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SEC concludes that "initial coin offerings" may be securities

After an investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded that organizations offering or selling digital assets using blockchains …

Cryptocurrency

A security robot just drowned itself, so score one for mankind

Humanity breathed a collective sigh of relief today as the robot army amassing to subjugate us under its shiny metal grip revealed an …

Robotics

'It' director Andy Muschietti signs on for Sony's 'Robotech' movie

More than 30 years after the original series debuted on television, the classic Mecha anime <i>Robotech</i> will once again grace the silver screen. Sony announced on Monday that it had tapped Andy Muschietti, who just finished directing the reboot of Stephen King's <i>It</i>, to direct the upcoming live-action …

Andy Muschietti

Retail Workers Union Has Strong Feelings About the Amazon Whole Foods Deal

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which represents retail workers, sent a letter to antitrust enforcers on Monday warning about the …

Automation

AI vision can determine why neighborhoods thrive

It's relatively easy to figure out whether or not a neighborhood is doing well at one moment in time. More often than not, you just have to look around. But how do you measure the progress (or deterioration) a neighborhood makes? That's where AI might help. Researchers have built a computer vision …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Mobile Technology

Victim of a hate crime? Now there's an app for that

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are the victim of a hate crime, what would you do? Who would you call? What are the laws in your city or state that could protect you?<p>Now there's a mobile app for that.<p>The Council on American-Islamic Relations launched a new civil rights app this week called "Making Democracy Work …

Hate Crimes

The Festival in a Waterfall Only Locals Know About

Under a canopy of trees, it’s a magical moment. A DJ booth, lit from below with a heavenly soft glow, vibrates on a platform in the middle of a …

Music Festivals

Mason Jar Omelet Video - How To Make A Mason Jar Omelet Video

GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>Lately, we've been very into mason jars. They can basically do anything. You can make ice cream in them, you can build a salad in …

Breakfast

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning | Inc.com

Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what they had to say. According to Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman, the true hallmark of genius …

Genius

Recipes for Break-Fast

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Our Tejal Rao has a delicious read in The Times today about the relationship between Ramadan fasting and the food that …

Italian Food

This Common Antioxidant Actively Slows The Signs of Ageing in Human Skin

"The effects we're seeing are not temporary."<p>A common antioxidant used as a dye in laboratories could one day be added to skin care products as way …

Skin Care
Carsharing

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Counterfactual Communication<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual …

Quantum Mechanics

A strange and beautiful 'Manhattanhenge' sunset is about to happen in New York City

NEW YORK — Twice each summer, the sun, Earth, and (functional) monuments of human industry create a spectacle of light called "Manhattanhenge": when the sunset aligns perfectly with the city's gridded streets.<p>The name is a portmanteau of Stonehenge, which prehistoric people likely built to line up …

New York City

Exclusive: Aldi raises stakes in U.S. price war with Wal-Mart | Reuters

WHEATON, Ill. (Reuters) - German grocery chain Aldi Inc is trying to beat the world’s biggest retailer at its own game: low prices.<p>Already with 1,600 U.S. stores, Aldi’s internal studies show its prices are 21 percent lower than its lowest-priced rivals, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N), …

Aldi

Celebrities on Instagram warned by FTC over paid ads

If an "influencer" is paid to post an endorsement on Instagram, the FTC wants you to know about it.<p>If you follow celebrities on Instagram, you probably find it hard to tell which posts are ads. That could soon change.<p>The Federal Trade Commission has sent over 90 reminders to what it calls …

Public Relations

Facebook's new 360 cameras bring exploration to live videos

Last year, Facebook announced the Surround 360, a 360-degree camera that can capture footage in 3D and then render it online via specially designed software. But it wasn't for sale. Instead the company used it as a reference design for others to create 3D 360 content, even going as far as to open …

Princeton's ad-blocking technology could be the 'end game' for online publishers

A new ad-blocking technology could mean trouble for online publishers.<p>Developed by researchers at Stanford and Princeton, this ‘undefeatable’ ad blocker breaks from the norm and detects ads much like humans do: by looking at it. Typical ad-blockers scan a page’s source code looking for signs of …

Rakuten invests $2.8M in ‘Airbnb for business travel’ startup MetroResidences

Rakuten is getting into the Airbnb for business sector after it invested SG$4 million ($2.8 million) in Singapore-based MetroResidences.<p>MetroResidences was founded in 2014 by James Chua and Lester Kang and it matches corporate employees needing to rent for a month or more with home owners who seek …

Startups

Why One Day in Angkor Wat is Enough - Live and Let's Fly

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. There are enough temples there — spread over 402 acres — to keep you busy for days. But I …

Asia Travel

Quantum Questions Inspire New Math

In order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.<p>Mathematics might be more of an environmental …

Quantum Mechanics

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda: What's the Difference? | MyRecipes

You’ve definitely come across baking soda and baking powder, two ingredients that sound similar but do very different things. Maybe you’ve started …

Apple explores using an iPhone or iPad to power a laptop

The notion of using a phone to power a computer isn't new -- we've seen companies like HP and Motorola try, and ultimately fail, to make it a reality for years. But that's not stopping Apple from considering the idea. The USPTO issued a patent filing this morning detailing how an iPhone, or an …

IPad Pro

This app helps immigrants instantly alert family and lawyers when they're detained

For undocumented immigrants, signaling for help during a raid or roundup now only takes the push of a virtual "panic button."<p>A new app called …

Immigration

France Just Banned a Hoverboard Inventor From Taking Flight

Franky Zapata can no longer fly his jet-powered hoverboard in France.<p>Zapata, a hoverboard inventor who created Flyboard Air, was told by officials …

Hoverboards

Lynx casually strolls past skiers at BC ski resort; video

On Saturday, skiers and snowboarders at the Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia were greeted by an unusual sight: A Canada lynx, calmly …

Skiing

Sony put four perspectives in one VR headset

At the back of a cold gray warehouse in Austin, Texas, I put on a headset and proceeded to chase three strangers in a game of tag at SXSW. I was expecting an immersive VR experience far removed from reality but instead the head mounted display split my field of view into four squares that …

Virtual Reality

Laser breakthrough could make computers 100,000 times faster

In a step towards quantum computing, researchers have guided electrons through semiconductors using incredibly short pulses of light.<p>What are quantum …

Quantum Computing