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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys

<i>Updated: This story was updated at 4:50 to correct the story. The August lock doesn’t use Wi-Fi.</i><p>For most people it’s going to take a considerable …

Facebook May Be Working With Samsung On A New Smartphone

Facebook is reportedly in talks with Samsung regarding a possible collaboration on a new smartphone, according to The Korea Herald and The Korea Times (via 9to5Google).<p>According to the reports, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg met with Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee …

PlayStation Network is down; hackers claim they did it (Update)

PlayStation Network is offline in North America, a day ahead of announced scheduled maintenance. A hacker group on Twitter is claiming its attack took the service offline.<p><b>Update:</b> The same hacking group claiming responsibility also Tweeted a bomb threat at an American Airlines flight carrying John …

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>Rory Tolan<p>July 20, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

Samsung’s new smart TV doesn’t mean the end of the remote control

Samsung will premiere its new line of smart TVs in 2014.<p>In the future, kids won't only fight over the remote control. They will also battle over what to watch by shouting and gesticulating wildly at their television sets.<p>On Monday, Samsung announced it would unveil a new, more advanced version of …

How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

Many thousands of articles have been written purporting to explain Bitcoin, the online, peer-to-peer currency. Most of those articles give a …

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Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

Ron Paul: 'Bitcoin could go down in history as destroying the dollar'

<b>Free market and libertarian icon Ron Paul has finally jumped into the cryptocurrency debate – on the side of Bitcoin…</b><br>As far currencies, or …

The World, Seen From China

How to copy a hedge fund billionaire’s investment plan

I realized the pop culture phenomenon that is the activist investor had taken a new turn when a friend showed me an iPhone app at a party. iBillionaire lets you track the investments of “billionaire investors” whose names you know (Carl Icahn, David Loeb, David Tepper and David Einhorn among them) …

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