which used a predictive keyboard technique that is trained on dozens of Bitcoin explainers.

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What Did it Actually Say?

Here’s the complete transcription of the entire YouTube video:

Narrator: By now, you’ve heard of Bitcoin, the most valuable form of electricity. But what is Bitcoin? As if replacing gold is the most important big deal in history. To understand how Bitcoin transactions are created, randomly pick a number between 1 and 30,000. Now, spend that amount of money on etherion – this is known as “hashing the code” to get some of that Bitcoin. Joe has become popular by typing so much that he is now worth around 500 million Bitcoin. If Alice wants to make huge numbers of money from Joe, Alice can use techniques from calculus to do things like identify 4,096 pizzas and then compute them into her desk drawer. Joe has become polluted; Joe must now leave the public for a full year and join his attorney Michael Marcovici for clarity. This represents 128 stocks of money. This money is converted to viruses living on Alice’s DNA. This virus allows the CIA Chief of Transactions into my brain. This is my brain coming online as I thought about Bitcoin mining, and I knew it was wrong. Despite the risk, one benefit of Bitcoin is that you can upload a version of your future self on the darknet, but it will kill your retirement account because it is over 1,000 years old and has a taste for expensive silver keyboards. To gain access to the blockchain, you can install exploit.bin, and it will remind you every day of your biggest nightmares. The most popular form of Bitcoin is The Wild Richard. It can be used to pay for counterfeit coffee and other forbidden merchandise; however, I guarantee you could make a quick fortune selling the private chat of a federal judge to my grandchildren. Caution: the safest way to protect your Bitcoin wallet is simply to lose it. Just remember the Bitcoin password “pubkeyhash at Bob’s”, and you will get a good deal. More caution: the last time I mined a fresh Bitcoin, billionaire killer, Mark February, tried to patent my life. This was a very basic stage training on Bitcoin. To learn more about how to hack the next big wave of money, I teach a master class on top of the shortest mountain in China. Thank you all for your email addresses. You may now unplug the Internet.

All jokes aside, this is just a funny test of what is commonly known as “Machine Learning.”  Machine Learning is heavily based on statistics and is actually very effective in the real world today.  For example, Google uses machine learning to keep spam out of your inbox every day.  The programming language known as Python is widely used to develop Machine Learning or AI projects.  Hopefully, one day in the future, when AI becomes a serious threat to human brain power, future AI won’t look back at a time when we laughed at its infantile cognitive days like this bitcoin explanation experiment.  In the future, let’s just hope that the joke won’t be on us humans.

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Jim BevinJune 7, 2018
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There are currently a lot of interesting start-up business ideas that are quite confusing. Of course, you will need to consider a start-up business idea that is not only profitable but also great in the long-term.  Trying out a new trend can prove to be risky, but it can also be highly rewarding if you’re successful with your business venture. Even so, it can sometimes get terrifying when you think about the money that you will be investing in this new venture. So, it is only reasonable that you take extreme caution and invest only in things that you think you are sure to give you some return on your investment.

What is a Start-Up Company?

A start-up company is an entrepreneurial venture that is typically a newly-emerged business that aims to answer a marketplace need by developing a feasible business model around a product, service, process, or a platform.

The biggest difference between a start-up and a small business is their top objectives. When compared with small businesses, start-ups are more focused on top-notch revenue and growth potential. Small businesses are driven by profitability and consistency, or more precisely, stable long-term gain.

Currently Existing Start-Up Companies

Now that you know what a start-up company is and what its objectives are, you will learn about some start-up companies currently in operation. First off is Pinterest, a web and mobile application company that operates a software system that is designed to discover information on the World Wide Web, mainly using images – and on a shorter scale – GIFs and videos. Second on our list is Dropbox, a file-hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Lastly, we have Airbnb, an American company that operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging including holiday cottages, apartments, hostel beds, and hotel rooms.

Start-Up Business Ideas in 2018

And now, you will be shown different amazing start-up business ideas for you to try out in 2018. These ideas have been quite popular for a long time, which makes them more competitive but less risky. Fundamentally, these niche examples will help you make a lot of money.

