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21's Bitcoin computer now has a marketplace for APIs

After launching a small Linux-based device that can mine Bitcoin and make machine-to-machine payments last year, 21 has launched a micropayments marketplace that allows people to trade digital goods using cryptocurrency.<p>The 21 Marketplace’s initial focus is on enabling developers to buy and sell …

Bitcoin

Fine Art Printing in the Age of Instagram - Interview with Felix Leutner of Foto Leutner Printing Laboratory | LensCulture

<i>Across three generations and for over 100 years, Foto Leutner has been a family-owned business based in Vienna, a national leader in high-end photographic production. Despite the printer’s historical roots, Foto Leutner is dedicated to innovation and strives to remain on the cutting edge of the</i> …

Photography

Maria Sharapova posts letter to her fans on Facebook page

Maria Sharapova posted a letter to her fans Friday on her Facebook page, four days after the Russian tennis star said she failed a doping test at the …

Tennis

The robots Japan enlisted to clean up Fukushima have been destroyed from radiation exposure

Five years after their deployment to the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown, the remote-controlled robots have "died" a mechanical death. Truly, there's no such thing as immortality.<p>The remote-controlled automatons were intended to swim through cooling pools to collect and …

Traffic Data Firm Buys Apple, Google Rival OpenCar

Real-time traffic data company Inrix has acquired OpenCar, a software startup that built an in-car app platform that could challenge Apple’s CarPlay …

Dick Pound has harsh words for Maria Sharapova, Russia over doping

Dick Pound, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, railed about Maria Sharapova’s failed drug test Wednesday, asking “how stupid can you be?” and issuing a larger warning that Russia was running out of time in which to eliminate doping before the Rio Olympics.<p>During the Tackling …

Tennis

The scoop on Samsung’s Bluetooth C-Pen stylus

We heard whispers and rumors of Samsung’s new Bluetooth-enabled C-Pen stylus last year, but at the time there really just wasn’t anything to say about it except “Samsung is working on it.” Now, however, the retailer Cyberport has posted information about this fancy little device on their page, …

Gear & Gadgets

Google surprises with early preview of Android N

Google unexpectedly announced the Android N Developer Preview today. And to make things even easier for developers — and adventurous users — the preview is available as an over-the-air update.<p>The expectation was that Google wouldn’t start talking about Android N until its I/O developer conference …

Kremlin hits back in Maria Sharapova scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> She's the $195 million athlete at the center of a failed drugs test scandal but tennis star Maria Sharapova isn't lacking for some heavy hitting support.<p>"Attempts to politicize sports, attempts to add character to sports of some kind of political instrument for achieving some aims, are …

Tennis

How to download Android Oreo right now

Don't want to wait for the hot new version of Android on your phone? Read this.<p>Google on Monday announced Android 8.0 will forever be known as Android Oreo, with the update set to arrive "soon" once it cleared carrier testing. There's a quick and easy way to get the update right now, however: the …

Android News

Picture of the Day: Bill Gates Recreates 1973 High School Yearbook Photo

Photograph via Bill Gates Bill Gates completed his fourth reddit AMA (ask me anything) yesterday; it’s worth a read if you any interest in the …

Bill Gates

Google Android Nougat review: Fast, but not very flashy - CNET

<b>The Good</b> We welcome Android 7.0 Nougat's faster speeds and more efficient notification displays. It's handy to reply right from an alert, and new and updated emoji are always :) .<p><b>The Bad</b> Thanks to manufacturer and carrier restrictions, Nougat is only available for a handful of Android Nexus devices …

Android News

Several states are trying to outlaw a taboo marriage practice

That is expected to change this week, however, after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs reform legislation. If he signs the bill passed Tuesday, the Virginia law may be the first domino in a chain of legislatures around the nation.<p>Similar bills are in the works in New York (A. 8563), Maryland (H.B. 911), …

These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

These 15 Mesmerizing Underwater Photos Show What's Really Under the Sea

Winners from the Underwater Photographer Awards.<p>The winners of the 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Awards have been announced, and the beautiful yet eerie photos are amazing. The awards cover eight areas—wide angle, macro, wrecks, behavior, up & coming, British waters wide angle, British …

Awards

9 technologies that will shake up the startup world in 2016

2015 introduced us to many new, exciting technologies. Advances in virtual reality and the widening adoption of smartwatches and other wearables are only the beginning. To get a started on what could shape the way we think in the coming year, I polled nine savvy business owners from YEC on the …

Georgia is on the verge of approving a bill that could protect the right to discriminate against gays

The Republican-backed legislation — passed Friday by a 38-14 margin that fell along party lines — is a hybrid of two bills.<p>The First Amendment Defense Act has received the most criticism of the two. It allows religious organizations to deny services if they cite "a sincerely held religious belief …

NASA's working on a telescope with an even wider eye than Hubble

The WFIRST space telescope mission is under way with plans to find more planets in our own galaxy and unlock the mysteries of the universe at the same time.<p>NASA said Thursday that it's getting down to business building a new telescope that could get us a step closer to finding E.T. and perhaps …

Universe

Putin's next strike could be anywhere in the world, warns Polish official

Vladimir Putin’s new geopolitical ambitions have led the US to realise it made a strategic mistake turning away from Europe and making a pivot to Asia, the foreign affairs adviser to the Polish president has said.<p>Krzysztof Szczerski urged the west to recognise that the Russian president was no …

Russia

Isis sending children to die at unprecedented rate, report warns

Islamic State has been dispatching children and teenagers into battle and sending them as suicide bombers at an unprecedented rate, analysis by US researchers has found.<p>Examining Isis death notices of 89 children and youths on Twitter and the encrypted communications app Telegram, a study by …

North Africa

Why you should never give up on love

It was an instant attraction when this flight attendant and pilot met at a Chennai beachside restaurant. After a long-distance love affair around the world, the rest became history.<p>When they were children living on opposite sides of the world, Christine “Tin” Miguel and Matt Mandino had something …

Time I

Insider Series: Could Computers Replace Human ATC?

<i>TPG Contributor “Vic Vector” is an air traffic controller at a major ATC facility in the United States. In this installment of our “Insider Series,”</i> …

Air Traffic

6 reasons to visit Kenya's Swahili coast | CNN Travel

African Languages

Cape Town: share your tips with GuardianWitness or #GuardianCapeTown

We’re searching for the most interesting insider tips on Cape Town. The best will be published as part of a city guide next week<p>Guardian Travel is producing a guide to South Africa’s dramatically situated Cape Town – and we need your help to do it.<p>We’d like you to tell us about the best museums and …

Cape Town

Electronic luggage tag lets travelers check-in bags from home

Expensive travel bags should do more than look good, and German high-end luggage manufacturer Rimowa would seem to agree. The company has developed …

Luggage

12 Confessions Of Travelers That They Want People To Know

Travel to countries that don't exist (officially) | CNN Travel

Travel

Sushi and Cocktails Are the Best Way to Get a Second Date

There’s a lot of do’s and don’ts on a first date if you want it to go well, and where you choose to eat dinner seems to be higher on the list than we …

Great Skin—Inside and Out: A Protein-Packed Bowl

They all have different approaches, but the end goal is the same for goop editorial director Elise Loehnen, food editor Thea Baumann, and beauty …