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Hadoop’s new role: Adjunct data warehouse

There was a time, a little over two years ago, when SQL-on-Hadoop was about cracking open access to Hadoop data for those with SQL skillsets and …

This concept turns old phone parts into a supercomputer

Giving modular smartphones a new lease on life<p>One of the selling points for modular smartphones like Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is that they reduce waste. But little has been said about how discarded modules could be put to use. Finland's Circular Devices, the company developing the …

Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality

If you've wanted a laptop where <i>all</i> the software is free and open source (FOSS), you've usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion Richard Stallman is making do with a ThinkPad that's several years old. At last, though, it looks like you won't have to compromise your ideology …

DOGE IN DANGER: The Cutest Digital Currency In The World Is In A State Of Crisis

Dogecoin was supposed to be the kinder face of Bitcoin.<p>Created on a lark in response to the internet's bizarre meme imagining what a Shiba Inu would sound like if it could talk, the cryptocurrency now has a reputation for sponsoring uplifting causes like sending athletes from developing countries …

Cryptocurrency

The Co-Creator Of Dogecoin Talks About Building One Of The Funniest (And Most Popular) Cryptocurrencies In The World

Cryptocurrencies are much interesting. While bitcoin churns along like some sort of cyber juggernaut, there are a number of smaller currencies created, mostly off-the-cuff, by programmers and hackers. Dogecoin – pronounced dozhe, like the ancient Ventian dukes – is one of those currencies.<p>Created …

How to fix a broken iPhone display

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The Fire Hydrant Gets a Makeover + This Is Why You Should Care

Fire hydrants aren’t something we usually think of until we get a ticket for parking next to one. But retired NYC firefighter George Sigelakis has spent a lot of time thinking about them. He’s been working on revolutionizing the century-old design for about 20 years at his company Sigelock Systems. …

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Bots were responsible for bitcoin’s stratospheric ascent, anonymous report claims

An authoritative-looking report has appeared that suggests bitcoin‘s meteoric rise late last year — from $200 to $1,200 in one month — may have at …

How can we trust the internet of things?

The internet of things (IoT) promises us a world of intelligent fridges that automatically order groceries from the supermarket, smartwatches that …

Dogecoin has its day: the unlikely success of a joke cryptocurrency

At the first DogeCon, enthusiasts celebrate 138 days of charity and community<p><i>Dogecoin creator Jackson Palmer at DogeCon SF</i><p>When dogecoin arrived on the cryptocurrency scene in late 2013, it was little more than a Twitter joke come to life — a play on bitcoin and the doge meme, two of the most …

MIT Students Plan to Give Every Campus Undergraduate $100 in Bitcoin

Two MIT students have successfully raised more than half a million dollars in order to give all 4,528 undergraduate students on campus $100 worth of the cryptocurrency to use as they see fit.<p>Rather than being another Bitcoin publicity stunt, the pair say that the intention is to establish a genuine …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

Bitcoin-mining malware reportedly found on Google Play

Researchers have identified more malware at the Google Play store that secretly harnesses users' devices to perform the arduous computational process of mining for bitcoins.<p>The malware, dubbed BadLepricon, was found masquerading as wallpaper apps that had hundreds of installs each, according to …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

Carbon nanotubes move closer to competing with silicon

An international team based at Stanford has reached an important milestone in pursuit of faster computing: It can now create stable carbon nanotube …

Alleged Silk Road owner says he can't be guilty of money laundering if bitcoin isn't money

Ross Ulbricht, who stands accused of running the Silk Road black market under the name "Dread Pirate Roberts," says that new federal bitcoin laws make the charges against him invalid. In a filing over the weekend, Ulbricht's lawyers defended him against charges of hacking, narcotics trafficking, …

MIPS-based Ingenic Newton challenges Intel’s Edison for wearables crown

Ingenic Semiconductor, a leading Chinese embedded CPU maker, has released a reference design for a small processor board aimed at the smart devices market including wearables, biometrics, security and other consumer electronic devices. The board, known as the Ingenic Newton, integrates a CPU and …

Discontinued Windows XP Still No. 2 Desktop OS After Windows7, Windows 8 Lagging Far Behind

On the eve of Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference, Statcounter has published a snapshot of the challenge that Microsoft faces to get its users to adopt its current and future products over its legacy systems.<p>According to the research firm, in the month of March Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS held on …

This is the reversible USB cable that will end your frustrations

The most abundant connector standard in technology, the Universal Serial Bus, is getting ready for its most revolutionary change yet with a new specification that will be finalized in July of this year. Breaking physical compatibility with current ports, USB Type-C is much smaller than the USB …

Mr. Bitcoin Goes To Washington

Congressman Jared Polis is scheduled to deliver remarks at an event for bitcoin ATM company Robocoin at the United States Capitol where they will demonstrate their hardware. While companies visiting with congress is nothing new, the wild, wooly world of bitcoin makes this definitely an interesting …

The frightening truth about the security of our healthcare data

Is your healthcare data safe? That’s not something most people think about on a regular basis. We take for granted that our medical records, family …

Intel's SD card-sized computer may not be so tiny after all

Back at CES, Intel made a big deal of the fact that it could squeeze a Linux-based PC with Bluetooth and WiFi into the size and shape of an SD card. However, with just a few months to go before the launch of these miniscule Edison development boards, it looks like the chip-maker has changed tack. …

Looking beyond the Internet of things hype: Here’s what’s in store

The Internet of things is forecast to achieve a $20 billion total available market by 2018. But is that market size real? What are the tools that we can use to understand this and take effective action?<p>The Internet of things is inarguably here already for innovators and early adopters, and seems to …

Sigfox picks up €15M to expand its dedicated internet-of-things network

The French internet of things startup Sigfox has taken €15 million ($21 million) in new funding, to allow it to continue its international …

IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency

The IRS has officially stated that bitcoin is a property – similar to any other valuable commodity – rather than a currency. What does this mean? Not much. In short, if you pay someone in bitcoin – in the same way you could pay them in gold – the wages are taxed accordingly. It is also not …

Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit pricing announced in Taiwan

As the race for your wrist heats up, Samsung announced pricing for its latest wearables Thursday. The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit will cost 8,990 TWD …