Marin Karadjov

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Mining (And Learning) With The 21 Bitcoin Computer

A few days ago a $400 charge hit my credit card and Amazon notified me that my 21.co bitcoin computer was on its way.<p>Essentially a Raspberry Pi connected with a custom bitcoin-mining ASIC and a heatsink, the computer is one of the most interesting MVPs in modern memory. While you could easily …

Senegal considers burqa ban to stop terrorists disguising in Islamic dress

West African country may follow Chad and Cameroon in banning full-body cloak, saying decision is question of national security<p>Senegal is considering banning women from wearing the burqa, amid rising fears of Islamic extremism in the west African country.<p>The interior minister, Abdoulaye Daouda, said …

Africa

Samsung Keyboard Cover reportedly among accessories planned for Galaxy S7

When Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 at the end of this summer, we stared on — not in disbelief but rather ‘they’ve done it again’ – as the company launched a flimsy-looking plastic keyboard cover to clamp to the front of its pristine glass smartphone. And it seems the company may do it at least …

Galaxy Note

The Ten Worst Automotive Design Flaws

When automakers don’t get it right, they really, don’t get it right. From small interior tidbits to catastrophic mechanical failures, these are the …

War Is Beautiful* - Analyzing the front-pages of The New York Times | LensCulture

For many individuals, reading the news is a vital part of the day. Whether as a morning routine or an evening relaxation, we look towards the news to stay informed about the world around us. For Americans, the reference remains the <i>New York Times</i>: a newspaper which in its 164 years of existence has …

Armed Conflict

Amazon reveals its Black Friday deals

Amazon said Wednesday that it will start offering its holiday deals on Nov. 20 -- a full week ahead of Black Friday.<p>But the e-commerce giant won't be rolling out all the bargains at once. Instead new deals will be offered as often as every five minutes for eight days starting Friday.<p>On Thanksgiving …

eCommerce

Microsoft open-sources Visual Studio Code, launches free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program

Microsoft today unleashed a torrent of news at its Connect(); 2015 developer event in New York City. The company open-sourced Visual Studio Code, launched a free Visual Studio Dev Essentials program, pushed out .NET Core 5 and ASP.NET 5 release candidates, unveiled Visual Studio cloud …

Software Development

Microsoft Updates Its Developer Tools And Services, Introduces Monthly Visual Studio Subscription

Microsoft today announced a large number of updates to its developer and DevOps tools and services at its Connect conference in New York. These range from a new free program for developers who are just getting started, all the way to a new subscription service, a marketplace for extensions, updates …

Software

Apple Now Sells An Official $79 Apple Watch Dock

Ever since Apple introduced Nightstand mode in watchOS 2, having a charging dock for the Apple Watch makes sense. A dock can hold the Watch in place while you sleep so that you don’t have to put it on the side <i>and</i> attach it to a charging cable like an animal. Today, Apple launched an official Apple …

Ancient Tooth Yields Up DNA Of Ancient Human Cousins, The Denisovans

Giving archaeologists something to chew on<p>DNA analysis of an ancient tooth found in a Siberian cave has shown that the tooth is from a species of hominin—known as the Denisovans—that are thought to have lived alongside humans and Neanderthals. The results were published yesterday in the <i>Proceedings</i> …

Extinct cave lion cubs discovered in Siberia after 12,000 years on ice

Scientists have recovered the remains of two extinct lion cubs from the permafrost of Siberia. The pair of infants, nicknamed Uyan and Dina, were estimated to be just a week or two old when they died at least 12,000 years ago, and are fantastically well preserved. Dr. Albert Protopopov of the …

Paleontology

The World's Top Supercomputer Is Where? Yup. Still China.

