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Cryptocurrency OG: I was wrong about Ethereum

I was wrong about Ethereum because it’s such a good store of value… no wait, let me try again.<p>I was wrong about Ethereum because it’s such a decentra… nope.<p>I was wrong about Ethereum because everyone is using it as a supercomputer… No.<p>I do admit I didn’t see this Ethereum bubble coming, but then …

Cryptocurrency

Warren Buffett says he dumped a third of his IBM stock

Warren Buffett, IBM's largest shareholder, has dumped about a third of his stock in the blue-chip tech company.<p>Buffett disclosed the sale in an interview with CNBC. He said he started selling the shares once the price rose above $180 a share.<p>"I don't value IBM the same way that I did six years ago …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Self-improvement

New $9.7 million grant to advance research on theory of aging - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Over the last few years, scientists — including a team at Brown University — have produced mounting evidence …

The Most Promising New Shows Of The Fall TV Season, Ranked

One of the nice things about the current television landscape is that there really aren’t many rules anymore. Wanna cast a couple movie stars in a show that lasts a total of 10 episodes? Cool. Wanna release all the episodes of your next season at once in the middle of the night and just let people …

TV

Audi's new suspension turns rough roads into electricity and saves fuel

Carmakers have already figured out how to capture the energy lost to slowing a car. It's called regenerative braking.<p>Rather than slow a vehicle with …

Family Feud: Snoop Dogg weed question lost to Ray Leonard

Snoop Dogg once said of marijuana in a 2013 interview with <i>GQ</i>, “It’s from the earth — it’s not some man-made s–t. It’s actually growing from the …

Snoop Dogg

The halvening is upon us: Bitcoin’s reward for miners just dropped 50%

The biggest event of the year in bitcoin just happened.<p>The network saw its mining reward—the amount of bitcoin miners receive for confirming transaction—get cut in half earlier today (July 9), around 12:48 EST. The event occurs after every 210,000 blocks are mined, or confirmed, by the system.<p>It’s …

Bitcoin

Renewable energy: UK expected to miss 2020 targets

<b>The UK is almost certain to miss its EU 2020 targets for renewable energy, the National Grid has said.</b><p>The firm has produced UK future energy scenarios covering four different approaches in policy.<p>Even in the most environmentally minded scenario, the UK is projected to fail in its target of …

27 Times Margaery On "Game Of Thrones" Was Actually The Best

THE Queen. Contains spoilers.<p>* We Need To Talk About That Insane "Game Of Thrones" Twist<p>* “Game Of Thrones” Just Revealed Something Huge And People Aren’t OK<p>* 29 Reasons Sansa Stark Is The True Queen In The North

Edinson Volquez may have just thrown the worst start of the modern era

Not only did Volquez's 12-run meltdown cement his place in history, but it also gave the Royals another all-too-familiar black mark in franchise …

There May Have Been a Breakthrough On the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Deal

The European Commission claims to have improved its deal with the U.S. over the so-called Privacy Shield agreement, which aims to make it easy for …

This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

This is how Taco Bell, Starbucks, and other fast-food chains are using mobile to boost order values

Mobile has gained legitimacy as a commerce channel. Millions of retail locations in the US now accept mobile in-store payments and are also developing e-commerce businesses that support mobile payment options in apps and on mobile websites.<p>However, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) — also known as …

Rolls-Royce CEO: Our Self-Driving Cars Won't Be 'Dumbed-Down, Small Plastic Pods'

Virtually every automaker is in a mad rush to build self-driving vehicles. Ultra-luxury auto manufactuer Rolls-Royce proved it doesn’t want to be …

Call for urgent changes in oil and gas industry

<b>Senior figures in offshore oil and gas have called for more radical and urgent changes to avoid rapid decline.</b><p>They say there are only two years in which to secure the industry's future.<p>A report by PwC includes a proposal for a "super joint venture" between offshore operators.<p>It would share risk as …

The number of job postings on LinkedIn could be a terrible sign for the economy

Instead, we're confronted with a sharp and ongoing deterioration of a leading indicator of the labor market: temporary jobs. They rise and fall months ahead of the overall number of jobs. The sector peaked in December 2015 at 2.94 million. It shed 21,000 jobs in May, and 63,800 since December. This …

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

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Australia is auctioning $11.5 million in confiscated bitcoins next month

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Around A$16 million ($11.49 million) worth of confiscated bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney next month, the first such auction outside the United States, as demand for the digital currency surged to its highest in nearly two years.<p>The sale will take place on June 20-21 and involve …

Ask Ethan: Why does space appear black? (Synopsis)

“When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you …

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Beyond Apple, Here's What Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Is Buying and Selling

In a recent SEC filing, it was revealed that Warren Buffett's <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> has built a new stake in <b>Apple</b> worth approximately $1 billion. And while that was the headline news of the filing, this was actually a pretty active quarter for Buffett & Co. Here are the details of Berkshire Hathaway's …

10 facts about black holes

One contender for the smallest thing in the universe is the singularity at the center of a black hole. (Shown here, an artist's drawing of a black hole pulling gas away from a companion star.)NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet<p>Black holes are the only objects in the universe that …

George Soros bet big on gold

Is George Soros bracing for a storm?<p>During the first quarter the legendary investor purchased $264 million worth of shares of Barrick Gold (ABX), the world's largest gold miner. Soros, known as the "man who broke the Bank of England," also acquired 1.1 million options to buy the popular SPDR Gold …

Stock Markets

Australian offshore oil and gas regulator keeps reasons for rejection secret, but says company will be given an opportunity to revise application<p>BP’s application to drill for oil deep in the pristine Great Australian Bight has been rejected for a second time by the offshore oil and gas regulator, …

Singapore, Philippines central banks move to tighten cyber security | Reuters

SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) - Singapore’s central bank has asked banks to maintain a high level of security for their critical IT systems following recent cyber attacks using the SWIFT financial messaging system.<p>The logo of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is pictured at its building in …

Cybersecurity

150 Scientists Just Met in Secret to Discuss Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

Get ready for it.<p>A very select group of scientists, lawyers, and industry leaders just met at Harvard Medical School in Boston to contemplate …

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