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The new age of ICOs is here, and it’s not based on Ethereum

ICOs are said to be the new way to raise money. We’ve seen companies raising $100 million, $156 million, $185 million and even $232 million by selling tokens that will be used in the protocol that these companies have promised to build using this money.<p>Against the money raised, the tokens they gave …

Blockchain

Extreme ski lifts: 10 of the most amazing around the world | CNN Travel

Skiing

Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers

Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consumer electronics industry was locked up and no one could crack the case. Until those meddling Arduino kids …

Arduino

Minecraft Is a Testing Ground for Human-AI Collaboration - MIT Technology Review

The blockish and slightly dorky computer game Minecraft may turn out to be a great place for humans and AI to learn how to work together.<p>An …

Artificial Intelligence

Brain Games Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

A computerized brain training program cut the risk of dementia among healthy people by 48 percent, U.S. researchers said Sunday in reporting an analysis of the results of a 10-year study.<p>The preliminary findings, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto, are the …

Dementia

Writing my first Android app: Control your Raspberry Pi from your phone

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you will have noticed that I recently went on a Raspberry-Pi-fueled, hardware hacking binge, first using it as …

Raspberry Pi

San Francisco homelessness Q&A: Frequently asked questions, answers

<i>How can I help people experiencing homelessness? Should I give them money? What should I do if a homeless person is sleeping on my doorstep every night?</i><p>The questions that arise around homelessness in San Francisco aren't always easy ones and the answers can be quite complex. The most pressing …

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Apps

This man had no idea his mind is ‘blind’ until last week

Imagine realising that you’ve spent your whole life unable to visualise anything in your mind. Helen Thomson speaks to a 42-year-old man whose internal world is pictureless.<p>Close your eyes and visualise the face of the person you love the most. The colour of their eyes, the texture of their hair, …

The Brain

These San Francisco restaurants are so 'Only in SF'

<i>Editor's note: This is the third installment in an SFGATE series of the "most San Francisco" restaurants. The first two slideshows featured the city's "true classics" and "new classics."</i><p>We've been attempting to categorize what restaurants best emulate San Francisco. And this might be our favorite …

San Francisco

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an …

Genetics

Plug the Fathom Neural Compute Stick into any USB device to make it smarter

Following on the heels of their announcement a few weeks ago about their FLIR partnership, Movidius is making another pretty significant announcement regarding their Myriad 2 processor. They’ve incorporated it into a new USB device called the <i>Fathom Neural Compute Stick</i>.<p>You can plug the Fathom into …

Deep Learning

Trump and Clinton share Delaware tax 'loophole' address with 285,000 firms

1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington is a nondescript two-storey building yet is home to Apple, American Airlines, Walmart and presidential candidates<p>There aren’t many things upon which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree, especially as they court very different Delaware voters ahead of a …

Corruption

U.S. spy court judge dismissed privacy advocate's concerns about data use

An independent lawyer assigned to represent Americans’ privacy interests before the nation’s top-secret spy court failed to persuade a judge to block<p>FBIagents from searching intelligence databases to hunt for evidence of traditional crimes rather than restricting them to national security probes, …

Microsoft and Google Want to Let Artificial Intelligence Loose on Our Most Private Data - MIT Technology Review

The recent emergence of a powerful machine-learning technique known as deep learning has made computing giants such as Google, Facebook, and …

Machine Learning

Detour app offers guided ‘un-tours’ of SF

Andrew Mason, who made a fortune turning Groupon into an online discount marketplace and an Internet sensation, is a man who likes to travel — and who dislikes touring the old-fashioned way, in a group led by a guide.<p>“I love to learn about places,” he said. “But I want to do it with my wife and …

21 Bay Area date ideas for the young at heart

There's a distinct feeling when you first meet someone amazing.<p>Some people call it "butterflies" and others might describe it as being "weak in the knees," but colloquialisms aside, that burst of excitement and anxious energy feels distinctly...<i>youthful</i>.<p>And that energy may not be best spent sitting …

San Francisco

YouTube introduces live 360 video, the gateway drug to virtual reality

Like any Bay Area resident with a pulse, Neal Mohan is a big fan of the Golden State Warriors, but as a busy Google executive, he can’t make every home game in person. "That courtside seat is limited by the laws of physics," says Mohan ruefully. Luckily, he won’t be bound by those rules for very …

Virtual Reality

Brazil's lower house votes for Dilma Rousseff's impeachment

<b>Brasilia, Brazil (CNN) —</b> Brazilian lawmakers shouted, scuffled and even sang as they debated whether to impeach the country's President on Sunday.<p>And after more than six hours of voting and fiery speeches, the results didn't fall in President Dilma Rousseff's favor.<p>When the final tally was …

Brazil

The Best Apps to Learn How to Meditate

March 21, 2016<p>For those who haven’t tried it, meditating can be pretty intimidating. And for those who have tried it, you know that meditating is not …

How Do 'Genetic Superheroes' Overcome Their Bad DNA?

Scientists say they've figured out how to track down people they call "genetic superheroes."<p>These are people who remain healthy even though they were born with genetic mutations that would usually lead to devastating disorders.<p>If enough of these people can be identified and studied, the researchers …

Genetics

5 authentication methods putting passwords to shame

KodeKey is a mobile app and Web service combination developed by Puerto Rican startup Qondado LLC. KodeKey is based on the idea that you don’t need to create and remember passwords because you already have all you need to uniquely identify yourself: your phone and your fingerprints.<p>Biometric …

Umbo CV raises $2.8M seed to create smart security cameras that prevent crimes

Umbo CV has raised a $2.8 million seed round for its security cameras, which use artificial intelligence to identify suspicious activity and prevent crimes before they happen. The Taipei- and San Francisco-based startup’s funding was led by AppWorks Ventures, with participation from Mesh Ventures, …

Artificial Intelligence

This $99 Gadget Turns Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer

3D printers have been set for big things for a long time. But as rapid as their recent boost in popularity has been, they’re pretty clunky machines …

72 things to do in the Bay Area before you die

We can bicker about the Bay Area's changing landscape all day long, but some things stay the same, like just how much our swath of California has to offer.<p>From inspiring natural scenery and classic institutions to new traditions and only-in-S.F. events, the Bay Area has something for everyone — and …

50 Recipe Infographics to Help Make You a Better Cook

People don’t cook anymore, which is a shame. It’s a lost art, more so for certain generations than others (let’s not point fingers here) but to not …

'Leaked' Nintendo NX controller is driving gamers crazy

Nintendo has been incredibly tight-lipped about its upcoming console, codenamed NX, so naturally, we gamers are analyzing any tidbit of information to death.<p>Needless to say, alleged leaks of a prototype controller are driving the internet crazy.<p>A redditor by the name of perkele37 today posted a few …

Feds gain postponement of iPhone hearing

The Justice Department may not need Apple's help any longer.<p>RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Citing a new possible way to access a locked iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, the Justice Department on Monday convinced a federal court to cancel a Tuesday hearing on whether Apple …

Privacy