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Bitcoin: Experts clash over the crypto-currency

<b>You can use it to buy beer in Berlin, order pizza in Amsterdam, hire a taxi in Edinburgh, schedule a dental check-up in Ljubljana, do a degree in Nicosia, purchase Alpaca socks from Massachusetts - or even blast off into space with Virgin Galactic.</b><p>Every day, it seems, another service joins the …

Cryptocurrency

Google's setup app makes bulk Play for Education tablet activations a breeze

Google is looking to make the task for schools looking to cash in on Google Play for Education a bit easier with a bit of mobile software. The Google Edu Device Setup app (for Android, natch) allows administrators with a proper account to activate tablets purchased through school-themed store in …

Reducing ingrained racism with virtual reality

Many scientists say that most people have what is called an innate racial bias, a bias that the holder is usually unaware of.<p>Now a team at the University of Barcelona say that spending a few minutes in virtual reality can change white people's perceptions of other skin colours.<p>In this experiment, …

Virtual Reality

Case Study: The Costs and Benefits of a Strong Culture

“How long is this list of escapees?” Kumar Chandra asked as he pointed at the slide on the screen. He was the head of operations at Parivar, a midsize Chennai-based IT services company.<p>Everyone in the room chuckled, except for Indira Pandit, vice president of HR. Nearly 100 employees had given …

How can poor countries afford space programmes?

ON NOVEMBER 5th or at some point in the following weeks India’s space organisation, ISRO, will launch a rocket carrying a small, unmanned spacecraft, …