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Bitcoin millionaires are buying Lamborghinis as a status symbol of crypto wealth, and the carmaker says sales are rocketing

Silicon Valley may be flush with cash, but its monarchs often don't like to flaunt their wealth. The culture encourages tech's casual billionaires (or mere millionaires) to stay humble, spend on sneakers and hoodies instead of parties, and focus on the work more than the spoils.<p>So far, …

Cryptocurrency

How hackers are hijacking your cellphone account

Hackers simply intercept the one-time verification code.<p>Fraudsters have figured out how to break in to online accounts protected by two-factor authentication, where the authenticating device is your mobile phone.<p>They don’t steal the phone; they simply hijack the phone number. This enables them to …

Identity Theft

Google has made it official: The internet is now mobile-first

This may go down in history as the week the mobile web became <i>the</i> web.<p>On Monday, Google began indexing and ranking pages on its search engine based on the mobile versions of websites rather than the desktop ones, the company announced. The change may seem minor, but it underscores how Google views …

Digital Advertising

15 Documentaries on Netflix That Will Inspire You to Be More Creative

When we think of documentaries, we often think of the films that investigate harsh truths about our world. The Oscar tends to go to a documentary …

Art

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Why are white men stockpiling guns?

Research suggests it’s largely because they’re anxious about their ability to protect their families<p>Since the 2008 election of President Obama, the number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. has tripled, while imports have doubled. This doesn’t mean more households have guns than ever before — …

Guns

Trump wants to go after Amazon

President Donald Trump is "obsessed" with Amazon, a source told the news website Axios, and is eyeing legal means to go after the online retail giant.<p>According to the Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, Trump believes Amazon is a negative force for smaller, locally owned retailers and wants to find a way …

Donald Trump

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

AI gets naughty by generating surreal nude portraits

Who knew neural networks could envision naked ladies like a surrealist artist? A researcher talks about how he created an AI artist with a talent for making racy art.<p>Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when the eye belongs to artificial intelligence, beauty could be translated as anything.<p>AI …

Art

Even Kim Jong-un has to take notes when Xi Jinping speaks

Whenever he speaks, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un can always expect his people to respond by clapping vigorously, sometimes with tears in their eyes. So it’s a bit hard to imagine that even he has to listen and take notes from another person.<p>That person turned out to be Chinese president Xi …

North Korea

The male glance: how we fail to take women’s stories seriously

In spring 2013, HBO conducted a sly experiment on the “elite” TV-viewing public. It aired two new shows – both buddy dramas – back to back. Each was conceived as a short, self-contained season. Each had a single talented and idiosyncratic director for the entire season, and each dispensed with the …

Feminism

Gary Cohn Says He Will Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser

Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, said on Tuesday that he would resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration.<p>White House officials insisted that there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the …

Donald Trump

Cardano: a rising cryptocurrency that wants to change the world

On Oct. 1, 2017, an unusual event caused a collective gasp in the world of cryptocurrencies. A little known cryptocurrency called Cardano — or ADA, …

Trump’s war on NAFTA is already taking a heavy toll on U.S. farmers

As Mexico begins to look for imports elsewhere, working families suffer.<p>President Trump’s relentless crusade against the North American Free Trade …

AI experts list the real dangers of artificial intelligence

A 100-page report written by artificial intelligence experts from industry and academia has a clear message: Every AI advance by the good guys is an advance for the bad guys, too.<p>The paper, titled “The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation,” calls this …

These Cryptocurrencies May Beat Bitcoin in the Coming Months

In the past, when cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have split in two, it was as if money fell from the sky.<p>Take Bitcoin’s August fork, for instance. …

Cryptocurrency

A.I.'s Rapid Advance Should Be Truly Scary If You're Paying Attention

When it comes to identifying existential threats posed by technological innovations, the popular imagination summons visions of <i>Terminator</i>, <i>The Matrix</i>, …

Artificial Intelligence

Paul Ryan's latest line in the sand on Trump? Firing Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan spent the past two years drawing lines in the sand regarding President Donald Trump -- and then erasing them when Trump, inevitably, overstepped.<p>In May 2016, Ryan said he couldn't endorse Trump -- even though the businessman was the presumptive nominee -- because he …

Donald Trump

This blockchain-based startup will cut out the middlemen in travel booking

The travel and tourism industry is worth nearly $1.6 trillion globally and accounts for one-tenth of the world’s GDP.<p>Despite this vast market, the industry is dominated by monopolies. This is quite evident in the space for travel booking services. Major players like Booking.com, Expedia, and Airbnb …

Trump’s quiet campaign to bring back preexisting conditions

The administration is waging a quiet regulatory war against Obamacare.<p>The Trump administration is quietly dismantling the Affordable Care Act, taking a series of regulatory steps that will make it easier for insurance companies to sell plans that exclude patients with preexisting conditions or …

An Introduction to PyTorch - A Simple yet Powerful Deep Learning Library

Introduction<p>Every once in a while, a python library is developed that has the potential of changing the landscape in the field of deep learning. …

Why You Shouldn’t Be a Russiagate Skeptic

What Blake Hounshell misses about the Mueller investigation.<p>It is time to stop being a Russiagate skeptic. We just know too much.<p>Earlier this week, the editor of this magazine, Blake Hounshell, laid out the case for skepticism, centering on President Donald Trump’s incompetence and the apparent …

Donald Trump

Robinhood rolls out zero-fee crypto trading as it hits 4M users

Coinbase has some serious competition. Today, Robinhood starts rolling out its no-commission cryptocurrency trading feature in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Users there can buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum with no extra fees, and everyone can track those and 14 …

Cryptocurrency

Trump Says He May Pull Immigration Enforcement From California

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he’s considering pulling federal immigration enforcement agents out of California, which declared itself a …

Immigration

Seen it all before? The Shape of Water and claims of movie plagiarism

Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominee has been the subject of three accusations of lifting ideas. But in Hollywood, accusations of copying are nothing new<p>If Dorothy Parker is to be believed, the only “ism” that Hollywood holds dear is plagiarism. And, these days, that seems truer than ever. Every day …

Groundhog Day

7 Terrible Liberal Gun Control Arguments … And How To Beat Them

Posted: Feb 22, 2018 12:01 AM<p>I argue for a living. I often deal with hacks, liars, and agenda-driven fanatics. But never in a quarter century of …

When the cryptocurrency bubble pops, these tokens are built to survive - MIT Technology Review

<b>Being in a cryptocurrency bubble is not entirely a bad thing.</b> At least according to crypto’s true believers. The argument goes like this: Sure, lots …

Cryptocurrency

I’m already equal. So why do today’s feminists keep saying I’m oppressed?

Good morning, America. All your recent talk of gender equality has only shown just how far from woke you really are. Despite best intentions, the current cultural conversation about feminism continues to perpetuate sexism.<p>From my perspective, I’m already equal and was born that way in 1972. No need …

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?

GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star.<p><b>Brendan Fraser</b> wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and …

Timothée Chalamet

Black Panther Is Making Conservatives Feel Profoundly Threatened

<b>Warning: contains spoilers.</b><p>Ever since the trailer dropped for <i>Black Panther,</i> giving us our first glimpse into the vibrant, afro-futuristic utopia of …