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Self-Replenishing Blockchain is Finding Implementation Everywhere

In its early days, discussions around the Blockchain industry bordered mainly around Bitcoin and financial technology (fintech). The debate on …

World Bank President: Everyone Is Excited About Blockchain

The president of the World Bank had some positive things to say about blockchain during a media appearance yesterday.<p>Speaking with CNBC, Jim Yong Kim …

World Bank

Bitcoin breaks $3,000 to reach new all-time high

Bitcoin has reached a record high valuation of $3,000 per coin to complete a rollercoaster week that begin with the long-awaited split of the cryptocurrency.<p>A number of exchanges, including popular destinations Coinbase and Kraken, valued a single bitcoin at over $3,000, an all-time high that is up …

Photos: Life inside of China’s massive and remote bitcoin mines

Taking advantage of the cheap and plentiful hydroelectric power that an army of computers require, bitcoin mining is spreading in remote parts of China’s Sichuan province. In dark and isolated warehouses, bitcoin mining machines hum along solving equations to produce the highly valued …

Bitcoin Mining

A Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart

If you want to set up a connected home, you’ve got two options. You can buy a bunch of smart gadgets that may or may not communicate with other smart …

Machine Learning

5th Grader Uses Teddy Bear to Hack Cybersecurity Conference

Reuben Paul used a common toy to show how the Internet of Things can be easily manipulated and weaponized to spy on or otherwise harm the public.<p>An …

Cybersecurity

Clint, Christ and crocodile capitalism: the satirical collages of Ion Barladeanu

The homeless Romanian artist creates punchy mash-ups of pop culture and political comment

Satire

Google and Levi’s Project Jacquard jacket has restored my faith in wearables

Technology you wear on your sleeve — literally<p>Wearable technology once promised to take us away from our phones and to improve our lives in subtle but powerful ways. The reality, however, has been a bit less exciting. More often than not, devices have been hampered by clunky design and bad taste, …

Wearable Tech

Seven ways to keep the CIA out of your home

The "Vault 7" documents published by WikiLeaks show us how the "Internet of Things" (IoT) has great potential, yet is also susceptible to remote …

Search Earth with AI eyes via powerful satellite image tool

Our aim is to use this data to model complex planetary systems, and this is just the first step.<p>Mark Johnson, Descartes Lab CEO

EXCLUSIV În locul timbrului de mediu, Guvernul pregătește o taxă auto de intrare în orașe, cu stickere colorate

<b>Guvernul pregătește pentru proprietarii de mașini, în locul timbrului de mediu, introducerea unei taxe de poluare sub formă de vignetă, diferențiată</b> …

One of Uber’s top self-driving engineers, Raffi Krikorian, is stepping down

Krikorian joined Uber after more than five years at Twitter to head up the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters.<p>Uber is losing yet another top engineer from its self-driving arm in the aftermath of its acquisition of self-driving trucking startup Otto.<p>Raffi Krikorian, the senior director of …

Romania, Bulgarians are jealous | Bulgaria

When I recently interviewed a British former Member of the European Parliament over coffee in London, he kept referring to me as Romanian. I kept correcting him, so he eventually quipped in desperation: "Gosh, I am awfully sorry - but you see, I never hear about political activists from Bulgaria, …

Dear @Jack: It’s time to suspend Donald Trump from Twitter

Trump needs to be held responsible and accountable  — both for his own tweets and for the behavior of the followers he incites.<p><i>A version of this open letter was published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p>Dear Jack,<p>We’ve believed in your vision of Twitter for years. Laura joined Twitter as an employee in 2009, and Ellen …

An Illustrated Look Inside Carnegie Deli’s Final Night

For the first 30 years of its existence, Carnegie Deli was one of many purveyors of pastrami and corned beef on that stretch of Broadway, imitating …

Sandwiches

'Mysterious power over humanity': How cats affect health

When a stray cat wandered onto the tracks of a midtown 7 train in New York City last month, the MTA halted the entire subway line until the animal was out of harm's way. At the same time, the U.S. government euthanizes millions of stray cats each year.<p>They're a disaster for the environment: One …

The eternal mystique of Goldman Sachs

<i>Goldman Sachs.</i> The name feels like the bob of a yacht in Biarritz and tastes like the marbling of a Wagyu steak. It sounds like money being moved, invested, tripled, then moved again to avoid taxes and bubbles and crashes. Its headquarters on Lower Manhattan’s West Street smells like wealth, from …

With Apple now selling used iPhones, the new phone market may have peaked

Today, buying a smartphone is a lot like buying a car.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Last week, Apple started selling refurbished iPhones in the U.S. through Apple.com. Of …

Facebook has finally made its move against one of Amazon's biggest properties

Say what you will about people watching other people play video games live. The numbers don't lie.<p>Twitch is available on every game console to either watch games played or to broadcast your own. It's available on phones, tablets, computers, and set-top boxes like the Apple TV. It's the standard …

Social Media

Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 07.21.16.<p>Time of Publication: 9:01 am. 9:01 am<p>When Edward Snowden met with …

Povestea unui șosetar contemporan și a produselor sale colorate - Madam Mitza

Bogdan Voiculescu nu tia c va ajunge osetar. S-a preg tit pentru o carier n arte - a trecut prin liceu de profil, a fost i la facultate, iar apoi a …

Panda Champagne

Designed by Dizen | Country: Argentina<p><i>“Provide brief rationale behind the work being submitted: Vigneron S.A. came to the studio with the requirement</i> …

Sparkling Wine

Dell: The going rate for a hacker to break into a Gmail account is $130

Dell says this information was gathered by two intelligence analysts from the company's CISO INTEL Team, who tracked hackers on a number of underground hacker forums and marketplaces scattered across the globe.<p>The report focuses on markets in the Russian underground as well as English-based …

Social Security

Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience

The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.<p>One of the most intriguing …

26-year-old hacker gets $3M for self-driving car startup

A 26-year-old hacker just banked millions to take on Elon Musk.<p>George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, an autonomous driving startup that's roughly six months old. On Monday, top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced a $3.1 million investment in the company.<p>Comma.ai is working on a kit that will …

Artificial Intelligence

U.K. Parliament Will Debate Banning Donald Trump From the Country

The United Kingdom Parliament will debate banning GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump from the country later this month.<p>Ministers will consider …

Hackers are waging 'asymmetric warfare' against big companies

Grace Cassy, cofounder of CyLon, told Business Insider UK: "There are increasing numbers of quite sophisticated hacking groups and individuals who realise they have can have a disproportionate impact.<p>"It's a classic asymmetric warfare — you've got a large body that's got to somehow got to protect …

Cybersecurity

'Telemedicine' has arrived and future doctor's appointments may be online

Instead of waiting a few days to get an appointment with her doctor to confirm her diagnosis, Thompson called Teladoc, a telemedicine service offered by her employer. Within 10 minutes she had a doctor on the line, and by the end of the day she had a prescription for the infection.<p>She's used the …

Digital Health