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There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

The 6 Life Lessons I Learned From a Solo Road Trip

Embed from Getty Images<p>It was August of 2013 and I had just turned 24. I was working fulltime on the women's apparel team at Target Corporate in downtown Minneapolis and living the city life in my adorable little apartment in the heart of Saint Paul, Minnesota. I could walk to cute little coffee …

Eero bathes your home in super-charged Wi-Fi

If you have cable, then it’s a good bet your Wi-Fi comes courtesy of the cable producer’s incredibly average modem. Most of them are one or two …

Wi-Fi

Scientists have made a ridiculously lifelike robot hand that acts a lot like our own

Robots that look and act like us are still probably quite far away from reality. When faced with adversity, today’s most advanced robots tend to fall over. When trying to complete tasks that are pretty simple for humans, today’s robots tend to stab us in the face. But new research out of the …

Robotics

How to Find the Best Airfare in 2016

If you've searched for airfare recently, then you know, there are a thousand and one websites promising the, "guaranteed lowest airfare." If only that were the case.<p>Airfare changes hourly, sometimes minute-to-minute, so catching the, 'guaranteed lowest fare', 99.9 percent of the time, takes work …

London on a Budget: How to See Six Free Museums in Eight Hours

London has long been known for its free museums, but let's face it: Most visitors to the English capital focus on the usual suspects, like the …

Is Rio de Janeiro Safe?

Rio de Janeiro is the world's most alluring hot mess. It's everything you expect it to be: edgy, stratified, stiflingly humid, crowded, exhilarating. But it's also everything you don't expect it to be: friendly, relaxing, accessible, human, bucolic even.<p>That's what makes it such a special place -- …

How to Beat Anyone at Rock-Paper-Scissors, According to a Mathematician

Never lose again.<p>The question of how to win at rock-paper-scissors has, believe it or not, plagued mathematicians and game theorists for some time. …

7 Times Mathematics Became Art And Blew Our Minds

So pretty.<p>While maths might seem like a purely formulaic pursuit, the patterns and ratios it produces can help create some of history's most striking …

Mathematics

One startup’s plan to grow more crops: put the germs back in

Indigo claims it can dramatically boost yields by restoring plant's microbiome<p>A startup launched this week with a radical plan for helping to feed the earth’s growing population — while also cutting back on farming practices that harm the environment. The company, Indigo, says it plans to replenish …

The Fastest Street Motorcycles in the World

<b>Ducati 1299 Panigale S</b><p>Talk about fast bikes and expect to see a Ducati making the list. Maybe several, but the Panigale is the flagship bike of the …

New Technology Brings Finger-Level Precision To VR

Leap Motion’s Orion lets developers create virtual reality apps that incorporate users’ finger movements.<p>Virtual reality is a great technology for putting users into immersive experiences, where they can look and play all around them. But although there are some tools for incorporating hands into …

4 environmental impacts of eating a hamburger you probably don’t want to know

I’ve been a meat-eater all my life. But after watching the Netflix documentary <i>Cowspiracy</i>, I’ve been seriously rethinking my diet.<p>Produced by Leonardo …

The life-size BB-8 is real and you can get one this year

NEW YORK — The rumored life-size BB-8 droid from <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is real, everyone, and you’ll be able to roll it around your house later …

Star Wars

Microsoft patents a modular PC with stackable components

Microsoft has patented a “modular computing device” that would enable people to put together the exact PC components they want, allowing for replacement of certain parts rather than forcing people to buy entire new computers when they want upgrades.<p>Microsoft applied for the patent in July 2015, and …

How Do Motorcycles Lean So Far Without Tipping Over?

Riding a motorcycle is just like riding a bike except it's much faster—oh, and you don't have to pedal. In both cases, the two wheeled vehicle can …

Physics

Runbow - Official Character Reveal Trailer - IGN Video

Gunvolt, Clone, Arid, Max and more are joining the 2D platformer roster.

Design Patterns: Dependency Injection

Even though dependency injection is a topic that is rarely taught to beginners, it is a design pattern that deserves more attention. Many developers …

SteamOS: could Valve's game console challenge Windows?

The Steam Box should have Microsoft worried<p>On Monday, the developer responsible for possibly the most critically acclaimed video games of the modern era — <i>Half-Life</i> and <i>Half-Life 2</i> — announced that it was building its own Linux-based operating system to deliver PC games to the living room. Sooner or …

Are You a Traveler or a Tourist? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

<b>By Candice Gaukel Andrews</b><p>What makes a <i>tourist</i> different from a <i>traveler?</i> When recently pondering that question, I found <i>Merriam-Webster's</i> to be of little help. My old standby dictionary defines a <i>tourist</i> as "one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture" and a <i>traveler</i> as "one that goes on a trip or …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Fire Ants Could Inspire the Next Rescue Robots

Most search-and-rescue robots are miniaturized tanks: They're big, clunky, and travel in straight lines. By studying how ants move through confined spaces, researchers think they can build better bots that can search for disaster victims buried in rubble.<p><b>In the direct aftermath of disasters</b> such as …

Robotics

Lotus Takes the Roof Off the Exige S

What happens when you ditch the hardtop on a Lotus Exige S Coupe? A Lotus Exige S Roadster.<p>Great news in the world of lightweight, open-air motoring: Today, Lotus took the roof off its Exige S Coupe and unveiled their fastest convertible yet, the Exige S Roadster.<p>For Lotus, the conversion process …

Roadsters

Photographing Big, Fluffy, Ominous Clouds with Camille Seaman

Camille Seaman is a professional photographer who also chases storms. Her work has been featured in many galleries and most recently she took to …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

41 Places There Should Always Be Sprinkles

If you didn't know, now you know. Act accordingly.

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Classic Disney Characters Re-imagined as College Students

CamCard, A Card-Scanning App That’s Dominating Asian Markets, Reaches 50M Users

While there’s a perennial debate on the West Coast about whether and when business cards might become irrelevant, they continue to be at the center of business customs in China and Japan.<p>It’s just basic etiquette when meeting a new contact to offer your card with two hands and a slight bow.<p>That’s …

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …