Harold S. Mariano

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Bitcoin explodes above $2,500

Bitcoin is soaring on Thursday, trading up 13.01% at $2,576 a coin. The cryuptocurrency continues to rally as traders look ahead to the August 1 decision on whether or not bitcoin will be split in two.<p>Thursday's gain has the cryptocurrency up 40% from its July 17 low of $1,852. That's the day …

Dell bridges work and play with Android tablets, hybrid Windows laptop-tablets, and compact all-in-one desktops

Dell is revealing a series of new Android tablets, 2-in-1 hybrid laptops that double as Windows tablets, new all-in-one desktops, and multimedia monitors. The back-to-school lineup packs the latest processors, industrial design, and high-tech features into thin machines.<p>Like other computer makers, …

Out Today: The First Catalog Of All The Proteins In The Human Body

Say hi to the proteome.<p>Two teams of scientists are publishing today first drafts of the human proteome. The proteome is a catalog of all of the different proteins the human body makes. This is a big accomplishment. How big? Let’s look at some numbers from just one team:<p>The scientists in this team …

Sleepy brains neglect half the world

Damage to certain parts of the brain can lead to a bizarre syndrome called hemispatial neglect, in which one loses awareness of one side of their body and the space around it. In extreme cases, a patient with hemispatial neglect might eat food from only one side of their plate, dress on only one …

Wearable technology: Who knows your body’s secrets?

Your sex life, illnesses, even your fertility – new tech can track what our bodies are up to, but some people may be revealing more than they realise, says Jacob Ward.<p>Jeff started having sex at two in the afternoon. Apparently it lasted a few hours, and he burned a total of 347 calories. We know …

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The Reality Of 'Silicon Valley'

The "compression algorithm" storyline on the new show isn't all fantasy<p>When Mike Judge, creator of <i>Office Space</i> and <i>Beavis and Butt-head</i>, set out to write his HBO comedy series, <i>Silicon Valley</i>, about Bay Area coders, he wanted to conceive a simple, believable widget for his characters to invent. So he …

A World Without Steering Wheels is Google's Best Idea Yet

In a telephone press conference earlier today, Google went into further detail about its first-ever prototype for a purpose-built driverless car. Unlike the modified Priuses and other commercially-available models that have already racked up more than 700,000 miles on public roads, the plucky …

The Most Intriguing Stars In The Universe [Infographic]

Here are the stars that get the closest scrutiny from scientists<p>In late 2013, a group of astronomers in the U.S. and France made a new kind of sky map, which charts the how intensely scientists have studied features in the heavens. To build the map, they analyzed a million references to celestial …