Jonathan Tibbetts

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Why Blockchain Will Survive, Even If Bitcoin Doesn’t

Latest blockchain applications could bring overdue change to critical, if unsexy, functions in shipping, real estate and…diamonds<p>We’re now awash in “crypto” hype—cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and fundraising efforts like initial coin offerings. For every venture capitalist or technical expert, …

Blockchain

What Is Cryptocurrency?

Everything you need to know about this new form of electronic cash.<p>Cryptocurrency went mainstream in 2017 as the price of bitcoin, the most popular …

The 13 most common blockchain myths explained

With every new technology, there is hype and there is reality. Binary District Journal attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff and put to rest the common myths surrounding blockchain.<p>Everyone and their grandmother has heard of blockchain technology by now — unless you’ve been living under a …

'He's one of us': modern neighbours welcome Cheddar Man

Rachel Andrews, who was tending the bar at the Black Dog Saloon, a wild west-themed cider pub at the foot of Cheddar Gorge, was not going to have a word said against the village’s most famous former resident.<p>“We’re very proud of Cheddar Man,” she said. “There’s a really good, strong community …

Natural History Museum

Filson's Ballistic Nylon Duffle Pack is one of the best bags ever made

It's a bag. What's so great about a bag? Well, it's not often that a humble holdall can get someone who reviews products for a living excited, so …

LiDAR reveals Mayan mega city hidden in Guatemalan jungle

A vast Mayan megalopolis apparently lies hidden underneath all the trees, creepers and centuries of growth and soil in the Guatemalan forest -- and we might never have found it if not for the wonders of laser technology. The PACUNAM Foundation, which champions the use of scientific research to …

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?"<p>And, with the recent update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will sound more natural than ever. (Though, of all the voice assistants, Google Now …

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

Crystal Tips

Third-Party Tesla App Provides Look at Opportunities and Limitations of Apple Watch Development [Updated]

Apple made its WatchKit SDK available alongside the release of iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta in November, enabling developers to begin creating apps and software for the wrist-worn device. Looking beyond mockups and conceptual apps, however, a new third-party Tesla app designed by ELEKS offers insight …

Here's a closer look at the latest build of Windows 10 (video)

Shortly after Microsoft wrapped its epic Windows 10 keynote today, we had a chance to see the latest version of the next-gen OS running on some honest-to-goodness hardware. Using a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet on display here at Microsoft's Redmond headquarters, we got to experience the software in a …

Software

Skeptical of HoloLens? It's time to rewatch how Microsoft sold us on the Kinect

The HoloLens hardware, which Microsoft claims requires no phone or computer connection to use, looks amazing. You can walk around virtual objects freely, without the use of hardware in a fixed position for positional tracking. You use your hands to interact with the world, even though gesture-based …

Augmented Reality

Here's the biggest news from Microsoft's Windows 10 event

Microsoft hinted that its January Windows 10 event would have a lot to offer, and boy was it right. The Redmond crew unveiled not just a ton of software features for desktops and mobile devices, but also new hardware that pushes the limits of what you thought computers could do. Overwhelmed? Don't …

Watch Google’s Project Ara Developers Conference Live Right Here

Excited about modular smartphones? So is Google, which is hosting its second Project Ara Developer Conference today in California. The Ara project is designed to provide a consumer-ready platform for modular smartphone tech, letting users buy and swap out individual components like cameras, …

Finished Dronecraft Carrier Launches Model Airplanes

Remote control and good to go<p>In November, the flight of a drone from another drone was an ephemeral thing. Recorded on video the entire event lasted less than half the duration of the Wright Brother’s famous first. Now, remote control aircraft enthusiast group FliteTest have taken their prototype, …

IBM unveils a mainframe built for the mobile world

If you thought the rise of cloud computing spelled the end for the mainframe, think again. IBM announced Tuesday its new z13 mainframe, a system that …

Mobile Devices

B&O launches its first wireless headphones, the BeoPlay H8

Bang & Olufsen's main announcement this year is the wonderfully weird "Moment" home music system. The Danish company had a few other things to show though, and the BeoPlay H8 Bluetooth headphones are one of them. A mixture of cowhide, lambskin and aluminum, the H8 is definitely one of the more …

Consumer Tech

MSI takes a titanic step forward with a massive gaming laptop and a graphics card dock

At this year’s CES, MSI unveiled a fresh line of laptops and desktops aimed to take the PC gaming world by storm.<p>Whether you’re looking for a lighter …

DJI's Inspire 1 hand-held gimbal brings its flying camera down to earth

DJI is perhaps best known for its drones. The company also makes some pretty sweet photography gear. Often, these two skill sets meet in perfect harmony -- like the 4K camera-toting Inspire 1 video drone. DJI thought it was a shame to keep that new camera limited to aerial photography though, so …

Android 5.0.1 shows up on AOSP, factory images also released

Google has pushed out a new build of Android Lollipop to the Android Open Source Project. Android 5.0.1 release 1 is now showing up on AOSP with a …

Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 arrives in Europe this month

Yota was slightly cruel to YotaPhone fans. It unveiled the next generation of its dual-display smartphone way back in February... and left people wondering about the launch window for most of the year. At last, though, you can try this two-screened device for yourself. The YotaPhone 2 is now slated …

Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.4 update adds bloatware, fixes bugs

It looks like Verizon is finally giving the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet an over-the-air software update to Google's Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Along …

Steam unveils game live streaming to compete with Twitch

Steam has today unveiled a new beta feature called ‘Broadcasting’ that allows you to stream your games to your friends — just like on Twitch — directly from Steam’s client.<p>The company touts it as being incredibly simple to watch friends play at the click of a button. Steam users on the preview can …