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Photos: Inside one of the world’s largest bitcoin mines

One of the world’s largest bitcoin mines is located in the SanShangLiang industrial park on the outskirts of the city of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region that’s part of China. It’s 400 miles from China’s capital, Beijing, and 35 miles from the the city of Baotou. The mine is just off …

Bitcoin

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

This smart lock fiasco proves the Internet of Stupid is alive and well

As anyone who’s traveled widely before the days of connected smart phones and GPS knows the pain when travel plans go awry and you end up at your place of accommodation only to find yourself locked out in the middle of the night.<p>It’s the stuff nightmares are made of and a thing of the past until …

Internet of Things

3D Printed Blood Vessels Offer New Possibilities for Testing Drugs

Bioprinting enthusiasts envision a future where we’ll be able to print functional human organs on demand, putting an end to transplant waiting lists …

Medicine

Top insider confirms the Apple Watch will have LTE, but there’s a big catch

In reports published over the last few days, we’ve learned that the Apple Watch 3’s biggest change is going to be the addition of an LTE radio. It’s …

Smartwatches

Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the company poached Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg -- the TV execs behind <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>The Crown --</i> from …

Netflix

Millions of programmers rely on this site to do their jobs, and its CEO has big plans to make it even more helpful

• <b>Stack Overflow is the go-to site for millions of programmers, giving them straightforward answers to complicated technical questions.</b>• <b><br>The company's already moving fast on its next phase of growth, says CEO Joel Spolsky, selling private versions of Stack Overflow to businesses customers, including</b> …

Programming

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

Things get a little weird during an eclipse. Here are six things to look for.<p>While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the …

Astronomy

What’s the difference between AI and machine learning?

You can’t have one without the other…<p>Artificial intelligence is everywhere – although often the reality feels somewhat underwhelming compared to the …

Machine Learning

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruct a loom to weave "hello, world" into a tapestry. Redditers of the time are not impressed due …

Programming

Google Allo arrives on the web, only pairs with Android phones at launch

Google’s consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you chat with friends while taking advantage of features like stickers, “smart replies” for one-tap responses, and Google Assistant integration, …

Google

Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin.<p>24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time.<p>Check out the …

Cryptocurrency

iOS 11 Public Beta 5 Available for Download Now. Step by Step Download Provided!

Unlike the previous release Public Beta 4 where it takes almost 2 weeks for Apple to release it, this time Apple didn’t take long to release iOS 11 …

iOS

Glitch: The Sleeper Coding Platform Used By Facebook And Slack

“There used to be an immediacy to the web,” says Anil Dash. “It was something you made.”<p>Remember when the web was young? The salad days of AOL Instant Messenger, Geocities, and Netscape. Back then, when you wanted to dork around on the internet, you made your own webpage. It was simple: You just …

Programming

AMC wants to opt out of MoviePass' one-movie-a-day deal

You and your friends might be thrilled at MoviePass' new $10-a-month subscription service, but AMC sure isn't. According to <i>Variety</i> and <i>Deadline</i>, the theater chain is trying to find a way to block the service's users from using their subscription at its cinemas. MoviePass' revamped plan allows …

TV

Do you watch movies? MoviePass's new deal is unreal and you should sign up today

For what won't be the first or last time, a Netflix exec has completely changed the game. Starting Tuesday, MoviePass, an established app where users can see unlimited movies for a flat monthly rate, will cost just $9.95 a month.<p>Let's repeat that. Unlimited movies in theaters for $9.95 a …

Movies

3D printing will revolutionize how the Marine Corps fights

"The people closest to the problem are also the people closest to the solution," Capt. Chris Wood, co-lead for Additive Manufacturing with the US Marine Corps, told Engadget. In 2016, the USMC put that adage to the test as it launched the Logistics Innovation Challenge, a program "to solicit ideas …

Military

Facebook Unveils Shows From 30-Plus Partners Including Univision, MLB, NBA, Hearst, Time Inc.

Facebook is finally getting ready to unveil its premium video efforts. The company announced a new “Watch” tab for its mobile apps Wednesday …

Advertising

8 Ways the Maker Movement Helps Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

A formidable hurdle in any new venture is the learning curve and costs associated with prototyping solutions. Haven't you always wished you could do it yourself?<p>In case you haven't noticed it, the rapid evolution of do-it-yourself (DIY) facilities for developers, including 3-D printers, SketchUp …

Innovation

Here's What Goldman Is Telling Big Money Clients About Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is acknowledging that it’s getting harder for institutional investors to ignore the cryptocurrency market with total assets …

Bitcoin

A hot startup is using $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz to pursue a 'holy grail' of web technology

<b>* Netlify has landed $12 million in funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz.</b><p><b>* The startup is on the cutting edge of web development, letting programmers instantly deploy super-fast websites with a click.</b><p><b>* Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levine will join the company's …

Venture Capital

The evolution of machine learning

Major tech companies have actively reoriented themselves around AI and machine learning: Google is now “AI-first,” Uber has ML running through its veins and internal AI research labs keep popping up.<p>They’re pouring resources and attention into convincing the world that the machine intelligence …

Machine Learning

10 hot data analytics trends — and 5 going cold

Data analytics are fast becoming the lifeblood of IT. Big data, machine learning, deep learning, data science — the range of technologies and …

Big Data

Dueling AIs compete in learning to walk, secretly manipulating images and more at NIPS

A little competitive spirit is often just the thing when you want to spur some innovation, and that’s exactly the idea at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference, where AI-like systems will be competing in a variety of tasks. Teams are already setting their systems against one another, …

Artificial Intelligence

Voice Interfaces Are Here. Are They Necessary?

As millions of people invite voice-first devices into their homes, it’s time to take stock of their usefulness.<p>Voice user interfaces are everywhere today. Nearly every major tech company has poured resources into developing them. Most smartphones are equipped with one. And increasingly, VUIs are …

Amazon

Here Are the iOS 11 Features You Should Be Excited About

Set to arrive on your iPhone and iPad this fall, Apple iOS 11 brings a number of new features to the platform. Below are the ones we think you'll love the most.<p>The next version of Apple iOS is set to deliver a number of groundbreaking features, especially for iPad users. We spent some quality time …

iOS

Coinbase Reverses Stance on Bitcoin Cash

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Coinbase says it will support Bitcoin Cash after all — but it isn’t committed to trading yet<br>• Yelp is selling Eat24 to GrubHub for $287.5M and the stock is skyrocketing<br>• Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI<p><b>Credits</b><p><b>Written by:</b> Tito Hamze, John Mannes <b><br>Hosted by:</b> …

Startups

Smartwatches are still going nowhere

As earnings season wrapped up this week, one thing really stuck out to me.<p>Just three years after we reached the peak of the hype surrounding wearables and smartwatches, two of the most important companies in the space reported diverging results.<p>Let's call it "A Tale of Two Wearables …

Wearable Tech

The next Apple Watch will reportedly have LTE

Apple plans to release an Apple Watch with built-in LTE this year, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The integration should allow Apple Watch owners to leave their iPhone behind and still get near full functionality out of the watch. Until now, the watch had to be within range of an iPhone to do most tasks, …

Smartwatches