The audiophile MQA structure in fact would not accept DRM, but that would not imply it be no longer on the poisonous rainbow of locked tech

Mikhail Zavid

After watching a CCC presentation that claimed that the MQA audiophile format has “stealth DRM,” I decided to investigate, and I’m pretty sure MQA is not DRM. But MQA is proprietary in several important ways that audiophiles should consider before they invest in the tech. Its overlapping patents, combined with extreme secrecy about the terms…

Bored? Easy suggestions to lickety-split (and effectively) inject energy into ‘ho-hum’ industries

Mikhail Zavid

Some startups seem to have all the luck. They have the ability to easily integrate cutting-edge technology, or their products and services spark consumer interest. When the ‘million-dollar idea’ itself is enough to get potential customers excited, marketing and promotions come easy. But most small business owners and e-commerce entrepreneurs aren’t so lucky … This…

Driven to safety — it’s time to pool our data

Mikhail Zavid

Kevin Guo is the CEO and co-founder of Hive. For most Americans, the thought of cars autonomously navigating our streets still feels like a science fiction story. Despite the billions of dollars invested into the industry in recent years, no self-driving car company has proven that its technology is capable of producing mass-market autonomous vehicles in even the…

Peeling Abet the Paint to See Bruegel’s Secrets

Mikhail Zavid

New technology allows researchers to look beneath the layers of the Dutch master’s works, revealing some macabre details.Image“The Battle Between Carnival and Lent,” painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1559. Using infrared and X-ray technology, researchers uncovered changes that have been made to the work over the centuries.CreditCreditKunsthistorisches MuseumAMSTERDAM — What would happen if…

The Most fine Cheap Bluetooth Speaker

Mikhail Zavid

In recent years, portable Bluetooth speakers have become essential gadgets for modern living. Going into the woods and want to listen to some Phish? Get a speaker. Want to listen to podcasts in the shower? Use a Bluetooth solution. But beyond being so useful, what’s exciting about Bluetooth speakers these days is the fact that…

The CEO of truly apt one of Uber and Lyft’s most popular opponents unearths why the DNA of his company is truly diversified from its opponents and the arrangement it will exchange the non-public automotive

Mikhail Zavid

Every morning throughout New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC, a fleet of black vans emblazoned with bright blue logos take to the streets. If it weren’t for the Via logo, they’d blend right in to the fabric of other ride-hail vehicles, personal cars, and taxis. But under the surface, Via is hoping it can…

When Shopping a Firm, Arrangement no longer Neglect About the Of us

Mikhail Zavid

Mergers and Acquisitions The technology and talent acquired — especially in high tech — are the most valuable assets secured from an integration. Image credit: Rawpixel Ltd | Getty Images Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Merging teams, products and processes is one of the most challenging efforts a company can undertake. Yet, M&A…

On Abilities: What Happens When Fb Goes the Job of Myspace?

Mikhail Zavid

On TechnologyImageCreditCreditJon HanFacebook earned more than $5 billion in profit last quarter, and yet it has spent much of 2018 trapped in a defensive crouch. This year was defined by brutal press coverage, internal strife, executive departures and unwanted attention from authorities. The company stands accused of various offenses: degrading politics; empowering despots; leaving users…

Novel Technology Adjustments We’re Enraged About for 2019

Mikhail Zavid

Year In ReviewWe look back at the best, worst, and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to next year.   2019 is the year that tech gets it together, we can feel it.Last year, we pegged our hopes for 2018 on ambitious technologies like mixed reality and alien alloys. We learned our lesson.…

Exploring the Intention forward for Our Cities

Mikhail Zavid

ImageThe Crescent City Connection over the Mississippi River in New Orleans.CreditCreditMarka/UIG, via Getty ImagesNEW ORLEANS — How do the greatest cities succeed?The question could not come at a more critical time, as cities around the world face challenges — and opportunities — unimagined in human history. By some estimates, 68 percent of the world’s population…

Trump Touts ‘Extra special Signals’ from Xi as Trade Fears Return

Mikhail Zavid

ImageConfusion remains about what Mr. Trump and Mr. Xi actually agreed to at their meeting.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump tried to calm global markets and ease concerns on Wednesday that his trade truce with China was floundering, declaring in a series of Twitter posts that the Chinese government was sending…

The all-electric Rivian R1T is a dream truck for adventurers

Mikhail Zavid

Photos: Rivian With a not-so-dreamy starting price of $69,000 After spending the better part of the last decade operating completely out of the spotlight, US-based automotive startup Rivian has finally debuted its first electric vehicle: a five-passenger pickup truck called the R1T. Announced on Monday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the R1T is positioned…

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