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Wine 3.0 arrives on Android to let you run Windows apps on your phone

Wish you could do more with your phone than just run Android? Codeweavers is working to sort you out: it’s just released version 3.0 of the Wine compatibility layer for Linux-based systems, which can now be built into an APK package and installed on your Android device.<p>Once you grab the installer …

Android News

Bolt launches an Amazon-like checkout experience for the rest of online retail

A startup called Bolt wants to give e-commerce retailers a better shot at competing with Amazon. Operating in stealth for a year, the payments platform has grown to 100 online merchants who are now in various phases of roll out with its end-to-end solution for managing customer checkout, payment …

eCommerce

Nuclear reactors the size of wastebaskets could power our Martian settlements

Small, but mighty.<p>The cylinder of uranium is the size of a coffee can. Even with its shielding and detectors, the device is still no larger than a wastepaper basket. But this little prototype, soon to be tested in the Nevada desert, fuels a dream of an off-world future for humanity.<p>The Kilopower …

Nuclear Energy

Why wait? Here are 10 new gadgets from CES 2018 that you can buy right now

1 of 11<p>Generally speaking, all the gear and gadgetry that is unveiled at CES every year is just a preview, a taste of 2018’s tech trends. Most stuff …

Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum

Cheaper, plant-based carbon fiber could be used to make lighter cars that consume less fuel.<p>Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials. Five times stronger than steel and a fraction of the weight, it is used in everything from tennis rackets to golf clubs to bicycles to wind turbine blades to …

Carbon Fiber

LG Display's crazy 65-inch OLED TV can roll up like a poster

When you roll your future TV out of sight into a little box, thank LG Display.<p>The leader in big-screen OLED manufacturing, not satisfied to debut the first 88-inch 8K OLED TV, showed off another world's first at CES: a 65-inch 4K OLED display that's, get this, rollable.<p>Although some concept …

dYdX is a decentralized protocol for cryptocurrency derivatives

While some financial derivatives like futures trading are slowly coming to Bitcoin, we’re still a long time away from these financial products being widely available for the entire cryptocurrency asset class.<p>So dydX is building a decentralized protocol for derivatives, built on the Ethereum …

Blockchain

What is bitcoin? Here's everything you need to know

You heard about this bitcoin thing?<p>We're guessing: yes, you have. The first and most famous digital cryptocurrency has been racking up headlines due to a breathtaking rise in value -- cracking the $1,000 threshold for the first time on Jan. 1, 2017, topping $19,000 in December of that year and then …

GES 2017: Start-Up Wanted to Gift Ivanka a Version of Herself

Bengaluru-based Ethereal machines created a bust of US President Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, with the use of their Halo 5D printer, a …

Quantum Computing Breakthrough Brings Ultra-Powerful Machines Closer to the Real World

Researchers have invented a device considered crucial for scaling up quantum computing, potentially paving the way for scientific breakthroughs using …

These chatbots will answer obvious questions so your bookkeeper won't have to

Bookkeepers and accountants have a lot on their plate. Unfortunately, their ability to dedicate their time and efforts to their most important responsibilities is often hindered when they are forced to spend a significant part of their day answering recurring client questions or dealing with …

Chatbots

How bad decision making could undermine good innovation

Here’s a scary thought for decision makers inside large organizations grappling with digital transformation. You can actually be innovative and have mechanisms in place to react to disruptive forces, and still get steamrolled as layers of internal management turn your creative ideas into something …

Sleep apnea patients may find some relief with the Go2Sleep wearable

There’s little in this world as important as a good night’s sleep, but even so, research suggests that one in three adults (in the United States) …

How Google is powering the world’s AI

After helping to define the modern internet era with Search and Android, Google is already at the forefront of the next wave in computing research and development: AI. Many consider artificial intelligence and neural network computers to be the next step in computing, enabling new use cases and …

Machine Learning

AI Weekly: There are more pressing problems than god-like AI

A religion based around artificial intelligence is in the news again, this time helmed by Anthony Levandowski, a former member of Google’s self-driving car team. His argument is that humans will eventually create AI that is more intelligent than we are, making it functionally god-like, so we might …

Perfect for that eureka moment: the best LED light bulbs to light up the night

Today’s LED light bulbs showcase some bright ideas (pun intended). Manufacturers design household LED bulbs that have the potential to last for …

Quantum encryption is now fast enough for voice calls

Quantum encryption is theoretically a dream for security, as you can't even inspect the data without altering it. However, it's currently several times slower than the conventional kind, which makes it impractical for voice calls or streaming video. Science may have come to the rescue, though: …

The ultimate plain-English guide to Bitcoin forks

It looks like, in the last few months, Bitcoin has made friends with forking. When I wrote about Bitcoin forking the last time, I didn’t expect there would be this many so soon. But hey, here we are, trying to make sense of what the hell is happening in the crypto world.<p>With this article, I try to …

Bitcoin

Fisker Battery Promises 500 Mile EV Range, 1-Minute Charging

This new battery uses three-dimensional electrodes to hold 2.5x the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

What the Hell Is a Quantum Computer and How Excited Should I Be?

They will never sit on your desk, and they will most certainly never fit in your pocket. Today, they’re fragile, and need to be kept at temperatures …

How to receive cryptocurrency payments in your brick-and-mortar store

Here are some generic steps to accepting any cryptocurrency in your store. Some steps might differ a bit for each currency, but more or less, this is the process that you will follow.<p>Get a receiving address for crypto-currency. You have two options here – either sign up for a custodial crypto …

What happens when you sell your startup?

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>Entrepreneurship is not just about …

Venture Capital

BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously.<p>Cohen has just started a new …

These pink greenhouses generate electricity and improve plant growth

Each year, greenhouses use a monstrous 18,000,000 kWh of electricity just to grow our food. To put that in perspective, that’s equivalent to the amount of carbon emitted from driving around the world 391 times. Thankfully, researchers have developed new electricity-generating greenhouses that could …

The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your mood

A great web design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about your website and your organization. The type of feelings they produce – positive or negative – are entirely in your hands and should not be …

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

Software

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a devastating genetic disorder.<p>The treatment marks a rare and striking success for the field of regenerative medicine, which has been struggling to …

Organisms

Artificial Intelligence Could Hijack Brain-Computer Interfaces and Take Control of Our Minds

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI), such as those being developed by Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup, risk being hijacked by a rogue artificial …

India is shutting the door on bitcoin and other crypto-currencies

Crypto-currencies may be one of the most intriguing subjects in the world of finance right now but they have failed to impress India’s central bank.<p>In a fairly definitive expression of its stance, a director of <b></b>the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signalled that virtual currencies like bitcoin won’t …

Cryptocurrency