China's Tianhe-2 is starting its third straight year as the supercomputing world's heavyweight champ.<p>In case Donald Trump needs another thing to add to the list of how America isn’t “great” anymore, here’s one: Supercomputing muscle.<p>Since 2013, China’s Tianhe-2 machine has held the No. 1 title on …

Why IMF's tick of approval for renminbi is a big deal

China looks set to have its renminbi anointed as an International Monetary Fund reserve currency, in a milestone for Beijing with big implications …

China and Russia call for a global counter-terrorism front following Paris attacks

China and Russia have called for a “united front” to counter terrorism following the Paris attack, but warned that participating countries must avoid …

Chinese Drone Maker DJI To Open First Flagship Store

<i>(This has been cross-posted from WSJ’s Digits blog.)</i><p>As the market for commercial drones goes more mainstream, the industry’s biggest players are trying to attract a wider range of consumers.<p>The world’s largest consumer drone maker, China’s SZ DJI Technology Co., is preparing to open its first …

Drones

Bitcoin Overtakes Yuan on Google Trends

The most recent statistics of Google Trends, a web facility based on Google Search that shows the frequency and popularity of a particular …

Xinhua Insight: China outbound investment surge reinforces growth confidence

English.news.cn 2015-11-16 19:47:09<p>BEIJING, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's overseas nonfinancial investment during the first 10 months of 2015 surged …

China

MasterCard sees huge potential in China

<i>"That's going to change with China opening up. We will be able to process domestic transactions just like a domestic national player,</i>" Ling Hai, …

Chinese scientists harness bacterial power in 3D printed microscopic pumps

Nov 16, 2015 | By Alec<p>With the quality of industrial 3D printing improving by leaps and bounds, it is now also increasingly being used on a …

Want To Protect Your IP From China? Use An NNN Agreement

Last week, in Want to Protect Your IP from China? Throw Your NDA in the Waste Basket, I explained why US-style NDAs are worthless for protecting IP …

China

10 Lessons I Learned After Moving to China

<i>By: Thaís Moretz-Sohn Fernandes</i><p>Image Source: Thaís Moretz-Sohn Fernandes<p>My name is Thaís. I am Brazilian and I have been living in Shanghai, China since September 2015. I am currently studying politics as a master's degree student at East China Normal University and I am also working as a …

Human Rights

Google ready to jump back into China’s mobile market against stiff competition

Google stepped out of the Chinese mobile market years ago, and since 2010 China has seen a ton of growth for many other manufacturers which puts …

Ancient Board Game Found in Looted China Tomb

Pieces from a mysterious board game that hasn't been played for 1,500 years were discovered in a heavily looted 2,300-year-old tomb near Qingzhou …

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

As a driver of technical innovation for a software company, a huge part of my job depends on forecasting how current tech trends will play out, merge, dissipate or expand. Here are some of my predictions of what the world will look like in 2020.<p>Revised Notions Of Ownership<p>Think of the things you …

Augmented Reality

These are the craziest cars from the Tokyo Motor Show

For decades, the Tokyo Motor Show was the premier show in Asia.<p>But with the rise of China as one of the world's largest auto markets, focus has been shifting towards shows in the Middle Kingdom. In reaction to this shift, Tokyo has turned itself into a techno-centric show with a focus of the future …

Wary of capital outflows, Japan urges China to go slow on yuan reform | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has expressed concern to China about the pace of capital outflows from the country and has suggested Beijing moves very slowly in reforming its currency system to avoid repeating Japan’s past mistakes.<p>A woman takes pictures of new 100 yuan banknotes she withdrew from a bank …

China

Google Maps reviewers can now earn 1 TB of free Drive storage

Google has updated its Local Guides program for Google Maps, rewarding people who regularly leave reviews, upload photos, or add information for restaurants, tourist spots, and other locations with increased Google Drive storage and early access to new products.<p>Guides who reach level two will get …

Google Maps

Gaming performance on Valve's SteamOS can't keep up with Windows

Even Valve's own games take a hit when played on a dual-boot machine<p>Valve's new console-aping Steam Machines could be hampered by the performance of the company's Linux-based SteamOS operating system compared to Windows gaming. An <i>Ars Technica</i> analysis published Friday morning highlighted …

Marilyn Monroe Never-Seen-Before Nude Calendar Pictures Have Found The Light Of Day

The photos that marked the Hollywood icon's career start.<p>When you think of Marilyn Monroe, you think of a glamorous Hollywood icon. Probably standing over a grate while her skirt blows up or schmoozing Frank Sinatra. But even Marilyn had to start somewhere.<p>We cannot confirm or deny if she was …