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China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China’s seminal science-fiction novel, <i>The Three-Body Problem</i>, by Liu Cixin, while wrestling with how to create a new processor. He had already designed custom chips for the company he co-founded, Bitmain, that had made it …

This 18-year-old digital-currency millionaire thinks bitcoin could hit $10,000 a coin

And despite the recent tumult in the world of digital currency and a huge run-up in the value of bitcoin, Finman is still a bitcoin believer. By his reckoning, the cyber currency still has a ton of upside.<p>Indeed, Finman said recently that buying bitcoin now would be a "very smart financial …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists have developed a battery that gets its power from human spit

And now, thanks to a miracle of modern science, you can make a battery using spit.<p>Researchers at Binghamton University have created a paper-based bacteria-powered battery.<p>One drop of saliva can activate the device, which can generate enough electricity to power an LED light for around 20 …

Clean Energy

An 11-year-old and a 7-year old teach me about Roblox, the video game that's turning teens into millionaires

Although Roblox has been available for PCs since 2005, the game has exploded in popularity only over the last few years. The newer smartphone, tablet, and Xbox versions of the app have opened it up to a new generation of players, making it a smash hit on schoolyards and college campuses …

Game Design

Unreal Engine 4 Tutorial for Beginners

Unreal Engine 4 is a collection of game development tools capable of producing everything from 2D mobile games to AAA console titles. It is the …

Game Development

The Most Anticipated Games of 2017

This generation of consoles initially started off lackluster given the glut of remastered last-gen titles and the noticeable lack of new AAA games …

The best video games of 2016 (so far)

Mads Mikkelsen Stars in Crazy New Video Game Trailer for ‘Death Stranding’ — Watch

The latest from Hideo Kojima features a familiar face, but everything else remains very mysterious.<p>Mads Mikkelsen seems to be staying busy in the …

'Dirty Cow' Linux vulnerability found after nine years

The operating system that lies at the core of most servers on the internet and most smartphones has a critical vulnerability which has existed, unnoticed, for nine years.<p>Called “Dirty Cow” (because it exploits a mechanism called copy-on-write), the bug allows an attacker to gain privilege …

Linux

An Artist Finished Watching And Sketching 365 Movies In 365 Days

Try doing any activity for 365 days in a row. It’s really hard. I don’t mean eating, or sleeping, or ripping off a page from your <i>Dilbert</i> Quote of the Day calendar, either — I’m talking about running every day for an entire year, or in the case of artist Greg O’Regan, watching 365 movies. And …

The 20 games you can't miss this holiday

It's a gift and a curse — there are too many great video games coming out, and not enough time to play them.<p>With that in mind, we took a hard look at the many, many great games expected to arrive this holiday. Then we whittled the list down to 20, including one new piece of hardware. Here's what we …

Gaming

Ford paid more than $65 million for Chariot

Chariot<p>Last Friday, Ford bought shuttle-van startup Chariot in an all-cash deal. But the price wasn't disclosed, so it wasn't clear whether this was a case of a distressed startup selling for a bargain-basement price, or Ford paying a solid price for a strategic fit into its long-term plans.<p>Turns …

Startups

Unity Tutorial Part 1: Getting Started

To say game development is a challenge would be the understatement of the year.Until recently, making 3D games required low-level programming skills …

Game Development

The 31 biggest games of the holiday season

We've got you covered, from the latest Pokémon game to "Call of Duty."<p>Here are the 31 biggest games of the holiday season.

Gaming

It's a great time to be a gamer

<i>[Cynicism and gaming go hand in hand. So stop for a spell and see the world through Jinx's eyes. Naivety? I don't think so! Have you seen how</i> …

Microsoft Acquires Gaming Startup Run By 18-Year-Old

August 13, 2016<p><i>Microsoft Xbox team announced on Thursday it acquired Beam, an interactive live-streaming platform for gamers.</i><p>18-year-old Matt …

10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Make You Far More Successful

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.<p>Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at …

Self-improvement

The rise of Satya Nadella, the game-changing CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith.<p>Times change.<p>Now, in 2016, Microsoft has found its groove again as a company that provides software and …

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