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Bitcoin hits $15,000 and is already trading at $19,000 in Korea

If you bought 1 bitcoin yesterday, it would've cost you $12,000 and someone in your family probably would've called you a mad man. Just one day …

Cryptocurrency

Cramer Remix: Yes, Allergan is the anti-bitcoin

Jim Cramer pointed to the drug player for its lack of volatility, and said none of its redeeming qualities really matter to investors anymore.

Bitcoin is going bananas and exchanges are struggling to keep up

Bitcoin’s price surged today amid mayhem on the larger exchanges where the digital asset is traded. Prices quoted were sometimes a thousand dollars or more apart as the platforms reported their systems weren’t operating properly.<p>Bitfinex, one of the biggest exchanges, said it was investigating a …

As interest rates rise, banks are paying more for deposits

NEW YORK — Slowly, but surely, being a saver is paying off again.<p>For years after the recession, banks paid next to nothing on deposits — much to the detriment of savers everywhere. Now, banks have increased lending and need more deposits, so they're willing to pay higher interest rates.<p>The big …

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

LONDON — The amount of energy used by computers "mining" bitcoin so far this year is greater than the annual usage of almost 160 countries, according to new research.<p>Research by energy tariff comparison service PowerCompare.co.uk shows that the amount of energy expended mining bitcoin globally has …

A revolutionary gene-editing technology is on track to be a $10 billion market by 2025

A revolutionary gene-editing tool will grow into a $10 billion market in 2025, according to a new report by Citi GPS.<p>CRISPR, short for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats," is a revolutionary tool that allows researchers to go into a cell's DNA and modify a mutated part of …

Lucy (AL 288) :Australopithecus afarensis Skeleton from Ethiopia

What Scientists Have Learned About the Fossil Hominin Lucy and Family<p>Lucy is the name of the nearly complete skeleton of an <i>Australopithecus …

Indiana University

Stephen Hawking Fears A.I. May Replace Humans, and He’s Not Alone

The 75-year-old physicist is worried about the future.<p>Stephen Hawking is worried that artificial intelligence could copy itself and replace humans as …

Singularity

SoftBank invests $4.4 Billion in WeWork to bring co-working (and living) to Asia

SoftBank Group, with its $93 billion Vision Fund, announced it will invest $4.4 billion in WeWork, a New York-based startup providing shared offices and living spaces.<p>WeWork, founded in 2010, said it plans to use the money to “connect more people” in its global community of 150,000 members and …

A late legend of documentary film spends his swan song with Americans In Transit

For those who believe that death represents a journey from one plane of existence to another, it will seem apropos that the final feature directed by …

The simple way to setup Kodi on your Android TV

If you’re an Android owner who wants to start using Kodi, it’s as easy as visiting the Google Play store. Just download it to your Android device, …

Alibaba's founder Jack Ma says AI will likely replace CEOs

Watch out, human chief executive officers of companies, your job could be gone in 30 years, says Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma.<p>Ma, who was speaking at an entrepreneurship conference in Zhengzhou, China, said that artificial intelligence would be able to make calculations and …

Artificial Intelligence

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation' a powerful achievement

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him.<p>It took seven years …

A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means Making One Decision Most People Don't Make

It doesn't seem like the obvious thing to do. Until you think about it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whoever said becoming rich was going to be easy?<p>Actually, it was pretty much everyone who's written one of those self-help, …

Winner Of $1.3 Billion Powerball May Face Suits By Friends, Co-Workers, Family

With no winner so far, the Powerball jackpot rose to $1.3 billion. These astounding numbers seem even more likely to brew big potential liabilities. Of course, the taxes on winning tickets are an unavoidable downside. Yet even after taxes, most people assume they will end up with a lot. But apart …

Chuwi Hi12 is a promising budget Surface-like tablet running Windows 10 and Android

Chuwi might not be a name that you're particularly familiar with (or have even heard of at all), but the Chinese company has some interesting …

Facebook Director Pay Not Getting Many Shareholder ‘Likes’

That a Facebook shareholder is angry enough to sue the company over director pay is not so surprising once you realize that one of Facebook’s board …