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We Need To Shut Bitcoin And All Other Cryptocurrencies Down. Here's Why.

Last week I wrote an article on illicit cryptomining – how hackers are sneaking cryptocurrency transaction processing software onto corporate networks, personal computers, and other devices. I attempted to raise the alarm, calling this threat the most dangerous of 2018.<p>I didn’t go far enough.<p>Upon …

Blockchain

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2s might have a camera notch in the top-right corner

Better than putting it in the bottom bezel<p>Phone manufacturers are still figuring out the best way to give consumers edge-to-edge screens while also leaving space for the front-facing camera. But in leaked images and videos purportedly showing Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Mix 2s, the Chinese company seems …

Apple first tech company set up for ‘multigenerational success’, book argues, but that may hinge on Siri

A new article today from <i>L2</i> takes a look at an excerpt from the NYT bestseller, <i>The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.</i> Among the takeaways from the chapter, the author shares some interesting ideas on Apple’s success as it has moved from the dominating tech world to becoming …

Google Assistant-enabled devices add custom commands as Actions gain notifications, playback controls

From multilingual support and more languages to Routines, Google has been on a roll in recent weeks adding new features to Assistant. The latest comes ahead of SXSW with Custom Device Actions that allow manufacturers to add custom commands for Assistant-enabled devices.<p>Today’s new features are …

Xiaomi’s $215 Redmi Note 5 Pro offers great value in a bezel-less package

Over the past couple of years, Xiaomi has excelled at making budget Android phones, combining solid specs for decent performance, excellent build quality, and coveted features into reasonably priced devices in its Redmi range that are hard for other brands to match up with.<p>For the first time, it’s …

Mobile Technology

Rollerskating robot to the rescue

Researchers in Zurich are teaching a robot how to balance on wheels attached to its four legs.<p>The goal is to help it complete search and rescue missions and other tasks in less time.

Skating

Facebook launches AR effects tied to real-world tracking markers

Facebook’s augmented reality camera is evolving beyond selfie masks and randomly placed 3D objects to using location markers in the real world that trigger AR experiences in a precise location. Spotted today, Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s testing the feature in closed beta with …

HyperDrive is a sleek solution to our biggest issue with newer MacBooks

When Apple decides to change things, you can bet your wallet will feel it. And no changes in recent memory have proved more difficult on my finances than Apple’s decision to shift its entire laptop lineup to USB-C. The change was a welcome one, I just wish we had a bit of a period to segue, since …

People Are Attacking Driverless Cars

Both incidents happened in San Francisco.<p>One problem with self-driving cars is people.<p>The Los Angeles Times reports that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car.<p>Both incidents happened in San Francisco, according to Department of Motor …

Outer space

“I’m a daydreamer and a nightthinker,” wrote photographer Manuel Dietrich.<p>Manuel Dietrich, who lives in a small village in western Germany, posted …

How well can seeds survive in space?

If humans want to live on Mars, we’re going to need to grow food. How well can seeds survive harsh, non-Earth conditions?<p>Will we someday colonize …

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

Weather

Moon, Venus on September 17 and 18, 2017

They’re the sky’s 2 brightest objects after the sun, and they’re near each other Monday and Tuesday mornings.<p>Before dawn in the next two mornings – …

Samsung Galaxy S9 teardown helps explain its camera tricks

Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ revolve around their camera features, but some of the hardware functionality behind them has been a little mysterious. The picture is a little clearer, however, as iFixit has torn down the S9+ and provided a better look at the phone's camera tech. To start, the signature …

Huawei Y9 (2018) sports an 18:9 display, four cameras, and a big battery

• Huawei introduced the Y9 (2018) in Thailand.<br>• The phone is a derivative of the Mate 10 Lite and Honor 9 Lite, with an 18:9 display, 4,000 mAh battery, and more.<br>• Pricing and availability information are unknown, though the Y9 (2018) might cost around $250.<p>The US government might have casted a large …

Mobile Technology

Image of Saturn

W00005589.jpg was taken on 2005-03-10 13:26 (PST) and received on Earth 2005-03-11 15:40 (PST). The camera was pointing toward Saturn, and the image …

Smart research dogs are helping save endangered carnivores

Scat-sniffing research dogs are helping scientists map out a plan to save reclusive jaguars, pumas, bush dogs and other endangered carnivores in the …

Australian-made 3D-printed sternum and rib cage implanted into NY patient

A New York woman previously diagnosed with a rare bone cancer has received a 3D-printed sternum and rib cage produced by the CSIRO and Anatomics.<p>An …

Nintendo Switch tiptoes toward letting users back up their data

Latest system update also enables video capture for... four games. Yes, four.<p>As the Nintendo Switch loses some of its brand-new luster, fans have …

Lauda: Vettel gave away valuable points in Singapore

Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda believes Sebastian Vettel took too big a risk at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix and threw away valuable …

Zarco: MotoGP riders behind Rossi at Aragon have to accept 'shame'

Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP rider Johann Zarco says everyone who qualified behind the injured Valentino Rossi at Aragon, including himself, has to accept …

Motorsport

Joey Logano on penalty to sit out final practice: ‘It’s a total joke’

LOUDON, New Hampshire — Joey Logano, who became the first Cup driver to sit out an entire practice session this season because of a penalty, ripped …

Motorsport

More Than 1,200 Museums Will Be Free to Enter This Weekend

The 13th annual Museum Day Live has your weekend all planned out.<p>Cancel your weekend plans, because the Smithsonian Institution is giving Americans the perfect excuse to be tourists in their own cities. On Saturday, September 23, more than 1,200 museums around the country will be offering free …

Expressive Portraits Reveal the Quirky Human-Like Qualities of Different Dogs

Ask any dog owner and they’ll tell you that their pooch has a dynamic personality. Pet photographers prove this, time and again, with portraits that reflect the idiosyncrasies of an individual canine. In a single picture, they capture their subtle expressions—including fuzzy furrowed brows, …

Pets

Tom Gauld on John le Carré's A Legacy of Spies videogame – cartoon

As the new spy novel is released, the illustrator conjures up an alternative medium on which to enjoy Smiley and the Circus …

Ryanair to cancel hundreds of flights over the next six weeks

Ryanair is cancelling up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks to catch up with staff holiday entitlement.<p>The decision enraged passengers who turned to Twitter to voice their anger at the cancellations and lack of notice or explanation.<p>Customers described the cancellations as an "absolute …

3D Stellar Map: Neighboring Stars Could Disturb Solar System in Distant Future

A new time-lapse video of stars neighboring the Milky Way shows that these close-by stars have the potential to cause disturbances to the solar …

The Science Museum And Natural History Museum Had a Massive Twitter Argument, And We Love It

Dinosaurs vs Robots.<p>Sometimes you've just got to ask the big questions in life. Just as Twitter user @bednarz did on Wednesday, asking who would win …

Nike's 'NBA Connected' jerseys tap into the game with NFC tags

Nike is the new apparel maker for the NBA and tonight it officially rolled out updated jerseys for the teams. They're specially constructed to keep players cool and allow for freedom of movement, but there's a new feature for fans too. They'll debut the new NikeConnect system, which relies on a …

Basketball