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Alleged Bitcoin founder hires a lawyer in bid to 'clear his name'

While <i>Newsweek</i> continues to stand by its claim that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto is the founder of Bitcoin, the man at the center of the allegation has decided to lawyer up. Despite having already denied his involvement, Nakamoto has now shared a personal statement with Reuters to "clear [his] name" and …

US government to relinquish control of Internet address system

The US Commerce Department will hand over control of the Internet’s domain name system to a 'multi-stakeholder' community<p>The United States government has announced it is ready to relinquish control of some of the most important technical functions of the Internet.<p>In September 2015, the US Commerce …

Space Junk Video Shows What 500,000 Objects In Orbit Really Looks Like

How much stuff is orbiting the Earth?<p>Well, there's the Moon, for starters. Then the Space Station. After that you've pretty much got a few …

Oculus VR Drops Out Of Immersive Technology Alliance

This month it has been announced that a selection of companies within the virtual reality world such as Epson, Avegant, EA and GameFace Labs to name …

US government set to give up net oversight powers

<b>The US government has declared it wants to stop being in charge of how the internet is run.</b><p>The US Commerce Department has announced its "intent" to hand control over to the wider net community.<p>It has asked net overseer Icann to work out how to shift control from the US government to an alternative …

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iPhone 6 To Come With Temperature, Humidity And Pressure Sensor (Rumor)

The iPhone 6 is expected to launch in September, along with the new Apple iWatch and a new version of Apple’s mobile OS, Apple iOS 8.<p>According to a …

Civilisation Is Doomed Warns Safa Motesharri's Nasa-Funded Study

Civilisation is almost inevitably doomed, a Nasa-funded study has found.<p>Human society is founded on a level of economic and environmental stability …

Google Drive Goes On The Offensive

Google drastically dropped the price for storage on Google Drive this week, to the point where it now undercuts virtually all of its competitors. At $9.99 per month for a terabyte of online storage, Google puts all of its competitors to shame, but there is more going on here than just a price …

Google Chromecast UK release date leaked

Google's Chromecast streaming dongle is to go on sale on Wednesday March 19, according to a leaked inventory<p>Google's Chromecast streaming dongle will be released for UK sale on Wednesday March 19, according to a leaked document from Dixons.<p>The dongle has been on sale in the US since last summer, …

Could an Ancient Indian Village Stop a New Hotel in Miami?

Downtown Miami discovery sparks turf battle between preservationists and developers.<p>As construction of the final stage of a $600 million development in downtown Miami drew near, Miamians looked forward to getting a new 34-story hotel, with movie theaters and restaurants, on what had been a vacant …

Flour Experiment Helps Explain Strange Lights Preceding Earthquakes

There are now several theories to explain the existence of pre-earthquake lights.<p>Scientists have recently shown that strange lights, such as those described as "glowing orbs," have indeed appeared before major earthquakes, for example in Japan and L’Aquila, Italy. But how?<p>U.S. scientists propose a …

'Titanfall' Is The Most Addictive Game Ever

Here's why<p>On March 11, Electronic Arts will release <i>Titanfall</i> (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC; $60), an online first-person shooter that promises to reinvent shooting-your-friends-in-the-face technology. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, it comes with a notable pedigree. Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

How Much Water Actually Goes Into Making A Bottle Of Water?

Environmental activists have long claimed that bottled water is wasteful. Usually, they point to the roughly 50 billion (mostly plastic) bottles we throw away every year.<p>The International Bottled Water Association, ever sensitive to criticism that it's wasting precious resources, has commissioned …

Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn't Near - MIT Technology Review

Futurists like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have argued that the world is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where the accelerating pace of …

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FYI: Does Thinking Too Hard Wear You Out?

If it does, it's all in your head.<p>The brain makes up about 1⁄50 of our body weight but consumes about one fifth of the oxygen we breathe. It's natural to assume that overtaxing the cerebrum would leave one feeling lethargic, but that's not quite true. The brain uses most of its energy just to …

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How To Trace Deliberate Criminal Infections Back To Their Sources

The microbe-sourcing technique has played a role in many modern investigations, including the 2001 U.S. anthrax attacks and one man's terrible revenge scheme against his mistress. But how does it work?<p>Who infected whom? That's the question behind some of the juiciest (doctor deliberately injects …

Glow-In-The-Dark Paths Could Be The Future Of Street Lighting

Particles absorb light during the day, then emit a blue glow at night.<p>Evening visitors to Christ's Pieces park in Cambridge, England are basking in the glow of a whole new type of street light. Starpath, a new type of resurfacing material being tested within the park, absorbs ultraviolet light …

Full moon over the Acropolis

Last night’s full moon rising over the Acropolis of Athens, Greece<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral …

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

Robot solves Rubik's Cube in record time

The Cubestormer III robot breaks the Guinness World Record by solving a Rubik's Cube in just 3.253 seconds<p>The Cubestormer III robot which uses ARM processor technology smashed the Guinness World Record title for solving a Rubik's Cube, recording a time of 3.253 seconds at the <b>Big Bang Fair</b> in …

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