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How a French 16-year-old taught the world to build VR headsets for $100

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus and the inventor of arguably the most successful commercial virtual reality headset, was only 17 when he completed his first prototype for the device. Fast-forward to the present day, and Luckey is now worth roughly $750 million at the age of 25, having sold his …

Virtual Reality

Amateur astronomer witnesses something scientists have been waiting decades for

Victor Buso is a locksmith. He spends his days fiddling with locks and keys, and in his spare time he stares into the heavens in the observatory he …

Astrophysics

This top-rated app will help you envision and create any home design project

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Mac App Store

The Number Of Dark Pools In Cryptocurrency Trading Is Increasing | Investopedia

It was only a matter of time. Dark pools, which are notorious for their anonymous transactions, are making their presence felt in cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

The Rise of Bitcoin Factories: Mining for the Masses

As more people jump into bitcoin mining, companies like Bcause look to provide the infrastructure, security and electricity<p>Michael Poteat, an engineering student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., decided to start mining bitcoin four months ago.<p>Using some of his bitcoin holdings, he …

Bitcoin

A Computer Glitch Let a Trader Claim $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoin

An error in the price calculation system at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has allowed some customers to claim digital tokens for …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s transaction fee crisis is over—for now | Ars Technica

The median fee peaked at $34 in mid-December—now it's less than $1.<p>The median daily transaction fee on the bitcoin network fell to $0.79 on Sunday, a …

Bitcoin

PayPal Exec Says ‘Very High Likelihood’ Bitcoin Will Become Popular Payment Method

PayPal’s chief financial officer, John Rainey, spoke positively of Bitcoin’s (BTC) use as a future popular option for payments during an interview …

Bitcoin

Coinbase And Bitfinex Integrate Bitcoin Scaling Upgrade SegWit

Coinbase has finished their SegWit testing to launch next week, Bitfinex already launched SegWit upgrade #NEWS

Bitcoin

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Happiness

4 Ways To Simplify Your Writing Process

You can make it hard for yourself, or you can make it simple.<p>I used to have very specific expectations of my articles. They all needed to be of the …

Creative Writing

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

UnitedHealth

Trump Is No Longer Bothering to Conceal His Corruption

The President of the United States owns a business with globe-spanning assets and liabilities. Many of his investments involve partnerships with …

Donald Trump

Venezuela says launch of 'petro' cryptocurrency raised $735 million

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that Venezuela had received $735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the country's “petro” cryptocurrency, aimed at pulling the country out of an economic tailspin.<p>Maduro is hoping the petro will allow the ailing OPEC member to skirt …

Venezuela

Experts Warn AI Is Now A 'Clear And Present Danger' In Major Report

From creating fake news to hacking fleets of self-driving cars.<p>In a major new report, a team of 26 international experts have warned that artificial …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

This Trump accuser’s story is well-supported and convincing. His response is not.

Trump’s latest statement on sexual misconduct allegations: call it the security camera defense.<p>The president of the United States offered his latest response on Tuesday to one of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Rachel Crooks told the Washington Post on Monday that Trump …

Donald Trump

Black Panther proves the best villains are those who could have been heroes

Like Terminator and Darth Vader, Erik Killmonger’s evil is all the more compelling when we find out the wrong turn he has taken<p>When Empire magazine published its list of the all-time top 50 villains in cinema in 2016, there was no place for any of the Marvel cinematic universe’s many baddies. In …

Erik Killmonger

'Star Wars Rebels' Producer Dave Filoni Weighs In On SPOILER's Death

The mid-season premiere of <i>Star Wars Rebels</i> brought with it some fatal consequences for one of the members of the <i>Ghost</i> crew, reminding audiences that …

Star Wars Rebels

Ex-JPMorgan trader turned bitcoin fund manager: 'There’s trench warfare going on between analogue and digital financial services'

LONDON — A former high-flying trader who has embraced the world of cryptocurrencies says there is a "trench warfare" going on between traditional financial services and digital upstarts.<p>Danny Masters told Business Insider: "There's something of a trench warfare going on between what I call analogue …

Cryptocurrency

How Australia Conquered Guns, and Why America Can't

Gun control advocates point to Australia for inspiration in ending gun violence. The Australian Ambassador to the United States, Joe Hockey, thinks they should stop.<p>After each mass shooting in the United States, many gun control advocates point to Australia, where a bipartisan coalition passed …

Guns

Scientists Discover The Secret Behind The Gates Of Hell Used By Romans In Turkey’s Ancient City of Hierapolis

Thousands of years ago, Romans believed that it was possible to walk through the entrance of a cave in Turkey’s ancient city of Hierapolis and enter …

Ancient History

Trump Gets Caught in His Own Web of Lies

Ever since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as president 13 months ago, with his White House shrouded in a fog over its murky Russia ties from day …

Donald Trump

Rebecca Naturally Lost 100 Pounds by Adopting These 3 Totally Doable Habits

Rebecca Grafton told POPSUGAR that after college, "My weight ballooned up higher than it had ever been before." After graduating and living on her own, cooking all her own meals, and drinking more alcohol than she had before, Rebecca said, "It got to the point where my body was changing so much — …

Fitness

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Donald Trump

What Shaped the Stock Market's $3 Trillion Trauma

Want a neat narrative? There isn’t one. Stocks buckled, $3 trillion was lost, then just as quickly, roughly half of it came back. Nothing quite …

Stock Markets

Swiss Financial Regulators Publish "Pretty Reasonable" ICO Guidelines

FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, yesterday published guidelines explaining to organisers and investors how existing financial …

Cryptocurrency

10 Good Financial Rules of Thumb

Rules of thumb can be a good approximate guideline for decisions, and there are tons of money rules that aim to get your finances on track. While …

Personal Finance

The Peterson Principle: Intellectual Complexity and Journalistic Incompetence

It was while I was watching Channel 4 news presenter Cathy Newman’s spectacularly disastrous interview with University of Toronto professor Jordan …

Journalism

The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.

On a cold February morning at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the skeleton of a modern 15-story building was rising from a muddy construction site along the East River. As long and as tall as a cruise ship, the sleek glass structure loomed above rusty, century-old dry docks, serving notice to the …

Walter Isaacson

One-Page Business Plan Templates for Entrepreneurs

Having a business plan is a must, whether your goal is to start a one-person freelancing business or a multi-million dollar enterprise. However, if …

Small Business