1.Selfie Drones

The drone business is one of the highest potential business trends in the market today. There is actually a growing demand and interest for this business – from drones delivering parcels to farmers monitoring their crops to photographers and videographers looking to get the perfect aerial shot.

If you decide to start a venture on this particular business idea, you will want to choose the best market to target. A few good ideas to consider are selfie drones, toy drones, and drones with the camera for industrial use.

2.Smartwatches

One of the products that have a steady growing demand on the market are smartwatches, a wearable touchscreen computer in the form of a wristwatch. Smartwatches are very much a mainstream tech category today, with top wrist wearable companions from Samsung, Apple, Tag Heuer, and LG to name a few.

3.Dash Cams

Dash cams are one of those start-up business ideas that will continue to grow in fame since they are pretty much practical and also having a viral element to them. A lot of insurance companies accept dash cam videos in claims to be used in evidence nowadays. In a couple of years, the industry is anticipated to grow rapidly worldwide.

4.Wireless Earphones

With the advancement of technology – spurring the development of Bluetooth and WiFi – wireless earphones are a start-up business idea that is growing in popularity. However, we must not forget that there’s also a convenient component to them.

5.Power Bank

Power banks are mobile chargers that are charged in advance for later use. It’s a great product in that it is very convenient and practical. It is perfect when you’re traveling to remote locations with limited access to electrical outlets. Since the majority of consumers, today own a mobile device, accessories, such as power banks and earphones. are expected to rapidly grow in popularity. And so, this start-up business idea might be a gold mine for those who are looking for a chance to develop their own business.


AdminDecember 5, 2017
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Recently, Google released their annual list of top Android applications and some of the top choices might come up as a surprise to you. Google has sorted them by most popular new applications and most favorite new applications.

The list is full of applications that you might not have heard about yet. If you are looking for a new hobby, then this ranking might be just for you.

So, Google’s five most popular applications include a photo editor, forecast app, the famous Boomerang as well as video app.

  1. Photo Editor – Filters & Beauty Camera
  2. What the Forecast?!!
  3. Boomerang
  4. TopBuzz Video: Viral Videos, GIFs & TV shows
  5. Yarn – Chat Fiction

However, Google has decided not to stop there and they’ve created their personal list of favorites. On top of that list is the unusual homework helper “Socratic”.

The applications are quite entertaining as it uses artificial intelligence to guide users through their science & mathematical problems. To use the application, all you have to do is take a photo of your problem and it will show you a way to solve it. Moreover, it allows you to watch educational videos and receive help from classmates.

Other applications awarded by Google Include:

  1. 123 numbers – Best application for kids
  2. Qapital – As the most Innovative one
  3. Litsy – Awarded for the best social app
  4. Simple Habit Meditation – The best app for daily help
  5. PicsArt Animator: Video & GIF – As the most entertaining

For video gaming aficionados, Google has chosen CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars as their main choice. The complex game was created by the developers of Cut the Rope. In it, individuals have to build cars and battle against each other to win the game.

Their list of the most popular games of the year include:

  • CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars
  • Super Mario Run
  • Ballz
  • Magic Tiles 3
  • Bubble Witch 3 Saga

As we thought the movie Moana was chosen as their most popular, Game of Thrones took the award for the TV shows. So, after seeing the tech giant’s list, would you say that it covers your favorites of the year? If not, please share with us your most played games and used applications.


Jim BevinNovember 24, 2017
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Year after year, the deals on one of the most anticipated days of the year – Black Friday, are becoming better as consumers become more tech-savvy.

I often collect the worst deals from paper fliers, so I decided to share my Black Friday experience with our fellow readers. So here are the deals that you must avoid at all cost or else the given money would be for nothing.

Big-screen HDTVs

Every year, you will be welcomed by amazing offers of HDTVs, but I highly recommend that you think a bit before buying.

These TVs all have HDMI ports and some of them even have Wi-Fi antennas, but the technology is getting old. They are thick, heavy and some of them won’t find your favorite sports channels.

You will get a way better item if you purchase a cutting-edge OLED TV that would look like a wallpaper to your wall and not like you’ve parked your car in the room.

