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Someone Bought A Tesla Using Bitcoin

A buyer paid for a Tesla Model S using bitcoins, according to the company blog of Newport Lamborghini in Costa Mesa, CA. We first saw the news on Electrek.<p>"Lamborghini Newport Beach is proud to announce that we are fully capable of accepting Bitcoin as legal tender for vehicles," the dealership …

Tesla

Google’s balloons that could bring the internet to all

Many parts of the world are without internet coverage. Now search giant Google plans to bring web connections via a fleet of high-flying balloons.<p>We are becoming increasingly more dependent on the internet to help run our lives. But much of the planet is outside the web, zones that are without web …

Internet

A plan to turn every lightbulb into an ultra-fast alternative to Wi-Fi

Current wireless networks have a problem: The more popular they become, the slower they are. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai have just become the latest to demonstrate a technology that transmits data as light instead of radio waves, which gets around the congestion issue and could be …

Wi-Fi

Amazon's giant biodome approved for the streets of Seattle

The 'unique structure' will form part of Amazon's new campus<p>Amazon has gained initial approval for its plan to build a huge greenhouse in the middle of Seattle. The proposal has three transparent domes intersecting to form a five-story complex that will contain offices, dining areas, and retail …

James Dyson Award-Winning Robotic Arm Can Make You Superhuman

A battery-powered robotic arm designed to give humans a power boost was declared winner of the 2013 James Dyson Award. The Titan Arm, devised by mechanical engineer students from the University of Pennsylvania, can help people lift an extra 40 pounds – or help those with back injuries rebuild and …

Meet Coin, a Card to Replace Every Swipeable Card in Your Wallet

Square Wallet. Google Wallet. PayPal. For many years, these mobile payment apps have been heralded as the successors to our overstuffed wallets and purses. Adoption of these services, however, have been slow. It’s driven one startup to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Coin, a physical card that …

Apple Buys Primesense For Radical Refresh Of Apple TV As Gaming Console

Why did Apple just buy Israeli 3D sensor market leader Primesense for $360 million? “Seems like too much money for Apple not to have something specific in mind,” opines Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. Indeed, the only reason I can think is that Apple is now planning to make gaming on the big screen …

Japanese corporation proposes huge lunar power station

Japanese architectural and engineering firm the Shimizu Corporation has announced its lunar solar power generation concept, dubbed the "Lunar Ring", …

Virgin Galactic Will Accept Bitcoins For A Trip To Space

<i>Richard Branson announced today that his commercial space company, Virgin Galactic, will accept Bitcoin in exchange for a ride into space.</i><p>The adoption of Bitcoin as a means of currency has now entered the final frontier: in a blog post today, Richard Branson announced that his commercial space …

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Second Planetary System Like Ours Discovered

A team of European astronomers has discovered a second planetary system, the closest parallel to our own solar system yet found. It includes seven …

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