Hoverboards

Two years ago, the whole world was shacking due to the hoverboard craze, that’s already dead. However, you can still find them on the market and, in fact, there are hundreds of random brands most of which won’t last through the holidays. Note that, these hoverboards must be used with protection as you can get hurt.

Check the deals for electric skateboards as you might find some pretty good deals that won’t include breaking your gift or yourself.

Camcorders

Why would you need a camcorder in the 21st century? I even thought that they don’t sell them anymore. Instead of buying a camcorder, we would recommend investing the money in a better smartphone as it would be from a far greater use than a device that can be used for a single purpose only.

Inexpensive Drones

Drones are flying robots and it’s perfectly normal for them to cost more. It’s a unique gift, but they can be quite expensive. However, the higher the price, the more durable it will be. Low-quality drones are hard to control and they tend to break in the first two days of exploiting them. So, if you have decided about buying one, then you will have to pay more if you’d like to enjoy it.

Cheap Windows PCs

We already reminded you that in this article, but it’s the 21st century, people! Avoid Windows computers that have mobile standard CPU’s. Celeron, Core i3 & 2GB of RAM must be the keywords to avoid at all costs.

Why would you need a device that’s worth a $100, but can’t perform any operations that would make it worth? Computers cost money if you want them to work smoothly.

DVD Player

Nowadays, I see little to no reasoning for buying a DVD/Blu-ray player at home. Most people who own these devices have already forgotten how to turn them on.

Instead, you can either subscribe online for a streaming service online or look out for a good set-top box to install. This would give you thousands of titles and hours of entertainment.

Wi-Fi Booster

If you own a house, then you must have the problem with the internet connectivity. You have internet on the second floor, but it can’t reach the kitchen or the backyard. It really is troublesome, but Wi-Fi boosters won’t do the trick as most of them don’t work well.

Instead, you can invest in a high-quality network system that would grow your network coverage considerably.


AdminNovember 9, 2017
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Many people were on the 5th of November convinced to download a fake WhatsApp. While the popular app appears as “WhatsApp Messenger” in Google Play, the fake App was called, “Update WhatsApp Messenger.” The most surprising thing is that it appeared to be made by WhatsApp inc; who are the original creators of the App.This caught many unsuspecting users by surprise.

What the App was able to do

The app required little restrictions for it to be downloaded. Once it’s downloaded the app hides in your smartphone by deleting its title and icon. The ad-loader wrapper downloads a second app called ‘whatsapp.apl’. This makes it very hard to detect it.

By the time Google pulled it down more than one million people had already downloaded it. A Reddit user first flanked the fake app on their page warning users of the malware.

Users who had downloaded the app complained that the app had a lot of ads. The app seems to be an imitation of the upcoming Whatsapp business app, and many users may have thought it to be an upgrade.

Buyers be Aware

The rule has always been to avoid downloads from questionable sources, but the fact that this app was available on Google App store raises a lot of questions. Users asked why Google would let the app remain for download without them noticing. The malware was flaked down by a user on Reddit rather than Google Play.

Hackers are becoming more bold and innovative in coming days. They are offering various gifts and upgrades to consumers in an effort to get lots of downloads. Once the apps are loaded on a user’s phone, the hackers then use fake user interfaces to capture customer data. This data is then transferred to a remote server where financial information is captured. Transferring customer funds then becomes very easy.

WhatsApp Business App

This is the App that the company hopes to launch shortly and which Hackers took advantage of. The App will connect users to business enterprises. You will be able to connect with companies through the app and make product orders through it. Versions of the App have been made available to testers.

The App will enable users to make landline calls and text messages through Whatsapp. This is a feature that is currently not available with current versions. You will also be able to interact with a company’s website chat through the App.

Whatsapp with more than one billion users hopes to increase revenues through the creation of enterprise features targeted at businesses. By breaking the communication barrier with customers, businesses will be able to update customers on important product launches. You will be able in the future to make airline and hotel bookings through Whatsapp. The company in an effort to block scammers says that users will be able to block unwanted numbers. You will also be able to update your contacts on WhatsApp. The App will be a big win for banks, small businesses, airlines and many other enterprises seeking a fast way to connect with customers.

 



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